2019 Tire Rack SCCA Time Trials National Tour at Gingerman Powered by Hagerty
2019 Tire Rack SCCA Time Trials National Tour at Gingerman Powered by Hagerty
The Tire Rack SCCA Time Trials National Tour is an engaging, accessible and inclusive nationwide tour designed to give enthusiasts the chance to push limits on track, to experience cars bound only by budget and imagination and to enjoy off-track social activities featuring food, media, photography and fun. Camping at the track is encouraged, friends and family are welcome and food and drink are available on site.
ON-TRACK, drivers will tackle the 2.14-Mile Gingerman Raceway for two 20-minute practice sessions then vie for the best single lap in two 20-minute TimeAttack Sessions, a furious no-endurance needed point-to-point TrackSprint and then another two 20-minute TimeAttack sessions. The best times from each pair of TimeAttack sessions plus the best TrackSprint run will be combined to determine finishing order and the top three overall and in each class stand on the KONI Podium and take home the trophies.
OFF-TRACK: Those who want to experience the action, excitement and festivities of a Time Trials National Tour are not limited to drivers. Corner Workers, Tech Officials, Timing and Scoring gurus and more are absolutely welcome at the event and at the parties. Helping as a volunteer, worker or officials costs nothing (you even get some goodies) and those interested can register by clicking the link below.
|Event Lead||Jon Krolewicz
|Driver Coaches||John Hunter, Justin Barbry, Kristen Poole|
A. GENERAL RULES: This event is governed by the 2019 SCCA Time Trial Rules (TTR), National Competition Format and National Classing as outlined at timetrials.scca.com plus the rules and procedures found on this page.
B. PASSING & TRACK PROCEDURES: Groups will use the suggested passing rules and procedures for Novice, Intermediate and Advanced Drivers as outlined in the “Rules of The Track” section found at timetrials.scca.com.
C. CLOTHING: Drivers are required to wear the minimum clothing outlined in the SCCA Time Trials Rules for their car and class. Safe apparel must be worn in the pits at all times (shirts and closed toe shoes). Crew members on pit lane must display their event credentials at all times while on pit lane.
D. PACED LAPS: Paced Laps are intended for Novice Drivers and Drivers who have never seen the track. Other drivers may join with permission of their group's driver coach if they join at the back and track density permits.
E. PIT LANE: The speed limit on pit road is 25 mph. No tire scrubbing in the pit lane prior to entering the course.
F. IMPOUND: Drivers will report to impound for post-session debriefs immediately following each session.
G. RESULTS: Live timing will be available during the event at timetrials.scca.com. Provisional and final results will be posted at the Event Center. Additionally, final results will be posted to timetrials.scca.com no later than seven days following the completion of the event.
H. FLAG PROCEDURES: Black Flag Station and other event-specific flagging procedures will be announced at the event.
I. SCALES: Location and Requirements will be available at check-in.
J. EVENT SCHEDULE: Actual session start times may be delayed from the published schedule due to unforeseen circumstances during the event. It is the driver’s responsibility to listen to the PA system and pay attention to activity on track. The schedule or run groups may only be changed (or start times advanced) at the discretion of the Competition Director, with concurrence by the Event Lead, depending on pre-race entry counts or as needed to accommodate situations during the event.
K. COMMUNICATIONS: Radio frequencies used by event officials may be monitored but shall not be used for communication by any participant.
A. DRIVER ELIGIBILITY: The event is open to all drivers with a valid state driver's license and a full or weekend membership to the SCCA. If you don't have a membership you can join or include the weekend membership when you register.
B. TIME TRIALS LICENSES: It will help if you have one, but it's OK if you don't. Event officials will work with you to make sure you get one fitting your experience level at the event. (No charge.)
C. MEDICAL: Please notify the Officials of any pertinent medical condition(s). Any participants involved in an accident in which there is significant damage or any injury, or at a race official’s discretion, MUST present themselves or be transported to the track medical facility for evaluation. Off-site medical transportation fees may apply.
D. MINOR DRIVERS: Drivers 16- and 17-years-old, with a state-issued driver's license can compete, but there is some extra paperwork. Please contact Officials before the event and get approval from the Event Lead.
A. VEHICLE ELIGIBILITY: Competition is open to all vehicles conforming to the National Time Trials Classes.
B. DECALS: All cars must have Tire Rack SCCA Time Trials National Tour decals and any required partner decals visibly placed on each side of the vehicle and a Tire Rack windshield banner at the top of the front windshield. Decals will be provided free of charge and may be obtained at registration and/or tech. A diagram of sticker placement for Time Trials National Tour events can be found here: Time Trials National Tour Decal Placement. A diagram of sticker placement for Time Trials Nationals can be found here: Time Trials Nationals Decal Placement.
C. TECHNICAL INSPECTION: All vehicles must be presented at tech to turn in tech forms and pass the event safety inspection (Tech) if required prior to any on-course participation. Tech may also check event sponsor decal requirements and verify compliance of Vehicle Identification. Competitors are cautioned that color combinations such as red/black, red/blue, and white/silver do not have adequate contrast.
