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Why no Time Trials at the June Sonoma Event?

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NorcalTT

Can anyone explain why there is no Time Trials at the June event? I look forward to the June event each year at Sonoma, but with this year not having Time Trials, I will likely not attend. I know most of the other Time Trialers feel the same way. The next event will be in August at Thunderhill as the July event shared with SoCal at Laguna does not have many spaces. Any chance a TT group will be added for June?

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jrlz0306

The last couple of years there is one weekend where TT doesn't run. Last year it was the second event at Infineon last March. They probably try rotate the "off" weekend in the schedule.

 

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John

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Scott_Smith

We do try to rotate the off weekend. and with Laguna just 2 weeks after the June event this was the one. There may be Some slots left in TT in July. E-mail Ryan and ask to be put on the wait list.

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jrlz0306

Scott,

 

I see the October event on the schedule has HPDE 4 and TT together. Is it possible for TT to have its own slot as HPDE 1,2,3 are not running which should open up the schedule for that weekend. That is how it was the last few years.

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

We do try to rotate the off weekend. and with Laguna just 2 weeks after the June event this was the one. There may be Some slots left in TT in July. E-mail Ryan and ask to be put on the wait list.

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NorcalTT

Thanks for the info Scott and John. That makes sense.

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Scott_Smith
Scott,

 

I see the October event on the schedule has HPDE 4 and TT together. Is it possible for TT to have its own slot as HPDE 1,2,3 are not running which should open up the schedule for that weekend. That is how it was the last few years.

 

Thanks

 

 

That is the Porsche weekend. So the slots that 1,2,3 would be in are filled with Porsche and Pirelli Cup racing.

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jrlz0306
Scott,

 

I see the October event on the schedule has HPDE 4 and TT together. Is it possible for TT to have its own slot as HPDE 1,2,3 are not running which should open up the schedule for that weekend. That is how it was the last few years.

 

Thanks

 

 

That is the Porsche weekend. So the slots that 1,2,3 would be in are filled with Porsche and Pirelli Cup racing.

 

I realize that, the point is that 4 and TT were separate the last 2 years at this same event, why not this year?

4 and TT together on a tight track like Sonoma makes it awfully hard for the fast cars at the front to get more than one clean lap, some times we don't even get one lap. That's what TT is, getting a clean fast lap. Also, putting 60-70 cars on track at once compromises safety.

Not trying to criticize, just some feedback from a paying customer who loves NASA and TT and has been running TT for 5 years.

 

Thanks

John

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Scott_Smith

as the number of race cars increase we need to split up their groups. AND an added group of Pirelli Cup this year. We have limited the combined hpde4/TT car count so that clean laps can be had by everyone.

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as the number of race cars increase we need to split up their groups. AND an added group of Pirelli Cup this year. We have limited the combined hpde4/TT car count so that clean laps can be had by everyone.

 

Thanks Scott for clarifying.

 

 

John

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