Mohawk-Hudson Region SCCA
Supplemental Solo Rules and Regulations
Updated March 2007
These regulations are intended to communicate the goals of the program and the rules governing our events. These rules document agreed upon “best practices” for conducting our events.
i To provide all entrants with an inexpensive and fun way to compete in motor sports.
ii To provide less experienced drivers a low pressure means to gain experience.
iii To allow more experienced drivers to develop their vehicles and driving techniques.
iv To generate interest in the SCCA.
i The Mohawk Hudson Region SCCA Solo Program is conducted under the “Solo Rules” as published annually by SCCA. These supplemental rules are not meant to supercede, but to be used in addition to the published SCCA rules. These regulations shall not be interpreted in any way that invalidates the SCCA insurance.
ii All competitors must keep in mind that they are representatives of our sport and must set a positive example to other competitors, spectators, site owners/representatives, and the community in which the event is being held. The event chair and the Regional Solo Chairperson are empowered by the Mohawk Hudson Region SCCA to disqualify any competitor for conduct that is unsportsmanlike or dangerous both on and off the autocross site.
iii Exceeding 15 mph anywhere on the event site except while competing on course, will result in immediate disqualification from the event.
iv Any competitor deemed to be driving in an overtly reckless manner during a competition run may be disqualified from the event at the discretion of the event chairperson.
v All entrants and spectators must comply with requests and decisions made by event officials. Failure to do so will result in disqualification and removal from the site.
vi In the event of a spin, Bring the vehicle back under control, stopped if necessary, and finish the run in a controlled manor.
REGISTRATION & FEES
i The cost of each event shall be $30 for non-SCCA members and $20 for members. These fees may be adjusted for financial reasons (e.g., high rental fee for a particular site or for a charity event) but the relative discount for members shall remain.
ii Late registration is not allowed except under extraordinary situations. Additional $10 fee will apply.
iii Registration fees will be refunded to anyone failing tech inspection.
iv For all Mohawk Hudson Region Solo events, drivers can register to compete in only one car per event. Multiple drivers may register in the same car as long as it does not interfere with the efficient running of the event.
EVENT SCHEDULE (unless otherwise announced) Please note: these times are approximate.
7:45 AM Registration and Tech Inspection open.
8:30 AM Course open for walking.
9:15 AM Registration closes.
9:30 AM Tech closes.
10:00 AM Driver’s Meeting.
10:30 AM First Car Off.
ENTRANTS AS WORKERS
i Solo events are amateur events organized by fellow entrants for the enjoyment of all. With entry comes the responsibility to share in the administration and work of the event. Accordingly, ALL entrants at Solo events must complete work assignments that are assigned by the Worker Chief. An entrant may designate an alternate person to carry out his or her work assignment, but the entrant is ultimately responsible for the completion of the work assignment. Failure to carry out the assigned task will result in disqualification for the event. Entrants who (over the course of repeated events) skip work requirements will be prohibited from competition at Mohawk Hudson Region SCCA Solo events. Any person so prohibited, may seek to be reinstated by appearing before the Mohawk Hudson Region Solo Advisory Committee.
ii If you run more than the allotted runs, the number of extra runs taken will be removed, starting from the best runs.
i The driver and passenger must have a combined total of at least five seasons of Solo experience. No 2 loaner helmets per car
ii Passengers must be over the age of 12, have signed all necessary waivers, wear a properly fitted and approved helmet (helmet must have passed tech inspection), be properly belted into the vehicle, and must keep hands, arms, and any other part of their body inside the vehicle. Please note that for children, tech inspectors must inspect helmet for a proper fit.
iii Hand held cameras are not allowed inside an on-course vehicle during competition runs. Photographers must be approved by the Safety Steward and have a spotter if on the site. Spotter cannot be a course worker.
iv Failure to adhere to any of these requirements may result in disqualification.
i Due to the sensitive nature of our sport in regard to excessive sound, the following procedures will be followed during the season at sites deemed to be in sensitive locations. For a list of such sites, contact the current Solo Regional Chairperson.
ii Maximum allowable decibel limit will be 93 dB.
