Last Event

Points #8 | Oct. 8, 2017

Location: Twin Fountains, Bell Buckle, TN

Event Chair: Scott Dobler

Results:

RAW
PAX
SUMMARY
FINAL

2017 CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

2017 YEAR END CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

Next Event

Test & Tune | Mar. 25, 2018

Location: Twin Fountains Raceway, Bell Buckle, TN

Event Chair: TBD

Notes: No junior karts permitted. No awards given for Test & Tune event.

Register Online

Day Schedule*

  • 7:00a - Gates Open
  • 8:00a-9:30a - Registration/Veh. Tech
  • 8:30a - Course Open for Walking
  • 9:30a - Novice Walkthrough
  • 10:00a - Drivers Safety Meeting
  • 10:15a - First Heat to Grid
  • 10:30a - First Car Off!
  • 3:30p (appx.) - Awards
  • 4:00p-5:00p Fun Runs! 1 for $5 or 3 for $10

Entry Fee     (Online / In-Person)

  • Non-SCCA Member - $45 / $50
  • SCCA Member - $35 / $40
  • SCCA Student Member - $30 / $35
  • SCCA Military Member - $30 / $35
  • New SCCA Membership w/ Event - n/a / $95

*Times above are approximate, and subject to change without prior notice.

2018 Official Schedule

SCCA Solo Racing Events (a.k.a. Auto-X)

Event Date Location Notes Results
Test & Tune Sun. Mar. 25th Twin Fountains, Bell Buckle, TN No Awards        
Points #1 Sun. Apr. 8th Twin Fountains, Bell Buckle, TN The TN Challenge Event 1        
Street Survival Sat. Apr. 21st NCM Motorsports Park, Bowling Green, KY Street Survival School        
Points #2 Sun. Apr. 22nd NCM Motorsports Park, Bowling Green, KY          
Points #3 Sun. May. 13th Music City Raceway, Goodlettsville, TN          
DATE TBD Sun. Jun. th Music City Raceway, Goodlettsville, TN          
Test & Tune Sat. Jun. 30th NCM Motorsports Park, Bowling Green, KY Multi-Course Test & Tune        
Points #5 Sun. Jul. 1st NCM Motorsports Park, Bowling Green, KY          
Points #6 Sun. Jul. 22nd Twin Fountains, Bell Buckle, TN The TN Challenge Event 2        
Street Survival Sat. Aug. 11th NCM Motorsports Park, Bowling Green, KY Street Survival School        
Points #7 Sun. Aug. 12th NCM Motorsports Park, Bowling Green, KY          
Points #8 Sun. Sept. 16th Twin Fountains, Bell Buckle, TN The TN Challenge Event 3        
Points #9 Sat. Oct. 20th NCM Motorsports Park, Bowling Green, KY OktoberFAST Day 1        
Non-Points Event Sat. Oct. 20th NCM Motorsports Park, Bowling Green, KY OktoberFAST Day 2        

If you wish to sign up to chair an event (design the course), please contact our Competition Director, Joshua Melani Via Email, Facebook or our Forum!

Club Meetings & Other Activities

Meeting Date Location Discussion/Voting Topics View Minutes
January Meeting Thurs. Jan. 4th Shoney's - 110 Interstate Dr. 2017 Banquet & Schedule Jan. Minutes
2017 Year End Awards Banquet Sat. Jan. 27th The GarageMahal, Mt. Juliet, TN - RSVP Required -  
February Meeting Thurs. Feb. 1st Shoney's - 110 Interstate Dr. Schedule and Sites Feb. Minutes
March Meeting Thurs. Mar. 1st Shoney's - 110 Interstate Dr.    
April Meeting Thurs. Apr. 5th Shoney's - 110 Interstate Dr.    
May Meeting Thurs. May 3rd Shoney's - 110 Interstate Dr.    
June Meeting Thurs. Jun. 7th Shoney's - 110 Interstate Dr.    
July Meeting Thurs. Jul. 5th Shoney's - 110 Interstate Dr.    
August Meeting Thurs. Aug. 2nd Shoney's - 110 Interstate Dr.    
September Meeting Thurs. Sep. 6th Shoney's - 110 Interstate Dr. 2019 Officer Nominations  
October Meeting Thurs. Oct. 4th Shoney's - 110 Interstate Dr.    
November Meeting Thurs. Nov. 1st Shoney's - 110 Interstate Dr. 2019 Elections  
December Meeting Thurs. Dec. 6th Shoney's - 110 Interstate Dr.    

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00PM unless otherwise noted. All members are welcome & encouraged to participate!

Competing With Us

Your Vehicle

Every car that runs an SCCA event must first pass a technical inspection:

  • Tires - no cords showing or other damage such as bulges, nails, etc.
  • Wheel bearings, shocks, steering, seat belts and suspension in good operating condition.
  • Brakes - firm pedal with no detectable drop with car not running and proper level of fluid in reservoir.
  • All loose items removed (radar detectors, floor mats, etc.)
  • Hubcaps and wheel rings removed.
  • All lugs present and tight.
  • Throttle return action safe and positive (no sticky throttles)
  • No excessive fluid leaks.
  • Battery securely fastened down.

