a long hard look at the SCCA Solo handbook, The Electric Imp has
been classified as D Modified. D Mod is for Production based vehicles
with engine displacements of under two liter with any modifications
allowed except as noted in the rule book. This is a good class
for us. Cars in this class tend to be heavily modified all-out
race cars like the Imp. And certainly pulling the ICE components
and replacing them with electric motors and batteries qualify
as major mods.
other plus is this is a more active group than B Mod. We will
have ICE cars to race against!
course is by Hialeah Park horse track. The course is long and
skinny. You race down the course through a variety of slaloms
and gates. Make a 180 degree turn. Then race back through more
slaloms and gates.
with pre walking the track three times, I am having a hard time
placing the turns. There is a slalom and then three chicane sections
that look a lot a like. Based on cone position, the first chicane
looks like it should be full throttle. The second chicane should
require major brake. The third chicane should require light brake.
180 degree turn looks like hard early brake, slight rotate, then
lots of throttle and drift out to the exit cones.
the way back, the cones form two chicanes. Then there is a box
with a cone in the middle and you decide what side to take it.
Lastly there is a tight 'L' gate and a last run to the finish.