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    2012 VCMC Auto-X Cup -- Featuring NCT -- Event #1

    2012 VCMC Auto-X Cup -- Featuring NCT

    Ladies and Gentlemen, the 2012 autocross season is finally upon us, and we are proud to present a new format to the VCMC hosted autocross series of yesteryear. We have combined the VCMC Series and Novice Championship Tour (aka NCT) into a sleeker and more efficient package that is the 2012 VCMC Auto-X Cup!



    For Novices (i.e. those with 3 or fewer autocross events prior to the 2012 calendar year), the NCT category (aka. Novice Championship Tour) remains within the VCMC Auto-X Cup. You can observe and learn from the veterans while fighting it out with your fellow Novice competitors!

    For Veterans, all your favorite classes still exist in this new series but you all know there is really only one class that matters -- OPAX!

    The VCMC Auto-X Cup will be held in a best 4 out of 6 format for all competitors. This event will be held on the FULL pad. No longer are we confined to the rectangular, up, loop around, back courses of the past. There will be extra long sweepers, off camber turns, grip levels changes and all sorts of other challenges to keep autocrossers on our toes!

    Your ELT is working hard to line up prizes for the season so please stay tuned and stay hungry for those trophy spots. We are happy to announce that PDM Racing is continuing their ongoing support of the NCT group with prizes to be announced.

    Race Date: Sunday, April 8, 2012
    Location: BC Driving Center (Pitt Meadows Airport)
    Gates open @ 7:30 am
    Tech closes @ 8:15am
    Reg closes @ 8:30am (sharp!)

    (Please note that these times are strictly enforced and anyone not registered/tech-ed by 8:30am will not be allowed to run. Please allow enough time for car prep and registration.)

    Driver's meeting will be held at 9am.


    BC Driving Centre, Pitt Meadows -- How do I get there?



    Rules at BCDC:
    - Drive the speed limit to and from the event. Obey all signs.
    - Exhaust noise maximum 92 db (Zero tolerance)
    - NO!-Speeding, burn-outs, loud stereos or excessive noise.
    - Respect the local residents. It is a privilege to be here, and we are guests. Act accordingly.
    - You must Keep your car under control at all times.
    - Do not lock up your brakes.
    - No doughnuts or continual tire smoke.
    - No exhibition driving.

    VCMC has the right to refuse entry to anyone attending this event who does not comply with these rules. You will forfeit your entry fee without recourse. Additionally, breaking these rules at any time during the event will get you banned from all other local autocross events and the BC Driving Center.

    If you are NEW to VCMC, please sign-up for 2012 VCMC Membership at the following link. Your first regular autocross event is included in the membership! Just mention on the forum sign up thread that you will be using your free event so we can enter you into the timing system:

    Membership Sign Up: http://www.karelo.com/enter_res.php?&BID=56#Ev11514

    With the use of the full pad comes a necessary increase in registration fees:

    $50 via Karelo: http://www.karelo.com/enter_res.php?&BID=56#Ev11925
    $60 on-site (save some money and pre-reg on Karelo!)

    Sign up on this thread below. This will help us to determine the size of the event and allow us to plan a smooth running event which means more runs for our members! If you have car numbers and class decals (magnetic, vinyl, etc.), you are strongly encouraged to include them in the sign up post below, and bring those car numbers and class decals with you to the event.

    Format of posting for pre-reg is:

    Name:
    Car:
    Class: (if you don't know just ask and we'll figure it out)
    Car Number:
    Group: (NCT, Stock, RTG, NS1, NS2, NS3, OPAX, Ladies)
    Barcode: (your barcode number/don't have one yet)
    Member: (y/n)
    Novice: (y/n)
    Signed up on Karelo: (y/n)
    Preferred work assignment:

    Race Groups:

    Stock: (SS, AS, BS, CS, DS, ES, FS, GS, HS)
    Non-Stock 1: (SSP, ASP, BSP, CSP, DSP, ESP, FSP)
    Non-Stock 2: (SM, SMF, SSM, XP, CP, DP, EP, FP, GP, AM, BM, CM, DM, EM, FM)
    Non-Stock 3: (STF, STC, STS, STX, STU, STR)
    Street Tire Index / Road Tire Group: (any non-ST* car running on street tires, including RTF, RTR, RTA)
    Open Pax (OPAX): The OPAX group is open to all competitors from any class.
    Ladies: Open to female competitors from any class.

    NCT: In addition to competing in the above groups, all novices will accumulate points in the NCT group (novice championship) as well. For the purposes of the VCMC Auto-X Cup, novice drivers are defined as those with experience in 3 or fewer autocross events prior to the 2012 calendar year.

    eg.

