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Sacramento Chapter Supplemental Regulations for 2014 

 

 

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Contents

General Event Procedures

Course & DNF Procedures

Run Group Formats

Supplemental KART Procedures

Chapter/Region Specific Classes

Protest Policy

Official Results

Awards/Points

General Event Procedures

Events will be conducted in accordance with the current SCCA Solo II rules. All mandatory sections apply.

Access to the course inner area and outer boundaries during runs is limited to workers for that group, safety stewards, event chair(s), and photographers approved by the event chair(s). Spectators and other photographers must stay within the spectator boundaries at the start/finish lines and trailer area. A spectator is defined as any participant not directly involved with that run group. Photographers must have a "spotter" in their presence at all times while beyond the spectator boundaries.

The event chair(s) may adjust the run schedule and/or number of runs during the event.

At the discretion of the event chair(s), a drivers and/or “new drivers” meeting will be held prior to start of an event.

A valid Driver's License is required to be presented at time of registration.

Passengers: Any competitor may ride as a passenger at any time without penalty. Passengers must be at least 12 years of age.

Wristbands are evidence that a participant has signed the waiver and must be worn on the wrist at all times while attending the event. Different color wristbands will be established for competitors and non-competitors. Competitors without the proper wristband will not be allowed to run.

Safety Disqualification: A competitor observed committing unsafe actions is subject to disqualification and could be disqualified and asked to leave the event.

Course & DNF Procedures

 Course design:  The course design will be in compliance to the published SCCA Solo II Rules.  Exceptions to this are at the discretion of Event Chair(s) as deemed necessary to meet the unique challenges of the site and will need to be approved by the Safety Stewart of record for the event.

The course will be lined with gypsum or appropriate substance.

Course Specific Guidelines:

i.      Entrance/Exits to Slaloms will have gates

ii.     Courses will be lined on the outside of the cones

iii.    Key apex cones will be identified with pointer cones

iv.    Every effort will be made to minimize the chance of a competitor getting lost on course.

Effort will be made in the design of the start of the course to eliminate or minimize the need for a 'drag race' start and thus decreasing the likelihood of vehicle failure.  Where this is in question, the final decision will made by the Event Chair(s).

Pylons exceeding 18 inches in height may not be used as slalom and/or apex cones.

The entry and exit lanes are part of the course for scoring and DNF purposes.

If there is no practice lap, all pylons are subject to penalty. Pylon penalties are 1 second.

On courses that have multiple laps or overlapping course elements (loops. cross-overs etc), a driver may only stop for a down or displaced pylon on the first passage through that portion of the course.  Stopping for a down or displaced pylon on subsequent pass(s) through that part of the course will not allow the competitor to be eligible for a re-run.

A competitor hitting or disrupting the Timing lights (either the start or the finish) will be scored as a DNF.

Run Group Formats

In the first run group, the first car on the grid will run last (inverted grid).  The exception to this will be Karts. See the Kart Section for details.

There shall be a maximum of four drivers per car per run group.

For cars with more than 2 drivers, an additional separate grid line will be created for these cars.  Every effort will be made to give these cars priority for entry into the normal flow of the grid to ensure that these cars finish along with the rest of the Run Group.

In cars with multiple drivers, the number distinction must be clearly visible. Scoring errors resulting from multiple driver/number errors are the fault of the contestants and must be protested to the event chairman by the established procedures.

Number of runs will typically be 4. Number of runs is subject to modification by the event chair(s).

Filling out entry/score cards: Cards must be filled out completely, including car class designation (base, Ladies, PAX, ST). If a woman decides to run in the Ladies class, she must put "L" with the base class, e.g., "CSPL". An "L" after the number is insufficient information.

Failure to Work: All entrants will share the workload. An entrant failing to complete his or her work assignment will be scored as "DNW" (Did Not Work). The published results will reflect a DNW finishing position for the entrant and no points will be awarded for the event.  Any entrant wishing to work a group other than his/her assigned group must make prior arrangements with the event chairman.

In the event of a mechanical failure, time will be provided to perform repairs. The length of time will be at the discretion of the Event Chair(s). If the time to repair exceeds 10 minutes, it is the competitors responsibility to contact the Event Chairman and inform him/her of the situation.

In order to receive class points towards series awards, all entrants must run in their assigned run group.  To aid in the preparation of accurate results, it is the responsibility of entrants not running in their assigned run group to include "WRG" (Wrong Run Group) on the top margin of their card.  During an event, when timing and scoring notes that an entrant is running in the wrong run group, timing and scoring may add "WRG" to the top margin of that entrant's entry card.  WRG entrants will be scored in the results as "WRG" and will receive zero class points and one PAX point for the event.