Pack Supplies

SCCA events are a full day affair. To get in more runs each event, we do not include a lunch break in the schedule. Therefore, be prepared to eat on the run. Tennessee summers have also been described as similar to the surface of the sun (despite what scientists might say). Please, try not to die/get dehydrated/sunburnt. The following essentials will help get you through:

  • If you're under the age of 18, you'll need to bring your parents
  • A valid driver's license
  • Military and student discounts require ID
  • Cash and checks accepted for on-site entry fee (credit/debit cards accepted for online registration only)
  • Lots of fluids, ideally in a cooler, and lunch
  • Sunscreen, SPF 30+ (you will spend 8+hrs exposed)

Extra Gear

Once you get the racing bug, and you'll get it quickly, there are a few extras you may want to bring.

  • Helmet: The TRSCCA is happy to loan helmets, but due to the limited quantity, we encourage our regulars to purchase their own. Snell rating of 2005 or newer is required by the SCCA (read: M2005, or SA2005). Full-face, or open-face style is up to you.
  • Numbers and class: All cars need numbers and letters to designate their competition group. The SCCA has specific minimum size/location guidelines for these, as noted in the official rule book. The TRSCCA will help you pick your own car number, and we'll be happy to help you classify your car (post on our discussion forums if you have a question). The club will also provide paper numbers/letters, but reusable magnetic, or vinyl decals are the best option to save time/tape.

Looking for more information? Try the official SCCA website, or the SCCA Solo rulebook.

2017 Championship Points

Competitors who complete a full season within the same competition class will be eligible for the TRSCCA's year end championship. Rules, and details are as follows:

  • Competitors must be a registered member of the Tennessee Region SCCA
  • A minimum of 5 events within a class are required to qualify for the end of season awards in 2017. Any events in excess of this minimum will count towards the top scores (i.e. if you compete in 8 events, the worst 3 will be dropped).
  • Points accumulation will be based on the following system:
    • 1st Place - 20 points
    • 2nd Place - 16 points
    • 3rd Place - 13 points
    • 4th Place - 11 points
    • 5th Place - 9 points
    • 6th Place - 7 points
    • 7th Place - 6 points
    • 8th Place - 5 points
    • 9th Place - 4 points
    • 10th Place - 3 points
    • 11th Place - 2 points
    • Others - 1 point
  • Novice class competitors are not eligible for year end awards. They may compete in the Novice group for up to one (1) full calendar year, or three (3) class wins, whichever comes first. Then they will be asked to graduate into the normal class for their vehicle. However, Novices (and new, non-novice class competitors) may be selected for the annual 'Rookie of the Year' award.

Common Q&A

Q: How can I become a member of the TRSCCA?

A: Just come to one of our events, and sign up!

Q: I can only attend for half a day. Can I still race with the TRSCCA?

A: Unfortunately no, competitors need to commit to attending the full event (which generally ends by 5pm).

Q: What is an Event Chair and why should I volunteer?

A: Anyone who has competed in an Autocross event has said 'This course stinks, I could have done it better.' Well, this is your chance to show us what you've got! As event chair you get to design the course (within SCCA rules and site limitations). You will be required to arrive on site early to help set up your course and help deliver the drivers meeting, but after that, you get to sit back and relax for the rest of the day! Oh, and did I mention the free event entry?

Q: Will the TRSCCA hold any Rally-X events this year?

A: We are working hard to bring rallycross back to the TRSCCA! Stay tuned!

Q: I'm interested in becoming a SCCA Safety Steward. What do I need to do?

A: Glad to hear it! We always need more of those. First, read the SCCA rules for Safety Stewards. Then, inquire with one of our certified Safety Stewards at the next event. They'll help you with the apprenticeship.

If you have another question, don't hesitate to reach out through our Facebook page, the discussion forums, or email an officer directly.

Thank You for Visiting!

We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

 

About the TRSCCA

The Tennessee Region Sports Car Club of America (TRSCCA) is a non-profit chapter of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). We operate motorsports events in Middle, TN and the surrounding area in a safe and fun manor. All skill levels are welcome at our events. This club is operated solely by volunteers.

Read Club By-Laws | View Club Operating Procedures

 

Mailing Address:
Tennessee Region SCCA
P.O. Box 1385
Smyrna, TN 37167-1385

©Copyright 2015 Tennessee Region SCCA. All Rights Reserved

CONTACTS

2017 Officers:

- Regional Executive, Brian Sowders
    email: trscca.re@gmail.com

- Assistant Regional Executive, Jarrod Hix

- Competition Director, Joshua Melani
    email: trscca.cd@gmail.com

- Assistant Competition Director, Phillip Conaway

- Treasurer, Justin Batten
    email: trscca.tre@gmail.com

- Secretary, David Entz
    email: trscca.sec@gmail.com

- Web Master, Evan Williams
    email: trscca.wm@gmail.com

2017 Board of Directors:

- Jarrod Hix - '17 (Outgoing RE)

- Killian Jones '18/19

- Logan Altmeyer '18/19

- David Mingus '18/19

- David Entz '17/18

- Tara Sapp '17/18

- Larry Cotter '17/18