How has Covid-19 affected our program?
We’ve made quite a few cuts and changes to keep everyone, drivers and volunteers alike, as safe as possible. At the core, you’re still going to get behind the wheel and get your blood pumping. Please review our Covid Policy page prior to attending any event for details.
[Paraphrased from SCCA® 2017 National Solo® Rules Section 4.3.1.]
Helmets must be ¾ face or full face/modular and meet the standards listed below. Half-shell style helmets are not allowed. For maximum protection, helmets must fit securely and should provide adequate peripheral vision. The chin strap must be securely fastened. When shaken violently from side to side in a “no” fashion, the helmet should move with the head.
Full face or modular helmets must be worn while competing in an open-wheel car, formula car, or kart. Face shield, goggles, or similar face protection (conventional eyeglasses are not sufficient) shall be worn while competing in any other vehicle with less than the standard-size windshield. Loaner helmets should be available to vehicle occupants not having their own.
The above safety information is NOT a comprehensive listing of the helmet rules. SCCA® 2017 National Solo® Rules Section 4.3.1 should be reviewed as well. Additional information maybe updated and posted on SCCA.com and in Fastrack postings.
Approved Helmet Certifications
Special Application HANS
|Understanding the ECE R22.05 Certification Label A circle surrounding the letter “E” followed by the distinguishing number of the country which has granted approval. The approval number (1st two digits, “05” in example) followed by a slash and symbol: “J” if the helmet does not have a lower face cover (open face) “P” if the helmet has a protective lower face cover (full face), or “NP” if the helmet has a non-protective lower face cover. A dash followed by a production serial number. This will likely be a sewn-in fabric label inside the helmet.|
|BS6658-85 type A/FR||BS6658 type A/FR|
The NEOHIO Region Solo Series will be known as “The NEOHIO SCCA Solo Series”. Class championship year-end awards will be presented as follows:
Classes are defined in the current National Solo Rule Book. Additionally, division or region level classes as published in the SCCA SportsCar magazine and/or the NEOHIO Region’s newsletter, or event supplemental regulations.
Class championship points will be awarded based on official results as follows:
Class championship trophies shall be awarded to eligible NEOHIO Region members based on the highest points earned in 2/3 of the events. For example, if NEOHIO has six points events the top four scoring events will be used to determine the points for the season. If NEOHIO has an odd number of events, the number of awarded events will be rounded up. For example, if NEOHIO runs seven points events, five events will be used to determine points for the season.
Must be a NEOHIO Region member before the start of the final points event of the season.
Anyone who joins before the start of the final points event of the season will receive points for events run during the season as a non-member. Proof of membership must be submitted to the Solo Chairman or their designee. Anyone who joins after the start of the final event of the season will receive points only for events run after joining. If the final event of the season should be cancelled, points will not be awarded to non-members unless proof of NEOHIO Region membership is presented to the Solo Chairman showing valid membership before the day of the cancelled final event. Proof of membership must be presented within two weeks after the scheduled date of the cancelled event. Proof of membership is a valid SCCA membership card indicated NEOHIO as your region. Dual region membership is allowed.
New for 2017: If you run unopposed in your class, meaning you are the only driver in your class who participated in the minimum number of events required (2/3) to be considered for points, then you will be combined with other unopposed classes and ranked by PAX score. Specific groupings for this PAX score based reclassing will be at the Solo Chairperson’s discretion.
Ties for year-end points will be broken on the basis of quality of finishes in the members events used to decide year end points, i.e. most number of firsts, most number of seconds, etc. Any remaining ties for year-end class championship points will be broken by comparing the cumulative PAX scored finishes at the points events in which the tied competitors competed together.
Members must qualify their points by completing their work assignments at events.
It will be the responsibility of the Solo Chairman and/or a designated representative to publish the class points standings toward year-end class points totals twice a year in The Blower and/or the region web site. At a minimum, the first posting will be after the fourth points event. The second posting will be after the last points event of the season, but before the Annual Meeting/Awards Banquet. Year-end awards will not be awarded unless the region conducts a minimum of 3 points events.
Solo Spirit Award will be presented to the individual that did not win a year-end class award, but showed the most enthusiasm, helpfulness, and spirit, and exemplifies what all Solo competitors should be like. This award will be chosen by the Solo Chair(s) after the finals points event of the season, but before the Annual Meeting/Awards Banquet.
NEOHIO allows Formula Junior JA and JB classes to compete at designated events. Check the event registration page for more details.
The Formula Junior (FJ) program allows regions to permit minors less than 18 years of age to compete in Solo events in non-shifter based racing karts. The purpose of this program is to serve as a tool for membership recruitment and retention by providing competition opportunities for the entire family. The rules for organizing and conducting a Junior Driver program are in Section 19, Appendix G, and Appendix H.
As this program is still in the developmental phase, rule updates or clarifications may appear periodically in Fastrack News of the official SCCA publication and/or the SCCA website.
Kart Safety Requirements
Karts will be safety tech inspected as per applicable portions of section 3.3.3 of the Solo rules. Pay particular attention to the brakes, throttle action, and steering components.
Each of these items should be retained by either a cotter pin, safety wire or clip:
- Brake rod clevis pins at pedal and master cylinder
- Front spindle nut
- Steering arm / tie rod bolt(s)
- Steering shaft / tie rod bolts
- Steering wheel bolts
- Brake master cylinder(s) bolts
- Rear brake caliper halves
- Rear brake rotor bolts
- Fuel lines, oil breathers, overflow lines must be zip tied or safety wired at origin & destination. Fuel lines should be pliable. If they are hard, replace them.
Required Driver Safety Equipment
- Neck Brace: An unaltered, collar type neck brace designed for motor sports use, is mandatory. Kart specific neck braces are recommended.
- Driver apparel: Drivers are minimally required to wear jackets of leather, vinyl or abrasion resistant nylon or equivalent, and full length pants to prevent or minimize abrasions. Full abrasion kart suits are recommended. Closed toed shoes, socks, and abrasion resistant gloves are mandatory. A rib vest is highly recommended especially as the driver improves. It is possible, though rare, to crack ribs under cornering loads alone. Driving is much more comfortable with a rib vest.