April 2017 
Downshift:  The KYSCCA Monthly Newsletter
Welcome to the new Downshift Newsletter. This will be our monthly communications to the membership and other interested parties.  Please remember the Downshift and KYSCCA.com are the official communications of KYR and any social media posts are completely unofficial. 

The Downshift going forward will be sent on or around the first day of each month. If you would like to include any information in the newsletter please submit it to kyscca.re@gmail.com by the 20th of the current month for inclusion in the next Downshift.  If you are interested in advertising in the Downshift please also reach out to us at the above email.
Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!
If you or your organization are interested in Sponsoring our club or buying advertising space on our trailer please reach out to  kyscca.re@gmail.com or find an Officer at a meeting.  We have plenty of space available on our trailer!
2017 Official Schedule!

The KYSCCA schedule for 2017 is officially official.

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Cob Web Shaker – April 2nd at KFEC

Points Event #1 – April 30th at KFEC

KYR Drivers School North – June 24th at KFEC

Points Event #2 – June 25th at KFEC

SCCA Starting Line School – July 1st at NCM

Points Event #3 – July 2nd at NCM

Points Event #4 – July 9th at KFEC

Points Event #5 – July 30th at NCM

KYR Drivers School South – August 12th at NCM

Points Event #6 – August 13th at NCM

Points Event #7 – September 3rd at NCM

Tire Rack Street Survival School – October 7th at KFEC

Points Event #8 – October 8th at KFEC

2017 Season is near!
The season is right around the corner with the Cobweb Shaker on April 2nd.  Here are some things you can do and read to prepare.
2017 KYSCCA Permanent Number Registration

Autocross/Solo w/ SCCA - Kentucky Region on Monday, Feb 13 - Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 at Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY - Welcome to the 2017 KYSCCA Permanent Number Registration. Please take the time to register any number & class you...

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2017 KYSCCA Regional Championship Rules

To be eligible for year-end awards, a person must be a member of the SCCA . An SCCA member must compete in one class for a minimum of six (6) events to be eligible for a year-end award. The best six (6) results by an SCCA member will count toward ...

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Getting Started in Autocross

Tonight, or sometime before your first event, you should read the Autocross Novice Handbook by Kate Hughes. It's all available online and it has everything you'll need to know for your first year or two autocrossing. If you have absorbed this...

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Check here to see if your helmet is legal for 2017

2017 Helmet Certification Label Chart for SCCA Solo Events

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What class is my car in?

check out this nice cheat sheet for allowances in each class

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2017 SCCA Solo Rulebook

When in doubt RTFM

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  Reminder of New Rule Changes for 2017
The Board has voted in a couple rule changes for the 2017 season.

Sound Limits:  
Given the the sound requirements of NCM and our desire to maintain the best possible relationship with track management the club has elected to enforce a lower sound limit.  The new rules will reduce the maximum allowable dB reading by 2dB.  Under the new rules you will be warned at 95 dB and asked to make a change to your car before you can run again at 98 dB.  If you refuse to make a change, or make a change and still break 98 dB your runs will be DSQ.  This allows us a small buffer room between the track imposed sound limits that will force the entire event to shut down and jeopardize future events at the site.  At our KFEC events we will running and recording sound for informational purposes only.  People who go over 95 dB and 98 dB will be notified so they are aware of their situation before attending an event at NCM.  

PRO Class:
This year we will be offering a PRO Class at each event.  This class will count as one class for event points/trophies, and year end points and trophies.  This class is meant to replace the class you would normally run, not be in addition to it. The PRO class will be a combined PAX indexed class designed for competitors who would like more competition then they may get in their normal class.  You will run with everyone in Pro together but the final results will be based on your PAX time not your raw time.  For example, my car times would all be based on the CAM-S index of 0.838 while an ES car in the class would be based on their 0.794 Index.  This means if we both ran 60 second runs my time would be 50.28 while the ES car's time would be 47.64.  

If interested, when you pre-register in MSR select the Pro Index class in addition to your normal class.  Also, you will need to run a P or "Pro" somewhere on  your car in addition to your normal classing numbers.
Interested in Helping Out?
The Club is always looking for help before events to unload the trailer, help set up tables, assist in registration, course set up, etc.  If you would like to help out and find a niche you enjoy doing feel free to show up early and lend a hand.  All of our chiefs are looking for assistant chiefs.  The trailer and early helpers are typically on site by 7am.  
    Upcoming Meeting Schedule
March 29th, 2017 - Board Meeting at Nathan's House
April 6th, 2017 - Membership Meeting, Location TBD but will be emailed/posted
April 26th, 2017 - Board Meeting at Shawn's House
May 4th, 2017 - Membership Meeting, Location TBD but will be emailed/posted
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