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GOODGUYS AUTOCROSS

What is Goodguys AutoCross? It's the engine revin', tire screechin', race against the clock action going on within the Goodguys events. Professionals and Goodguys members alike compete for the fastest time on tight street courses trying to beat the clock and avoid the cones.

If you haven't experienced it yet, get over the course at the next event! If you've seen and love it, follow along as we look to crown the 2020 AutoCrosser of the Year at this season's final event - the 23rd Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals!

New For 2020

Four 4-Car Shootouts:

The top two overall times of the PRO-X/PRO/SM/TR/HR shootout will receive the invited to Scottsdale for the Duel in the Desert. If the winner has already received an invite, it will go to the next class winner until we have two invites from each event. If all five class winners already have an invite or decline no one will be invited from that event.

Event shootout points will be earned from the top finishers, 1st- 10 points and 2nd- 5 points.  Points will be added to your Class total from each shootout (except the Duel in the Desert and the Sponsor Shootout). The five best Class points for an event will be added with the same event Shootout class points to equal the maximum points for the Class winners. If you win five class events and at the same events you win the shootout, you end the year with 100 points. If a tie occurs, the winner will be determined by the fastest Qualifier at the Duel in the Desert on Friday November 20st, 2020.

Event Format:

Each National event will have class winners from qualifying Friday and Saturday until 3pm. Sessions will start with PRO-X, PRO, TR, SM and HR so everyone has the same amount of runs each day. At around 3pm, class winners will be announced to set the four 4-car ladders from the quickest overall qualifying times and 16 cars and drivers will set the shootouts. Four PRO-X, four PRO, four SM, two TR and two HR sets the ladders. If a class does not have 4 entries to fill the field, cars will be added from the other class to set a 4-car field for each shootout.

At the Pleasanton events, qualifying will be Saturday and Sunday until around 11am and the four 4-car ladders will be set from the quickest overall qualifying times and 16 cars and drivers will be part of the shootout. Four PRO-X, four PRO, four SM, two TR and two HR sets the ladders.  If a class does not have 4 entries to fill the field, cars will be added from the other classes to set a 4-car field for each shootout.

AutoCrosser of the Year:

Must compete in a minimum of five event shootouts with the same car that qualifies for the Duel in the Desert during the 2020 season (not including: Sponsor Shootout, Duel in the Desert Shootout or All-American Sunday Shootouts). Must be the highest overall winner of the Duel in the Desert Shootout and meets this requirement.

2019 AutoCrosser of the Year: Scott Fraser in Bruce Cambern’s 1966 Shelby Cobra
2019 AutoCrosser of the Year: Scott Fraser in Bruce Cambern’s 1966 Shelby Cobra

2020 AutoCross Partners

2020 Dates & Results

Duel in Des Moines

28th Speedway Motors Heartland Nationals presented by BASF

"Duel in Des Moines” AutoCross Shootout
Sponsored by Speedway Motors
July 3 - 5 | Des Moines, IA

Friday - 9am to Noon & 1pm to 5pm
Saturday - 8am to Noon & 1pm to 3pm
4 - 4 Car Shootouts Saturday - 3:30pm to 5pm
All American Sunday - 8am to 12:00pm & 12:30pm to 1:30pm
1-8 Car Shootout Sunday - 1:30pm-2pm

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1st Salt Lake Nationals

“Great Salt” AutoCross Shootout
Sponsored by FuelCurve
July 17 - 19 | Salt Lake City, UT

Friday - 9am to Noon & 1pm to 5pm
Saturday - 8am to Noon & 1pm to 3pm
4 - 4 Car Shootouts Saturday - 3:30pm to 5pm
All American Sunday - 8am to 12:00pm & 12:30pm to 1:30pm
1-8 Car Shootout Sunday - 1:30pm-2pm

Fall Shootout

38th All American
Get-Together

"Fall AutoCross Shootout"
Sponsored by Kicker
Nov 14 & 15 | Pleasanton, CA

Saturday - 9am to Noon & 1pm to 5pm
Sunday - 8am to Noon
4 - 4 Car Shootout Sunday - 1pm to 3pm


