Car Classifications

No motorcycles, karts, trucks, SUVs, or other high center of gravity vehicles are allowed. The final decision on driver and vehicle participation and classification is at the discretion of the CCA Competition Director.

The CCA uses the car classifications listed below. Note that the CCA is no longer with the NCCC and our events will not get you NCCC points. We will instead have our own awards for fastest times and overall participation.

C4 Any C1-C4 Corvette
C5 Any base C5 Corvette
C6 Any base C6 Corvette
C7 Any base C7 or C8 Corvette
CZ Any C5-C7 Grand Sport, Z06 or ZR1 Corvette
O1 Open Class non-Corvettes, ≤249 horsepower
O2 Open Class non-Corvettes, 250-399 horsepower
O3 Open Class non-Corvettes, ≥400 horsepower

If there is only one participant in any given car classification, then they will be merged in with another classification as follows:

  • C4 C5
  • C6 C7 CZ
  • O1 O2 O3 (whichever is closest in horsepower)

Schedule

Registration: 8:00 - 8:45 AM
Tech Inspections: 8:15 - 9:00 AM
Novice Course Walk: 9:05 - 9:15 AM
Drivers & Workers Meetings: 9:20 - 9:30 AM
Cars to Grid & Workers to Stations: 9:35 - 9:50 AM
AM 1st Heat Start: 9:50 AM
AM 2nd Heat Start: 20 min. after 1st heat ends
Lunch Break: 12:50 - 1:30 PM
PM Only Registration & Tech Insp.: 12:50 - 1:20 PM
Novice Course Walk: 1:35 - 1:45 PM
Drivers & Workers Meetings: 1:50 - 2:00 PM
Car to Grid & Workers to Stations: 2:05 - 2:15 PM
PM 1st Heat Start: 2:15 PM
PM 2nd Heat Start: 20 min. after 1st heat ends

Preparation and Arrival

Come prepared! In addition to the usual stuff, please bring with you:

  • You must wear a face covering over your nose, mouth, and chin whenever you are outside of your vehicle. Helmets and/or headsocks do not meet the requirements of a mask or face covering. No exceptions!
  • Your own pen for personal use. We will have a limited number of new pens to give out.
  • Hand sanitizer, wipes, and/or gloves.
  • You are strongly encouraged to bring your own helmet, painters tape (for car number), tools, food and drink, and anything else you may need to avoid having to share. A limited number of rental helmets are available, but each helmet will only be used by a single person for the entire day.

When you arrive:

  1. Enter the lot through the entrance across from Stoney Run Rd., cross the top of the lot, turn left and follow the fenceline to the bottom of the lot to park for tech inspection. This will be your parking spot for the day.
  2. Put your completed tech form under your wiper blade, and raise your hood when you're ready for tech inspection. If you need a tech form, pick one up at the registration tent. Tech inspection volunteers will be walking around and approving forms. Wear a face covering, maintain 6+ feet of space between yourself and others, use your own pen.
  3. If you have not already pre-registered, register on your phone. We will not be accepting/entering registrations at the registration tent. Due to space constraints, registration will be capped at 50 drivers per session (25 drivers per heat) so you are encouraged to register and pay before arriving to reserve your spot. Online registration will remain open during the day of the event pending available space. We will accept cash at the registration tent, but we encourage you to pay online. After registering, mark your car number on both the driver's and passenger's side of your car using decals, tape, shoe polish, etc.
  4. Once your technical inspection and online registration are completed, bring your tech form and pen to the registration tent. Show the volunteer your completed and approved tech form and driver's license. Drop your tech form in the provided box. Confirm your registration and payment. Wear a face covering and maintain social distancing.
  5. Pick your heat(s) for the morning/afternoon sessions. Experienced autocrossers are encouraged (sometimes forced) to sign up for heat 1. Worker positions will be assigned during the workers meeting. A volunteer will record heat assignments on a white board.
  6. Sign the liability release form and receive a wristband indicating you are a registered participant allowed on the course. Wear a face covering, maintain social distacing, use your own pen, and put on your own wristband.
  7. In lieu of a grid card, we will be using your wristband to identify that you have completed the entire registration and technical inspection process.
  8. Review the course map and familiarize yourself with the live timing webpage while you wait for the drivers' and workers' meetings.

Technical Inspection & Helmets

All drivers and passengers must be 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license. All drivers and passengers are required to sign a waiver and receive an event wristband at registration/check-in. Drivers are required to work the heat(s) opposite the heat(s) they drive in.

Drivers are responsible for ensuring their car is technically prepared and a technical inspection form (below) should be completed prior to arriving at the event. If you forget your tech form or register the day of the event, you may complete a tech form at the event. Use your own pen.

