29th Annual ALLIES vs. AXIS event to be held Sunday, December 4 at SGMP
Each year, the Dixie Region commemorates Pearl Harbor Day with a Solo event on the Sunday closest to the anniversary of the December 7, 1941 surprise air raid -- an attack that led to American participation in WWII. This year that means our event will take place Sunday, December 4th. As in years past, the 2016 Allies vs. Axis event will be a team autocross, with American and British ("Allies") vehicles competing against Japanese and German ("Axis") cars. Italian cars are Axis before lunch and Allies in the afternoon. Swedish cars are officially neutral and I've got no clue what the French will be doing. Come early to see the Japanese sneak attack at 7:53 AM (the approximate time that hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii in 1941). The Solo event schedule begins immediately after that
If you haven't registered for the event yet... hop to it! This is the one Solo you don’t want to miss! Register online at MotorsportReg.com
And don't forget to "Wipe Up The Competition” at Allies vs. Axis! Please help us by donating the most requested and needed item for the Tallahassee-Leon Shelter in serving the homeless. The number one donation needed by The Shelter is of all things, toilet paper. They use 48 rolls of toilet paper a day, over 1400 per month. The Dixie Region SCCA goal is to donate a month’s supply of toilet paper to The Shelter. Please bring a package of toilet paper on the day of the Axis vs. Allies event. If you can’t bring toilet paper, we will accept donations of $10 and we will purchase the toilet paper for you. If every entrant donates a 24-roll package of toilet paper, we will exceed our month supply donation goal. Please be a part of the Dixie Region supporting The Shelter.
Make your vote count! We will have awards for the Crappiest Run & The Best Decorated cars for the Allies & the Axis so vote and vote often. Look for the ballot boxes around the timing trailer the day of the race.
2016 PAX/RTP Factors
PAX can best be described as a relative index for Solo, much the same way a handicap rating is given in the game of golf. PAX indexes are based on results from over 500 Solo events around the country in 2015, including the SCCA National Championships. How strong a class performs compared to all the other classes represented determines the PAX indexes. A Mod is considered the fastest class and has a PAX of 1.00. All other PAX indexes are a percentage of that. The 2015 PAX/RTP are calculated by Rick Ruth here.
2015 Dixie Region Turkey Shootout Recap
As the clocks rolled backward, Dixie Region moved forward in anticipation for a day filled with fun, excitement, and suspense. An accelerated schedule meant an even earlier start for competitors. Event Staff Crew led by Rookie Event Chair Aaron Kemmer arrived on-site in preparation for an action packed-day. Despite the ominous clouds that surrounded the site and scattered rain that dampened the course, preparations continued. Thirty-four (34) Entrants took to the course during morning runs with five attempts each to try and win the class. At the end of Competitive Runs, almost 200 successful timed runs were recorded. These runs would encompass the Dixie Points Event for the day. Breaking for lunch, a sudden downpour fell upon the Course as both racers and corner workers ran for cover to try and gain some respite from the weather. As the break drew to an end, the skies around Spence Field began to clear and three Shootout Brackets were seeded. Twenty-four (24) total competitors were invited to compete in the Turkey Shootout Bonus, Club, and Super Brackets. The Top 8 PAX Competitors were invited to participate in the Super Shootout, followed by 9-16 in the Club Shootout, and 17-20 plus 4 random draws in the Bonus Shootout. All three brackets offered some tight racing and close calls. Winning the Bonus Shootout by a margin of 0.235 seconds (after also having previously won the Novice Class earlier in the morning) was Ernesto Boasque in his G-Street #11 Volkswagen GTI. The Club Shootout was determined by an even narrower margin of 0.172 seconds and won by Brantley Herman who was competing in only his second Autocross Event EVER in the borrowed STR #38 Honda S2000 owned by Nathan Gordon. The Super Shootout got underway and the top guns battled it out. Some fast and exciting racing came to an exciting finale pitting Brian Meyers in the F-Street #85 Ford Mustang GT against Mark Canekeratne in the D-Street Prepared #22 BMW 330ci. Tensions rose and murmurs from the crowd grew as a prelude to the upcoming Dixie Allies vs. Axis Solo Event next month pitted an Allied car against that of an Axis Power. Mark drove through the lights with a blazing time of 35.333 as Brian began his assault on the course for the deciding run of the Super Shootout. Brian ended the run with tire smoke and screeching as his Mustang spun through the finish with a scratch time of 35.878 plus four cones, allowing Mark to claim victory in the Super Shootout.
2015 Solo Nationals Recap
September 2015 - Click here for a debrief of Dixie's representation at Nationals. Co-authored by JD Kemp and Robert Ippolito.
2015 Tire Rack SCCA Georgia Match Tour Recap
June 2015 - Under a sweltering sun, the first day of the Georgia Match Tour was marked by lots of grip and lots of cones. With 134 competitors and roughly 10000x as many gnats, our day one class champions were crowned. More at Solo Matters. Results posted here
2014 Solo Class Champions Announced
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