Autocross Rules

Autocross Event RULES

  1. Drivers License
  2. Entry Fees
  3. Cancelation Policy
  4. Guest Policy
  5. Membership Applications
  6. FRS Radios
  7. Season Points
  8. How Points Are Awarded
  9. Shared Cars
  10. Spectators
  11. Under 18
  12. Car Classes
  13. Philosophy/Goals
  14. Self Tech
  15. Drugs & Alcohol
  16. Sound Limits & Measurement Procedures at WCMC Events

1. Drivers License:
All drivers must have a valid driver's license. Permits are not good enough. This is a requirement made by our insurance policy.

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2. Entry Fees:

If Preregistering On-Line
  With Miata Without Miata
Member $27 $32
Non-Member $32 $37
     
If Registering at Event
  With Miata Without Miata
Member $35 $40
Non-Member $40 $45

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3. Cancelation Policy:

PRE-REGISTRATION CANCELATION
If you pre-registered and it turns out you will not be able to attend the event, you can cancel your registration before pre-registration closes through the MotorSportsReg.com website.

CANCELATION AFTER PREREGISTRATION CLOSES
If you pre-registered, did not cancel before pre-registration closed, and do not attend the event there are two posible outcomes.
1. Someone shows up as a walk up, and takes your spot at the event. This person will pay for their event and you will pay nothing. The way this will work is the first person pre-registered will be the first person removed from the pre-registraiton list.
2. If you pre-registered and there are no walk ups to take your spot in the event, you will pay for your spot in the event. This is because you may have discouraged someone who would have happily attended the event from showing up because there where no spots open, costing this person a fun day of autocross with WCMC, and costing WCMC an entry fee.

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3. Guest Policy:


Non-members may participate in any WCMC AutoX event.
Non-member entry fees are listed above.
Interested in becoming a WCMC member? Open the "About Us" menu above and select "Join WCMC" for more information ...and yes non-miata owners can join the WCMC.
Guests (Non WCMC Members) may do as many or few events as desired. They do not need to join WCMC to continue AutoXing with the club.

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4. Membership Applications:
Membership applications will not be accepted at the AutoX events. If you would like to join the club, open the "About Us" menu above and select "Join WCMC" for more information.

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5. FRS Radios:
Radios will be provided for course workers, but if you would like to bring your own radio you are welcome to. We use Motorola FRS Radios and are usually on a sub channel to try to eliminate local chatter. We will announce the channel we are going to use in the Drivers Meeting, but it is usually channel 7.1

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6. Season Points:
Points will be posted with results for each event. See below to see how points are awarded.

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7. How Points Are Awarded:

Class A
No season championship is awarded for Class A. Novices may begin autocrossing at any time of the year. However, times recorded in class A are scored towards the appropriate class for season championship, and we may award a "Rookie of the Year" for the best newcomer, regardless of classification. Thus a driver can start the season in A, move up to their appropriate class mid-season, and still be in competition for the points championship at the end of the year if they run a full season. And how many events are in a full season you may ask, click here to find out.
Classes B, C, D, and E
Season points are earned relative to the Street Tire Fast Time of the Day (STFTD). Each competitor will earn season points based on: Points = 1000 * (STFTD) / (best run).
Class F
Season points are earned relative to the Fast Miata of Class F (FMCF): Points = 1000 * (FMCF) / (best run).
Class G
Season points are earned relative to the Fast Miata of Class G (FMCG): Points = 1000 * (FMCG) / (best run).
Classes R, S, T, U, V, and W
Season points are earned relative to the Miata Fast Time of Day (MFTD). Should a Non-Miata (Class R, S, T, U, V, or W) get fast time of the day (FTD)...they will receive 1000+ points. Points = 1000 * (MFTD) / (best run).
Moving to Class F Midseason
Drivers who run part of the season on street tires or without forced induction in classes B thru E, and then move to class F or G, can elect to earn season points in class F by having their street tire times indexed by the MFTD.
To help in maintaining Season Points, points will only be recorded for club members. If you are not a club member you will not have Season Points recorded and will not be eligible to win the Points Championship at the end of the year.

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8. Shared Cars:
Only one at a time! But yes, each person can enter and get a complete set of runs. Be sure to tell the registration worker that you are co-driving a car. Drivers who share one car will not be allowed to run in the same run group. They will be required to run in separate run groups to eliminate the delay of switching drivers on the grid. If two drivers drive the same car they will be required to pay two entry fees. One driver can not drive in the morning and second driver drive in the afternoon for a single entry fee.

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9. Spectators:
Are welcome and may attend for free. For insurance purposes, they must sign a liability waiver. Spectators are not allowed in the grid, but can watch from the designated parking and spectator areas. For minors (under 18) please see Topic #10 on this page for more information.

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10. Under 18:
Drivers and Spectators under 18 must have both parents/guardians sign our waiver for insurance reasons.

