OK - here's the newbie guide to Packwood. Not the only way to do it, but it works for us. I'm sure there will be more that I've forgotten.....ask away if you have questions.....
Registration Link http://www.scca.com/events/1981896-2016 ... ations/new
You have to signup before you can register, but it's pretty straight forward after that. There is also a $15 USD (unless it went up?) weekend membership fee. I couldn't find it on the website, but you can pay cash on site.
Things to bring aside from the obvious:
- 2 way radios for keeping in touch while we're travelling (like the ones the club has for course workers)
- cooler - see below
- rain gear, jacket, sunscreen, hat etc. It's in the mountains - it's usually sunny, but the weather can go to extremes.
- DRIVERS LICENCE
- US cash. Don't need much. $15 for temp membership, $30 or whatever for a t-shirt, maybe a few bucks for a hamburger.
- Leave Kelowna at 3:30 am puts us in PW at noonish. That's a civilized pace with trailer - it can be done faster.
- Test & Tune runs from 11-3. Basically get the car ready, tech and test and tune.
- That leaves the rest of the day for real tech, applying stickers, registration, hotel check-in, dinner, course walks etc.
- 5 heats. You need to know where to be and when.
- BBQ at the firehall. Free including beverages.
- Course walks.
- 5 heats. Same order as Saturday. Starts an hour earlier. No drivers meeting.
- Collect trophies. Head for home. Dinner along the way. Usually home about 2 am.
Why a cooler? We buy drinks and buns/meat, chips, fruit etc for /breakfast/lunch. There is no McDonalds in Packwood. The gas station does have a sub shop and some corn dogs etc. Having your won food on site is way easier when you're in a rush. Also not so likely to be sprinting off course trying to find an outhouse. Friday dinner at the Blue Moose - the true Packwood experience. Saturday BBQ. Hotel has a small continental breakfast.
- there is a spot available on site to wash cars
- trailers can be left on site overnight. It's quite secure because Packwood and people camping on site.
There's a bunch of technical stuff like grid, audit sheets etc. We'll go over that when we get there