Sat, Feb 9 - Sun, Feb 10, 2019

CCCR-PCA Autocross School & Autocross

Santa Maria, CA Airport

About this event



Porsche Santa Barbara presents the

California Central Coast Region - Porsche Club of America

Autocross School and Autocross (Teststrecke 34)


Chuck Jennings: Autocross School Instructor



The California Central Coast Region of The Porsche Club of America (CCCR-PCA) is holding an Autocross School training event on Saturday, February 9, 2019.  Entry will be limited to 30 students. The Ground School will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Santa Maria Airport Administration Office, which is located on 3217 Terminal Dr., Santa Maria, CA 93455

The agenda for the day begins with a sit-down instruction session for about 90 minutes to discuss the basics of autocross.  We then will proceed to the Santa Maria Airport autocross track where we will begin tech inspection. After tech inspection we will have three driving exercises:  Braking, Slalom, and a Skid Pad Exercise. You will be assigned to a group for these exercises. After a short break for lunch, each driver will run the course several times.  All participants will be assigned a driving instructor for the day. More information will be provided as we get closer to the event.

Sign-up early as we expect the Autocross School will fill up fast! It is limited to the first 30 students.

The regular autocross, Teststrecke 34, will be on Sunday, February 10th, 2019. Rained out

Registration for the Autocross School only is $50 for PCA Members and $60 for Non-PCA Members.

Registration for the Autocross School and the Autocross (both events) is $100 for PCA Members and $120 for Non-PCA Members.

PCA Members may register for one or both events beginning on December 21, 2019, beginning at 10:00 a.m. 

Non-PCA members may register for one or both events beginning on December 27, 2018 beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The autocross will be limited to 66 participants. If the event is full, you can still sign up and be put on the waitlist. You will not be charged until you accept a vacancy.

Shared-Use Helmet Fee/Day is $5. This means that if you rent one of our helmets, you must return it after your run so another person can use it.

We plan to have food and drinks available for purchase at the track on both days, courtesy of Joe Garcia.


Junior Participant Program (JPP)

The JPP allows the fully licensed sons, daughters, nephews, nieces, step-children or grandchildren of PCA members to participate in autocrosses. The parent or legal guardian of the JPP entrant does not have to be a PCA member if the uncle, aunt, grandparent or step-parent is a PCA member, and this member is in attendance at the event, along with the JPP entrant.

BOTH parents or legal guardian(s) must be present at the event to sign the “Waiver and Release of Liability and Indemnity Agreement for Minors in Restricted Areas, Driving or Riding”. If both parents will not be present at the event, a notarized waiver of the parent not in attendance must be provided. The JPP entrant must sign the “Minor’s Assumption of Risk Acknowledgment” form. Contact Warren White with any questions.


Our agreement with the airport does not allow us to enter the track or leave the track from the Jet Center. NO EXCEPTIONS!

If you ignore this, you may be asked to leave the airport.

If your car is too low to enter at the gate, you should bring a trailer or bring some boards to clear the rail. Again, NO EXCEPTIONS!

Please Note:  Spectators or minors are not allowed at the airport autocross facility. If you have someone, over 18 years of age, that you wish to accompany you, they must sign up as a volunteer worker and be assigned a work station, and they must sign up on MSR before the close of registration. Sorry, NO EXCEPTIONS!

Map to airport

Event requirements

Event Requirements for Sunday's autocross:

     Rained Out - The next autocross is April 13th. Will be published soon.

The gate will open at 6:30 a.m. and will be closed promptly at 8:00 a.m. DO NOT ENTER UNTIL YOU HAVE SIGNED THE WAIVER AT THE GATE, AND THEN PROCEED TO REGISTRATION TO PICK UP YOUR PACKET before you park your car.

We strongly urge you to arrive no later than 7:15 a.m. to be sure you get checked in and your car inspected.  Tech will close at 8:00 a.m sharp to allow Tech Inspectors to walk the course. There we be no exceptions.

There is no dedicated time for lunch, so eat your lunch during your rest period. The rotation of the 3 groups is RUN - WORK - REST. If we don't get 66 participants, we may only have two run groups in order to have enough workers.

There will be a caterer for your lunch

Make sure you have everything you need, including enough fuel, as the gate will be closed until the conclusion of the event.

