Rules & Regulations

CONTACT Alex Quaintance : [email protected]

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: Starting in 2022, SCCNH follows the same requirements as the SCCA. The following helmets are allowed:
    • Snell ratings: SA2015, SAH2015, SA2010, SAH2010, M2015, M2010
    • SFI ratings: 31.1, 31.1A, 3.12, 31.2A, 41.1, 41.1A, 41.2, 41.2A, 24.1
    • FIA Ratings: 8860-2010, 8860-2015
    • ECE: R22.05 (ECE okay to use until 12/31/2022 – afterwards, ECE helmets will no longer be accepted)
    • BSI: BS6658-85 Type A/FR, BS6658-85 Type A
  • 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. NOTE: This requirement may change on a per venue basis.
  • Throttle: Accelerator pedal must have a return spring and operate freely.

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

Additional rules & requirements may be set on a per-event basis at the discretion of the event chair or program director.

Results & Awards

Event results will be posted to our website within one week (usually within a day or so) following the event. Click the Results button below to see all results!

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 superclass, you can use the same number.

Starting from first place in class, the following points will be awarded: 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and everyone else gets 1.

We count all events minus one (this is your “dropped event”). At the end of the year, SCCNH members receive awards based on placing in the top three positions of each class.

Event Agenda

Our typical event agenda is below. Please note that this may change on a per-event basis, please keep an eye out for any event-related emails from our Newsletter or MotorsportReg (MSR).

  • The gates will be open at 8:00am. You’re welcome to come earlier, but you risk not being able to get in immediately.
  • For events at NHMS, all participants stop at the NHMS registration building and sign their release before going to the paddock lot (S2 or side lot next to S2)
  • Registration opens at 8:00 – All participants must check in at registration and sign the SCCNH release
  • Technical inspection opens at 8:00am – bring your helmet to the trailer for inspection and sticker
  • The course is open for walking at 8:30am
  • Driver’s meeting takes place at 9:00am
  • First car off around 9:30am

Car Classing

Make sure you’re classed correctly! Visit our autocross classing page to determine what class you fall in.

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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.


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

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