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Texas spokes sports car club - rule book 

INDEX

Board of Directors
1. President
2. Vice-President
3. Executive Treasurer
4. Executive Secretary
5. Timing and Scoring Chief
6. Worker Chief
7. Technical Inspector Chief
8. Equipment Manager
9. Novice Chief

Volunteer Duties
1. Event Master
2. Truck Driver

Organization
1. General
2. Organizaton
3. Courses
4. Contestants
5. Safety Equipment
6. Vehicles
7. Classification
8. Timing and Scoring
9. Protests
10. Trophies
11. Championship Series
12. SCCA Classes & Spokes Indexed Classes


TEXAS SPOKES SPORTS CAR CLUB CONSTITUTION

ARTICLE I - GOVERNMENT

All legislation powers here in granted shall be vested in the Board of Directors of the Texas Spokes Sports Car Club.

Section 1. - Board of Directors

No person shall act as an agent of the Texas Spokes Sports Car Club (TSSCC) without specific authorization from the President or prior approval of this body.

A. Composition

  1. President
  2. Vice-president
  3. Executive Treasurer
  4. Executive Secretary
  5. Timing and Scoring Chief
  6. Technical Inspector Chief
  7. Worker Chief
  8. Novice Chief
  9. Equipment Manager

B. Qualifications

Members of the Board of Directors must be members in good standing.

C. Vacancies

1. Vacancies shall be filled by election or appointment by the president (see G).
2. In the event that the president leaves the position, the vice president will assume the duties of the president on an interim basis. At the option of the vice president, a new election will be held for either a new president or vice president. At the earliest possible general meeting, the vice president will announce the date set for the election.

D. Chairperson

The current President shall be the Chairperson and shall call and conduct all meetings. In the President's absence the Vice-president shall preside. (If both are absent, the President shall appoint a temporary substitute).

E. Voting Privileges

1. All members of the Board of Directors shall have full voting authority.
2. Seven (7) members shall constitute a quorum.

F. Nominations

1. Members can, and are encouraged to nominate themselves for any position they would like to hold.
2. Members can nominate another member.
3. A nominee can only run for one position per BOD election.
4. Further nominations shall be accepted from the floor at the election meeting.

G. Election

1. All officers of the Board of Directors shall be elected by the general membership.
2. Election must take place at a regular meeting of the TSSCC membership no later than the first regular meeting in November. The nominee(s) receiving the highest number of member votes shall be elected.
3. It is preferred that members intending to vote do so by attending the election meeting. Members who cannot attend but would still like to vote can do so by sending their ballot via e-mail to the Executive Secretary on the day of the election and no later than 5:00PM.

H. Powers and Duties of Members of the Board of Directors

1. Serve and vote on the Board of Directors.
2. The current and incoming Boards of Directors will meet prior to the first meeting in December to review and amend where desirable the current Competition Rules, Classification System and Constitution. Any changes arising out of this review will be published and distributed no later than the first meeting in December. The current President will chair this meeting.
3. Establish rules and procedures under which TSSCC is to operate.
4. Approve all allocation or reimbursement of funds from the club treasury.
5. The Board shall have the power to expel an officer from his position if he fails to appear at (3) consecutive regular Board meetings or for just cause.
6. Members present will cast a vote on all matters requiring approval/disapproval.
7. Fulfillment of BOD responsibilities during the event count towards a single or dual work assignment at each event.

Section 2 - General Officers

A. Title and Duties of Elected Officers

1. President

a. Preside over, provide an agenda and vote in all regular meetings.
b. Call and preside over all meetings of the Board of Directors.
c. Appoint committees to serve for whatever purpose he deems necessary to benefit TSSCC.
d. Appoint non-elected officials if any.
e. Authorized to spend up to $50 per month for discretionary purposes specific to the operation of the TSSCC.
f. Set yearly event calendar.
g. Initiate and assist other Board members in contacting general membership before club meetings or in case of unforeseen circumstance.
h. Assume or appoint vice presidential duties with respect to event operation in the absence of the Vice President.
i. Notify appropriate publications of event schedule and club information.
j. Conduct drivers meeting. Discuss:
                    --Potential hazards
                    --Anticipated number of runs
                    --Running order
                    --Course worker assignments etc...

