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Quick Info About Spokes
  1. Spokes autocrosses cost $26 for members and $31 for non-members (there is a $1 discount for using cash). The entry fees are higher for autocrosses at some of the specialty venues.
  2. To become a member, go here. Member benefits include discounted entry at events, eligibility for year end points and trophies, discounts from some of our sponsors, and entry to the year end party!
  3. A typical race day schedule is like this.
  4. Spokes is the best autocross club in the country (not including Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico).
News
We have been able to add another date at CoTA.  This is August 28th.  It is right before SCCA Nationals in Lincoln.  Get that last bit of seat time, scrub in those brand new tires, or just come out and have fun as usual.

Full schedule for 2016 as it stands now:
  1. Feburary 7 @ SAR
  2. Feburary 28 @ COTA
  3. March 20 @ SAR
  4. April 24 @ SAR
  5. May 1 @ COTA    
  6. June 12 @ SAR
  7. July 17 @ COTA
  8. July 31 @ SAR   This is a joint event with SASCA
  9. August 21 @ SAR  This is a joint event with SASCA
  10. August 28 @ COTA
  11. October 2 @ COTA
  12. November 20 @ SAR
I have added an event to the calendar.  This event is on April 24th at SAR.  This is brings the current number of events for 2016 to 11.  I will continue to work on adding another event to the schedule, most likely in the October time frame.  Please go get registered!

Event #4
The 2016 Spokes Team Challenge is almost upon us! The rules and draft procedures have changed for this year. All the details are at: http://www.spokes.org/teamchallenge.php

The gist of the changes is that points will be scored by comparing each driver's performance to his/her own average past performance. It is no longer linked to what position each driver is drafted picked. This changes the strategy for the draft. In the past, you always wanted to select the person who you thought that the best chance of placing the highest (in pax) among whoever was available. Now, you will want to pick the person who you think has the greatest chance of improving over the season.

The draft will be help on Saturday March 19. The team challenge will begin at autocross #3 on Sunday March 20.

The BOD met last night to discuss issues and the future direction of the club.  The Spokes rules have been updated as a result.  Below is the highlights of the discussions.
  • Included  "e-cigs, vape pens, and similar devices" to the no smoking policy in grid.  Spokes is following the SCCA's lead.  We have also had some concerns expressed lately.
  • End of year points championship trophies has been updated.  The new rule is effectively 51% of the qualifying class will receive a trophy.
  • Add a new PAX class, R.  This class is designed to allow competition between the Prepared and Modified vehicles.  It will be run similar to our X class, where all in the class will be run in the same heat.
  • Not updated in the rules but a procedural change.  Items lost and found at the event will be held for one event.  Unclaimed items will be disposed of.  If you are unable to make it to the next event, please make arrangements with someone that is to retrieve your items.
  • Cheat sheets will be created for various worker positions to help events run smoother.
Lastly, We, the BOD, would like to get the membership's input on the following:
An idea was floated of adding PAX based "bump" class(es) for various prep levels.  The intention is to offer more competition between the membership at the events.  We would like to offer these "bump" classes for categories that typically do not have a lot of vehicles at the events.  An example would be to make a bump for all of the Street Prepared classes.  This would enable any vehicle eligible for Street Prepared to be able to directly compare to and run against each other.  The new "R" PAX class has already been created with this idea for the race tire (slicks) classes of Prepared and Modified.  The membership that will make up the "R" class was enthusiastic for the idea.  The "bump" PAX class(es) would be run similar to the X class with all competitors running in the same heat.  The "bump" class(es) would be eligible for an End of Year Championship Trophy.  Ideally, all participants in the category would take part in the "bump" class.
 
Please send comments to the BOD email addresses, discuss on our Facebook page, send carrier pigeons, or whatever your favorite method of communication is.
Race-Day Schedule
  • 8:00-9:00AM REGISTRATION and TECH open. Pre-registered folks must check-in. Work/run assignments will be announced at drivers meeting.
  • 9:00-9:15AM LATE REGISTRATION open. Registrations accepted for an additional $5 charge.
  • 8:30-9:30AM COURSE OPEN for walking.
  • 9:15-9:30AM NOVICE WALK-THRU.
  • 9:40AM Mandatory Drivers Meeting at the timing trailer.
  • 9:50AM First Heat Cars To Grid, First Heat Workers to Report.
  • 10:00AM First Car out.
  • Generally a full day affair. Depending on turnout there may or may not be a lunch break.
Sponsors
The following business entities support Spokes through sponsorships and member benefits. Please support them by giving them your business!

Eagle Transmission

Eagle Transmission

Spokes members enjoy the following benefits! Should you need a simple repair (clutch job, fluid replacement etc.) then you get a 20% discount on parts and labor. If it is a larger job like a transmission overhaul, then you get a 15% discount up to $350 off.

Automotive specialist

Spokes members get a 10% discount on most services!

 


How to Become a Sponsor

Texas Spokes has a variety of Sponsorship Packages available to help your business get the visibility it needs. We can also customize programs as needed to match your goals and budget. Please contact our Executive Treasurer, at treasurer@spokes.org for more details.

Latest Event Result

 05-01-2016Autocross #5
ResultsPAXRawSummary
Club Meetings

Next Meeting:
Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 8 PM @ The Picnic (aka Barton Springs Food Trucks), 1720 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, TX 78704

Club Meetings are usually held on the first Tuesday or Wednesday following an event unless otherwise stated. The meeting locations usually alternate between a North location and a South location.

The meetings begin at 8 but typically, people arrive between 7 and 8 for social time.

Upcoming Events
 06-12-2016
Autocross #6
@ San Antonio Raceway
 07-17-2016
Autocross #7
@ Circuit of the Americas
 07-31-2016
Joint SASCA/Spokes event - Spokes Autocross #8
@ San Antonio Raceway
 08-21-2016
Joint SASCA/Spokes event - Spokes Autocross #9
@ San Antonio Raceway
 10-02-2016
Autocross #10
@ Circuit of the Americas
 11-20-2016
Autocross #11
@ San Antonio Raceway
Past Events
 04-24-2016
Autocross #4
@ San Antonio Raceway
ResultsPAXRawSummary
 03-20-2016
2016 Autocross #3
@ San Antonio Raceway
ResultsPAXRawSummary
 02-28-2016
2016 Autocross #2
@ Circuit of the Americas
ResultsPAXRawSummary
 02-07-2016
2016 Autocross #1
@ San Antonio Raceway
ResultsPAXRawSummary
 01-30-2016
2016 Membership Drive and Tech Day
@ Winding Road Racing
 01-16-2016
2015 Year End Party Free for annual dues-paying members. $15 for guests. Food, beer, Year End Trophies, and the Silve
@ Petrol Lounge
 11-22-2015
Spokes Points Event #12
@ San Antonio Raceway
ResultsPAXRawSummary
 11-08-2015
Spokes Points Event #11
@ San Antonio Raceway
ResultsPAXRawSummary

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