Newcomers Guide

Are you new to autocross, or new to Spokes? Here’s all the info on how to get involved.

Events

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Contact

Email the BOD, and connect with other members on the Spokes Facebook group.

News & Announcements

Spokes Split Day Autocross – August 9th, 2020 – Circuit of the Americas Lot H

Announcing a new split day event formation for August 9th intended to help protect the safety and health of participants and event organizers.

These guidelines are also available here: http://www.spokes.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Texas-Spokes-Split-Day-Format.pdf

Split Day Format:

  1. Registration will open at 6pm on Wednesday July 29th for active Spokes members.
  2. Registration will open Wednesday August 5th for non-members that have participated in at least three (3) previous autocross events with any autocross club.
  3. Registration is pre-register and pre-pay only. Payment can be via Axware or direct via Paypal to treasurer@spokes.org . No walk-up registration or payment options will be provided. Your registration will not be valid until payment is complete.
  4. Spokes members with annual pre-pay will be automatically pre-registered for this event. Please be sure to unregister if you will not make the event to open up the slot for someone else.
  5. Competition will be split into two separate “events” with individual schedules: a morning session and an afternoon session. You will be assigned a specific session based on your class. Please review the class list before registering.
    a. Morning session classes: X, STU, STR, CS, SS, EVX, T, STH, SSC, HS, GS, AS
    (and corresponding Novice/N classes)
    https://axwaresystems.com/axorm/calendar_main.php?viewevent=13581
    b. Afternoon session classes: R, XSA, XSB, STS, STX, BS, CAMS, CAMT, CAMC,
    FS, ES, DS, (and corresponding Novice/N classes)
    https://axwaresystems.com/axorm/calendar_main.php?viewevent=13582
  6. Participants should make every effort to limit their time on site to only the session that they have been alloted. e.g. Don’t show up at 7am to hang out or help unless you have been assigned morning work, do try to change tires at home if possible, etc.

Split Day Rules:

  1. Waivers can be printed at home and signed. Blank waivers will be available at the gate if needed. Both a Cota and Spokes waiver are required for this event.
  2. Masks are required at all times while on site unless you are in your car.
  3. Members (Spokes or SASCA) with annual tech are expected to tech your own car, please keep the tech line free for those without annual tech.
  4. No spectators. Only registered participants and approved volunteers allowed on site.
  5. No loaner helmets. Please bring your own helmet.
  6. Cars in the paddock and grid must be spaced with one parking spot between cars.
  7. No passengers allowed while driving on course.
  8. All attendees must keep 6’ of distance between other attendees while on site. This applies to course workers also.

All other Covid safety and health guidelines listed here are still active unless superseded by any of the above rules:
http://www.spokes.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Texas-Spokes-COVID19-Event-Procedures.pdf

Link to print and sign waiver (Spokes):
http://www.spokes.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/General-MS-1-Waiver.pdf

Link to print and sign waiver (Cota):
http://www.spokes.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Release-and-Waiver-of-Liability-w-COVID.pdf

Link to print and sign waiver (Cota-Minor):
http://www.spokes.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/COTA-Waiver-Parental_Minor-Consent-w-Covid.pdf

Members-only Test and Tune on Saturday July 25th

These rules are intended to help protect the safety and health of test and tune participants and event organizers and are non-negotiable. Your assistance and participation to achieve 100% compliance is expected and appreciated. Please consider your intention and ability to follow these rules before registering.

Test and Tune Format:

  1. Registration will open at 7pm on Monday July 20th for active Spokes members only. This will be a members-only event.
  2. Registration is pre-register and pre-pay only. Payment can be via Axware or direct via Paypal to treasurer@spokes.org. No walk-up registration or payment options will be provided.
  3. Available time slots are 9am-11am, 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm. Each slot will be capped by Axware at 30 entries and each participant can register for only one slot.
  4. Each 2 hour heat will allow 15 in grid and 15 working course each hour with driver/worker swap at about 50 minutes. Expect 6-7 runs per participant.
  5. Participants should make every effort to limit their time on site to only the two hour time slot they have been alloted. e.g. Don’t show up at 7am to hang out or help unless you have been assigned morning work, try to change tires at home if possible, etc.

Test and Tune Rules:

  1. Waivers can be printed at home and signed. Blank waivers will be available at the gate if needed.
  2. Masks are required at all times while on site unless you are in your car.
  3. Members must have annual tech, please self tech your own car.
  4. No spectators. Only registered participants and approved volunteers allowed on site.
  5. No loaner helmets. Bring your own helmet.
  6. Cars in the paddock and grid must be spaced with one parking spot between cars.
  7. No passengers allowed while driving on course.
  8. All attendees must keep 6’ of distance between other attendees while on site. This applies to course workers also.

All other Covid safety and health guidelines listed here are still active unless superseded by any of the above rules:http://www.spokes.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Texas-Spokes-COVID19-Event-Procedures.pdf

Link to print and sign waiver:http://www.spokes.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/General-MS-1-Waiver.pdf

Autocross #6 (June 27th) is CANCELED

After a considerable amount of discussion and deliberation the Spokes BoD has voted to cancel this Saturday’s event.

This was not an easy decision and certainly exceeds the pressure test of nearly any volunteer position instituted to organize recreational motorsports events held in a parking lot. In full transparency the main turning point was Gov. Abbott’s Executive Order that was amended/updated this morning. While we believe we could have run a very safe event within the bounds of the EO it was clear that this is a very real issue for our local communities and it’s going to take significant effort from everyone to resolve. In that spirit we felt that it was our responsibility to the community to be on the right side of the fight against this virus and avoid potentially contributing to the problem even in a seemingly insignificant or remote way. We all want to race but the safety and health of our members and associatively our members families, friends, and neighbors is and remains our main priority. Thank you for your understanding.

If you paid online for this event, you will get a separate email from Spokes Executive Secretary, Jessica Luhn, on refund options.

Rick Martinez
Spokes President

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