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Thread: Car Classification for Solo2 Competition

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    Car Classification for Solo2 Competition

    This thread is meant to give some guidance to those trying to classify their car for the VCMC and NCT series, as well as key events like the KSC and ongoing Solo2 competitions in the lower mainland.
    Feel free to post questions below and the experienced club members will try to assist you in discussing and determining your classification. It is best to do this prior to the event you intend on participating in.
    Please use the below resources to educate yourself but also post up relevant resources if you come across them.

    We use Sports Car Club of America Solo 2 classification and preparation rules. Classing is broken down by the performance potential of the specific model as well as the level of modification and prep. This classing structure aims to set up a level playing field where cars of similar potential and performance prep can compete and theoretically be

    Your best and only valid resource is the SCCA Solo Rulebook for each particular year:
    http://www.scca.com/documents/2011%2...lo%20Rules.pdf

    Some updates and clarifications are made throughout the year so these adjustments are posted in the monthly SCCA Fastrack publication:
    http://scca.com/contentpage.aspx?content=78
    When used together, these two documents are the only 100% valid resource and are only relevant for each competitive year.

    Quick Reference for finding your car class: http://cms.scca.com/documents/2011%2...20listings.pdf
    Last edited by Lego Maniac; March 19, 2011 at 13:47. Reason: updated links

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    Re: Car Classification for Solo2 Competition

    There are also a variety of other resources that attempt to simplify the hundreds of pages of a rulebook and these are an excellent guide. The problem with these is that they are not always updated, so recent class restructuring and prep allowances are not reflected. If you are using these as a reference, please do your due diligence and double check here (or with the current rulebook) especially if you're going to a big event or are getting very competitive in your class.

    SCCA has a handy document that summarized allowable mods, but it is a year or two out of date: http://cms.scca.com/documents/Solo_R...categories.pdf
    And a nifty spreadsheet that does the same but in a different format: http://www.scca-milwaukee.org/Solo/c...sification.pdf

    Although from 2007, this spreadsheet shows you what classes your car may be eligible for: http://www.scca-milwaukee.org/solo/2...rclass2007.pdf

    Just keep in mind that some class restructuring may have happened since these were published so double check and ask here.

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    Re: Car Classification for Solo2 Competition

    Of course, there is more to this
    Most clubs around the continent have a certain spin on classing that helps them manage their region and events.
    Let's face it, there are so many different classes and unless you're at the US Nationals in Lincoln, Nebraska, some classes are scarcely populated.
    To make things more interesting, VCMC groups certain classes to make the competition better. For example:

    Stock (SS, AS, BS, CS, DS, ES, FS, GS, HS)
    Non-Stock 1 (ASP, BSP, CSP, DSP, FSP)
    Non-Stock 2 (SM, SMF, SSM, XP, CP, DP, EP, FP, GP, AM, BM, CM, DM, EM, FM)
    Non-Stock 3 (ST, STS, STX, STU, STR)
    Ladies = All female drivers from classes above + L index
    Novice = All novices from classes above

    And on occasion:
    Open PAX = Turning up the heat by grouping Senior Drivers

    The field is leveled in each grouping according to the PAX index value or multiplier that works well. See here for 2010 pax values: http://www.scca-chicago.com/solo/indexes/rtp2010.html

    The above groupings may vary from club to club as well as from series to series and key events. Best is to check the event description and supplemental regulations and be prepared before you arrive at the event.
    Last edited by Sead; August 18, 2010 at 13:41.

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