Registration OPEN for Road Atlanta Time Trial / PDX!

 

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MAY 17 & 18 – SEDIV Time Trial Championship Event 

This is a GREAT time to help someone else get started in Time Trials! INVITE A FRIEND!

Remember :

1. We DO accept licenses from other racing organizations.

2. We DO allow drivers to run on Novice Licenses for most Level 3 events (See Supps for each individual event).

3. We DO have 12 complete sets of Nomex gear from the SECOND GEAR PROGRAM you can borrow at no charge for SCCA events. Everything you need but a helmet (balaclava, socks, 3 layer suit or single layer with nomex underwear, gloves, arm restraints, some shoes).

Sign up and help someone else get started at THIS event! See you at Road Atlanta!

 REGISTER HERE!    http://www.motorsportreg.com/events/2014-may-secs-ecr-tt-pdx-road-atlanta-scca-club-racing-847063?fb_action_ids=757057364338991&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_ref=.U1-6d_4bzRQ.like&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582#.U1-614FdVLV

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Racing in the SPRING in Alabama! 2014 TGPR Time Trial

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Beautiful weather and a great event conducted by the SCCA Tennessee Valley Region and Alabama Region! Thanks to staff and workers who made the race weekend possible!  We had many new cars out including the Beacham’s Ariel Atom, many students getting their full SCCA Time Trial license through the TGPR School classroom sessions and many guys we haven’t seen in a while ; guys like Ken Owen’s in his yellow TR6 and  Ron Richey in his freshly rebuilt Karmann Ghia.  Also, congrats to our group of PDX drivers and their volunteer instructors… well done.  One of our drivers was visiting from Seattle… we are told Eeshan Kumar  may give up skydiving and move to the Carolinas for a more enjoyable adrenalin rush with SCCA! Johnny Valencia and Scott Sipler drove 4 hours down just to get to run the sessions on Sunday and BOTH said the trip was worth it. 

Great fellowship and racing at track side and dinners in town! We are all looking forward to coming back to TGPR this fall. A few interesting notes from the weekend : 

BSP – Scott Sipler set new track record.  Rod Hardiman also beat old track record and set PB  (PERSONAL BEST)

CSP – Bryon Evans David Carroll and Tim Olsen set PB 

F500 – Steven Bugg set PB

FV – Mark Rothermel set PB and missed track record  by 0.050 

ITA – Richard Pannell set track record 

SRF – Bruce Funderburg set Track Record

SPU – Jack Beachem set Track Record

SU – Leon Drake and SooZee Merrill set PB

 

We also wish Jack Beacham continued success as he campaigns his Ariel Atom at the One Lap of America! We will be pulling for you. The way you drove this weekend, the hardest part about winning One Lap will be the drives from track to track. Go get ’em!

Thanks to all who came, helped, instructed and ran. We look forward to seeing you all at Road Atlanta May 17-18 for the next event in the 2014 SCCA Time Trial Championship Series! 

Times can be found HERE

 

The 2014 SEDIV Time Trial Season begins NOW!

Drivers! Get ready! The 2014 Time Trial season is here! 

Central Carolina Region kicks off the year with it’s 6th Chasing the Dragon Hillclimb March 22-23 and the Tennessee Valley / Alabama Regions follow with their Annual Time Trial, TT School and PDX on April 12 – 13.

 

3458_10151268542868140_1857492519_nDragon Hillclimb is held in Robbinsville, NC on a 2.2 mile  uphill road in the Joyce Kilmer Memorial section of the beautiful  Nantahala Forests.  Drivers are allowed to run prepared cars on a novice license as long as they attend a classroom session and work with a mentor Saturday morning before taking their runs. Registration is open!

 More information at www.dragonhillclimb.com    SUPPLEMENTARY RULES – CLICK HERE

    REGISTRATION HERE

 

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Talledega Gran Prix Raceway Track Trial, TT  School and PDX is held in Munford, AL. The TVR and Alabama Regions work together conduct a PDX and a Time Trial event on the 1.41 mile course. The novice school has classroom and one on one instruction that may result in a Novice Time Trial driver being signed off  by the Chief Steward  for a full Time Trial License in one weekend. Great event and track… sign up TODAY!

More information at    TGPR TT EVENT       SUPPLEMENTARY RULES – CLICK HERE

   REGISTRATION HERE

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We look forward to a GREAT season with you! Register for these events and get started on your  2014 Class Southeast Division Championship!

We look forward to seeing an even larger group receiving their trophies and Championships jackets at the SEDIV annual Meetings!

Congrats to 2013 SEDIV Class Champions

The following drivers will receive trophies for the 2013 season at St. Simon’s Island SEDIV Banquet January 18!