Duel in the Desert

23rd Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals presented by
Barrett-Jackson

"Duel in the Desert" Autocross Shootout
sponsored by American Racing, K & N, and LeCarra

Friday - 9am to Noon & 1pm to 5pm
Saturday - 8am to Noon & 1pm to 3pm
4 - 4 Car Shootouts Saturday - 3:30pm to 5pm
All American Sunday - 8am to 12:00pm & 12:30pm to 1:30pm
1-8 Car Shootout Sunday - 1:30pm-2pm

2020 Goodguys AutoCross Rules

All vehicles will have the following general rules:

  1. All entries must be registered participants with Goodguys for the event they are competing and must be street licensed, insured, street legal with all lights and safety items. (No comp entries can run in the AutoCross except Sponsors of the AutoCross).
  2. The registered name on the vehicle window sticker will be the only driver allowed to drive the vehicle. If you have two drivers, you must have two window stickers with each driver’s names. Driver #1 will be in a class for competition and driver #2 will be fun runs only and must drive after the #1 driver (no more than two drivers in one car and one window sticker per person). If someone else drives the car not listed, times will not count and takes the #1 driver’s run for that session.
  3. Once a driver and car are entered into the Duel in the Desert Shootout, that car cannot gain any points for any other driver and is the only car that driver can drive in the Duel in the Desert Shootout.
  4. Drivers can only gain points in a class off one car per event (one window sticker per person).
  5. Cars can only run in one class unless two drivers and the second driver runs in FUN Runs only.
  6. All entries must display a Goodguys AutoCross decal to run on the track; decal will be given after the vehicle passes tech. Drivers in the event shootout will run a Goodguys shootout decal.
  7. You must be present at the end of competition for pictures and awards at the track if you are the class or shootout winner on Saturday of National events and Sunday of the Get-Togethers.
  8. All passengers must be 18 years or older unless riding with a parent. If under 18, the minimum age is 10 years old and the minimum height is 4 feet 9 inches tall. All competitors and passengers must sign the event waiver.
  9. Driver must have a current state issued license and current insurance.
  10. All cars must be teched before racing and receive a windshield decal.
  11. After any incident, the vehicle must be re-inspected.
  12. All decisions made by race officials will be enforced and are final.
  13. No unsafe driving will be tolerated.
  14. No burnouts to or at starting line or outside the safety area.
  15. Smoking is not permitted in the pits, grid area or inside the racing area at any time.
  16. Each participant is responsible for any and all damages brought on by themselves or their vehicles at the event. They are held responsible for any damages, legal fees and clean-up fees by facility or event coordinators.
  17. Not stopping at the exit stop sign is an OFF-Track penalty with NO time recorded.
  18. No alcoholic beverages allowed for driver or crew members in the pit or track area.
  19. When a car comes off the track, there is a maximum time of three minutes that the next car must be lined up to run or it is a DQ for the car that should be staged.
  20. All rules subject to change and Goodguys has the final say and decision.
  21. Any verbal or physical action towards any Goodguys staff will result in a disqualification for that event.
  22. Goodguys may adjust rules during the season.
  23. Goodguys has the final say on all decisions at the track.

Cone Penalty Diagram

 2020 cone

If racing a two-lap track and hit a cone on your first lap, you must drive around the chalk box on the next lap to avoid another 2-second penalty. The chalk box becomes the cone on the second lap no matter where the cone is located as the cone is considered a “dead cone.”

Car safety rules:

