Event Re-Entry permitted again!

The Solo Chiefs have agreed to loosen our event re-entry policy effective 3/28/21. 

(1) Re-Entry permitted for each registered driver (including pit crew) per event. Temperature checks required upon re-entry.

Thank you for everyone’s respect of the rules and safety precautions as we work to safely return to regular operating procedures. Your adherence to the rules allows us to confidently make changes as we progress through 2021! Keep up the great work!

Newly secured March and April dates!

I am happy to announce 3 more dates added to our 2021 season!

Race #6 – 3/28/2021
Race #7 – 4/11/2021
Race #8 – 4/25/2021

IMPORTANT! These dates, while confirmed, could be cancelled at anytime due to ongoing COVID conditions… even as late as the day before the event! While I hope no cancellations are incurred, drivers must be aware of this possibility and therefore drivers need to CHECK YOUR EMAILS!

All events are pre-registration only and drivers will be charged AFTER check-in occurs so there is no risk of lost payment/credit. However, this does not excuse no shows. While we are understanding of extenuating circumstances, I ask all drivers follow the rules and common courtesy by showing up on-time and provide timely notification to me or Joey (Chief of Registration) should a mitigating circumstance arise between pre-registration and race day. No Shows are subject to revocation of pre-registration privileges at the discretion of the Chief of Registration and/or Event Chair.

Don’t forget, we’ve increased our event entry cap to 100 and opened pre-registration to all drivers! We are also allowing each driver (1) pit crew from the same household/bubble provided they arrive in the same vehicle as the driver. Our events have never been a spectator event, however we allow non-drivers as pit crew for those who need it. Please note, this is something we are monitoring very closely and abuse of this priviledge can result in its removal for future events. COVID is still very real and present ~ Everyone’s compliance and respect for our new and existing rules has helped us get to where we are today!

Event Schedule Here

Newly Confirmed March Race Dates

I am pleased to announce our newly acquired March Race Dates!

Race #4 – 3/07/2021
Race #5 – 3/14/2021IMPORTANT!

These dates, while confirmed, could be cancelled at anytime due to ongoing COVID conditions… even as late as the day before the event! While I hope no cancellations are incurred, drivers must be aware of this possibility and therefore drivers need to CHECK YOUR EMAILS!

All events are pre-registration only and drivers will be charged AFTER check-in occurs so there is no risk of lost payment/credit. However, this does not excuse no shows. While we are understanding of extenuating circumstances, I ask all drivers follow the rules and common courtesy by showing up on-time and provide timely notification to me or Joey (Chief of Registration) should a mitigating circumstance arise between pre-registration and race day. No Shows are subject to revocation of pre-registration privileges at the discretion of the Chief of Registration and/or Event Chair.

Lastly, I am happy to remind drivers that we’ve increased our event entry cap to 100 and opened pre-registration to all drivers! We are also allowing each driver (1) pit crew from the same household/bubble provided they arrive in the same vehicle as the driver. Our events have never been a spectator event, however we allow non-drivers as pit crew for those who need it. Please note, this is something we are monitoring very closely and abuse of this priviledge can result in its removal for future events. COVID is still very real and present ~ Everyone’s compliance and respect for our new and existing rules has helped us get to where we are today.

Race #2 Recap & Results

Aloha SCCA Drivers!

It was SuperSolo Sunday for the die-hard racers on Oahu! The skies were clear, the pavement was dry, and the company was great! I can’t think of a better way to spend my Sunday although, I think there are a few people who may disagree.

For those 76 drivers who share the same sentiment, we got to drive a really well balanced course with two very fast slalom sections and three technical turns that were disguised quite well as just normal turns. The really fast times came from those who knew to have patience to take the fast exit and give the space needed off the pivot cone to find the right line. I may or may not have been one of those drivers… it depends on which run you’re talking about.

Heat 1 was off to a slow start after a timing switcheroo was discovered after the first 2-3 cars took their first runs. Something wasn’t quite right with the timing system and it was discovered that the start and finish eyes were switched! Note to self: Red is for stop! After the quick switch, we were off again and finished our morning heats with plenty of time for lunch before the afternoon driver’s meeting.

