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Old 10-24-02, 05:24 AM
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road racing question

hi, im planning to do some road racing next year and i have a question does scca have any class that i can race my mod fb, what im sayng about modified is because im putting a turbo and some suspention mod on my car, and i dont want to race with the top guys ethier. i never done road racing before and i dont have experience. thanks
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Old 10-24-02, 08:20 AM
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big engine modifications tend to put you into one of the unlimited or "run what ya' brung" type classes where some of the big dogs live. suspension mods are allowed in most classes but serious engine mods will but you in with the fast guys. get a couple run books and see what you can do to your car before making any modification.
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Also you can't race in SCCA untill you go through their drivers schools and get a Compitition Licence - you should look in to some other High Performance Driving (HPDE) type of events like Open TracK etc - You can run what you brung and are classed mostly by driving skill/experience not necessarily what type of car you have.
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Hey, it's the Car Alarm guy! I've never seen or heard of Open TracK, got a link for it? I'd be interested in checking out some events like that.

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Originally posted by MtnRacer
Hey, it's the Car Alarm guy! I've never seen or heard of Open TracK, got a link for it? I'd be interested in checking out some events like that.

Steve
Check out these links:
http://www.touringcarclub.com/
http://www.open-track.com/
http://speedventures.net

Also check this thread:
https://www.rx7club.com/forum/showth...hreadid=122769
I plan on attending that event.
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Also www.ncracing.org for you Norcal guys..

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All sanctioning bodies are going to have requirements for competition licenses. HPDE or hot lapping events are not wheel to wheel racing. these are events designed to give you some experience in your car at a race track, but there is restricted passing zones and no timing or scoring. this is a good place to start for sure but is not racing by any means. again be sure to check the rulebook for the sanctioning body you plan to race with before doing any modification, if you intend to race the car. if you just want to drive on a race track with your modified street car then the hot lapping sessions are for you, but don't confuse this with racing.
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Open Track's Passing rules get more liberal as you as you move up through the HDPE run groups - In the top group you are allowed virtually unlimited passing, usually only limited at the most dangerous points of a given track - They also have RACE groups that have No passing restrictions at all.
Yes you have to EARN the right to participate in RACE groups w/ Unlimited passing, with any Sanctioning body, not just the SCCA.
My main point was that the SCCA is generally much more restrictive in regards to the MODS you can have in the lower race classes and in how difficult it is to obtain a compition licence. And that HDPE type events will give you a feel for handeling you car at much higher speeds than an autocross event without the added pressure of wheel to wheel racing.
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SCCA requires 2 driver's schools, not just one. Also, some regions have the class SRX7 which is, in my opinion, the best class for 1st gens. Your racing against all 1st gens with the same mods as you have. it is more competetive and more on the part of the driver than the car. suspension mods are allowed, however, the engine must remain basically stock. most regions allow after market fuel pumps, fuel pressure regulators, free choice of plugs, coils, etc. This is a great class for beginners.
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SCCA requires 2 driver's schools, not just one. Also, some regions have the class SRX7 which is, in my opinion, the best class for 1st gens. Your racing against all 1st gens with the same mods as you have. it is more competetive and more on the part of the driver than the car. suspension mods are allowed, however, the engine must remain basically stock. most regions allow after market fuel pumps, fuel pressure regulators, free choice of plugs, coils, etc. This is a great class for beginners.

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SORRY GUYS I OBVIOUSLY DONT KNOW HOW TO ONLY CLICK ONCE!!
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Originally posted by specRX7_22
SCCA requires 2 driver's schools, not just one. ...
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I said SCHOOLS (plural), 2 is the minimum - they make you keep going to school untill you they are satisified you know what you are doing - sometimes it takes 3, 4 or more school weekends before you get approved for an SCCA license
SRX7 (aka Spec-7) is not as Popular as PRO-7 out here on the West Coast. Pro-7 is so popular that they get their own exclusive race group, the Spec-7s (and Spec Miatas) usually have to run with the IT cars.

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Old 11-08-02, 03:31 PM
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oh sorry i didnt see you said schools. but yeah anyway. pro 7 is the equivalent of spec-rx7 (not exactly the same of course.. i think pro-7 allows more mods). Spec rx7 also has their own run group with about 55 cars at the most poplular races.
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to the original message.... turbochargers are not allowed in any scca class unless you can convince someone it belongs in ITE (if you region even has ITE)

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