BMWCCA-GGC Autocross - 10/12/2013
Registration closed October 9, 2013 12:00 PM on October 9, 2013 12:00 PM PDT Registration ends October 9, 2013 12:00 PM on October 9, 2013 12:00 PM PDT Registration opens September 16, 2013 12:00 AM on September 16, 2013 12:00 AM PDT Registration runs from September 16, 2013 12:00 AM to October 9, 2013 12:00 PM
Join the BMWCCA - Golden Gate Chapter for Autocross #7 at Marina Airport on Saturday October 12th, 2013. This is our final regular season event for 2013 before next month's Top Driver Shootout.
Our autocrosses are a competitive environment where a cone track is setup in a big parking lot or airfield. We put cars into classes based on a formula (considering weight, torque, modifications, and several other factors), and drivers compete against other cars within their class. Though there is an element of risk, hazards to participants and property are not expected to exceed those encountered in normal, legal highway driving. Due to the length of our courses we allow only one to two cars on the course at any one time (opposite sides). Cars race against the clock, not side-by-side.
We do not require previous high performance driver training or experience, but participation in a Car Control Clinc or similar training is highly recommended. First timers and inexperienced autorcrossers will be assigned a driver coach to ensure they get the most out of their autocross day.
No special car preparation is needed, in fact, we recommend you bring the car you drive on a daily basis. Doing so will give you a greater appreciation for your car's capabilities and improve your driving skills in the process.
Car classes are split into three run groups. Participants drive one session, work one session and have the other session off. Every participant (except those 65 or older) is given a work assignment which may include: course workers, trailer workers, start, finish, and grid positions, or driver coaches.
Generally, drivers will get 6-7 runs per event. Your first run is a practice run. Successive runs are official and your fastest timed run is your fastest run of the day. Downing cones results in the addition of one second to your time for each cone hit - hitting cones is bad for your times! Often we have time available at the end of the day for "fun runs" which are unofficial post-competition timed runs. During fun runs you may drive your own car or swap cars with friends... it's a good opportunity to beat your buddy's best time in his car!
Our events are very social and we welcome all makes of cars, not just BMWs and MINI. Unlike some other clubs, we don't limit registrations from other marques. Everyone has the same chance of getting in! You're likely to see a sprinkling of vehicles from Porsche, Mazda, Honda, Lexus, Lotus, even Aston Martin and Corvette!
Click the button below to get signed up! Our events have been selling out quickly, so get signed up early. We can accept a maximum of 100 drivers.
Questions? Please write us.