Note: In the past, some clubs have allowed competitors to run out of group due to personal conflicts, mechanical problems, etc . It was also sometimes the practice that if all class competitors present at the event granted approval of this the event chair(s) would allow the competitor to run out of group and still have his or her results count.  Due to the nature of the PAX championship the results in a particular class now impact all classes and exceptions to having points count when running in the wrong run group will not be granted.

Fun Runs: Time permitting the event chair(s) may allow fun runs. Fun runs are only for drivers and vehicles which have competed. No other persons or vehicles are allowed on fun runs. Drivers are not allowed to drive the course prior to their own run group. Drivers who violate this rule will have their results voided. Drivers may ride as a passenger prior to their schedule run group.

Supplemental Kart Procedures

Karts will not be intermixed on course with any other vehicle.

While Karts are running, vehicles other than Karts will remain stopped, there will be no movement of these vehicles in the grid area or course entry/exit lanes.

Running Order within Run Group

i. When running in the 1st Run Group, Karts will run after the cars

ii. For all other Run Groups, Karts will run before the cars

Chapter/Region Specific Classes

Classes exist and are supported that are not recognized at the National Level

Current Regional Classes that exist are BP and OSP. These classes must adhere to published regional rules or the last valid National Rule Book printed during the last year of National competition for that class.

Since there is no National PAX established for these classes, it is up to the chapter/region to establish a factor for each regional class. These PAX factors will be posted on the Chapter Website.

Classes can be changed at the discretion of board as long as changes are posted prior to the start of the season.

Classes may be added at the discretion of the board at any time

 

Protest Policy

Protest fee for Sacramento Chapter events is $25.00.

Protest(s) may be filed by a competitor against any other car or competitor. Such protest(s) will be accepted by the Competition Director or the Event Chair(s) only on the day of the event. Conduct-of-event protest(s) (timing errors, cone counts, re-run issues, etc.) should be addressed to the event chair(s) for resolution. Penalties arising from protests submitted by a participant against a car or driver running in a different class will be limited to reduction of PAX points to one point for that event.

Late protest(s) may be accepted by the Competition Director based only on improper model classification or clerical errors in the results. Such late protest(s) may be filed no later than 10 days after results are first posted on the Sacramento Chapter web site.

Protests must be filed in writing using the standard Solo 2 protest form or by other written or typed means so long as the following information is legibly provided:

i. Driver name, car number, and class of car being protested.

ii. Driver name, car number, and class of person filing the protest

iii. Description of alleged violation with reference to the relevant sections of the Solo II rules.

iv. Date, time, and signature of person filing the protest.

v. Date, time and signature of Event Chair or Competition Director receiving the protest.

The driver is responsible for the correct determination of his or her car’s class/category. Advice given by board members, event officials, and fellow competitors is advisory only. Such advice may be subject to error based on incomplete information about vehicle modifications provided by a competitor, a competitor’s own lack of knowledge relative to prior modifications performed on his vehicle, or incomplete knowledge on the part of the person giving the advice.

Official Results

Results become official 10 days after being posted on the Sacramento Chapter web site. In the event the results are protested, the Competition Director, working with the protest committee and/or the Sacramento Chapter Board, must rule on the protest within two weeks of it being given to the Competition Director.

Awards/Points

Points are awarded to all competitors based on finishing position in class. Points are awarded with the schedule as follows:

Finish in Class

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

...

27

28

Points

200

160

130

110

90

70

50

30

20

19

18

17

...

2

1

To be eligible for a year-end Award in a given class, a competitor must have scored points in at least half of the season’s events plus one in the same class. (ie, for a year with 12 events, must have scored points in 7 events). One out of four events will be dropped to determine the final season points. (For eight events, six best finishes will be counted; or for seven events, the best six will be counted.). An award will be given to each SCCA member who scores points in an individual class in at least half of the season’s events plus one in the same class in the Sacramento Cup Series Events. To be eligible for a PAX trophy, a competitor must have competed in at least half plus one of the events.

PAX Championship has been established with the following guidelines:

i. Points awarded based on overall indexed performance.

ii. Points awarded are based on 200 being the max. Points possible.

iii. Trophies for the top 10 positions for Open/Ladies classes will be awarded.

iv. The PAX Championship this year will also include drops. One out of four events will be dropped to determine the final PAX Points.(For eight events, six best finishes will be counted; or for seven events, the best six will be counted.)

Most Improved Driver.  The driver that has shown the most improvement over the year will be recognized.  Awards will be presented for both the Open and Ladies competitors.

100% participation Award.  Competitors participating in all of the Sac Cup Points Events (the Enduro is not included) will be eligible for this award.