NEPASCCA Solo Points Event #10

Hosting Organization(s)NEPA Region SCCA
Event TypeAutocross
Event Date(s)08-Aug-2015
Event Description/
Schedule
Important Times to Remember:
Regular Season Events and Test and Tune Events:
---7:00am to 8:30am: Course Setup(if you want to assist in course creation)
---8:00am to 9:00am: Registration, Tech Inspection, and Course Walks
***Competitor must be in line for registration by 9am. Registration after 9am is at the discretion of the Event Chairman. Late fee will apply if approved. **
---9:45am: The REQUIRED Driver's Meeting (all drivers must attend)
---10:00am: The first car is off the line!

Supplementals for the 8/8 Pocono Outfield Event:
--There will be an SCCA Road Race happening on the Pocono Raceway track this weekend.  The Northeast Divisional Championship, the MARRS Series, and the Formula Vee Challenge will be happening during our Solo event.  The price of admission to the Road Race is $15/day or $25 for the weekend. But you CAN get free admission into the race if you want (either day).  Just show your NEPASCCA Solo wristband or SCCA Membership card. Cars will be on track until around 530pm.

--The main grandstands will be CLOSED again this year.  Please stay off of them.  Tell your friends and family if they are coming to the event.  The infield grandstands by the NASCAR victory lane will be open though.  You could access them from the autox by either driving your car through the tunnel under NASCAR Turn2 or by using the people tunnel under the start/finish line. YOU MUST HAVE A SOLO WRISTBAND TO USE THE PEOPLE TUNNEL.  All others will be directed toward the vehicle tunnel at NASCAR Turn2. 

--Like 2014,
there will be an opportunity to take your registered/insured personal car for a parade lap around Pocono Raceway's tri-oval during the Road Race lunch break for a small donation to charity. We will be shutting down the Solo event for about 30-45 minutes to give everyone the opportunity.  Cars or trucks are permitted as long as they are registered in some state and insured.  Unregistered race cars and go carts will not be permitted. The parade laps will be at a steady pace. No hanging back for quick acceleration runs or passing will be permitted.  No helmets are required.  Passengers (including minors) will be allowed.  Street rules for seatbelts and carseats for children will be implemented.  Donations will go to "Laps to Conquer MS".  It will probably be about $5 per car (more if you want to donate more) and although the lap number has yet to be determined, you should be getting more than one lap.  Last year was about 4 or 5.  Word is that they are going to limit the heats to 50 cars per heat so hopefully we wont have a traffic jam this year.

--There will be a Solo event on both Saturday 8/8 and Sunday 8/9.  NEPA is hosting the Saturday event and Philly is hosting the Sunday event.  Both events will have the same rules and features.  Feel free to attend both if you wish. 

--Camping is available in the fenced area in the Pocono infield.  Sign in at the tunnel, drive straight to the rocks, and turn left into the designated camping area.  If you need electricity and set that up with the track, your camping area will be to the right. 

Important NEPASCCA Rules/Supplementals to Remember:
---Anyone under the age of 18 who wants to drive, passenger, work, or spectate needs to have a Minor Waiver filled out before or at the event. Parent or guardian signatures are required. You can get a Minor Waiver sheet at a NEPA Solo Event or download a copy from the downloads section of nepascca.org

---The NEPA Region has always been a shifter cart "unfriendly" region. Small lots and no local competitors made it difficult to approve and test shifters at our venues. As of 2014, we are slowly trying to change this. We will be working with other shifter cart regions to try and lay a foundation for shifters in the future. There is no ETA at this time for the full approval of shifters at our venues but we are working on it. As of today, shifter cart approval will be given on a "per driver and per event basis" but the following rules will be in place and will not be altered. #1 - The shifter cart driver must be at least 16yo and have a valid driver's license for competition if the venue is approved. #2 - The venue and driver will have a much higher chance of approval if they have competed in National Tour or SCCA Pro Solo Events. #3 - All Pocono Raceway infield course events will have a shifter cart minimum age of 18yo with a valid driver's licence.

---Junior carts are permitted at NEPA events. JC carts (or really slow or unprepared JA/JB carts) may be required to run a "shortened course" at larger venues (like Pocono) due to the length of the track.

---We normally run 4 heats throughout the day. Two morning heats and two afternoon heats. Each competitor will run one morning heat and one afternoon heat. You are required to work 1 of the 2 heats that you are not driving. Heat numbers and work assignments can be adjusted prior to the event based on high or low turnout.

---Course walking is available prior to the required 9:45am driver's meeting and during lunch (if we take a lunch).

---Regular event fees are $35 for SCCA members and $45 for non-SCCA members(Your $45 includes weekend membership to the SCCA). Junior Kart participants, who are also current Annual SCCA Members, are eligible for a $10 discount per event registered. Special events may require slightly higher entry fees. Those events will be online reg ONLY and the pricing will be listed there. Solo Chairs from other regions can be comp'd for regular priced NEPA Solo events. Chairs should email solo@nepascca.org to set up your registration instead of standard online reg.

---If a non-member pays $45 to run a Saturday event, and there is also an event on Sunday in the same weekend, the competitor is only required to pay $35 for Sunday since they are SCCA members until Monday morning.

---Year-end trophies, jackets, and awards are only provided to "Annual SCCA Members".

---NEPASCCA does online registration for predicted higher turnout events. The schedule above shows which events will offer online registration. Some events will be online reg ONLY. Read the supplementals for that event.

---NEPASCCA normally does not use a sound meter to check exhausts. Safety stewarts and Event Chairs will decide if your car is too loud to run. A "one-time" refund will be available if you can not make the necessary adjustments to quiet your car.

---REFUNDS: Once your car trips the timer for your 1st run on course, you can not longer get a refund for ANY of your entry fee. If you register onsite for the event but do not cross the start timing lights, you will get a full refund that day. If you register online for an event but do not show up, you will be given a credit of your entry fee (minus $5 for administrative costs) for a future NEPASOLO event. If the event is listed as NO REFUNDS (as all Pocono infield road course events will be), there will be no refunds or credits given for that event.

---NEPASCCA has a few loaner helmets if you do not have one. We suggest that you do purchase your own.

---Passengers are allowed at NEPASCCA Solo events. Passenger must be at least 16yo and can prove so with an ID. Passengers are discouraged from using these ride-alongs to help them learn the course (unless the passenger is a novice). Event chairs have the right to prevent passengers or DNF a driver if "unfair advantage" is determined.

---Any driver whose car leaves the lot/course area during a competition run due to driving recklessly or outside of their limits will be asked to leave the event without refund.

Event LocationPocono International Raceway
Street AddressLong Pond Road
CityLong Pond
State or ProvincePA
Postal/Zip Code 18334
CountryUSA
Location Description
Driving Directions
This event will be located OUTSIDE the main grandstands for the track and directly behind them.  Do not take your car into the infield through the tunnel!  
Maximum Entries100
Online Registration Opens28-Jul-2015 1:00 AM EST
Online Registration Closes07-Aug-2015 12:00 PM EST  Online Registration is CLOSED
Online RegistrationView Entry List
Officials and
Contacts
TitleNameEmail AddressPhone
Solo ChairChris Haydusolo@nepascca.org
Listing Date28-Jul-2015 by Chris Haydu
Last Update28-Jul-2015 by Chris Haydu
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