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I am very excited to let everyone know that Indy SCCA has decided to add a specific "Cadillac V" category to its solo track competition being held on April 17, 2011, at Lucas Oil Speedway, in order to support our Indy "V" Meet scheduled for the previous day, April 16, at Rick's Boatyard Cafe (approximately 10 minutes from LOS).

For anyone unfamiliar with LOS, it is the former Indianapolis Raceway Park, which has been the site of incredible road course racing for a long time. Indy SCCA was very excited to learn about our "V" meet on April 16, and they've formally invited us to come over and run at LOS the next day, and they've added a "V" category for that reason. The prices are incredibly reasonable - $45 for non-SSCA members. Plus, you have the opportunity to win the specific "Cadillac V" trophy for quickest time.

Here's a link: http://www.indyscca.org/SoloFiles/Solo Ads/2011/PointsEvent_1_04172011.pdf

This is going to be a lot of fun!
 

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:holycrap: I'd like to take the car on a track, but not that one. It is terribly unsafe and the surface is crap. Several places have concrete walls just a few feet from the tracks edge.
 

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:holycrap: I'd like to take the car on a track, but not that one. It is terribly unsafe and the surface is crap. Several places have concrete walls just a few feet from the tracks edge.
Aw, come on. That's the reason that it's a solo competition - you're the only car on the track. You can be as safe as you want to be.

Having said that, I have no basis to disagree with you. It just sounds like a hell of a lot of fun to run at that track - which I've been going to for years.
 

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Hi,

I'm Dave Dusterberg with the Indy Region SCCA. My wife Pauletta is the Solo Chair while I serve on the Board of Directors as the Activities Chair.

The Solo events we hold at LORI are either held in the NHRA Pro-Pits or turns 9 thru 14 of the road course. The portion of the road course we use has good pavement and any barriers are far enough away as not to be any concern. Our course designers are national event caliber so our courses are safe, challenging, and fun. We currently do not hold any events on the full road course.

Solo is a driving competition that puts the emphasis on driving precision as opposed to all out speed. Drivers negotiate a course marked by traffic cones while being timed. Fastest driver who completes the course without knocking over any cones or missing any features of the course is the winner. Solo is a pure speed event yet speeds never exceed 60 mph. So fear not, you'll be able to come, compete, have fun, and go home with your car in the same shape you started the day.

Cheers,
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I am a member of Indy SCCA and have been autocrossing with them for several years with my regular CTS. I was planning on bringing info about Indy SCCA and autocross to the meet but looks like Guy beat me to it. The idea of a V-specific class sounds great though so thanks!!!

As for concerns about safety, we will NOT be running on the road course. The autocross course will be set up in the large open area in the southwest portion of the property where the "haulers" are parked during drag races. I assure you the course will be designed such that you will have to go out of your way to hit anything harder than a road cone. There may be more than one car on the course at a time, but it is always timed such they they remain a safe distance away from each other so that again to hit something, it would take an intentional act.

So, if you would like to get a leg up on the competition next month you should come out to the season opener this weekend. Heres the flyer: http://www.indyscca.org/SoloFiles/Solo Ads/2011/Fun Event 432011.pdf . Go to www.indyscca.org for more info about the club or autocross (also known as "solo") in general. You can also preregister for either event to save a few bucks. If you have any questions about the events or autocross in general please ask and I will do my best to answer.
 

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Hi,

I'm Dave Dusterberg with the Indy Region SCCA. My wife Pauletta is the Solo Chair while I serve on the Board of Directors as the Activities Chair.

The Solo events we hold at LORI are either held in the NHRA Pro-Pits or turns 9 thru 14 of the road course. The portion of the road course we use has good pavement and any barriers are far enough away as not to be any concern. Our course designers are national event caliber so our courses are safe, challenging, and fun. We currently do not hold any events on the full road course.

Solo is a driving competition that puts the emphasis on driving precision as opposed to all out speed. Drivers negotiate a course marked by traffic cones while being timed. Fastest driver who completes the course without knocking over any cones or missing any features of the course is the winner. Solo is a pure speed event yet speeds never exceed 60 mph. So fear not, you'll be able to come, compete, have fun, and go home with your car in the same shape you started the day.

Cheers,
Dave
Looks like Dave and I were both replying at the same time! Well said Dave!!! Now lets see some V's there this weekend!!!