2. Vice-president

a. Serve and vote on Board of Directors.
b. Preside at regular TSSCC meetings and Board of Directors meetings in the absence of the President.
c. Inspect and approve each event for safety and impact on event site.
d. Secure Event Masters for all regular TSSCC events.
e. Ensure Event Masters receive and complete duties outlined on the current Event Masters worksheet.
f. Work with Event Master prior to each event to ensure reasonably safe course design.
g. Assist Event Master during event as needed. (i.e. course worker assignment, etc.)
h. Report to Board of Directors any Event Master or course problems.
i. Assist other Board members in contacting general membership before club meetings or in case of unforeseen circumstance.

3. Executive Treasurer

a. Serve and vote on Board of Directors.
b. Collect and keep current account of all moneys belonging to, owed to, or for which TSSCC is liable.
c. Count and collect event registration proceeds from Secretary at the event and deposit in TSSCC account within 5 days of event.
d. Submit invoices to those persons who owe money to TSSCC.
e. Present a verbal status of TSSCC treasury, and provide a written statement to the President and the Rattle editor, at each regular meeting.
f. Secure insurance for each event at the President's direction.
g. Procure truck and trailer insurance and registration.
h. Assume Trophy Chief's duties in his/her absence.
i. Assist other Board members in contacting general membership before club meetings or in case of unforeseen circumstance.
j. Ensure Porta-Pottys are at each event.

4. Executive Secretary

a. Serve and vote on Board of Directors.
b. Provide amended copy of TSSCC competition rules, constitution and vehicle classifications.
c. Coordinate event registration activities and keep mailing list current.
d. Enforce permanent numbers list of TSSCC members and have it available at all events.
e. Provide Board of Directors with current list of paid TSSCC members.
f. Count event revenue with Treasurer and complete, sign and retain a written financial report.
g. Assist other Board members in contacting general membership before club meetings or in case of unforeseen circumstance.

5. Timing and Scoring Chief

a. Serve and vote on Board of Directors.
b. Set up and maintain timing equipment for event scoring.
c. Certify event results.
d. Record and publish championship standings.
e. Coordinate online registration.
f. Organize and provide training to BOD members and potential other timing system operators.
g. Assist other Board members in contacting general membership before club meetings or in case of unforeseen circumstance.

6. Worker Chief

a. Serve and vote on Board of Directors.
b. Make course worker assignments at each event c. Work with vice-president and event master on corner stations during event setup.
d. Appoint assistants (non-Board members) as needed.
e. Assist other Board members in contacting general membership before club meetings or in case of unforeseen circumstance.
f. Appoint assistants to fill in when necessary.

7. Technical Inspector Chief

a. Serve and vote on Board of Directors.
b. Establish time, frequency and procedure for inspecting vehicles that will be competing in TSSCC events for safety and rules adherence.
c. Establish items to be inspected.
d. Pass or fail vehicles for competition in TSSCC events.
e. Verify vehicles are classed in accordance with TSSCC rules and classes.
f. Assist other Board members in contacting general membership before club meetings or in case of unforeseen circumstance.

8. Equipment Manager

a. Serve and vote on Board of Directors.
b. Responsible for storage and maintenance of club equipment (i.e. truck and trailer inspection, fire extinguisher recharge, generator upkeep, battery supply, etc.)
c. The Equipment Manager is responsible for seeing that the trailer is properly packed.
d. Schedule at least one truck/trailer cleaning and maintenance party per year as needed.

9. Novice Chief

a. Serve and vote on Board of Directors.
b. Meet with new drivers before event and discuss course layout, driving strategy, tire pressures, etc.
c. Work with new drivers during the event and coordinate experienced drivers to ride with these novices.
d. Confirm results and organize a novice trophy presentation at the end of each event, after the trailer has been packed.
e. Maintain Rookie of the Year eligibility statistics through out the year.
f. Act as TSSCC public relations by introducing newcomers to club members.
g. Work closely with Executive Treasurer as to be capable of serving in his/her absence.
h. Act as Trophy Chief and secure trophies for championship events and awards and pay for same from TSSCC treasury.
i. Store and deliver trophies to and from events. (not in trailer).
j. Assist other Board members in contacting general membership before club meetings or in case of unforeseen circumstance.

