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Racing => Solo (Autocross) => Topic started by: dale on October 07, 2009, 01:35:18 pm

Title: PDX is On!
Post by: dale on October 07, 2009, 01:35:18 pm
WNY Region is having it's first ever PDX (Performance Driving Experience) in conjunction with The Great Pumpkin road race at Nelson Ledges the weekend of 10/24-25.

Jeremy Washburn and Jon Wolff are organizing the event. They are looking for participants, instructors, and probably lots of other help.

Questions, post here or contact Jeremy or Jon.

An entry form is attached with supplemental rules is attached.
Title: Re: PDX is On!
Post by: jmercado567 on October 07, 2009, 10:57:33 pm
Will there be any timing done?  or is this just driving around the track?
Title: Re: PDX is On!
Post by: dale on October 08, 2009, 08:04:39 am
This is instructional sessions only, so there will not be any timing done.

dale
Title: Re: PDX is On!
Post by: jmercado567 on October 09, 2009, 12:52:50 am
Thanks Dale.
Title: Re: PDX is On!
Post by: karl on October 12, 2009, 01:05:03 pm
I downloaded the PDX info sheet and have 2 questions.

1.  The opening paragraph says to be familiar with the 2009 Time Trial Rules, but the link is to the 2008 Rules.  Is their any major difference between the 2 sets of rules?

2.  The Technical Inspection paragraph states that Tech forms should be completed prior to the event.  Where are these forms located?
Title: Re: PDX is On!
Post by: fairgentleman Z on October 13, 2009, 09:14:35 pm
This is going to be very cheap.  Other regions are charging [2] 20 minute sessions for $120.  We are offering [5] 20 minute sessions for $125.  That being said the price is the same if you just do Saturday or Sunday only.

Session times for PDX are:
> Sat 8:30 am (20 minutes)
> Sat 1st after lunch break (20 minutes)
> Sat after last race group (20 minutes)
> Sun 9:15 am (20 minutes)
> Sun between last 20 lap race group and before enduro start (20 minutes)

There will be some "classroom" before/after each session.

Quote from: "karl"
I downloaded the PDX info sheet and have 2 questions.

1.  The opening paragraph says to be familiar with the 2009 Time Trial Rules, but the link is to the 2008 Rules.  Is their any major difference between the 2 sets of rules?

2.  The Technical Inspection paragraph states that Tech forms should be completed prior to the event.  Where are these forms located?

It looks like a generic form was copied and the info is dated.  This is the current rules for Time Trail - Level 1 - PDX:

http://cms.scca.com/documents/Club%20Fo ... l1-PDX.pdf (http://cms.scca.com/documents/Club%20Forms/2009%20Level1-PDX.pdf)

Don't let the name fool you, there is no timing in Level 1.

Well since there appears to be no tech forms attached to file we can not hold students accountable for not filling one out prior to the event.  But the rules state "good working order".  So at a minimum the car would have to pass auto-X tech, have a working tail light, passenger seat safety equal to driver seat.

My must do quick tips:
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Brakes, brakes, brakes. This is the only must do performance wise. Good high performance pads, high temp fluid, and a recent fluid change. Buy some extra pads to bring with you and you can return them if you don’t need them. Buy track purpose pads. Just do something…..

Other recommendations:
http://www.beaverun.com/pdf/vehicle%20t ... 20form.pdf (http://www.beaverun.com/pdf/vehicle%20technical%20inspection%20form.pdf)
http://www.beaverun.com/pdf/Flat-Out-Fr ... 0Sheet.pdf (http://www.beaverun.com/pdf/Flat-Out-Friday%20Tech%20Sheet.pdf)

-Jeremy
Title: Re: PDX is On!
Post by: rushman on October 20, 2009, 10:27:06 am
Due to low registration (1) we are going to cancel the PDX.  We will likely attempt it again next year with a little more advanced planning.

Sorry guys, please spread the word.
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