In case you didn’t hear this specific part of my driver’s meeting announcements, I must remind everyone that your SpeedWaiver photos are official documents! While I love the pictures of your furry kids (not so much of your ceiling fans or lights), please take the appropriate selfie as these are saved as SCCA National Office record documents for at least 7 years! I’m fine with the silly photos as long as I can tell that it is you – but you may end up featured in a future Banquet Slideshow or on our SCCA Hawaii Private Facebook page!

Race #2 Results:
http://www.sccahawaii.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/race-2-02-07-2021_fin.pdf

PAX Class had some fierce competition with 6 of the top overall PAX times of the day. Taking home top PAX was Ken Van Orman in his BMW M3 by a mere 0.054 seconds over last event’s PAX winner, Mark Pacpaco in his Acura Integra Hype R. Just 0.340 seconds behind Mark was Mike Parker in a borrowed Ford Focus ST courtesy of the Kubo family. Coincidentally, the top 5 in class were Ken, Mark, Mike, Mike, Mark… then me. LOL.

I didn’t know it until he was on course, but Ryan Sato brought out his now-famous IS300 that is featured on the latest Curtis Lee Memorial T-Shirt! I hear that car has tons of gadgets and gizmos on it including an exhaust silencer. At least, that’s what I heard.. or didn’t hear? Watching Ryan’s debut run with his completed project was pretty awesome. But like most, if not all, racecars… it decided to have a minor meltdown and deflate the balloon of awesomeness on its first run. Fret not, I hear it was fixed before the end of the heat and will live to see another race!

Rookie Class had 5 drivers again, but with only 2 of them being return drivers! Eli Zollo in his Honda CTR dug into his Evolution Performance Driving School bag of tricks and grabbed the win over Victor Martell in his BMW 318is and Logan Barayuga in his Honda S2000. Competition was tight for that 3rd spot with everyone within less than half a second of each other! Many thanks goes to Brad Lau and Gabe Hanohano for providing out-of-car Rookie Instruction and giving our Rookie drivers the best experience possible with our new COVID compliance rules.

D Street was the battle of the AWDs. Daniel Boatman in his Focus RS laid down a smokin’ last run dropping nearly half a second to secure top spot in class and 2nd in overall PAX! Arian Yee and Michael Baquiro, both in Subaru STIs, duked it out for the second spot with Rolando Santiago in his Focus RS claiming the 4th spot.

And the H Street winner was Shasta Yamada!! She dropped time every run breaking into the 38s on her fastest and final run. Her overall PAX placement was higher than her raw time placement, which means she drove faster than her car was classed for. Watch out guys!

In ESP, it was Ford v Dodge. Cliff Goto (Ford Mustang) and Nick Martin (Dodge Charger RT) made it out to their first event of 2021 and watching them on course was entertaining! They joined the likes of Lionel Shigemura having to watch their acceleration around the sound meter with all that American Muscle! Cliff took home top honors standing on his second run of the day while Nick chunked down almost 4 seconds to be within less than half a second of Cliff.

The story of the day was in XP! I heard Bret Desmond got a set of new tires and he definitely made use of them. Bret powered his BMW 318ti to the second fastest time of the day! He dropped nearly 2 seconds on his last run to take the lead from Jon Matsushige in his Happy Black Lab Chevy. The only person faster than Bret this day was Mark Pacpaco. Congrats on this stellar performance, Bret!

Roel Bonilla brought back his Mazda Miata after trying out his BMW last event in STR. When asked which one is more fun, I think you can guess the answer! Not only is the Miata more fun, but it took 1st place in STR. Howard Shek drove hard in his Honda S2000 to beat Roel’s fastest time but coned his fastest run in the finish lane and poof went the win.

Sunday was another really great event in the books! I am very impressed with how well we can run these events, have fun and be very COVID compliant. I hope you have read and received my earlier email listing the changes the Chiefs have agreed upon for future 2021 events. If not, please remember to READ YOUR EMAILS as that is our main mode of communication for event updates!