B. Titles and Duties of Appointed Board Members

None

C. Titles and Duties of Non-Voting Positions

None

D. Volunteer Duties

1. Event Master (Not a voting position.)

Event Master receives free entry for event, gets to pre-drive the course once for safety, and is eligible for points as a regular competitor.  The vice president has the option to appoint a designated driver for the safety run.

Event Master Responsibilities (Many tasks can/will be delegated):

Before Event:

Make a map of the course, including the worker locations. Get tentative safety approval from Vice President.
Remind Equipment Manager/Driver to get gas for truck and generator, and keep receipt.

Day of the Event:

You will need to be at the event site no later than 7:00 a.m.
Help unload trailer and set up the course. The trailer MUST be in it's final location no later than 7:30 a.m.
Get safety approval for the course.
Mark cones with chalk or crayon (when pavement is wet).
Secure the perimeter of the course where necessary to keep vehicles off of the course.

2. Truck Driver

The truck driver is entitled to free entry into that event. There is no limit on the number of times an individual can take advantage of this offer. Contact BOD member to get keys, etc. The driver is responsible for bringing the trailer to the event and returning the truck and trailer to storage after the event.

ARTICLE II - MEMBERSHIP

Section 1 - Dues

A. Individual memberships - $47.00 per year.
B. Family memberships - $67.00 per year. A family shall be defined as a husband or wife legally recognized by the State of Texas and their spouse and their legal dependents. Members of said family may vote in TSSCC general elections and attend the annual awards banquet. Any family member may enter TSSCC events at the reduced entry fee.
C. Cash discount - Paying for your membership with cash entitles you to a $2 discount on Individual or Family Memberships.
D. Reduced membership fees - After July 1 of each year, a reduction of $15.00 per membership will be allowed for both individual and family memberships
E. Corporate Memberships and Sponsorships - For more information on these opportunities please contact the BOD.

Section 2 - Term of Membership

One calendar year or any part of the calendar year, beginning January 1st and ending December 31st of the same year.

Section 3 - Rights and Privileges

A. The right to hold office.
B. The right to vote, in person, on all matters brought for vote before the general membership.
          -- 1. An individual member is entitled to one vote.
          -- 2. All eligible club participants in family memberships are entitled to vote.
C. The right to compete for and accumulate TSSCC championship points in eligible classes.
D. The right to pre-register, at a reduced entry fee, for any TSSCC event, except when the Board of Directors has approved a change in charging of entry fees for a specific event.
E. The right to petition 10 percent of the current members of TSSCC for a general membership vote on a decision made by the Board.
F. The right to have a permanent competition number on the membership roster.  Note, the following numbers have been retired:

The number 100 has been retired in the memory of Steve Willis, a long time member and reigning Driver of the Year at the time of his death in 1993.

The class and number combination ASP 32 has been retired in memory of Tom Ramey, multi-year Spokes President, dear friend, and all around supporter of the club.  Tom passed in January 2008.

Section 4 - Responsibilities

A. Accurately represent condition of vehicle for the purpose of classification.
B. Work at events at the direction of the Worker Chief.
C. It is the responsibility of every member to conduct themselves in a manner that that is in keeping with the rules and spirit of Spokes. This includes appropriate behavior behind the wheel, whether on course, on site, or around the site.
D. If a member has been in consistent conflict with the rules contained here or has continued to participate in conduct that is detrimental to the club, that person can be suspended for an indefinite period of time by a vote of the Board of Directors.  The BOD can also lift such a suspension by a vote should they feel it is appropriate to do so.

 

COMPETITION RULES

1. General

1.1 These rules are applicable to all competitive driving events sponsored by TSSCC and will be available at all events.
1.2 Exceptions or additions to these rules must be approved by the Board of Directors and made available to all contestants at the event affected.
1.3 Participation in a TSSCC event shall constitute acceptance of these rules.

