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Dietz takes tight PRO1 victory at SCS Print E-mail
Written by Karen Babb   
Monday, 21 April 2014 09:00

Kevin Dietz took a hotly-contested PRO1 class victory at Sunday's Sports Car Spectacular, under drying conditions in which competitors were happy to get that 5th run.  Kevin edged out Dieter Beldi for the win, with Karl Coleman taking 3rd in his developing and comparatively new BRZ.

Top Time went to Jim Daniels in the Prepared Miata, with close scratch times (with a cone) being posted by Frederick Pascual in the very fast ground-pounding Mustang.  The last heat of the day had the best conditions, with a clean dry track and ever-improving stick.

Workers of the day had to be Enrique Garcia, who barely got to run while shepherding a cranky timing system that took a couple of hits over the weekend, and Brianne Green (with help from Sean), who covered a variety of positions including Registration, Workers, and Waivers.

Next WWSCC Event is May 18th at Shelton, we hope to see you there.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 April 2014 09:03
 
Coneheads Test N Tune, Sports Car Spectacular April 19/20 Print E-mail
Written by Karen Babb   
Monday, 17 March 2014 20:45

The next WWSCC events will be the Coneheads Test N Tune on Saturday and the Sports Car Spectacular Championship Series Event #2 on Sunday, the weekend of April 19-20 at Shelton.

The Saturday April 19th Coneheads Test N Tune will have a single Registration period in the morning; the event will consist of morning runs on either or both (driver's choice) of two element sections--one sweeper-focused, the other with slaloms and lane changes.  There is an entry limit of 50, to help maximize driving time for those who enter, and because of this limit the entrants must pre-pay to reserve their spot.  Drivers will be split into groups at the morning Drivers' Meeting; everyone who drives will also work.  There will be a separate Grid in the morning half for each of the element sections; drivers may choose either, switch back and forth, and may run as many times as they can during their assigned run period.  There will be a break at midday to connect the element sections into a full course, and the groups will run again.  Entry fee is $35.  Registration and Tech will be 8:00-9:00, Drivers' Meeting will be at 9:30, and runs will begin at 10 am.

The Sports Car Spectacular Championship event on Sunday April 20th will be #2 in the WWSCC Championship Series, sponsored by Jim's Detail Shops and co-sponsored by Garth Vadar Motorsports.  Morning Registration and Tech will be 8am-9am, afternoon will be 11:45-12:45.  Entry fee is $25 pre-registered, $30 on-site.  If this is your first WWSCC event of the year you will also need to pay the one-time $5 rulebook/insurance fee for this season.  Run groups for Sunday are as follows:

AM: NON-STOCK

Run 1, Work 2: IA, IB, IC, WM, WP, OS, ST2, WST3, PRO2, TOAM

Run 2, Work 1: WIA, WIB, WIC, MA, MB, PA, PB, PC, WOS, WST2, ST3, WPRO2, TOAM, WNOVAM, NOVAM

PM: STOCK

Run 1, Work 2: SS, WSA, SB, WSC, WSD, SE, WSR, PRO1, TOPM, WNOVPM, NOVPM

Run 2, Work 1: WSS, SA, WSB, SC, SD, WSE, SR, WPRO1, TOPM

 

Last Updated on Monday, 24 March 2014 20:29
 
WWSCC 2014 - TS Championship March 16th Print E-mail
Written by Karen Babb   
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 22:08

Don't forget WWSCC Championship Series Event #1, St. PattyCross, Sunday March 16th.  Stock, SR, and Pro1 run in the morning, other classes in the afternoon.  Novices can run either day half.  $30 pre-registered, $35 otherwise, plus the 2014 annual $5 WWSCC Insurance Fee (latter is paid on-site).  Morning Registration opens at 7:30; afternoon opens at 11:30.  Run/work order is:

AM: STOCK

Run 1, Work 2: SS, WSA, SB, WSC, WSD, SE, WSR, PRO1, TOAM, WNOVAM, NOVAM

Run 2, Work 1: WSS, SA, WSB, SC, SD, WSE, SR, WPRO1, TOAM,

PM: NON-STOCK

Run 1, Work 2: IA, IB, IC, WM, WP, OS, ST2, WST3, PRO2, TOPM

Run 2, Work 1: WIA, WIB, WIC, MA, MB, PA, PB, PC, WOS, WST2, ST3, WPRO2, TOPM, WNOVPM, NOVPM

 

As you might expect, the location is close to the race horse stables at the Emerald Downs track. The horses do not respond well to loud noises, especially excessive tire squealing noise.  To ensure the safety of the race horses, Emerald Downs reserves the right to shut down the event at any time, and without any prior warning, if the horses become alarmed or get spooked by our activity at the site. The safety of the horses (in addition to the safety all participants) at the facility is our primary concern.

