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Autocross 101

Novice Handbook

Autocross is a driving skill event over a short, miniature road course clearly defined using traffic cones. Each vehicle is timed individually as it negotiates a course that puts the emphasis on driver skill and vehicle handling using time as a means to measure proficiency. The skills learned and practiced here; smooth transitions, enhanced braking and skid correction have an immediate impact on your driving skills and will translate into safer street driving.

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The rules and guidelines cover participant, site, safety and vehicle capabilities. They are a result of this club’s 50+ years of experience and the experiences of many similar clubs from all around the country. There are course standards that must be met to protect the participant, the facility and the neighborhood. All cars must pass a safety inspection. SCCNH sanctioned events are conducted under the watchful eyes of Safety Stewards insuring autocross to be one of the safest motorsports.

The events are low-keyed, with the emphasis on fun. Instructors are available to assist and ride along with novice drivers or any driver who feels they could use some improvement. At the beginning of each season an autocross school is held where you can learn how to autocross or improve your skills with instruction from the experts. This is an opportunity to test the handling ability of your car and your capability as a driver in a controlled environment.

Autocross Novice Handbook

Technical Inspection

  • Safety Helmet: Must be approved by the Snell Foundation within the past 15 years which have a readable and genuine SA,M, or K Snell sticker attached to the inside of the helmet.
  • Safety Belts: Firmly attached safety belts must be worn.
  • Solidly Mounted Battery: The battery must be held down properly. If it can be moved at all, it will not pass.
  • Legal Tires: The tires must have measurable tread, and must be in good condition. Excessive weather checks or visible cord/plies will fail inspection.
  • Brakes: The brake pedal must be firm, with no loss of pressure when held down.
  • Steering / Suspension: The steering must be tight, with no excessive play. Wheel bearings cannot have excessive play.
  • Hub Caps and Trim Rings: Hub caps, trim rings and wheel covers must be removed, unless they are bolted to the wheel.
  • Loose Items in Car: All loose items must be removed from the passenger compartment and trunk.
  • Fluid Leaks: No excessive fluid leaks.
  • Adequate Muffler: Must be quieter than 96db measured 50 feet from the course at a place where the car is under full throttle.
  • Throttle: Accelerator pedal must have a return spring and operate freely.

Event Participant Rules

All participants must have a valid drivers license. Underage drivers must have a guardian release. Any violation of the following rules results in immediate expulsion!

  • No alcohol
  • No drugs
  • 5MPH speed limit in the paddock
  • No tire warm up within the facility or outside the event area
  • Maintain normal driving behavior outside of the event area

Results & Awards

Event results will be here within one week (usually within a day or so) following the event. Click the Results button at the top of this page.

The top three positions in each class will be awarded dash plaques denoting their position.

We keep track of the points that you accumulate throughout the year based on how you place at each event. This is kept track by your number. Therefore it is important that you use the same number and SCCNH class. If you are going to run in a different SCCNH class you need a different number. However, if you change SCCA classes but remain in the same SCCNH class you can use the same number. Starting at first place in class you get: 10,8,6,5,4,3,2 and everyone else gets 1. We count your best seven of the eight events. At the end of the year, SCCNH members receive awards based on placing in the top three positions of each class.

Event Agenda

  • The gates will be open at 8:00am
  • For events at NHMS, all participants must sign in at the NHMS registration building before going to the parking lot
  • Registration opens at 8:30 – All participants must check in at registration and sign the release
  • Technical inspection opens at 8:30am
  • The course is open for walking at 9:00am
  • Driver’s meeting takes place at 9:30am
  • First car off is at 10:00am

Contact

Schedule


Register for all our events at

Register button Pre-registration is preferred. We have a limit of 60 cars, so we can maximize the number of runs. On-site registration will be available for any open spots.

Check-in is required at the event, even if pre-registered.

REGISTRATION FEE: $40.00 for SCCNH, SCCV, KSCC, CMC & CART members (appropriate identification required) and $50.00 for non-members.

