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Old 08-27-2012, 01:01 PM   #1
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Default NWR SCCA Time Trials event at The Ridge Motorsports Park, 9/30/12

Hello everyone!

There will be a Northwest Region SCCA Time Trials event at The Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, WA on Sunday, September 30th, 2012.

The event is scheduled in conjunction with The Ridge Racing School.

NOTE: You MUST have prior track experience in order to register as a driver. Anyone and everyone is welcome as a spectator (there is no cost to spectate).

Below is a Motorsports Reg link to sign up. If you do not have a Motorsports Reg account, click the "create an account" tab to sign up. You can sign up online and pay online, sign up online and pay in person, or sign up in person and pay in person (though I encourage you to register online if possible).

http://www.nwr-scca.motorsportreg.com/

Cost is $200 for SCCA members, or $215 for non-SCCA members ($15 fee for a weekend membership).

All drivers will get 5 sessions on track, each 30 minutes long. Thats 2 1/2 hours of seat time for $200!!!

Also, unlike "lapping days" all SCCA Time Trials events are TIMED! You will receive a printout of your fastest lap for each session along with all other drivers times so you can see how you stack up.

Please come out and show your support for the program.

Currently this is the only event in the Pacific Northwest that times your laps. It is the same thing as "time attack" though without the hype and $200k + cars.

I am doing my best to promote the program and encourage more people to participate but I need you to show up so we can hold more events at the larger tracks where everyone wants to drive.

In my opinion this is one of the Northwest's best kept secrets when it comes to driving programs that do not involve wheel to wheel racing. It is ran by a great group of folks (including myself) and there is a great deal of camaraderie amongst the regular participants. Everyone is friendly and willing to help, especially when it comes to new participants who do not have much track experience.

Here's a link from a recent participant and his experience as a beginner (PDX):

http://myracingjourney.com/2012/07/m...-day-scca-pdx/

I would like to have seen a group for beginners for this event (SCCA Time Trials refers to this as PDX) however, until I can get the car count up the costs are too high to do this. If you are interested in participating but do not have any track experience, please consider showing up as a spectator and letting folks know at the registration booth that you are interested in attending as a beginner.

If I can show that there is interest out there I can make a case for more events (to include instructors for beginners) at the larger tracks (Pacific Raceways, The Ridge, PIR, etc.)

If you have any questions, please post up or feel free to PM me.

Hope to see you there!

-Harley
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NWR SCCA Board of Directors
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:18 PM   #2
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Very interested, I'll reach out via PM with my track experience and some general questions.
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:33 PM   #3
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Good luck with the event. I'll be out with IRDC at the last ICSCC race for this season that weekend.
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:23 PM   #4
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Sounds like a great event!

Now we somehow need to convince Erik to fix his Forester by then
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:30 PM   #5
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Very interested, I'll reach out via PM with my track experience and some general questions.
I'm available to answer any questions you may have. Just let me know!

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Good luck with the event. I'll be out with IRDC at the last ICSCC race for this season that weekend.
Awesome! This will be the first Time Trials event we have had at The Ridge. I hope to make it a success to ensure more next year!

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Sounds like a great event!

Now we somehow need to convince Erik to fix his Forester by then
Agreed, though I cant give him too much hell about it seeing as how my race car is and has been on jackstands all season.
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:01 PM   #6
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PM's replied. Sunday Bump!
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:29 PM   #7
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Going! And driving fast!
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:25 AM   #8
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I'd like to do this for sure, just not sure the timing would work out... Went digging around for car prep rules, seems pretty accommodating
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:36 AM   #9
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When I get back to the states I really need to get on the track. I would live to get u to this ****
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:37 AM   #10
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I'd like to do this for sure, just not sure the timing would work out... Went digging around for car prep rules, seems pretty accommodating
They are, its not nearly as cumbersome as Autocross classing but there are some gaps in the class structure that may nor may not work in your favor.

Keep it on your radar, if you cant make it out to this event then please check it out next season.

