CANCELED: 2020 Tire Rack SCCA Time Trials National Tour at Nelson Ledges Powered by Hagerty

August 07, 2020 - 05:00 PM EDT to August 09, 2020 - 05:00 PM EDT
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By now, you are well aware that complications from the COVID-19 virus are impacting motorsports events across the country, and that includes the SCCA Time Trials National Tour at Nelson Ledges. Due to limited staff bandwidth, we have elected to drop this event from the 2020 schedule. There is a chance that the local Region(s) may pick up this date and include Time Trials in the schedule, so watch for an announcement about that in the future. 

As you know, things are moving quickly with the current coronavirus outbreak. For the most up-to-date information on SCCA’s response to coronavirus, please watch for official announcements posted on scca.com.

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 1.8-Mile Nelson Ledges 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...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.

Driver Entry Fee: $275.00 (Members)
Driver Entry Fee: $290.00 (Non-Members)

* 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 Westhold compatible transponder, you will need to add a rental transponder. Entries within seven days of the event may not be guaranteed a rental transponder.

Official/Volunteer Application:

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EVENT DETAILS

Event Lead John Hunter
Competition Director TBA
Driver Coaches TBA

A. GENERAL RULES: This event is governed by the 2021 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 or as required in the specific track 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.

There have been revised CDC guidelines surrounding COVID-19 released May 13, 2021, we have revised the SCCA COVID-19 Event Protocol for participants, event support, staff and drivers as follows for all National-led events.

You can read more here: https://www.scca.com/pages/covid-19-event-guidelines

We recommend this course of action for Regions as appropriate, and as local guidelines allow.

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 vehicle/identification 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.

 

PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL RACE COMPLEX INFORMATION AND RULES

A. Pittsburgh International Race Complex is a multi-venue shared facility. All participants are subject to the Pittsburgh International Race Complex Track Rules and Regulations. Copies of the current Track Rules are available at pittrace.com and are posted at the track.

B. Pittsburgh International Race Complex reserves the right to summarily remove anyone from the property who is found using controlled substances or is under the influence of alcohol, or for any other reasons they may deem necessary.

C. GARAGES: A limited number of enclosed garages are available for rent from the track on a first come basis. Contact the track at 724-535-1000 to make arrangements.

D. ELECTRICAL & PARKING: Some electrical hookups are available from the track.

1. These hookups are available on a first come basis.

2. Contact the track to reserve a hookup.

3. Do not park parallel to the main paddock roads.

4. All parking is pull in or back in only.

E. WATER, COMPRESSED AIR, AND RACING FUEL are the responsibility of Pittsburgh International Race Complex and are planned to be available at the track. Go to https://www.pittrace.com/visit for more information.

F. PADDOCK SPEED LIMIT is 5 MPH.

G. MOTORIZED EQUIPMENT OR VEHICLES

1.  Operation of ATVs, pit carts, or other motorized equipment or vehicles must be operated by persons holding a valid driver’s license.

2. All pit carts, scooters, ATVs, golf carts, etc. must have their car number and class marked on the vehicle for easy identification as to which car it belongs to in case it has to be moved.

H. TIRE SERVICE: Royale Race Tires will be on hand at Pittsburgh International Race Complex to provide tire sales and service for the 2021 Steel Cities End of Summer Showcase Festival.

1. Royale Race Tires is a Hoosier, GoodYear, Toyo, Pirelli, Hankook direct dealer, as well as other performance tire brands.

2. Please contact Royale Race Tires directly or fill out the ‘Pre Order Form’ to reserve and ensure your tires are on the trailer (preorders close 2 weeks prior to event).

3. orders@royaleracetires.com   /   484-393-2402   /   www.royaleracetires.com 

I. AT TRACK CAMPING Camping is permitted. Contact the track at 724-535-1000 to make arrangements.

1. There may be a fee charged by PIRC.

2. SCCA volunteer workers will not be charged a fee.

3. There are no water or sewer hookups available.

4. The bathrooms in the Event Center and the lower garages have shower facilities.

J. UNMUFFLED OR LOUD ENGINES are prohibited between 8 pm and 7 am.

K. UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE (UAV) or drone operation is strictly prohibited.

L. DAMAGE/REPAIR, EQUIPMENT USE

1. If Steel Cities Region receives a bill for facility damage and repair, or equipment used or expended, or other services related to a competitor, and not covered by SCCA insurance, the competitor, or competitors, responsible will be billed by the region for the damages.