2. Organization

2.1 The TSSCC is responsible for insuring reasonable safety of the event. An event may be stopped or course may be altered at any time by the Vice-president or the President in the interest of safety or site retention. This rule in no manner negates the exercise of the release of liability performed by entrants and others who execute a liability waiver.
2.2 The course proper shall be blocked off, with only one entrance and/or exit for contestants provided.
2.3 Events shall be run as nearly by class order as is practical, as determined by the Worker Chief.
2.4 Unless otherwise announced, registration shall close at 9:00 A.M. Under special circumstances, late registration may be allowed until 9:15 A.M. Those persons will be subject to a $5 dollar late fee at the discretion of the registrar.
2.5 All participants, workers, and passengers shall sign an insurance release and hold a valid driver's license. Passengers and spectators must also sign the liability release.

3. Courses

3.1 The course shall be marked clearly; as a minimum, all turns shall be defined by markers, preferably plastic traffic cones. Curbs or other solid objects shall not be used as course markers.
3.2 The Event Master shall provide a clearly drawn map of the course for inspection before the start of the driver's meeting.
3.3 Courses shall be designed so that all competing vehicles can negotiate them in the same manner.
3.4 The width of gates shall not be less than 15 feet. Minimum distance between pylons in slaloms shall be 45 feet. These distances may be altered in the interest of safety, with approval of the Vice President.
3.5 Courses must meet the approval of the Vice-president.
3.6 Course marker locations shall be marked with white shoe polish or non-permanent chalk to allow replacement if necessary.
3.7 Displaced markers must be replaced before the following run.
3.8 Contestants and passengers must be securely belted in their vehicle before and during any timed events. F125 is excluded from this rule.
3.9 Rolling and separate starts and finishes are recommended to expedite the running of the event.
3.10 No course layout shall require the use of reverse gear, or a parking brake.
3.11 A DNF is defined as failure to complete the prescribed course during a timed run. Backing up and/or repeating parts of a course do not necessarily constitute a DNF.
3.12 All starts must be made in the prescribed manner (no looping).
3.13 All staging areas should make some provision for multiple driver cars.

4. Contestants

4.1 Each driver must hold a valid driver's license. Minors must have a parent present and a signed and witnessed Minor Release form on file for each event.
4.2 A driver may enter the same class only once per event. A driver may enter the same vehicle up to twice per event for certain events but the second entry must follow all D-class rules (below).  A driver may drive a maximum of 2 vehicles during the event, excluding substitute vehicles defined in section 4.4. "The same vehicle" is defined as having the same VIN or frame. Changing parts does not constitute a different vehicle.
4.3 If a contestant enters a second vehicle, the contestant must run one of the vehicles in the D-Class and work a second shift.
4.4 Cars with more than 2 drivers should limit themselves to 2 drivers per heat. Additional drivers shall run in different heats as instructed by the Worker Chief.
4.5 A driver may substitute vehicles during an event once and only with approval of the Event Master, and only because of mechanical failure. If the driver changes classes, he must choose to which class his points, times, and trophies shall apply at the time of change.
4.6 Contestants may be refused entry or disqualified by the Event Master or any BOD Member for any of the following reasons:
   A. Reckless or dangerous driving, on or off the course.
   B. Unsportsmanlike conduct (including intentionally misrepresenting vehicle classification).
   C. Use of alcoholic beverages or drugs during the event.
   D. Smoking while competing on course.
   E. Disregarding an official's instructions.
   F. Willfully altering the course.
   G. Failure to work at the event.
4.7 A run is considered official when the vehicle crosses the start line. If the course is found to be altered, the driver shall stop, alert the course workers, and safely exit the course. A rerun will be granted.
4.8 A disqualified contestant may not receive a refund of entry fee after he has received credit for a run (With the exception of 6.6)
4.9 Contestants may appeal any decisions to the Board of Directors. (See Section 3.e. of the TSSCC Constitution.)
4.10 To be eligible for "Fun Runs" the driver must have driven the event, and the car must have been teched.
4.11 No contestant shall take runs out of their proper heat (with the exception of rules 4.3 and 4.4) without the approval of the BOD.
4.12 The use of bicycles while the course is open for walking is allowed provided the competitor negotiates the course in a safe manner at a walking pace as judged by any member of the board. Motorized vehicles are not allowed without approval from a member of the board.
4.13 Any contestant (except the Event Master) who pre-drives the course for a pre-event safety check must have the approval of their class competitors to compete for points during the event.

