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GGLC 2017 Autocrosses

2017 GGLC Autocross Season!

  • Sun, Apr 23 - Marina
  • Sun, May 21 - Marina
  • Sat, June 17 - Marina
  • Sat, July 15 - Marina
  • Sun, Aug 13 - Marina
  • Sat Sept 9 - Marina
  • Sun, Oct 8 - Marina
  • Sat, Nov 4 - Marina
  • 2016 GGLC Autocross Results

    PDF reader required for Results & Points -
    2016 Season Points

    Practice Results - April 10, 2016
    Rd#2 Results - May 15, 2016
    Rd#3 Results - June 18, 2016
    Rd#4 Results - July 9, 2016
    Rd#5 Results - Aug 14, 2016
    Rd#6 Results - Sept 18, 2016
    Rd#7 Results - Oct 16, 2016
    Rd#8 Results - Nov 6, 2016

    2015 GGLC Autocross Results

    PDF reader required for Results & Points
    FINAL 2015 Season Points

    Rd#1 Results - April 19, 2015
    Rd#2 Results - May 09, 2015
    Rd#3 Results - May 30, 2015
    Rd#4 Results - June 20, 2015
    Rd#5 Results - July 11, 2015
    Rd#6 Results - Aug 15, 2015
    Rd#7 Results - Sept 20, 2015
    Rd#8 Results - Oct 10, 2015
    Rd#9 Results - Nov 1, 2015

    GGLC Autocross Season Reviews

    2014 Final Season Points Standings

    Recap of the 2013 GGLC Autocross Season

    Recap of the 2012 GGLC Autocross Season

    The Golden Gate Lotus Club is pleased to announce a full season of Lotus Autocrosses in 2017! 8 events are on the 2017 calendar for the GGLC Series. Join the fun!

    GGLC Autocrosses are designed to allow the Lotus and sports car enthusiast enjoy driving in controlled conditions without random traffic and law enforcement. GGLC autocross is the perfect place to explore the the capability of your car.

    The GGLC Autocross season starts right off the bat with a Points event! We'll end the season with our traditional BBQ Lunch and the season's champions will be honored at the GGLC's annual Holiday Dinner Party in December 2017.

    What is an Autocross?

    An autocross is a driving event where you can drive your car on a closed temporary course. A typical autocross course is marked out with orange traffic pylons and is driven at lower speeds. Drivers are timed while on course and hitting a pylon adds a 1 second penalty. Typically the course is layed out to test a driver's skill and the cars handling and agility. GGLC events are low-key, fun and encourage drivers to enjoy and learn about their cars.

    GGLC AUTOCROSS FORMAT
    GGLC Autocross events will be will have a limited number of drivers to allow drivers to get a large number of runs. Drivers are broken into groups and the groups rotate between running and working. All drivers are required to work.

    Drivers are asked to arrive early to help set-up and to attend a driver's meeting before the first run group.

    GGLC Autocross Chair: Colm Gavin - autocross"at"gglotus.org
    Feel free to email Colm any questions concerning the GGLC Autocrosses.

    For newbies and novices, there will be experienced drivers available at the event to give you tips and coaching.

    Click here for results and stories about past GGLC Autocross events - Past Events

    This season, we have “official” numbers. Please email your request for your numbers to: autocross"at"gglotus.org

    Assistance- putting on a autocross, is very much a volunteer effort. There are a couple of areas, that we require a pool of helpers to cover. Two or three to get the equipment set up. 8-10 people to help set up the course. You will need to be on site 7:00- 7:15, to get started.

    IMPORTANT! Please review and familiarize yourself with the GGLC Autocross Rules.

    ALLOWED & NOT ALLOWED CAR/VEHICLES: (These are guidelines. The GGLC Autocross Event Chair has the right to bar any vehicle from competeting for safety.)

  • Allowed: Sports cars, passenger sedans, go-karts (Check SCCA Solo Rules for a current list of allowed vehicles) SCCA Solo Classes)
  • Not Allowed: Motorcycles (as defined by the California Vehicle Code), SUVs, Pick-Up Trucks, CUVs (vehicles with high center of gravity).

    Watch this short GGLC Autocross Orientation Video


    GGLC Autocross - Sunday April 23, 2017

    Marina Airport, Marina CA

    Registration

    This will be a points event for club members.

    NOTE: Please stop at the gate. Anyone entering the location will need to sign a Marina Airport Site Waiver as you enter the through the gate.

    This is event is open members and non-club members. (Only participating GGLC members can register during first week of registration. During this first week if you can not proceed to registration (past this page) this means your club membership on this site is not confirmed. Send us email to clear this up.) Club members are also given preference on the waitlist.

