Rules and Classing

The Atlanta Region SCCA follows the classing and procedural rules of the SCCA National Solo Rules set. Additionally, we have our own local rules that every competitor must follow. If everyone will take the time to read and understand all of the rules and procedures, it will help our events run smoothly and more efficiently.

All Atlanta Region events will be conducted according to the current Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) SOLO rulebook except for the following:

1. Entry Fees:$30 for members with a current SCCA membership card. $40 for non-members.All registration must be done on-line by 12:00 AM the day before an event; NO EXCEPTIONS. Season passes may be purchased by the beginning of the season for all 10 points events and the Champion of Champions event. Please make your payment by registering for a season pass on motorsportsreg.com before the end of the third event of the season. (season pass pricing available by contacting soloatlanta@gmail.com)

2. Car classification: Classification is defined in the SOLO rulebook and is the responsibility of the entrant. Classification will be declared at Registration.

3. Vehicle Identification: Vehicles shall be clearly identified per current SOLO rulebook and shall be marked on both sides before Technical Inspection. It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that the car is properly identified during each run. Please note that this will be stringently enforced at all events during the Technical Inspection procedure. If a driver leaves the start line with incorrect numbers displayed the run will be scored as a Did Not Start (DNS), the time posted will not be transferred to the correct driver and a re-run will not be issued regardless of the outcome of the run.

4. Drivers as workers: All entrants are required to share the workload. Entrants failing to complete their work assignment are subject to disqualification and forfeiture of points, or other penalties as determined by the Solo Chairperson.

5. Passengers: Atlanta Region allows any person, age 12 and over, with proper waiver credentials to ride as a passenger during any runs on course. This includes competitors riding with each other. This DOES NOT exclude competitors from riding BEFORE their competition runs.

6. Run Penalties: The pylon penalty shall be 2 seconds each. A single chalk line describes the base of the pylon. Pointer pylons do not count. The Exit lane is part of the course for scoring and DNF (Did Not Finish) purposes. Stop boxes will not be used unless for safety purposes.

7. Start Procedure: Failure to obey the starter (human or mechanical) may result in a DNS (Did Not Start), to be determined by the Timing Official on duty.

8. Run Work Order: Events shall be run according to published Run/Work order. However, run groups may be combined if a low entrant level warrants it. There can be no more than two drivers per car in each run group unless approved by the event Operating Steward. In the event that there are more than two drivers correctly registered in class (i.e. two open class drivers and one ladies class driver in the same car), one or more competitors will be moved into another run group at the discretion of the Operating Steward. This will not prevent the drivers who are moved into another run group from scoring points within their registered class.

9. Alcohol and Substance use: Competitors may not consume alcohol or any impairing drug or medication until their runs and work assignments are over. Local ordinances will be observed. Controlled substances are forbidden.

10. Protests: Each protest must be in writing and be accompanied by a $10 protest fee. Protests will be dealt with as defined in the current SOLO rulebook. The Solo Chairman will select the Protest Committee. It will consist of the Chief of Tech or his assistant who will act as Protest Chairman, and one member from each of the five car categories. A member that is from the class in which there is a protest will abstain.

11. Equipment Damages: Entrants are financially responsible for any damages to the timing equipment, or other club equipment. Refusal to comply may subject the entrant to disqualification, DNF, or other actions.

12. Annual Tech: Annual Tech will be offered by the Atlanta Region for competitors meeting the following requirements:a) Current Atlanta Region SCCA Memberb) Minimum of two years competition experiencec) Permanent numbers and class letters displayed on vehicle in accordance with Solo rulebook requirementsd) Vehicles having passed the Annual Tech procedure are subject to random “spot checks” at the discretion of the Tech Chief. This is to ensure that the competitors are meeting all Technical Inspection requirements after the initial inspection. In addition, any vehicle with an annual tech certification that experiences a mechanical failure during competition is subject to a second annual tech inspection.

13. Sponsor considerations: The required sponsor stickers must be properly displayed on all vehicles in order to start, unless the sponsor has exhausted their supply.

