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PDX Track Day at Milwaukee Mile - Aug. 27th / 28th
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Rob Bedelis
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09 Aug 2011 09:02 AM

    For those of you not attending the Solo Nationals, here's an opportunity for you to get a great deal on seat time:

    The Milwaukee Region is hosting a two-day PDX track day in conjunction with the Wisconsin Grand Prix Double Regional club racing event! Check it out:

    http://www.motorsportreg.com/index....9FFFDED3E3

    There will be two 20-minute sessions per day. You are welcome to stick around and take in some club racing action as well.

    Cost: $40 per day for SCCA members (That's $1 per minute for high-performance fun!), $65 per day for non-members (Still a great deal!)

    Let me know if you have any additional questions. See you there!

    Rob

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    10 Aug 2011 04:27 PM
    is this the combined oval/road course?

    What are the requirements for a PDX newb?
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    10 Aug 2011 06:41 PM
    BlackCavalier52 wrote:
    is this the combined oval/road course?

    What are the requirements for a PDX newb?

    Thanks for your interest! Yup the combined oval / infield road course will be used - check out this link:

    http://www.trackpedia.com/wiki/Image:MilwaukeeMileTrackMapComplete.jpg

    The oval portion is used in the opposite direction compared to standard oval races. The two passing zones will be the front straight and the back straight of the oval.

    We are also looking into the feasibility of running the track in this direction for one day and then reversing direction the next day.

    As for other requirements, we'll be doing a solo-level tech inspection in the morning (stock 3-point harnesses minimum, SA2000 helmet minimum, brakes & tires in good shape, etc). There will be a driver's meeting in the morning to discuss the track / flags / passing zones. We'll split the drivers into groups based on experience, and we'll have instructors available for ride-alongs / coaching. Let me know if you have additional questions - thanks!

    Rob

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    11 Aug 2011 09:43 AM

    I should have mentioned in my original post that the MotorsportReg announcement (linked above) has TWO pages - you have to scroll down to the bottom of the first page to continue viewing the announcement. The link to proceed with registration is at the bottom of the 2nd page.

    I have also re-posted the Supplementary Regs for the PDX portion of the event here:

    SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS

    Wisconsin Grand Prix Performance Driving Experience (PDX)

    MilwaukeeRegion SCCA

    August 27 and 28, 2011 – The Milwaukee Mile – West Allis, WI

    Sanction No. 11-PDX-1701-S and 11-PDX-1702-S

    Held under the 2011 SCCA Time Trials Rules (TTR)

    This event is organized by the Milwaukee Region of Sports Car Club of America, Inc. (SCCA) and will be held under the 2011 SCCA Time Trial Rules (TTR) except as amended by these Supplemental Regulations.

    1. Purpose: These events are designed to be NON-COMPETITIVE opportunities for participants to learn first-hand from experienced instructors and to practice repeatedly, at safe non-racing speeds, the basic principles and skills upon which the sport of motor racing is based. Event limited to the first 40 cars per day.
    2. Registration Information and Entry Fees
      1. ON-LINE REGISTRATIONfor these events is available. Please go to www.MotorsportReg.com and navigate to the calendar entry for this event.
      2. Event Registrar:
        Kay Imig, 10933 N Pebble Ln, Mequon, WI 53092-5830. Phone (262)-241-8371
        Email: milwaukeesccaregistrar@gmail.com
      3. Pertinent dates for this event.
        A late fee of $40.00 will be added to all entries entered/received after 11:59 PM on Sunday, August 21, 2011
        Returned/NSF checks and declined credit card numbers will be assessed a $65.00 fee ($25 fee plus the $40 late fee).
        A cancellation fee of $25.00 will be deducted from all refund notifications received after 11:59 PM on
        Wednesday, August 24, 2011
        Online registration closes 11:59 PM on Wednesday, August 24, 2011
      4. Entry fees for this event:

