1. EventsThe Evolution Super Shootouts are conducted under the SCCA National Solo Rules in their entirety, except as amended by these Evolution Super Shootout rules, and any supplementary rules posted at each event. Evolution Super Shootouts will feature standard SCCA National Tour type courses.
2. Format OverviewEvolution Super Shootouts have three features:
- Four Run Event to determine class winners, and top 32 Qualifiers
- Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) for all other than top 32 Qualifiers
- 64 Car Super Shootout
3. Program Goals and Objectives
- To build a stepping stone program towards SCCA National Level Solo.
- Provide a unique format that allows local level autocrossers to have a taste of what National Level Events are like by using our hybrid SCCA Tour/ProSolo like format.
- Provide the opportunity for any participant to have the chance to win the “big prize.”
4. Operational Authority, Program Officials and, Rule InterpretationFinal overall authority for the Evolution Super Shootout program shall reside with the Event Board. The Event Board will be posted on each event supplemental rules, and is made up of a minimum of 5 members. These members will consist of:
- Evolution President: Mike Johnson
- Chief Steward: Anthony Hodges
- Chief of Administration: Randall Prince
- Chief of Timing and Scoring: TBD
- Chief of Course: TBD
- Chief of Safety: TBD
- Chief of Tech/Impound: TBD
- Chief of Compliance: TBD
5. Driver EligibilityEntry into the Evolution Super Shootout event is limited to SCCA members meeting the requirements of Section 4 Drivers and Appendix H Junior Driver Program of the SCCA National Solo Rules. A “Weekend Membership” is allowed at all Evolution Super Shootout events.
6. Drivers ConductDrivers must present and conduct themselves in a professional manner. All competitors and event officials must be fully clothed. Drivers judged not professional in conduct and appearance may not be allowed to compete. Any entrant who drives in an unsafe manner at or near the event location or displays unsportsmanlike conduct is also subject to exclusion from the event..
7. Vehicle Classes and PAX IndexThe Evolution Super Shootout uses all SCCA National and Supplemental Classes as listed in the SCCA National Solo Rules, and may add additional supplemental classes to events. In the event a supplemental class is added, the Event Board will do it’s best to provide an appropriate PAX/RTP index to allow the class to be competitive. The Event Board has the right to adjust any PAX/RTP index for these events.
Evolution Super Shootout PAX/RTP Index is as follows:
Note: The Evolution Super Shootout will run a ladies class system that uses the PAX/RTP index to group Ladies Classes together, thus providing a larger class base. Classes will consist of:
- Stock Ladies (all stock class ladies competitors) SL
- Street Touring Ladies (all street touring ladies competitors) STL
- Street Prepared Ladies (all street prepared ladies competitors) SPL
- Modified Ladies (all modified, prepared, and kart ladies competitors) MPL
- Stock Front Wheel Drive (RTF)
- Stock Rear Wheel Drive (RTR)
- Stock All Wheel Drive (RTA)
Note: The Evolution Shootout will run a Supplemental Class for all "Pro Touring" and "Good Guys" muscle cars. This class will run on their rule sets complete with their tire rules (200+ Tread Wear). The only change to their rule set will be a 3000lb. Minimum Weight. This class will run on a .820 PAX/RTP Index plus a street tire modifier of .975. Rules for these cars can be found here: American Street Car Series.
8. Vehicle Identification and Event SponsorsCar numbers and class designation must meet Section 3.7 Vehicle Identification of the SCCA National Solo Rules. Car numbers and class designations must be neat and legible and be approved by the Evolution Super Shootout Tech/Impound Team. Incorrect and/or illegible car numbers or class designations, or more than one car number or class designation visible on the car at the line can result in a DNF for that run. Required Event Decals: Each competitor will be required to run:
- Two Evolution Super Shootout Decals (One per side)
- One Evolution Performance Driving School Decal (front of vehicle)
- One SCCA Decal (front of vehicle)
- Any Required Sponsor Decals (Locations to be listed in Supplemental Rules at events, and available in tech)
9. Event Operations
a) Entry and Registration
- Entry Pricing is set at $85 per competitor with $20 per entry going to a prize fund.
- Event entries will be limited 250 cars for the first two events. These numbers will be evaluated and possible altered based on time restraints etc.
- Evolution Super Shootouts are open to anyone with a SCCA membership, or weekend membership. Weekend memberships will be available on site, for an additional $15 per person.
- Registration will be done on line at: www.evoschool.com. This can be found under the Schedule page.
- Walk up registration will only be permitted at event where the entry cap has not been met.
b) Event Check-In
- Each Evolution Super Shootout will have a Friday Check-In, with a late Check-In occurring on Saturday morning. Each Competitor MUST Check-In to be eligible for the competition.
- Event Check-In will provide each competitor with a Run/Work order for the weekend’s event.