We will also be awarding the Shafer Award, the Wurzbach award and the Time Trial Hall of Fame Award.

Congrats to all who participated and we look forward to another great year! 

Scott Sipler  BSP Champion 

1

CCR-61

Shane Findlan BSP

2

CCR-61

Paul Crouch CF Champion

1

CFR-83

TJ  Theodore CSP Champion

1

CCR-61

Don Squirek CSP

2

ATL-3

Michael Tablas CSP

3

CCR-61

Dustin Webb DSP Champion

1

CCR-61

Robert McManus ESP Champion

1

CCR-61

Clint McMahan F600 Champion

1

MGA-91

Steve Conrad FF Champion

1

TVR-93

John Prater FP Champion

1

TVR-93

Jason Hawkins FS Champion

1

ATL-3

Mark Rothermel FV Champion

1

TVR-93

Bill F. Coffey GT1 Champion

1

FLA-11

Tom Turner GT2 Champion

1

TVR-93

Bill Coffey GT2

2

BUC-34

John Waight ITA Champion

1

ALA-1

Ryan Sharp ITB Champion

1

CCR-61

Andy Tow ITR Champion

1

ALA-1

Paul Ballance ITS Champion

1

TVR-93

Ted Theodore Specials Champion

1

CCR-61

Mike Breakey SPU Champion

1

CHA-94

Ron Richey SPU 

2

ATL-3

Michael Garoust SSP Champion

1

CFR-83

Scott Budisalich SU Champion

1

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Mike Merrill SU

2

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Susan Merrill SU

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2014 SCCA Southeastern Division Time Trial Schedule Announced!

The SEDIV Regions and the SEDIV Time Trial Committee are proud to announce our event schedule for 2014! We look forward to seeing you at our events!

Happy New Year!

  Date

Region

TT (L3)

PDX (L1)

HC (L4)

TT School

RoadAtlanta Mar 21-23 ATL

X

Dragon V Mar 22-23 CCR

X

TGPR Apr 12-13 TVR/ALA

X

X

X

Daytona Apr 12-13 CFR

X

RoadAtlanta May 17-18 ATL

X

X

Sebring May 31-Jun 1 CFR

X

TBD Jul 13-14 CCR

 

X

Sebring Jul 19-20 CFR

X

Sebring Aug 30-31 CFR

X

Barber Aug 30-31 ALA/TVR

X

 

 

Dragon VI Sep 13-14 CCR

X

TGPR II Oct 11-12 TVR/ALA

X

X

 

ARRC Nov 1-2 ATL

X

Roebling Nov 15-16 BUC

X X

 

NEW TIME TRIAL RULES for 2014

 2014  PDX / CT Driver Rules        

2014 TT/ HC Driver Rules

2014 Time Trial Organizational Rules

FASTRACK has published the SCCA Board of Directors approved 2014 Time Trial Rules with an immediate effectivity.  Although published on the SCCA website as a 2013 revised edition, they will be good for 2014 as well.

The new 2014 Time Trial Rules were developed by the TTAC under a tasking from the SCCA BOD to not only revise the current PDX rule set but to go well beyond that.  The current set of convoluted rice bowls were to be broken by first determining what was essential for safety and then making the new rules simple, easy to understand, and easy to execute.  That SCCA is in competition with numerous other “for profit” organizations who also run HPDEs is a fact.  The TTAC took the opportunity to retool all of the 2013 TTR be itPDX,CT, TT or HC.  Make it simple, keep it safe, make it fun.  Remove the current Barriers to Entry.

What you will see is a radical shift from what was before.  Previously, DX/CT/TT/HC drivers had to wade thru the individual PDX/CT/TT/HC TTR in order to find what might pertain to them.  But could the driver actually find and understand everything he needed to know?  Our experience was it was difficult at best.  Many perspective and current TT drivers got confused and asked for help.  The TTAC questioned every current TTR statement and/or requirement as to its basis and necessity.  In this critical review, the TTAC found many “requirements” in the TTR that were said to have been required by Insurance or some other SCCA dictum.  When researched and questioned, the TTAC found that most of these “myths” had been handed down for generations in the various SOLO I, TTR, and/or GCR versions but that there was no current basis of fact for the assumption that they were the “gospel”.  TTAC worked with the SCCA insurance people and the Underwriter as well as the BOD to determine the true insurance requirements.

The new TTR consists of two basic groups:  Driver Information (i.e., Driver’s Manuals) and Operational Information.  The Driver’s Manuals are meant to provide what the driver needs to know to prepare themselves and their cars for a TT event.  They are solely focused on achieving that and making it simple for the driver.  The TTAC found that PDX (Level 1) and Club Trials (Level 2) were very similar as were Track Trials (Level 3) and Hill Climbs (Level 4) in what they required of the driver.  Thus there is a combined PDX/CT Driver’s Manual and a combined TT/HC Driver’s Manual.  Drivers do not necessarily need to know nor do they want to how a Time Trials event is organized and run.  The Operational Information is one document that covers all TT Levels and is meant to provide the Region organizers with the information they need to know to run a safe TT event.  Driver requirements are not repeated in the Operational Information since the three TTR documents are meant to be complementary.

