First Lap for Locke at Roebling Road

Track a11081048_10101671602412411_5682414961544730361_nnd Hillclimb driver Krafton Locke and his wife, Julie are expecting and recently found out… it’s a  BOY!

We have received special permission to allow them to take one PARADE lap at end of morning sessions on Saturday at the season-ender SEDIV Time Trial Event November 14 & 15.

This will allow them to tell their son, he “took a lap on a track before he was even born.”

Congrats to you both and we look forward to sharing Saturday and many more happy years ahead. 

 

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SCCA changes in rules for Time Trial Program – FASTRACK News

The November FasTrack has announced some significant changes to Time Trials.  These changes are quite beneficial to the SEDIV TT program.

 

CHANGES to TT ROLLBARS

 

The following changes to the Roll Bar requirements have been approved by the BOD.  This change corrects an inadvertent error made in the 2104 TTR.

Motion: Patullo/Zekert – Approve TTAC roll bar changes as shown below. PASSED Unanimous

Under TIME TRIAL RULES, Track Trials & Hill Climb, Driver Information, Page 3 Roll Bar Specifications change: All roll bars must be braced in a manner to prevent movement in a fore-and-aft direction with the brace attached within the top one-third of the roll hoop.  It is strongly recommended that two such braces be used, parallel to the sides of the car, and placed at the outer extremities of the roll bar hoop.  Such braces should extend to the rear whenever possible.  It is required that roll bars include a transverse diagonal brace from the bottom of the hoop on one side to the top of the hoop on the other side.  Diagonal lateral bracing of equal dimension tubing must be installed to prevent lateral distortion of the hoop.  In most cases, a lateral brace from the bottom corner of the hoop on the side to the top corner of the hoop on the other side is sufficient.  Although installing the diagonal lateral brace in the main hoop is the strongest (and hence most preferable) alternative, there may be instances where such an installation is not practical.  In such situations, the installation of the diagonal brace running from the bottom of the fore/aft brace on one side to the top corner of the hoop on the other side is acceptable.

 

TTAC REORGANIZATION

Motion: McCarthy/Hill – Approve TTAC reorganization as presented in briefing book. PASSED Unanimous.

APPROVED TTAC REORGANIZATION

 

Director of Experiential Programs

The Director of Experiential Programs oversees both the Experiential Program and the Time Trial program, supports their goals and initiatives, and serves as their advocate to the Board of Directors.  Responsibilities of this position include the oversight of all Time Trial and Experiential program proceedings and the intervention into any item believed to produce a negative consequence within another program.

Time Trial programs are defined as any PDX, Club Trials, Track Trials, or Hill Climb event operating under Time Trials rules and which is sanctioned via submission by a region of the SCCA.

Experiential Programs are defined as any event which is sanctioned via submission by the experiential group.

 

National TT Committee (NTTC)

The NTTC shall consist of a total of 3-4 SCCA members selected by the Director of Experiential Programs who operate with a strategic view of the time trial program.  Responsibilities include the promotion, marketing and growth for the TT programs and the implementation of proposed rule changes for all levels of time trial events.

All proposed rule language is to be developed and approved by the DTTC before submission to the Director of Experiential Programs.  Prior to a rule being implemented and published, approvals must be obtained from the Board of Directors.

Additionally, NTTC members are tasked to explore the development of a National Time Trial Competition Program.  The exploration process should address the formation of a national rules package (kept separate from divisional TT rules), the web presence, and the marketing required for implementation.  If and when a national program is accepted, this committee would oversee the implementation of the program.

 

Divisional TT Committee (DTTC)

The DTTC consists of the Divisional Time Trial Managers.  Each Division participating in Time Trials will have a DTTC representative selected by the Division who is responsible for the operation of all Time Trial events sanctioned by any region within their division.  Responsibilities include oversight of all regional and divisional Time Trial events, sanction approval, driver and worker licensing, and communications with the NTTC as necessary.  The DTTC initiates language and forwards all requests for desired rule or policy developments to the National Time Trial Committee and coordinates TT operations.  The DTTC is authorized to form additional subcommittees that operate for a finite period of time and that address a specific concern.

The responsibility of the DTTC is to develop the language for all rule changes and policy developments and to insure consensus of the finalized product from a majority of the divisional managers before forwarding to the National Time Trial Committee for implementation.

