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Old 09-29-2008, 02:42 PM   #1
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SCCA Questions

Since a lot of you are SCCA guys, I figured I'd ask some questions here. I am looking to possibly join as a member next year. I'm going to be running my '93 Camaro Z28 (or 95 Z28). What class would I be in? I did some searching and found a few with Camaro Z28's:

Street Mod, F Stock, Street Prepared Class E, Novice. I assume Novice is JUST the driving class that I'd be in, not the car class. It looked like a majority of the Z28's were in the F stock class. How do I find out for sure?

It's also $45 for non-members, correct? I'm thinking about going to the Warminster Event on the 12th of October.

Thanks for any help, hints, etc.
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Old 09-29-2008, 02:45 PM   #2
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What events will you be running? Autocross / road course / hill climb?

What mods do you have?
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Read the rule book and or post your mods up here. F stock = stock car with the exception of a few things. Catbacks are allowed, front sways, struts, alignment, wheels with same size (diameter AND width) as stock, and wear items (brake pads, tires, fluids). I might be missing a few things there. ESP allows more mods to the suspension and engine but I'm not quite sure what the exact rules are. Street mod is pretty much all out.
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Auto-X Solo events is what I want to run.

Here are the specs/info:
Year: 1993
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I do want to purchase Eibach springs and Bilstein shocks/struts this winter.
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Old 09-29-2008, 04:53 PM   #5
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ESP you might stand a chance competition wise. Street mod is a free for all pretty much. All I can say is that don't strive to beat anyone's times your first couple times out. The best thing you can do is only pay attention to your times. That and stay on course and not hit any cones.
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Old 09-29-2008, 05:33 PM   #6
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I don't think those rims are factory spec sized so that will bump you out of F stock into E Street Prepared. The good news is that in ESP you can do a whole handful of fun suspension mods that are not allowed in FS.
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Hmmm, okay. So to run FS I'd have to drop down to the stock sized 16" rims? I wanted to run once or twice this year as is so I can compare things to next year once my suspension setup is taken care of
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Yup, don't worry about it though, you probably won't be competitive in any class that you're in when you start. Pick the class that suits your modding needs most, for me I could never be in a stock class because I like to mod the **** out of my car suspension wise so that it doesn't handle like such a bloody boat out there, but if you don't care about that and would rather not put money into the suspension, F Stock is your best bet and you'll just have to go to 16's.
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You'd have to dump the cold air intake to run F stock too.
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Pshhh.. not competitive? I have no SCCA experience but I have plenty of EVOC and other advanced driving experience ;-)

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700r4?? did that come stock on the 93?
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the next event is @ warminster park in two weeks. just show up there and ask the guy when you register what class you should be in. usually with a couple of questions they can stick you in the right class.
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For the first time I would just go out as a novice and that's it. Its your first time so I wouldn't worry about class. Def take a instructor out the first 2 or 3 times. Try and get a different one each time. They help a lot! You will have a ton of fun! Its an adrenaline rush!
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Yes, 700R4 came stock in this 93. Not sure if it's all '93's though.

Thanks for the help. I was wanting to go to the event on the 12th, but the Eastern PA F-body Assoc. Final Fall Fling is that day!! I guess I have to go to Boeing..?
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Even with the EVOC and other advanced training you speak of, you'll still have plenty to learn. I definitely suggest having an instructor along for the first run or two to make sure you get a handle on reading the course and possibly gaining some techniques (i.e., looking ahead, getting behind the cones, etc.). There's definitely opportunity to improve on driving skills.

As far as the car goes, the car itself is an F-Stock car, but as stated the CAI and wheels definitely put you out of FS. More than likely at this point ESP is probably the class that will fit some of the minor mods, especially suspension, that you're looking to do.

But either way, until you get the car prepped correctly for whichever class you choose, and learn how to read/drive the courses correctly, you won't truly be competitive. But time concentrate on car buildup and on learning as much as you can to improve your driving, you'll be there in no time. Good luck!
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oh thats odd. you got stuck with the 3rd gen trans :P

FYI, theres an autoX in reading on the 11th if you cant make the 12th in warminster
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I second the instructor ride along, even letting them drive you car can be an eye opening experience. I take one with me almost everytime I go out and I've been doing this for well over a year now.

ohh yeah, boeing sucks. lot is too small. warminster runs are usually twice as long.
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Nothing drops my time like either riding with an instructor or having them ride along with me. I didn't think I'd need it my first time and I was lost on course. The instructor taught me how to read the course and thing improved greatly from there. I rode in a Miata with Doug last time out and that even helped me knock 4 more seconds off of my time. I was actually competitive for once!
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Another warning about Boeing is that the lot can be a little bumpy in some spots and is kinda rough. Have you ever considered competing with the north jersey region at englishtown? It might be a little bit of a hike but they never have over 100 people running in one event and always get more runs there than any Philly region event i've ever done.
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Pshhh.. not competitive? I have no SCCA experience but I have plenty of EVOC and other advanced driving experience ;-)
Autocross is different, you'll see Different in a good way though, you'll love it.
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