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by Randy Gonzalez
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Events
Topic: February 2018 Practice & Event
Replies: 16
Views: 2276

Re: February 2018 Practice & Event

UPDATE: We're still looking for a Worker Chief, SSS and Course Designer for the event. SSS (Solo Safety Steward) requires certification, so just posting here for our SSS team members who might not have seen the post in the SSS forum. Although, if you're interested in becoming a SSS, let me know. We'...
by Randy Gonzalez
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB: Tire Blankets
Replies: 10
Views: 824

Re: WTB: Tire Blankets

I don't know if it would work for custom made tire blankets, but when I've needed that material, I just went to Walmart and bought the biggest cheap windshield sunshades they had. Cut it up with scissors for my custom application, and then trimmed the edges with high quality black cloth "gaffer...
by Randy Gonzalez
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: How to tell which group is running?
Replies: 37
Views: 3859

Re: How to tell which group is running?

Rick Brown wrote:The PA, when it can reach everybody, is most effective in my opinion if you want "old school analog".


I know we sometimes broadcast on that FM transmitter....is that on all the time?
by Randy Gonzalez
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: How to tell which group is running?
Replies: 37
Views: 3859

Re: How to tell which group is running?

I'd probably prefer an old school analog method. Autocross is my escape from technology, and because my phone hooks up to my car, I typically turn it off at events. A flag is very simple and only requires a glance towards the motorhome to answer the question. The only problem is making sure somebody...
by Randy Gonzalez
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Novice looking for the basics
Replies: 6
Views: 1037

Re: Novice looking for the basics

Hey Garet, I see you're signed up for the February event along with Owen. If you both are planning on joining SCCA, they have a family plan that you and Owen can use to save some money. To do it, call SCCA (get their 800 number off any page at SCCA.com) and ask for the membership department. Their w...
by Randy Gonzalez
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Novice looking for the basics
Replies: 6
Views: 1037

Re: Novice looking for the basics

Hey Garet! It was a pleasure meeting you and Owen this weekend. Just to be clear on your helmet: Your helmet must meet our specifications. Whatever you get, it must have one of these stickers or labels on the inside: https://www.scca.com/downloads/39398-2018-solo-helmet-cert-decals "DOT" p...
by Randy Gonzalez
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: February 2018 Practice & Event
Replies: 16
Views: 2276

Re: February 2018 Practice & Event

EDIT (#5):

Chad Ryker is our Tech Chief for the weekend! (will there be donuts in tech? :thumbup:)
Kevin Pao is Gate.
Eric Clements is doing Course Designer.
SSS role will be Tom Tanquary (with Mike Nakata)
by Randy Gonzalez
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Why Get Your Start at Autocross Sunday?
Replies: 35
Views: 5752

Re: Why Get Your Start at Autocross Sunday?

This should be a "sticky". This thread may be a bit outdated. We currently allow passengers on competition runs with no penalty. Bring a friend. Bring Tom Berry. It doesn't matter anymore. Our general sentiment is that locally we do want to keep the "fun factor" up as high as po...
by Randy Gonzalez
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: New Racer Hello/Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1542

Re: New Racer Hello/Questions

Our Sunday novice program is a little more structured than our Saturday stuff. That being said, we have a small team working on a more formalized Saturday program as well. At a minimum, I've been asking the newbies to stay after the Saturday morning driver's meetings and I've been trying to get them...
by Randy Gonzalez
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: New Racer Hello/Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1542

Re: New Racer Hello/Questions

Hey Owen, If you want to get your feet wet this weekend, sign up for Sunday's event (as Rick said, Saturday is sold out). We have a novice course walk (usually around 8:00 am) hosted by Leonard Cachola (our humble Novice Coordinator). We also have dedicated Instructor lanes where you can have one of...
by Randy Gonzalez
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Second Timer, question about guests
Replies: 8
Views: 1190

Re: Second Timer, question about guests

Hi Ernesto In order for your nephew to be able to ride in a car, you would need to get both of his parents to sign: https://dk1xgl0d43mu1.cloudfront.net/user_files/scca/downloads/000/014/420/SCCA_Minor_CA_Notary_1068_09_15.pdf?1461713670 That waiver would also need to be notarized and in color also...
by Randy Gonzalez
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Tires... what happened to them? Does it mean anything? What next?
Replies: 7
Views: 1214

Re: Tires... what happened to them? Does it mean anything? What next?