 

Experiential Programs Committee (EPC)

Members of this committee are responsible for the overall operation of all Experiential Programs operating at the National, Regional and Divisional level.  Responsibility includes collecting and distributing resources needed for but not limited to event operations, marketing, web presence, best practices and safety procedures.  Proposed rule changes are to be developed from requests made by the Regional Experiential Managers.  After acceptance by all Regional Experiential Managers and cleared by Director of Experiential Programs, finalized rule changes need approval from the Board of Directors before publication.

 

Regional Experiential Managers

Oversee all regional and divisional Experiential events operating within their area and for the distribution of resources generated by the Experiential Programs Committee.  Initiate and forward any requests for desired rule or policy developments and needed resources to the Experiential Programs Committee. 

Great SEDIV Time Trial at TGPR!

IMG_6111Thanks to all event management, cornerworkers, staff and particpants.  At the recent October event, we had a lot of personal success.

NEW TRACK RECORDS (3):
Dan Brown DSP  1:08.583
Tom Turner GT3 1:04.892
Jack Ingold VC 1:16.497

 

 

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PERSONAL BESTS (12):
Tony Ewing CSP 1:11.028
Delanie Calhoun CSP 1:12.145
Justin Wilder CSP 1:14.406
Scott Wilson CSP 1:19.780
Dion Ciccarelli ESP 1:09.139
George Fox F500 1:05.207
Don Squirek ITA 1:09.836
Ken Geci ITB 1:18.738
Bryan Toth ITS 1:16.010
Adam Dodson SRF 1:15.165
Richard Burgess SU 1:15.689
Dave Perry VC 1:16.755

Well done!    

Overall Results :  Here

By Class : Here

Complete records here  : TGPR 2015


Championship goes to final event in November!

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As we head into the Double event at Roebling Road on November 14 & 15, there are 13 classes whose championships could be won or lost at this last TT event of 2015.  The disputed classes are:  BSP, CSP, ESP, FV, GT1, GT2, ITA, ITB, ITS, SM, SPO, STU, SU.  

Season points are HERE

Remember that in 2015, it takes 5 TT events to qualify for the SEDIV TT Championship and that the last event is TWO events!   Most of the drivers need to get their 5 events and class championship wins by competing at Roebling.  Some classes are in contention with a winner take all at Roebling. SIGN UP TODAY!   HERE

At the Roebling Road Saturday night social (after the last car is off track), we will have a contest for the top two Ugliest Hawaiian Shirts!  $25 to each of our two winners. Drivers, crew, workers and spectators are invited to participate! Feel free to accessorize.  Decisions of the judges is final. FICA. Your mileage may vary. Must be present to win.

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LAST CHANCE Time Trial – Roebling Road SEASON ENDER Nov. 14 & 15

IMG_1084 The Buccaneer Region proudly present the DOUBLE POINTS season ender Last Chance Time Trial at Roebling Road in Savannah, GA on November 14 and 15!

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This is the final event of the 2015 SCCA Southeast Division Time Trial Championship!  Many Class Championships are still up for grabs. We will also hold a PDX for those wanting to get some time on track with instruction.

We look forward to a great weekend with great friends, great cars and great competition  See you there! 

Register HERE for Time Trial or PDX .

Event Info  & Supps  HERE

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Going back to TALLY! Oct. 10 & 11 – TGPR Registration open!

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Registration is now open for the Fall Little Talledega  Grand Prix Time Trial hosted by TVR and Alabama Regions! 

Register here today 

TENNESSEE VALLEY/ALABAMA REGIONS

SEDIV TIME TRIALS

CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT, TT School & PDX

October 10-11, 2015

TALLADEGA GRAN PRIX RACEWAY

Sanction # 15-TT-3464-S, 15-PDX-3465-S

 

Chief Steward        Spike Pannell    Registrar              Sam Copeland

Safety Steward       Andy Tow         Chief Instructor    Brett Whisenant

 

Talladega Gran Prix Raceway is a 1.41 mile road course located on Alabama State Highway 21, 12 miles south of Oxford, Alabama, and 8 miles north of Talladega, Alabama.  The track has showers, restrooms, compressed air, Electrical hook-ups, and 98 octane unleaded fuel.  Overnight camping is permitted.  Electricity is available through Talladega Grand Prix Raceway for $10 per day per 115v outlet and $15 per day per 30/50 amp outlet.  The track gate will be locked each evening at 10:30 p.m.  There is a payphone at the track (256-362-9985).  The caller should ask to have their party paged.  The track concession stand WILL BE OPEN for breakfast and lunch, Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

 

Event Headquarters will be at the Track.

