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SCCA Winter Festival Majors @ Cresson Jan 25-27, 2019


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I think we need to take another look at classing, too, though it's probably too late for this year.  Some of the classes seem a bit too broad in terms of the horsepower spread they encompass, particularly in view of dropping the subclass modifiers. 

You should be sitting OK. STR,STU, STH lumped together.

 

As a Street Touring Pony, I got tossed to Prepared group last year. Came out in 1st again. :) This year I'm ESP since they did away with STP. Lumped with SSP/ASP/BSP with the Vettes, 911s, and SC Mustangs and Camaros. Not to mention what a prepped BMW could be. Oh well, still better than being thrown into the wild west that is CAM. I'd be 250-400 hp off the pace in that bunch


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You should be sitting OK. STR,STU, STH lumped together.

 

As a Street Touring Pony, I got tossed to Prepared group last year. Came out in 1st again. :) This year I'm ESP since they did away with STP. Lumped with SSP/ASP/BSP with the Vettes, 911s, and SC Mustangs and Camaros. Not to mention what a prepped BMW could be. Oh well, still better than being thrown into the wild west that is CAM. I'd be 250-400 hp off the pace in that bunch

 

I'm not so sure, Joe. I'm up against an STU class Mustang, it appears.  Could be 420HP ( manufacturer rating at the crank)?  SCCA says 2015 to 2017 Mustang in STU, his is a 2014 GT, but maybe it's covered in the catch-all. I'm hoping it's misclassed.  :)



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I'm not so sure, Joe. I'm up against an STU class Mustang, it appears.  Could be 420HP ( manufacturer rating at the crank)?  SCCA says 2015 to 2017 Mustang in STU, his is a 2014 GT, but maybe it's covered in the catch-all. I'm hoping it's misclassed.  :)

You should fear the Mustangs, especially if you hang around on the sidewalks near car shows. I would have been happy to run STU (and used to for 1 season of autocross), but tire size limit was like 285. Would be most competitive as an STU car on RE-71s but I'm not going that route.



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is any sort of license or membership required for this?

just a piss on HPDE driver here.....



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is any sort of license or membership required for this?

just a piss on HPDE driver here.....

 

For the Time Trials, if you have documented track experience and are solo approved with one or more of the local groups you can be approved to run the Time Trials program (you do have to be an SCCA member but  you can do a weekend membership if needed). If we don't know you or if you seem sketchy, we'll have you do one of our PDX (or whatever we call them this week) to get you solo approved and into the Time Trials program.

 

Coaches have to be Motorsports Safety Foundation Level 1 certified and we're having a coaches training day in a couple of months.

 

The biggest difference between this and a normal HPDE is that 1) passing flags are mandatory and if you miss 2 you're black flagged, and 2) after the first session you are assigned a grid position based on your best lap times. The SCCA is pretty strict on flags and safety and they aren't shy about black flagging people. 

 

The Time Trials program is great fun, I highly recommend it to anyone interested in adding a little something to your track experience (you are essentially always in a tight battle with the people in front of and behind but with little passing, so you usually have a great time chasing a slightly faster driver and pushing to improve).