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Terry Hanushek

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The Devil in the Dark 2018 ... is on!

 

The South Jersey Region and New Jersey Motorsports Park announce the ninth running of The Devil in the Dark 12 Hour endurance race on Thunderbolt Circuit at NJMP. The 2018 edition will be held on Saturday, 27 October 2018 and will again race around the clock into the night.

To enhance this year's event, the Region distributed a survey this past summer for endurance participants to determine their interests in long distance racing. A substantial number of responses were received - Thank you for those who participated in the survey. These responses were overwhelmingly positive and contained several suggestions for improving the event. The survey results are on the region website: 2017 Endurance Survey Results

Again this year, the Region is offering a companion event - The Devil during the Day 6 Hour endurance race. The 6 Hour will run concurrent with the 12 Hour. This year a Spec Racer challenge will be included with the 6 Hour. The 12 Hour rules and procedures will be utilized. There will be separate results and awards for the daytime race.

The format and rules will be very similar to the 2017 race with no major changes from previous years' events. An adjustment will provide allowances for street tires to make them more competitive with DOT R Comp tires. The only change to the Endurance Classes will be the separation of Spec Racers to their own class.

This year the Region incurred a very significant financial loss on the 12 Hour due to a drastic drop in the number of entries. With this loss in mind, the Region plans to ask for an earlier commitment from competitors and is reserving the right to repurpose the weekend if a sufficient number of entries are not on hand at the beginning of the summer.

There will be an SCCA Test Day on Friday, 26 October for 12 Hour competitors and other closed wheel cars.

The entry package will be posted online by the end of the year. Registration will open on 1 February 2018.

Racing around the clock again in 2018!

27 October 2018 -- SAVE THE DATE!

Terry



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The Devil in the Dark 2018 News

 

Millville NJ, January 2018.  A draft version the event supps for The Devil in the Dark 2018 has been posted on the Region website.  This version is substantially complete but will not be official until approved by SCCA.  This is an advance version for teams planning to enter the event.  Registration for this year's event will open on 1 February.   

 

There are very few changes in the 12 Hour regulations for 2018.  A small number of items highlighted in the recent endurance survey have been incorporated this year in an effort to broaden the competitor base.

 

A major change for this year's race is the event date moving from its traditional April slot to the end of October.  It was the time of year most preferred in the survey and the one which creates the fewest conflicts with other events.   

   

The only significant update to the car preparation rules this year is a pair of measures intended to encourage the use of street tires (TW 180+).  Competitors who use street tires in this year's race will have the option to ( a)  run in the next lower Endurance Class or ( b ) run in the same Endurance Class with no wheel / tire size restrictions.  Parity between street tires and DOT RComps was the single most requested change to the race format since it provides the opportunity for a substantial reduction in a team's race budget.    

 

The only change in car classifications is Spec Racers have been moved to their own class to eliminate an existing class inequity.  In conjunction with the separate classing, a new 6 Hour Spec Racer Endurance Challenge will be a major feature of The Devil during the Day 6 Hour race.      

     

There are no changes to the event operations - driver eligibility, pit stops, fueling, etc.    

   

Reminders

 

There will be an SCCA Test Day on Friday, 26 October for 12 Hour competitors and other closed wheel cars. 

  

Registration will open on 1 February 2018.

   
Racing around the clock again in 2018!

 

 

27 October 2018 -- SAVE THE DATE!

 

Terry

 







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