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Rules and Information

Please read the rules and classification documents prior to attending an autocross session. To reflect the differences between a one-time event and a season series, the regional program rules have been rewritten to be independent of the PCA/PCR rules. The classes have been changed for 2015, with the primary changes being the splitting of the GTO and MO classes, the prohibition of R-compound tires in the Prepared classes, and notification of a change in the definition of an R-compound tire for the 2016 season.

2016 Autocross Rules (pdf) | 2016 Autocross Classing (pdf)

2016 Autocross Season - Championship points for the 2016 season will be calculated based on best 6 of 9 events. Please plan your schedule accordingly. All events will consist of 4 official runs with the option of additional "fun runs" after the event, if time and interest allows.

See the track info page for directions to Bremerton Raceway and Hampton Mills Packwood, as well as information on the available facilities.

Team Autocross - Review the team autocross rules and try this new twist on autocross.

Questions? Contact Paul Hagger at 425-681-1471 or email autocross@pnwr.org.

Daily schedule for all events

8 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Tech inspection
9:00 a.m. Registration Closes
9:45 a.m. Drivers' Meeting
10 a.m. Official Runs
~2 p.m. Fun Runs (at the discretion of the event chairman)- optional
After Debrief & Dinner - optional

All vehicles must pass an on-site technical/safety inspection to participate.

All vehicle occupants must wear a helmet meeting Snell 2005 or later standards.

All participants must be on site and registered by 9 a.m.

Passengers are not allowed. The only exception to this rule is for PCA instructors either taking a passenger or riding along as one for instructional purposes.

Run Order for 2016

Time only drivers will be placed as needed to ensure each group has sufficient workers. Normally this will place them with the GT/M group. These groups or the run order may be modified by the event chairman should it be required to balance worker numbers.

Autocross FAQ

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Q. - Who can participate in PNWR autocross events?

Events are open to Porsche drivers, PCA members in non-Porsches, BMW-CCA members and guests of PCA members. You do not need to be a PNWR member to compete for points, but points are not assigned in Time Only Class (non-Porsches and a few drivers not running in the regular classes). Members get priority registration.

Q. - Where are autocross events held?

Most of our autocross events are held at Bremerton Raceway. The July events will be held at Hampton Mills in Packwood. Directions and facility info are on the autocross track info page.

Q. - When do the events start?

All events begin with on-site registration at 8 a.m. The full day's schedule is listed above.

Q. - What are the requirements for participants?

All cars must pass an on-site technical inspection to participate.

All vehicle occupants are required to wear a helmet meeting Snell 2005 or later standards. This applies whether you are driving or riding with (or as) an instructor. PCA autocross does not maintain a supply of loaner helmets, but you may be able to borrow one from a kind soul at the track, so don't let lack of a lid prevent you from trying autocross.

Full-face and half helmets are acceptable, and you'll get varied opinions on which is best for this event, so don't be afraid to ask another driver for a recommendation before you buy.

All participants must be legally licensed drivers of at least 18 years of age. 16 or 17 year old relatives of PCA members may be eligible to participate under the PCA Junior Participation Program. Contact the Paul Hagger at autocross@pnwr.org or 425-681-1471 for further details and requirements if interested.

Q. - What else should I bring?

Bring a tarp! You'll need to empty your car before driving it (required by the tech inspection) so that nothing loose can roll around and get to your brake pedal before you do. The "pit" is a grassy area, so most drivers spread out a tarp to put their stuff on, and then fold it over the top if it starts to rain. Autocross takes place rain or shine (or even occasionally in snow).

The Lionís Club provides concessionaire service at Bremerton events.

Q. - What should I wear for autocrossing?

The weather at Bremerton can change quickly pretty much any time of year, so come prepared for sun (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen), rain, or windy conditions.

When your group is not driving you'll be working a corner (don't fret, it's easy and you'll have lots of help -- someone has to pick up those traffic cones that get knocked down), so wear comfy shoes and be prepared to stand outside for several hours.

Q. - What does it cost to participate in autocross?

$35 per driver for PCA members, $40 per driver for non-members. $5 off if you pre-register online. The fee is payable by cash or check at the track.

Q. - Whom do I contact if I have questions?

Contact Paul Hagger at autocross@pnwr.org or 425-681-1471.