iii Initial sound readings will be taken during tech inspection. The purpose of this test is to screen out obvious sound violations. Competitors shall rev engine to 1000 rpm below redline for one or two seconds; a sound reading will be taken 50 feet directly behind the exhaust outlet. If a vehicle does not pass this test, the competitor must make changes to the exhaust system and get tested again, prior to his/her first run. No one may attempt an on-course run until they pass this test.
iv Any competitor who fails this test and is not allowed onto the course for an official run, shall be refunded his/her entry fee.
v On course sound readings will be obtained at selected events. Any competitor failing this test may not take another run until s/he has made a good faith attempt to rectify the problem. If that competitor’s next run violates the sound requirement, they will be disqualified. In the case of multi driver cars, if the car fails the sound test during the first driver’s first run, a fix must be attempted before anyone else can attempt a run in that vehicle. If the sound level is still excessive during the next run in that vehicle, the vehicle will be disqualified. Any competitor failing the on course test will NOT be refunded their entry fee.
i All protests shall be filed with the event chairperson in accordance with the SCCA, except as listed below. The protest committee shall be comprised of the Solo Advisory Committee (SAC). The SAC may appoint any SCCA member to the protest committee if so desired. If no members of the SAC are present at the event, the event chairperson shall select a protest committee comprised of at least three SCCA members.
ii Any driver in the group may protest another driver in the same group.
SEASON POINT SYSTEM AND TROPHIES
i Season championship points will be awarded at specified events. To qualify, competitors must be a member of the Mohawk Hudson Region and compete in a minimum of 3 events during the course of the season. There will be six categories of classes: Stock, Street Prepared, Street Touring/Street Mod, Prepared Modified, Ladies, and Novice. The last two classes may be entered at the qualifying participant’s option. Finishing order and points in each of the categories at each event will be determined in the following manner:
ii Must be a member on record by the last scheduled event.
iii Group vehicles into their appropriate categories as listed above.
iv Apply the RTP factor (available from the registrar) to each entrants best time. Add pylon penalties when required.
v Award points within each category from first place through last place, according to the following schedule: 50-45-41-38-36-35-34-33-32-etc. Zero points will be awarded to any competitor who did not finish (DNF) and/or did not start (DNS) all runs. Points from all qualifying Mohawk Hudson Region Solo II events will be totaled. Zero points are “awarded” for events not attended. The worst 1 event shall be dropped. Bonus points shall be awarded as follows; 5 points shall be awarded for each NE division National Tour, Pro, and/or Divisional solo event. 5 points shall also be awarded for attending all 7 Mohud events. Season championship trophies shall be awarded at the Mohawk Hudson Region, SCCA banquet held each December. The top one third of competitors in each category shall receive a trophy. Other trophies may also be awarded at the banquet. Additional trophies previously awarded include “Driver of the Year”, Solo II Worker of the Year, and “Novice of the Year”. The Solo Advisory Committee shall make the final decision regarding all trophies.
CLASSING, BUMPING ORDER, AND EVENT TROPHIES
i Classes and bumping shall be per the SCCA Solo Rules. Bumping shall be carried out such that three cars are required to make a class. All resulting bumped classes will be awarded event trophies as per the SCCA Solo rules. A factored Ladies class and a factored Novice class will be offered. These classes may be entered at the option of those eligible to do so or the appropriate Open class may be entered. Novice definition: Solo II competition experience includes a total of 5 or fewer Solo events in the past. Any driver who enters a Mohawk Hudson Region event as a novice, as defined above, may finish the season with this classification with the following exception: three first place finishes in the novice class will result in movement to the appropriate, non-novice class.
ii Event trophies will be awarded at the end of the event after the van has been loaded. An optional year-end trophy is available to anyone instead of the event trophies to be awarded at the Mohud Banquet.
i Annual Tech is available to Mohud SCCA members in good standing and is valid only at Mohud events for the calendar year in which the car was inspected.
ii If the car switches class, it must be reinspected. We reserve the right to perform random Tech on an annually inspected car.
iii Annual Tech will be noted on the registration card and a designation on the car itself (sticker?).
Solo Advisory Committee
i The Solo Advisory Committee (SAC) is comprised of 7 Mohud SCCA members that are dedicated to the betterment and overview of the sport by using majority vote on issues as they arise.
ii The purpose of the group is to maintain the integrity of the Solo community. Duties include, but are not limited to monitoring, making, maintaining and enforcing the supplemental rules of the region.