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Old 02-09-2016, 10:43 PM   #1
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Default Spring Track Event at TGPR

Registration is now open for our Spring Track Event April 9-10 at Talladega Gran Prix Raceway! This event includes our Time Trial School which can take you from a Novice Permit to a full SCCA Time Trial License in one weekend.

Registration is on Motorsportreg.com. If you have any questions please feel free to ask!
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Old 02-10-2016, 01:09 PM   #2
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Registered for the PDX. This year I'm actually driving. After last year this will be a blessing. Yippee !
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Old 02-10-2016, 03:23 PM   #3
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PDX?! What's that?
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I plan to drive this time whether it's the FRS in the "PDX" or something racey for TT.
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When I see the words "Track Event" I honestly think of a track meet with hurdles
and the high jump and that sort of stuff.
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Old 02-10-2016, 07:27 PM   #6
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When I see the words "Track Event" I honestly think of a track meet with hurdles
and the high jump and that sort of stuff.
I don't... Because fat.
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Old 02-13-2016, 04:36 PM   #7
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It's also called:

2016 No Frills Time Trial, Time Trial School, and PDX

...yes, the PDX is the same as a "Track Day"

Come on out everyone for the season opener for the South-East Division Time Trial Championship series. If you're not ready for Time Trialing yet, bring out your daily driver and have some fun and get some great instruction under the PDX event.
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I'm registered, now I have to build a car. HAHA
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I'm signed up but I'm trying to decide whether or not to run PDX again or do the TT school. I'm looking at the rules at http://www.scca.com/pages/time-trials and I don't see any mention of fire suits. If my memory serves me though I thought they were required. Also I'm assuming that my car would fall in some sort of catch all class too. Can anyone provide a link that might be a bit more informative and/or clarify all that I would need to step up to TT from PDX?
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Old 02-25-2016, 05:14 PM   #10
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Check this page out...

http://www.alscca.net/index.php/tt-license

Also check out www.sedivtt.com as well for good information
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Check this page out...

http://www.alscca.net/index.php/tt-license

Also check out www.sedivtt.com as well for good information
Thank you, that's just what I needed.
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And as of this year the physical is no longer required for a full license.
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And as of this year the physical is no longer required for a full license.
I did make note of that from the sediv site. Its a pretty simple short list of items. I guess I'll be placing an order with summit really soon for more safety equipment.

Does the fire suit need to be a one piece unit or is the jacket and pants style gear acceptable as well?

When it references head and neck restraints does this refer to a neck brace or is a Hans device expected?

I sent and email as directed about getting a logbook for my car. Would it be better to go ahead and send in the novice permit application or just wait and do the TT school at the spring TGPR event?

By the way, sorry for any stupid questions. I'm in the process of reading through the GCR (little free time on my hands).
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The drivers suit needs to be a 1 peice style. You can get a 2 or 3 layer suit and not be required to have the Nomex undies. As far as I know the head and neck restraint is not required but is recommended. I use a Hans and Delanie, has a Nextgen, I think. Just sign up for the TT School and get all your gear (gloves, arm restraints, Nomex socks, fire retardant shoes, SA2010 or newer helmet, a balaclava if you have facial hair and a fire extinguisher for the car. You have a race seat and harnesses) When you come out to the event you'll get your logbook and you can fill out your novice permit at the event. Once you complete the school the chief instructor or chief steward can sign off on your permit which will allow you to obtain your tt license.
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The drivers suit needs to be a 1 peice style. You can get a 2 or 3 layer suit and not be required to have the Nomex undies. As far as I know the head and neck restraint is not required but is recommended. I use a Hans and Delanie, has a Nextgen, I think. Just sign up for the TT School and get all your gear (gloves, arm restraints, Nomex socks, fire retardant shoes, SA2010 or newer helmet, a balaclava if you have facial hair and a fire extinguisher for the car. You have a race seat and harnesses) When you come out to the event you'll get your logbook and you can fill out your novice permit at the event. Once you complete the school the chief instructor or chief steward can sign off on your permit which will allow you to obtain your tt license.
Good summary John. I remember the same dilemma when I started, I started PDX in one car but wanted to move into TT. I didn't want to convert my daily into a race car so I ended up shopping around for one that I could convert. This will most likely lead to maintaining a dedicated race car which all racers need to do anyway; which is what happened to me.
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The drivers suit needs to be a 1 peice style.
Unless something changed this year, this is incorrect. 2-piece suits are fine as long as they meet the other requirements. I use a 2-piece. I would buy a 1 piece if I was buying a new one however. 2-pieces are bulky around the waist where the jacket must overlap the pants. Brandon's car is tight on space so I would recommend a 1 piece.
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Check the Gforce eBay store. That's where I got my suit. http://stores.ebay.com/G-FORCE-Outlet-Store
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Unless something changed this year, this is incorrect. 2-piece suits are fine as long as they meet the other requirements. I use a 2-piece. I would buy a 1 piece if I was buying a new one however. 2-pieces are bulky around the waist where the jacket must overlap the pants. Brandon's car is tight on space so I would recommend a 1 piece.
You can use the 2 peice in TT. My use of the word "needs" was in no way an implication that a 1 peice was required by SCCA for TT.

Per the rules regarding drivers suits:
Driving suits must carry FIA standards (8856-1986 or 8856-2000) or SFI 3-2A/5 or higher (e.g., /10, /15, /20) certification; Suits carrying SFI 3-2A/1 certification may be worn only with fire resistant underwear;
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Check the Gforce eBay store. That's where I got my suit. http://stores.ebay.com/G-FORCE-Outlet-Store
Thank you for the very helpful tip! I'm still on the fence right now whether I want to spend all the money on nomex safety gear or one extra day at the track this year. Decisions decisions.....
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I have a spare 1-peice drivers suit (size 58) and Gloves (Large). These can be loaned out for the event.
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I have a spare 1-peice drivers suit (size 58) and Gloves (Large). These can be loaned out for the event.
I really appreciate the offer, however if I'm going to step up to TT I've got to get my own sooner or later anyway. Just trying to check everything off the list at this point. I just ordered me a one piece three layer suit (SFI 3.2A/5), nomex gloves, nomex socks, driving shoes (SFI 3.3/5), keeping the same helmet, same arm restraints, neck brace (SFI 3.3), two new 6 point harnesses (SFI 16.1), and I've got to work out where to mount my fire extinguisher. I have two spares sitting in the garage, is there rule stating where I have to mount it? I figure I can mount it to the floor pan on the passenger side of the car where its within reach. Also, all of you guys have been extremely helpful, thank you. If there's anything in this is that looks concerning just let me know.
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The passenger floor pan should be just fine for the fire extinguisher. You could also mount it somewhere on the roll bar. I had mine in the BMW on the passenger side rear support for the bar.
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On my Miata, a simple plate bracket that connects to the front two bolts of the passenger seat works quite well for the extinguisher mount. Tucks nicely at front of seat where a passengers legs (when you have one) goes over. I've seen several designs with an internet search, I can post a pic of mine if you want.
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Thanks for the input. I'll probably just put it on the passenger floor in front of the seat. It was mounted there before put new floor plans in the car.
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Make sure it has two straps holding the extinguisher to the bracket.
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