Celebrate 328 on Sunday, August 2
Online Registration opens June 29 Register Online at http://sdbmwcca.motorsportreg.com
Better late than never! We'll make up our canceled March event on August 2! Please join us!
We are updating our helmet ratings to Snell 2010 or 2015. Get your new helmet soon! We do have a grace period so if you still have a 2005 rated helmet, you can still run, but starting in 2016 we will ONLY ACCEPT helmets rated 2010 or 2015.
It's been nearly 80 years since BMW introduced the 328 at Nürburgring where Ernst Henne drove it to a class win. What followed was more than 200 victories for the Type 328 over a career spanning into the 1950's. Fast forward to 1996--a time when model designations were based on engine size--BMW gave us the 2.8 liter, inline six-cylinder E36 and then in 1999, the first E46 328i was released. 2007 brought the E9x 328i with a 3.0 liter, inline six and then in 2012 we lost two cylinders but gained a turbocharger with the F30. The first four-cylinder diesel BMW sold in the U.S. landed in 2014 and was designated the 328d.
On 3/28, let's celebrate these 328's with a fast and fun autocross in the West Lot of Qualcomm Stadium. We will have two extra trophies to help us Celebrate the 328s--The Fastest 328 and People's Choice 328. If you plan to autocross, be sure to register early to reserve your spot! If you'd like to simply showcase your car and spend some time with our great group of people, feel free to join us at no charge!
Please note our car classifications as shown below. Please make sure that your car class is up-to-date in Motorsport Reg and if you have questions, feel free to email us. firstname.lastname@example.org
Car Classifications: LC ALL BMWs through Model Year 1988; E30s through Model Year 1986; all naturally-aspirated 4-cylinder models-Stock or Modified NAS ALL naturally-aspirated, non M BMWs not in Legacy Class-Stock NAM ALL naturally-aspirated, non M BMWs not in Legacy Class-Modified TS ALL turbocharged BMWs (4-6-8-12 cyl, gas or diesel)-Stock TM ALL turbocharged BMWs (4-6-8-12 cyl, gas or diesel)-Modified MS ALL M cars under 400 factory hp-Stock MM ALL M cars under 400 factory hp-Modified MPS ALL M cars over 400 factory hp-Stock MPM ALL M cars over 400 factory hp-Modified MC ALL R-class MINI Cooper models (Stock or Modified) X ALL non-BMWs, or Austin Mini models G ALL Instructors OR experienced drivers who choose Gold Class AND drivers running non-DOT tires (i.e. slicks) * Classification for specific cars is at the discretion of the Autocross Director
ONLY Alterations Permitted in Stock Classes: • ANY size wheel and tires. Tires must have DOT treadwear rating of 140 or higher • ANY shock absorber using stock mounting and ANY suspension bushing material • ANY air filter or air intake AHEAD OF mass airflow meter • Non-stock software/firmware is permitted on naturally-aspirated engines only • ANY brake pad material is allowed with Stock-size brake components • Catalyst-back exhaust systems and strut tower braces are permitted ANY other alterations move to Modified Classes, including: • Tires with DOT treadwear rating under 140 • Non-stock springs, coilover suspensions, non-stock anti-roll bars • Software/firmware alterations to turbocharged/supercharged engines • Non-stock mass airflow meters, camshafts, downpipes, removed catalytic converter • Non-stock-size brake rotors or calipers (stock-size replacements OK in Stock)
All cars must be under a 92 dB noise level—we’ll be checking!
Our sincerest thanks to BMW of El Cajon for their continued support of our Autocross Program!
Newcomers: We’ve all had a first time and we’re all still learning, so relax, have fun and enjoy your time with us. You will have an instructor take you around the course for one lap in your car showing you turn-in points, braking zones and so on. Your instructor will then ride with you for your next three laps helping you learn the course. In your next session, and the timed runs, you can have an instructor with you as much or as little as you want—whatever makes you comfortable. These events are what you make them; you can push for good lap times and enjoy the friendly competition or you can have more of a social event where running laps is just another part of a fun-filled day.
See the Autocross Information Page at http://www.sdbmwcca.com/autocross to get a better idea of how to prepare for this wonderfully addictive sport for your first time.
Note: We do run if it’s raining—you’ll learn more and your tires will wear less—so if you see some unusual drops of water falling from the sky, grab your raingear and head to the Q! Also, the helmet standard has changed to require Snell 2005 or 2010 ratings. Check yours now to be sure it’s up to date—rentals are limited.
The entry fee is $65, including breakfast items, lunch and beverages. You can pay online if you register in advance at http://sdbmwcca.motorsportreg.com, or with cash or check if you wait to register onsite. You must be a BMW CCA member to participate, and you can join online at www.bmwcca.org in advance. Please print and bring your membership confirmation if you have not yet received your BMW CCA membership card. We check membership of all participants at the gate.
REMEMBER: IF YOU REGISTERED ONLINE, BRING PROOF OF MEMBERSHIP AND ARRIVE BY 7:30 (BEFORE ON-SITE CUT-OFF) TO KEEP YOUR RESERVED SPOT.
Gates will open at 6:30am; tech and registration will open at 7:00am. Tech will close at 8:00am and no cars will be inspected after this time and no tech inspection equals no autocrossing. There is a mandatory drivers meeting at 8:25 am and the course opens for runs at 9:00 am.
When you arrive: 1. If you registered online, stop at the gate to sign the waiver and notify the Gate Greeter. Your name will be checked off the pre-registration list. All participants must show their BMW CCA membership card. Those who did not register online will receive a numbered card at the gate in their order of arrival; take it to the Registration table. There is no guarantee that spots will be available for those who wait to register the day of the event. 2. Empty all loose items from your car, then go through the Tech Line and have your car inspected. Bring your Tech card and you will receive Tech and helmet stickers. 3. Take Tech card to Registration to get checked off for pre-registration or pay your $65 entry fee. You will receive car numbers to place on your side windows. 4. If you don’t have a helmet, you can rent one at the timing trailer for $10. 5. Your entry fee of $65.00 includes one lunch and unlimited beverages. Additional lunches can be purchased at Registration for $7 each.
Women drivers and Novices are classified based upon the car they are driving. We award a Women’s Class trophy to the woman with the fastest time, and two Novice trophies to the two fastest novices. This means women and novices will be eligible for multiple trophies. You are only a novice for the first and second time you autocross, and if you win a novice or class trophy you are no longer a novice.
If you have registration questions, contact Jim at email@example.com.
See you at the Q!