Endurance Racing-TREC (Team Racing Endurance Challenge)
- TREC Schedule
- Great Lakes Region Supplemental TREC rules
- TREC FAQ?
2020 GREAT LAKES REGION TREC RACES ARE ALL ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND ARE 4 HOURS IN LENGTH
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TREC 2020 V3 | 5/15/2020
- The intent of the TREC series is to have fun in a simple car with a low barrier to entry.
- TREC is not intended to bypass our renowned HPDE driver system to get a competition license. However, it can be an additional tool to enhance a driver’s skill and awareness. Entry level TREC drivers and drivers from other endurance series are invited and encouraged to participate in our HPDE3 or 4 classes during the weekend.
- HPDE3 level driver or above, to maintain quality drivers in the series, are welcome. Any racer driving erratically, offline, too slow or generally displaying lack of driving skill will be black flagged and required to meet with the Race Director to discuss future driver education.
- 5 min pit stop minimum when fueling. At Pit in each car will have to come to a complete stop and a pit official will place a timer on the car and start the timer. At Pit out each car will be required to stop to check driver safety equipment, remove timer and verify 5 min. minimum pit stop time. Pit stops that don’t involve fuel do not have a minimum time and must be communicated with pit out official.
- Classing in appendix B is a baseline. If your team is too fast relative to other cars and drivers in your class or if your team is stacked with pro drivers expect to be moved to a faster class during the race based on the discretion of the Race Director. Your team should register for the faster class for future TREC races.
- Restrictors or low power tunes are recommended for high powered cars. A 400HP ST1 car that is detuned to 250HP would most likely fit into a TREC class based on lap times.
- NASA provisional competition license earned from completing the required number of TREC races (TREC license plus 6 additional TREC races) in the Great Lakes region will also require the driver to participate in a Great Lakes Region Competition licensing school.
- Regional TREC championship teams will be awarded trophies at the end of the year banquet. 1st through 3rd place for each TREC class. Class must have a minimum of 5 teams to be eligible. Team must compete in 4 of the 6 races to be eligible and Must compete at the last race of the season at NCM to claim their award. Maximum 4 trophies per team.
- Pitt Spaces will be assigned and can be set up after 9am. If there are more teams than spaces, then teams will have to share a space.
- 4-hour races will have 3 mandatory pit stops for 2020. This regional rule supersedes rule 12.12 and does not require the stated “…5 gallons of fuel within the first hour.”
- The Maximum driver stint shall be 2 hours with a 1-hour rest prior to the next stint.
- Grid will be set, and final car classing adjustments will be determined by qualifying session. It is recommended that all of the team’s drivers get time in qualifying to determine the team’s best lap times to reflect proper car classing.
- FU classed cars may use dry brake fuel jugs. Fuel rigs are not allowed.
- Pace Car will pick up overall leader, regardless of class, including FU. Overall leader will be the first to see the checkered flag.