About this event
Join the BMWCCA - Golden Gate Chapter for Autocross #4 at Marina Airport on Saturday July 13th, 2013
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.
Licensed drivers 16 years old or older are welcome to participate in our driving events. If you are under 18 years of age, or you bring someone who is, you must have prepared the below waiver IN ADVANCE and bring it with you to attend this event. The confirmation e-mail you receive will also include this link. If you plan on attending more events this season, there are instructions for filling out the form to cover all Autocross events for this season.
IF YOU DO NOT BRING THE COMPLETED WAIVER OR FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS EXACTLY, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE AND WE WILL BE FORCED TO SEND YOU HOME!
Alternatively, you may sign up for the BMWCCA as part as the checkout process on this registration. If you do not receive your membership card prior to the event you are signed up for, you must bring a print-out of your sign-up receipt with you to registration.
Driver Numbers and Car Classifications
Every car participating in this event must be classifed in our online classification system! The system has been updated for the 2013 season. If you had a car classified in 2012, your original car number has been preserved, but your classification data has been removed. ALL PARTICIPANTS must classify/re-classify using the new system BEFORE completing your registration for this event. Your car number will be required to complete your registration.
If you had an account in the classification system AND an account at ggcbmwcca.org, you will now log in to the classification system with your ggcbmwcca.org account credentials.
If you only had an account in the classification system, a new account at ggcbmwcca.org has been created for you with those credentials - you will log in to the classification system AND ggcbmwcca.org using your old credentials.
Access the online classification system here: http://www.ggcbmwcca.org/autocross/
If you have any issues accessing the classification system, or ggcbmwcca.org, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We offer deferred payment processing for registration fees. Your credit card will not be charged until after registration closes. If you wish to cancel, you must cancel online before registration closes to not be charged. Temporary (one time use) credit card numbers are declined by our deferred payment system, so please use a regular credit or debit card for payment.
Deferred payment for BMWCCA memberships purchased through this registration process IS NOT OFFERED. A charge to your credit card will go through prior to close of registration. Your membership is active once payment is received and we will forward your purchase information to National on your behalf. If you cancel your registration, no refund or credit will be given for your BMWCCA membership purchase.
Tech Inspection Checklist
Verify all of the following conditions are met before arriving at the event. Your vehicle will be required to pass an on-site tech inspection.
- Wheels are safely attached and exhibit no cracks. Wheel nuts/bolts are tightened to the manufacturer’s recommended torque value.
- All loose items are removed from the vehicle. If a video camera is employed, it is securely mounted.
- Tires show no cords, belts, or cracks in the tread or sidewall.
- Seat belts and/or harnesses are properly installed and in good condition.
- Brakes are in good working order, have no leaks under pressure, and have adequate fluid in the master cylinder.
- No fluid leaks (fuel, oil, coolant, power steering fluid, transmission and differential fluids, brake fluid) are present while the vehicle’s engine is running.
- Wheel bearings, steering mechanism, suspension, and shocks are in good operating condition.
- The exhaust is in good working order.
- Closed-toed shoes are mandatory for drivers. No open-toed shoes, sandals, or "flip-flops" are allowed on course.
- Roll bars, if installed, are properly and securely mounted.
- Battery is securely mounted.