    Name: Rick Leung
    Car: 2007 Mazda Miata
    Class: STR
    Car Number: 10
    Group: NS3
    Barcode: 170274
    Member: Y
    Novice: N
    Signed up on Karelo: Y
    Preferred work assignment: Shadow Event Chair
    Last edited by traum; March 29, 2012 at 01:55.
    Rick Leung
    one of the old farts; used to be somewhat fast

    NC Miata (aka Nancy) - #10 STR
    DE Mazda2 - #29 STF -- the fastest 2015 STF car in the province!

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    Re: 2012 VCMC Auto-X Cup -- Featuring NCT -- Event #1

    Event Chair
    Rich Arienzale

    Volunteer Positions

    Course Designer
    Mike Marich

    Chief of Novices (Senior Driver only)
    Fabrice Renaud

    Chief of Timing and Scoring
    Tracy Wong

    Chief of Workers
    Dean Chen

    Chief of Classing and Sound
    Carson Au

    First-Aid
    Carson Oww


    Non-Work Heat Positions

    Tech Inspection
    Shift 1 (7:30 - 8:15) - John Yeung
    Shift 2 (7:45 - 8:30) - available

    Morning Waivers
    Shift 1 (7:30 - 8:15) - Ken Liu
    Shift 2 (8:00 - 8:45) - Edwen Ma

    Timing Operations
    Giff Robb
    Tracy Wong
    Alan Hemming (starter)
    Don Nimi (announcing)
    Charlene Stickney (scanner)
    available

    Event Day Setup/Teardown
    Wilson Yee
    Nathan Phang
    available

    Course Setup (day before event)
    Bill Rhodes
    Troy Wattley
    Cliff Loh
    Dina O'Donnell
    Darrin Linders
    Carol Wong
    Mike Chan

    *Please note* Work Assignment Preference

    You will notice in the Karelo registration form two additional drop-down fields - first and second choice for work assignment preferences. This is to help improve our event operations planning and efficiency. The choices, typical available positions, time commitment and descriptions are as follows:

    No Preference/Volunteer Position

    You do not have a preference or have signed up for a volunteer position on the forum. We will automatically assign you in a manner that is most optimal for the event.

    Course Duty

    4 x number of work stations per work heat
    Entire work heat
    Cone-catching, red flag waving, radio duties at a course worker station each work heat. Watch the runs from a spectacular view.

    Tech Inspection

    3 - First shift with one person, second shift with two people
    30 - 40 minutes
    Very popular choice
    An early morning duty that ensure all competing vehicles meet our minimum tech safety requirements. This is typically 30 - 40 minutes per shift and the inspectors must be punctual and diligent. Having some mechanical knowledge an asset.

    Timing Operations

    4 per work heat
    Entire work heat
    Stay in a sheltered area while contributing to a critical aspect of the event
    Barcode scanner, start light operator, timing equipment operators. You will work with the Chief of Timing to ensure the event runs smoothly and accurately during your work heat. Training provided if necessary.

    Waivers Sign-up/Front Gate Duty

    2 single-person shifts in the morning, 1 per work heat
    1 hour per morning shift, or entire work heat
    This helps satisfy the legal requirements of running our event by ensuring all event participants and spectators read, understand and sign to acknowledge our waiver form and have a wristband as proof. This is either an early morning duty for participants arriving on-site or during your work heat. Please note that any Minors on site (those under the age of 18) MUST sign the Minor Waiver at each event and a Parent must sign the Annual Parental Consent Waiver for the first event only. If you are not sure if the Annual Parental Consent Waiver has been signed or not, PLEASE have a parent sign as well as the minor.

    Event Day Setup/Teardown

    6 - 10 people
    20 - 30 minutes before and after event
    Help pack and unpack our equipment at the start and end of the event day. This is typically 20-30 minutes before and after the event depending on the number of workers.

    Course Setup (day before event)

    2 - 4 people
    ~2 hours day before event
    Help layout the course prior to event day. Must be available the day before. This is typically after 5pm on a Saturday for a couple hours.

    We will be assigning roles based on preference where possible but in order to maintain event operations efficiency we unfortunately cannot guarantee any preferences. You can help everyone out by picking typically 'less' popular assignments or choosing 'No Preference'!
    Last edited by traum; April 7, 2012 at 11:46.

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    Re: 2012 VCMC Auto-X Cup -- Featuring NCT -- Event #1

    Name: Rick Leung
    Car: 2007 Mazda Miata
    Class: STR
    Car Number: 10
    Group: NS3
    Barcode: 170274
    Member: Y
    Novice: N
    Signed up on Karelo: autoshow credit
    Preferred work assignment: Shadow Event Chair
    Last edited by traum; March 24, 2012 at 17:50.
    Rick Leung
    one of the old farts; used to be somewhat fast

    NC Miata (aka Nancy) - #10 STR
    DE Mazda2 - #29 STF -- the fastest 2015 STF car in the province!

