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George's car and his safety equipment meet the requirements for the faster Tech Speed as defined below: 

 

2. Technical Speed Threshold (Tech Speed):

Tech Speed is the top speed allowed for your vehicle as determined by your level of preparation and as per the Division/Class Requirements.

A. A vehicle that exceeds the Speed Threshold (Tech Speed) as determined by the Division/Class Requirements will be disqualified. See Section I, Part 15, Page 4.

B. The tech speed will be affixed to the tech sticker so as to be visible to the Final Event Tech Inspector.

C. Radar Speed readings will be taken at irregular intervals along the course by event officials.

D. Cars entered in the Super Sport or in the top Target Speed in the Grand Sport division, may be teched at the next higher tech speed if all the requirements of the higher tech speed are met; for example, a car in the 150 class can be teched at 180 provided all of the higher tech speed requirements are met.

 

Nice Pass, George!!!!

Okay, I think I get it.  As a Rookie, I was limited to Touring tech speed, period.  But next time if I enter in the Grand Touring class -and- I meet all the safety requirements for the next higher class tech speed, they could give me the higher tech speed.

 

So in George's case, he was in the Super Sport division with a target of 170, but met all the requirements to for safety to tech in Unlimited (essentially 180+) then you can trap at pretty much any speed you want.

 

Got it.

Thank Mike, that helped.

Mike,

 

Thanks for clarifying this for Asa (and any other newcomers that may wonder about this).

 

Asa,

 

So when you get your car running in 150 class, you can put in a roll cage, fuel cell, fire suppression system, etc and run with a 180 tech.  Just like Mr King, and his NSX.  I think even the Team Leader did that for a while in his Purple Pantera.

And if you check the grid sheets, all the SS div cars teched unlimited.

Originally Posted by Asa Jay Laughton:

Okay, I think I get it.  As a Rookie, I was limited to Touring tech speed, period.  But next time if I enter in the Grand Touring class -and- I meet all the safety requirements for the next higher class tech speed, they could give me the higher tech speed.

 

So in George's case, he was in the Super Sport division with a target of 170, but met all the requirements to for safety to tech in Unlimited (essentially 180+) then you can trap at pretty much any speed you want.

 

Got it.

Thank Mike, that helped.


While, in the past, SSCC allowed cars in the top Grand Touring class (125 mph) to "tech up" to a 165 mph Tech Speed by meeting the Grand Sport requirements, I believe that now they only allow "teching up" in the 150 mph class in Grand Sport (to 180 mph) and Super Sport (to UNL) as I highlighted in para 2D from the Rule Book in my last post.

 

If this is incorrect, someone from the Tech Team can clarify for you, with my apologies.

 

Mike B.

 

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