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SSCC Board Statement on Tow Rigs, Start Grid Order, & Race Fuel for 2018 NORC Race Day

Berry Lowman ·
As many of you have inquired, the official SSCC Board answer on the topic of Tow Rigs, Starting Grid Order, and Race Fuel procedures will be as follows: SS Class, as well as GS through Touring Class competitors, may unload tow rigs at the Sunnyside Rest Area on Sunday AM, but ALL tow rigs must be South of the Lund cattle guard before the road officially closes at 6 AM . Otherwise, you'll have to unload at Lanes Truck Stop and drive your race vehicles South with the rest of the field. This is...
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Berry Lowman ·
George - Tow rigs that want to unload at the Rest Area have to be South of the Lund Cattle Guard before 6 AM. They are not to return to back to Lund after unloading, but rather, must stay at the Rest Area for the duration of the race. All starting line crew support staff should be in the tow rigs, at the Rest Area, which is near the starting grid. They will remain there until the tace is over. Any tow rig or persons wishing to go to the Rest Area on Sunday AM, but who also intend to go back...
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Re: SSCC Board Statement on Tow Rigs, Start Grid Order, & Race Fuel for 2018 NORC Race Day

George Suennen ·
What about the crew members that support the SS cars/drivers at the start line. They usually drive/are in the tow vehicles. How will they get to the start line to assist the SS cars if they need to get the tow vehicles back to Lund by 6 AM? Will they need to drive a separate car back to the start line after leaving the tow vehicle in Lund? Will there be a shuttle for them and their equipment? There a lot more questions about the logistics, but I hope you get the gist of the problem. Some of...
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Re: SSCC Board Statement on Tow Rigs, Start Grid Order, & Race Fuel for 2018 NORC Race Day

Berry Lowman ·
For all those requesting that SS Class be allowed to start first, be it over speed math, timing concerns, etc., remember, the SSCC Board has weighed and debated both sides of this topic internally many times between last September and now. Both sides of the coin were considered by them. They only asked that I, as SSCC public spokesperson, relay their offical decision to all of you now as a point of clarity for this event. This statement today was prompted by your questions, and me taking it...
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Re: SSCC Board Statement on Tow Rigs, Start Grid Order, & Race Fuel for 2018 NORC Race Day

Dave Bauer ·
Let me be the 1st SS car to ask if the Board has done the math on this. First, I thought the road closed at 5am, not 6am. If all the GS and slower cars go before the SS cars. all of the SS car will be sitting until after 10:40 if there are 120 cars at 1 minute apart. We will be sitting on the side of the road for over 5 1/2 hours. then once we go should finish 1st leg around 11:30. I do not know how long it will take to start the 2nd leg, but 1 hour sounds reasonable. If that happens the 1st...
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Re: SSCC Board Statement on Tow Rigs, Start Grid Order, & Race Fuel for 2018 NORC Race Day

Tom King ·
I tend to agree with Dave: start the SS cars first for this event. That would eliminate the sweep time (between last 95 and first SS) and reduce the time risk. In the past, the reason for starting the Super Sport last was their higher risk of red flag. However, in the last 10 events most of the SS DNFs were UNL cars. In this two-way event, there is no UNL class, so the risk is reduced. Again, in the last 10 events, the non-UNL SS cars (i.e., 160, 170, and 180) had less than a 9% DNF rate.
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Dave Bauer ·
Another thought, I know I have only been involved since 2010, but since then there has been 18 DNF with SS or unlimited cars and only 1 has caused a red flag. But 2 times GS cars in the same time frame caused a rad flag. So things that the SS class will cause a red flag is old school, we have come a long way in the safety way of thinking. We are all here to have a safe race!
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George Suennen ·
Berry, Thanks for the clarification, but it looks like I'll miss this experience. Hope to get the car running again and race ready for September. George 1990 Porsche 928 S4 http://928.jorj7.com
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Thank You to All Racers & Volunteers Who Made this 1st Two-Way NORC a Success!

Berry Lowman ·
On behalf of the entire SSCC organization, we thank each and every one of you who helped make this first running of a two-way NORC a successful event! To all of you who came out to race in this event, we truly appreciate you supporting us in this new endeavor. Change isn't always easy. Yet, after 30 years of hosting our classic one-way race format, we figured you would appreciate a new challenge added to the mix for the May event. Based on all the smiles we saw on Sunday, it appears you did!
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Mike Laiserin ·
Berry, consider the possibility of finding another location for the Shootout; one long enough to bring back a 1.5 mile run like the Mojave Magnum. That's a tough bill to fill but would surely draw more participation.
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William ·
Great event, we had a blast. Suggestion: No rain next year. Bill, Megan, and Sean
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Jean Lowry ·
As a volunteer May was my fifth event. I thoroughly enjoy the memories you all make for me. Pictures hang on my wall bringing a smile every time I look at them. Thank you. See you in September.
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Lanny Lowman ·
Found one for the SSCC, now to see if they are interested and can get the road :-)
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Owen Green ·
wasn't nothing but a lil thing.
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