    Member

    Non-member

    Saturday

    $40

    $65

    Sunday

    $40

    $65

    Both Saturday and Sunday

    $80

    $130

    Participant Requirements:
      1. All drivers must be 18 years of age and possess a current valid driver's license issued by his or her state of residence. If a driver aged 16 or 17 is a current SCCA competition license holder, he or she is eligible to drive. Minors should contact event chairman for procedure.
      2. All participants, including drivers, workers, crew members, and guests must sign the SCCA Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement form # 9716.
      3. Any driver found to have driven on course in any vehicle before having properly completed the waiver signing process will be disqualified from the event with no refund of entry fee and will be removed from the premises.
      4. Drivers are responsible for all the conduct of all guests on site during the event.
    1. Vehicles: ALL VEHICLES MUST PASS A TECHNICAL INSPECTION ON THE FOLLOWING ITEMS PRIOR TO BEING ALLOWED ON THE TRACK.
      1. Vehicles must be eligible for street licensure. Otherwise, if the vehicle is not eligible for street licensure, then it must be eligible for one of the following GCR categories: Showroom Stock, Touring, Improved Touring, Spec Miata; or it must be eligible for one of the following SOLO categories: Stock, Street Prepared, Street Touring, or Street Modified.
      2. Required vehicle safety equipment:
        1. A restraint system meeting federal standards for the year of manufacture of the vehicle in each of the front seating positions. At a minimum, a two-point system must be in place. Competition-style multi-point harness systems are highly recommended.
        2. Suitable and safely mounted driver and passenger seats. Passenger seat requirement may be exempted by chief steward.
        3. Any seat used by a passenger must have the same safety equipment as that of the driver.
        4. A full sized, street legal windshield.
        5. Roll bars are highly recommended for all cars.
        6. Hub caps / wheel covers must be removed.
        7. CONVERTIBLES / TARGAS: At PDX (Level 1) events, any car that is street legal will NOT require a roll bar/roll cage, except for Convertibles and Targa top automobiles. Convertibles and Targa top automobiles must have either a roll bar meeting the requirements of this section of the TTR, a non-mechanical factory roll bar/rollover protection, or a factory hard top using the factory mounting hardware and mounting points. AUTOMATED MECHANICAL POP-UP SYSTEMS ARE NOT ALLOWED. Owners of cars equipped with factory roll bars/roll over protection must present documentation stating that the device is a roll bar or roll over protection at the time of vehicle tech inspection (a factory issued Owner’s or Shop Manual will fulfill this requirement). For the purposes of this determination only, “street legal” will be defined as a car which meets local requirements for inspection (if applicable) and the car in question must possess CURRENT, VALID registration. If this street legal requirement is not met, then the roll bar requirement as stated in this section shall apply to convertibles and targas. Contact chief of tech, safety steward, or event chairman for additional clarification.
        8. All cars must run with both front door windows fully lowered.
        9. Open cars (convertibles and targas) meeting roll bar safety requirements per E.2.vii must run with the top removed or lowered and safely stowed.
        10. All loose items inside and outside of the car must be removed. Passenger seat back and cushion must be secured.
      3. In-car camera mounts must be approved during technical inspection and must be secured in place.
      4. Any car that is judged to be in an unsafe operating condition at any time during the event shall be prohibited from further participation until the deficiency is corrected and re-inspected by tech inspection personnel.
      5. Vehicle numbering: number decals for each participating vehicle will be issued during tech inspection. Number placement location on vehicle will be determined prior to event date.
    2. Driver Safety Equipment
      1. While on course, all participants shall wear a safety helmet meeting Snell SA2000 / M2000 or later specifications.
      2. All drivers in open, convertible, targa, or T-top cars running with the roof panels removed must wear suitable eye protection, i.e., goggles, bubble shield, or face shield on full face helmets.
      3. Suitable clothing, i.e., long pants, long sleeved shirt, socks, shoes covering the entire foot, must be worn while on course. Cotton fabric is recommended.
    3. Event Conduct
      SPEED LIMITS WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE CHIEF INSTRUCTOR. THE SPEED LIMITS MAY BE RAISED OR LOWERED BASED ON TRACK CONDITIONS AND THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE CHIEF STEWARD, CHIEF INSTRUCTOR AND SAFETY STEWARD.
      1. Driver groupings will be assigned prior to the event and will be based on completion of the Experience Level section of the Entry Form.
      2. An instructor shall be available to each student in a run group.
      3. An instructor shall ride with each student until the Chief Instructor authorizes the student to drive alone.
      4. Passing will only be allowed in those sessions designated as passing sessions by the Chief Instructor. Passing will only be allowed in designated passing zones. All passes can only be made after the car to be overtaken has acknowledged the presence of the overtaking car and signaled on which side the pass is to be made by either a hand signal or the use of a turn signal, or both.
      5. Any driver who spins or leaves the course with all four wheels off course must immediately stop in the pits and may not return to the course until authorized by an instructor. A vehicle re-inspection by the Chief Technical Inspector may also be required prior to returning to the course.
      6. If a vehicle has become stuck in a run-off area, the session will be stopped until the vehicle is removed.
      7. The only passengers allowed in any vehicle on course during any session are the instructors which are approved for that event. No other persons may ride along in any capacity. Violation will result in removal from the event. Participants may ride as passengers in instructor vehicles.
      8. The following flags and their meanings shall be explained and used at all events:
        1. GREEN - when displayed, the green flag indicates that the course is clear.
        2. YELLOW - MOTIONLESS - take care, danger, slow down, NO PASSING,
          YELLOW - WAVED - great danger, slow down, be prepared to stop, NO PASSING.
        3. RED - The session has been stopped. Clear the course for emergency traffic by stopping off course to the right as far as practical. Do not move until directed by a worker or official.
        4. BLACK - There is a problem with your driving or your vehicle. Proceed to the pits at a reduced rate of speed and stop about midway through the pit lane for consultation. Black flags will be shown at start/finish and Corner 6.
        5. BLUE WITH DIAGONAL YELLOW STRIPE - another driver is following you. Be prepared to signal at the next designated passing zone.
        6. ORANGE WITH YELLOW STRIPE - Debris on course, proceed with caution.
        7. CHECKERED - The session has ended. Please return to the pits at the end of this lap. Checkered flags will be shown at start/finish.
    4. Pits, Grids & Paddock
      1. As per SCCA General Competition Rules, the hot pits shall be defined as the area from the chain-link fence to the trackside concrete wall.
      2. The entire track property is considered paddock. Rules will be enforced accordingly for all participants which includes crew and guests. Access to certain portions of the track property will be limited.
      3. No paddocking or parking allowed on access road(s). It may be necessary to limit support vehicles in the paddock. Car trailers are to be moved if so directed by the event officials. Any vehicle or trailer parked in violation of the event official's instructions may be towed away.
      4. A SLOW, SAFE AND PRUDENT speed limit in the paddock will be enforced.
      5. Proper credentials, closed shoes and shirts are required in the pits, grid, and false grid areas.
      6. Smoking is prohibited in the pits, grid and false grid areas.
      7. No person shall ride on the bodywork of participating cars, tow cars, or on trailers.
      8. Drivers will be informed at grid if there are any unstaffed corners.
      9. All trash must be placed in provided receptacles. All tires MUST be removed from the track property.
      10. Food will be available at hospitality tent for registered entrants and their registered guests.
      11. Radio frequencies 452.700, 457.700, 461.150, 461.325, 462.200, 463.700, 464.075, 461.175, 463.225, 464.525, 466.175, 468.225, and 469.525 are reserved for race operations and may not be used by any competitors. The Region reserves the right to designate other frequencies for race administration.
      12. On-site fueling will not be available. Entrants are strongly encouraged to fuel their vehicles prior to arriving at the event.
    5. Sound Control
      1. Maximum sound reading allowed GCR is 103dB.
      2. Noise Pollution Regulation: No racing engines, including showroom cars with open exhaust, may be run before 9:00 AM or after 5:00 PM.
    6. Event Insurance
      1. Overall liability coverage for the event is $5 million. SCCA Member medical coverage is up to $500,000 per person; non-SCCA member medical coverage is $10,000 per person. National SCCA, the Milwaukee Region, and Road America are not responsible for any damage to personal vehicles or other personal items. Event insurance does not provide coverage for damage to participant vehicles.
    7. Organizer’s Contact: Milwaukee Region SCCA, c/o Rob Bedelis, W233 County Road S, Hartford, WI 53027.
      Phone: (262) 573-7375 Email: lugnuts@execpc.com.
      1. Chief Steward: JoAnne Jensen
        Chief Instructor: Dick Luening
        Technical Inspector: Dennis Troemel
        Safety Steward: Rob Bedelis
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    11 Aug 2011 10:38 AM

