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Old 11-10-2019, 07:59 PM   #1
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So I want to start doing autocross locally. I just have some questions about the class system. It seems to be hard to find exact details, and all pretty vague. Maybe someone on here can help.
I have a 2011 WRX.
It has stock block, stock suspension.
18x9 wheels with 265 tires.
6 speed swap, bigger turbo(1.5xtr), fuel system, E85, full exhaust, intake, Verticooler, EWG, CF driveshaft.
I'm right around 385whp.
I know I'm not gonna be competitive with these mods, but it'll be fun to do. I'm just curious what class im in and what are the other cars gonna be like.
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Old 11-10-2019, 08:07 PM   #2
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Read the rule book. Or just show up and don't worry about what class you're in. This completely depends on how the club running the event makes classes. SCCA will have a number of classes "more than the stars". A BMW CCA event might break BMWs into 10 classes and have "non BMW large bore and non BMW small bore".

Can you afford another car? Where Miatas are well known, Dodge Neons are absolutely awesome autocross cars. Great car to learn with for dirt cheap. Lots of cheap mods if you want to do that. I ran a neon track car for a season.
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Old 11-10-2019, 08:21 PM   #3
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Read the rule book. Or just show up and don't worry about what class you're in. This completely depends on how the club running the event makes classes. SCCA will have a number of classes "more than the stars". A BMW CCA event might break BMWs into 10 classes and have "non BMW large bore and non BMW small bore".

Can you afford another car? Where Miatas are well known, Dodge Neons are absolutely awesome autocross cars. Great car to learn with for dirt cheap. Lots of cheap mods if you want to do that. I ran a neon track car for a season.
While I am looking at getting another car, it's probably gonna be something a bit practical and the WRX will be the fun car. Even if it's not the best. I'll go out to one of the events next month and check it out.
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Old 11-11-2019, 01:41 PM   #4
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You can download the entire rule book. When you go to sign in at the event tell them your not sure what class you should be in and there will be someone who can tell you. When in doubt class yourself high. If you are at the bottom of the class (most likely if just starting) then no one will care if you are classed correctly.
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Old 11-14-2019, 03:03 PM   #5
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With your engine mods alone, you would be placed in SM (street Modified) Which isn't a great class to start in to learn auto crossing. But if you're just doing this for fun and not to be competitive, go for it and have a blast.
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Old 11-15-2019, 03:28 PM   #6
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Please update your location information. We might be able to steer you to clubs near you too.

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Old 11-15-2019, 06:47 PM   #7
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Old 11-15-2019, 08:43 PM   #8
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Yup, SM is the class for you currently. Go out to a few events, enter the novice class if there is one. Have fun, learn to drive better, and take advantage of driving instructors if they are available.
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Old 11-17-2019, 01:00 PM   #9
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Im living in jacksonville florida. Thanks for all the info guys.
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Old 11-18-2019, 11:57 AM   #10
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Yeah... you know in AutoCross it doesn't really matter what class you're in. You're out there by yourself. Even if your car is in some class with folks at a skill level that you'll not be able to compete in or against, you'll still be running for your own personal bests and improving your skills.
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Old 11-19-2019, 01:41 PM   #11
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Old 11-20-2019, 08:46 AM   #12
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FYI: There's a sub-forum for AutoX here... Motorsports > AutoX. Lots of answers may be in there already, and also many actively ignore this (General) particular forum.

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Old 11-26-2019, 06:08 PM   #13
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Might as well do the suspension, modified all the way...M
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