  1. DOT tires that are available to the public from a commercial retail outlet at the time of the event and UTQG tread wear will be limited to 200 minimum. All tires series must come in a minimum of four sizes. Any tread wear rating below 200 or not visible will be exhibition only and times will not be recorded or promoted. No tires can be down to the wear indicators.
  2. Must have all lug nuts on each wheel and must remove hub caps during runs if equipped.
  3. Wheel bearings must have no play.
  4. Batteries must be mounted securely by mechanical fastener to the body or chassis.
  5. Overflow catch can for the radiator is mandatory.
  6. All hoses must be in good condition with no cracks, swelling, deterioration or leaks.
  7. Brake pedal must have good resistance and not go to the floor.
  8. All wheels must have working brakes of at least 50% of original thickness and fluid must be full with no leaks.
  9. Steering column must be tight and secured; no binding or looseness.
  10. Seats must be mounted secure to body or chassis.
  11. Seatbelts must be a minimum of a lap belt and secured to the body, bar, seat anchor bolt or frame. Any passenger riding must have a seatbelt of the same caliber as the driver.
  12. Gas cap or tank vent cannot leak on the track and tank must be securely mounted.
  13. Fuel tank must be mounted in stock location or SFI/FIA fuel cell mounted securely. (Trucks may relocate tank)
  14. Exhaust must exit outside of the body, behind driver and be securely installed. Mufflers are required with no open exhaust or open headers allowed (98db max/idle @ Del Mar)
  15. All entries must have all body panels of such vehicle (Fenders, doors, hood, deck lid and bed sides on trucks). Body must be within 10% of original production decided by Goodguys.
  16. Must have front and rear glass or lexan and side windows must be rolled down during run times.
  17. Brake lights must always be working on the track.
  18. Throttle must have a return spring with no binding.
  19. No leaks under vehicle.
  20. Open top cars must have a roll bar over the driver’s head. If a passenger is riding, a roll bar is required for them as well. No helmets can protrude above roof or roll bar.
  21. All loose items must be removed from the vehicle including floor mats.
  22. Helmets are required in all classes for drivers and passengers, DOT or SFI approved.
  23. All passengers must sign a release waiver, and this is the responsibility of the driver.
  24. Tech will open at 7am please stay with your car until it has passed tech and received your decal.
  25. Tech will close around 9am and re-open at noon to 1pm for any new cars running. You must be teched and walked the track to run during the event or ride with someone for two laps.
  26. If the track needs to be altered during competition, all times will be thrown out and new times will be run for all participants with time permitting.
  27. Re-runs or round robins must be at least 10 cars or 10 minutes between runs (except shootouts).
  28. Weight/Ballast must be properly secured. If it comes off during the event, you are disqualified for the weekend.

PRO--X-Class: PRO-X

  • PRO-X class consists of vehicles weighing less than 3000 LBS. (less driver)
  • Full tube chassis race cars.
  • Any front tire size over a 315mm.
  • PRO-X Class will compete for an award, points and the chance to be a featured in the Goodguys Gazette at seasons end along with qualifying for the AutoCross Duel in the Desert Shootout in Scottsdale November 21st, 2020.
  • PRO-X Class vehicles must be 1987 or older in appearance, representing a production car.
  • The PRO-X Class will compete with a points system for the 2020 season winner. Each event you compete in, you will earn points based on your time to complete one lap on the course. Points: ten points for first and one point for tenth. The Class Points winner will have a combined total from the best five events during the season along with the Shootout Points from that event. Two events can be a Get-Togethers, but three or more must be National events. The five best events equal a maximum of 50 points plus the Shootout Points. If a tie occurs, the winner will be determined by the fastest qualifying time at the Duel in the Desert on Friday November 20st, 2020. The season points winner will be featured in the Goodguys Yearbook.
  • Goodguys has the right to move any car to PRO-X as they see fit during the season.

PRO-Class: PRO

  • PRO-Class: All production vehicles will run a minimum weight of 3000 LBS. (less driver)
  • Front tire sizes from 295mm to 315mm are allowed. (Anything over moves to PRO-X)
  • AutoCross sponsor cars must be house cars only or owned by a full-time employee of the Sponsoring Company, unless they exceed the limits of PRO and are moved to PRO-X.
  • All PRO cars will be weighed to start the season. Goodguys may adjust the weight as needed for compact cars within this class. Goodguys will spot check weight during the season as needed.
  • PRO-Class will compete for an award, points and the chance to be a featured in the Goodguys Gazette at seasons end along with qualifying for the AutoCross Duel in the Desert Shootout in Scottsdale November 21st, 2020.
  • PRO-Class vehicles must be 1987 or older in appearance, representing a production car.
  • The PRO-Class will compete with a points system for the 2020 season winner. Each event you compete in, you will earn points based on your time to complete one lap on the course. Points: ten points for first and one point for tenth. The Class Points winner will have a combined total from the best five events during the season along with the Shootout Points from that event. Two events can be a Get-Togethers, but three or more must be National events. The five best events equal a maximum of 50 points plus the Shootout Points. If a tie occurs, the winner will be determined by the fastest qualifying time at the Duel in the Desert on Friday November 20st, 2020. The season points winner will be featured in the Goodguys Yearbook.
  • Goodguys has the right to move any car to PRO as they see fit during the season.

