The classes for 2015 will be as follows: PRO-Class, Street Machine, Hot Rod, Truck and All American Late Models. Goodguys will assign you to a class at the event during the Tech Inspection.
All classes will have the following general rules:
1. All entries must be registered participants with Goodguys for the event they are running 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 that can have times counted or displayed. If you have two drivers, you must have two window stickers with the different driver names. If someone else drives the car that is not listed, times will not count. Once a driver and car are entered into the Shootout that car cannot gain any points for any other driver.
3. All entries must run a Goodguys AutoCross decal to run on the track; you will get this after the vehicle has passed tech. PRO drivers must run a PRO Decal all season.
4. You must be present at the end of your class competition if you are the winner for pictures and the awards on Sunday. If you are not, the runner up will become the new winner.
5. All passengers must be 18 years or older unless riding with parents and then they must be 16 or older. All competitors and passengers must sign an event waiver and have a wristband.
6. Driver must have a current state issued license and current insurance.
7. After any incident the vehicle will have to be re-inspected.
8. All decisions made by race officials will be enforced and are final.
9. No unsafe driving will be tolerated.
10. No burnouts to or at starting line or outside the safety area.
11. Smoking is not permitted in the pits, grid area or inside the racing area at any time.
12. Each participant is responsible for any and all damages brought on by themselves or their vehicles at the event. They are responsible for any damages, legal fees and clean-up fees by facility or event coordinators.
13. If a cone moves more than 50% out of the chalk box, it will be a 1 second penalty.
14. Not stopping at the exit stop sign is an OFF Track penalty with NO time recorded.
15. No alcoholic beverages allowed for driver or crew members in the pit or track area.
Car safety rules:
1. DOT tires and tread wear will be limited to 200 minimum. Any tread wear rating below 200 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. No traction control, ABS or All Wheel Drive in any class except All American Late Models.
5. Batteries must be mounted securely by mechanical fastener to the body or chassis.
6. Overflow catch can on the radiator is mandatory.
7. All hoses must be in good condition with no cracks, swelling, deterioration or leaks.
8. Brake pedal must have good resistance and not go to the floor.
9. All wheels must have working brakes of at least 50% of original thickness and fluid must be full with no leaks.
10. Steering column must be tight and secured; no binding or looseness.
11. Seats must be mounted secure to body or chassis.
12. Seatbelts must be a minimum of a lap belt and secured to the body, bar, seat anchor bolt or frame. Any passenger riding must also have a seatbelt of the same caliber of drivers.
13. Gas cap or tank vent must not leak on the track and tank must be securely mounted.
14. Fuel tank must be mounted in stock location or SFI/FIA fuel cell mounted securely. (Trucks see rules)
15. Exhaust must exit outside of the body or behind driver and be securely installed. Mufflers are required with no open exhaust or open headers allowed.
16. All entries will 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 (Hot rod & Truck class have exception in their rules).
17. Must have front and rear glass or lexan and side windows must be rolled down during run times.
18. Brake lights must be working at all times on the track.
19. Throttle must have a return spring with no binding.
20. No leaks under vehicle.
21. Open top cars must have a roll bar over the driver head and if a passenger is riding it will require one for them as well.
22. All loose items must be removed from the vehicle including floor mats.
23. Helmets are not required but suggested for PRO Class; the course will be designed to keep speeds below 35MPH.
Tech will open about one hour before racing starts. Please stay with your car until it has made it through tech and you have your decal. Pit space is limited and will be first come first serve. If stalls become open during the day we will fill with cars from the waiting area. The PRO-Class will be the only reserved pit stalls for the other event days.
• Sponsors of the AutoCross and the 32 drivers from the 2014 "Duel in the Desert" Shootout are automatically put into the PRO-Class. The Street Machine, Hot Rod and Truck class winners after each event will be in the PRO-Class for the remainder of that season.
• Goodguys would like to suggest that all PRO drivers wear helmets. All passengers riding with a PRO driver must wear a helmet. Goodguys will provide them for the participants.
• Sponsor cars must be house cars only or owned by a full-time employee of the Sponsor company.
• The driver that was in the vehicle that won its class to move up will be the only driver that can run the car in the PRO-Class and gain any additional points during the season.
• PRO-Class will run at the top of every hour.
• PRO-Class will be running for an award and the chance to be in a feature in the Goodguys Yearbook at seasons end along with qualifying for the AutoCross Shootout.
• There will be an official PRO-Class decal once you qualify for the PRO-class that must be worn for the season (provided by Goodguys at tech).
• PRO-Class vehicles must be 1972 or older in appearance, representing a production car.
• PRO-Class must be American made AND American Powered vehicles only, this includes the Shootout.
• The PRO-Class will be running with a point system for the season winner. Each event that you run, you will get 1 point for running the event and first to tenth place will get points ten for first and one for tenth. The classes will be divided and points will go to each class (Street Machine, Hot Rod, and Truck). The season winners will get a feature in the Goodguys Gazette.