TGPR, 46 Pilgrim Lane, Munford, AL 362684 www.tgprace.com

2015 MID-YEAR REPORT FOR SEDIV Time Trial Program

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2015 SEDIV Mid-Year Meeting  

SEDIV Time Trials Committee Report

 

The 2015 TT Championship Program has started off thru 3 events with 114 drivers competing in 29 classes.  Overall in 2015, TT entries are up 5% from 2014.

TGPR entries were higher (8%) than 2014.  The CCR Memorial Day TT/PDX at CMP following the SARRC weekend increased entries 40%.  Dragon moved back to June but saw 14% lower entries.  The May Road Atlanta TT was a casualty of their May race loss.  Our TT website, www.sedivtt.com, provides a wealth of information about our TT program.

 

In August, we will repeat the TT at Barber Motorsports Park in conjunction with a Double SECS/SARRC.  For the first time in an SEDIV TT, we will have open passing with a Point-by.  Chasing the Dragon will return on September 12-13 and TGPR on October 10-11 <THIS IS A DATE CHANGE>.  The November 14-15 Roebling Road TT will be a dual race/points event and serve as the SEDIV TT Championship Series Runoff like the SIC.

 

Overall, PDX entries are running slightly below 2014.  For the first time, the CFR May PDX at Daytona used the long course with banking on the test day preceding the SECS.  Entries were limited and restricted to Advanced drivers who all drove in a safe and courteous manner.  The success of this demonstration PDX may lead to more PDXs held at Daytona in 2016.  CFR has a PDX on the Sebring short course in conjunction with their scheduled races in June and July.  The Labor Day one day PDX will be available only to Advanced and Intermediate classed drivers and will use the 12 Hour Sebring “Long Course”.  CFR believes that PDXs are a strong part of SCCA’s participation growth and is doing all it can to encourage that growth in Florida and SEDiv.

 

 2015 TT TT School PDX    2015 PDX
TGPR – TVR/ALA – Apr 49 6 11 RA – ATL – Mar 21
CMP – CCR – May 28 xx Daytona – CFR – Apr 76
Dragon – CCR – Jun 37 Daytona – CFR – May 32
Charlotte – CCR – Aug ? ? Sebring – CFR – Jun 32
Barber – TVR/ALA – Aug ? Sebring – CFR – Jul ?
Dragon – CCR – Sep ? RA – ATL – Jul ?
TGPR – TVR/ALA – Oct ?  ?  ? Sebring – CFR – Sep ?
Roebling Road 1 – Bucc – Nov ? ? ARRC – ATL – Nov ?
Roebling Road 2 – Bucc – Nov ?

 

Looking forward, we hope to have another robust TT schedule in 2016 with numerous Championship Points and PDX events.  CFR added PDX to race dates at Daytona.  The Committee is working to add additional TT events.

 

 

 

2016 Date Region TT (L3) PDX (L1) HC (L4) TT School
     
Road Atlanta Mar 18-20 ATL X
TGPR Apr 9-10 TVR/ALA X X X
Daytona Apr 9-10 CFR X
Daytona May 6 CFR   X
CMP May 30 CCR X X
Dragon Jun 11-12 CCR X
Sebring Jun 11-12 CFR X
Sebring Jul 16-17 CFR X
Road Atlanta Jul 23-24 ATL X
Daytona Aug 5 CFR X
Charlotte Aug 12 CCR X X
Sebring Sep 3-4 CFR X
Barber Aug 27-28 TVR/ALA X    
Dragon Sep 10-11 CCR X
TGPR Oct 1-2 TVR/ALA X X X
ARRC Nov 6 ATL   X  
Roebling Nov 12-13 or 19-20 BUC X X X

Note: The October TGPR date is dependent on the RunOffs and SIC dates.  Roebling is dependent on Track availability.

 

For 2014, the TTAC moved from Club Racing to Experiential Programs.  TTAC has proposed a reorganization to the Director Experiential Programs.  The current TTAC will become the Divisional Time Trial Committee which will be focused on tactical operations, rules, licenses, etc. which is mostly what they do now.  Added to that will be a small National TT Committee whose focus is on the strategic view of growing the TT program nationally.  The SEDIV TT Committee will not be affected.  SEDIV should see no change to their TT Program.

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