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  • Ready To Resume Racing

    We are now ready to resume racing at the Valley Brook track in Guilford, CT using the following protocols.

    Valley Brook Opening


    If NASCAR can do it we can do it!

    Valley Brook will reopen next Wednesday May 20th. Cars will be provided. Just bring your controller & mask. No boxes.

    In light of the current COVID situation the following procedures will be used to minimize our risks to exposure:
    • Entry/Exit through basement outside entrance.
    • Masks and social distancing required.
    • Cars provided, all races will be IROC style.
    • Classes will be sports cars (Scaleauto & NSR GTLMs w/ 20k motors) & Porsche Cup (Revos). Racers bring their controllers only, no boxes.
    • Two racers at a time on track (empty lane between racers). Straight rotation with every other driver blank. Plexiglass screen between lanes 2&3.
    • Racers don’t touch cars. Cars assigned to lanes and will be resloted and moved by race director only.
    • Racers not driving will be seated at assigned tables 6’ apart.
    • Assorted snack packs, bottled water and coke will be provided.
    • Masks not required when seated at table or racing on track.
    • Hand sanitizer will be available.

    SCCA’s Track Day Notice to Participants:
    Ultimately, it is your responsibility to assess the risk to you, both on-track and off, and to make the decision on whether or not to participate. If you are feeling unwell or are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath please stay home. If you have been in contact with someone who has been experiencing these symptoms in the last two weeks, please stay home.
    While on site please take the health and safety of your fellow participants, volunteers and staff into consideration and practice social distancing, wear a mask, and wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer frequently.

    I have ordered a non-contact thermometer which should arrive in time for the race.

  • #2
    Since there will be a NASCAR Cup race on Wednesday night we decided to do our race on Thursday the 21st.

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    • #3
      We resumed racing at Valley Brook last night. Bob Bradley ran the races, but did not race himself. Ray, Wayne and I ran in three IROC style races. The first two races were in Championship mode and the final race used regular timed heats. We started with Sports Cars, mostly NSRs with 20K Scalextric type motors. Only Bob touched the cars. The usual start line was not used because Bob could not reach it, a starting point near the computer was used instead. Cars that crashed were brought back to the start line and the driver got docked a lap. There were only two cars on the track at a time and there was always an empty lane between them. All of that minimized the number of crashes so the races went quickly.
      The second race was for the RevoSlot Porsches. The third race used the Porsches again, this time with regular timed heats.
      Things went smoothly and I believe safely. Bob can accommodate as many as five racers and still maintain social distancing.
      We are expecting to do another race next Thursday and we are hoping to get the TransAm and Racer DP IROC club cars.

      Rich Dumas

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      • #4
        We decided to skip a week and do the next race on Wednesday June 3rd. Here is the revised protocol.

        SMR COVID-19 Race Protocols

        While attending the event please take the health and safety of your fellow racers into consideration by following all of the following procedures. If you are not feeling well or you think you may have been exposed to someone with the virus in the last two weeks please stay home.
        • Entry/Exit through basement outside entrance.
        • Temperature will be taken at entry.
        • Masks and social distancing required at all times.
        • Racers bring their controllers only, no boxes.
        • Cars provided, all races will be IROC style
        • Racers don’t touch cars Cars assigned to lanes and will be reslotted and rotated by race director only.
        • Two racers at a time on track (empty lane between racers). Straight rotation with every other driver blank. Plexiglass screen between lanes 2&3.
        • Racers not driving will be seated at assigned stations 6’ apart.
        • Bottled water and coke will be available.
        • Masks are required at all times except when drinking at assigned station.
        • Hand sanitizer will be available.

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