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NASA AZ @ Chuckwalla : February 13-14, 2016


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Registration is now open @ https://www.nasaproracing.com/events/2258

Facebook Event Page @ https://www.facebook.com/events/549731548508838/



Event Info:





UMS Tuning Time Attack Series

NASA Time Trials (split groups with 30+ cars)

NASA Race Groups (split groups with 40+ cars)

Saturday Night BBQ!

Onsite showers for those camping

*NASA Wife Swap* (Ladies get a chance to drive. More info coming soon)


Track Info:

Chuckwalla Valley Raceway (CCW Configuration)


25300 Rice Rd

Desert Center, CA 92239

Phone: (760) 227-3100

Note: California time is currently 1 hour earlier than Arizona time.


Track Gate/Entry Fees:

* Sat Admission: $10/per person

* Sun Admission: $10/per person

* Sat & Sun Admission: $15/per person

* Over night fee (for Toy Haulers, RV's and Campers): $15 (same rate for 1 or 2 nights)

NOTE: Minors (i.e. under 18) are free but a consenting adult must fill out the track's Minor Release of Liability Agreement for each minor.

Important, wear your CVR wristband all weekend long. If a CVR staff member sees you w/o one, you will be required to go to the front officer to buy another one. If you are a driver, you will not be allowed on track and could miss track time due to having to go to the front office and buy another one.


NOTE: These are not charged by NASA. These are fees set by the track.


Paddock / Gate Times

* Friday: 5PM - 9PM NOTE: A group has the track rented on Friday and we will not have access until after 5PM. There will also NOT be a Friday Test & Tune.

* Saturday: 6AM - 9PM

* Sunday: 6AM - end of event


Paddock Parking Restrictions

The expected paddock pavement expansion project would be completed by our event but that will NOT be the case. Paddock parking will be at a premium and this will be a large event. The paddock is not big enough to fit everyone unless everyone parks tighter than accustomed to. There will be painted white lines on the ground and each "box" is 20' x 50'. On average, each driver needs to use LESS than the marked boxes so please only use what you need and only use more than 1 box if it isn't physically possible (Ex: Motorhome and trailer is 65' long)


Event Schedule

“What time do I need to show up?” is the #1 question we are asked, especially by the folks new to NASA. The gates will open at 6AM on Sat & Sun and the mandatory drivers meeting will start promptly at 7:30AM. We always suggest showing up at least an hour before the drivers meeting to allow enough time to find a spot, check in with Driver Info (if you’re HPDE1) and get your car through tech and any other last min items before the drivers meeting. For exact times see the attached (draft) schedule (at the bottom).

NOTE: Despite this being a "NASA Arizona" event, we will recognize “Pacific Time” (PDT) since we will be in CA.


HPDE Tech Inspection

Please print and fill out a tech form prior to arriving to tech http://www.nasaproracing.com/images/rules-forms/form_hpde_tech.pdf


TT Annual Tech Inspection

TT cars can go through the normal HPDE tech line but need to fill out the annual tech form (not the HPDE form) and bring their log book.



Race Annual Tech Inspection

All race cars must have their annual inspection completed by one of the authorized shops prior to arriving onsite OR be pre-registered (onsite fee and limited spots available) for an onsite annual tech inspection. Please bring this form filled out and signed prior to arriving onsite.



Classing TT & Race

All competitors classing sheets will be publicly posted here http://www.nasaaz.com/category/competition-classing/ (classing sheets & dynos near the bottom of each respective page). If you are competition and do not have a classing sheet on file you should have received an email from Jeff Abrams [email protected] to get you setup. Please work with him offline prior to arriving onsite.


The most current rules can always be found here --> https://www.nasaproracing.com/rules


Race Group Classing sheets --> http://www.nasaaz.com/competition-classing/rg/

Additional 2016 race group classing information can be found here --> http://forums.nasaaz.com/showthread.php?t=7222


Time Trial Classing sheets --> http://www.nasaaz.com/competition-classing/tt/

Additional 2016 TT classing information can be found here --> http://forums.nasaaz.com/showthread.php?t=7221


Classing Time Attack

Make sure you check out this thread --> http://forums.nasaaz.com/showthread.php?t=6340


Driver Info / Registration

• If you are not wearing your waiver wrist band you may be asked by Driver Info to sign the waiver again

• HPDE1 will need to “check in” with registration @ the big white tent. All other groups will receive their wristbands from their respective Group Leader directly after the Drivers Meeting

• There is still room in all groups so onsite registration should not be issue at this time. NOTE: Pre-registration is always less expensive and avoids delays in the morning though!



