Our local region uses the Sports Car Club of America Solo National Rules and classing with the following exceptions:
When registering for a race on Motorsportreg.com your class comes from the SCCA Solo rule book where your mods determine which Category you are in. Once you know your category you look up your vehicle by make/model to determine your class. For example, a 2005 Subaru STi with a tune would be in the Street Prepared category, and then in the ASP class.
Due to being a smaller region several classes are merged in to similar PAX groups. By look at the list below you can see which PAX group your vehicle falls in when registering. given the example above the ASP Subaru is in the R1 PAX group. What is PAX? Check out Novice Questions Thread.
Street Tire in a race class registration question explained: If your class falls in to the R1 or R2 PAX group (not Street or Street Touring) then registration assumes you are racing on a race tire (a tire with less than 200 tread wear that may be considered “for track use only”). However, we do not expect all of our members to race on race tires due to cost concerns, difficulty in transporting a second set of tires, and so on. Because of that we have the question “Are you using street tires in a race tire class?”. By choosing “yes” it means you are going to be racing a tire that has greater than 200 tread wear and that will change your PAX modifier to make sure you are still able to compete fairly with those on race tires. Keep in mind this ONLY applies to classes outside of Street and Street Touring. If you are in Street or Street Touring make sure “no” is selected.
- S1 – SS, AS, BS, FS
- S2 – CS, DS, ES, GS, HS
- ST – STU, STR, STX, STS, STF, STP, CAM
- R1 – SSP, ASP, BSP, CSP, DSP, ESP, FSP, SM, SMF, SSM, SSR
- R2 – XP, CP, DP, EP, FP, AM, BM, CM, DM, EM, FM, FSAEM, KM
- Ladies – Open to ladies in any class
- Combined – Open to any class, for our more experienced drivers looking for an extra challenge.
- Pro – Open to any class, for the most skilled drivers. see special rules below.
- Novice – Open to any class, for drivers who are new to autocross. See special rules below.
The position you finish in determines how many points you get towards the season and the end of year trophies. points are given for finishing places using the following:
1st: 10 points
6th and below: 1
S1, S2, ST, R1, R2, Ladies, and Combined End of Year Trophy Rules
Season points are determined by using the best 10 scoring events a driver sets. Winning drivers must also be a current SCCA member to qualify.
Pro Class Rules
Only the first 3 runs count for points to prepare these drivers for the pressures of national and pro events. End of year season points only use the top 5 best race points.
Novice Class Rules
New to autocross? This is the group for you! By being in novice class we ask that you put a “N” on your car. It lets us know that you are new and may need additional assistance. We also require you have an instructor ride with you on your first 3 runs at every event. That gives you feedback to drive better and faster while insuring you stay safe and don’t get lost. New drivers can be in the Novice class all year but are strongly encouraged to move out of it after their first year. If you don’t feel ready to leave the class or joined late in the year, that’s okay! you can continue to race in Novice the next year. For season points and end of year trophy Novice is unique. Your event points are not based on what place you got, but what your PAX score is (a number from 0 to 1000 based on the best time you ran). the best 3 PAX scores you got over the year will be used to determine your position in the novice class with the winner getting the Novice of the Year trophy. To qualify you do not need to be a SCCA member, but you must attend at least 5 events.
We were all new once and it can be a bit daunting to get a grasp on the rules. If you have any questions or need help understanding the rules or figuring out your class then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or post it up on the forums.