Solo Supplemental Rules

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All Solo events are run under current SCCA National Solo rules with the following amendments.

1.3.2.D specified – Passengers are allowed at all events. Passengers must meet all requirements as defined in the current year SCCA Solo Rules.

3.3 addition – While a car is competing, any and all windows that are adjacent to the driver or a passenger must be fully open or fully closed such that no part of the occupant may come in contact with an exposed edge of the glass. Windows adjacent to an occupant that do not open completely must, therefore, be fully closed, and convertibles running with the top down must have windows adjacent to an occupant fully open.

3.3.4 extended – Any vehicle that requests a 10 minute mechanical delay must inform the grid worker of the nature of the problem, who must in turn inform the Chief of Technical Inspection or another event official appointed by the Chief of Technical Inspection. The Chief of Technical Inspection has the right to re-inspect any vehicle that requests a 10-minute mechanical, but is not required to do so.

In the event that a vehicle is damaged, loses parts, or leaks fluids during an event, that car may not begin another run until it has been repaired and deemed safe by the Chief of Technical Inspection or another event official appointed by the Chief of Technical Inspection. 10 minutes are allowed to effect repairs after the car in question is due to make its next run. If repairs cannot be completed in this time, the car will receive a DNF for that run, and may be disqualified for the remainder of the event at the discretion of the Chief of Technical Inspection of another event official appointed by the Chief of Technical Inspection.

3.5 altered –The Chief Safety Steward and Event Chairperson(s) will decide if a vehicle is too loud to run. Any imposed sound limits shall be announced via email and/or posted to the Central PA Region website.

3.7 altered and extended – All cars will be provided with numbers and class identifiers at registration if they do not have their own. These need to be affixed to the vehicle such that they are visible to the timing vehicle when staged. Permanent numbers and class identifiers do not need to be removed or covered, provided they do not conflict with those the competitor(s) have registered the vehicle to compete with, and that they conform to all other regulations outlined in Section 3.7.

3.8 waived – Entrants do not need to possess manufacturer’s service documentation, although allowances supported by such still apply (e.g., the use of “crash bolts”).

4.2.A extended and specified – Entry to a Central Pennsylvania Region event requires a current driver’s license. The regional Executive Committee shall announce event entry fees prior to the start of the season (excluding special events), and shall also announce any changes to these fees in a timely manner.

4.3.1 altered – The Central Pennsylvania Region will only accept ¾ or full face helmets within SCCA guidelines; where the hard structure must cover the ear.

4.4.B altered – A car may not be entered in a given heat more than twice, but there are no other limits placed on how many times a car may be entered in an event or class.

4.6 altered – The driver is responsible for the correct determination of the car’s class/category. If in doubt as to classification or concerning the conformity of the car or its equipment to the rules governing the class, the Event Registrar and/or Event Chair shall make the determination. Any changes to the class of a car after the close of registration must be approved by the Event Chair.

4.7  waived – The Central PA Region shall not offer parallel ladies classes

4.8.C  specified – a) There shall be an optional PAX class for Novices (N). Entry into (N) is limited to those entrants who have never participated
in a Solo event or have competed in FOUR (4) or fewer events in the last 4 years. This class shall have no restrictions on eligible vehicle classes, providing all other rules for a particular class are followed.

b) There shall be an Index PAX Class (X). This class shall have no restrictions on eligible vehicle classes, providing all other rules for a particular class are followed.

Finishing position for all classes listed in this section will be determined by the use of the PAX/RTP multiplier for the current year.

4.9 altered and extended – The Event Solo Safety Steward must pre-run the course as needed to test for flow and/or safety. The Event Chair may also pre-run the course as needed. This should be done in a car other than the one which the driver plans to use for competition, but these limitations are waived when no other cars are available and/or changes are made to the course on the day of competition. First-time drivers may be offered an optional, low-speed run before competition with an appointed instructor as passenger.

5.1 waived – The Event Chair is also the Chief Steward.

5.7 waived – The person ultimately responsible for timing and scoring is the Event Chair.

5.8 waived – The main functions of the Chief of Course are fulfilled by the Starter (during competition) and Event Chair (before and after competition).

5.9 waived – The functions of Chief of Impound are to be fulfilled by the Chief Technical Inspector with help from the Event Chair (even though no impounds are held).

5.10 waived – The Event Chair is also the Chief Steward. They may also serve as the Operating Steward, Chief of Timing and Scoring, Chief of Course (when not competing), Chief of Protest, and Course Designer.

6.2 waived –Course maps are not required to be provided.

6.7 waived – Subject to rule 1.3.2.D specified, of this document.