All drivers must wear an approved helmet. The helmet must be at least DOT, however SA2010 or newer is preferred. If you do not have a helmet, you may rent one. You can add all-day helmet rental (which now includes a new headsock you may keep or toss) for $2 for members and $7 for non-members when pre-registering online or onsite for $2/$7 cash. You are strongly urged to bring your own helmet both for sanitation reasons and because we have a limited number of helmets available to rent. If you rent a helmet, please keep both the helmet and headsock for your own use throughout the day - do not share them. At the end of the day, you are welcome to either keep the headsock or toss it, but please return the helmet.

No motorcycles, karts, trucks, SUVs, or other high center of gravity vehicles are allowed. All inspection items must pass to participate. The final decision on driver and vehicle participation is at the discretion of the CCA Competition Director.

Technical Inspection Form

Worker Assignments

All drivers are required to work the heat(s) opposite the heat(s) they drive in. The Worker Chief will assign you to a course location for the heat you are working. Wear masks and maintain social distancing during worker assignments.

  • Competition Director - Responsible for soliciting CCA member volunteers, notification of their assignments, overall running of the event.
  • Safety Chief - The CCA Competition Director or their designee. Duties include course design safety, setup of event such that all participants, workers, spectators are not at risk of danger from the running of the event. Additionally, to perform the drivers meeting covering all points listed in the drivers meeting section.
  • Worker Chief - A CCA member volunteer or someone designated by the Safety Chief. This task can be done while cars are going to grid. Workers will assemble with the Chief prior to the heat starting and they will check each person off on the list as they are assigned course locations. First worker assigned to each station should receive a sanitized radio to be used at that course location. Prior to course going hot and all workers are in place, Worker Chief will perform radio check to all stations.
  • Tech Inspectors - Two CCA member volunteers. Upon approval, a tech sticker will be placed on the technical inspection form. The driver will turn in the completed and approved form at the registration tent. If a car fails tech, driver can fix the problem and come back to tech before the start of the heat.
  • On-Course Workers - All participating drivers will be required to work the event. At each of the on-course stations there will be a radio, red flag, extra cones and a fire extinguisher. These items will be sanitized between heats. One worker will handle the radio and red flag. Proper radio use requires saying station number followed by remark. Remarks can be number of cones or car going off course (i.e. "Station 1 one cone" or "Station 1 off course" or "hold start"). While wearing masks, remember to talk loud and clear. Other worker(s) at each station are responsible for replacing cones that get knocked off. Workers need to run to where cone(s) need to be reset. DO NOT WALK, the course is hot. Fire extinguishers are to be used only in the case of an actual fire. No use of cameras or cell phones for photos or video is allowed by course workers.
  • Grid Worker - Normally a CCA member volunteer will do this. Using a list, each car in the heat will be directed to their selected grid position. Check driver/passenger for event wristband(s). On a flow basis, cars will be sent to the start line. Remember to tell drivers to return to parking lot after their last run.
  • Starter - Preferably this is a CCA member volunteer. Bring each car up to start line short of timing equipment. Radio to Timing what car number is on the line. Once the course is clear of the previous car and all course workers have finished any on course cone replacements, send next car out onto course.
  • Stop Box - As each car completes course, remove gate cone to allow them to return to grid or the parking lot if last run. If they hit any cone in the gate, report the run as a DNF to Timing.
  • Spectator Control - Someone positioned near the gate by registration to keep spectators from straying onto the course area. The only exception would be to use porta-potty facilities.

Drivers Meeting

  1. Welcome all participants. Reminder to wear masks and maintain social distancing. Any first-timers?
  2. If applicable, recognize sponsors that donated prizes.
  3. Introduce Safety Chief. Event rules: worker safety on-course (run/don't walk to reset cones, no cameras/cell phones), if drivers hit timing equipment they buy it, no spectators or minors.
  4. Introduce Worker Chief.
  5. Describe and demonstrate a cone penalty (2 seconds off time for each cone).
  6. There will be no in car instruction. Everyone will get a practice run to start the heat. Course workers will direct you through the course. Timed runs will begin after the practice run.
  7. Wrist bands & completed technical inspection - everybody needs both. Go to registration if you don't.
  8. It will be at the Competition Director’s decision as whether there will be a novice walk thru of the course.
  9. Awards - digital class certificate and cone decal. Possibly FTD awards from sponsors.
  10. See the Competition Director or Safety Chief with any questions.

Timing & Scoring

Timing is electronic and all times will be shown live and on a large display near the end of the course as well as on the website which can be viewed on any computer or mobile device. Live Timing & Scoring

# Cones Each upright cone knocked down or displaced from its outlined box is a 2 second penalty.
A "did not finish" (DNF) is given when a cone in the start or stop box is knocked down or displaced from its outlined box or if the driver fails to safely complete all course elements in the prescribed sequence (is "off course").
A "rerun" is usually given in the event of unfavorable circumstances outside of the driver's control. For example, a timing fault, a course that is not properly reset or cleared before the run, or in the event the run is prematurely stopped for safety or other reasons.
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