Compete

Welcome to a fun, exciting and competitive Autocross racing series. Our mission:

Produce a competitive racing series that showcases driver skill, highlights industry innovation, and excites passion for the automobile.

All are welcome!

AutoCross in the most basic terms is racing your vehicle around a coned course and striving to get the fastest possible time without hitting any cones.

You’re not competing against other vehicles at the same time on the same track – it’s just you and the course. Most Goodguys events offer AutoCross as part of your paid admission – there’s no extra cost to compete.

In order to provide a safe and competitive place to race, Goodguys has six racing classes ranging from a first time experience, to novice competition, to professional racers. 

The class structure accommodates a range of qualified vehicles in stock trim, mildly modified street cars, aggressive street prepped track cars, and fully prepped competition race cars.  Our goal is to position competitors in a class that allows for skill and vehicle development. 

COME ON OUT AND DRIVE - THE BASICS

Thinking about AutoCrossing your vehicle? Or maybe you just registered your vehicle for the first time and you’d like to give AutoCross a try.

Check out the resources below which will walk you thourgh the basics of what to expect on a weekend at a Goodguys CPP AutoCross event.   

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You can register online or in-person at the event. Once you arrive at the event and get your participant packet, you’ll want to make your way to the AutoCross pits. If you’re new to the venue, ask the Goodguys staff to point you in the right direction or look for the giant inflatable Goodguys CPP AutoCross arch.

Space is based on a first-come basis. So arrive early and pick a great spot.

See the AutoCross staff to get your vehicle details and get ready for tech inspection.  You’ll also want to determine your class, and get entered into the Pronto timing system. The Goodguys staff can also help you decide on the best class for you: PRO-X, PRO, Forgeline Street Machine, FiTech Challenger, LMC Truck, or Wilwood All-American. You can also register to make Fun Runs.

There’s a Goodguys AutoCross tent at the starting area where you can ask to be teched. A Goodguys representative will come to your vehicle and make sure everything is in proper working order. Be sure you are 18-years old, your vehicle is street licensed, insured, and have working lights and safety items. The registered name on the Goodguys vehicle window sticker will be the only driver allowed to drive it.       

Common things they look for are no leaks, battery mounted securely, all lug nuts on the wheels, DOT tires (which will be limited to a 200 minimum tread wear), working brake lights, a throttle return spring, and seats mounted secure to the body or chassis. See the full rule book for a complete and comprehensive list of requirements and classes.   

It’s a good idea to bring some basic supplies for a day of AutoCrossing. Some people bring an E-Z Up for shade and a portable chair is highly encouraged. STAY HYDRATED – it’s always good to bring a cooler with food and fluids. 

Bring your helmet, as it’s required to wear a DOT- or SFI-approved helmet when driving on the course. Goodguys does have loaner helmets available.                   

Tools – items like a jack, jack stands, gloves, a small tool kit, torque wrench, and a tire pressure gauge are all good basics to bring. The Goodguys CPP AutoCross community is very friendly and most other competitors are willing to lend a helping hand, a tool, or to give driving advice.   

It’s a good idea to bring some basic supplies for a day of AutoCrossing. Some people bring an E-Z Up for shade and a portable chair is highly encouraged. STAY HYDRATED – it’s always good to bring a cooler with food and fluids. 

Bring your helmet, as it’s required to wear a DOT- or SFI-approved helmet when driving on the course. Goodguys does have loaner helmets available.                   

Tools – items like a jack, jack stands, gloves, a small tool kit, torque wrench, and a tire pressure gauge are all good basics to bring. The Goodguys CPP AutoCross community is very friendly and most other competitors are willing to lend a helping hand, a tool, or to give driving advice.   

Typically, the PRO-X and PRO classes will be the first to start racing. This is a great time to watch some runs. Once you see the line of vehicles moving and it’s getting closer to your turn, it’s time to get in and get prepared. Put your helmet on, buckle yourself in, and get your vehicle warmed up. Goodguys AutoCross works similar to the cafeteria line in grade school – one person goes and then it’s next in line until everyone has had their run and then it starts all over again.

Like drag racing, you’ll see a little Christmas tree on the side of the starting line. Lime green Start cones indicate where to line up. Watch the person in front of you to see what they do and where they line up their car or truck. As you approach the tree, the first amber light will glow. Then you slowly move up until the second amber light is lit. You are now “staged.” Keep your foot on the brake until you see the green light. Your time does not officially start until your vehicle physically moves forward.       

After navigating the course as fast as possible, you’ll see the white cones with checkered flags. The timing clock stops when you pass those, and you need to brake and stop as quickly as possible in the stop box area – before you reach the red cones marking the end. Not coming to a complete stop will result in no time being recorded for the run.   

Results are determined by elapsed time and any cone penalties you might accrue during your lap. If you bump a cone and it remains upright, there is no penalty assessed. If you knock a cone over, it results in a 2-second penalty added to your lap time. As a first timer, you’ll primarily be racing against yourself, with a goal of improving on each lap. The number of laps you get in a day depends on the number of vehicles that sign up to race, but on average you can expect anywhere between five to eight runs in a day.                           

Need help? The Goodguys staff is there to keep things running smoothly.   

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