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Edgar Mendoza
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Postby Edgar Mendoza » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:27 pm

How's it going everyone,

I'm new to any actual racing/autox. I'm thinking of going down to San Diego do some solo runs. I've signed up wit SCCA and read the newbie section on their site and on here but my question is; when I arrive to the location will they be able to tell me what class I will be in? I'm not too sure where my car would fall under. I have a 2016 miata and the only things I've done is had it lowered it a bit on flying miata springs and have 17x9 wide wheels on toyo R1R. Any advice for a newbie is appreciated.


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Re: Newbie

Postby rmgibson » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:32 pm

With your wheel/tire size and the lowering springs your car would be in STR. You can find the full autocross classing rules here: but don't be afraid to ask at the site if you have any questions! Also don't be afraid to ask for help when at the events, we have plenty of members willing to help instruct during both our Saturday practice events and Sunday champ events.

Hope to see you at one of our Cal Club events!

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Randy Gonzalez
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Re: Newbie

Postby Randy Gonzalez » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:39 pm

Welcome Edgar!

We also have a very active "car classing questions" thread here:

Ask away there and you'll get authoritative responses from some of our car classing gurus! :thumbup:
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Edgar Mendoza
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Re: Newbie

Postby Edgar Mendoza » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:20 pm

Thanks for the reply guys and the info! Hopefully I meet you guys sometime out there.

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