Next race is Sunday, February 28th and pre-registration opens on 2/20/2021 at 9am. This is the last confirmed event I have for 2021 until the Stadium is able to give more date approvals. Please note that all events dates are subject to change with the volatile COVID climate.

See you at the races!
Jennifer Parker
SCCA Hawaii Solo Chairperson

SCCA Hawaii Solo Events Updates #2

Aloha SCCA Hawaii Ohana!

After a second successful 2021 Solo event with our COVID protocol and guidelines, the Solo Chiefs have agreed to make the following additional changes to our 2021 events:

  • Event Entry Cap increased to 100 drivers
  • All drivers welcome! No previous Solo experience required.
  • Rookie Class is limited to 10 drivers per event
    • All registrations are subject to approval by the Event Chair and/or Chief of Registration
  • (1) Adult Pit Crew from your household/bubble is permitted per pre-approved driver and must arrive in the same vehicle

COVID protocols that remain in place include but are not limited to:

  • Pre-registration only (no walk-up)
  • Registration fees will be charged AFTER the event
  • Entry/exit will be limited– No in & out once you arrive
  • Fun Runs will be held (time permitting) – 1 passenger permitted from same household and subject to discretion of Event Chair

All other COVID protocols/guidelines sent on 1/15/2021 via MSR email still apply. The SCCA Hawaii website will be updated accordingly and please feel free to contact me with any questions!

2021 HI Solo Additional Safety Guidelines R2.pdf

Mahalo for your kokua and support!!

Jennifer Parker
SCCA Hawaii Solo Chairperson

Revised COVID Guidelines

Aloha SCCA Hawaii Ohana!

After a successful 2021 Debut event with our COVID protocol and guidelines, the Solo Chiefs have agreed to make the following changes to our 2021 events:

  • Event Entry Cap increased to 90 drivers
  • Fun Run passengers will be permitted provided driver and passenger are from same household bubble
    • This is subject to the discretion of the Event Chair

COVID protocols that remain in place include but are not limited to:

  • Pre-registration only (no walk-up)
  • Only drivers who have previously attended our event will be approved for pre-registration. This is to help ensure our new COVID protocols are implemented fully and efficiently. Registrants will only be approved AFTER your experience credentials have been verified.
  • Registration fees will be charged AFTER the event
  • Only pre-approved drivers and essential workers will be granted entry
  • Entry/exit will be limited– No in & out once you arrive

All other COVID protocols/guidelines sent on 1/15/2021 via MSR email still apply. The SCCA Hawaii website will be updated accordingly and please feel free to contact me with any questions!

2021 HI Solo Additional Safety Guidelines R1.pdf

Mahalo for your kokua and support!!

Jennifer Parker
SCCA Hawaii Solo Chairperson

2021 Solo Rules

Hey Everyone,
We are going to take this opportunity to switch over to the new rule set. That will be the 2021 Rules. Please make sure you have downloaded the free rules and familiarized yourself with any changes.
Here’s a link: https://www.scca.com/downloads/53335-2021-scca-solo-rule-book/download

Covid Grid Guidlines

As we count down the days to our first race of 2021, please review our new Covid safety guidelines for Grid.
The grid layout itself is not physically different from how it has been, we just need to ask drivers to please park in the grid as shown in the diagram below. This will help us maintain the mandated social distancing measures to keep our events running in compliance.
See you all in about a week!

Covid Grid Guidlines

2021 Race dates and COVID guidelines

Aloha SCCA Hawaii Drivers!

The Oahu Solo Chiefs are very happy to announce the restart of our Solo Events at Aloha Stadium! Under the City and County of Honolulu’s current re-opening plan, our SCCA events fall under “Other Commercial Attractions”, which are allowed to be in operation. The first set of dates are January 31 and February 7. Check our 2021 Event & Pre-reg schedule here

But before you do, it is extremely important for you to read through the information in this email AND in the COVID Safety Guidelines that will be implement at our events as while they are similar, things will not always operate as they have recently, or for the last 5, 10, 20, or 40 years that you’ve been autocrossing! It is everyone’s responsibility to social distance and take the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID. The Chiefs have worked very hard to keep our members as safe as possible and to allow us to host events in compliance with City, County and State standards. We need your help to be successful. This means read all the info!


