Okay folks; Just learning the "front end" portion of this thing called "Solo Chair". But I think I've gotten
our first two events of the season, Brooksville, Fl Jan 10, 2016, and Deland, Fl Jan 17, 2016, up and available
for registration on
IMPORTANT for BROOKSVILLE: Note that due to some requirements imposed on us by the sight, Brooksville
REQUIRES pre-registration, and that pre-registration must occur 10 days prior to the event, which in
this case is Dec 31, 2015; New Year's Eve. So, register now while the registration is HOT!
Also, stay tuned to this space and our Facebook page www.facebook.com/cfrsolo2, for important announcements on our
2016 plans. This will include year end trophy rules, supplemental competition rules, and general plans to
make our program an even better and more enjoyable program all of you, our CFR SCCA Solo competitors.
It's gonna be a great, great, year!!!
April 23rd 2017 (Sunday) Event #5 is at Valkaria Airport
Inquiring minds want to know! I have finally been able to change at least one of our "Tentative" date/event into the "defined" category.
The event formally known as Event #5 tentative, originally slated for April 15th, has been definitized to Event #5, Valkaria Airport, and for April 23rd! NOTE THAT THE DATE HAS CHANGED.
The site will not support a large turnout, and we have placed a hard cap of 60 participants, at least for this event. Also, in order to make sure we are in the black for this site, the member fee will be $35 for this event, with non-members at $45 ($35 + $10 weekend membership).
We are still working out the logistics for this site, so once you are on the registration list you will be receiving emails with more details as the event gets closer, and announcements will be made here as well.
2017 Registration Payment Cancellation Policy
2017 Registration/Payment/Cancellation Policy
- For 2017, CFR SCCA Solo will be requiring pre-registration and pre-payment for all of our events.
- We will no longer have the at track payment option during pre-registration.
- Cancellations through DlbRacing.com prior to the closure time/date of registration will result in a complete refund of paid event fees.
- Late cancellations, or event No-Shows will result in a partial refund of paid event fees with a $10 hold back per day of registration.
- This is our attempt to keep our prices as low as possible and to provide the best event possible to the participants who do show up on event day.
For more details and reasoning for these changes read onâ€¦
2016 Issues Stemming from No-Shows
For the 2016 CFR SCCA Solo events, we noticed a significant uptick in our incidences of event No-Shows. By the event statistics, we had 7 events with more than 20 No-Shows, and 2 events with more than 30 No-Shows! Over the season, we had an average of 15% No-Shows! 15%!!!
No-Shows Cause a Number of Issues for our Event Participants.
The most apparent impact to our events directly caused by No-Shows is a later event start, which potentially means fewer runs per participant. This is due to the fact that a significant number of No-Shows makes our pre-planning for the event - number of heats, run/work order, class heat assignments, and worker assignments - invalid, and the planning cannot be re-done until registration is complete, and then must be completed prior to the starting of the first heat. That results in a later event start, and less runs for all participants. Furthermore, as the re-do of the event planning is usually being done in a rushed manner during the Drivers Meeting, it also means that the assignments are somewhat compromised, and that means the event runs less well than it could have.
A less apparent, but equally important issue, is that No-Shows have caused some of our events to operate at a financial loss. And without correction, it will ultimately mean that we will need to increase our prices in order to keep the program In The Black and viable. There may be other costs (e.g., site costs, insurance costs, etcâ€¦) that may necessitate higher event entry fees in the future, but for now, we believe we can maintain our 2017 prices at the same point as our 2016 prices. But only if we can eliminate or greatly reduce our No-Show count.
This past year, we attempted through sincere and persistent pleading to have folks who were not going to be able to attend our events to cancel their registrations prior to closure of registration in order for us to do the pre-planning of each event. But with the continued incidence (even growth!) of No-Shows, we were unable to take advantage of our pre-planning once this year, and each of our events suffered to some degree because of it.
Consequently, in an attempt to eliminate No-Shows, we will be requiring pre-registration and pre-payment this year, along with required cancellation. Required Cancellation means that if you will not be making an event, you are required to cancel your registration on DlbRacing.com prior to the published time/date for closure of registration. If you cancel prior to that time, you will receive a full refund of your pre-payment. If you try to cancel after that, or simply do not show for the event, we will give you a partial refund of your pre-payment, holding back a modest fee; if it is a two-day event, the modest fee will be held back for each day that the participant does not show.
The modest fee will initially be set at $10. Our hope and desire is that we will never collect this fee, and that it will enable us to keep our event prices as low as possible, and give our event participants the absolute best event we can achieve.
Pre-Registration and Pre-Payment Other Benefits
Pre-registration and pre-payment greatly speeds up event check-in. Event check-in is as simple as looking up your name and checking a single box. No money is exchanged; no change returned; no IOUs given because we do not have enough change; no copious amounts of data entry is needed; first name, last name, member number, car year, car make, car model, car color, class, car number, address, city, state, zip code, emergency contact, and emergency contact phone number.
Also, if we eliminate or significantly limit No-Shows, and are able to use our pre-planning, we will be able to post the run heat and work heat and work assignment at the beginning of the day.
There are other benefits as well, but this post is already WAY TOO LONG!
Practice Class Policy - Double Entry Policy
Note regarding 2017 Practice Class entries:
For 2017, we will allow participants to enter in two classes: Your standard class, and a Practice class entry as well. This is considered for all intent and purposes as two separate entries, and you will pay two fees, and you will be required to work twice.
As you will be running in two heats and working two work assignments, for a three heat event, this will mean you will be required to work a pre-event work assignment (course setup, registration, morning waiver, etc...), as well as work during a heat that you are not running.
For a two heat event, this will mean you will be required to work a pre-event work assignment as well as a post-even work assignment (i.e., event loadout).
The practice class will always be scheduled to run in the last heat, but as in previous years, the practice class will be allowed to run their runs at anytime that they are not working. With the allowance of a competitive class entry in addition to a practice class entry, the competitive class runs must be completed before any practice class entry runs.
How do you register and pay twice? To enter twice, click the Register button/icon, and complete your first entry, including payment and submit as you normally would. Then simply enter again, clicking the Register button/icon, complete your second entry, including payment and submit. Cancellations are independent for the two entries; that is, if you cannot attend, you need to cancel BOTH of your entries.
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Permanent CFR Number Selection
Permanent numbers can now be reserved for the year on DLB by selecting
Simply select your number and class.
Reserved numbers are on a first come first serve basis. Please pre-register for events to help speed
up the registration process in the morning and also to make sure we have your correct information.
You should also check to verify that your
SCCA membership is up to date for 2014. You can verify your membership on DLB by selecting
"Account Settings" --> "Club Memberships" tab on the DLB page. Enter your SCCA number and choose
Central Florida Region SCCA and click the "verify" button. This allows you to pre-pay with the
SCCA membership rates.
2015 trophy rules and schedule are now available, see sidebar!
Welcome! Your official website for Sports Car Club of America sponsored Autocross and all racing Solo in
and around the Central Florida area.
For more information on SCCA Solo, Club Racing, and Rallycross, visit the SCCA website at
www.scca.org. If you
are not yet familiar with Autocross then read a
short description of Solo here.
As was the case last year, do not forget to bring your driver's license and SCCA membership card to