Autocross Rules and Points

2017 Autocross Rules and Points

A. GENERAL CONDUCT:
1. Unsafe behavior will not be tolerated. Anyone violating this rule will be asked to immediately leave the premises and will forfeit registration fees.
2. No alcohol or drugs are permitted on the premises, including during course setup and registration, run sessions, fun runs, and course breakdown.
3. No pets are allowed under any circumstances – No exceptions.
4. Lone Star Chapter autocross events run RAIN OR SHINE. In the event that severe weather causes the cancellation of an event (ice, tornado, etc), every effort will be made to notify attendees, generally via a posting to LSC BMW CCA Facebook page and via Twitter @LoneStarAutoX. In the event that lightning occurs in the area during an event, all participants will be encouraged to take shelter for 15-30 minutes.

B. REGISTRATION:
1. For the 2017 Season, all registration and payment for each event will be handled on-line at DLB Racing. On-line registration for each event will commence at 12 am on the third Saturday prior to the event and will subsequently close at 6 pm on the Friday prior to the event. Any prospective entrants that are experiencing technical problems with online registration or other related issues should contact the autocross chairman for further assistance. Registration and payment for the event will be available on site for an extra fee as long as maximum capacity has NOT been reached.
2. LSC BMW CCA members and their guests may compete in any automobile that passes a technical inspection. Licensed minors 16 years and older may participate in the event only with written parental consent. If the parent will not be not on site, confirmation of permission must be made by downloading and printing the minor release form IN COLOR.  Parents will need to sign the waiver and have it notarized and the minor participant must bring it to the event and present it to the event chairperson. Minors under 16 may only ride in a vehicle owned and driven by their parent during fun runs (if conducted).
3. LSC BMW CCA autocross committee members will assist their guests with tech inspection to ensure their car can be safely driven on the course.
4. All persons present at the event must sign a waiver. Minors (under 18) must have a minor release form signed by parent or guardian.
5. All participants must submit their vehicle for Technical Inspection prior to the drivers meeting. An event organizer will assist in confirming driver(s), car number (s), and classification, At this time the driver will receive a course map and a “tech inspection passed” sticker that is placed on the outside of the front windshield in the upper corner on the driver’s side.
6. All participants must attend the drivers meeting. This meeting, led by the Event Chairperson, lasts about 15 minutes and addresses:
– Safety of all participants and bystanders – on and off the course
– Corner workers’ responsibilities (e.g., when to use red flags, proper 2-way radio operation, calling in time penalties for knocked down cones)
– Run classes and session times
– Course overview and Q&A
7. All participants must be available to work during the entire event, at the Event Chairperson’s direction. If you are unable to work your assigned time slots, please check with the Event Chairperson. Failure to work the event will result in a disqualification of all runs completed that day and forfeiture of any season points that would have been earned.
8. “Fun Runs” (if time permits, and approved by the Event Chairperson) will be held after the formal event is completed.
9. Refund policy. There are no refunds once an event has been paid for.

C. SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:
1. A Snell M-2010/SA-2010 or newer helmet must be worn by any driver or passengers. There are three to four loaner helmets that are available to be used by participants that do not have their own helmet.
2. Metal to metal seat belts for drivers and passengers must be worn at all times on the course.
3. ALL loose/non-permanent objects must be removed from car’s interior, glove box, and trunk for the vehicle to pass tech inspection. Please check under seats. Hubcaps must be removed.
4. OTEs (off track excursions) off the tarmac, striking the timer lights, or any other actions considered reckless will result in a mandatory meeting between the driver and the Event Chairperson before the driver is allowed back on course. The severity and cause of each incident will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Repercussions, if any, will be determined by the Event Chairperson. Complete destruction of a timer light generally results in a $250 fee for the responsible driver (our cost).

D. COMPETITION:
1. The number of timed runs per driver (usually 10) will be determined by the Event Chairperson.
2. Passengers are NOT permitted, however a designated instructor can ride with an entrant, and entrants may ride with a designated instructor in order to assist with the entrant learning the course.
3. An entrant may only compete and earn points in one class per event.
4. Time penalties:
– 1 second per each cone knocked “down and out” of square. This includes directional cones or cones that form a wall or a stop box. There is no maximum number of cone penalties per run.
– A car is disqualified for a given run for a DNF (did not finish) if it leaves the course and does not re-enter the course at the same location where it left. All cars that DNF should continue to follow the course to the Finish line. DNFs will not be given a run time, however drivers may request feedback as to where the DNF occurred.