    IMPORTANT - Please read and be familiar with the GGLC Autocross Rules and Safety Guidelines - GGLC Autocross Rules

    Entry Fee:

  • GGLC Members: $65
  • Non-Members: $75
  • There is a $10 discount if this is your first autocross with the GGLC! (great for bringing a friend)

    GGLC Typical Run/Work Group Order:
    "A" runs, "B" works
    "B" runs, "C" works
    "C" runs, "A" works

    SCHEDULE (typical)
    7:00-8:00 Arrival & Set-up
    8:00-8:40 Check-in and Course Walk-Thru
    8:40-9:00 Driver's Meeting (Mandatory)
    9:00-12:00 Morning runs - Groups alternate Running and Working
    12:00-12:45 Lunch
    12:45-4:15 Afternoon runs - Group alternate Running and Working
    IMPORTANT!!! PLEASE STAY 15 MINUTES TO HELP WITH BREAK DOWN!!!

    WHAT IS NEEDED & RULES:

  • Bring water, there's no water on-site.
  • Sun-screen is a must if you're prone to burning. It gets windy, so bring a warm jacket.
  • •Motorsports are dangerous and may result in damage or injury, a waiver will need to be signed to gain entry to the site.
  • Helmets are required, Z90, DOT or better. A few loaner helmets will be available.
  • All occupants (driver and passenger) must have a helmet and seat belt on while on course.
  • Video and digital cameras must be securely mounted, hand held cameras are not allowed in the car while on course.
  • Course workers should not use their phones for calls or texting while working!
  • Age limit is 18 to drive, 16 to ride, drivers must have valid driver's license.
  • Speed limit within the Autocross site is a maximum of 15 MPH
  • READ and USE this article on "Car Preparation"

    GGLC AUTOCROSS FORMAT
    Five timed runs, counting towards the point series for each GGLC member. With fun runs (timed) for the rest of the day. Non club members think of this as a fun/practice event. 1 second penalty per cone hit .

    Only GGLC members can compete for points. Others should only register choosing fun/practice option provided.

    GGLC members running for points must properly fill out their car class and Index information. Remember, we will score your points using indexed times based on this information. It is your responsiblity to enter correct information. When unsure please contact us for clarification. See below on details of indexed times calculation.

    Incorrect car class and Index information may lead to artifically low indexed times which in turn will unjustly place you ahead of others. If this happens and others protest event organizers will correct results once the truth is established.

    We use permanent number system throuout entire year race season and don't allow duplicate numbers. Acceptable numbers are given from the pool 1...999. Leading zeroes are ignored (i.e. 042 and 42 is the same number). Once the number is used it stays with that driver.

    If you want to use your own car numbers or want to change number please contact us to make sure your desired number is not taken already by some one else. Chuforia graffix is the official graphics provider for the GGLC. You can order numbers or any other car graphics from them.

    If you drive at the event you're required to honor your work assignment.

    If you sign up for event you are required to honor your work assignment for entire day. If you have some kind of emergency situation please exercise common courtesy and work it out with event chair so that your position can be covered.

    COMPETITION CLASSES
    This season we have 8 classes that you can participate in. Please read over the details on the club page at NEW 2017 Classes!. The Lotus Street, R-Tire and Race categories for Elise, Exige and Evoras have changed this season and replaced three new classes, MILD, MODERATE & EXTREME. Please click the link and use the Class Calculator to obtain your class. There are no class changes for Classic Lotus cars.

    For Lotus Elise/Exige/Evora drivers, please choose your class that you want to participate in and also use the classification tool at Class Calculator to calculate your index points. For non-Lotus cars, please use the appropriate SCCA class.

    If you want to compete for season points in Open class you need to know your SCCA Solo-2 car class. Check out this page for reference. You can find PAX values for 2017 at this LINK

    This GGLC Autocross takes place at the Marina Municipal Airport in Marina California. The Airport is located on Reservation Rd. in Marina (about 5-6 miles north of Monterey).

    DIRECTIONS TO THE MARINA AIRPORT
    WEATHER - Marina CA

    Those familiar with the traffic after the autocross events from Monterey to San Jose know that traffic is "heavy" on Hwy 156 from Castroville to Hwy 101. Here is a route from Castroville that avoids that entire stretch of 156 and 101. It is about 4 miles longer, but if traffic is heavy it could save you a lot of time and clutch. ALTERNATE ROUTE FROM CASTROVILLE TO 101 NORTH

    GGLC Autocross Registration

    The GGLC is using MotorsportReg.com for registration. MotorsportReg.com is a secure site that allows you to pay with your credit card. Lunch is included in your entry.

    GGLC accepts only registrations via MotorsportReg. Registration typically closes 3-5 days prior to the event. Please register early to avoid the wait list.

    To register go to MotorsportsReg.com www.MotorsportReg.com http://gglotus.motorsportreg.com/