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    Re: 2012 VCMC Auto-X Cup -- Featuring NCT -- Event #1

    Name: Dean Chen
    Car: S2000
    Class: STR
    Car Number: 187
    Group: OP
    Barcode: 709394
    Member: Y
    Novice: N
    Signed up on Karelo: Gonna use the credit from Auto Show.
    Preferred work assignment: COW


    OP COW.... lol
    Last edited by Momo-Tiramisu; April 7, 2012 at 10:51.
    Momo-Dean

    2008 Triumph Street Triple
    2008 Honda S2000 CR #187 or #173
    2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Estate
    200X Kart in LO206

    Garage Configuration: FR - FMR - MR - FMR - SUV - MR - MR (2-wheel)

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    Re: 2012 VCMC Auto-X Cup -- Featuring NCT -- Event #1

    Name: Wilson Yee
    Car: 2000 Civic SIR
    Class: DSP
    Car Number:
    Group: NCT
    Barcode: dont have one yet
    Member: (y/n) Yes
    Novice: (y/n) Yes
    Signed up on Karelo: (y/n) N
    Preferred work assignment: Event day setup/cleanup

    I'm a new member for the 2012 year, can I use my free event towards this? Thanks!
    Wilson
    2011 Subaru Impreza STI Sedan
    2000 Acura Integra Type-R

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    Re: 2012 VCMC Auto-X Cup -- Featuring NCT -- Event #1

    Quote Originally Posted by yeedub View Post
    Name: Wilson Yee
    Car: 2000 Civic SIR
    Class: DSP
    Car Number:
    Group: NCT
    Barcode: dont have one yet
    Member: (y/n) Yes
    Novice: (y/n) Yes
    Signed up on Karelo: (y/n) N
    Preferred work assignment: Event day setup/cleanup

    I'm a new member for the 2012 year, can I use my free event towards this? Thanks!
    Yes, if you have signed up for this membership and this is your first event, you don't need to register for the event again. Just come to the event and check in with the membership director on that day. He will give you the barcode and membership card.
    Momo-Dean

    2008 Triumph Street Triple
    2008 Honda S2000 CR #187 or #173
    2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Estate
    200X Kart in LO206

    Garage Configuration: FR - FMR - MR - FMR - SUV - MR - MR (2-wheel)

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    Re: 2012 VCMC Auto-X Cup -- Featuring NCT -- Event #1

    Name: Giff Robb
    Car: 2006 Corvette
    Class: SSM
    Car Number: 65
    Group: NS2
    Barcode: 172713
    Member: (y)
    Novice: (n)
    Signed up on Karelo: (n)
    Preferred work assignment:course worker or timing operations

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    Re: 2012 VCMC Auto-X Cup -- Featuring NCT -- Event #1

    Quote Originally Posted by Momo-Tiramisu View Post
    Yes, if you have signed up for this membership and this is your first event, you don't need to register for the event again. Just come to the event and check in with the membership director on that day. He will give you the barcode and membership card.
    Awesome, I look forward to my first event!
    Wilson
    2011 Subaru Impreza STI Sedan
    2000 Acura Integra Type-R

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    Name: Ken Liu
    Car: 1990 Mazda Miata
    Class: STS
    Group: NS3
    Barcode:170627
    Member: Y
    Novice: N
    Signed up on Karelo: not yet
    Preferred work assignment: Shift 1 waviers

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    Re: 2012 VCMC Auto-X Cup -- Featuring NCT -- Event #1

    Name: Carson Au
    Car: 2007 Mazda MX-5
    Class: CSP
    Group: OPAX
    Car Number: 6
    Barcode: 170685
    Member: Y
    Novice: N
    Signed up on Karelo: Claiming autoshow credit
    Preferred work assignment: First Aid and whatever you guys need help with
    _________________
    Carson Au
    2011 Suzuki GSXR600 - Track
    2011 Triumph Speed Triple - Daily
    2001 Toyota Sienna (don't ask...)

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    Re: 2012 VCMC Auto-X Cup -- Featuring NCT -- Event #1

    Name: Bill Rhodes
    Car: 94 Mazda Miata
    Class: ES
    Car #: 13
    Group: Stock
    Bar code: 170486
    Member: Y
    Novice: N
    Karelo: Y
    Work: Setup/teardown
    Last edited by WILDCHILD; March 26, 2012 at 07:56.

