Getting Started

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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.

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. Each season one or two beginner autocross schools are held where you can learn how to autocross with instruction from our experts. Autocross is an opportunity to test the handling ability of your car and your capability as a driver in a controlled environment.

RACING VENUES

New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) has several large parking lots that SCCNH utilizes as autocross tracks.

Canaan Motor Club (CMC) is a 1.3 mile long road course that SCCNH sets up cones on to provide a challenge for participants in a safe manner.

Rules + Regulations

Technical Inspection

To ensure safety of all participants, all cars must pass tech inspection. At SCCNH we aren’t likely to bother you for small issues, but safety is always the top priority, fun is a close second.

  • 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.
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Event Participant Rules

All participants must have a valid drivers license. 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
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Results & Awards

Event results will be here within one week (usually within a day or so) following the event. Click the Results button below.

The top three positions in each class will be awarded a trophy or keepsake (at discretion of autocross director).

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.

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Event Agenda

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

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Come check out the historical autocross results – we make our best effort to post results online ASAP.

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