Special for the inaugural 2018 event
Every participant who completes Saturday’s sessions successfully will receive a free Time Trials Novice Permit!
What is an SCCA Time Trial?
A high speed track event for cars with fenders. No formula or prototype vehicles. An event intended for drivers with factory-style cars that is modeled directly after the 2018 SCCA Time Trials National event at National Corvette Museum.
There are three components to our weekend:
1. Untimed track time. This is very similar to a track day or the SCCA Track Night in America program. Use this time to become familiar with the track or more familiar with your car. If you are successful at this, you will earn your Time Trials Novice permit and you can continue for the rest of the weekend. If you have a completion license, that will work too. Coaching will be available.
2. TrackCross. A timed session using a portion of the track. Think one car at a time, autocross lights, standing start and a finish line about ¾ around the track. You will get several runs and best run counts. We will repeat this on Sunday.
3. Timed Laps. We will be using transponders for the Sunday morning track session. Your best lap during the session counts.
April 21-22, 2018
Participants are required to select a number in MSR when registering online and provide a legible number on the car. These may be magnetics (provided that they are able to stay on the car at speeds exceeding 75mph), vinyl, contrasting painters tape (for example, do not use blue tape on a blue or black car, it isn't legible), or printed numbers that will be taped to the car.
Car numbers should be at least 8 inches high and 1 inch wide; the bigger, and the more space makes them more legible to our corner workers. To test, put your numbers on your car and walk back 50 feet. If your numbers are still legible then you are good to go!
How do I prepare my car for a track day?
Have your car inspected by a technician / mechanic prior to the event and have them complete the (Attached) Pre-Event Technical Inspection form.
- Have magnetic numbers or use painters tape for numbers to identify your car on track. USE THE NUMBER YOU SIGNED UP WITH!
- Check that all fluids are topped off, tires are up to pressure, and brake lights are functioning
- Gas (expensive) and Air are available at the track. There are gas stations back at Phoenix Road and I-196 (approx. 5.5 miles west of Gingerman)
What should I bring with me?
- Secure a SA or MA 2005 or better helmet
- Tire pressure gauge. There is air available at the track
- Engine oil. Same weight as what is currently in your engine
- Brake fluid. Same temperature rating as what is currently in your car
- Engine coolant or distilled water
- Basic tools
- Food and drinks are available at the Gingerman Cafe or bring your own drinks and edibles for the day…STAY HYDRATED
What do I do when I arrive to the track?
- Arrive at the track either Friday after work or Saturday morning. Leave yourself enough time to get to registration. Be early so you are not rushed
- Find a spot to paddock somewhere west of the tower, but not on the asphalt at the north end
- Remove everything from your trunk, cabin, door pockets, sun visors etc
- Remove the floor mats and check under the seat for stuff
- Put #’s and class on your car
- Go to registration in the pavilion located at the north end of the paddock. You will receive a tech sheet and a schedule for the weekend
- Fill out your tech sheet and bring your helmet to tech at the base of the tower
- Attend the mandatory Drivers Meeting in the pavilion
- Get ready to have fun
How can I make sure things go right during the day?
- Check your car regularly during the day
- Check under the hood for obvious leaks, check all your fluids
- Check your tire pressures before/after each session
- Check the torque of your wheel lug nuts
- Ask questions. We are all here to help
- Bring food and beverage. The concession stand may be open, but be prepared just in case it’s not