Autocross 2022 Standings

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 Autox4.24Autox5.15Autox6.19Autox7.31Autox8.21Autox9.11Autox10.23Pinewood12.6 Place
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JamesK1B101B101B101C101C10  1C10  601
MartinK1E101E101E101E101E10  1E10  601
ClaytonF1AA10  1AA101AA102AA8  1AA10  482
EdwardH2C82C81C104C52B8  2B8  473
ElihuS3B62B82B82B84B5  3B6  394
AnthonyK2B83B65B45C44C5  2C8  355
AndrewP4C51C10  2C82C8  6C3  346
JaimeR    4C51A102A8  1A10  337
TomaszS3C63C62C83C63B6      328
SamS2AA81AA103AA6          249
VincentA2E85E43B63B6        249
ChrisR3AA62AA8  2AA8        2210
VaroujO    6AA33AA64AA5  3AA6  20 
MarkW1C10      1B10      20 
WahgoC1D10    6E33E6      19 
RobF  3E6  2E8        14 
JosephO    7AA34AA53AA6      14 
ThomasL  4E55E47E3        12 
AllisonM2D86C3            11 
EricH  1D10            10 
BrittanyB    1D10          10 
NathanielH    1A10          10 
MarkM      1B10        10 
BillyN      1D10        10 
PaulM        1AA10      10 
SebastianD        1D10      10 
MichaelD        1A10      10 
MichaelC            1D10  10 
SteveN            1B10  10 
TaussifK            1D10  10 
NathanielT      5E44E5      9 
ChrisD      8E33A6      9 
JasonR  2E8            8 
PeterL  2D8            8 
MoateT    2E8          8 
IanB    2AA8          8 
DominickA    2A8          8 
ThomasD      2D8        8 
AnthonyV      2A8        8 
DakotaC        2E8      8 
CraigG            2A8  8 
JasonR            2E8  8 
PaulM            2AA8  8 
MarygoldT3D6              6 
XikeZ5AA6              6 
SaifK    3C6          6 
LeonardoT    3E6          6 
PouyanP      3E6        6 
HarrisonM        3C6      6 
MevanC            3C6  6 
PaulN            4AA5  5 
ScottT4B5              5 
JonathanT4AA5              5 
JamesH  4C5            5 
YutianL  4B5            5 
PhilD    4E5          5 
ChristopherR    4AA5          5 
TimL    4B5          5 
MartyW      4E5        5 
BrunoS            4C5  5 
MarkM            4B5  5 
JosephO            5AA4  4 
ZacharyK5C4              4 
LucasM  5C4            4 
JohnC    6E4          4 
MarkL    5AA4          4 
JohnB        5C4      4 
ArielP            5C4  4 
JonathanC6C3              3 
ChristianB7C3              3 
JamesL    6B3          3 
Jon RyanL    7B3          3 
DavidL    8B3          3 
MevanC      6C3        3 
VenuP        6C3      3 
                    
                   

Auto-X April 24th 2022 – TD-Bank Ballpark

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Save the date. Our first Auto-x (Autocross) event will be 24th 2022 at TD Bank Ballpark.

Autocross 2022

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This year, we will be hosting SEVEN premier events at TD Bank Ballpark.

– 2022 Current Points Standings –

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NJ BMWCCA Club Sponsor

Forms:

Autocross Tech Inspection

NJBMWCCA Autocross Registration Form (not needed if you register at www.motorsportreg.com)

NJBMWCCA Adult Waiver (not needed if you sign the waiver via www.motorsportreg.com)

NJBMWCCA Minor Waiver

Directions to Venues:

Directions_NJ Expo Center Edison, NJ

Directions_PNC Arts Center

Directions_TD Bank Ballpark

What is an Autocross?

An Autocross is an automotive trial-by-time competition that emphasizes automotive handling ability and driver skill. The course is marked by cones on a large paved area, such as a parking lot, and courses are generally under 60 seconds long, and are run almost entirely in second gear.

NJ Chapter events give more runs, usually 8 or more, than most other large club autocrosses.

Autocrossing has been a premier activity for the New Jersey Chapter from the beginning. It requires a car in good repair, and little else. Few automotive events require so little preparation. Regular autocrossing pays off in increased smoothness, a skill that serves you well on the street and the track. It also results in lower times and points for our chapter’s annual championship series trophy.

Few “driver ed” classes offer the added fun of a competition. The adrenaline rush is highly persuasive in making many autocrossers regular participants. This is literally one of the most fun things you can do in your car, and it will amaze you what your car can actually do with you in control. Many autocrossers seek to improve the handling capabilities of their cars with suspension mods and sticky tires, but there is no substitute for experience and practice.

