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Registration for SCCA-Chicago Region 2008 Learning Curve (auto-x school) is currently open.

"A fun, inexpensive, safe way of testing your driving ability and car performance. Solo events are a form of automotive competition in which one car at a time negotiates a prescribed course in the shortest possible time. The events are open to anyone who has a sports car, compact or small sedan. The only requirements to compete are a valid state driver's license and a car which will pass a safety technical inspection. Drivers compete in numerous car classes for stock street cars, modified street cars, race prepared cars and modified race cars.

THE LEARNING CURVE
Chicago Region Solo drivers school is an excellent way to learn about and become involved in Solo events. It is a two-part school that consists of a classroom session and a day and a half of on track instruction. Instruction will be provided by experienced, award winning drivers (many with National Championship credentials). Because the entry is limited to only 100 students, there will be a very favorable student/teacher ratio allowing for maximum driving time and personal instruction. The school is for novice drivers with less than one year or no solo experience. Students must attend both days.

When: Saturday April 5 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday April 6 8:00am - 5:00pm

Where: Route 66 Raceway, Joliet, IL

How: Return the entry form with the $120 registration fee payable to Chicago Region, SCCA, no later than March 26, 2008 to: Laurie Montelo - 1425 Mohawk Drive, Schaumburg, IL 60193 (630) 893-0482. To register on line go to http://register.scca-chicago.com/"

For on-line registration go to http://www.scca-chicago.com/solo/2008/learncurve.html and click the nice, big blue rectangular "Online Registration" button at the bottom of the page.

For old fashion way, for those who really love the feel of paper, print out and mail your form from here --> http://www.scca-chicago.com/solo/2008/images/learncurve.pdf

The school runs April 5-6 at Rt.66 in Joliet. Students must attend both days. Cost is $120.00

Here's a thread from S2000 forum with discussion about last years school:
http://www.s2ki.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=467581&st=0

And here is a video of the same course from last years 1st event (same course as the LC). Courtesy of Brent Weibel.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5NaeunMNFc

And some local Elise auto-x pictures:





Almost forgot to mention, season and individual event pre-registration is now also open.
SCCA-Chicago Region: http://www.scca-chicago.com/solo/index.html
Tri-State Sports Car Club: http://tsscc.org/
 

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Seems a lot of folks are interested in this, but they aren't sure how the whole SCCA membership works. New for this year, everyone's required to be an SCCA member if he/she is running an SCCA sanctioned event (for example a TSSCC event at Rt. 66).

The weekend membership costs $15.00 and is good for the weekend (duh :) )
The cost of said weekend membership is included in the entry fee for the Learning Curve school, so the $120.00 is all the student has to pay.
The student then can apply the $15.00 credit towards the full membership, as long as it's done within 60 days.

Words from the wise:
"And in case no one has picked up on this, the students can still use that as a $15 credit towards a full membership (as long as it is within 60 days). So if a student goes to the first event, they basically get an annual membership for the cost of the temporary at Event #1 (if they are under 25).

$15 credit for LC
$15 credit for Event #1
$15 credit for referral

First Gear membership is $45"

So it's $30.00 off your full membership if you're planning to run the learning curve and the 1st event of the season, and another $15.00 if you indicate which full/season member referred you. If you're under 25 years old, the full membership is free (assuming you were to run two events within 60 days of each other). If you're over 25, it will cost you a little more :(

Oh, while we're at it - I'll gladly refer anyone if he/she's looking to become a member - just drop me a PM. 15 bucks less for you and 5 bucks credit to my name is a win-win situation :)

And I forgot not everyone always knows how to get to Rt.66.
This should help.
Go to http://www.scca-chicago.com/solo/eventsites.html and click the 1st link (Google Maps).
 
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