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1  General Category / Ask the Competition Committee / Re: Annual tech/permanent number..... on: March 22, 2017, 09:05:15 AM
Bill, the registration page is still open, so if your number is  available it looks like you can still sign up for it.
I'm not the official answer here but I don't see any reason why we can't tech your car Saturday.

Gene Cooley
2  General / Open Forum / Re: Riding with your co-driver? on: March 03, 2017, 12:21:46 PM
Bill, you are right about "evolving". I expect the next step will be the rename the  "VMSC Competition and Speed Regulations" to something a little less harsh sounding. Maybe we should change to  "Suggestion for Event Participants".
We might even get some sponsorship funding from advertising. A "Low T" infomercial would fit right in.
Gene Cooley
3  General Category / Ask the Competition Committee / Re: Finding a custom roll bar on: November 04, 2016, 05:56:06 PM
There is a Safety Section that lists the requirements by class for roll bars.  Look at 3.3.2 in the Solo Rule Book.
You are not required to have a roll bar in D or E Mod if you have closed car. It is certainly safer to have one. If you are building a "mod tub" car and structure in the roof has been removed I would put one in even if it is not a legal requirement. We have one in our "stock tub" E/M car.
Do you have some details on the car? Did you have it out before?

Gene Cooley
4  General Category / Ask the Competition Committee / Re: can am spyder on: September 19, 2016, 11:41:36 AM
Hmmm, rollover is a consideration, but before someone goes to a lot of trouble to prove that it won't roll or to modify it so that it can't roll, keep in mind that the primary reason it can't run is that it's a motorcycle and motorcycles are not allowed to run.
Gene Cooley
5  General / Open Forum / Re: Practice AutoX October 2nd on: September 16, 2016, 06:16:00 PM
Looks like a good beginning for a Mod car.  Just change that "ES" to "EM" and you will have a lot more freedom to develop the car.
Gene Cooley
6  General Category / Ask the Competition Committee / Re: 9-4-16 event. on: September 11, 2016, 11:47:11 AM
Message sent.
I guess the Board could have caught this before the event. BUT, we all should have picked this up before the event. I usually look, but I missed these.
Gene Cooley
7  General Category / Ask the Competition Committee / Re: 9-4-16 event. on: September 11, 2016, 11:36:55 AM
Bill, the Board Meeting should have been on Thursday the 1st, before the event so there was no opportunity to officially change these cars.
The Corvette is B/S by Appendix A and the Cadillac is not listed in Appendix A, but it falls into the "catch all" of V8 American Sedans not otherwise listed in ESP.
I'll shoot Paul an email, this shouldn't require Comp Committee discussion.  It really shouldn't require Board discussion.
Gene Cooley
8  General Category / Ask the Competition Committee / Re: Help me class my build on: July 31, 2016, 05:44:00 PM
X/P allows engine swaps and you can modify the trans tunnel. As mentioned the engine compartment/firewall must remain pretty much original.
It's a step up from Street Mod and not quite as open as D/E Mod.
One thing to watch for is that you meet all of the safety rules whether you end up in X/P or E/M.
Gene Cooley
9  General Category / Ask the Competition Committee / Re: Opinions on running by class on: July 24, 2016, 06:41:15 PM
Just to clarify, I brought "running by class" to the Board as one of the last things I did as 1st Vice President last year. Autocross is a competition that takes place on one or two days. The finishing order in each class is the important part of any particular event.  Year end points and other considerations are secondary to the class finishes for the day. All National events run by class.  It makes for fair competition within each class.

If you reread David's post note that the 5 minutes start when you return to grid. How much time it takes to return to grid is not included. You do not have to be on the start line within the 5 minutes. You have 5 minutes minimum SITTING in grid. This does not mean that you can sit somewhere for a half hour before returning to grid, but if you need extra time we'll try to help. I see that David has added some additional info on this.

We are a local club and we can adjust some rules to suit ourselves, but technically running 3 drivers in the same car is illegal.