E. EVENT SCORING SYSTEM FOR 2017:
Every car whose driver completes all required corner work duties is eligible to receive scoring points according to the time standing in the driver’s class. A driver is allowed to receive points in only one class and one position per event. Points will be scored as follows:
Position Points per Class
10 points- First place
8 points- Second place
6 points- Third place
4 points- Fourth place
3 points- Fifth place
2 points – Sixth place
1 point– Seventh place and all other participants in class

At the end of the year, trophies will be awarded in each class for the three highest points scores, with the exception of Novice Class where six trophies will be awarded (i.e., 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for Class B, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for Class C, etc.). The trophies will be awarded at the Lone Star Chapter Meeting/Awards Event in January 2018. Trophies are reserved for competitors who have attended AT LEAST five events in the same class for the 2017 year, with the seven highest scoring events (out of the NINE scheduled events for 2017) being counted as points events. If a driver changes class(es) during the season, any points accumulated in a given class will remain with that class and cannot be combined with points in any other class. In the event of a position points tie at the end of the year in a particular class, each driver’s best times from all events in which the tying competitors both competed will be added up and the lowest aggregate time will determine the winner of that position.
The LSC Autocross Committee reserves the right to make modifications to the rules and regulations, car classifications, and base and modification points, as it sees appropriate to promote fair competition.

F. CAR CLASSIFICATIONS:
All cars are generally classified by their overall performance capabilities. There are two main groupings for classifying cars – BMWs and non-BMWs.
BMWs and MINIs may only register in classes A thru G.
Non-BMWs may only register in classes X thru Z.
NOTE: Drivers may, at their option, register their car and compete in a more competitive class than that in which their car is normally classified. For example, a BMW whose base and modifications points falls into Class C may register for any or all events in class E. Drivers who intend to make modifications to their car as the season progresses would be best served to take advantage of this option!

BMWs
BMWs and MINIs are assigned base points for STOCK performance capabilities and receive additional points for MODIFICATIONS to the stock setup. The sum of these points will determine what class the vehicle will compete in. BMW and MINI complete in Class B through Class G, with Class G being the highest performance and/or more modified cars.

Classification Point Ranges
Class B: 0 to 34 points
Class C: 35 to 44 points
Class D: 45 to 54 points
Class E: 55 to 64 points
Class F: 65 to 74 points
Class G: 75 points and higher

Non-BMWs
Non-BMW classes are X thru Z and placement is based on manufacturers’ published engine displacement specifications. Engine displacement is rounded to the nearest tenth of a liter. For example, 2,948cc = 2.9L, whereas 2,950cc = 3.0L.
–  A forced induction displacement multiplier of 1.5 is applied to all non-BMW turbocharged and supercharged engines. For example, a 2.0L turbo engine is classified as a 2.0L X 1.5 = 3.0L engine. This multiplier applies whether the forced induction is done by the original manufacturer or installed as an aftermarket upgrade.
–  Rotary engines are assessed a displacement multiplier of 2.0. For example, a 1.3L rotary engine is classified as a 1.3L X 2.0 = 2.6L engine
NOTE: Rotary engines that have forced induction are assessed both displacement multipliers. For example, a 1.3L turbo rotary engine is classified as 1.3L X 1.5 X 2 = 3.9L

Class X: Non-BMW vehicles less than 2.1 liters (except S2000 and Lotus Elise)
Class Y: Non-BMW vehicles greater than 2.1 liters and less than 4.0 liters. (including S2000 & Elise)
Class Z : Non-BMW vehicles 4.0 liters and above

The use of “R” compound or “slick” tires on a Non-BMW moves the vehicle up to the next higher class.

