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Old 06-03-2009, 03:01 PM   #1
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Question I want to Auto-X!

But when I look at the class rules my head wants to explode

Is the class where you are just going for the best time on a cone course called Solo?

I went to Philly SCCA.com and gathered from Solo that I would probably be thrown in the Street Touring category (17x7.5 wheels, Williaty's intake, lightweight pulley, STi springs), right?

Also, can you register just for one event? Is that the non-member option for 40$ the single event price?

My first event will probably be this one. July 19th because I work 1 mile from there at Lehigh valley Hospital : http://www.sportsfest.org/athlete/event.phtml?id=63

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Old 06-03-2009, 04:46 PM   #2
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Pretty sure you should be in STS.
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Old 06-03-2009, 05:07 PM   #3
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My first piece of advice would be to check out the Auto-x super thread stickied at the top of the Autocross forum. In the threads linked within it you will find a lot of detailed information about the different classes a Subaru fits into and what mods are allowable in each class. That's probably the easiest way to figure out where your car gets classed.

To make things really simple for you, with the listed mods your car would be in ST (Street Touring), as long as your tires are 225 width or less.

mla163 is technically correct saying STS, but the name was changed this year. The SCCA decided to rename STS to plain old ST. STS2 has been renamed to STS. ST is where 4 seat coupes and sedans with less than 3.1L N/A motors go. STS is for 2 seat sports cars/coupes with less than 1.9L motors like the Miata, MR2, and CRX.


General help for reading the rule book...

Read the stock class rules first. Every other class section simply makes changes or additional allowances to the stock class rules. ST lets you make any of the noted Stock class changes PLUS whatever additional items specifically noted. Remember this...if the rules do not specifically say that you can change something, assume you can't.



As far as event registration is concerned, I would shoot an email off to the event chair at the email listed on that page. Let him know you're looking to try Solo and aren't sure what you need to know or what to do. Most SCCA regions I've had the pleasure of visiting are very, very helpful at pointing noobs in the right direction. He'll more than likely let you know everything you need to about what time to be there, how to register, who to talk to in the morning, and how much its going to cost you. Its never bad to ask questions. If at any point during the day you aren't sure what you need to be doing, ask one of the event officials.

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Old 06-03-2009, 09:07 PM   #4
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I went to Philly SCCA.com and gathered from Solo that I would probably be thrown in the Street Touring category (17x7.5 wheels, Williaty's intake, lightweight pulley, STi springs), right?

Also, can you register just for one event? Is that the non-member option for 40$ the single event price?

My first event will probably be this one. July 19th because I work 1 mile from there at Lehigh valley Hospital : http://www.sportsfest.org/athlete/event.phtml?id=63
You can register for just one event and $40 is about right for non-SCCA members. The Philly folks put on good events - you will be in good hands. Don't forget to register for the forums:

http://www.phillyscca.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=8
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Old 06-04-2009, 02:14 PM   #5
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You can register for just one event and $40 is about right for non-SCCA members. The Philly folks put on good events - you will be in good hands. Don't forget to register for the forums:

http://www.phillyscca.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=8
I went to an event at Warminster 2 years ago and was supposed to meet a fellow member on here with a white WRX but I never saw him It was fun to watch though, a bit confusing but saw a few STi' and a worked Ford Probe spin out


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As far as event registration is concerned, I would shoot an email off to the event chair at the email listed on that page. Let him know you're looking to try Solo and aren't sure what you need to know or what to do. Most SCCA regions I've had the pleasure of visiting are very, very helpful at pointing noobs in the right direction. He'll more than likely let you know everything you need to about what time to be there, how to register, who to talk to in the morning, and how much its going to cost you. Its never bad to ask questions. If at any point during the day you aren't sure what you need to be doing, ask one of the event officials.
I emailed the guy for the Allentown Event with a few quick Q's, and I have a snell helmet somewhere. I'm most worried about learning the course, do they allow ride alongs? I read the classifications and my tire is a 225, so I think I'll be set for ST. Obviously I won't be remotely fast for my first time, but I love to drive and hope I learn the course quickly, as well as how my suspension and tires react under load
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Old 06-05-2009, 01:24 AM   #6
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For your first couple runs, I would do Fun Runs. I was concerned about classes and what I needed to do to remain in a certain class, but what I recommend first is to feel how the car reacts now, make some changes if needed and have some fun. Hell, since I've been making changes, I still do fun runs.

Good luck and have fun!
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:50 AM   #7
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Um no, don't do that.

We will find a class for you to run in.

Running in a non-comp class is no fun because you don't get to see how your times compare.


Also, don't wait for Sportsfest. Do one of our events either at the Phillies ballpark on June 28 or at Warminster on July 11. It's not that far of a hike.

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Um no, don't do that.

We will find a class for you to run in.

Running in a non-comp class is no fun because you don't get to see how your times compare.


Also, don't wait for Sportsfest. Do one of our events either at the Phillies ballpark on June 28 or at Warminster on July 11. It's not that far of a hike.
I got time slips when I did fun runs. I was racing against my friend who also was doing fun runs in my car. There was competition between my friend and myself.
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Well that's super, but why would you not just pick a class your car can run in and do that? Even if it's XP, at least your name will show on the final results as having a PAX time, unlike running non-comp.
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Well that's super, but why would you not just pick a class your car can run in and do that? Even if it's XP, at least your name will show on the final results as having a PAX time, unlike running non-comp.
I guess it's to each his own. I use it for test and tune more than anything, so I know what works without having to show that I'm in last place for the class. I like being competitive, and when I know my car isn't even close to being competitive for the class my car should be in I'll do fun runs. I'm not saying always do fun runs, once you're comfortable with your car, then enter into the class.
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Yes, you can run in a class (for points) and have a ride along "instructor". Get with one of the SCCA Administrators at the event and tell them you would like to have an instructor ride along. If they are not as helpful nationwide as they are here I would be surprised.
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