2. Failure to pay the bill may result in refusal of entry into future events.

For the weekend of the event, Time Trial drivers will be sharing the facility with multiple other events including a Road Race, Autocross, Drivers School and Road Rally. To help with traffic flow and event management, we ask that entrants only park in the areas assigned to their particular event as shown below. 

Time Trials Competitors not renting a garage or powered space are limited to the following spaces and restrictions:

    • Areas 4A and 4B are reserved for TTNT.
    • Areas 5A and 5B are shared paddock area with the drivers school entries.
    • Please do not park in any other areas. 
    • To set up a compound, all participants must be present. Please do not save space for competitors arriving later.

    2021 Tire Rack SCCA Time Trials National Tour at PittRace Powered by Hagerty

    August 27-29, 2021

    Event Schedule


    Friday August 27

    7:00 AM Gates Open (Reminder - park only in designated TT area)
    5:00 PM Registration/Tech Opens
    9:00 PM Registration/Tech Closes

    Saturday August 28

    7:00 AM Registration/Tech Opens
    8:00 AM Time Trials Drivers Meeting/TT Tech By Appointment Only
    8:30 AM Time Trials Novice Pace Laps - South Track
    8:50 AM Time Trials Group 1 - Practice 1 - South Track
    9:05 AM Time Trials Group 2 - Practice 1 - South Track
    9:20 AM Time Trials Group 3 - Practice 1 - South Track
    9:35 AM Time Trials Group 4 - Practice 1 - South Track
    9:50 AM Time Trials Group 5 - Practice 1 - South Track
    10:05 AM Time Trials Group 6 - Practice 1 - South Track
    10:20 AM 10-Minute Flex time
    10:30 AM Time Trials Group 1 - Time Attack 1: Session 1 - South Track
    10:45 AM Time Trials Group 2 - Time Attack 1: Session 1 - South Track
    11:00 AM Time Trials Group 3 - Time Attack 1: Session 1 - South Track
    11:15 AM Time Trials Group 4 - Time Attack 1: Session 1 - South Track
    11:30 AM Time Trials Group 5 - Time Attack 1: Session 1 - South Track
    11:45 AM Time Trials Group 6 - Time Attack 1: Session 1 - South Track
    12:00 PM LUNCH BREAK
    1:00 PM Time Trials Group 1 - Time Attack 1: Session 2 - South Track
    1:15 PM Time Trials Group 2 - Time Attack 1: Session 2 - South Track
    1:30 PM Time Trials Group 3 - Time Attack 1: Session 2 - South Track
    1:45 PM Time Trials Group 4 - Time Attack 1: Session 2 - South Track
    2:00 PM Time Trials Group 5 - Time Attack 1: Session 2 - South Track
    2:15 PM Time Trials Group 6 - Time Attack 1: Session 2 - South Track
    2:30 PM Time Trials Break for TrackSprint Setup on North Course
    3:00 PM TrackSprint Info meeting
    3:30 PM TrackSprint Groups 1-3, Run Consecutively -  North Course
    5:30 PM Time Trials Full Course Group 1 - Practice - Full Course
    5:50 PM Time Trials Full Course Group 2 - Practice - Full Course
    6:10 PM Time Trials Full Course Group 3 - Practice - Full Course
    6:30 PM Hagerty Party/Dinner
       

    Sunday August 29

    8:30 AM Road Racing Groups
    9:10 AM Time Trials Full Course Group 1 - Time Attack Session 1 - Full Course
    9:30 AM Road Racing Groups
    10:10 AM Time Trials Full Course Group 2 - Time Attack Session 1 - Full Course
    10:30 AM Road Racing Groups
    11:20 AM Time Trials Full Course Group 3 - Time Attack Session 1 - Full Course
    11:50 AM Lunch Break
    12:50 PM 10-Lap Road Race
    1:20 PM Time Trials Full Course Group 1 - Time Attack Session 2 - Full Course
    1:40 PM 10-Lap Road Race
    2:10 PM 10-Lap Road Race
    2:40 PM Time Trials Full Course Group 2 - Time Attack Session 2 - Full Course
    3:00 PM 10-Lap Road Race
    3:30 PM 10-Lap Road Race
    4:00 PM Time Trials Full Course Group 3 - Time Attack Session 2 - Full Course
    4:20 PM 10-Lap Road Race
    4:45 PM KONI Podium Celebration

    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!

    • SCCA members can get a free baseplate with purchase

    Apex sells for only $549!

    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
    jhunter@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 requested before the event. All withdrawals must be made in writing to jhunter@scca.com.

     

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