Cape Fear Autocross Championship Series Rules
These rules are effective January 1, 2017. Unless specified herein, all current SCCA Solo rules apply.
The Cape Fear Autocross Championship (CFAC) is a series of autocross events held throughout the year and is sanctioned by the North Carolina Region, SCCA. In the event that a points event is cancelled, the region will adjust the minimum number of required events according to the event schedule listed below.
Scoring will be based on counting a driver’s best finishes according to the following schedule:
|POINTS EVENTS HELD||HELD POINTS EVENTS REQUIRED|
|5 or less||All Events|
To be eligible for a year-end trophy, competitors must complete the minimum number of events to qualify according to the event schedule. Competitors must be a current SCCA member of any region in good standing. A competitor may become an SCCA member before the end of registration of the last event of the series to be eligible for a year-end award, in which case points will be awarded retroactively.
There are two distinct series in the Cape Fear Autocross Championship Series: The Class Championship and The PAX Championship
Class Championship Points — Points are awarded by Class PAX finish. A driver may win a Class Championship in only one Class. Points earned in other Classes will be recorded but are not transferable to the driver’s main competing class. Points are to be assigned within a class as follows:
Place – Points
1st– 30 points 9th – 22 points
2nd – 29 points 10th – 21 points
3rd – 28 points 11th – 20 points
4th – 27 points 12th – 19 points
5th – 26 points 13th – 18 points
6th – 25 points 14th – 17 points
7th – 24 points 15th – 16 points
8th – 23 points All other places = 15 points.
PAX Championship Points — Points for the PAX Championship series are awarded by a percentile system. All points are computed as a percentage of the top PAX time, multiplied by 100. The top PAX driver at each event gets 100 points. The formula for points is 100 x (DriverIndexTime/TopIndexTime), where DriverIndexTime is the PAX time for that driver, and TopIndexTime is the PAX time for the top PAX driver at that event. The PAX factors employed will be the most currently available version and will be published and available to competitors at the event.
Drivers in each class with the highest point total in their PAX class at the end of the season will be awarded Class Championships. Season point totals will be based on a driver’s best class finishes equaling the minimum number of points event required.
The PAX Championship will be awarded to the driver with the highest PAX point total at the end of the season.
In the event of a tie, the tie breaker will be the lowest sum of common event PAX times that counted (were not dropped). If the tie cannot be broken, duplicate awards will be given and the next numerical place dropped.
Additional year-end trophies may be awarded at the discretion of the Chapter Coordinator, provided drivers under consideration have met the minimum eligibility requirements.
Trophies (Day of Event)
Participants are classed and day of trophies will be given based on their standing in these class. Classes are outlined below and the top 3 of each class will get a trophy.
SS, AS, BS, CS, DS, ES, FS, GS, HS, HCS
STF, STR , STS, STU, STX, STP
SSP, ASP, BSP, CSP, DSP, ESP, FSP, SSR
SMF, SSM, SM, CAM-T, CAM –C, CAM-S
AM, BM, CM, DM, EM, FM, XP, BP, CP, DP, EP, FP, HCR
Novice/Raw Time Class
Jr. Karts (Cherry Point Only)
National trophy thresholds apply, up to 3rd place.
Drivers who have less than one (1) season experience in autocross events may compete in the Novice Class. This class is not indexed and has no pax. There will be no year-end Class Championship award given for the Novice class. Qualifying events will count towards Open Class Championships, but no points will be transferred.
RAW TIME CLASS
Any driver may run in Raw Time Class. This class is not indexed and has no pax. There will be no year-end Class Championship award given for the Raw Time class. Qualifying events will count towards Open Class Championships, but no points will be transferred.
LADIES INDEXED CLASS
In accordance with current SCCA SOLO rules, there will be parallel Ladies class provided for females who wish to enter it. This class will be indexed by the current PAX factors and will use the most currently available version. Year-end Class Championship award will be given for the Ladies class per these rules. Females will also have the option of running in the applicable Open class.
COMPETITION INDEXED CLASS
There will be a parallel Competition Class provided for drivers who wish to enter it. This class will be indexed by the current PAX factors and will use the most currently available version. Year-end Class Championship award will be given for the Competition class per these rules.
PRO INDEXED CLASS
There will be a parallel Pro Class provided for drivers who wish to enter it. This class will be indexed by the current PAX factors and will use the most currently available version. Year-end Class Championship award will be given for the Pro class per these rules.
TEAM AUTOCROSS COMPETITION
In addition to the individual Class Championships, there is also a Team Autocross Championship awarded at the end of the season. Teams must have a team name and a Team Captain. The number of teams and drivers per team will be determined by the total number of drivers signed up for the Team Autocross Championship.
Team Captains are responsible for their team members meeting class requirements. Any grievances must be filed within twenty-four (24) hours to the current Chapter Coordinator. The Chapter Coordinator shall have the right to determine the outcome of any grievance.
Scoring is based off of the top six (6) PAX times from five (5) different Base classes per event. These times are added together and the team with the lowest total time is awarded 1st place for the event. Points are to be assigned within a class as follows: 1st place = 9 points, 2nd place = 7 points, 3rd place = 6 points, 4th place = 5 points, 5th place = 4 points. The Cape Fear Cup will be awarded to the team with the highest point total at the end of the season. Non-points events will not be included in the Team Autocross Competition.
KARTS AT SOLO EVENTS
NCR-SCCA SOLO events will be ‘kart-friendly’ as long as the event site will allow course designs within the requirements of the most current SCCA rules regarding karts at SOLO events. Final decision about karts and course design will be the responsibility of the SOLO Safety Steward listed on the SOLO Sanction Application and Insurance forms.
We run rain or shine. However, in the event of severe weather (nearby lightning, high winds, flooding, hail, etc.) our first option will be to temporarily suspend event operations and have everyone take shelter while we wait for the storm to pass. If the severe weather persists and we are forced to cancel the event, drivers who were unable to compete will receive a full refund. Drivers who competed but did not complete all official runs will not receive a refund, as we are obligated to pay all sanction, insurance and weekend membership fees once a driver places a wheel on course. With the possible exception of large, trackable storms (such as hurricanes and tropical storms) we will try not to cancel an event based on weather forecasts. If we do cancel or alter an event due to forecast weather conditions, notifications will be sent to the www.motorsportsreg.com list of pre-registered entrants and will be posted on the NCR Website, www.ncrscca.com, and the NCR Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/ncrscca.
Competitors are responsible for both sides of their competition car being labeled with legible Numbers and Class letters per the SCCA Solo Rulebook. It is encouraged to use a number between 1 and 99. It is also encouraged that the second driver of a two-driver car uses the first driver’s number plus 100. Example: Driver one is #9, then driver two is #109. No number above 199 is allowed. Penalty for not changing numbers between driver’s runs will result in a DNF for that run.
Riders are allowed as long as the driver or rider is a “yellow shirt” Staff member. Ride-alongs are for instructional purposes. An exception can be made to the “yellow shirt” rule on a case by case basis at the discretion of the Event Chairman or designee.
1.3.2.D. A passenger is allowed provided he/she:
1. is no younger than twelve (12) years old or is at least 57” tall
2. is in a vehicle which has passed tech inspection;
3. is wearing a properly fitted seat belt and a properly fitted helmet.
|Day of registration||$40||$50||$40|
Note: There will be a strictly enforced $10 late penalty assessed for anyone trying to register AFTER registration has closed. The 2 Day event discount will be $10 assessed on the day 2 event. Fees were raised to cover the cost of offering credit card payments and our new wireless T&S abilities we will be utilizing in 2015.