5. Safety

5.1 Eye protection for drivers and passengers is required. Eye protection is defined as an approved face shield, goggles, or windshield. Eyeglasses or sunglasses alone are not acceptable.
5.2 All drivers and passengers must wear a DOT or SNELL approved helmet while on course.
5.3 Seat belts, properly mounted and securely fastened, are required for the driver and passengers (excluding F125). Non-factory installed upper body restraints shall not be used in a convertible car unless a roll structure is installed.
5.4 Failure to wear safety equipment shall constitute a DNF.
5.5 Each vehicle must be ready to compete prior to presentation for tech inspection (i.e., Loose items, floor mats, hubcaps removed).
5.6 Hands and arms should be kept inside the vehicle at all times.
5.7 Only persons age 14 and older are permitted in the grid area.
5.8 Only persons age 16 and older with a valid drivers license are permitted to ride as passengers.
5.9 Smoking is not permitted in the grid area. This includes e-Cigs, Vape pens, and similar devices.
5.10 Use of cell phones, cameras, camcorders, smoking, or being accompanied by friends or family during a work assignment are strictly prohibited. Violation of these rules may result in disqualification.
5.11 Use of drones is not allowed at the event site.

6. Vehicles

6.1 All vehicles are subject to a technical and safety inspection before competing. Entry fees will be refunded for inspection failure. Only TSSCC members may take advantage of a yearly technical inspection. TSSCC members who modify their vehicle to an extent to which it becomes ineligible for its declared class may be subject to penalties including loss of points. Safety and classification will be addressed at the annual technical inspection for TSSCC members and at each event for non-members.
6.2 A competing vehicle may be barred from further competition if deemed unsafe or illegal by the Technical Inspector or the Event Master Chief. When the problem(s) is (are) corrected, eligibility will be reinstated.
6.3 All vehicles must have functioning 4-wheel brakes operated by a single actuator, such as a foot pedal or hand control for handicapped drivers. The 4-wheel rule does not apply to karts and open-wheel cars.
6.4 Tires may not have any cord showing prior to a run.
6.5 Events are limited to vehicles with a wheelbase minimum of 60 inches (except karts). The Event Chief may exclude vehicles with a wheelbase exceeding 116 inches if he determines that they cannot readily negotiate the course.
6.6 The TSSCC Board of directors may designate any tire to be illegal for any class regardless of DOT or other numbers.
6.7 All competing vehicles must have their class and number clearly displayed on the left and right side of the vehicle. Shoe polish on the windshield is not adequate. It is strongly suggested that competitors use numbers that comply with the SCCA requirements of being a minimum of 8" tall with a minimum stroke of 1 inch. Class letters need to be at least 4" tall. Colors should clearly contrast with the vehicle color. Numbers should be 2 digits except for 2 driver cars, where one driver will use a 2 digit number, and the second driver will use "1" followed by the same number (e.g. 23 and 123). Special classing letters such as Novice (N) or Double (D) should precede the classing letters.
6.8 The noise level of all TSSCC competition vehicles should be at or below 95 dBA, at a distance of 50 feet from the edge of the course unless otherwise indicated.
6.9 Any vehicle deemed excessively loud (even if they comply with 6.8), at the discretion of the BOD, may not be allowed to compete further until suitable modifications are made.

7. Classification

7.1 Two entrants may define a class for trophies. Fewer may result in bumping as prescribed in the official SCCA rule book, Appendix B. (Classes shall not be combined for year-end points purposes).