• All participants should be aware of the NASA Club Codes & Regulations found here (http://nasaproracing.com/rules/ccr.pdf)

• All participants should also be aware of the NASA Arizona region specific Supplemental Rules found here (http://www.nasaaz.com/classing-rules/supplemental-rules/)


Transponder Rentals

• Need to be checked out at registration

• Need to be returned to registration within 30 mins of your final session to avoid a late fee

• Time Attack competitors: If you rented a transponder for your TA session, it is only available for your TA laps. If you need a transponder for TT or Race group you will be required to pay for a full weekend rental.


Drivers Meetings / Downloads

The mandatory drivers meeting for all drivers (HPDE, TT, Race) will be held at Driver Info on Saturday morning (NOTE: Sun morning Racers do not need to attend). All other group meetings and download locations will be announced by your respective Group Leader directly after the morning drivers meeting.


Timing and Scoring

Results will be posted on our sign easels at Driver Info. If errors are found, please bring this to the attention of Driver Info or you TT / Race Director immediately to get corrected.

• Live (real time) T&S  http://www.race-monitor.com/

• Archived  http://timingscoring.drivenasa.com/NASA_Arizona_Region/



Our usual hard working folks will be serving lunch for volunteers and officials only. All other participants will need to plan ahead or purchase their lunch from the onsite food vendor.

Attendance to our world famous Sat night BBQ is requested but requires either a driver wrist band or purchase of a guest wrist band ($10/person) via the pre-registration page. It is also the responsibility of all participants to ensure NO UNDER AGE DRINKING OCCUR AT THE EVENT!!!



The club provides bottled water for staff/volunteers @ registration. That same water is also available to participants and guests @ 2 for $1 using the self serve cash box.


Photograph / Graphics

Caliphotography will be servicing the event. Please see them at the event for all your Professional on-track photo needs.

NOTE: Due to an exclusive agreement between Caliphotography and CVR, no other photographers are allowed to take picture unless they are individuals taking pictures for their personal use only.



Track has onsite pay at the pump fuel at the current following rates (as of 1/18/16) per gallon:

* 91 - $5.759

* 98.5 - $8.999

* 101 - $9.999

* 110 - $9.999


Tire Service

NASA Arizona will have tire service (mount & balance - but not tire "sales") available all weekend long near Driver Info to take care of your needs.

$5 – dismount

$10 – mount

$10 – balance

$5 – tire disposal


Onsite Dyno

Kevin Murray of MCE Racing will be at Chuckwalla on Sat & Sun. Contact him to schedule your onsite dyno appointment:



Facebook: "MCE Racing"

[email protected]mail.com

•$60 for three baseline runs (NASA legal for classing requiring a "Dynojet")

•$150 for tuning hrs ($150 minimum for tuning time)


*DRAFT* - Saturday Schedule

Start End ET

0 6:00 n/a GATES OPEN

0 6:10 7:29 HPDE Tech Inspection

0 6:30 Driver Info Opens

0 7:15 7:25 Instructor Meeting @ Classroom

0 7:30 7:40 *ALL* Drivers meeting

1 8:00 AM 8:20 AM 0:20 HPDE4

2 8:20 AM 8:40 AM 0:20 NASA RACE warm up (Small Bore)

3 8:40 AM 9:00 AM 0:20 NASA RACE warm up (Big Bore)

4 9:00 AM 9:15 AM 0:15 Time Trial - "Small Bore"

5 9:15 AM 9:30 AM 0:15 Time Trial - "Big Bore"

6 9:30 AM 9:50 AM 0:20 HPDE2

7 9:50 AM 10:10 AM 0:20 HPDE3

8 10:10 AM 10:30 AM 0:20 HPDE1

9 10:30 AM 10:35 AM 0:05 Time Correction / extra time given to HPDE1 if not needed

10 10:35 AM 10:55 AM 0:20 HPDE4

11 10:55 AM 11:15 AM 0:20 NASA RACE qualify (Small Bore)

12 11:15 AM 11:35 AM 0:20 NASA RACE qualify (Big Bore)

13 11:35 AM 11:50 AM 0:15 Time Trial - "Small Bore"

14 11:50 AM 12:05 PM 0:15 Time Trial - "Big Bore"