Street Machine Class: SM

  • SM class: All production vehicles will run a minimum weight of 3200 LBS. (less driver)
  • All vehicles must be 1950 to 1987 in appearance, representing a production car.
  • Maximum front tire width is 285mm.
  • Goodguys may adjust the weight as needed for compact cars within this class.
  • AutoCross sponsor cars will not be able to run in SM only PRO and PRO-X.
  • Goodguys Get-Togethers must be 1950 and newer.
  • The SM-Class will compete with a points system for the 2020 season winner. Each event you compete in, you will earn points based on your time to complete one lap on the course. Points: ten points for first and one point for tenth. The Class Points winner will have a combined total from the best five events during the season along with the Shootout Points from that event. Two events can be a Get-Togethers, but three or more must be National events. The five best events equal a maximum of 50 points plus the Shootout Points. If a tie occurs, the winner will be determined by the fastest qualifying time at the Duel in the Desert on Friday November 20st, 2020. The season points winner will be featured in the Goodguys Yearbook.

Hot Rod Class: HR

  • All vehicles must be 1949 or older cars in appearance, no trucks, deliveries or panels allowed in this class.
  • Maximum front tire width is 275mm.
  • High-Boys and Roadsters are not required to run fenders or hood sides - but must run a hood top.
  • All Roadsters must have a roll cage.
  • The HR-Class will compete with a points system for the 2020 season winner. Each event you compete in, you will earn points based on your time to complete one lap on the course. Points: ten points for first and one point for tenth. The Class Points winner will have a combined total from the best five events during the season along with the Shootout Points from that event. Two events can be a Get-Togethers, but three or more must be National events. The five best events equal a maximum of 50 points plus the Shootout Points. If a tie occurs, the winner will be determined by the fastest qualifying time at the Duel in the Desert on Friday November 20st, 2020. The season points winner will be featured in the Goodguys Yearbook.

Truck Class: TR

  • Must be 1987 or older at the National events and all-year trucks at the Pleasanton Get-Togethers.
  • Minimum vehicle weight is 3500 LBS. (less driver)
  • Goodguys may adjust the minimum weight as needed for compact trucks within this class.
  • Maximum front tire size is 305mm.
  • Any vehicle with a bed, panel trucks, deliveries, El Caminos and Rancheros will be in this class.
  • 1940 and older trucks are not required to run fenders, roof or hood sides (must have roll bar if no roof).
  • Fuel tanks do NOT have to be in stock location but must be securely mounted.
  • The TR-Class will compete with a points system for the 2020 season winner. Each event you compete in, you will earn points based on your time to complete one lap on the course. Points: ten points for first and one point for tenth. The Class Points winner will have a combined total from the best five events during the season along with the Shootout Points from that event. Two events can be a Get-Togethers, but three or more must be National events. The five best events equal a maximum of 50 points plus the Shootout Points. If a tie occurs, the winner will be determined by the fastest qualifying time at the Duel in the Desert on Friday November 20st, 2020. The season points winner will be featured in the Goodguys Yearbook.