The information below is meant to elaborate on event logistics and the HI Solo COVID Safety Guidelines:

  • Events Basics
    • Pre-Registration Only (No Walk Ups)
      • $50 Pre-Reg SCCA Member
      • $65 Pre-Reg Non-SCCA Member
    • Registration Limited to 80 Drivers
      • Only drivers who have previously attended our event will be registered for 1/31/21. This is to help ensure our new COVID protocols are implemented fully and efficiently.
      • Registrants will only be approved AFTER your experience credentials have been verified.
      • Registration fees will be charged AFTER the event
    • R/W Order will be released the Friday prior to event
    • Events will be standalone & timed results will be issued (No Championship Points)
    • Bring your own PPE (Hand Sanitizer, Mask, Wipes, Gloves)
    • Loaner Helmets will not be available
  • Restricted Event Entry
    • Only pre-approved drivers and essential workers will be granted entry
    • Entry/exit will be limited– No in & out once you arrive
    • Bring your food, leaving to buy lunch/snack will not be permitted
  • Tech & Numbers
    • Driver performs checks from inside vehicle with Tech Inspector witnessing at 6’ distance
      • Tech Inspectors will check items outside the vehicle
    • Drivers will be sent the SCCA Solo Tech Sheet with your pre-registration confirmation to prepare for our new tech system
    • All drivers must bring their own Rulebook compliant numbers
      • Painters tape will not be available or allowed as use for numbers/letters
  • Co-Drivers & Fun Runs
    • Fun Runs will be held (time permitting) but no passengers at this time
    • Co-Drivers are only allowed with members of your direct household and those consenting and registered as official co-drivers
      • Co-Drivers not from the same household shall practice all social distancing guidelines and maintain enhanced sanitation of shared equipment
  • Work Assignments
    • Disinfectant Wipes will be available for all assignments with shared equipment
      • Workers must wipe down equipment between Heats
    • Workers are strongly encouraged to bring your own hand sanitizers to your assignment!
  • COVID Requirements (including but not limited to)
    • Anyone with temperature > 100.4 will be not be granted entry
    • Masks must be worn at all times when outside of vehicle
    • Paddocks must have one stall between vehicles within the same bubble
      • Bubbles are defined as within your same household or immediate family
      • Tents are allowed in your Paddock space for your bubble member’s use
    • Disinfectant Wipes will be kept at the porta-potties for safety before/after each use
      • Please help us by wiping seat, door handles, and other commonly touched areas after each use!
      • A trash can will be provided for safe disposal of used wipes. DO NOT FLUSH THEM!
      • Porta-potties will be sanitized with dilute bleach solution at the start of each heat
  • Perception in the Media
    • If you plan to take photographs or video, be cognizant and respectful of both SCCA Hawaii and our drivers. Perception is real even when it is not reality, so be mindful of how actions (during and after an event) can reflect on the club.
    • Be aware that some photos can be misconstrued and jeopardize future events.

Now that you’ve read through this email, (good job!), please review our COVID Safety Guidelines for additional, important details.

See you at the races,
Jennifer Parker
SCCA Hawaii Solo Chairperson

2020 Condensed Season Cancelled

Aloha SCCA Hawaii Solo Drivers,

It is with a very heavy heart that I report the cancellation of the remainder of our 2020 events due to the restrictions set by the City’s Reopening Strategy on Outdoor Sports and the Stadium’s occupancy of the Lower Halawa Lot through the beginning of January 2021 for the drive-thru Christmas light show.

The SCCA Chiefs are working extermely hard to find ways to reopen Solo events and keep our State safe by following the City’s Tiered Plan. We are also exploring ways to obtain an exemption to hold our events since our sport lends to an extremely COVID friendly event. If you would like to submit testimony to support our efforts, please email me and Mike using this link.

Thank you all for your continued understanding, support, and perseverance to get our events going. Please continue to do your part to get the State to Tier 4 so we can get back on the track! Until then… stay safe, sane, and keep those cars running!

Jennifer Parker
SCCA Hawaii Solo Chairperson