Waiver (Minor)

Waiver(Parental Consent)

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11. Car Classes:

A
Novice (those who are new to autoxing)
We offer to match each first-time driver with a more experienced "buddy" who can ride along during the morning runs.
Drivers may only remain in A for their first 5 events. And if they win class A twice, they must move up to their appropriate class. ("Win" means an event win over at least 2 other class A entrants.)
Their points from Class A will carry over to their appropriate class points for the year when they move out of Class A.
B
'90 - '93 Miata
C
'94 - '97 Miata
D
'99 - '05 Miata
E
'06+ Miata
F
Miatas with superchargers, turbochargers on street tires
G
Miatas (any, with or with out forced induction) on R-Comp tires
R
Race prepared cars that don't fit anywhere else or Race tires on a Non-Miata.
S
Hondas; S2000, Civics, etc. (There must be 5 cars that fit this class for the class to be created.) Race Tires will bump you to Class R
T

Non-Miata under 2.5 liter
Some cars will be invited to move to U for various reasons. Some of these are:
Rotary engines [Rotary displacement does NOT equate to reciprocal displacement]
Forced induction
AWD
S2000's (If there are enough Hondas they may elect to move to class S)
Excessive mods
Etc.
Race Tires will bump you to Class R

U
Non-Miata over 2.5 liter. Anything goes other than full race prepared cars. Race Tires will bump you to Class R.
V
Visiting club so they can all remain in the same group
W
"Rally" cars: WRX, STi, Evo, etc. (There must be 5 cars that fit this class for the class to be created.) Race Tires will bump you to Class R

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12. Philosophy/Goals:
Give members a safe way to improve their driving skills. Provide a supportive introduction to the sport of autocrossing. Provide a fun, sporting competition for members.

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13. Self Tech:
It is the responsibility of each participant to complete a "self tech".

Interior
Removal of all loose contents in passenger compartment (including floor mats) and trunk.
Brake pedal feels stiff
Seat belts in good condition
Under Hood/Trunk
Throttle return spring (safe and positive)
Battery tie down secure
Brake fluid level above the minimum level
No fluid leaks of any kind
Fuel cap (and all fluid caps) tightly secured
Spare tire (and assoc. tools) removed or double checked to be secure.
Wheels and tires
Tires in good condition (e.g. No steel belts or cords showing, excessive wear)
Tire pressure checked (min. 25psi. for street tires, if in doubt ask)
Wheel bearings in good condition, no excessive play
Remove wheel covers or "hub caps"
Lug nuts torqued to spec
Car does not "pull" to one side
Helmet, Misc.
D.O.T. rated helmet (Snell SA or M80 for SCCA Competition) note: the club has several "loaner" helmets
Car number visible on both sides of the car. note: the club MAY have tape or shoe polish.

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14. Drugs & Alcohol
No Illegal Drugs or Alcohol allowed at our events.

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15. Sound Limits & Measurement Procedures at WCMC Events

To eliminate complaints from the surrounding community this year we are enforcing a sound limit on cars. The maximum limit will be 100 dBA.

The measurement will be taken at a point where the vehicle can reasonably be expected to be under load at full throttle. The measuring point will be 50 feet from the edge of the course using an ANSI Type 2 sound meter set to “A” weighting, “Slow” response. The microphone will be 3 to 4 feet above ground level, positioned perpendicular to vehicle direction of travel. The microphone will be away from structures (e.g., buildings) as is practical.
If a vehicle exceeds 97 dBA, the Autocross Coordinators will notify the driver of any measurement over 97 dBA.

If a vehicle exceeds 100dBA, the driver will be allowed an attempt to reduce the sound level of the vehicle before his/her next run that day. If a viable remedy has been attempted in the judgment of the Autocross Coordinators, the driver will be allowed a “second chance” for the next run. If the driver declines any “repair action” or the “repair” is deemed inadequate by the Autocross Coordinators, the driver will forfeit all subsequent runs in the vehicle (unless an adequate “repair action” is completed before the next run). If the vehicle exceeds 100 dBA again on the “second chance” run, the driver will be allowed another attempt as before to reduce the sound level. The Autocross Coordinators may approve a final “third chance” run after another remedy to reduce the sound level. If the limit is exceeded on the “third chance” run, the run will be scored a DNF.

Any “repair actions” to reduce the sound level of a vehicle may not be removed (including the next day of the event) and may be subject to reinspection by the Autocross Coordinators. If the “repair” has deteriorated after passing the sound level requirements at the measuring point, it must be addressed again. The Autocross Coordinators have the right to disallow a repeat of the “repair action” that deteriorated. The “repair action” may be changed or modified to improve the quality of the “repair” and/or further reduce the vehicle sound level. Drivers that receive a DNF for non-compliant sound limits must make further “repair actions” to reduce the sound level to compliant readings before starting runs at the next event.

These general sound limit regulations WILL NOT override specific local area sound limit requirements, regulations, and/or penalties.

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