VIDEO: Goodguys Shows You How to Autcross during First Half of the 2013 Season

Goodguys autocross action: We explain what it’s all about and how to get involved

Nikolas Kolenich Jul 29, 2013 0 Comment(s)
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The Goodguys autocross is a motorsport that highlights safe competition and energetic involvement. Like most autocross events, the Goodguys event is a timed competition in which drivers navigate, one at a time, through a defined course on a paved surface. The sport is different from road racing and oval racing because only one car is on the track at a time. Racers are against the clock rather than other drivers. The competition is entry-level and provides a stepping stone for those looking to compete in other forms of racing (rally and circuit to name a few).

Goodguys autocross courses are typically one to two kilometers in length and put lots of stress of the suspension and acceleration parts of a vehicle. Handling and driver skill are more important than engine power and speed. Courses marked by cones and can be setup and torn down in a matter of minutes.

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The typical sanctioning body for autocross events is the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and the National Auto Sport Association. Events are held on flat surfaces, generally parking lots or airport tarmacs, and allow for faced passed action that does not exceed highway speeds.

To get involved, simply visit Goodguys.com and sign-up for an upcoming event. Bring your vehicle to the show and participate in the free track laid out in cones. You’ll likely want to drive the course slowly, taking it easy the first time around. There’s no need to break any parts while learning, so take it calm and observe how your car performs. It’s all about keeping the tires planted and accelerating through the turns.

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The Goodguys autocross is split-up between 5 classes; each class gives drivers a better opportunity to win based on their car’s year/make/model. The fifth All American Sunday Late Models, is only held on Sunday competitions. Here are the 4 main classes:

  • PRO-Class
  • Must be 1972 or older Is owned by a sponsor of the vent or is a winner of another class Previous winners are placed in the PRO-Class for the remainder of a season

  • Street Machine Class
  • Vehicles must be 1955 - 1972

  • Hot Rod Class
  • All vehicles must be 1954 or older, but no trucks can enter this class

  • Truck Class
  • Vehicles must be 1973 and newer

Here is the schedule for the remainder of the 2013 season:

    Goodguys 3rd Speedway Nationals
    Sept 20 - 22 | Indianapolis, IN
    Friday • 9:00am to Noon & 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Saturday • 9:00am to Noon & 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    All American Sunday • 9:00am to 1:00pm

    Goodguys 21st Lone Star Nationals
    Oct 4 - 6 | Ft. Worth, TX
    Friday • 9:00am to Noon & 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Saturday • 9:00am to Noon & 1:00pm to 3:00pm
    All American Sunday • 9:00am to 1:00pm

    Goodguys 20th Southeastern Nationals
    Oct 25 - 27 | Charlotte, NC
    Friday • 9:00am to Noon & 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Saturday • 9:00am to Noon & 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    All American Sunday • 9:00am to 1:00pm

    Goodguys 24th Autumn Get-Together
    Nov 9 & 10 | Pleasanton, CA
    Saturday • 9:00am to Noon & 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Sunday • 9:00am to 1:00pm

    Goodguys 16th Southwest Nationals
    November 15 - 17 | Scottsdale, AZ
    Friday • 9:00am to Noon
    Friday • 1:00pm to 4:00pm (Last qualifier for Finals Shootout)
    Saturday • 9:00am to Noon (Finals Shootout Qualifying)
    Saturday • 1:30pm to 4:00pm (Finals Shootout)
    All American Sunday • 9:00am to 1:00pm

    Goodguys 3rd Fall Del Mar Nationals
    Nov 22 - 24 | Del Mar, CA
    Friday • 9:00am to Noon & 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Saturday • 9:00am to Noon & 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    All American Sunday • 9:00am to 1:00pm

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