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.
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.
All participants must have a valid drivers license. Any violation of the following rules results in immediate expulsion!
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.Sign me up!
We use SCCA classing that are all indexed using the PAX/RTP modifiers. From these SCCA classes, SCCNH has created six (6) groups of classes. SCCNH also offers a Novice class for all newcomers to compete amongst one another. Upon registering, if you are unsure of your class, select “I don’t know” and we will help place you in the correct class when you check in.
Five of our classes are based on SCCA classes grouped by a close PAX modifier. This allows for closer competition around similar performance vehicles.
SCCNH’s classes are Class I through V:
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 car that falls into one of the above classes.
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, many SCCA regions and many independent clubs like ours. 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.Sign me up!