SAVE THE DATE! Dixie SCCA Annual Awards Banquet to be held Saturday, January 14
It's time again for the Annual Dixie Region Awards Banquet. Dinner and awards for the last year's Dixie Region Solo Championship Series class winners, member of the year, driver of the year, worker of the year, cone king, and of course special gag awards, too.
So mark your calendars for Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 6:30-11 pm at Sittig Hall in Kleman Plaza. Dixie will provide the main dish meat and non-alcoholic beverages. BYOB. Please RSVP and plan to bring your favorite side dish, salad, or dessert to share.
Announcing the 2017 Event Schedule
Please excuse the delay in announcing these event dates...
MSR Pre-Registration Links will be posted soon!
2016 PAX/RTP Factors
PAX can best be described as a relative index for Solo, much the same way a handicap rating is given in the game of golf. PAX indexes are based on results from over 500 Solo events around the country in 2015, including the SCCA National Championships. How strong a class performs compared to all the other classes represented determines the PAX indexes. A Mod is considered the fastest class and has a PAX of 1.00. All other PAX indexes are a percentage of that. The 2015 PAX/RTP are calculated by Rick Ruth here.
Prepay and Register Online, Save $5
Reminder: Save five bucks by prepaying and registering online for all Dixie Region sanctioned events. It also helps everyone speed through registration check-in the day of the event. Its fast, easy, and means we can get started earlier and offer more seat time for everyone. You can find all the 2014 Solo dates and locations on the Event Schedule page. The REGISTER ONLINE link will take you to the MotorsportReg website to prepay and register online. Do it!
Car Numbers and Class Letters
Lately there has been some discussion about displaying car numbers and class letters on cars for our local Dixie Solo events. Bottom line is your car needs to be appropriately numbered and lettered with your class so the grid, starter, workers and timing and scoring can read them. This helps keep the event moving along which translates into more seat time. Some use reusable vinyl magnets, shoe polish, masking tape, reusable static cling vinyl (for plastic cars panels), or permanent adhesive number/letter decals. The SCCA rulebook spells it out in Section 3.7 VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION: “All vehicles must display numbers and class letters on both sides (of the car), which must be readable by Timing and Scoring, Course, and Grid workers at all times.” The rules go on to explain the “numbers and letters must be a minimum of 8” high with a 1.25” stroke. Class letters must be a minimum of 4” high with a 0.75 stroke. In all cases, the height of the class letters must be between 25% and 75% of the height of the numbers.”
For most of us the convenient numbering system is with reusable flexible vinyl magnets. You can make your own or purchase them. To make your own simply purchase flexible magnetic vinyl sign material online or from a local sign shop. In Tallahassee, many of us go to Apogee Signs. Apogee applied the large decals to the new Dixie orange trailer. The magnetic vinyl material is usually sold in 24” wide sheets by the foot. One or two feet will be plenty to make a set of numbers and letters at a cost of about $10 to $20. The standard color is white but is available in a rainbow of colors for an extra cost depending on the supplier. Or scuff up the white vinyl magnet material with Scotch Bright pad and paint it any color with some spray paint for plastic. Vinyl magnetic material is sold in various thicknesses – thin (0.020”), medium (0.030”) and thick (0.060”). Thin is best used for refrigerator magnets and too light for car numbers. Thick can be too heavy and tends to fall or blow off the door. Medium thickness (0.030” or 1/32”) is best for car number and letter use.
If you’d rather keep things simple and purchase decals online look no further than SPS Solotime. SPS offers an assortment of number and letter materials in all sorts of combinations, colors, sizes, and fonts.
So keep your car numbered and lettered well enough for all to see and help keep events rolling along.
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