Sun, Apr 22, 2018

April 22nd Auto-X and School at TD Bank Ballpark

TD Bank Ballpark

About this event


        
     

Autocrossing has been a premier activity for the New Jersey Chapter from the beginning. If you have questions about what an autocross is or how the event is organized, please go here. Each driver will usually get at least 8 timed runs during the day. Your best time counts toward the competition. Each cone that is knocked down, or displaced from the box in which it stands, adds a 2 second penalty.

Introductory Autocross School: Our first event this year will be a non-competition autocross school, test and tune, on April 22. We will set up a course and each driver will get at least 8 timed runs or more, and our experienced autocrossers will be available for in-car instruction. The event will be run on the smooth pavement in the red lot at Patriots Park  (TD Bank Park) in Bridgewater.

For those who have been reluctant to try autocross, this is a great way to get started. Our autocrosses are open to drivers 18 yrs old minimum with full licenses. What you learn here can pay real dividends in safety on the road. Loaner helmets will be available. This is also an opportunity for regular autocrossers to break in those new tires and work on your skills and personal best times. Competition events begin May 27.

The Venue: The TD Bank Ballpark lot allows courses that yield typical run times of about 45 seconds. Most drivers run the course using 2nd gear.

Minimum Age and License: Drivers must be at least 18 years of age and have full driver's license.

BMW CCA Membership: Drivers must be members of the BMW Car Club of America. We welcome new members. (This rule is to comply with tax regulations). If you are not a member, please go to the national BMW CCA website to join. You do not need to own or drive a BMW to join the club but you must be a member to participate in the autocross. 

New Member Discount: If you join the BMW CCA within 60 days prior to this event you may email the registrar for a $25 credit toward the event.  Please email the receipt you receive from BMW CCA to AXregistrar@njbmwcca.org.

Entry Fee: Pre-registration through the day before the event -- $50
                   Event-day registration -- $65

Schedule:

  • 8:00 am to 9:00 am Registration and Self Tech 
  • ~8:30 to 9:30 am Open Course Walk
  • 9:00 am Novice Walk/Advanced Walk
  • 9:30 am Driver's Meeting (Mandatory)
  • 10:00 am First Car off
  • 4:00 pm Event ends

 

 

Event requirements

All vehicle marques are welcome but only BMWs will be classified and given points toward the NJ Chapter Champ Series.

Cars are grouped according to performance potential, using a formula based in part on a Boston Chapter BMW CCA listing. Please use the link to determine the class of your car before the event (you will be asked during the registration process). Your class will be confirmed at check-in. Our class system for BMWs is as follows:

 

100+ points

Class A

80-99 points

Class B

60-79 points

Class C

40-59 points

Class D

20-39 points

Class E

 0-19 points

Class F

Non-BMWs

Class X

 

Helmet requirements: Helmets are required to participate and must be Snell 2010 or newer with a legible, holographic Snell sticker. Helmets that are only DOT labeled are not acceptable. A limited number of loaner helmets are be available. A car may be shared, but each driver must register.

Waivers: please read the insurance liability release form. All participants and spectators will be required to sign this form at the event, and it is recommended that you read it before the event. Spectators who are minors must have both parents complete and sign the minor release form.

Vehicle requirements: All vehicles must undergo a "Self-Tech" prior to the event per the NJ BMW CCA website. At the event, vehicles may be subject to a spot-check to check for brake pedal travel, steering wheel play, secure wheel mountings, fluid leakage and looseness of components, like batteries.  Convertibles are acceptable at the event. BMW "X" vehicles (X1, X3, X4, X5, X6) are acceptable. If you wish to bring another marque SUV/SAV vehicle please email AXregistrar@njbmwcca.org the registrar in advance for approval. Noise restriction: Cars with unmodified factory exhaust systems are acceptable. If your car is equipped with an after-market exhaust, event officials may evaluate your car to determine whether it conforms to the venue limitations.

Entries (29)

MA
Mujtaba Altaf
CF
Clayton Ferrara
KT
Konstantin Tsoukanov
MP
Maciej Pilat
EF
Erin Ferrara
JH
Jeffrey Hosler
AP
Andrew Potechko
PF
Paul Ferrara

TD Bank Ballpark

Bridgewater Township, NJ

Organizer

Autocross/Solo organized by

BMW CCA - New Jersey Chapter

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