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Author Topic: Class question for Sunday HS to GS, GS guys and Gals ok with that?  (Read 3895 times)
chuckrudisill
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« on: March 24, 2014, 10:17:57 AM »

I am going to register for the event on Sunday, but I have a few questions that I would like to have answered first is possible.

Are the cars classes the same with the VMSC as in the SCCA for SOLO?

I would be running in HS, street tire, but having been very active with the scca in the midwest divison, I like to be in a class with at least more than one person. I am not going to apply for points, but would running in GS street tire, be a problem. If so I can hop in to STC with the civic's.

And last but most important, are there rental helmets? I sold mine before leaving the midwest and have yet decided how many events I will be able to come to, so buying a new helmet is out for the time being.

As for the car, its a stock 2003 Subaru forester, which is eligible per scca rules, it should be interesting coming from a full prep stx car that moved in to sm.

Thanks Chuck
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2014, 12:59:56 PM »

Chuck, I can find the 2004-2014 Forester 2.5 XT in D/ Street.  The 2003 apears to fall under "NOC" in H/S if it meets the roll over standards.  If you have run it in SCCA H/S before then it's probably good to go.  There shouldn't be a problem running an H/S car in G/S, but I would ask the G/S competitors if they have a problem, (and they may respond to this post).
As I noted, the only Forester listed is the 2004-2014 2.5XT, so I would check the 2003 for roll-over compliance.
Welcome to VMSC, look forward to seeing you on Sunday.  There are helmets available.
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2014, 05:37:32 PM »

Its a stock 2003 Forester X, so it would be the NOC in HS. I checked the SCCA rule book and the car meets the requirements, and is under the roll-over limit,  my 2009 forester I would not trust.

For the people who are regularly in GS, would it be ok if I join you in GS?

Thanks again,

Chuck
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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2014, 06:42:22 PM »


I suspect there will be a bit of classing confusion for the first event or two, with
all the SCCA rule changes for 2014.  We'll get it all sorted out in the end.

In the meantime I'm looking forward to hearing what Mr Corwin has done to his Miata
that puts it in SSM....   Grin
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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2014, 06:55:51 PM »

Its a stock 2003 Forester X, so it would be the NOC in HS. I checked the SCCA rule book and the car meets the requirements, and is under the roll-over limit,  my 2009 forester I would not trust.

For the people who are regularly in GS, would it be ok if I join you in GS?

Thanks again,

Chuck

 You should be fine we follow the SCCA rules as a guideline for competition. I would pass a forester through tech probably even on r-comps but certainly not one of the newer style ones. Running in another class usually isn't a problem until you start beating everyone in the class but if you can get a lower PAX why not take advantage of it ?
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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2014, 07:55:28 PM »

Rules are rules, we should stick by them. If we don't and give one person leeway then we are obligated to do that with the rest who may ask.
 
 
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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2014, 09:06:23 PM »

Rules are rules, we should stick by them. If we don't and give one person leeway then we are obligated to do that with the rest who may ask.
 
 
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Gunny

That's understandable, its why I asked. It would be one thing if the car was out classing the class I was trying to run with. But in this case HS it is! Looking forward to Sunday!

Thanks Again,
Chuck
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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2014, 04:34:28 AM »

Definitely take advantage of HS, having others in your same class is actually irrelevant in my opinion. PAX is designed to best display driver ability and car setup relative to the car and modifications one has. In that way, your Forester is no different than a fully prepped Viper, or something like it, thanks to PAX.

See ya this weekend!
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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2014, 09:03:09 PM »

Rules are rules, we should stick by them. If we don't and give one person leeway then we are obligated to do that with the rest who may ask.
 
 
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We have a first gen MR2 listed in C/M.  I know the car, but I don't have any details on Mods.  The only Mod classes that this car could fit in are A/M and E/M.  I think it's too small for X/P under this years rules, but it should have a Prepared class that fits. 
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