- All vehicles are subject to a Safety Inspection at any time.
- All vehicles must be inspected prior to any runs on the course. This includes any practice runs that may occur on Fridays before events.
d) Saturday Event and Run Order
- Each Evolution Super Shootout will begin with a Standard 4 Run Autocross Event.
- These Events will run with a three, four or five heat system. (depending on total number of competitors)
- Final heat determinations will be given out at Event Check-In, and will be the bases for both the Saturday Event as well as all Last Chance Qualifiers.
e) Work Order
- All competitors are required to work at least One Heat per 4 run event, as well as LCQ (This includes those who make the Top 32 in the Super Shoot, and don’t run the LCQ)
- All competitors will be given their work assignments at Event Check-In, and will need to check-in with the Chief of Workers before heading to their work assignments. Failure to check-in for work may result in a DSQ, and/or loss of winnings for event. Note: If circumstances will prevent the entrant from working at an assigned time, report to the Chief of Workers for a possible alternate assignment.
- Any changes to a drivers work assignment must be made with the Chief of Workers.
f) Grid and Grid Positions
- Grid positions will be posted Saturday morning in the tech area.
- There will be an A grid and B grid.
- All cars must be to grid no later than 5 minutes before the start of their heat.
- Grid will be sorted as follows
- (First) Two driver cars in numerical order in class
- (Following all two driver cars) Single driver cars in numerical order in class
g) Two-Driver CarsThe following are rules for a two-driver team sharing the same car in the same class.
- Car numbers for the 2nd driver must be 100 plus the 1st driver’s number. (ex. 99 & 199)
- Lowest numbered driver MUST run first.
- As stated in Grid Positions, all two driver cars will grid at the front of the Grid area for their heat.
- All two driver cars will have two (2) tech inspection stickers. This is done to help the grid staff in identifying two-driver teams.
- Impound will take place in your Grid Position for each Heat.
- All vehicles in each class will be impounded following the completion of their competition runs for Saturday’s Event, as well as LCQ.
- Cars needing to be weighed will be brought to the scales directly from the finish area before they return to their grid position.
- Vehicles are not to be released until results are posted, and/or Chief of Compliance has given his/her OK.
- Drivers should be prepared to show documents of vehicle specifications and to assist the Compliance Crew in the verification of the vehicles’ compliance with these specifications.
- Failure to present your car to impound immediately upon completion of your Event Runs, or LCQ runs, or leaving impound prior to being dismissed by an Impound worker will result in disqualification for that portion of the weekend.
- All Super Shootout Qualifying cars MUST have their tires marked before being released from impound. Failure to do so will result in a DSQ from the Super Shootout.
- Cars will compete in the Shootout on the tires residing on the vehicle during its final class competition runs, regardless of driver unless the event is declared a "rain event" (this will be at the discretion of non-competing event organizers). Otherwise, tires may be rotated as to position.
i) Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ)At the conclusion of the Standard Four Run Event, the top 32 Qualifiers for the Super Shootout will be named by using the Top 32 positions in the PAX/RTP Index. These 32 drivers will be locked into the Sunday Super Shootout, and all remaining competitors will be given an additional two (2) runs to try and lock themselves into the top 48 in the PAX/RTP Index.
- The LCQ sets spots 33-48 in the Super Shootout.
- The LCQ format will run identical to the Standard Four Run Event in terms of Run/Work order.
- At most locations the LCQ will take place Sunday Morning. (ZMax will be the exception to this rule, as ZMax will run the Four Run Event, followed by the LCQ under the lights. There will however be a break between the two of approximately 45 minutes.)
- The Top 32 Drivers will NOT be allowed to participate in the LCQ.
- Top 32 Drivers will however need to report to their work assignments during the LCQ competition.
j) Ladies Class Super Shootout Qualifiers.
- There will be a minimum of four (4) ladies class competitors allowed in the Super Shootout.
- Additional Ladies competitors will make the Super Shootout if they finish in the Top 32 during the Four Run Event. (Note: a ladies class competitor is just that, a female who is registered to run in the event under one of the Four (4) Designated Ladies Classes. SL, STL, SPL, MPL)
- Ladies Class Shootout Qualifiers will be seeded in order based on their actual PAX positions in the LCQ.
k) Random Draw Super Shootout Qualifiers
- Upon the completion of the LCQ the Event Board will randomly draw for the last remaining positions for the Super Shootout.
- These random competitors will be seeded in the Super Shootout in order based on their actual PAX positions in the LCQ.
l) Super ShootoutThe Super Shootout is based on a two driver head to head one run PAX format.