After entering the main gate and signing the waiver, proceed to REGISTRATION and pick up your registration packet before you park your car.

  1. Find a parking spot and unload everything out of your vehicle except your helmet.
  2. Place your colored sticker on your windshield and your colored wristband on your left wrist. (There are instructions on your packet)
  3. Pre-tech your car, if you have not done it already, and sign the tech sheet that is in your packet.
  4. Place your assigned number on your car. Your assigned number is the number on your packet, so be sure you sign-up with the number you want or the number we assign to you. No other number will be allowed. Be sure your number is a contrasting color from you car, and is at least 6 inches tall, with a 1" stroke, so the timing folks and course workers can identify your car. If we cannot read your number, you will not get a time. If your car is a two driver car, be sure to change numbers each time you switch drivers. Blue tape on a blue or gray car cannot be seen from a distance.
  5. Proceed to grid for inspection.
  6. After your car has been inspected, park it and walk the course prior to the driver's meeting at 8:30 a.m. sharp. This meeting will be on time and is mandatory for all drivers and workers, with no exceptions.
  7. There are no sound requirements, but generally we asked that your car is not over 92db.
  8. Infraction of the rules, unsportsmanlike conduct or gross negligence by an entrant and/or any crew or guests may be cause for expulsion from the event.
  9. If two people are in your car, at least one must be an approved event instructor, and the other must be a registered entrant in the event, for the sole purpose of instruction.
  10. If you have a minor or are a minor (16 or 17 years old) and wish to participate, contact Warren White at

Click  HERE for a track map. 

 Click HERE for a map to the Santa Maria Airport.

Click HERE for a sample Tech Sheet.

This event is open to all Porsches and Non-Porsches.

There is no guarantee of the numbers of runs will we offer, however, we generally try to get 8 runs in for each attendee.


Car Classes - Porsches

  • If you plan to compete in the Porsche points classes, you will need to classify your car on the Zone 8 classification system, found HERE.
  • Car classification serves two purposes:
    • The first is fairness in competition through grouping together cars with similar performance characteristics.
    • Second is to determine the safety equipment required by the vehicle. Classifying a car is a multi-step process. First the entrant must determine which classes from the list in the Zone 8 Rules they are qualified to run in. If running in classes CC01 - CC16, the entrant then must check for Tire Size & Performance Equipment Points and add that point total to their Base Points to calculate the correct class.
  • Each entrant is responsible for correctly classifying his/her own car. All cars are subject to further scrutiny and reclassification at the discretion of the AX Chair at any time during an event.  If a car is found to be misclassified, after timed runs begin, the event may be scored as if the car did not compete.
  • Entrants may optionally compete in a higher points class. For example, a car in CC09 may run in CC10; but a car in CC10 may not run in CC09. Anyone electing to run in a higher class must have competition in that class in order to receive awards points for the event. If an entrant elects to run in a higher class, he/she must remain in that class for the year to accumulate championship points. If he/she elects to go back to the lower class, the points accumulation starts over in the lower class.

  • Drivers and vehicles are required to have all necessary safety equipment as required for their level of performance equipment.
  • If you normally compete in a Street Stock class in other Regions, you will need to classify your car in one of the Point Classes for this event. Your times will be sent to the Zone 8 AX Chairman for entry into the Zone 8 Final Results page for your Street Stock class.

Car Classes - Non Porsche

  • Unstable vehicles with a high center of gravity and a narrow track, including SUVs, minivans, and 4WD pickups, must be excluded from participating in our event.
  • The PCA does not maintain a list of eligible non-Porsche vehicles, however, the Sports Car Club of America does and the PCA recognizes that list.
  • If your vehicle is not on the SCCA list of eligible vehicles, then due to rollover possibilities, you may not participate with that vehicle. Click 2018-03-02-Street-Category-By-Manufacturer (1).pdf for that list.
  • Non-Porsche members will need to provide their tires UTQG treadwear rating, which can be found on the sidewall of your tires, at the time they sign up on MSR. If you do not report your TW rating, as requested, you will be put in Open A.
    • Open A: Those vehicles that utilize 180 Treadwear or less tires.
    • Open B: Those vehicles that utilize greater than 181 - 299 Treadwear tires.
    • Open C (New): Those vehicles that utilize 300 plus Treadwear tires.