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    No Street tire index class?
    Thought that passed at at the CACC AGM.
    What about the new SCCA provisional classes RTR, RTF and RTA, which sort of makes ST index redundant.
    Don't we abide by there wonderful classing system ?
    Last edited by WILDCHILD; March 26, 2012 at 07:57.

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    Re: 2012 VCMC Auto-X Cup -- Featuring NCT -- Event #1

    Name: Tracy Wong
    Car: 2007 Mazda MX-5
    Class: CSP
    Group: OPAX
    Car Number: 9
    Barcode: 170310
    Member: Y
    Novice: N
    Signed up on Karelo: Claiming autoshow credit
    Preferred work assignment: timing ops (scanning or cone calls)
    Tracy W
    2006 Honda Civic LX
    H Stock - the only class where walking the course takes less time than driving the course

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    Re: 2012 VCMC Auto-X Cup -- Featuring NCT -- Event #1

    Quote Originally Posted by WILDCHILD View Post
    No Street tire index class?
    Thought that passed at at the CACC AGM.
    What about the new SCCA provisional classes RTR, RTF and RTA, which sort of makes ST index redundant.
    Don't we abide by there wonderful classing system ?
    Waiting on clarification.
    I thought the same too, but turns out that does not apply to close club events, clubs are allowed to run whatever classes that make sense (to foster competition). I think the CACC classe rules will affect what BCC (open to all clubs) has to run however.
    _________________
    Carson Au
    2011 Suzuki GSXR600 - Track
    2011 Triumph Speed Triple - Daily
    2001 Toyota Sienna (don't ask...)

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    Re: 2012 VCMC Auto-X Cup -- Featuring NCT -- Event #1

    So VCMC is not going to offer stock cars on street tires, a place to play?
    Supplemental SCCA classes, yes or no?

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    Re: 2012 VCMC Auto-X Cup -- Featuring NCT -- Event #1

    A group specific to RTx cars might be very small. It'd be more practical to make it open to all classes. I think the club could support an extra group for that.
    Racing: It's not just for rich idiots. It's for all idiots.

    Carol
    Porsche 997 C2
    Subaru BRZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slushbox View Post
    A group specific to RTx cars might be very small. It'd be more practical to make it open to all classes. I think the club could support an extra group for that.
    agree!! a group of street tire index for all classes make more sense for the local series.

    Name: John Yeung
    Car: 1993 Mazda Miata
    Class: STS
    Group: OPAX
    Barcode:
    Member: Y
    Novice: N
    Signed up on Karelo: not yet
    Preferred work assignment: Course Setup or 1st tech


    Name: Jack Yeung
    Car: 1993 Mazda Miata
    Class: STS
    Group: OPAX
    Barcode:
    Member: Y
    Novice: N
    Signed up on Karelo: not yet
    Preferred work assignment: 1st tech
    2012 SoloII- 93' Miata STS
    2012 Track- 99' Miata S/C 180whp

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    Re: 2012 VCMC Auto-X Cup -- Featuring NCT -- Event #1

    Quote Originally Posted by WILDCHILD View Post
    So VCMC is not going to offer stock cars on street tires, a place to play?
    Supplemental SCCA classes, yes or no?
    IMHO there are already way too many groups for healthy close club competition, but I think we have both missed the boat for the 2012 season, maybe go to a members meeting and bring this up during the off season if you want to lobby for a street tire (stock) group.
    _________________
    Carson Au
    2011 Suzuki GSXR600 - Track
    2011 Triumph Speed Triple - Daily
    2001 Toyota Sienna (don't ask...)

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    Re: 2012 VCMC Auto-X Cup -- Featuring NCT -- Event #1

    Quote Originally Posted by WILDCHILD View Post
    No Street tire index class?
    Thought that passed at at the CACC AGM.
    What about the new SCCA provisional classes RTR, RTF and RTA, which sort of makes ST index redundant.
    Don't we abide by there wonderful classing system ?
    Waiting on clarification.
    Hey Bill,

    I've updated the first post with an RTG group that includes the RTF, RTR, and RTA classes.

    -Lik
    Rick Leung
    one of the old farts; used to be somewhat fast

    NC Miata (aka Nancy) - #10 STR
    DE Mazda2 - #29 STF -- the fastest 2015 STF car in the province!

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    Re: 2012 VCMC Auto-X Cup -- Featuring NCT -- Event #1

    Name: Nathan Phang
    Car: 2007 Subaru Legacy 2.5i
    Class: STC
    Car Number: Don't have one yet. Do I make this up and use painter's tape to draw it on my car? Or...?
    Group: NCT
    Barcode: Don't have one yet.
    Member: Y (Just signed up on Karelo)
    Novice: Y
    Signed up on Karelo: N (Using freebie from new membership)
    Preferred work assignment: Event Day Setup/Teardown

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