Use this checklist as a guide for what to bring/do leading up to the event and the day of the event. It may seem like a lot, but after a couple of events, it will be second nature!
A Few Days Prior To The Event
- Read “Must-Read Info”, “SOLO FAQ”, and “SOLO Novice Handbook” on etrscca.org.
- Decide which class you will run in. More Info…
- Register online. Online registration closes on the Friday prior to the event
- Get directions to the site.
- Plan to arrive at the event site no later than 8:30AM
- Under 18? You’ll need a special minor wavier signed by both parents.
- Weather-appropriate attire and comfortable shoes (avoid boots). SOLO events run rain or shine.
- Sunglasses and/or hat
- Helmet (if you have one of the appropriate SNELL rating). Loaners are available.
- Sunscreen, Chapstick w/ SPF
- Drinks , water, snacks (fruit cups and granola bars are good options). A small cooler is handy.
- Pack vehicle
- Get a good night’s sleep the night before the event
- Check for any excessive fluid leaks and check fluid levels.
- Make sure battery is secure (most common issue)
- Tires – No cord showing
- Brakes – firm pedal with no detectable drop with car not running and proper level of fluid in reservoir.
- Seat belts in good operating condition.
- All lugs present and tight.
- Throttle return action safe and positive (no sticky throttles)
- Hubcaps/wheel covers and wheel rings removed (unless they are bolted on)
- Fuel vehicle to an appropriate level. Too little fuel can be a problem.
- Prepare class and car number identification (paper, tape, magnet).
- Optional – Get a tire pressure gauge. An inexpensive one will be fine for now.
Day Of The Event
Before you get to the event site:
- Go through the Personal and Vehicle checklists above
- Driver’s License and SCCA membership card (if you are an SCCA Member)
- Cash or check for entry fee. SCCA Members – $45, Weekend (Non) Members – $65
- Add air pressure to tires. 40-45 psi is a good start. You can ask for advice in our forums, on facebook, or at the event!
When you get to the event site:
- Find a place to park and set up your paddock spot. There are no assigned spaces.
- Unpack car and remove loose items (floor mats, radar detectors, check console, check glove box, etc.)
- Put class numbers and class Identification on vehicle
- Check in at registration trailer
- Take vehicle through tech inspection
- Walk the course as much as possible!
- Attend Driver’s Meeting