Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

If you're new to autocross, new to the forum or need a hand with what class you should be in, ask for help here.

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RokuDergy wrote: Tue Jun 27, 2023 5:33 pm I have a completely stock 2023 Rush SR. More info on the car can be found here: https://rushautoworks.com/car_post/rush-sr/
I have to say, that looks like a very cool car! I'd love to see it at our next event. Are you trying to dial it in, test it, or just have a fun time?
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Thanks Rick! I'm already registered for both days 😃 excited to bring it to it's first autocross.

@Mike Just have fun, I took it to it's first track day at buttonwillow a few weeks ago and it was the fastest car in both hpde1/2. I'm curious how it'll do at autocross (even though I'm a very slow driver lol)
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It will likely need some adjustments for autocross, not sure what your level of skill is on that, but we do have people that can help that have skill with that type of vehicle.

Note, I changed your class for Sunday to CPM (Combined Prep & Mod) with an index of BM (B Modified), our initial guess where it should fit.
RokuDergy wrote: Thu Jun 29, 2023 3:24 pm Thanks Rick! I'm already registered for both days 😃 excited to bring it to it's first autocross.

@Mike Just have fun, I took it to it's first track day at buttonwillow a few weeks ago and it was the fastest car in both hpde1/2. I'm curious how it'll do at autocross (even though I'm a very slow driver lol)
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Hello! I'm brand new and hoping to join this Sunday. I'll be driving my stock 2012 Mazda miata (retractable hardtop if that matters). What class should I enter when I register?

Let me know, thanks!
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You would be in C Street (CS).
Daynonhc wrote: Wed Jul 05, 2023 1:14 pm Hello! I'm brand new and hoping to join this Sunday. I'll be driving my stock 2012 Mazda miata (retractable hardtop if that matters). What class should I enter when I register?

Let me know, thanks!
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I have a 4 wheel slingshot, would I be able to autocross with it? I read in other forums that the 3 wheel version is not allowed, however I couldn't find anything about the 4 wheel version. Also if it was allowed what class would it be in?
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4 wheels helps a lot! it can run in B modified.
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Hi all! Hoping to finally attend an autocross soon for the fun of it and to learn. I'm curious what class my car would fall in. I have an 08 STI (AWD and turbo). I haven't modified the engine, but I do have an axleback exhaust and have removed most of the sound deadening out of the car. I'm not sure if either of those affect the class. Appreciate the help and guidance!
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Armando de Armas wrote: Mon Aug 28, 2023 4:53 pm Hi all! Hoping to finally attend an autocross soon for the fun of it and to learn. I'm curious what class my car would fall in. I have an 08 STI (AWD and turbo). I haven't modified the engine, but I do have an axleback exhaust and have removed most of the sound deadening out of the car. I'm not sure if either of those affect the class. Appreciate the help and guidance!
Exhaust after the catalytic is allowed in Street Classes and up. Sound deadening removal is a killer, I think that would move you all the way to Prepared Category, where massive modifications are allowed, typically non street legal cars that arrive on a trailer. You could run in CST (California Street Touring) which is open to almost anything that is street legal(ish). That being said, when you are new, just learning, no one really cares as long as you are not winning the class. The Street Category class would be D-street (DS). Also, you can run in Time Only, where it's just for fun and class doesn't matter.

Cal Club doesn't have an event until December, however San Diego Region has events at the end of September and in October at the same location we run at, Lake Elsinore Storm Stadium. The do things pretty much the same as we do. Check motorsportreg.com for details.

Disclaimer: If I'm wrong about any of this (entirely possible), someone will surely step up to correct me ;) .
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Hi everyone, I just got a 24 BMW M4 and wanting to autocross it. What class would this be? Thanks
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webby wrote: Wed Sep 06, 2023 2:20 pm Hi everyone, I just got a 24 BMW M4 and wanting to autocross it. What class would this be? Thanks
2024 Rules are not out yet, and I don't believe the 2024 M4 has been classed yet, but the 2023 M4 (G82) is A Street, so go with that for now.
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I'm brand new to this sport, and looking to potentially drive in a few events in the future. I've been modifying my 2006 WRX Wagon now that it's no longer my daily. I'm not really looking to win anything, more interested in learning more about my car, becoming a better driver, and playing with suspension/ handling.

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Hi! I've used the SCCA Classifier website, but my car doesn't appear on it. My car is a Mercedes Benz 2014 CLS 550 4Matic (C2018). What class should it be in? Thanks!
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RiverKentValley wrote: Wed Mar 27, 2024 11:17 am Hi! I've used the SCCA Classifier website, but my car doesn't appear on it. My car is a Mercedes Benz 2014 CLS 550 4Matic (C2018). What class should it be in? Thanks!
Looking in the 2024 Rules, the only thing I see is the H Street listing for Mercedes NOC (Not Otherwise Classified), and E550 in Street Touring® Ultra (STU).
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hello everyone, it is my first post here.

i have two vehicles i would like to make an autocross / autorally to try to start this dream of racing and to make friends.

i have a lowered 2004 bmw e46 330ci convertible, stock engine - i looked at the scca national class - do i qualify under GS ?

i also have a stock 2003 330i e46 sedan - it seems they are both on GS class . let me know if this not the case..

i would like to try to make things happen for mid-april in san diego ...

edit: bc i forgot i lowered my car with lowering springs
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rooskaii wrote: Sun Mar 31, 2024 3:08 am hello everyone, it is my first post here.

i have two vehicles i would like to make an autocross / autorally to try to start this dream of racing and to make friends.

i have a lowered 2004 bmw e46 330ci convertible, stock engine - i looked at the scca national class - do i qualify under GS ?

i also have a stock 2003 330i e46 sedan - it seems they are both on GS class . let me know if this not the case..
The lowering springs are not allowed in Street Category, so the 330ci would be bumped to STX (Street Touring Xtreme).
Otherwise both would be GS.
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Rick Brown wrote: Thu Mar 28, 2024 8:43 pm
RiverKentValley wrote: Wed Mar 27, 2024 11:17 am Hi! I've used the SCCA Classifier website, but my car doesn't appear on it. My car is a Mercedes Benz 2014 CLS 550 4Matic (C2018). What class should it be in? Thanks!
Looking in the 2024 Rules, the only thing I see is the H Street listing for Mercedes NOC (Not Otherwise Classified), and E550 in Street Touring® Ultra (STU).
Thank you so much for answering my question!
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