Base Model Points (BMW / MINI)

Model Start Year End Year Base Points
128i 2008 2013 48
135i 2008 2013 58
1600-2, 1602 1966 1975 0
1800TI – 4 Dr 1964 1966 0
228i/230i 2014   52
235i 2014 2014 58
M235i/M240i 2014   62
2000tii, 2002tii 1969 1974 6
2002 1968 1976 3
2002 Alpina 1967 19677 20
2800 1968 1971 10
3.0cs, 3.0csi 1971 1975 15
3.0s, 3.0si 1973 1976 10
318i E30M10 1983 1988 13
318i E30M42 1989 1990 22
318i/318ti E36 1991 1999 20
320i 1977 1983 3
320i F30 2013   44
323i E36/E46 1998 2000 38
323i Euro 1977 1986 39
325i E36/E46 1992 2006 39
325e E30M20 1984 1986 20
325i E30M20 1987 1992 32
325i E90 2006 2006 41
328d F30 2014   44
328i E36/E46 1996 2001 41
328i E90 2007 2013 45
328i/330i F30 2012   50
330i E46 2001 2006 45
330i E46 ZHP 2003 2006 49
330i E90 2006 2006 47
335i E90 2007 2013 55
335d E90 2009 2010 49
335is E90 2011 2013 57
335i/340i F30 2012   58
428i/430i coupe & gran coupe 2014   50
435i/440i coupe & gran coupe 2014   58
525i 1989 1990 11
525i 1991 1995 25
525i 2001 2003 28
525i 2004 2007 30
528e 1982 1985 3
528e 1986 1988 4
528i 1979 1981 10
528i 1997 2000 28
528i E60 2007 2010 32
528i (F10 – Inline 6) 2011 2011 34
528i (F10 – Inline 4) 2012   38
530i 1975 1978 10
530i 1993 1995 28
530i 2001 2003 31
530i 2004 2007 33
533i 1982 1984 15
535d F10 2014   38
535i E28 1985 1988 20
535i E34 1989 1993 28
535i E60 2007 2010 42
535i F10 2011   42
540i E34 1994 1996 35
540i E39 1997 2003 37
545i E60 2004 2005 42
550i E60 2006 2010 44
550i F10 2011   46
630csi 1977 1982 10
633csi 1983 1984 15
635csi 1985 1990 20
640i Coupe/Gran Coupe 2012   42
645ci 2004 2005 42
650i 2006 2010 44
650i Coupe/Gran Coupe 2012   46
733i/735i 1978 1987 12
735i 1988 1992 20
740e 2017   30
740i 1993 1996 25
740i/740Li 2011   30
740iL 1993 2001 24
740Ld 2015   28
745iL 2002 2005 25
750i/750Li 2010   34
750iL 1991 2001 25
750i/Li 2006 2009 27
760i/Li 2003 2015 28
850csi 1994 1994 40
850i 1991 1993 20
Active Hybrid 3 2013   50
Active Hybrid 5 2012   40
Active Hybrid 7 i/Li 2010   30
Alpina B6 All All 56
Alpina B7 All All 36
i3 2014   24
i8 2014   60
1M 2011 2011 66
M2 2016   68
M3 E30 1988 1991 41
M3 E36 1995 1995 50
M3 E36 1996 2000 51
M3 E46 2001 2004 61
M3 E46 Comp Pkg 2005 2005 63
M3 E90/92 2008 2013 66
M3 F80 2015   68
M3 LTW 1995 1995 53
M4 F82 2015   68
M5 E28 1987 1988 39
M5 E34 1991 1993 38
M5 E39 2000 2003 58
M5 E60 2005 2010 65
M5 F10 2013   66
M6 E24 1987 1990 34
M6 E64 2005 2010 65
M6 F13 2013   66
M Coupe/Roadster (Z3) 1998 2000 55
M Coupe/Roadster (Z3) 2001 2002 59
M Coupe/Roadster (Z4) 2006 2008 66
X1 sDrive 28i / X1 xDrive 28i 2013 2015 28
X1 sDrive 28i / X1 xDrive 28i 2016   26
X1 xDrive 35i 2013 2015 34
X3 2.5i 2004 2005 20
X3 3.0i 2004 2006 25
X3 3.0si 2007 2008 28
X3 sDrive 28i / X3 xDrive 28i 2011   28
X3 xDrive 28d 2015   24
X3 xDrive 35i 2011   32
X4 xDrive 28i 2015   30
X4 xDrive 35i/M40i 2015   34
X5 3.0i 2001 2006 20
X5 4.4i 2000 2006 25
X5 4.6is 2002 2003 28
X5 4.8is 2004 2006 30
X5 3.0si 2007 2008 23
X5 4.8i 2007 2008 28
X5 xDrive 30i 2009 2010 23
X5 xDrive 35d 2010 2010 26
X5 xDrive 48i 2009 2010 28
X5 sDrive 35i 2014   29
X5 xDrive 35i 2011   29
X5 xDrive 35d 2011   26
X5 xDrive 40e 2017   26
X5 xDrive 50i 2011   36
X5M 2010   44
X6 sDrive 35i / X6 xDrive 35i 2008   33
X6 xDrive 50i 2008   38
X6M 2010   44
Z3 1.9 1996 1998 26
Z3 2.3 1999 1999 40
Z3 2.5 2001 2002 42
Z3 2.8 1997 2000 45
Z3 3.0 2001 2002 50
Z4 2.5 2003 2004 47
Z4 3.0 2006 2006 55
Z4 3.0i 2006 2008 55
Z4 3.0si 2006 2008 57
Z4 Coupe 3.0si 2006 2008 59
Z4 sDrive 28i 2012 2016 57
Z4 sDrive 30i 2010 2010 57
Z4 sDrive 35i 2010 2016 59
Z4 sDrive 35is 2010 2016 61
Z8 2000 2004 58
Mini Cooper 2002 2006 30
Mini Cooper S 2002 2006 40
Mini Cooper S Works 2002 2006 47
Mini Cooper GP 2006 2006 54
Mini Clubman 2008 2016 33
Mini Clubman S 2008 2016 43
Mini Cooper 2007 2013 35
Mini Cooper S 2007 2013 45
Mini Cooper S Works 2008 2013 50
Mini Clubman S Works 2008 2014 48
Mini Countryman 2011   33
Mini Countryman S 2011   43
Mini Paceman 2014   33
Mini Paceman S 2014   43
Mini Cooper 2014   40
Mini Cooper S 2014   48
Mini Coupe 2012 2015 37
Mini Coupe S 2012 2015 47
Mini Roadster 2012 2015 37
Mini Roadster S 2012 2015 47


