Run Groups


Novice Run Group

Drivers Who Belongs Here

This group is for novice drivers with less than 10 track days experience, or the slowest cars. Classroom sessions are included at no cost.

Track Procedures

Passing is allowed only on specified straights and only with a point-by. The passing procedure details will be explained in the mandatory classroom sessions.

Novice drivers may compete in the Time Trials if they wish.

Vehicle Safety Equipment

Driver Restraint: Factory seat belts (3-point minimum) in good condition are required. Five- or 6-point harnesses are highly recommended.
Roll Bars: Open cars (convertibles) must be equipped with rollover protection. Factory rollover protection or aftermarket roll bars are acceptable as long as they pass the “ Broomstick Test“. If factory rollover protection is built into the top, it must be in place while the car is on track. Also, aftermarket bars must incorporate a structural cross brace.
Fire Protection: Fire Extinguishers are not required but are recommended for Solo.

Personal Safety Equipment

Safety Helmet: Snell SA2010/M2010 (or newer) approved. DOT rated helmets are not acceptable.
Eye Protection: Helmet face shield or glasses (sun glasses are OK).
Clothing: Non-synthetic/natural fiber clothing, long sleeves, long pants (no shorts, no dresses).
Gloves: Non-perforated, leather or fireproof material (leather garden gloves are OK).
Shoes: Full coverage shoes (no sandals).

 


Intermediate Run Group

Drivers Who Belongs Here

This group is for drivers with about 10 to 20 track days experience and who are comfortable driving on the track.

On-Track Procedures

Passing is allowed anywhere but only with a point-by. If the driver being overtaken is not comfortable with someone passing at some point on the track, he/she should not give a point-by at that point. They should, however, try to give a point-by as soon as they are comfortable doing so. A driver who is overtaking another car shall not pass unless they get a point-by and they may elect not to pass in the event they get a point-by and are not comfortable with the situation. This kind of passing environment requires drivers to work together if they want to have a pleasant track experience.

Lap times will be provide to anyone who has a working transponder in their car. If they run in the “official” timed session(s) for the event they will be included in the time trial results. This assumes that they have a working transponder in their car. Cars without transponders will be considered “run for fun” entries.

Vehicle Safety Equipment

Driver Restraint: Factory seat belts (3-point minimum) in good condition are acceptable in 2000 and newercars and in cars which have not been “Modified“. If the car falls under our “Modified” definition, an SFI 16.1 or, FIA 8853/98 or 8854/98 (with homologation numbers C-xxx.T98 or D-xxx.T98) rated driver restraint system is required. These are all 5- or 6-point harness systems. They must be mounted according to the manufacturer’s specifications. The restraint system must be current and in good condition.
Roll Bars: Open cars (convertibles) must be equipped with rollover protection. Factory rollover protection or aftermarket roll bars are acceptable as long as they pass the “ Broomstick Test“. If factroy rollover protection is built into the top, it must be in place while the car is on track. Also, aftermarket bars must incorporate a structural cross brace.
Fire Extinguisher: A 2.5 lb BC automotive fire extinguisher mounted within reach of the driver is recommended.
Misc: A scatter shield is required when running a non-stock flywheel. Windshields must be either safety glass or Lexan® (polycarbonate).

Personal Safety Equipment

Safety Helmet: Snell SA2010/M2010 (or newer) approved. Snell SA rated helmets are highly recommended. DOT rated helmets are not acceptable.
Eye Protection: Helmet face shield or glasses (sun glasses are OK).
Clothing: Non-synthetic/natural fiber clothing, long sleeves, long pants (no shorts, no dresses).
Clothing made from fire retardant material is highly recommended.
Gloves: Made from natural fiber material (garden gloves is acceptable but fire retardant material is highly recommended.
Shoes: Full coverage shoes (no sandals)

 


Advanced Run Group

Drivers Who Belongs Here

This group is for people with 20-plus track days and who are very comfortable on the track with others.

On-Track Procedures

Passing is allowed anywhere on the track. Point-by’s, although appreciated, are not required. However, this is not a race and aggressive passing will not be tolerated. This kind of passing environment requires drivers to work together if they want to have a pleasant track experience.

Lap times will be provide to anyone who has a working transponder in their car. If they run in the “official” timed session(s) for the event they will be included in the time trial results. This assumes that they have a working transponder in their car. Cars without transponders will be considered “run for fun” entries.