8. Timing and scoring

8.1 Events shall be timed to a minimum accuracy of 0.001 second increments.
8.2 If electronic timing equipment is not available, three persons shall manually time each vehicle. The high and low times will be discarded with the middle time used for scoring purposes.
8.3 If the timing equipment fails to register a start, or fails during a run, the contestant shall be flagged off the course as soon as possible. Foregoing a DNF, a rerun will be granted.
8.4 Luck or chance may not be intentionally included as a factor in timing and scoring.
8.5 The penalty for displacing a course marker shall be 2 seconds for that run. All cones from the finish line to the end of the course shall be scored as DNF if hit. Displacing is defined by the following diagram.

8.6 A minimum of five runs or five minutes must separate a vehicle's runs.
8.7 If a course marker is not intended to carry a penalty, it must be so designated on the course map. A pointer pylon and a marker pylon touching are considered to be one pylon for penalty purposes. Pointer pylons shall not carry a penalty unless otherwise specified.
8.8 Contestants shall complete the course in the manner prescribed on the course map provided by the Event Master.
8.9 If a particular course marker counts more than the normal two second penalty, that fact must be stated at the driver's meeting, the course marker in question highlighted on the course map, and approved by the Board of Directors present.

9. Protests

9.1 All protests concerning TSSCC events must be specific and must be submitted in writing by someone directly affected by the protest to the Event Master or a Board Member before the end of competition runs for that event. Each protest must be accompanied by a fee of $10.00, refundable only if the protest is upheld. Depending on the protest the board may require additional fees.
9.2 The Board of Directors present at the event shall make up the protest committee.
9.3 A majority vote of the protest committee is final. The committee must specify the reason the protest was upheld and the action to be taken. A protest may be appealed only if new and pertinent information is given to the club President, who may recall the committee. This committee has the right to refuse entry to a participant in future events.
9.4 In the event a vehicle is found to be illegal for the class in which it is entered, the vehicle will be reclassified properly and points and trophies awarded accordingly. Note section 7.1 in the case of TSSCC members.

10. Trophies

10.1 Trophies will be awarded at the event and meeting directly after the event for the novice class only. The drivers must be present to receive a trophy. Plaques only will be given to absentees.

11. Championship series

11.1 TSSCC members shall receive points for competition events held under these rules to count toward yearly awards for the championship series. For classes with at least two competitors, points will be awarded as follows: 25 for 1st, 18 for 2nd, 15 for 3rd, 12 for 4th, 10 for 5th, 8 for 6th, 6 for 7th, 4 for 8th, 2 for 9th, and 1 for 10th. In the case of a class with only one competitor, that competitor will receive 20 points.
11.2 Each year, based on the total number of events, the BOD will determine how many events (event points) may be dropped for the year.
11.3 A driver must enter the same class in half of the yearly points events (rounding up) to be eligible for year-end awards.
11.4 Classes shall not be combined for awarding points.
11.5 Non-points events shall be so designated prior to the event.
11.6 Members may compete in more than one class, but points may not be transferred between classes.
11.7 Year-end awards shall be given to the top half of the class, rounding up (e.g. 6 trophies for 11 qualifying drivers). In case of ties, equal awards shall be given to both.
11.8 The Timing and Scoring Chief shall be responsible for scoring the series, determining eligibility, and making points standings available to members at all general meetings.
11.9 Championship series awards shall be given at the annual Awards Banquet.
11.10 The Rookie of the Year (ROTY) award shall be given, at the Awards Banquet, to the TSSCC member who has entered no more than 3 events previous to the award year and has exhibited the most consistent driving skill under the most competitive conditions, accomplishing feats clearly distinguishable from those of other rookies. He or she will be chosen by a vote of the membership.
11.11 The Steve Willis Memorial Driver of the Year award shall be given at the Awards Banquet to the member who exhibited the most consistent driving skill under the most competitive conditions, accomplishing feats clearly distinguishable from those of fellow drivers. He or she will be chosen by a vote of the membership.
This award was named after the 1992 Driver of the Year, Steve Willis. Steve was an active member of the club from 1985 through 1992, serving on the Board of Directors in various capacities. He died in February of 1993, while in the line of duty with Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, at a raid in Waco Texas. The award was renamed that year to honor his memory as an outstanding driver and a close friend to many in the club.
11.12 The Member of the Year (MOTY) award shall be given at the Awards Banquet to the member who provided Outstanding Service to the Club and its Members. He or she will be chosen by a vote of the Board of Directors.

