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Autocross Info & Help Request

Mid-Illinois Corvette Club & Glass Favorites Corvette Club will host our 2nd Autocross on Saturday, August 28 and Sunday, 29, 2021 at Grand Prairie Mall (on the east side near the former Grand Prairie Bergner’s Store) 5201W. War Memorial Drive, Peoria, IL.

Spectators may watch without charge

Course Set-up, Registration and Tech Inspection will start Friday, August 27, at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

ALL WORKERS MUST BE NCCC MEMBERS AND SIGN THE LIABILITY WAIVER PRIOR TO ENTERING THE AUTOCROSS COURSE.

ALL WORKERS & RACERS MUST REPORT TO THE DRIVER MEETING both Saturday & Sunday.

THIS AUTOCROSS IS A LOW SPEED EVENT.
Our autocross event is a sanctioned, timed event with vehicles being sent out one at a time through a marked course, with a maximum allowable speed at less than 80mph. A low speed autocross is held on a paved surface, typically a parking lot or portions of a road course, where the route is defined by cones or pylons or a short track such as a go cart track. The course will be marked with chalk, green and orange cones.

DESCRIPTIONS FOR ALL POSITIONS

EVENT CHAIRMAN: The Event Chairman will call the Driver’s Meeting, and give rules, updates, and any in-house announcements that need to be made. The Event chairman will check with all workers to make sure event is running smoothly.

REGISTRATION: The Registration Chairman will collect registration forms, money, check for valid driver’s license, NCCC membership
number and most importantly have everyone sign the appropriate waiver.

COURSE CREW: The Course Crew will develop and construct the course, set cones, and checks for hazards on the course prior to race day.

TECH CREW: The Tech Crew will inspect all cars and helmets according to the NCCC Rule Book, prior to race time. An NCCC Inspection sheet will be completed.

STAGING: Using a portable sound system will be used to communicate to drivers and for specific groups to begin staging.

STARTERS: A Starter is responsible for opening and closing the course between runs. They MUST ensure that the drivers are wearing required seat belts and/or harnesses, and approved helmets. They will attend the Driver’s Meeting prior to racing. They will signal the start and completion of practice and timed laps.

TIMING/SCORER: Each “run” is a timed event which is printed and posted for participants to view at a designated area. Our timing results will be posted under the large white tent. The Timing Crew will collect and record on a scoreboard.

COURSE (CORNER) WORKERS: The Corner Workers and the number of corners needed are determined by the difficulty and the length of the course. Corner workers will be staggered throughout the course to observe and communicate via portable radios if a driver misses a turn or knocks down a cone, etc. Generally corner workers will work in groups of two and are required to stay a safe distance from the track and not be on the track for any reason when there is a car on the track. Corner workers are responsible for overseeing and maintaining their assigned portion of the course. It is helpful to have the car number or car color when calling on the radio for infractions. AT NO TIME SHOULD ANY CORNER WORKER BE ON THE COURSE UNTIL ALL CARS ARE STOPPED!

Common terms are:
HOLD THE START (to stop the race to replace cones)
HIT A CONE
MISSED A GATE
MISSED A CONE
DNF (DID NOT FINISH)

MISCELLANOUS:
-All state and local safety guidelines, masking, and social distancing may apply.
-Social distancing guidelines may be required.
-Hand sanitizer is provided for participants and workers.
-Masks may be required as per state law.
-Attendance is voluntary and at your own risk.

We acknowledge this has been a challenging year and for everyone, we hold your health and safety as an important objective. Based on the current rate of vaccinations in the state of Illinois, it may be safe to assume the vast majority of our group to be fully vaccinated by then and won’t be applicable. We appreciate your understanding!

DAY OF EVENT CONTACT
SANDY ARNOLD, GOVERNOR MICC (309-274-3295)
LORI REDMOND, PRESIDENT MICC (309-274-2306)