2019 Tire Rack SCCA Time Trials National Tour at Thompson Speedway presented by Hagerty

July 05, 2019 - 08:00 AM EDT to July 06, 2019 - 05:00 PM EDT
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2019 Tire Rack SCCA Time Trials National Tour at Thompson Speedway presented by Hagerty
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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. 


FAST FACTS

ON-TRACK, drivers will tackle the 1.7-Mile Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park and vie for the best single lap during TimeAttack lapping sessions and combine that with a furious no-endurance needed point-to-point TrackSprint events. The best times from each 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.

Driver Entry Fee: $250.00 - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
* Don't forget: If you're not an SCCA Member you will need to add a Full or Weekend Membership. If you don't have your own AMB or AMB-Compatible transponder, you will need to add a rental transponder.

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.

Worker/Official/Volunteer Registration: $0 - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

EVENT DETAILS

Event Lead Heyward Wagner
Competition Director Kathy Barnes
Driver Coaches Greg Amy, John Hunter

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 17-years-old or younger can compete, but there is some extra paperwork so 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 are required to have required Tire Rack SCCA Time Trials National Tour 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.

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 will 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.

 

To ensure that all guests have a safe and enjoyable visit to TSMP, the following rules and regulations are in effect.

Entry & Admittance

1. All individuals must have the proper credentials for the area(s) they are seeking access to.

2. Children under the age of sixteen (16) must be accompanied by an adult while in the paddocks. For their safety and that of others, children must be kept under adult supervision at all times.

3. Persons under eighteen (18) years of age are not permitted in the hot pits or at corner stations.

4. TSMP allows pets at its events; however all pets must be leashed and cleaned up after. Pets are not permitted in hot pit areas.

5. TSMP shall have the right, at any time, in its sole discretion, to refuse admission to or eject from TSMP or from any facility in TSMP any person for conduct which may be unsafe, discourteous, verbally or physically abusive, influenced by alcohol, drugs, or controlled substances, or may otherwise diminish the safety, health, or enjoyment of others on the premises

Vehicle & Paddock Rules

1. Vehicle parking at TSMP will vary per event and will be directed by either event personnel or by security personnel

2. No vehicles of any kind are permitted on the Race Course, Autocrosses and Skid Pad without the express consent of TSMP. No motor vehicles are permitted on any courses or tracks after the track is closed/cold for the day.

3. The garages will be opened each morning at 7am and closed nightly at 6pm, unless other arrangements are agreed upon.

4. The traffic flow in the paddock is counter clockwise. In other words, when traveling in the garage area the building should stay to the driver’s left. In addition, cords may not run across the travel lane during on track activity. Cords being run while the track is cold must be covered by a yellow jacket cable protector.

5. The bridge entering the paddock only allowed for one way travel. The lights on either side of the bridge allowing ingress and egress to the paddock are on a timer. The lights will change approximately every 90 seconds, and must by obeyed.

6. Race/unmuffled engines may not be started prior to 8:30 am, Monday through Saturday, and 12 noon on Sunday. The starting of race/unmuffled engines prior to these times is expressly forbidden and violators may be subject to immediate removal from EVENT. Unless otherwise indicated, engine noises may not exceed TSMP’s 103 dB limit.

7. Tow hooks are strongly recommended to expedite the towing process. If there are no tow hooks available, the towing crew will hook onto other areas that may cause damage to the vehicle being towed. The tow crew will not be held responsible or liable for said damage.

8. Smoking is not permitted in the hot pits, anywhere that fuel is being dispensed or in any facility building or garage.

9. Alcoholic beverages are permitted in the paddocks and pits fifteen (15) minutes after on-track activity has ceased for the day and until 10:00 pm. TSMP has the right to suspend driving privileges for any driver found to be out of compliance.

10. Standing on pit wall is not permitted. Sitting or leaning on pit wall is also not permitted.

11. During events in the hot areas (corner stations, pit lane, etc.) long pants and closed toe shoes must be worn.

12. To facilitate emergency vehicle access, race and personal vehicles must not be parked on any paddock road or safety access lane during an Event. Any vehicle not in compliance will be towed at User’s expense.

13. Anyone caught driving recklessly will be removed from the property, per management. Anyone placing themselves or others in danger will be removed from the property. Tickets and/or hard card credentials will be confiscated from anyone removed from the property. All Connecticut state laws will be applicable and enforced by the Connecticut State Police. We ask our fans to report anyone not obeying the above conditions by calling 860-923-2280. After hours, please report suspicious behavior to onsite security.

Property Regulations

1. Children under the age of sixteen (16) are not permitted to drive golf carts or operate any other motorized vehicles at TSMP. This applies to all golf carts, whether rented from TSMP or privately owned.

2. The use of non-golf cart personal paddock vehicles (i.e. atv) are allowed in the paddock only. Golf carts may be operated anywhere on the facility. Common sense and care must be exercised and applied to the use of such vehicles. Non register-able personal powered vehicles including skates, skateboards, razor scooters, mini-bikes and similar devices under 125cc are NOT permitted in the paddock. Children are strongly discouraged from riding bicycles during on track activity.