In the new rules, leeway is designed in such that Regions can insert specific requirements into their Supps as needed.  Similarly, Regions will have more responsibility for determining what is needed for the safe conduct of their event.  Certainly, safety must be everyone’s main concern but it is recognized that individual Regions across the country may have different perspectives.  For instance, some tracks have unique requirements and these can be reflected in the Supps.  Other than sharing common elements (i.e., point-bys), one set of passing rules can not be applicable to every venue.  Thus, passing rules unique to each venue should be put in the Supps.  There are some requirements that are mandatory (the usual “shall” or “must”).  There is also a lot of guidance (the usual “should” or “may”).  The old standard of “If it is not specifically authorized, you cannot do it” has changed.

We hope that as drivers and Regions read the new TTR they will see that the rules are safe, simple, and easier to understand.  The TTAC expects that most drivers/organizers will embrace them while some may not feel comfortable with the new rules.  Some things may need more explanation or new guidance added.  As usual, we solicit constructive criticism and comment.  Every TTAC Representative is available to answer questions as needed.

 

Craig Farr

SEDIV TTAC Representative

SEDIV TT Committee

farrout@knology.net

 

TGPR No Frills Time Trial – Great to be back on that Track!

Thanks to Craig Farr, Mark Rothermel, Spike , Brett, Steve, Paul and many TVR and Alabama Region members who worked to make this event happen!

Congratulations to our PDX particpants  and drivers! Also, a big thanks to all the workers who made the event possible! GREAT JOB BY ALL!

Great weekend of racing and the end to the 2013 SCCA SEDIV Time Trial Championship Series!

Results here :    SATURDAY    SUNDAY

 

 

 

PDX on the Banks of Charlotte Motor Speedway! August 16, 2013

Central Carolinas Region put on a PDX at Charlotte Motor Speedway August 16th for drivers in Intermediate and Advanced groups. The performance driving experience event was held as a part of CCRs Daylight to Dark Road Races . Over 20 drivers participated and enjoyed the infield and banked walls of the super speedway. All signs point to doing this again next year so plan ahead for 2014! Great thanks to all participants and those who worked and staffed the event.

BARBER REGISTRATION IS OPEN! August 31st – Sept. 1st

Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, AL

Registration closes: August 26, 2013 12:00 PM CDT

ALABAMA & TENNESSEE VALLEY REGIONS SCCA Double SARRC and Track Trials

August 31-September 1, 2013 Sanction #: 13-R-2411-S, 13-R-2412-S, 13-TT-2413-S

A Spectator Regional Racing and Time Trial Event on the 2.38 Mile Barber Motorsports Park Road Course located on Route 20 just East of Birmingham, Alabama. 

Make time to visit the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, the premier collection of vintage Motorcycles in the country. www.barbermotorsports.com

Barber Race Track is one of the most challenging and fun tracks to drive in the Southeast. Challenge the elevation changes, blind turns, and speed. We will be doing a combined Double SARRC and Time Trials Level 3 on Labor Day weekend. The Double SARRC will be the last SARRC event available to qualify for the SIC. This will be the first ever SEDIV TT held at Barber and a fantastic opportunity for the SEDIV TT drivers to race on one of the best road courses in the country. Time to set the SEDIV TT Track Records at Barber. Although a Friday practice day will not be held, the TT sessions are scheduled before SARRC qualifying and before the SARRC races on both days. Plenty of opportunity for the SARRC drivers to get extra track time at reduced cost from a normal practice day and without the Friday time off work and extra expenses.  For additional information, contact: TVR: Craig Farr Email: farrout@knology.net or Alabama Region: Vincent Coker Email: vinnyv81@gmail.com

The Track Trial sessions are an excellent opportunity for extra practice time since there is no Friday Practice Day.  Each TT group will have one session before SARRC Qualifying and two sessions between Qualifying and the SARRC Races on Saturday and one session each before qualifying and also before and after the SARRC races on Sunday.

Workers will be reimbursed for expenses at $50 per day and lunches will be offered for each day worked. Come on out and join the fun!

 Full PDF’s for the event supps are located on the Alabama Region website home page

http://www.alscca.net/index.php/labordayrace

Time Trials rules may be found at

http://scca.cdn.racersites.com/prod/assets/2013 Time Trials Rules_4 levels.pdf (see level 3)

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