Gene Cooley

10  Events / Other Events / Re: 2016 GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge on: May 25, 2016, 12:10:18 PM
Tony, at least Tyrel got some rain practice. How often do you run down in NC?
Gene Cooley
11  General Category / Ask the Competition Committee / Re: Two driver cars on: March 29, 2016, 10:36:13 AM
There's no  "allowance" for 2 driver cars. In many ways it's considered an advantage. On colder days 2 drivers can get some usable heat in the tires. On hot days the best thing to do is check tire temps after each run and (if necessary) spray the tires to get them down to the correct temperature. An infrared digital thermometer is good for quick checks. Usually you can keep tires at their optimum temps for each run.
Gene Cooley
12  General / Open Forum / Re: Dyno Day on: February 09, 2016, 09:36:03 PM
Fiat 600 EM.
No clue on power, apparently not much....
Gene Cooley
13  General / Classifieds / Re: Chump car, Lemons racer, rat rod...... on: January 15, 2016, 02:20:12 PM
Vega?....Vega?....what is that???
Gene Cooley
14  General / Open Forum / Re: Dyno Day 2016? on: January 12, 2016, 10:48:38 AM
It's a 2 wheel/single axle dyno. (At least that's what we always had available before)
Gene Cooley
15  General Category / Ask the Competition Committee / Message to Bill Lloyd on: November 04, 2015, 01:09:16 PM
Bill Lloyd, message sent to you.
Gene Cooley
16  General Category / Ask the Competition Committee / Re: MAKING CHANGES DURING COMPETITION on: October 31, 2015, 09:17:54 PM
Tony, there should be no problem making changes as long as you can do it between runs. Technically, if you can't make a change between runs you could lose a run.  We try to be flexible but we also need to be realistic.
Now, are you allowed gear/sprocket changes or is there a standard ratio that you need to run?  You are the karting guru so I expect you to answer that.
Gene Cooley
17  General / Open Forum / Re: Age of attendees on: October 26, 2015, 01:39:42 PM
Ben, I understand that the waivers have been signed, but we still need someone who is legally responsible for them to be on site. This is not for something that they might do, it's because there is always the possibility of an accident. It's important that a parent or legal guardian be there.

Gene Cooley
18  General / Open Forum / Re: media blasting in central va. on: October 23, 2015, 03:49:57 AM
Bill, I did a quick search under "media blasting Chesterfield Va" and came up with a fairly long list. Didn't know who you were looking for, but you might give it a try and see if you can find the one you want.
Gene Cooley
19  General Category / Ask the Competition Committee / Re: tire shopping need help class car and tire permitted on: October 17, 2015, 01:54:39 PM
SSM looks good, but the best thing to do is go through the SM rules and look for anything that might keep you out of the class. Remember that SM (and SSM) builds on less modified classes so follow through the classes listed as pertaining to SSM.
The SCCA site has the current rules.

Gene Cooley
20  Results / Autocross / Re: results from oct 11 2015 on: October 12, 2015, 06:39:29 PM
Looks like it will all work out.
Gene Cooley
21  Results / Autocross / Re: results from oct 11 2015 on: October 12, 2015, 05:01:30 PM
I checked the entry list and the kart was correctly listed as "KM".  How did it get to FM?
Gene Cooley
22  Results / Autocross / Re: results from oct 11 2015 on: October 11, 2015, 05:21:49 PM
Michael Francis should be KM, not FM.  He is shown as 165 and 765 in class results, definitely a KM class kart.  Thanks for posting so quick and great event and course.
Gene Cooley

Just noticed, his name is spelled differently in each class, guess the computer sees 2 different people. I assume that the KM spelling is correct.
23  Events / Autocross / Re: OctoberCross 10 and 11 Oct. on: October 09, 2015, 12:13:37 PM
I was wondering if my son could just run unclassified? At the end of the day, I just want him  to have fun.

Tony, unfortunately it's a safety rule, not a classing rule. I don't see where we have any options other than following the rules. If the insurance has been set up for the"JA" legal kart then he could run that. I don't see anything else we can do.
Gene Cooley
24  Events / Autocross / Re: OctoberCross 10 and 11 Oct. on: October 09, 2015, 07:15:42 AM
I can't get to the rules at the moment but it's either the last line of KM or near there.
(Just before the JA rules.)
Gene Cooley
25  Events / Autocross / Re: OctoberCross 10 and 11 Oct. on: October 09, 2015, 05:25:59 AM
Tony, if he is not old enough (15) to run KM then I don't see how he can run a 125 kart.  We have no leeway on classing underage drivers, we have to follow the rules.  I know he is competent to drive a 125 but unless he meets all rules requirements he needs to run a legal JA kart.  If you see something that I am missing let me know and we can get everything straight, I've been wrong before......
Gene Cooley
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