- 64 competitors based on:
- Top 32 in Four Run Event PAX
- Top 16 Drivers of LCQ
- Minimum of Top 4 Ladies Class Competitors
- Approximately 12 Random Draws. (actual number depends on Ladies Class finishing order)
- Each bracket will run in the following order: Top seed driver runs against 16th seed, 2nd seed vs. 15th, 3rd seed vs. 14th, etc…
- Once each bracket is completed, the final four drivers will then run in the following order: Bracket 1 vs. Bracket 4 and Bracket 2 vs. Bracket 3. Winners to run in the Championship Round.
- The final four round will also be a best of two runs, as this helps equalize the First Bracket winner.
- No car may be adjusted in any way between runs in the first or final four rounds of the Shootout.
- Note: During the first rounds of each bracket drivers will receive two runs, and will keep the quicker of the two.
- Note: All Shootout competitors are required to run on the same tires that were used to qualify for the Shootout, during the “cars” final run. There are to be no tire changes for any reason other than cording or damage beyond driver’s control. (Event Board will determine if tire change is approved in this case.)
- Note: Mechanicals during Super Shootout must be called before the completion of the prior pairings runs. (You can NOT wait until your pairing to call a mechanical.)
- Note: In the event of rain coming during the Shootout, the Event Board can determine a tire change is appropriate for all.
- Note: Communication with the driver during a Shootout round is prohibited.
- In the event of a tie, the round will be re-run.
- If a vehicle breaks during the Shootout, the driver may only jump to another vehicle within the impound that is eligible for their class, and must use the same tires that said vehicle completed the class competition on.
- i. Tire pressures and suspension settings may be adjusted.
m) Rain Events
- In the event that the Event Board deems a “Rain Event,” the top 32 PAX qualifiers will be determined by a PAX per heat format. With Five heat events taking only the top 30 in PAX to the Shootout, allowing for two additional Random Draws.
- Four Heat Events will take the top 8 in PAX per heat.
- Five Heat Events will take the top 6 in PAX per heat.
- LCQ will then run with the same format to determine the final 16 positions of the Super Shootout. (5 heat events will take the top 15)
- Four Heat Events will take the top 4 from each heat of the LCQ.
- Five Heat Events will take the top 3 from each heat of the LCQ.
- Final Super Shootout Qualifiers will be drawn at random, to make up a total of 64 Super Shootout participants.
- Protests will be conducted according to the current SCCA National Solo Rules, except as amended by these Evolution Super Shootout Rules, and the Supplementary Rules.
- Drivers may protest drivers in another class as per these rules.
- The protest fee is $100.00. The time limit for submitting a protest against a car is 15 minutes after the conclusion of impound after the LCQ. Protests (fee doubled) may be accepted later if the protestor can clearly demonstrate that evidence pertinent to the protest was not available with the time limit.
- The Chief of Compliance is the chairman of the Protest Committee. The remainder of the committee will be posted as needed.
- If a protest cannot be resolved prior to the running of the Shootout, the car/driver(s) will be allowed to run the Shootout under probation. If the car is subsequently found non-compliant, that car/driver(s) results may be voided depending on the penalty assessed and the results of the Shootout will only be adjusted as is possible.
- If a car is protested, found non-compliant, and the decision is appealed, the car/driver(s) will be allowed to compete in the Shootout under probation if the car is brought into compliance.
- If a car is protested, found compliant, and the decision is appealed, the car/driver(s) will be allowed to compete in the Shootout under probation.
- Under no circumstances will a protest or appeal be allowed to substantially delay the running of the Shootout competitions.
- The Protest Committee will be in charge of accepting protests, making inspections, taking measurements, determining legality, and making a penalty determination.
- The President of the Evolution Performance Driving School or the VP of Rally/Solo may assess further penalties.
- The decision of the Protest Committee may be appealed to the Head of the Event Board. Written notice of intent to appeal signed by the appellant, specifying the grounds for appeal and including an appeal fee of $200.00, must be received by the Head of the Event Board within one (1) hour after the announcement of the Protest Committee decision. The appeal and any supporting evidence must be received by Head of the Event Board within seven days. An Appeals Committee will be named by the Event Board or VP of Rally/Solo.
- The decision of the Appeals Committee will be final. The decision on the appeal shall be in writing and specify the disposition of the appeal fee. If the appeal is not upheld, the appeal fee will be forfeited. If the appeal is upheld, the appeal fee minus $75.00 will be returned.
a) Four Run Event Awards
- Trophies will be awarded to the top finishers in each class.
b) Last Chance Qualifier
- The Top Finisher in the LCQ will receive a Trophy for being the Top LCQ driver.
c) Super Shootout
- Trophies will be awarded to the Top 4 positions in the Super Shootout.
- A Cash Prize will be awarded to the Top positions in the Super Shootout based on 10% of the total number of entries for the event.
- Download the following file to determine the payouts for various event size: EVENT PAYOUTS
- The Overall Winner of any Evolution Super Shootout will win a minimum of $1000 no matter the amount of competitors.