FYI a stock CTS-V would be in F-stock class. I do not know about where they go if modified but if you need help classing your car let me know and we'll get it figured out.
 

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Hi, My name is Pauletta Dusterberg, I am the 2011 Indy Region Solo Chair. :wave:

The Indy SCCA Region is excited to have the Indy "V" vs. Indy Region :highfive: indyscca.org solo challenge on April 17 at Lucas Oil Raceway. We look forward to meeting you and sharing our passion for cars.
 

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Well said Doc and Dave. Doc, we are going to be using turns 9-14 of the road course for these events. We did the worker invitational in the pro pits last year. But they are having us use part of the road course for these events. Geoff has already designed a great course for this weekend.

Would love to see some of you guys out there this weekend also. Everyone is always welcome. As you well know, we can have lots of fun. Great friends, great cars and lots of fun. See ya there.

Pauletta
 

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Dave, doc and Pauletta - thank you so much for clarifying. I apologize that I created the impression that SCCA was going to use the entire road course.

My only excuses are ignorance and enthusiasm!! :bouncy:
 

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Hi,

I'm Dave Dusterberg with the Indy Region SCCA. My wife Pauletta is the Solo Chair while I serve on the Board of Directors as the Activities Chair.

The Solo events we hold at LORI are either held in the NHRA Pro-Pits or turns 9 thru 14 of the road course. The portion of the road course we use has good pavement and any barriers are far enough away as not to be any concern. Our course designers are national event caliber so our courses are safe, challenging, and fun. We currently do not hold any events on the full road course.

Solo is a driving competition that puts the emphasis on driving precision as opposed to all out speed. Drivers negotiate a course marked by traffic cones while being timed. Fastest driver who completes the course without knocking over any cones or missing any features of the course is the winner. Solo is a pure speed event yet speeds never exceed 60 mph. So fear not, you'll be able to come, compete, have fun, and go home with your car in the same shape you started the day.

Cheers,
Dave
Oh, that's great. I had a hot lap scenario playing in my mind. That is good news. Nice to "meet" you two. I'd like to bend your ear about club racing while you're there if I could. I have been wanting to do some type of amateur racing for some time, but just never done it.
 

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Oh, that's great. I had a hot lap scenario playing in my mind. That is good news. Nice to "meet" you two. I'd like to bend your ear about club racing while you're there if I could. I have been wanting to do some type of amateur racing for some time, but just never done it.
Unfortunately the Indy SCCA road race program is in a bit of a state of limbo right now due to lack of venues to race (hard to believe in Indianapolis I know). For reasons more involved than I have the time or space to explain, there really are no venues in Indiana where the Indy SCCA currently can, and can safely host a road race. We are working on it though and will hopefully have something worked out in the not too distant future. Come find me at the V meet or an SCCA solo event (big guy, silver 07 CTS-V with "section 8 racing" sticker in the back window) and I will get you in touch with Dave so you can talk further, he is definately more of an expert in the area of road racing than I.
 

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If your a SCCA member from a different area/chapter what is the cost because I am planning to join my local area SCCA and run a few events here?
And I wonder how many guys will stick around for the event on Sunday. I was just planning to come for the day so now I'm torn on getting a hotel and making it a weekend or come for Saturday or Sunday?
 

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If your a SCCA member from a different area/chapter what is the cost because I am planning to join my local area SCCA and run a few events here?
And I wonder how many guys will stick around for the event on Sunday. I was just planning to come for the day so now I'm torn on getting a hotel and making it a weekend or come for Saturday or Sunday?
The fees are as follows:

All payments are made the day of event.

Pre-registered entrants:
$25.00 SCCA Members
$40.00 for Weekend Members*

Walk up Registration day of event:
$30.00 for SCCA Members
$45.00 for Weekend Members*

*Weekend memberships available onsite at Registration

It does not matter where you currently claim as your "home" club, bring your membership card and you will get the member rate.

I know it adds a bit to the weekend to get a hotel room and eating out for another day but we'd love to have you there. I've been hooked on autocross for 3 years now and cant wait to see how my new V does at it. It will also be nice to have others there with varied levels of experience to compare myself to. Dont worry though if this would be your first time, our club is VERY welcoming to newcommers! Let me know if you have any other questions!