All American Late Models Sunday only at National Events. AAS

  • All American Made or American Powered 1988 and newer cars and trucks will be in this class and can only run on Sundays at the Nationals events.
  • Tread wear should be production equipped rate or 200 minimum and maximum size of the largest production size tire for that model vehicle. If less than production equipped or 200 treadwear, you will race in the FUN run only.
  • Car safety rules and car general rules will be enforced for this day as well.
  • The AAS-Class will compete with a points system for the 2020 season winner. Each event you compete in, you will earn points based on your time to complete one lap on the course. Points: ten points for first and one point for tenth. The Class Points winner will have a combined total from the best five events during the season along with the Shootout Points from that event. Two events can be a Get-Togethers, but three or more must be National events. The five best events equal a maximum of 50 points plus the Shootout Points. If a tie occurs, the winner will be determined by the most events run in the season. The season points winner will be featured in the Goodguys Yearbook.

 

Format for the events:

Each National event will have class winners from qualifying Friday and Saturday until 3pm. Sessions will start with PRO-X, PRO, TR, SM and HR so everyone has the same amount of runs each day. At around 3pm, class winners will be announced to set the four 4-car ladders from the quickest overall qualifying times and 16 cars and drivers will set the shootouts. Four PRO-X, four PRO, four SM, two TR and two HR sets the ladders. If a class does not have 4 entries to fill the field, cars will be added from the other class to set a 4-car field for each shootout.

At the Pleasanton events, qualifying will be Saturday and Sunday until around 11am and the four 4-car ladders will be set from the quickest overall qualifying times and 16 cars and drivers will be part of the shootout. Four PRO-X, four PRO, four SM, two TR and two HR sets the ladders.  If a class does not have 4 entries to fill the field, cars will be added from the other classes to set a 4-car field for each shootout.

 

Four 4-Car Shootouts:

The top two overall times of the PRO-X/PRO/SM/TR/HR shootout will receive the invited to Scottsdale for the Duel in the Desert. If the winner has already received an invite, it will go to the next class winner until we have two invites from each event. If all five class winners already have an invite or decline no one will be invited from that event.

Event shootout points will be earned from the top finishers, 1st- 10 points and 2nd- 5 points.  Points will be added to your Class total from each shootout (except the Duel in the Desert and the Sponsor Shootout). The five best Class points for an event will be added with the same event Shootout class points to equal the maximum points for the Class winners. If you win five class events and at the same events you win the shootout, you end the year with 100 points. If a tie occurs, the winner will be determined by the fastest Qualifier at the Duel in the Desert on Friday November 20st, 2020.

 

Season Pass:

All 32 drivers who complete in the Duel in the Desert Shootout – Scottsdale, Arizona, the Class Champions and the Sponsors of the AutoCross will receive a season pass, good for one car entry and two weekend passes at each event they attend during the following season.

 

AutoCrosser Of The Year:

Must compete in a minimum of five event shootouts with the same car that qualifies for the Duel in the Desert during the 2020 season (not including: Sponsor Shootout, Duel in the Desert Shootout or All-American Sunday Shootouts). Must be the highest overall winner of the Duel in the Desert Shootout and meets this requirement.

 

Duel In The Desert Shootout:

Goodguys 2020 AutoCross Duel in the Desert will take place at the 23rd Southwest Nationals in Scottsdale, AZ on November 20 & 21, 2020. There will be 32 vehicles and 32 drivers.

Friday entries into the shootout run with everyone trying to race their way into the finals.

On Saturday the fastest 32 cars move into qualifying and set the 32-car field.

On Saturday at 11am, 32 cars will have qualifying runs before lunch and runs at 1pm (time permitting). This will set the ladder for the shootout.

The Shootout MAY have a PAX time deducted for each class. Example: Pro-X runs 60 seconds and the fastest PRO runs 62 seconds, the whole PRO class will get a 1 second deduction from their time in the shootout and the fastest SM runs a 65 the whole SM class will get a 2 second deduction from their time in the shootout.

On Saturday at 2pm, eliminations start from the bottom of the 32-car ladder. There will be a run-off after the fourth round to decide 3rd and 4th place. At the end of the day, we will have the winner of the Goodguys “Duel in the Desert” AutoCross and the AutoCrosser of the Year.

 

Prizes:

1st place $3,000.00

2nd place $1,250.00

3rd place $500.00

4th place $250.00

Gift certificates provided by Sponsors.

These rules are subject to change at any time during the season.

1/10/2020       

 

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