Time Attack Discipline
The CACC Time Attack discipline represents a form of motorsport where the racers compete for the best lap time. Vehicles are timed through circuits of the track and the competitor with the quickest circuit time wins the session. Racers make a preliminary circuit through the course, then run timed laps, finishing with a cool-down lap.
The CACC Time Attack discipline hosts five sub-disciplines: Lapping, Time Attack Passing, Time Attack No Passing, Hillclimb and High Performance Driver Education. Lapping is also known as track days and provides an opportunity for members to drive their car on a race course. Lapping is non-competitive and laps are not officially timed.
Time Attack No Passing events are competitive and are typically held on race courses involving timed laps. For safety reasons, competitors are not allowed to pass one another. Time Attack Passing events are similar to its no-passing counterpart with the exception that passing is allowed under certain conditions, and typically only at certain sections of the course. CACC typically sanctions events at Mission Raceway Park’s River’s Edge Road Course in Mission, BC through affliate clubs such as the Sports Car Club of BC.
Hillclimb is unique in the discipline in that it is not run on a circuit but on a closed paved uphill road. Considered the most challenging of all the Time Attack events, hillclimb drivers compete for the fastest time from the bottom to the top of the hill. Hillclimbs feature significant elevation changes and courses are often lined with rock walls on one side and sheer cliffs on the other. The CACC-sanctioned Knox Mountain Hillclimb in Kelowna, BC is one of the best known hillclimb events in Canada.
CACC’s High Performance Driver Education (HPDE) program is designed to teach drivers proper high speed driving techniques. Clubs affiliated with the CACC such as the Performance Drivers Club host periodic events at local racetracks for the benefit of their members. HPDE events are not racing. Cars operate under strict “rules of engagement” which minimize the likelihood of dangerous interaction with other cars.
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