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When I get back to the states I really need to get on the track. I would live to get u to this ****
Let me know if you have any questions. There will be at least 2 PDX events next year which is a great place to start if you have no experience.
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:28 PM   #11
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After just getting done with thte ChumpCar race up there, Id'd love to do it, but can't take the time off work. Very fun track, but needs some light for running at night. Maybe some fencing to keep the deer away. Had a deer come within about 5 feet off the racing surface right where you enter the carrousel about 9pm.
Can't wait to get back up there.
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I see you need prior experience to attend this event (understandable). Any suggestions on a good place to start if I wanted to get that experience? I've done some looking around but I've been kind of lost in the options.
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I see you need prior experience to attend this event (understandable). Any suggestions on a good place to start if I wanted to get that experience? I've done some looking around but I've been kind of lost in the options.
What time frame are you looking at? This season is nearly over, are you looking at attending an event before the end of this season or more towards next season?

Your answer will dictate my advice as to which route you should go.
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What time frame are you looking at? This season is nearly over, are you looking at attending an event before the end of this season or more towards next season?

Your answer will dictate my advice as to which route you should go.
Are there any events catered towards beginners left this season? Either way, definitely next season.
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:18 PM   #15
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Yes but they are more expensive ($300-500).

Next season we (NWR SCCA Time Trials) will be doing some PDX (beginner) events in conjunction with our Time Trials events.

They are usually $100-200 depending on the track we are using and since the PDX is "Level 1" of the Time Trials program, I think this is the best place to start.

It is a scaled/stepped program meaning you start with the PDX and gradually work your way up with as much or as little help as you need.

-PDX
-Beginner Club Trials
-Advanced Club Trials
-Track Trials
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Yes but they are more expensive ($300-500).

Next season we (NWR SCCA Time Trials) will be doing some PDX (beginner) events in conjunction with our Time Trials events.

They are usually $100-200 depending on the track we are using and since the PDX is "Level 1" of the Time Trials program, I think this is the best place to start.

It is a scaled/stepped program meaning you start with the PDX and gradually work your way up with as much or as little help as you need.

-PDX
-Beginner Club Trials
-Advanced Club Trials
-Track Trials
Sounds awesome and exactly what I would want. Will they be posted to that SCCA page on Motorsports Reg? If so, I'll keep an eye on that.

Thanks for the information.
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Yes, you can also check back on http://www.nwr-scca.org/timetrials/
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Let me know if you have any questions. There will be at least 2 PDX events next year which is a great place to start if you have no experience.
I don't really know what to ask for questions. Pm me if you get the chance. Maybe fill me in on prices to race. How to get a license to drive on the track. I hear you need one.
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^^ page didn't load so I didn't see the prices you posted before. Answered my first question. Haha
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Want to run in a competitive class but dont know what class to run?

Problem solved:

http://www.renoscca.org/ttclass.php

TT classes are for Track Trials, CT classes are for Club Trials.

CT = stock or modified street cars with limited driver safety gear/requirements (only a helmet, and long sleeve shirt/pants needed).

TT= Race car (or close to it). Your car must be compliant with all rules in the 2012 SCCA TTR. If you dont know what that is, you probably dont belong in Track Trials. Drivers must have a full compliment of driver safety gear, helmet, shoes, gloves, race suit, etc.

If you want to drive for time but dont care about points for a particular class, sign up for Time Only.
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Want to run in a competitive class but dont know what class to run?

Problem solved:

http://www.renoscca.org/ttclass.php.
cool

so.... my 2.5RS is SOHC.. but yeah, it does technically have "two or more cam shafts"... lol, what's the ruling on that? It'd be the difference between TT-6 and TT-5 classes...
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:42 PM   #22
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The intent of the rule I believe is cams per cyl head, but this may be interpreted differently depending on who you talk to.

In all honesty, unless you are running for season points it doesnt much matter. Also, keep in mind that even though the sheet says TT-# unless your car meets the safety requirements for Track Trials and you have all the necessary driver safety gear, you would actually register as CT-# (in your case CT-5 or CT-6).

Hopefully thats not confusing. Worst case, if you are not sure they can sort out what class you are supposed to be in at the track.
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CT... "Club" for sure

this is me couch racing for (maybe) next year. I love the idea of taking the RS out to the track in a mellow yet somewhat organized venue.. and it's looks to be a good value/bargain as well. win/win.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:20 PM   #24
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Its definitely mellow yet organized and you can have as much fun or be as serious with it as you choose.

Specifically, you can keep the car in completely stock trim (save for some preventative maintenance items such as braided brake lines, pads, hi temp brake fluid) and have a blast or you can get crazy and build a monster tarmac destruction device.

Completely up to you.
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This sounds awesome.
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