TNiA

For coordinating upcoming events and remembering past ones.

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TNiA

Postby Eric Clements » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:35 pm

Track Night is coming to Fontana. On a Saturday, during the day...
Vote with your entries if you like TNiA more local, during a weekend day!

https://www.tracknightinamerica.com/eve ... ebruary-24

I can also use some help with Check-in, grid, driver coach...

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Re: TNiA

Postby Jonathan Lugod » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:59 pm

Hey Eric,

is this roval or infield only? Looking forward to more TNiA events especially at Streets of Willow and Buttonwillow.
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Re: TNiA

Postby Eric Clements » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:56 pm

Infield road course.

Willow and Buttonwillow are on schedule again too.

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Re: TNiA

Postby Anthony Porta » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:54 pm

Im happy to coach or do track tour laps, will trade for track time ;)
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Re: TNiA

Postby Pete Loney » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:41 am

Would I need to borrow a hard top for my 1999 Miata 10AE?
It's bone stock.
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Re: TNiA

Postby Ed T » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:58 pm

Pete Loney wrote:Would I need to borrow a hard top for my 1999 Miata 10AE?
It's bone stock.


I tried to sign up for TNiA last year but was told that I needed a roll bar for my car. Not sure if a hardtop alone will do it.
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Re: TNiA

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Re: TNiA

Postby Stephen Yeoh » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:03 pm

What's involved in driver coaching? Are autocross instructors eligible, or are specific qualifications needed?
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Re: TNiA

Postby Reed Gibson » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:43 am

Awesome! Hopefully Buttonwillow falls on my birthday again!

Either way, I'm sure we can bring an even larger group of Solo guys out like we did last year. These events were a ton of fun and a great way to get some first time track experience.

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Re: TNiA

Postby Rick Brown » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:59 pm

Mega fun in a car! I haven't driven any local events, but have done several in North and South Carolina, including Charlotte Motor Speedway roval which uses 90% of the oval! Driven a number of road courses, but that was the first time on an oval, incredible experience. Do it!
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Re: TNiA

Postby Craig Naylor » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:37 pm

Sean Fenstermacher wrote:-The Vehicle is a 2006-year model or newer


I've always wondered what Federal mandate came into effect that made 2006 the magic year for this SCCA rule.
- There were new Federal rollover rules that were passed in 2009, that phased in STARTING in 2012 (Roof structured needed to support 3.5 times their weight vs the prior rule of 1.5 times in a simulated rollover... but convertibles were excluded from this requirement. (This is the cause of the much larger D pillars in SUV's) in addition to side impact crash tests necessitating the door panels becoming taller, and windows shorter.

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Re: TNiA

Postby Eric Clements » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:58 pm

Factory hardtops look like a hardtop to me but early Miatas and Spyders still need roll bars :(

Driver coach, for intermediate & advance group just does a quick in grid driver meeting, getting everyone up to speed on how we get along on the track. Then hangs in pit lane to talk to drivers who find black flag.
Novice coach is more involved, driver meeting/chalk talk, debrief group after sessions, pit lane Black flag talk.

I don’t know the 2006 reason, I just play along...
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Re: TNiA

Postby Rick Brown » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:15 pm

Hey Eric, I can help out, let me know what you need.
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Re: TNiA

Postby Eric Clements » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:51 pm

^we need a like button!

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Re: TNiA

Postby Anthony Porta » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:24 pm

They want to host a school in conjunction with tnia. They have asked for 4 helpers and 1 person who can work the timing addition to the trailer and cones. Helpers needed in the am and pm, timing just needed in the afternoon. Free afternoon runs for volunteers.
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Re: TNiA

Postby Kevin Pao » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:29 pm

autocross school?

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Re: TNiA

Postby Anthony Porta » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:02 pm

Kevin Pao wrote:autocross school?

https://www.scca.com/pages/sl-autocross
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Re: TNiA

Postby Stephen Yeoh » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:38 pm

I'll help.
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Re: TNiA

Postby Stephen Yeoh » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:55 pm

Looks like we have 3 volunteers so far. Do we have one more volunteer? With Rick stepping up, I'm assuming that the timing equipment will be available.
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Re: TNiA

Postby Rick Brown » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:09 am

Stephen Yeoh wrote:Looks like we have 3 volunteers so far. Do we have one more volunteer? With Rick stepping up, I'm assuming that the timing equipment will be available.

I was actually volunteering to help with TNiA, not the autocross, but I'll go where I'm needed most. Don't want to leave Eric in a bind though.
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Re: TNiA

Postby V_Miyagi » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:31 am

I'm already registered for TNiA as a participant (Novice) but would love to pitch in where I can to help out.
Let me know what I can do - Thanks!
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Re: TNiA

Postby Eric Clements » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:22 am

Rick Brown wrote:I was actually volunteering to help with TNiA, not the autocross, but I'll go where I'm needed most. Don't want to leave Eric in a bind though.

:lol: :lol: National staff was fighting over me at the convention over Starting Line vs TNiA. I totally want your help with TNiA, especially since you’ve done a couple. TNiA doesn’t start until later in the day, this may be a great opportunity for someone new to learn the timing stuff in the morning and then you can swap over to TNiA.

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Re: TNiA

Postby Eric Clements » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:23 am

Brian, and others, that want to help with TNiA please email me at Eric@tracknightinamerica.com and we’ll get a list/make a plan.
Thanks.

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Re: TNiA

Postby V_Miyagi » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:42 am

I have a TNiA slot available for someone who is not yet registered or is on the wait list.
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Re: TNiA

Postby V_Miyagi » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:57 pm

Spot claimed by Michael of the Acura Carpool.
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