My name is Brandon and I've finally decided to get into motorsports. Over the past few years I've greatly become interested in cars and everything to do with them. I recently did work on a couple Ride & Drive tours where we setup training events for local car salespersons. We had a pro driver who setup a small track in the parking lot so the attendees could personally test out the vehicle. He saw how interested I was and suggested that I look up events in my area, which led me here.
I've read through a lot of the information posted on this site and a few others. Hopefully I've become familiar enough with them that I don't make a fool of myself at my first Solo event on May 6th. I'm hoping to get there early enough to help in any way I can, then stay after to help clean up.
I'll be competing in a grey 2002 Ford Focus ZX3 with street tires. However, I've got a K&N Cold-Air Intake and a Borla Cat-back Exhaust on it, so I have no idea what class that would put me in. Which leads to my next question. What would be the best/simplest way to mark the vehicle number and class on the car?
We'll be going by there tomorrow so I can make sure I get one that fits properly.
Since the events at the Silverdome are so close to me, I'm planning on attending all four. That also makes me consider getting a yearly SCCA membership, being that the cost would be as much as I'd be saving in entry fees.
I would really appreciate any comments or suggestions, and thank you in advance.
Helmet info from rule book 4.3.1 Helmets Helmets meeting the following standards must be worn while on course: All helmets meeting the latest or two immediately preceding Snell Foundation standards (SA2010, SAH2010, SA2005, SA2000, M2010, M2005, M2000, K2010, K2005, K98), SFI standards 31.1, 41.1, 31.1A, 31.2A, 41.1A, 41.2A or British spec BS6658-85 type A/FR are acceptable.
Also loaner helmets are available at the event Bruce Matthews TCS 2005 Rx8 under construction TCSP 1990 Mazda Rx7
We will have an Information table set up near the Registration check in.
Please be sure to pre register on Link to save yourself some money. It is a great idea to join the SCCA for a yearly membership, but we also offer a "weekend" membership for $15 which entitles you to participate in our events. You may use the cost of 2 "weekend" memberships towards your yearly dues as well.
With the K & N air intake you would probably be in a "Street Touring" class and someone would be able to help you out at the Information table.
If you get your own helmet that is fine, but as others have stated, we do have "Loaner" helmets available.
Please come and see myself if you have any concerns. Most people will point you in the right direction.
We will be on site at 7:00 a.m. for setup and Thank You for your interest in our Club. Ray Jason 2011 - 2013 DRSCCA SOLO DIRECTOR 2013 Great Lakes Division SOLO STEWARD 2014 Great Lakes Division Solo Development Coordinator
We look forward to seeing you at the season opening solo this coming weekend and appreciate your interest in joining the club. I've attached the membership application for your reference.
You can also submit your membership application on line through the following link http://www.scca.com/about/index.cfm?cid=44704 and then the 'Sign up now' link under the level of membership that applies to you. You can receive a $15 discount off your initial membership expense by supplying a member's name and number in the referral section. If you do not know a member then you are more than welcome to use my name and number as your referral. If you need more info then you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you do submit your membership application on line prior to May 5th then simply bring a copy of your confirmation with you to registration at the event on May 6th.
Steve Balanecki #342726 Chief of Membership
sccamemberapp.pdf [/html] Road racing is a lot like life, providing curves and a lot of ups and downs to master. Oval racing only keeps you going in circles.
Thank you guys for all the quick responses. I'll be picking up the helmet a bit later today. Kart 2 Kart allows you to use your own helmet, so it will get some use outside AutoX.
About the classes, the cat is still on the car. So that puts me in HS/RTF. Guess I should check out the rule book to see what that means, and find some painters tape. For visibility, does the tape need to be a certain thickness?
Steve, I'll use the referral right after this gets posted. Then take Ray Jason's suggestion and pre-register for Sunday.
B.Taseski wrote ... Thank you guys for all the quick responses. I'll be picking up the helmet a bit later today. Kart 2 Kart allows you to use your own helmet, so it will get some use outside AutoX. About the classes, the cat is still on the car. So that puts me in HS/RTF. Guess I should check out the rule book to see what that means, and find some painters tape. For visibility, does the tape need to be a certain thickness? Steve, I'll use the referral right after this gets posted. Then take Ray Jason's suggestion and pre-register for Sunday.
Your cold air intake takes you out of stock class, so most likely ST. Keith Roberts F125/KM #120 Nat's or bust 2013! Well I did bust the motor, but still had a good time with great friends... 11' 5.0 RTR/PRO