Click  HERE for a track map. 

 Click HERE for a map to the Santa Maria Airport.

Click HERE for a sample Tech Sheet.

This event is open to all Porsches and Non-Porsches.

There is no guarantee of the numbers of runs will we offer, however, we generally try to get 8 runs in for each attendee.



Novice Class

If you are new to autocross with no performance driving experience, you will be put in the Novice Class. There you will be required to run with an instructor until such time he/she signs you off to run in your appropriate points class.

Fun (Exhibition) Class

If you don’t wish to compete, you can run in the FUN class. Or, if you are running with another driver and don't want to compete for points, you can run in the Fun Class and be in the same group. Once a car is entered in the FUN class, that car cannot be driven by another driver to compete in a points class. You still need to display the appropriate number of the driver to keep the timing in sequence. Failure to change your number causes problems for timers, and thus, could get you dropped from continuing to participate.

For All Drivers

  • Clothing (Helmet, Shoes, etc.): All vehicle occupants while on course must wear an approved helmet.
    Helmets built to Snell Foundation standards or other standards such as FIA 8860, SFI 31.1 and BS6658-
    85 Type A-FR are approved for use. Approved helmets must be manufactured to the current rating or the
    two most recent SA, M or K Snell ratings. For example, if the current Snell SA standard is SA2015,
    helmets meeting SA2015, SA2010. Also, any helmet approved for PCA Club
    Racing is permitted. Footwear must be non-slip and NOT be open-toe or have heavy-duty soles such as
    those found on hiking shoes or work boots.  We recommend a long sleeve cotton shirt, long cotton pants, thin rubber or leather soled shoes without lugs on the sole, cotton socks.  
  • Some shared rental helmets will be available for $5/day.  (What this means is after the conclusion of your run group, you must return the helmet to the rental table for someone else to use for their run group.  For your next run group you may re-select the helmet.)  We urge all regular competitors to obtain their own helmet.
  • Check brakes, tire pressure, oil, etc. before arriving at facility. You are encouraged to run through our tech checklist before you arrive at the track to speed up the tech process.
  • All entrants are assigned to work in groups when they are not running.  Depending on run sequence, this will include working after your run group has completed for the day. Failure to complete your work assignment could result in omission from the results and possible forfeiture of future events. You must inform the Station Chief or Event Chair if you are unable to complete your work assignment.
  • If you are sharing a car with another driver, please let us know when you sign up.


  • We have established a points system to be used in lieu of trophies for each event whereby a participant will earn points in each class for the Championship trophy at the end of the year. However, a class winner decal will be awarded for each event where a participant won, as long as there was competition in their class.
  • The 1st place driver in each class will earn 100 points. All others in the same class will earn a percentage of the 100 points depending on how close they are to the winning time. What this means is that everyone who participates, even the last place driver, will get points. Points Method: Percentage (time #1/time*100.000)
  • Drivers must participate in at least 3 events that has competition in their class for the year to be eligible for trophies. You may drop two events for championship points. This will be automatically calculated for you.
  • If you are a single entry in your class, you will receive 90 show-up points. Those points, however, will not be used to calculate your total point unless you have had competition in at least 3 other events in your class for the year.

Check brakes, add tire pressure, check oil, etc. before arriving at facility.  No air will be available.  It would be a good idea if you would run through our tech checklist before you arrive the track to speed up the tech process.

All entrants are assigned to work in groups when they are not running.  Depending on run sequence, this will include working after your run group has completed for the day. Failure to complete your work assignment could result in omission from the results and possible forfeiture of future events.

If you are sharing a car with another driver, please let us know when you sign up.

A Food caterer and Port-a-Potty’s will be on site.

All auto-cross events are Rain or Shine events.


If you have any questions about the autocross school or autocross, please contact the Autocross Chair, Warren White at

Entries (95)

Eryn Embree
Ahmed Shaffi
Evan Hunter
Michael McDonald
Eduardo Lerena
Ruben Lara
Mike Amorteguy
Todd Beguelin

Santa Maria, CA Airport

Santa Maria, CA


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PCA - California Central Coast Region

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