Vehicle Safety Requirements

Driver Restraint: An SFI 16.1 or, FIA 8853/98 or 8854/98 (with homologation numbers C-xxx.T98 or D-xxx.T98) rated driver restraint system is required. These are all 5- or 6-point harness systems. They must be mounted according to the manufacturer’s specifications. The restraint system must be current and in good condition.
Roll Bars: Open cars (convertibles) must be equipped with rollover protection. Factory rollover protection or aftermarket roll bars are acceptable as long as they pass the “ Broomstick Test“. If factory rollover protection is built into the top, it must be in place while the car is on track. Also, aftermarket bars must incorporate a structural cross brace.
Fire Extinguisher: A 2.5 lb BC automotive fire extinguisher mounted within reach of the driver is required.
Misc: A scatter shield is required when running a non-stock flywheel. Windshields must be either safety glass or Lexan® (polycarbonate).

Personal Safety Requirements

Safety Helmet: Snell SA2010/M2010 (or newer) approved. Snell SA rated helmets are highly recommended. DOT rated helmets are not acceptable.
Eye Protection: Helmet face shield or glasses (sun glasses are OK).
Clothing: Non-synthetic/natural fiber clothing, long sleeves, long pants (no shorts, no dresses).
Clothing made from fire retardant material is highly recommended.
Gloves: Made from natural fiber material (garden gloves is acceptable but fire retardant material is highly recommended.
Shoes: Full coverage shoes (no sandals)

 


Race Run Group

On-Track Procedures

This is a wheel-to-wheel “club racing” group. Passing is allowed anywhere and at any time except when track flags prohibit it. All starts will be rolling starts. Car-to-car contact, however, is not acceptable and will be handled using a modified “13/13 Rule”. Entrants who run in this group without a transponder, will be considered “run-for-fun” entries they and will not be scored. Please be advised that we will not accept aggressive driving in our events. Any incidents which involve car-to-car contact will be dealt with harshly.

If you have not raced with AROSC-HPD in the reasonably recent past, please contact our Race Director.

Vehicle Safety Requirements

Driver Restraint: An SFI 16.1 or, FIA 8853/98 or 8854/98 (with homologation numbers C-xxx.T98 or D-xxx.T98) rated driver restraint system is required. These are all 5- or 6-point harness systems. They must be mounted according to the manufacturer’s specifications. The restraint system must be current and in good condition.
Roll Cages: Cross braced 6-point roll cages are required in all cars. Our Safety Director may make an exception for vinatge cars but you will have to contact him for approal.
Fire Extinguisher: A 2.5 lb BC automotive fire extinguisher mounted within reach of the driver is required.
Window Net/Arm Restraints: Closed cars must be equipped with a window net; arm restraints may be used as a substitute. Arm restraints are required in open cars.
Seat: One piece race seat, FIA rated and within its expiration date. If it is not within date, it must have a seat back brace installed. A single-piece non-FIA rated seat may be used in conjunction with a seatback brace as long as it is not a “fabric-over-tubing” style of seat.
Misc: A scatter is required when running a non-stock flywheel. Windshields must be either safety glass or Lexan® (polycarbonate). Catch tanks must be installed. on open radiator and oil breather systems.

Personal Safety Requirements

Safety Helmet: Snell SA2010 rated full coverage helmet is required. If you have long hair or facial hair, you must wear an SFI 3.3 rated head sock.
Head & Neck Restraint: A head and neck restraint satisfying SFI Specification 38.1 is required.

Eye Protection: Helmet face shield or safety glasses (sun glasses are OK).
Clothing: A full driving suit (one piece is recommended) which satisfies, at a minimum, either the SFI 3.2A/5 or FIA 8886-2000 specifications is required. Alternatively, SFI 3.2A/1 (or /3) outer garments combined with SFI 3.3 rated long underwear are acceptable.
Gloves: SFI 3.3/5 rated gloves.
Shoes: SFI 3.3/5 rated shoes plus SFI 3.3 rated socks.
Recommendations: External electrical cutoff switches, fuel cells, proper racing seat, full roll cages, helmet support and a fire system are all recommended. It is also recommended that drain plugs and oil filters be safety wired.