I don't know that there's any preferred water sprayer brand, but the metal stem is a good call. You'll have to decide between a 1 Gal and a 2 Gal sprayer. A one gallon sprayer is perfectly adequate for 95% of events (and much lighter, etc.). But, your car has wider tires, so on hot practice days in ...
by Randy Gonzalez
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Second Timer, question about guests
Replies: 8
Views: 1190

Re: Second Timer, question about guests

First of all, passengers (over 12) are welcome any time, even on your competition runs. For adult passengers, a passenger wristband (sign our passenger book and get a wrist band) is all that is required. For a minor (12-18) to ride in a car, you'll need to have a minor waiver completed and signed by...
by Randy Gonzalez
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Membership Poll...How long is too long?
Replies: 53
Views: 6907

Re: Membership Poll...How long is too long?

Although the discussion has wandered quite a bit from the initial topic question, I've got an opinion to throw into the side discussions....I'm not a fan of segmenting the novices off from the pack. While I get the fact that there are times that novices create small issues for the veteran crowd, I d...
by Randy Gonzalez
Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: TECH Volunteers for January 13/14
Replies: 6
Views: 952

Re: TECH Volunteers for January 13/14

Matthew Gonzalez would like to do both days.
by Randy Gonzalez
Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 1039
Views: 304274

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

To specifically answer your question: Check out the cars on our http://www.solo2.com web site for photos. You'll see some of the many ways you can approach numbers. The rules say minimum 8" tall for the numbers and 4" tall for the class. You can order nice numbers online or from a local si...
by Randy Gonzalez
Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 1039
Views: 304274

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

Ed T wrote:Are you asking because you are getting magnets printed? Just curious.


Danielle has a plastic car....magnets aren't an option! :D
by Randy Gonzalez
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: January Event Registration Open
Replies: 23
Views: 3246

Re: January Event Registration Open

Thanks Neelu! You're it.
by Randy Gonzalez
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Looking for volunteers
Replies: 7
Views: 1176

Re: Looking for volunteers

OK....official reply from Seb:

These are the positions required for sanction.
Event Chair
SSS-requires license
Youth steward-requires license
Gate chief

Perhaps I can rattle Kevin's cage and we'll have this covered!
by Randy Gonzalez
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Interested in becoming a Solo Safety Steward?
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Re: Interested in becoming a Solo Safety Steward?

From the SoloMatters FB post: ONLINE Solo Safety Steward Class: December 13th This Solo Safety Steward (SSS) online class is the first formal step to become an SCCA-licensed SSS. This can also be used to renew or update your 3-year SSS/SSI license. The overall purpose is so we can continue having fu...
by Randy Gonzalez
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Interested in becoming a Solo Safety Steward?
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Interested in becoming a Solo Safety Steward?

I don't know if it's too late for this....but Kevin just shared it with me, and I thought I'd try and get the word out: There is an online Solo Safety Steward Class on December 13th. It's at 9:00PM PST (it's geared toward Hawaii region's timezone). If joining the SSS team sounds interesting to you, ...
by Randy Gonzalez
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Tires... what happened to them? Does it mean anything? What next?
Replies: 7
Views: 1214

Re: Tires... what happened to them? Does it mean anything? What next?

FYI: Unfortunately, tires will probably be your biggest expense autocrossing. And, as you know, Corvette tires aren't cheap! But that being said, you'll be able to use your tires a heck of a lot more than 3 or 4 events. As Rick said, the junk on your tires is OPR and nothing to be concerned about. Y...
by Randy Gonzalez
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Hello! Novice intro + tire pressure question
Replies: 7
Views: 1199

Re: Hello! Novice intro + tire pressure question

So glad to hear you had a good time and welcome to the club! It was great to see you taking advantage the ride-along opportunities and getting instruction....some amazing drivers in our group....great folks to learn from!

Hope to see you out there at our January event!
by Randy Gonzalez
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Looking for volunteers
Replies: 7
Views: 1176

Re: Looking for volunteers

Email set to Seb to make sure we have a clear answer on requirements.....I'll report back.
by Randy Gonzalez
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 1039
Views: 304274

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

Hey Matt, The doc you want is here: https://dk1xgl0d43mu1.cloudfront.net/user_files/scca/downloads/000/037/724/2017-8-25-appendix-A-automobile-classes.pdf Search for M2 and you'll find it in B Street (page 145, under BMW heading). "M2 (except Performance Edition ZL9) (2016-17)" If Laura's ...

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