    Rob:

    I signed up for Saturday. Looks like a blast. Thanks for organizing this.

    Rich

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    13 Aug 2011 11:32 AM

    Sweet - thanks Rich!

    As a reminder to all, there is a 40-car limit per day. Between the two run groups, we will try to have no more than 20 cars out on course at a given time. This course can easily accommodate 20 cars and there should be plenty of room for everyone to spread out and avoid bunching up. Thanks!

    Rob

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    18 Aug 2011 11:26 AM

    For anyone still contemplating this event, please be advised that registration closes next week on Wednesday August 24th.

    The online registration link is here:

    http://www.motorsportreg.com/index....9FFFDED3E3

    Let me know if you have any additional questions - thanks!

    Rob

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    30 Aug 2011 12:24 AM
    Rob, Sunday was an incredible experience - loved going 'round the track and I really appreciate all the help. You guys really make a stranger feel welcome, thanks again!
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    30 Aug 2011 10:27 AM

    Thanks Gabe - glad you could make it! I think everyone had a really good time on both days - "Fast fun for everyone!" Look forward to seeing you again at another event - stay tuned :)

    Rob

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    31 Aug 2011 10:29 PM

    +1 for Rob. Very well run event, more track time than expected, challenging course, and you even managed to arrange perfect weather. Nicely done!!!

    Rich

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