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Originally Posted by FPenvy anyone have any advice for someone thinking about trying autox finally? lol Just sign up and go Most all the local SCCA chapters have a good

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Old 03-05-2015, 09:40 AM   #46 (permalink)
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anyone have any advice for someone thinking about trying autox finally? lol
Just sign up and go

Most all the local SCCA chapters have a good novice program. They will give advice on getting your car through tech inspection, and stuff like tire air pressures to run. They should also have a novice walk through to explain the layout of the course. Try to ride along with an experienced driver to get a look/feel of the course at speed. Have someone ride along with you, they can give you pointers on what to look for while out on the course. If you wanted you go attend an event and just ride along a few times, talk to other drivers and then prepare to drive the next event.

Just go out and have fun.
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I've pulled that with my hp+ pads. Overall I liked em but more towards the end of their life they started to Not work so well for autocross. At that point I kept switching back to stock pads for some events because my hawk pads just refused to stop even though the pad had some life left.
I had a $100 Z1 gift certificate I won at one of the local Nissan meets last year, so get them basically half price. Wanted to try something other than my OEM's.
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Most all the local SCCA chapters have a good novice program. They will give advice on getting your car through tech inspection, and stuff like tire air pressures to run. They should also have a novice walk through to explain the layout of the course. Try to ride along with an experienced driver to get a look/feel of the course at speed. Have someone ride along with you, they can give you pointers on what to look for while out on the course. If you wanted you go attend an event and just ride along a few times, talk to other drivers and then prepare to drive the next event.

Just go out and have fun.
solid advice. I plan on going to the first scheduled event and see what happens. been on tracks, drag strips, the dragon, etc just never tried auto x. seems like it could be something fun to do.
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Just sign up and go

Most all the local SCCA chapters have a good novice program. They will give advice on getting your car through tech inspection, and stuff like tire air pressures to run. They should also have a novice walk through to explain the layout of the course. Try to ride along with an experienced driver to get a look/feel of the course at speed. Have someone ride along with you, they can give you pointers on what to look for while out on the course. If you wanted you go attend an event and just ride along a few times, talk to other drivers and then prepare to drive the next event.

Just go out and have fun.
Pretty much what cruz said sums it up... You won't need to put as much prep into your car for AutoX as you would for a full on track day.

-Don't skip the track walk in the morning. You'll regret it if you DNF your first couple of runs because you got lost amongst the cones. You'll probably get somewhere between 7-10 runs in a day, around a minute'ish each. Make them all count.

-Ride alongs are hugely important if you're new to AutoX or the track layout. A turn might look huge as you're walking the track but things tend to seem a lot smaller/tighter when you're at speed. This ties in to not wasting runs.

-Invest in a decent set of magnetic numbers for your car. There are tons of sites that sell them for between $30-70 depending on how fancy you want them to look. Trying to sit there and create numbers and class letters out of blue tape on the side of your car is a pain in the ***, especially if it happens to be windy that day.

-Check the SCCA website or your local SCCA chapter's website for class rules (you'll want to get that right for when you order your numbers). A bone stock 370Z should be in the B Stock class according to the 2015 rulebook. You might be in the B stock prepared class judging by the mods in your sig, but check the book to be sure.

-Don't worry about other people's times. Focus on consistently improving your own times and not wasting runs with DNFs.

-Have fun.

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Pretty much what cruz said sums it up... You won't need to put as much prep into your car for AutoX as you would for a full on track day.

-Don't skip the track walk in the morning. You'll regret it if you DNF your first couple of runs because you got lost amongst the cones. You'll probably get somewhere between 7-10 runs in a day, around a minute'ish each. Make them all count.

-Ride alongs are hugely important if you're new to AutoX or the track layout. A turn might look huge as you're walking the track but things tend to seem a lot smaller/tighter when you're at speed. This ties in to not wasting runs.

-Invest in a decent set of magnetic numbers for your car. There are tons of sites that sell them for between $30-70 depending on how fancy you want them to look. Trying to sit there and create numbers and class letters out of blue tape on the side of your car is a pain in the ***, especially if it happens to be windy that day.

-Check the SCCA website or your local SCCA chapter's website for class rules (you'll want to get that right for when you order your numbers). A bone stock 370Z should be in the B Stock class according to the 2015 rulebook. You might be in the B stock prepared class judging by the mods in your sig, but check the book to be sure.

-Don't worry about other people's times. Focus on consistently improving your own times and not wasting runs with DNFs.

-Have fun.


More great info, except, you would be in ASP, not BSP


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It seems like every time I talk to someone about it I am told a different class...

So would a stock 370Z (non-Nismo) be A stock or B stock?

Slightly modded 370Z would jump to ASP?

I guess it doesn't really matter too much unless you are competing at national level. Every time I tech at my local SCCA autoX they basically just make sure the wheels are bolted on and your battery is tied down. Nobody checks things like treadwear rating on tires, suspension mods, etc.
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The 3 classes that the 370z falls under are:

B Street
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It seems like every time I talk to someone about it I am told a different class...

So would a stock 370Z (non-Nismo) be A stock or B stock?

Slightly modded 370Z would jump to ASP?

I guess it doesn't really matter too much unless you are competing at national level. Every time I tech at my local SCCA autoX they basically just make sure the wheels are bolted on and your battery is tied down. Nobody checks things like treadwear rating on tires, suspension mods, etc.
You should play by the rules regardless what level of competition.
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You should play by the rules regardless what level of competition.

Also, it's not up to the tech person to put your car in a class. You can ask the tech or registration for advice on what class you should run, but it's up to the driver to class their own car.

Our local rule for mods is, most are not looked at that closely until you beat someone who cares.



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The 3 classes that the 370z falls under are:

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I feel sorry for poor souls(Nismo Z owners) battling S2000 CRs, C5 Z06s and Cayman S in A street. Scca should write a formal letter of apology to all nismo owners for what they did .

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Agreed. Trust me when I say this, you'll literally see people cheat in front of you. Especially in Street class. They are only cheating themselves. Just do the right thing and when you beat them in your legal car, satisfaction is guaranteed.
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so what class would my Z fall under being that i'm running breathers, tune, and 305 tires in the rear?
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Sounds like ASP to me FP. Welcome to the land of crazy built STis and Evos! Haha it's fun regardless of class. I've beaten some pretty quick turbo AWD cars there before. Makes it more competitive and challenges me more.
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Agreed. Trust me when I say this, you'll literally see people cheat in front of you. Especially in Street class. They are only cheating themselves. Just do the right thing and when you beat them in your legal car, satisfaction is guaranteed.
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Sounds like ASP to me FP. Welcome to the land of crazy built STis and Evos! Haha it's fun regardless of class. I've beaten some pretty quick turbo AWD cars there before. Makes it more competitive and challenges me more.
lovely lol sounds like a blast same thing as the drag strip. awd evos and sti's all day
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so what class would my Z fall under being that i'm running breathers, tune, and 305 tires in the rear?
Sounds like ASP but without a complete list of mods (suspension, drivetrain, etc.) I can't say definitively.
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