Autocross


C.A.R.T. Autocross

Regulations

•C.A.R.T. maintains a good neighbor policy: any competitor or crew found driving in the pits or on the street in an unsafe manner will be ejected, and forfeit any fees paid. Vehicles that are judged to be too loud will receive one warning to correct the problem before they will not be allowed to run. Drivers exhibiting unsafe driving skills on or off the property will be banned from events.

• Registration closes promptly at 9:30 a.m.
Any entry after that time cannot be accepted.

•Any car (street legal or race) may compete. No trucks, SUV’s motorcycles or shifter carts can compete.

•Cars are classed per SCCA rules. (Stock cars are allowed any tire / wheel combination that is contained within the wheel well. A minimum tire tread wear rating of 200 is required )

New for 2017
In order to promote more competition between drivers and prevent single car classes at each event, we have decided to combine the SCCA classes into groups based on their PAX times. This will essentially group classes that run very similar times together and hopefully promote more competition at our events. The ten classes will be grouped as follows:

C1-BP, FP, DP, EP, SSM, SSP, XP
C2-ASP, BSP, CSP, ESP, CP, SMF, SSR, SM
C3-STR, STU, FSP, CAMS, ESP
C4-SS, AS, BS, CAMC, CAMT, STX, STP
C5-CS, DS, FS
C6-ES, GS, HS, STF
Pro R
Pro S
Pro G
Novice

These classes will be run at the first three points events of the year. After the first three events we will determine if these classes do what was intended and decide to either keep running this system or return to the old. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to speak to any of the officers or board members. We are constantly trying to make our autocross program better and any feedback is welcome.

Pro-Class Introduction – 2015 Season

C.A.R.T. will be introducing two new classes for the 2015 season, Pro R and Pro S. These two classes will be treated like any other class, with championship points being accumulated the same way, and with an end of the year award (jacket). Both of these classes are meant to create a wider spectrum of competition throughout the club. The difference between these classes and other classes is that because they are not modification dependent, they are 100% optional per the driver. No bumping into or out of these classes will occur.

Pro S (Pro Street Car)
Pro S ­ – All vehicles entered into CART “Pro Street Car” class must be domestic or import, four-wheeled vehicles that are licensed, registered, insured for regular street use, and have a factory affixed OE manufacturer production tag or plate. CART does not allow kit cars, modern reproductions, or other vehicles that were not issued or do not have a factory affixed OE manufacturer production tag or plate. All vehicles must use hood, fenders and body panels as produced from the factory. Scoops, flares and other modifications are acceptable. All cars must run “Street Tires” as defined by the SCCA at the time of competition.
CART “Pro Street Car” class is designed specifically for Drivers of performance street cars.
Vehicles built specifically for competition or “race cars with license plates” are not within
the spirit of the class.

CART officials will make the final determination of eligibility.

*For Example, Turbo Honda Civic with built suspension, normally classes only into X Prepared, can run Pro S.

Pro R (Pro Race)

Pro R – (Pro Race) this class is essentially an open class. R Comp tires are legal in this class, as well as any modification. This class is meant to be an unrestricted class with no prohibition of modification.

New for 2017
Pro G (Pro Geezer)

Pro G- This class is designed to promote competition among all our participants who are 60 years of age or older. Any vehicle qualifies as long as the driver meets the age requirement.

The marking for these classifications on cars should be Pro R and Pro S and Pro G.

•Car number and class must be clearly marked on the car. Car numbers should be 8 inches high, class letters should be 4 inches.

•Minimum age to compete is 18 years old for non club member participants and 16 years old for paid club members (any club members 16 and 17 years old must be accompanied by a paid member parent and have a waiver signed by said parent prior to competing). All drivers must have a valid driver’s license. (We do check!)

•Helmets are required and we do have loaners. You must purchase a headsock to use a loaner helmet. Every helmet must have Snell M or SA rating and proof of being manufactured within the last 15 years. We accept the current and two previous Snell rating periods for autocross helmets. Track helmets must be current and one previous Snell rating period. Helmets must be in good condition (no cracks)

•Apparel – We suggest long sleeve shirts and long pants be worn when driving in this event. The material should be 100% cotton. Close toed shoes are required for all participants, no sandals, please.

•All cars must be in good mechanical condition. This includes brakes and mechanically secured battery (no elastic cord). All cars must be muffled to a level determined by the Event Chair or any Officer.

•All attendees will be required to work at least one work shift per event. Failure to work your assigned shift will result in loss of ALL recorded times.

•This is a non-spectator event. Only drivers and “crew” allowed. No pets, and please remove all your trash when you depart.

•We broadcast event times on FM radio. Bring a portable radio and stay in touch with the event. You can also access you times via a smartphone. Connect to the “CARTCT” network at the event and enter the URL on the side of the trailer into your phone’s browser.

Novices

We welcome novices and other first time participants. A walk through with instruction and tips is held before the drivers meeting for novices by a CART instructor and an instructor will ride with you on your first run.

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New to Autocross? Never run with CART before? Haven’t run with us this year?

Registration is easy.

1) Get a car number and car classification. Once you have a number, this will be your number for this year, and you can skip this stop at subsequent events.

2) Go to the right side of the trailer, and have your car number and information entered into the timing computer. You must do this at each event.

3) Go to the left side of the trailer to pay your entry fee, get your wristband, and your work assignment. You will not be allowed to run without a wristband. The wristband you received at the gate allows you to be on the premises, you need a different wristband to compete.

Already have a number for the season, and want to print it out on plain paper to tape to your car? We have a downloadable word document on this site. Replace the ###’s with your number, change the font size to as large as your printer will handle by typing the font size in the font size box on the tool bar and print it.
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Event Agenda

•8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Registration – CART MEMBERS receive a discount on the entry fee. You must have a current year CART issued car number to register. Car numbers are issued at the registration trailer in separate line from regular registration. Your vehicle will be classed at that time, please be prepared to inform us of modifications or changes to your car. If you already know your car’s class, it will speed up the process.

•9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Vehicle Safety Inspection

•10:15 AM – Novice Walk

•10:30 AM – Mandatory Driver & Crew Meeting EVERYONE PRESENT ON THE LOT MUST ATTEND

•11:00 AM – First car off. CART does not run in heats, we use a numerical running order.

•Trophy presentation on site after the event

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