President's Corner

January 2014

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful

holiday season, but are ready to get back to the track.

As we start the new season, you should take notice

that the SCCA has made some wholesale changes to

the stock car classes. All of the stock classes have

been broken into two classes each for calendar year

2014. You now have the ability to run street tires in a

stock class, or if you prefer, you can still run race tires

in a stock class, but will compete against others on

race tires.

The old stock classes (SS, AS, BS, ...) now represent

the street tire class. The new stock classes for race

tires add an R to the end of the class (SSR, ASR,

BSR, ...) A copy of the draft rules can be found here:

Additionally, time is running out to get registered for

the SoloPro driving school on March 8th and 9th. If

you are interested in joining these classes, please fill

out the form in this newsletter and get it to

Dave Hutter as soon as possible.

Just a reminder that the drivers meeting will start at

9:45 am on Sunday, and we will be doing the 2013

awards ceremony then too.


August, 2013

Wow, that was fast!

Summer is over already and its time to head back to

the track. Time permitting, it is our intention to create

an updated test and tune course, as it is pretty

unanimous that the box on side B is just overly

painful. Elements like the slalom will likely remain. We

don't plan on a total replacement, but hope to add

several new features.

The usual Florida summer rain pattern (afternoon

showers) should be in effect, so I plan on starting the

driver's meeting on Sunday at 9:45 am like we have

done at a few previous events. This means course

walking will close between 9:15 and 9:20 am. Please

plan accordingly.

One last reminder...BRING YOUR DRIVER'S

LICENSE. No license, no racing, no exceptions.

We"ve had a couple of issues with this in the last few

events and we intend to enforce the rules on this

subject. As part of your race day preparation, double

check you have your license.


June, 2013

It's time to revisit rules.

During our May event, a car broke down and was

pushed off to the side. During this situation,

subsequent drivers were red flagged. Unfortunately,

after being flagged, and stopping, those drivers

continued back to the finish line.

When you are red flagged, it is paramount that you

stop on the track and stay where you are until you are

told to do otherwise. Red flags are very serious

situations and we wish to maintain the utmost safety

for our course workers and drivers alike.

When under this condition, once you are released,

continue quickly to the finish line, crossing through the

timing lights. During this trek, make sure you drive on

the outside of the track. Do NOT finish the rest of the

course. If you do continue to follow the race line, you

will be denied your rerun.

Part of this sport is keeping our eyes up at all times.

It is critical that you look beyond just your next element

and make sure you are aware of all that is taking

place on the course as you pass through, be it a flag

or simply a course worker in your way.