SCCA's December Fastrack
Wednesday 25 November 2020
SCCA's December Fastrack introduces several new proposals for member feedback including spherical bearings, a lot more tire and ediff/etrans tuning for STU, a number of VWs shifting to HS, BMW 328/335 dropping to DSP/BSP respectively, new LPSP for a number of Porsches, spherical bearings in SP, and a number of other allowances and classing changes. What do you all think? https://www.scca.com/.../52910-2020-scca-solo.../download
Ed Fisher's Blog on Sweeper Theory
Friday, 11 September 2020
Ed Fisher's blog this week has been discussing sweeper theory, a subject we deal with at every event. Today's blog includes some real-world data from two different approaches to the same turn at the Bristol Tour last weekend.
Michelin's New Sport Cup 2 Connect
Friday, 21 August 2020
Michelin has just released the Sport Cup 2 Connect, the first ever smart-tire: Every tire has an embedded sensor sending pressure and temperature data back to a smartphone app so you never have to guess what temperature and pressure your tires are at on the track. They're 240 UTQG and appear to meet all of SCCA's criteria for 2021 autocross and time trial competition. We don't know much about them yet, but if they're the successor to the Sport Cup 2, they are likely to be very fast tires! The bad news: they're also very expensive tires, with some sizes as much as $576/tire on Tirerack.
ODR-SCCA Is Resuming Autocross
Saturday, 13 June 2020
ODR-SCCA is resuming autocross June 28th in accordance with VA Phase 2 guidelines! Our first event of the 2020 season will be June 28th at Pungo Airfield in VA Beach. This event will require pre-registration and will have a cap of 50 participants maximum. Event operation will be a little different than normal to comply with state and SCCA social distancing and other precautionary recommendations/requirements to ensure a safe fun event. We’re excited to be able to hold events again, and will release more detailed information on the event soon.
We're using Motorsportreg for our registration this year, and are in the process of switching to a new website. Registration is open now at
SCCA'S JUNE FASTRACK NOW OUT
SCCA's June Fastrack was just released. SCCA has some interesting proposals about F Street (FS) they're looking for member feedback on. Concept 1 would reclass the "Track Ponies" from BS to FS. Concept 2 would consolidate all the top FS cars into BS, and turn FS into a new class for inexpensive cars like 350Z, RX-8, E36 M3, and older STi. There's also a proposal to eliminate cross-make engine weight penalties in SM. What do you think? https://www.scca.com/.../50102-2020-scca-solo.../download
Junior Driver Program On Hold
Thursday, 11 June 2020
During a recent, standard review of the Junior Driver Program (JDP) operating within the Sports Car Club of America® Solo® platform, some potential issues in different facets of the program have been identified. As a result of these developments coming to light, the Solo Events Board (SEB), Solo Safety Committee, Solo National Staff, and SCCA® Board of Directors (BoD) have mandated an immediate “hold” be placed on all JDP activities at Club autocross events until a complete review of the program can be conducted.
GRM Trackside Companion
Monday, 01 June 2020
Interested in taking your vehicle on track or participate in an auto-x, but don't know how or what to bring? Grassroots Motorsports has the answers in their Trackside Companion. What to know how to solve handling problems, how to tune your suspension, and what all those colored flags mean? Consult your copy of the Trackside Companion. Normally, this booklet would cost you $3 plus taxes, shipping, and handling; however, click this link to download a free copy in Adobe Acrobat format. You won't regret it! See you on track!
SEDiv Time Trial Rules Update
Tuesday, 26 May 2020
The Southeast Division of the SCCA has updated their Divisional rules to include classes for open-wheeled vehicles! Check out the updated rules and divisional schedule here! See ya on track!
BECOME A STREET SURVIVAL COACH
Friday, 17 April 2020
Since we're all sheltering in place (except for you that are essential workers), now is a great time to learn about the Tire Rack Street Survival (TRSS) program and become a coach. The first link is about the TRSS program and what it does (it saves lives), while the second link is about learning to become a coach. Later on this year, ODR is planning on hosting a TRSS school, and we will need coaches (you)!
