I presented options for this season's Street Tire scoring plan during this week's February 2nd membership meeting. The group decided the single "t" factor (0.977) multiplied times the calculated PAX time would be the best option. The following rules for eligibility were also adopted.
Street Tire Class
This class is open to all competitors, both rookie and veteran solo competitors.
You must establish (by your second championship event) that you intend to compete for yearend points for this unique class.
A. Any vehicle that is prepared to the 2008 / 2009 SCCA Solo Rulebook, regardless of class (Stock, Street Prepared, STS, STS2, STX, STU, Street Modified, Prepared, and full Modified)
may compete in this class.
B. The vehicle must compete on any DOT approved "True" street tire with a 200 treadwear rating or higher. The only exception to this minimum 200 treadwear requirement is:
(1) If the vehicle was specifically delivered from the manufacturer with (not as an available option or dealer installed) OEM tires that had a treadwear rating of at least 140, it will be allowed to compete on the exact same original (tire model and brand) OEM tire that the vehicle was originally equipped and delivered on. *Full (manufacturer's owner and / or
factory service manual, window sticker, etc.) documentation must be available and in possession at all times by the competitor and / or owner of the vehicle. If no documentation can be provided by the competitor and / or owner, the vehicle will be bumped into it's respective "Open Classification."
(2) This street tire class will be afforded approximately a 2 second raw time handicap (based upon it's respective vehicle classification) by multiplying the standard PAX time by .977 for “t” classed cars. This is intended to narrow the gap between street tire entries and competitors that are running on DOT R-compound tires and full racing rubber.
(3) All tire models and brands that are listed in the 2008 / 2009 SCCA Solo Rulebook are eligible for use on all the Street Touring classes (STS, STS2, STX, STU) are not legal or eligible for use in the Pan Am "Street Tire" class. If a tire model or brand from that list has at least a 200 treadwear rating or higher, then it may be used in our "Street Tire" class.