3. All ATVs, Golf Carts, Bicycles and other pit and paddock vehicles must be "Parked at Dark."

4. Firearms and fireworks are prohibited on TSMP property at all times.

5. Fires are allowed only in designated camping areas and must be in containers designed for that purpose. Small home grills, hibachis and small gas grills are permitted in the paddocks, if operated in a safe manner, and for individual cooking.

6. Do not pound stakes or make any holes in any asphalt surface. Do not paint any asphalt surface. Offenders will be held liable for all damages and may be ejected. If you must temporarily jack a vehicle on asphalt, metal or wood must be under the jack/jack stands. Jack stands must be used for anyone to be under a car.

7. Fluid wastes must be placed in approved TSMP disposal containers located at various sites in the paddocks and NEVER on the ground.

8. Fences are not permitted to be climbed. Only those with proper credentials are allowed in front of spectator fences. No standing is permitted on the Armco on either side of the bridge.

9. Entrants found responsible for damage to the track, autocross courses, skid pad, and other facilities, including but not limited to damage to structures, asphalt, Armco, safety barriers, tire walls, shrubbery, and trees may be charged for repairs.

Photography

1. Aerial photography, or the taking of photographs or video by individuals from an elevated position in which the camera is not supported by a ground-based structure, such as remote controlled fixed-wing or multi-rotor Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) drones, balloons, blimps and dirigibles, rockets, kites, parachutes, stand alone telescoping and vehicle mounted poles, either triggered remotely or automatically must be approved by TSMP personal before use on property. Violators in possession and/or operation at any time without permission will be subject to confiscation of their unmanned aircraft, immediate removal from the property, and further prosecution by Law Enforcement.

2. The official track photographers of TSMP are Clarus Studios. Other photographers and media members must request, and be approved, for media credentials ten (10) days prior to the event date. During track rentals and events, authorized photographers have
access to specified areas through approved entry points. Failure to comply may result in loss of privileges. Non commercial photography is allowed at TSMP for public events.

Schedule Coming Soon.

Hagerty On-track Insurance:
You CAN get Hagerty on track insurance for your vehicle for this event. To get information and a quote, go to https://www.hagerty.com/insurance/track-day-insurance

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The APEX Pro unit mounts to your vehicles' dash and pairs to your Apple smartphone. It provides unique real-time feedback and data on how well you are driving compared to the car’s limit. After your session, your data is there ready for you to review on the APEX App. Using data is the best way to improve your lap times and prevent plateaus on your learning curve!

  • Demos and rentals are available at most Time Trials National Tour events
  • SCCA members can get a free baseplate with purchase

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Learn more at ApexTrackCoach.com

The team at Racers360 works to improve the driving experience using drivers’ own on-board videos to coach. You’ve seen sports commentators use replays and on-screen drawing tools to talk through plays, right? Same idea, different application! This is especially helpful when you can send in a lap video from day 1 and get their coaching video back in time to review for your sessions on day 2. That’s why we are thrilled to partner with Racers360 for the Tire Rack SCCA Time Trials National Tour presented by Hagerty and bring nearly instant and in-depth coaching to our participants.

The idea is simple- drivers send in their lap video, a Racers360 coach reviews it, and makes a response video with overlaid footage of them talking you through each part of your lap and where you can improve your approach to shave off valuable seconds. Each coaching video is about 20 minutes and is yours to keep so you can watch it over and over again to get that lap perfect. And these aren’t amateur coaches we’re talking about. These are seasoned professionals who have been there, done that, AND got the trophies! Names like Memo Gidley, Mike Skeen, Peter Krause, and Pippa Mann, just to give you an idea.  Curious how it all comes together? Check out an example of their coaching videos HERE.

Interested in getting some coaching from the Racers360 team? You can purchase sessions when you register for TTNT events.  They have offers and packages tailored for the TTNT crowd:

One Lap Analysis (same day turn around time): $149 - Simply send in video from any device and a coach will breakdown your driving corner by corner with an in-depth coaching session.  We turn your roughly 2 minute lap video into a 15 minute coaching session where coaches focus on driving techniques specific to the experience level you have, the car you drive and the track you are driving on.  Must be purchased a minimum of 5 days ahead of your on track session. 

Data Analysis (same day turn around time) - $199 - Send in data of one session from any data logger system and a coach will review your data and film a data analysis coaching session giving you specific ways you can improve.  Must be purchased a minimum of 5 days ahead of your on track session. 

Personal Coaching Package - $269 - This package includes 2 one lap analysis with same day analysis videos with a 10% discount.  You are guaranteed to have the same coach with both videos! Must be purchased a minimum of 5 days ahead of your on track session. 

Check out all the options and book your session before your event!

A. REGISTRATION: Online Registration is preferred, but drivers without the ability to enter online may request a call-in registration by e-mailing the address below or may request a paper entry form and mail it with their entry fees to the SCCA National Office:

Experiential Programs
6620 SE Dwight Street
Topeka, KS 66619
jkrolewicz@scca.com
1-800-770-2055

Do not mail entries by any method that requires a signature upon delivery.

B. PAYMENTS, WITHDRAWALS & REFUNDS: Credit card payment is required for online registration. Full refund will be given for withdrawals up to 14 days before the event. 50% refund until Monday of event. Cancellations week of event may receive credit. All withdrawals must be made in writing to prince@scca.com.

 


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