NASA NE – TREC (Team Racing Endurance Challenge)with RELAY TEAM Option
NASA (National Auto Sport Association) recently announced the new TREC series rules click here the link for all rules) In the Northeast Region we have added a “team relay option” as defined below.
OPTIONAL RELAY TEAM CONCEPT:
Teams are obviously welcome to run as a traditional Enduro with multiple drivers in one car, however they also have the option of splitting the time between up to 3 vehicles….The basic idea is to have 3 car teams using each driver’s own car for 1-hour double stints for a total 6-hour event. As each driver completes his/her 1-hour stint, they enter the pit lane in their assigned pit stall where the next driver is staged to do his/her next 1-hour session. The 3rd driver will follow the same procedure and continue the rotation for the duration of the event. Should a team car break, the remaining 2 cars will continue alternating sessions for the balance of the event. Should 2 of the team cars fail the remaining car can switch drivers. 3 cars are the maximum to begin with, Relay teams can also split the time between two cars. Stint times are also not limited to one hour and can be decided by team strategy and fuel capacity.
much less wear and tear on the cars, no need for driver changes or seat changes, avoids refueling in the pit lane and lets owners drive their own cars. It adds the ability to service each car in the paddock where refueling can take place and each driver can rest.
each driver will have HPDE skill levels. NASA sprint racers, Instructors & TT drivers are encouraged to participate and enjoy the fun. Drivers must be a current NASA member and the Race Director will be checking each drivers’ credentials. A mandatory rookie comp school will be held on Friday for drivers new to endurance racing. The event is open to drivers from other sanctioning bodies as well as HPDE type Clubs and Members of tracks.
we will follow the newly released TREC (Team Racing Endurance Challenge) rules with some changes as it pertains to the Northeast Region.
we will follow the newly released TREC (Team Racing Endurance Challenge) rules.
will be a minimum of 3 minutes for TREC classes.
MOVING CLASSES UP OR DOWN:
if a team breaks out of their qualifying bracket 5 times or more they will be moved to the next appropriate class.
driver and racecar safety equipment will be the same as per the NASA CCR. All TREC drivers will have to have recorded qualifying times and will have to be within a certain % of the rest of the field. Extremely slower drivers may be asked to withdraw to insure field consistency. Refer to sections 15.16 to 15.17.9 in the NASA CCR for details.
TIMING AND SCORING:
all cars running in the RELAY option of the event will have to have one working AMB transponders (rechargeable rental units will be available) to be transferred from team car to team car before leaving the pit. Single car teams will use their hardwired transponder as usual.
November 1 – 3 at New Jersey Motorsports Park, Thunderbolt Course
TENTATIVE EVENT SCHEDULE:
- 9am – 1pm: open track for HPDE groups
- 10am -12pm: Rookie TREC drivers’ mandatory classroom
- 2pm – 6pm: practice and qualifying for TREC Enduro classes
- 9am: 30-minute warmup/ hardship practice
- 10am – 4pm: TREC Race
- 9am – 11 am: a bonus 2-hour mini enduro
- 11am – 5:15pm: HPDE groups (day light saving time starts).