In order to mitigate this, note the following:
- Do not perform any tire burnouts, squealing, or other loud tire noises in the paddock, pits, access roads, or anywhere in the vicinity of the Emerald Downs site. If you do, you will be asked to leave the site immediately.
- The 2014 SCCA sound limit of 98db (at 50ft) will be enforced at this event. We will be sending out more information to the list, but in the interim, please refer to supplemental rule 33 of the NWR-SCCA series for a description of this rule:
http://www.nwr-scca.org/solo/Supps.htm
- Any tire squealing/sound done on-course that is deemed as excessive by the event chair or any of the event officials may be deemed "unsporstmanlike conduct" at this event, and as such, is grounds for disqualification and other sanctions. Please refer to rules 2.5.3 and 3.2.2 of the WWSCC Autoslalom Standards for more information.
We do not expect tire and/or engine noise to be an issue at this event, but we are counting on all attendees to help us with this issue. We cannot overemphasize how important your cooperation on this issue is to the success of this event and the continued use of this site, and we thank you in advance for your observance and help with this.

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 March 2014 06:52
 
WWSCC 2014 - Ladies' Day March 15th Print E-mail
Written by Karen Babb   
Sunday, 12 January 2014 16:44

 

Torque Steerers with co-sponsors NWR-SCCA and ACE, are hosting a Ladies Day on Saturday March 15th at Emerald Downs in Auburn! This event is a great opportunity for women in our region to experience autox in a low pressure environment and get some seat time.

Gals - this day is for you - it's an opportunity for you to come out and play in your cars. If you've ever wanted to try autox but haven't wanted to do it at a race event - this is the perfect opportunity. It's not a race, it's just a practice. Women with any level of autox experience are welcome to come and drive at this event. The guys will work the course for you and there will be female instructors on hand for those who are new to the sport or want to go for ride-alongs.

Guys - if you have women in your life that are interested in cars, want to learn how to drive better and faster, or just want to have a great time in their cars this is a great opportunity for them. It's also a great opportunity for you to show your support for the women in our region because we need volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering to work at this event please contact Tasha ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Annie ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Volunteers will be able to run during the lunch break and again at the end of the day.

Pre-Registration:

· Gals - please pre-register online - (pre-registration closes on Friday 3/14 at 6pm - pre-reg is not required, just helpful). You can change or cancel your registration until Friday at 6pm.

Onsite Check-In/Registration: 8:00-8:45am

· Payment is made at the event – cash or checks only.

· Cost - $50 for the entire day, Women only - this includes a weekend membership to Torque Steerers (TS); if you are a current member of a sponsor club (TS/SCCA/ACE) your entry is $45

· Volunteers - please check in at registration to get a work assignment and if you want to run at lunch or the end of the day (no fees will be collected from you but you must have a valid driver's license).

Tech Inspection: 8:05-8:50am

· All cars that will be running must go through the safety tech inspection.

· Before going to the tech inspection area, remove all loose objects from your car, the driver's side floor mat must be secure or removed.

· Please review the tech requirements listed here to avoid surprises on site.

· We recommend putting some extra air in your tires (5-7lbs. above stock) to prevent excessive sidewall rollover

Driver's Meeting: 9:10am

· Everyone must attend the driver's meeting unless they have been excused by the event chairs.

What you should bring:

· Your valid driver's license (volunteers too, if you want to drive)

· Entry fees (cash or checks accepted)

· A Snell rated helmet 2000 or newer—Loaner helmets are available. Helmets with only a DOT rating are not allowed due to our insurance requirements.

· Whatever you need to “be prepared” for the weather (golf umbrella, rain suit, tarp, extra water, sunscreen, etc.).

· There will not be a food vendor onsite so bring a lunch or there are restaurants nearby.


 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 March 2014 22:09
 
WWSCC Update Print E-mail
Written by Zane Kenney   
Sunday, 22 December 2013 10:53

The rules change proposals for 2014 have been finalized and are available for review here (also from the "2014 Rules Proposal" link at the left): http://www.wwscc.org/rules/WWChangeProposals2014.pdf  Voting will take place at the February Council meeting, if all clubs have had a chance to determine their votes by then.

Our friends and meeting hosts Bogart's on Airport Way are closing, so starting in January we'll be meeting somewhere else (TBD).  Watch this space and the nw-autox list for updates.  NWRSCCA Solo is in the same boat.  We're looking for a low-cost or no-cost meeting room at a restaurant, somewhere centrally located since we have folks coming from both north and south.  Suggestions welcome.

Don't forget to register for the Coneheads part and awards banquet, held at Fare Start in Seattle.  You can do that (deadline is January 3rd) here: http://scorekeeper.wwscc.org/coneheads.php

 
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