A Note from Our Solo Chair
Hello and Welcome to SFR SCCA Solo 2019!
For this year, we have a few changes coming up. Questions? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
For 2019, we are combining some of our classes into “PAX” classes to help increase competition. We have also removed a few index classes (X, N, NS) and renamed one class (T2 becomes “STM” or “Street Tire Modified”). As a reminder, 2019 PAX values are published here: http://solotime.info/pax/rtp2019.html.
- PAX Street Category Classes:
- SS, AS, SSR grouped to Street 1 (S1)
- BS, DS, FS to Street 2 (S2)
- CS, ES to Street 3 (S3)
- GS, HS to Street 4 (S4)
- PAX Street Touring Category Classes:
- STR, STU to Street Touring 1 (ST1)
- STS, STH to Street Touring 2 (ST2)
- PAX Street Prepared/Street Mod Category Classes:
- SP-/SM-/BSPV (on race tires) in the Indexed “SP/SM” class (only change is BSPV gets added)
- STM (formerly T2) is SP/SM category cars, restricted to 200+ TW tires
- Carryover PAX Classes:
- Leave the following classes as standalone classes:
- STP, with PAX = (CAM-C PAX) – 0.002 = 0.818 for 2019
Note that there will likely be some permanent number conflicts (from 2018 numbers); for that we apologize. We’ll work through the conflicts on a case-by-case basis.
Unfortunately as site expenses increase, we do have to increase event entry fees from time to time to make sure we stay solvent. We have been hit with a 20% (!) increase in daily rent for 2019 from one of our sites. As such, we are raising the single-day entry fee for a regular region event by $5/day (both pre-reg and walk-up rates). We are also working on being able to offer a discount if you enter BOTH days on a given weekend (i.e. 2 regular events, or a Test-n-Tune plus a regular event).
This year, we plan to generally run all run groups in the morning. When we have enough expected participants we will have 4 run groups, changing workers on the fly to minimize downtime between groups. This format makes it so participants never have to run then immediately work, or vice versa, and limiting downtime gets us more runs during the day.
For 4 run groups to work, we must have a minimum of 100 participants to a maximum of about 140 to have enough workers to staff the event but not so many runs that everyone is still on site until 4:00 PM. Please note that for events where we anticipate over 140 entrants, we will plan to have morning and afternoon run groups, like in previous years. If we have less than 100 expected entrants, we will have only 3 groups in the morning. A decision will be made by the Solo Chair when pre-reg closes, and participants will be notified of final run groups by email and via social media.
If you qualify, fill in the Annual Tech form here; keep the e-mail on hand to show when getting your sticker. Alternatively, you could download the Annual Tech form here, fill it out, and bring it to your next event.
With Annual Tech, you won’t have to worry about getting your car checked every event, and we’ll know at a glance that you’re good for the year.
With all the above said, it’s time to register for our first event of 2019! It will be at Marina Municipal Airport (3200 Imjin Rd, Marina CA) on Saturday February 9th.
See you in less than two weeks!
— Ed Runnion, Solo Chair