SCCA changes in rules for Time Trial Program – FASTRACK News

The November FasTrack has announced some significant changes to Time Trials.  These changes are quite beneficial to the SEDIV TT program.




The following changes to the Roll Bar requirements have been approved by the BOD.  This change corrects an inadvertent error made in the 2104 TTR.

Motion: Patullo/Zekert – Approve TTAC roll bar changes as shown below. PASSED Unanimous

Under TIME TRIAL RULES, Track Trials & Hill Climb, Driver Information, Page 3 Roll Bar Specifications change: All roll bars must be braced in a manner to prevent movement in a fore-and-aft direction with the brace attached within the top one-third of the roll hoop.  It is strongly recommended that two such braces be used, parallel to the sides of the car, and placed at the outer extremities of the roll bar hoop.  Such braces should extend to the rear whenever possible.  It is required that roll bars include a transverse diagonal brace from the bottom of the hoop on one side to the top of the hoop on the other side.  Diagonal lateral bracing of equal dimension tubing must be installed to prevent lateral distortion of the hoop.  In most cases, a lateral brace from the bottom corner of the hoop on the side to the top corner of the hoop on the other side is sufficient.  Although installing the diagonal lateral brace in the main hoop is the strongest (and hence most preferable) alternative, there may be instances where such an installation is not practical.  In such situations, the installation of the diagonal brace running from the bottom of the fore/aft brace on one side to the top corner of the hoop on the other side is acceptable.



Motion: McCarthy/Hill – Approve TTAC reorganization as presented in briefing book. PASSED Unanimous.



Director of Experiential Programs

The Director of Experiential Programs oversees both the Experiential Program and the Time Trial program, supports their goals and initiatives, and serves as their advocate to the Board of Directors.  Responsibilities of this position include the oversight of all Time Trial and Experiential program proceedings and the intervention into any item believed to produce a negative consequence within another program.

Time Trial programs are defined as any PDX, Club Trials, Track Trials, or Hill Climb event operating under Time Trials rules and which is sanctioned via submission by a region of the SCCA.

Experiential Programs are defined as any event which is sanctioned via submission by the experiential group.


National TT Committee (NTTC)

The NTTC shall consist of a total of 3-4 SCCA members selected by the Director of Experiential Programs who operate with a strategic view of the time trial program.  Responsibilities include the promotion, marketing and growth for the TT programs and the implementation of proposed rule changes for all levels of time trial events.

All proposed rule language is to be developed and approved by the DTTC before submission to the Director of Experiential Programs.  Prior to a rule being implemented and published, approvals must be obtained from the Board of Directors.

Additionally, NTTC members are tasked to explore the development of a National Time Trial Competition Program.  The exploration process should address the formation of a national rules package (kept separate from divisional TT rules), the web presence, and the marketing required for implementation.  If and when a national program is accepted, this committee would oversee the implementation of the program.


Divisional TT Committee (DTTC)

The DTTC consists of the Divisional Time Trial Managers.  Each Division participating in Time Trials will have a DTTC representative selected by the Division who is responsible for the operation of all Time Trial events sanctioned by any region within their division.  Responsibilities include oversight of all regional and divisional Time Trial events, sanction approval, driver and worker licensing, and communications with the NTTC as necessary.  The DTTC initiates language and forwards all requests for desired rule or policy developments to the National Time Trial Committee and coordinates TT operations.  The DTTC is authorized to form additional subcommittees that operate for a finite period of time and that address a specific concern.

The responsibility of the DTTC is to develop the language for all rule changes and policy developments and to insure consensus of the finalized product from a majority of the divisional managers before forwarding to the National Time Trial Committee for implementation.


Experiential Programs Committee (EPC)

Members of this committee are responsible for the overall operation of all Experiential Programs operating at the National, Regional and Divisional level.  Responsibility includes collecting and distributing resources needed for but not limited to event operations, marketing, web presence, best practices and safety procedures.  Proposed rule changes are to be developed from requests made by the Regional Experiential Managers.  After acceptance by all Regional Experiential Managers and cleared by Director of Experiential Programs, finalized rule changes need approval from the Board of Directors before publication.


Regional Experiential Managers

Oversee all regional and divisional Experiential events operating within their area and for the distribution of resources generated by the Experiential Programs Committee.  Initiate and forward any requests for desired rule or policy developments and needed resources to the Experiential Programs Committee.