Modification Points (BMW / MINI)

 Modification  Points Multiples
MINI JCW Package 2010+ 5
Factory Sports Package (is or ti Sport) 2
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) -3
Non-Z3/Z4 convertibles -2
Wagon or GT (e.g. F30 based 328GT) -1

ENGINE

Modification Points Multiples
 Exhaust headers (Non OEM) 1
 Aftermarket cat-back exhaust 1
 Weber 32/36 DGV downdraft (each) 2 Yes
 Sidedraft 2bbl carb (each) 2 Yes
 Performance cam (Non OEM) 3
 Increased Compression Pistons (Non OEM) 3
 Lightened flywheel 3
 Underdrive Pulley 3
 Power chip/software update 3
 ECU Upgrade (Turbo Cars) 5
 Turbocharger/Supercharger (not factory installed) 10
 Upgraded Motor Swaps 10
 HFM upgrades + chip/software 5
 Aftermarket filter (in factory airbox) 0
 Unshielded / Unshielded aftermarket cone filter 1

DRIVELINE

Modification Points Multiples
 Upgrade from open diff to OEM LSD (no ratio change) 2
 Upgrade to higher ratio diff (LSD or not) 3
 5/6 speed close ratio transmission (Non OEM) 2
 SMG or DCT 2

 SUSPENSION (Point changes for springs and coilovers take place Jan 1, 2013)

Modification Points Multiples
 Sport Shocks (Non Adjustable i.e. Bilstein Sports) 1
 Sport Shocks (Single or Double Adjustable i.e. Koni)
2
 Sport Springs (Fixed Height, Non-Adjustable) 1
 Coilovers (i.e. Bilstein PSS9, KW’s, AST) If selected, do not   select shocks & springs.
4
 Sway bar (Non OEM) (each) 1 Yes
 Bolt-on chassis reinforcements (each) (X-braces, strut bars) 1 Yes
 Modified front camber 2
 Modified rear camber 0
 Quick ratio steering 2
 Active Roll Stabilization 2
Modification Points Multiples

WHEELS, TIRES & OTHER

Modification Points Note
 Plus 0 – Any size tire on OE diameter wheel 0
 Plus 1 – Any size tire on wheel 1″ > than OE 1
 Plus 2 – Any size tire on wheel 2″ > than OE 2
 Plus 3 – Any size tire on wheel 3″ > than OE 3
 R compound tires (any type) 10
 Racing Seat 2 Multiples
 Extensive Lightening (fiberglass hood, seats removed) 5
 Bolt-in roll bar/cage 0  Safety
 Welded-in roll bar/cage 0  Safety
4, 5, or 6 Point Harness 0  Safety