15 12:05 PM 12:25 PM 0:20 HPDE3

16 12:25 PM 12:45 PM 0:20 HPDE1/2 combined

17 12:45 PM 1:15 PM 0:30 Break & Course check - RACE Group Mtg

18 1:15 PM 1:35 PM 0:20 HPDE4

19 1:35 PM 2:05 PM 0:30 NASA "Small Bore" RACE

20 2:05 PM 2:35 PM 0:30 NASA "Big Bore" RACE

21 2:35 PM 2:50 PM 0:15 Time Trial - "Small Bore"

22 2:50 PM 3:05 PM 0:15 Time Trial - "Big Bore"

23 3:05 PM 3:25 PM 0:20 HPDE3

24 3:25 PM 3:45 PM 0:20 HPDE1/2 combined

25 3:45 PM 4:05 PM 0:20 HPDE4

26 4:05 PM 4:20 PM 0:15 Time Trial - "Small Bore"

27 4:20 PM 4:35 PM 0:15 Time Trial - "Big Bore"

28 4:35 PM 4:55 PM 0:20 HPDE3

29 4:55 PM 5:15 PM 0:20 HPDE1/2 combined




*DRAFT* - Sunday Schedule

Start End ET

0 6:00 n/a GATES OPEN

0 6:10 7:29 HPDE Tech Inspection

0 6:30 Driver Info Opens

0 7:30 7:40 HPDE & TT drivers meeting (RACE - not required to attend)

1 7:50 AM 8:10 AM 0:20 HPDE4

2 8:10 AM 8:30 AM 0:20 NASA RACE warm up (Small Bore)

3 8:30 AM 8:50 AM 0:20 NASA RACE warm up (Big Bore)

4 8:50 AM 9:10 AM 0:20 HPDE3

5 9:10 AM 9:25 AM 0:15 Time Trial - "Small Bore"

6 9:25 AM 9:40 AM 0:15 Time Trial - "Big Bore"

7 9:40 AM 10:00 AM 0:20 HPDE1/2 combined

8 10:00 AM 10:20 AM 0:20 HPDE4

9 10:20 AM 10:40 AM 0:20 NASA RACE qualify (Small Bore)

10 10:40 AM 11:00 AM 0:20 NASA RACE qualify (Big Bore)

11 11:00 AM 11:20 AM 0:20 HPDE3

12 11:20 AM 11:35 AM 0:15 Time Trial - "Small Bore"

13 11:35 AM 11:50 AM 0:15 Time Trial - "Big Bore"

14 11:50 AM 12:10 PM 0:20 HPDE1/2 combined

15 12:10 PM 12:40 PM 0:30 Break & Course check - RACE Group Mtg

16 12:40 PM 1:00 PM 0:20 NASA "Wife Swap"!

17 1:00 PM 1:20 PM 0:20 HPDE3 & 4 (combined)

18 1:20 PM 1:55 PM 0:35 NASA "Small Bore" RACE

19 1:55 PM 2:10 PM 0:15 Time Trial - "Small Bore"

20 2:10 PM 2:45 PM 0:35 NASA "Big Bore" RACE

21 2:45 PM 3:00 PM 0:15 Time Trial - "Big Bore"

22 3:00 PM 3:20 PM 0:20 HPDE1/2 combined

23 3:20 PM 3:40 PM 0:20 HPDE 3 & 4 combined

24 3:40 PM 3:55 PM 0:15 UMS Tuning Time Attack

25 3:55 PM 4:15 PM 0:20 Time Trial (All Classes)

26 4:15 PM 4:35 PM 0:20 HPDE1/2 combined



Group Definitions

HPDE1 Beginner: Passing on main straights only - Dave Riddle

HPDE2 Novice: Passing on any straight - Group Leader - Mervin Tan

HPDE3 Intermediate: Some restricted passing rules - Group Leader - Ravi Tomerlin

HDPE4 Advanced: Open passing w/ courtesy - Group Leader - Robert Rose

Time Trial "Small Bore" = TTB-TTF / lap time competition - Jeremy Renshaw

Time Trial "Big Bore" = TTU-TT3 / Lap time Competition - Eric Jacobsen

Race "Small Bore" = 944Spec, PT, GTS1 & 2, HC / Wheel to wheel competition - Paul Bloomberg

Race "Big Bore" = ST, SU, AI, GTS3+, Spec Z / "Wheel to wheel competition - Paul Bloomberg

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