Registration

Drivers must be 18 years or older.

Please register in advance on www.motorsportreg.com, using the links above, or at our list of events here: https://www.motorsportreg.com/orgs/bmwcca/new-jersey

You do not need to be a member of the BMW Car Club of America to participate, and you do not have to drive a BMW. However there is a $10 surcharge for non-members. The club welcomes new members. To encourage membership there is a one-time $25 discount of the autocross fee for new members. Go to the national BMW CCA website to join. Please email the receipt you receive from BMW CCA to AXregistrar@njbmwcca.org so we can apply the discount to the autocross fee.

There is no charge to register — payment of the event fee is deferred until you arrive at the event. At that time we will charge the credit card you have entered on www.motorsportreg.com. If you prefer you can pay in cash at the event. If you find you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration online. We do not charge a cancellation fee.

Instruction: Instructors will be available to ride with you at no charge.  We strongly recommend that drivers with little or no autocross experience have an instructor in the car for the first few runs. Drivers seeking in-car instruction must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the day of the event.

Shared cars: Two drivers can share a car, but each driver must register.  To share a car, both drivers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or must be members of the same household.

The entry fees are as follows:

MembersPre-registration up until the day of the event$70
MembersSame-day registration$75
Non-membersPre-registration up until the day of the event$80
Non-membersSame-day registration$85

Car classification:

Cars are grouped according to performance potential, using a formula based in part on the Golden Gate Chapter (GGC) classification page: https://www.bmwautocross.com/autocross/classify.php.

Please do not create an account on the GGC web page!

If you are driving a BMW, please use the link to determine the total points of your car before the event — you will be asked for this during the registration process. (All non-BMW’s are X class).

Calculate the points for your car on the GCC web page, but be sure to use our class categories:

ClassPoint Range
E0-39
D40-49
C50-59
B60-69
A70-79
AA80+
XAll non-BMW’s

Helmets

Helmets are required, and you will need a Snell 2015 or newer. The club will have some loaners available. If you use a loaner helmet we ask that you buy a disposable helmet sock (balaclava) for $2, available at the event. Owing to the pandemic, helmets may not be shared.

Tech inspection

Your car should be in safe condition to run at an autocross. Please consult the tech page here:
Autocross Tech Inspection

How it works

Your best time counts toward the competition. Each cone that is knocked down, or displaced from the box in which it stands, adds a two-second penalty.

You will be assigned to a group, and will line up to run with that group. After each run you will rejoin the line, until you have completed 4-5 runs. When you are not running, you will be required to work the course — course workers are stationed at several places around the course. Their job is to reset cones that are knocked down, maintain radio contact with the timing table, and to wave a red flag if we need to interrupt the action for any reason.

If you are new to autocrossing, you will find plenty of people to give advice, and instructors are on-hand and happy to ride with you as often as you like. This is highly recommended. One of the most important things you will need to do is familiarize yourself with the course. It is easy to forget under the excitement of driving as quickly as you dare! There will be ample opportunity to walk the course before each event. A guided tour is usually given. Maps of each event are usually published, and are available online.

Passengers

In accordance with National BMW CCA policies, only autocross instructors or other designated advanced drivers may take passengers. Passengers under 18 years of age must be at least 4′ 9″. A minor waiver must be signed by both parents or legal guardians. The driver and passenger must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

At the event

Plan to arrive by 8:30. REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT 9:00. NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THAT TIME. Bring lunch and non-alcoholic beverages.

When registration opens, get on the registration line and register. We will charge your credit card (or accept cash), and you’ll be asked to put on a wristband to indicate that you have agreed to the liability waiver. You will be assigned a car number and given a work assignment.

Car numbers

You can use tape or white shoe polish. (We have tape available.) The numbers should be on both sides of the car and big enough to read from a distance.

Meeting and walk-through

Wait for the walk-through (usually about 9:30) and drivers’ meeting (usually about 9:45). The drivers’ meeting is mandatory for all attendees, whether running or not. The walk-through is strongly recommended.

Other things to remember

  • We do not break for lunch. You will probably want to bring lunch or a snack but it should be something you can grab on the go. Bring something to drink — it can be hot out there.
  • Front windows should be open during runs, and rears if there are rear seat passengers.
  • A limited number of loaner helmets are available. Owing to the pandemic, helmets may not be shared.
  • Get to your work assignments quickly. We’ll get more runs that way.
  • Be a good neighbor — obey local speed laws. Drive slowly and quietly on local streets.
  • Decisions of the NJBMWCCA autocross committee are final.

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