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So, you see all those people driving cars thru pylons, testing and
developing their driving skill and you think to yourself, "Self, This looks like fun,
I wish I could do this in a fun and safe manner without officer Friendly writing me more
tickets than Smokey and the Bandit"
Well, fret no more, ER Sports Car Club is
ER is devoted to setting up events that are fun and safe.
Here's how you can be racing safely with your daily driver or weekend racer without the
fear of wreaking your life savings. All events are ba
sed around SOLO style racing. This
means ONLY ONE CAR ON THE TRACK AT A TIME. The courses are setup using pylons to
simulate small road courses. Cars are spaced out as to prevent contact with another car
(keeps you from swaping paint with the other fellow!)
ER organizes two types of event, usually held over a Saturday
and a Sunday :
Trials or Autocrosses are similar to the SCCA (Sports Car Club of America)
SOLO II style racing. This allows everyone to race safely, just you, your car, the track
and the stop watch timing you! The top speed reached are usually 70 MPH on race cars with
usual street cars obtaining 55-60 MPH in short straight aways. The course combines slalom
sections with various and sometimes tight turns and runs are done one at a time, from a
Speedtrials are normally for more
experienced racers that reach speeds of 100 MPH (75-85 in street cars) similar to SCCA
SOLO I racing. The course is similar to the Time Trial with less cones and without the
slalom sections. It's more like a small road course and runs are done in sequences of laps
allowing the driver to get into a rythm.
Requirements are similar for both
types of events. You car must have a seatbelt and you must wear an SCCA approved helmet.
Your car must be in good mechanical condition and pass a short tech inspection before
practice starts. In Speedtrials, drivers running on race tires must have a 4 points
harness and a race suit ( or long pants / long sleeve cotton ) and all first time drivers
must attend a short school session to familiarize themselves with rules and procedures.
This is usually held on the saturd
ay afteroon following the Autocross.
Choose a section on the right to learn more... and REMEMBER
Racecar spelled backwards is Racecar
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