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Central Pennsylvania Region Sports Car Club of America – Solo Event 8

August 13, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Central Pennsylvania Region Sports Car Club of America – Solo Event 2

Clifford Moten
Mid-State Regional Airport
451 Airport Road
Philipsburg, PA 16866

The SCCA holds events both locally and nationally which are called “Solo” events. These events generally fall under the catchall name “AutoCross”. Basically, an autocross is a relatively low-speed competition driving event in which one driver at a time negotiates a twisty course. Maximum speeds on course are approximately 60 MPH in production-based vehicles. The course is defined using traffic cones to make gates which define slaloms and sweeping turns. Scoring is usually based upon raw times within classes of similarly equipped vehicles. Runs are timed to the thousandth of a second using sensors at the start and finish. Autocross is often best described as a competition of precision driving.

While speeds are generally no greater than those encountered in highway driving, the combination of concentration and precision maneuvering leaves many drivers with their heart racing and hands trembling from adrenaline after a run.
Although there are many ways to go autocross and the effort can be as easy or as intense as you want, the basics of going autocrossing are simple.

What you need
Driver’s License: Unless you’re entering one of the Karting classes, you will need a current driver’s license to enter an SCCA Solo event. Bring it with you to show the people working registration you’re good to go.

Helpful tip — If you are under 18, you will need both your parents to sign a minor waiver for you.

Vehicle in good working order: Although autocrossing doesn’t require the same safety gear that you might see in race cars, you will need to make sure that your car (or kart) is in good shape with no loose/worn suspension parts, your car battery is securely held in place, your tires have no cord or metal showing, your car’s brakes and seatbelts are in good shape and it has no big fluid leaks.

Helpful tip — When you get to an event, the tech inspector will make sure your car is ready to go.

Helmet: You will need a helmet when you’re driving on course, but you can usually use a “loaner” helmet provided by the host Region of the event. If you bring your own, it has to meet certain safety standards — more than just “DOT-Approved.” The most common certifications are Snell “M” and “SA” and need to have the number 2005 or higher after the letters. ECE R22.05 certified helmets are also allowed and are common at motorcycle shops.

Helpful tip — If you’re not sure if your helmet is OK or not, show it to a tech inspector who can let you know if it’s acceptable.

Solo Event Information
• Schedule for 8:00 AM start (NOTE: Events with a different start time will shift accordingly)
• Registration — 8:00 AM — 9:30 AM
• Tech Inspection — 8:00 AM — 9:40 AM
• Walk course — 8:30 AM — 9:45 AM
• Novice Meeting/Walk — 9:00 AM — 9:45 AM
• Mandatory Driver’s Meeting — 9:45 AM
• First car off — 10:00 AM
• Cost is $35 for SCCA members and $50 for non-members. Members MUST have their card present for discount. ALL competitors MUST have their driver’s license to participate.
• First-time participants receive a $10 discount on the entry fee — be sure to mention at registration that this is your first time at CPR!

You can sign up online at – http://msreg.com/CPR-2017-EV8 or pay at the event with Cash or Check

Courtesy of statecollege.com


August 13, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mid-State Regional Airport
Philipsburg, PA 16866 + Google Map