EDIT: I strongly encourage anyone who thinks they even might come on Sunday to preregister. It costs nothing to preregister and you only pay if you end up comming and racing that day.
 

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If your a SCCA member from a different area/chapter what is the cost because I am planning to join my local area SCCA and run a few events here?
And I wonder how many guys will stick around for the event on Sunday. I was just planning to come for the day so now I'm torn on getting a hotel and making it a weekend or come for Saturday or Sunday?
I really hope you stick around too!! After all - the whole idea of combining a "V" meet with a SCCA event was your idea!! After you mentioned that in your PM to me - I went out looking for their schedule, and was lucky enough to discover that Indy SCCA had this solo event scheduled for the day after our meet!!

Thanks, Fasciaguy!!

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If your a SCCA member from a different area/chapter what is the cost because I am planning to join my local area SCCA and run a few events here?
And I wonder how many guys will stick around for the event on Sunday. I was just planning to come for the day so now I'm torn on getting a hotel and making it a weekend or come for Saturday or Sunday?
So Fasciaguy, does this mean that we can nudge you into the "definitely" category for the "V" meet on Saturday???
 

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Paulette told me that we need a helmet, but they have loaners available. (I'm thinking I still need to do some shopping - since I doubt they have a size 8 to fit this melon.)

I also doubt that my beanie motorcycle helmet full of stickers (e.g., "helmet laws suck") would pass inspection, although it does have a DOT sticker too - I know, because I printed it myself! LOL
 

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Are the any requirement to run on Sunday? Like a helmet or boots or??
From the "Novice Handbook" put together by the Tire Rack:

What to Bring to an Event
This list covers everything from sunscreen to snacks to tires pressure gauges. You will probably come up with your own list of things you need at a Solo event, but this will get you started.

You must have:

•Your car (although you may share a car with someone else) Your entry fee A valid driver's license

You may want to bring:

•Your SCCA membership card, to get a discount on entry fees
•A safety helmet
•Extra air in your tires. Stop at a gas station and fill your tires to approximately 45psi-Front/35psi-Rear for a front-wheel-drive car, or 40psi all around for a rear-wheel-drive car.
•Suitable shoes for driving. The best are light-soled, with a narrow sole which does not stick out past the side of the shoe
•Sunglasses
•Sunscreen
•Clothes appropriate for the weather forecast, plus a change for when the forecast is wrong.
•Rain gear / umbrella
•A hat
•A folding chair
•Thermos of water or other non alcoholic beverage
•Cooler for lunch or snacks
•Windex and paper towels
•A pad and pencil to write down all the advice you'll get
•A copy of the current SCCA Solo II Rule Book
•A good tire pressure gauge
•A portable air tank or compressor
•Chalk or white shoe polish to mark the tires

Full document can be found here: http://www.tirerack.com/features/solo2/handbook.htm

We do provide a limited number of "loaner helmets". If youre going to use one of those I highly suggest a bandana or something to protect you from other peoples sweat etc. If you want to bring your own helmet it needs to have Snell rating meeting the most recent two standards (SA2010, SAH2010, SA2005, SA2000, M2010, M2005, M2000, K2010, K2005, K98), SFI standards 31.1, 41.1, 31.1A, 31.2A, 41.1A, 41.2A or British spec BS6658-85 type A/FR are acceptable.

Basically at a minimum you need yourself, your entry fee, a safe car, and closed toe shoes. I am not sure if food will be available on site and you may not have time to leave to get food so bringing lunch, snacks, and (non alcoholic) drinks is recommended. If you have your own helmet that meets the requirements go ahead and bring it. If you dont have one and this is your first time, just come on out and use one of the loaners, then if you get "hooked" you can spend the money on your own. I also recommend bringing a good tire pressure guage with "bleed" ability and airing up your tires to near their listed max. Many stop at a gas station on their way to the event. I will have a small portable compressor with me. Anyone is free to use it, all you have to do is ask. Finally you will need a way to put numbers on your car. Painters tape is usually provided, but I always bring my own so I dont have to go searching for it. I think thats about it at this point. Looks like my "short list" got a bit long but oh well. Come early to the event so you have time to get set up, registered, and walk the course several times. I will be there early and will be more than happy to walk anyone through the steps.

Hope to see you there!!!
 
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