TIRE APPROVAL FOR SSC CLASS
Saturday, 04 April 2020
For those of you thinking about competing in the Spec Solo Coupe (SSC) class this season, here's some good news! As of April 3rd, the new Falken Azenis RT-660 is an approved spec tire for the class! (See the April FasTrack Solo edition for more information.) Even better, GrassRootsMotorsports just did a side-by-side comparison of the new Azenis RT-660 with the only previously approved spec tire - the Azenis RT-615K+. (Click the link below to view the GRM article.) The new tire is currently available at TireRack.com.
JOIN AN IRACING LEAGUE
Thursday, 02 April 2020
While the racing season is waiting out the Coronavirus, you can still enjoy the thrill of competition while sheltering in place. If you are an SCCA member, you can join the SCCA EMotorsports on-line. Simply click on the EMotorsports link below to get started. Not an SCCA member or you want even more racing, try joining the iRacing series. Click on the iRacing link below for more info. Happy Sim Racing!
COVID-19 SCHEDULE UPDATE
Friday, 20 March 2020
Due to the ongoing public health COVID-19 emergency, ODR-SCCA has canceled the April 5, 2020 autocross at Pungo Airfield. The clean-up day scheduled for April 4, 2020, is also canceled as well as the March 26th business meeting. Future events may be affected; please watch our media outlets for further developments. Thank you for supporting the Old Dominion Region of SCCA. Please stay safe.
SOLO SPEC COUPE TIRE UPDATE
Monday, 16 March 2020
SCCA has announced the new spec tire for Solo Spec Coupe (SSC) class will be Falken RT660 for the 2020 season. RT615K+ will continue to be eligible for national competition. https://www.scca.com/announc…/121-ssc-tire-decision-from-seb
SCCA COVID-19 UPDATE
Friday, 13 March 2020
SCCA has suspended a number of March events starting next weekend, including the Charlotte ProSolo. We're monitoring the situation and will keep everyone informed about the potential impact on ODR- SCCA events. https://www.scca.com/coronavirus
SCCA Women on Track
Monday, 09 March 2020
If you ever wanted to drive your car on track, at an auto-x, rally-x, or Time Trials, but were intimidated because you are a female, check out this private group on FaceBook "SCCA Women On Track".
ODR has a new food vendor for 2020!
Sunday 16, February 2020
Old Dominion has a new food vendor for all our 2020 SCCA Auto-X (Solo) events. The Spare Parts BBQ Co. & More has agreed to attend all our 2020 Solo events offering excelent BBQ, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, water, soft drinks, chips and more for hungry auto-xers. Check out their FaceBook page by clicking here.
ODR wins 2019 Tom Burke Award for Small Regions
Tuesday, 11 February, 2020
The Tom Burke Awards are presented to Regions for exemplary efforts to activate and grow the SCCA. Formerly named the Chairman’s Award prior to 1987, one award is given to the RE of a Region in each of the Region Size categories from the preceding year. The awards are given in honor of SCCA member Tom Burke. His love of SCCA and passion for what we do not only ignited in others a desire to become SCCA members, but also served as a call to engage in SCCA activities. Mr. Burke’s ambassadorial approach to prospective and current members served as a model for the spirit of the SCCA.
New for 2020 Solo Events - the Xtreme Street Class
Saturday, 08 February, 2020
The purpose of the Xtreme Street (XS) Category is to attract automobile enthusiasts interested in autocross events with street vehicles using minimal rules that allow for creative modifications with limited restrictions. This category is intended to appeal to regional/local competitors who would like to compete with a modified car on street tires but would otherwise be classed in high-prep race tire categories. Click here to download a copy of the ruleset!
2019 Solo Class Winners
Wednesday, 27 November, 2019
Congratulations to the following 2019 Solo Championship Class Winners! Each winner will receive a plaque for a class win at our 2019 Solo Championship Awards Dinner in January, date and location TBA.