D. TIMING & SCORING: All cars are required to use fully operational MyLaps/AMB TranX260 or X2 transponders. The driver is responsible for providing correct information to Timing & Scoring. Non-functioning transponders will likely result in the loss of times.
E. RENTAL TRANSPONDERS: Rental transponders are available through registration.
A. PADDOCK: The paddock opens at 5:00 pm on Friday.
1. All parking is first come first served with the exception of 14 spots with electric hookup (for a fee) and those needed by race officials and vendors. Contact track management at email@example.com to reserve spots with electric hookups.
2. All competitors parked in the main paddock must use “pull-in” parking.
3. Competition vehicles may be parked on the asphalt extension of the inner-loop of the main paddock as long as a two-way traffic pattern is retained.
4. No parking is allowed on the asphalt in the grid area located north of the main paddock and south of the bathrooms.
5. The maximum speed limit in all areas except the racecourse is 10 MPH.
6. The track will close at 8:00 PM of Sunday. Arrangements must be made with track management if items are to be left until a later date.
7. ATV's, bicycles, motor scooters/cycles are permitted in the paddock provided they are used in a safe manner and operated ONLY by licensed drivers.
8. Skateboards, skates, rollerblades, micro/mini racers and go-peds, hoverboards, and drones are NOT permitted.
9. Absolutely NO bedding new brakes or testing of cars on infield roadways will be permitted. Violations will result in immediate ejection from the premises. This penalty will be enacted for all offenses, with zero tolerance.
B. CAMPING: Camping is allowed in the paddock on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. There may be a $10.00 per person per night fee; children under 12 are free.
C. PETS: Pets must be on leashes at all times and owners are responsible for any associated clean up. No pets allowed in the Park area around the pond and the pavilion.
D. WATER/ELECTRICITY: Water and electricity are available in limited areas of the paddock. Fuel will be available at the track as well as air and water.
E. VENDING: Sale of products and services on track property is strictly prohibited without track management approval.
F. WASTE/TRASH: The track property must be left clean. Waste oil must be put in the red barrels provided. No tires should be left on track property.
G. QUIET HOURS: Race engines shall not be started or run between the hours of 6:30 PM and 7:00 AM each day and between 11:00 AM and noon on Sunday.
H. EMERGENCY CALLS: GingerMan has an emergency number at the track (269) 253-4445.
I. ALCOHOL: Consumption of alcohol will not be allowed on track property prior to the final checkered flag of the day.
2019 Tire Rack SCCA Time Trials National Tour at Gingerman Raceway Presented by Hagerty
July 26-28, 2019
S4, S5, S6, T5
S1, S2, S3, T2, T3, T4, P4
ALL OTHER CLASSES
Friday, July 26
Saturday, July 27
||Worker Meeting (Location TBA)
|8:00AM||Driver's Meeting (Location TBA)
|8:55AM||Advanced - Red - Practice Session 1|
|Novice - Green - Classroom (Location TBA)
|9:20AM||Intermediate A - Orange - Practice Session 1|
|9:45AM||Intermediate B - Blue - Practice Session 1|
|10:10AM||Novice - Green - Practice Session 1|
|10:35AM||10-Minute Flex Time|
|10:45AM||Advanced - Red - Practice Session 2|
|11:10AM||Intermediate A - Orange - Practice Session 2|
|11:35AM||Intermediate B - Blue - Practice Session 2|
|12:00PM||Novice - Green - Practice Session 2|
|12:25PM||Lunch/Check-In and Tech Close|
|1:25PM||Advanced - Red - Time Attack 1: Session 1|
|1:50PM||Intermediate A - Orange - Time Attack 1: Session 1
|2:15PM||Intermediate B - Blue - Time Attack 1: Session 1
|2:40PM||Novice - Green - Time Attack 1: Session 1
||10-Minute Flex Time|
|3:15PM||Advanced - Red - Time Attack 1: Session 2|
||Intermediate A - Orange - Time Attack 1: Session 2
||Intermediate B - Blue - Time Attack 1: Session 2
||Novice - Green - Time Attack 1: Session 2
|5:30PM||Hagerty All-Participant Party|
Sunday, July 28
|8:00AM||TrackSprint Informational Meeting (location TBA)|
TrackSprint Sessions run consecutively.
|LUNCH BREAK -
NO COMPETITION VEHICLE ENGINES MAY BE RUN
|12:10PM||Advanced - Red - Time Attack 2: Session 1|
|12:35PM||Intermediate A - Orange - Time Attack 2: Session 1|
|1:00PM||Intermediate B - Blue - Time Attack 2: Session 1|
|1:25PM||Novice - Green - Time Attack 2: Session 1|
|1:50PM||Advanced - Red - Time Attack 2: Session 2|
|2:15PM||Intermediate A - Orange - Time Attack 2: Session 2|
|2:40PM||Intermediate B - Blue - Time Attack 2: Session 2|
|3:05PM||Novice - Green - Time Attack 2: Session 2|
|3:45PM||KONI PODIUM CELEBRATION|
Schedule is subject to change. Please listen for grid call PA announcements