6.8 specified – Option B shall be used with the size of run-groups (heats) determined by the Event Chair and/or the event registrar. Registration for run-groups is on a first-come/first-served basis. The one exception is that Jr. karts will run separately between Heat 1 and Heat 2, Heat 2 and Heat 3 or immediately following Heat 3 as determined by the Event Chair and/or the Solo Youth Steward. KM karts may run with cars or run with Jr. karts between Heat 1 and Heat 2, Heat 2 and Heat 3 or immediately following Heat 3 as determined by the Event Chair, Safety Steward, and/or the Solo Youth Steward.

6.9 waived – It is assumed that all cars with weight limits are obeying these limits. Official protests concerning weight are specifically disallowed.

6.10 waived – There shall be no impound. The Chief of Technical Inspection does not become the Chief of Impound until the Driver’s Meeting or the close of registration, whichever occurs later.

6.11 addition – Preheating tires by driving beyond the paddock and grid area is prohibited. Preheating is hereby expanded to include driving faster than a walking pace within ten minutes of placing the car in grid.

7.3 addition – When there is a cancellation of any portion of an event due to weather, no points will be awarded to any driver for that event, and the number of events required to qualify for a series points award will be reduced by one. If the event is cancelled during a heat, only the set of runs fully completed in that heat will be counted in previous heats. For example, if the cancellation occurs during the 4th run in the 2nd heat, then only runs 1-3 will be counted for heats 1 and 2. Any driver who receives fewer than half of their scheduled runs due to weather cancellation will receive a refund of their entry fees.

7.5 waived – Timing failure will not be reported to cars while they are on course.

7.8 waived – Times and penalties need not be tabulated or displayed before the end of competition.

7.9.1 waived – Pylon boxes need not be of a specific size or shape. If a box becomes non-visible, the decision of Event Chair as to replacement location is final.

7.9.3 altered – If all four tires of a vehicle leave the paved surface simultaneously and go onto an unpaved surface, or as otherwise indicated at the driver’s meeting of the event; the run will be scored as “off course” even if no gates or pylons are missed.

7.10 waived – The format in which results are reported is unspecified, nor will the results be mailed to competitors. Protests against the results must be filed in person at the first General Meeting of the Region after the results appear in the newsletter or on the website.

8 altered – Before an official protest is filed, the potential protestor must discuss the matter with either the potential protestee or an event official.

8.2 waived – Protests do not have to be in writing. Protests should be filed with the Event Chair or Chief of Impound (Chief of Technical Inspection).

8.2.1 altered – Official protests require a $25 fee.

8.2.2 altered – Protests must be filed before the last competition run is completed.

8.3.2 waived – Protested cars will not be impounded.

8.4 specified – The Protest Committee shall consist of the Chief of Technical Inspection, the event official who registered the protested driver or car, and one other person named by the Event Chair, with the provision that all are members of the SCCA.

9.4 altered – Implementation of penalties will be decided by officers as needed on a case-by-case basis.

11. specified

Solo Event Awards: Event awards shall be provided to the winners, if they meet the following criteria: 1st place if two or more competitors in class, 2nd place if 3 competitors or more in class, 3rd place if 4 or more competitors in class. In the case of a tie, the competitors share the position. Points per event are awarded as follows: first: 20pts, second: 16pts, third: 13pts, fourth: 11pts, fifth: 9pts, sixth: 7pts, seventh: 6pts, eighth: 5pts, ninth: 4pts, tenth: 3pts, eleventh: 2pts, twelfth and beyond: 1pt.

Solo Series Points Awards: Competitors must participate in more than one half of the series points events in a given class to be eligible for solo series points awards. A competitor’s series-end ranking will be determined by the sum of their series event points. Points may be dropped from every competitor’s lowest-scoring events at the discretion of the Solo Committee. The number of events to be dropped will be determined by the Solo Committee and announced to the membership prior to each series. In the case of a class tie in the solo series points, the winner shall be determined by the following means. The best official time of each competitor will be taken on an individual basis from each of the events in which all competitors involved in the tie participated and a cumulative total will be generated. Series ending position will be determined by the lowest cumulative official time being determined as the winner. Solo Series Points Awards shall be awarded to the top 3 eligible competitors in each class.

Year End Member Only Competition Awards: Year End Member Only Competition Awards shall be determined based on a written procedure approved by the Central Pennsylvania Region membership. These awards may include Solo Champion, Rally Champion & Club Racing Champion

Year End Member Only Activity Awards: Year End Member Only Activity Awards shall be determined based on a written procedure approved by the Central Pennsylvania Region membership. These awards may include Most Active Event Worker, Most Active Race Worker, Most Active Member, and Most Active New Member.

Rev. 4.06

Rev. 03/13/07

Rev. 04/10/07

Rev. 05/08/07

Rev. 06/12/07

Rev. 10/09/07

Rev. 05/13/08

Rev. 05/12/09

Rev. 02/16/10

Rev. 09/08/15

Rev. 04/22/17

Rev. 05/28/17