The Golden Gate Lotus Club announces 2 dates for our Lotus Autocrosses in 2020. Our traditional location at the Marina Airport is no longer available
autocrossing. We have scheduled 2 dates at the Cow Palace in Daly City and working on 2-3 more dates.
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.
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
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
Watch this short GGLC Autocross Orientation Video
This is an all day autocross event! Entrants are expected to run/work in both the morning and afternoon sessions.
NOTE: Please stop at the gate. Anyone entering the Cow Palace site will need to sign a Cow Palace Waiver as you enter the through the gate.
REMEMBER: 15 MPH speed limit on site. No tire warming or speeding.
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 (Subject to change):
GGLC Members: $70
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
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
12:45-4:15 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 NOT be available (COVID-19 prevention)
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 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.
This season we have 9 classes that you can participate in. Please read over the details on the club page at
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 2020 at this LINK
This GGLC Autocross takes place at the South Lot of the Cow Palace Event Center in Daly City, California. The Cow Palace is located 2600 Geneva Ave, Daly City, CA 94014.
DIRECTIONS TO THE COW PALACE
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. We HIGHLY recommend that you register early to
avoid the wait list. Most events will sell out within days of the opening of registration.
To register go to MotorsportsReg.com www.MotorsportReg.com