14. Sound Limits: Vehicles deemed to be too loud by the Operating Steward will not be allowed to compete without modification. We must be respectful of our neighbors in order to keep our current event sites. If in doubt about your vehicle, please consult with the chairperson prior to the event. In addition, all events held at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds are subject to the restrictions outlined in the “Gwinnett County Fairgrounds Sound Control Standards and Procedure Policy for all SCCA Solo II Events” document. Drivers are reminded that the need to be respectful of our neighbors increases on the public streets surrounding our events. Disciplinary action may be taken by the Operating Steward against drivers failing to represent our event in a positive manner.

15. Awards:  Awards will be given at the end of the year holiday banquet.  All classes will earn points toward year-end championship trophies. Class points will only be awarded to runs made during the assigned run group for that class. Runs made outside the assigned run group will be scored as “Time Only.” Only members of Team Solo with event day duties are exempt from this rule. Class points runs MUST be run BEFORE “Time Only” runs; no exceptions.

16. Points: Points for the Atlanta Region Championship shall be awarded to Atlanta Region members only and are based on actual finishing position. Membership eligibility will be determined by the most current Atlanta Region membership printed list in the club office at the time the points season ends. Entrants must compete in a minimum of 4 points events to be eligible to win a class trophy. The best finishes in 50% + 2 of the scheduled point events will be used to determine the Class Champions. In the case of an odd number of events in a season, the number of events used to score points will be rounded down (i.e. 11 events = 5.5, + 2 = 7.5, rounds down to 7 events).a) Points may not be transferred from one class to another except in the case of National class changes.b) Class championship trophies shall be awarded per the current SOLO rulebook based on the number of entrants per class, up to a maximum of 3 places.c) In order for a class to have a champion there must be a minimum of 2 drivers completing the minimum number of events to be eligible for a championship in that class. Drivers in uncontested classes will be bumped into the Club Class (or Ladies Club Class) at the end of the season. Year-end trophies will be awarded for both club classes.d) Points will be awarded as follows: 1st Place-100pts, 2nd through end- (1st Place time/ Xplace time)EX: 1st place runs 55.068, 2nd Runs 55.208, then 1st gets 100 and 2nd gets (55.068/55.208)*100 = 99.75 and if 3rd runs 56.789 then 3rd gets 97.22

17. Club Class: Final event results will include a PAX report for poorly attended open and ladies classes. As classes become better attended they will be removed from the report. These results will be used to assign points in the same manner as in a standard class to drivers to determine club class champions.

18. Novice classes: Any inexperienced competitor may register as a novice. Competitors running in the novice class will not accumulate points toward the year-end championship.a) No competitor may run more than 2 events as a novice before graduating to their respective class (as determined by the current SCCA Solo II rulebook). It is strongly encouraged that all inexperienced competitors take an Atlanta Region novice school and upon completion graduate to their respective class.b) No more than 20 competitors may register in each of the Novice class for the afternoon session of an event. The 20 Novice entrants will be determined on a first-come first-served basis.

19. Pro class: The Pro class is provided to promote national-level competition on a regional level. Competitors’ times will be adjusted based on the current PAX index with point calculation in the same manor as an open class. Additionally, the following deviations from standard class rules will apply to the Pro class:a) Champion of Champions entry – All Pro Class drivers running the minimum number of events to be eligible for a championship will be eligible for the Championship of Champions.b) Sponsorship – Before or during the season, a sponsor may be identified to provide cash or prizes to winning Pro class drivers. Pro class competitors will be required to run the sponsor’s sticker on their vehicle during competition.c) Atlanta only eligibility – Guests from other regions who seek top-level competition are welcome to participate in the Pro class. However, only competitors who are current Atlanta Region members will be factored into point calculation for each event or eligible for cash or prize payouts from sponsors. Drivers who are interested in competing for points and prizes are encouraged to become a dual region member with their home region and Atlanta Region.d) Points – 50% of events will be used to calculate points. . In the case of an odd number of events in a season, the number of events used to score points will be rounded down (i.e. 11 events = 5.5, rounds down to 5 events). In the case of a tie in points, the class winner will be determined by the result of the Champion of Champions event.e) Trophies – The top 50% (rounded up for odd numbers) of the class will be awarded a year-end trophy.f) There are no exemptions for running out of class in Pro competition. This includes Team Solo members and course setup team.

20. The SOLO chairman may make amendments or additions to these supplemental regulations with concurrence of Team Solo. Announcements will be made or posted at all events.