Here is the outline of the complete program for the Lexan Shootout (aka HSC Enduro weekend).
There may be a little tweaking here and there but essentially this will be it with adjustments if scrutineering and track-calls (and other variable portions of the program) take more or less time.
FLM & Cup Practice
Photos & Concours
GT3 Lane Draw & Parc Ferme
FLM and Cup Practice
GT3 Sprint Races
Open @ 8:00
Start @ 8:30
GT3 Race & FLM H/O
Podium Photos & Break
FLM Team Races
FLM Test & Practice
FLM Tech & Break
FLM Qual & Lane Draw
Briefing, Concours & Photos
FLM Race & Cup H/O
Podium Photos & Break
Cup Test & Practice
Cup Tech & Break
Porsche Cup 6 Hr Enduro
Open @ 8:00
Start @ 8:30
Briefing, Concours & Photos
Porsche Cup Race
Trophies & Photos
It is a lot of racing and a lot of fun to be packed into the 3 days and in particular Saturday will be busy.
Accordingly it will be imperative that all racers cooperate in being on time and ready for their events, available for marshaling when required and otherwise being aware and responsive to any other directives such as organising for photo ops and judging Concours etc.
Note in particular the motor hand-out schedule and the controls relating to same which will be identical to the process used last year.
These motors will be available by draw during the GT3 races.
Porsche Cup Handouts
These motors will be available by draw during the FLM races.
When you are scheduled for your hand-out (more on this later) the process is: -
If James has not been already paid (for the whole team) you pay James any outstanding entry fees for the race.
You will then draw a numbered stick from an envelope which represents the corresponding numbered motor.
Your motor selection will be recorded on a spreadsheet for tech.
Once received motors may be run on a power source.
The race schedule allows for a test period after the allocation and fitting of FLM and Porsche Cup motors.
There will be a very limited number of replacement motors that will be available in exchange for your original motor and $12 payable to James (if you are unhappy with your original selection). You get your original motor back after the race.
These motors will also be marked and any replacement recorded as per above.
I have run these motors for 45 minutes at low voltage.
Werner of ACE Hobbies has supplied the motors for the FLM event.
Again we are very lucky to have these motors supplied – by Garry Johnson of Slotworx this time.
These motors have been oiled and run for a few seconds by Garry to ensure they are ok and you will get them exactly like that.
Race Scheduling and Marshaling
There will be 3 races comprising brackets of 5 minutes (run in ‘Round Robin’ mode) composed as follows: -
Qualifiers 1 to 8
Qualifiers 9 to 17
Qualifiers 18 to 26
Racing will start with the C Main. Followed by B then A
The following Table sets out who is racing and who is marshalling during any particular main. Notice that all participants are scheduled to marshal once and have two ‘inactive’ mains where they will not be racing or marshalling.
Inactive (FLM Handout)
Immediately after each race you DO NOT TOUCH YOUR CAR.
Your finishing point will be marked on the track-side with a piece of masking tape with your name (as this is a Round Robin format) after which cars go to Parc Ferme.
Racers are able to pay any outstanding FLM entry fees and get their FLM motors and fit them during their inactive period as explained earlier
There will be 2 races comprising 8 brackets of 10 minutes composed (with current entry numbers) as follows: -
Qualifiers 1 to 7
Qualifiers 8 to 14
As there are two drivers per Team one will be driving and one will be marshaling.
At the 5 minute mark there will be a track-call and drivers swapped.
Both team members drive for 5 minutes each on all lanes – no cherry picking drivers for lanes.
Racing will start with the B Main.
After each race cars go to Parc Ferme
Teams are able to pay Porsche Cup entry fees and get their motors and fit them during the Main they are not participating in.
This will be an 8 team race with qualifying position dictating lane choice.
All team drivers must drive all lanes for an equal length of time - 3 driver teams 15 minutes per driver and 4 driver teams approx 11 minutes per driver.
Driver changes must occur with the car stationary in the prescribed zone.
If a driver change is made with the car outside the zone the penalty is 5 laps.
If is not clear from the above schedule this is what happens: -
Afre your car is submitted to Tech Scrutiny it MUST be in Parc Ferme at ALL times unless you are qualifying, racing or working on it under Green Flag.
This will be the case until all races of a particular class have been run and results finalised and the all-clear given - no exceptions.
Penalty for transgressions of this condition - 10 Laps Deduction.
All cars will be required to have a post-it sticker identity tag which needs to submitted with the car for tech and remain with the car whilst in Parc Ferme.
Please ensure your car is legal prior to Tech to ensure a smooth and quick process.
Please ensure that your car is legal at the end of the race to avoid risk of disqualification.
Porsche Cup cars will be teched after the race to ensure the car is compliant wrt it being complete and at correct weight (160 grams) with min (0.5mm) clearance as per Porsche Cup Rules.
As previously outlined in posts regarding this event the Cup cars must be complete with the exceptions that wheel inserts may be missing, mirrors may be missing and light buckets may be missing.
There will be no post-race tech inspection for GT3 or FLM although any car that is riding too low at any point will need to be removed and rectified under Green.
Working on Cars
Once a car has been submitted to Tech NO work may be done on it EXCEPTING: -
Cars are available from Parc Ferme two qualifiers from when you are due.
First up will have their car for 3 minutes and second up gets theirs 1.5 minutes before the first qualifier is up.
You may give the car a once-over by checking the body is properly fitted, oil it, adjust braids and juice them and clean the tyres.
(2) Lane Change
You may clean the tyres (tape only) and adjust (not replace) the braids.
This also means no use of test boards or any measuring device etc – the only items proximate to the car during a lane change is the tyre tape and lane stickers. You may obviously look at the car from any angle you like etc but that’s it.
(3) Under Green Flag
You may do anything under Green Flag.
HOWEVER if working under Green and a lane change occurs you must not continue working on it until Green continues.
Penalty for transgressions of these conditions - 10 Laps Deduction.
Points will be allocated to all races as follows: -
For the title 'Lexan King' for 2020 it will be an addition of all points scored as a team member or individually.
In the event of a tied score this coveted title will be awarded to whoever finished higher in the GT3 race.
Trophies are being supplied by James Colfax of HSC Raceway as follows.
Well I think that covers it please yell out if you think I have missed or confused anything.
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