Locations

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Rt 106, Loudon NH


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Classes

We run seven (7) classes that are all indexed using the PAX/RTP modifiers. This Index was developed by Rick Ruth and reflects study of results from well over 500 nationwide Solo events including, the Solo National Championships, National Tour, Alabama Region, Atlanta Region, Chicago Region, California Sports Car Club, Central Florida Region, Equipe Rapide (Florida & Texas), Great Lakes Solo Series, Hawaii Region, Houston Region, Midwest Divisional Series, Milwaukee Region, Minnesota Autosports Club, New England Region, Northwest Region, Northern New Jersey Region, Oregon Region, Philadelphia Region, Rocky Mountain Series, San Francisco Region, San Diego Region, South Jersey Region, St. Louis Region, Tri-State Sports Car Council, Texas Region, Washington DC Region, Wisconsin Autocrossers Inc., and many, many others. This system is meant to allow different classes of cars to run together and be competitive. Your time is modified by multiplying it by the PAX/RTP index for your SCCA class. In theory this would allow a Honda Fit to fairly compete with a Porsche GT3.

Five of our classes are based on the types of vehicles that generally come to our events and are designed to group cars with similar modifications together. The objective is to get eight to twelve vehicles in each class.

The Stock Performance class is for most sports cars and high performance sedans and coupes.

The Stock Sedan class is mostly family sedans and coupes.

We get a lot of vehicles that have been modified but are still street able. Most fall into what SCCA calls Street Touring and Street Modified and therefore we created those classes.

All remaining vehicles go into our Race class.

The Novice class is open to drivers that have not been racing; including autocross, solo, HPDE and hillclimb; in the past 20 years and are driving a street car (regisered) with street tires (wear rating of 140+).

The Ladies class requires six or more ladies that want to run by themselves. They must declare that they want a Ladies class on the day of the event.

This list shows which SCCA classes have been grouped into an SCCNH class.

  1. P - Stock Performance, includes SCCA classes: SS, AS, BS, CS, ES, SSR, ASR, BSR, CSR, ESR
  2. S - Stock Sedan, includes SCCA classes: DS, FS, GS, HS, DSR, FSR, GSR, HSR
  3. T - Street Touring, includes SCCA classes: STC, STF, STS, STR, STU, STX
  4. M - Street Modified, includes SCCA classes: SM, SSM, SMF
  5. R - Race, includes SCCA classes: ASP, BSP, CSP, DSP, ESP, FSP, XP, BP, CP, DP, EP, FP, GP, AM, BM, CM, DM, EM, FM, FSAE, KM
  6. N - Novice, street car (street tires UTQG 140+) and no racing experience in past 20 years: SS, AS, BS, CS, DS, ES, FS, GS, HS, STC, STF, STS, STR, STU, STX, SM, SSM, SMF, ASP, BSP, CSP, DSP, ESP, FSP
  7. L - Ladies, requires six ladies interested at any event, all SCCA classes included

When you register for an event using MotorsportReg, you must declare your SCCNH Class in the Class field and your SCCA class in the PAX field.

Having Fun Yet?

 

Nice runs Charlie (left) and Mark (right).

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In the fall of each year we hold an autocross where teams of four compete in the same car with the total of all runs determining the winning team. We invite all clubs we know of in New England and would welcome any club from anywhere in the world. The Runble is run in conjunction with the last autocross of the year making for a fun two day weekend. Lunch will be provided for the Rumble participants. If you whish to stay overnight, a local hotel will have special rate rooms for us.

Awards will be given to the top three teams. We will also have door prizes… See you there!

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Rules

  • A total of 10 teams will be allowed
  • Each team entered must have four (4) drivers
  • ALL teams must pre-register their team and include a list of the four (4) driver names
  • A driver may participate on only one team
  • Practice runs in the morning before the compition starts
  • All times are adjusted by the PAX index
  • The team's time is the total of all four drivers runs
  • The event will be run in two heats. Two drivers from each team will be in each heat.
  • Two drivers from each team will be working the course during each heat
  • The Rumble cars will be inspected according to SCCNH rules (see above)

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