12. SCCA Classes & Spokes Indexed Classes

Spokes' "base" classes mirror the classing structure used by the SCCA. The most current version of the SCCA rules and car classification can be found here. In addition to the SCCA classes, Spokes provides a few indexed classes to run in, outlined below.

All classes are scored using the current nationally based PAX factors (The PAX/RTP values to be used for indexing competition can be found at: http://solotime.info/pax/rtp2017.html). These classes cannot combined (i.e. A driver cannot combine the street tire and X class and run in XT).

Street Tire - (sometimes shortened to "Tire" class) - Open to any automobile that is at a preparation level above "Street/Stock", using standard street tires. Soft compound, DOT approved racing tires are not legal. If a question arises at an event about the legality of a particular tire, the Board members present will decide. The class will be designated by a T preceding the car's regular competition class (i.e. TASP would be Street Tire - A Street Prepared).

R Class - Open to any Prepared and Modified car that is running slick tires. The class will be designated by an R preceding the car's regular competition class (i.e. RFP would be R-class F Prepared).

X Class - This is a "Pro" class and is open to any driver. This class is intended for persons seeking the highest levels of competition in the Spokes championship series. This class will be designated by a X preceding the car's regular competition class (i.e. XCS would be X-class C Street).

Novice Class - Novice Class times shall be determined by a PAX index. There is no year-end Championship for the Novice class. No entrant may compete in this class for more than 6 events. Soft compound, DOT approved racing tires or racing slicks are not legal. If a question arises at an event about the legality of a particular tire, the Board members present will decide. The class will be designated by a N preceding the car's regular competition class.

DOUBLE ENTRY CLASS
1. All entrants that enter the event twice must enter in the D-class as one of their entries.
2. Entry fee for running in D-class will be in addition to your first entry. Register twice, pay twice.
3. The D-class is not a competitive class, will not show up in the Pax or Raw time results, and does not have a points race or Year End Championship.
4. D-class runs must be taken in a heat that occurs after your regular competition class runs.
5. Eligibility to run your extra entry is dependent upon your arrival at the event site no later than 7:15am to help with trailer unpacking and course setup. If you show up later than 7:15am then your second entry will be removed from the list, even if you already pre-registered. No exceptions!
6. D-class work assignments include both setup in the morning and teardown in the evening. You are running twice so you must work twice, before and after the event.
7. D-class is reserved to pre-register only. If you wish to double-enter the event you must pre-register both of your entries. Do not show up to registration and request to run D-class. Registration closes the Friday before the event so you have plenty of time to decide whether you are running D or not.
8. Only one class prefix will be allowed on your vehicle on a given run. Class prefixes include T, N, X, and D. Multiple prefixes confuse timing and scoring and may result in your times being disqualified. For example if you regularly run AS in the Tire class, do not show up to the line with DTAS on your car, mark your car as TAS for your regular competition runs and DAS for your Double runs. Please remove the extra class prefix before showing up at the start line or you will be sent back to grid.
9. The class prefix must be placed immediately before your class when displayed on your car. For example: DAS is correct. ASD is not correct. Don’t make the T/S job any harder by making them hunt for letters on your car.

Club Meetings

Next Meeting:
8/30/2017 @ Toss Pizzeria and Pub, 2901 S. 1st St., Suite 102, 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.  Remember WRR is BYOB and Bring Your Own Food.

Upcoming Events
 11-19-2017
Spokes event last (or number 10)
@ San Antonio Raceway
Past Events
 08-12-2017
Spokes and SASCA joint event #8
River City Community Church
ResultsPAXRawSummary
 07-02-2017
2017 Autocross #6
@ San Antonio Raceway
ResultsPAXRawSummary
 06-10-2017
Joint event With SASCA Spokes #5
River City Community Church
ResultsPAXRawSummary
 05-04-2017
Spokes unofficial Happy Hour
@ Austin Beerworks

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