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Sandia Supercup II, July 11th and 12th, Sandia Speedway, ABQ

Attention Southwest Motorsport racers, track workers and students. Sandia Speedway has received permission to operate and the first SWMS Sandia race track weekend is approaching! The Sandia Super Cup II will be held July 10-12, 2020 and include a full weekend schedule for all classes including Contemporary, Vintage, Spec Miata, Open Wheel, High Performance Driving, Karts, and Lunchtime Lapping. The High Performance Driving School will also be held. The track will be open from 3-6pm on Friday for those who would like to check in and get their cars technical inspection done early. If a racer and car have had an annual inspection this year, and no major changes since, SWMS will again perform only a document review in lieu of a full technical inspection at the track. The drivers meeting on Saturday will be held at 0830. Time to get yourself and your equipment ready!


“This year, as you can imagine, things are a little more complicated! So here goes.....but the bottom line...Preregister, do the forms and pick up your package at the gate. Put on your wrist band. From there on out this looks pretty much, from a racing perspective, like any other SWMS weekend.”


Registration will be via the Motorsportreg website or via email through Marci at racymarci@msn.com. All registrations need to be received by July 9! Students must register by July 7 5pm (in time for web based training in advance of the weekend) We need to know how many racers we’ll have for the event, and Marci will have your driver packets ready for a smooth start. Packets will be picked up at the gate where check in will occur, if you have any renewals they will be in your packet. This year in addition to the normal Sandia Speedway and SWMS release paperwork the check in will include the Sandia Speedway covid 19 waiver (attached). These waivers must be completed prior to entry into the pit area and SWMS will have folks at the gate to hand out driver packets, complete releases, collect covid 19 waivers and assist entrants with a no-touch temperature check. All entrants, crew and track workers will be required to wear a provided wrist band for the weekend.


Once in the facility the following covid 19 precautions will apply to racers, crew and track workers. Wear a cloth mask indoors and in staging, if not in the car, and wear it within 6ft proximity of others. The tower will be closed to access. Trailers and cars must be parked in every other pit space. The snack bar will not be open, drivers and crew bring your own lunch and drinks. SWMS has developed a new time sheet "no touch" lap time distribution process for use this year that will be briefed during the PA drivers meeting. The new process will require a smart phone as the times will be sent electronically via text, email, or posted on https://speedhive.mylaps.com.

Workers that are planning to attend, please coordinate with Tom and Gary. We need to know who's attending so that we can plan for you. There will be a briefing in the pit area using social distancing for the workers following the drivers meeting. Workers will be required to bring a mask to utilize if approaching a race vehicle, no mask required while at the assigned station. Masks and gloves will be provided if needed. Just so folks know the weekend package for track workers, it still does include cold drinks at the stations, lunches, and a $50, 75, 100 drawing for the two day workers (hey there aren't many so the odds are really good to win one) and the best seat in the house for the action, no kidding!


The high performance driving school has been redeveloped. The classroom sessions will be provided ahead of time using a new on-line and the on track sessions will be done using a lead-follow format. This format is now in use nationwide in order to make it the best covid 19 safe practice. If you are interested in taking the school please contact jfslenes@aol.com.


Weekend camping is allowed, no charge. The track informed SWMS that there is a drift event planned for July 10 so it will be noisy till late Friday night.


Well...there you have it. I don't know about you but I'm ready to get back out there. I have been stuck in this house long enough! And you now what-the silver lining here is that these requirements drove SWMS to update our equipment and practices. If you have questions please do not hesitate to email me, Gary Sanford, President SWMS and event coordinator for the Sandia Supercup II at gsanford5077@gmail.com.


Southwest Motorsport, Sandia Raceway, and Bernalillo County have worked together to get us back out there, "Safer than going to the grocery store" So come on out!!!





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