Street Machine Class:
• All vehicles must be 1955 to 1972 in appearance, representing a production car.
• Goodguys Get-Togethers and All American Nationals will be 1955 and newer.
Hot Rod Class:
• All vehicles must be 1954 or older cars in appearance, no trucks, deliveries or panels allowed in this class.
• 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.
• Must be 1972 or older at the National events and all year trucks at the Pleasanton Get-Togethers.
• 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 or hood sides.
• Fuel tanks do NOT have to be in stock location, but must be securely mounted.
All American Late Models:
• All American Made or American Powered 1973 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.
Qualifying for all classes (except All American Late Model) will be Friday and Saturday of the National events and Saturday and Sunday of the Get-Togethers. Winners could be decided with a run-off for the top cars in each class to find the winner if the class times are close. This could be top 2, 4, 8 or 12 car run-off for any class at the discretion of the AutoCross lead and will be a ladder type elimination race to decide the event winner in each class. All American Late Models ladder type eliminations will be held on Sunday only.
Presented by BFGoodrich Tires, Spectre Performance and TREMEC.
The Goodguys 2015 AutoCross Shootout will be held at the 18th Southwest Nationals in Scottsdale, AZ. November 20 & 21, 2015. Below is information on how you can be part of the AutoCross Finals Shootout.
There will be a total of 32 cars with 32 drivers for the Shootout.
Four ways to get into the Shootout are:
1. The fastest time of the event from all classes (Street Machine, Truck, Hot Rod and PRO) at the eighteen Goodguys AutoCross Events will automatically be entered into the finals (vehicles must be 72' or older in appearance). The fastest time will be in the Shootout. The car the driver qualified with must drive in the finals. They must sign the AutoCross Finals Shootout Contract stating that they will take part in the shootout with the car they ran at the event. If the Qualifier declines, the next fastest time will be inserted. If someone has the fastest time at more than one event, the next fastest time will be entered so there are eighteen different entries from the events. Once a car and/or driver are in the Shootout, the car cannot gain any points for any other driver.
2. The top two PRO-Class drivers will be entered into the Shootout to fill the field. The two will need to drive a car they received points with during the season for the Shootout. They can also decline and we will take the next eligible racer to fill the field (vehicles must be 72' or older in appearance).
3. There will be three finalists from the SCCA events, two from the America Streetcar Promotions and three from the Ultimate Street Car Association (vehicles must be 72' or older in appearance).
4. There will also be three "Race In" spots for the Shootout, that will be held on Friday, November 20th with the fastest three qualifiers going into the Shootout.
All Qualifiers for the Shootout will get a comp entry for the Scottsdale AZ event.
• Goodguys will be awarding the top four places of the Shootout –
o 1st $3,000.00
o 2nd $1,250.00
o 3rd $500.00
o 4th $250.00
• BFGoodrich will have gift certificates for a set of tires to the top four racers.
• K & N Filters will also be providing gift certificates for product to the top four.
• TREMEC will have gift certificates for discounts off a transmission for the top four.
• The winner of the Shootout will become the AutoCrosser of the Year as part of Goodguys Top 12 Awards. There will be a feature in the Goodguys Gazette/Yearbook on the winner and a Billet Award presented during the awards on Sunday. The winner will also receive a custom wrapped Snap-On Tool Box (Valued at $7,000.00).
The format for the event will be as follows:
1. Friday there will be pit spots for car and drivers already qualified for the Shootout and they will run with anyone trying to race into the finals.
2. Friday we will take the top times not already in.
3. Saturday from 8am to 9am the times from Friday will race to become the 32 car field.
4. Saturday from 9am to 11am we will let the thirty-two cars run two practice laps.
5. At 11am we will have two runs for the 32 car field; one before lunch and one after lunch to get their fastest time for qualifying and set the ladder for the 32 car field.
6. Saturday at 2:00pm we will start the eliminations on a 32 car PRO ladder. By the end of the day, we will have the winner of the Goodguys "Duel in the Desert" AutoCross Shootout presented by BFGoodrich Tires, K & N Filters and TREMEC.
Goodguys Announce "Duel in the Desert" AutoCross Shootout Qualifier Event Lineup
Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is proud to announce a new alliance with the SCCA, USCA and ASP to find and qualify the fastest AutoCross racers in the land. Whichever racer posts the fastest lap in a pre'73 car at these 27 qualifier events around the country will get an exclusive invitation to the Goodguys 2015 "Duel in the Desert" AutoCross Shootout, set for Saturday, November 21st at Westworld in Scottsdale, Arizona. The winner of the Duel in the Desert is crowned Goodguys 2015 AutoCrosser of the Year.
Qualifier Events Include:
March 6-8 Crows Landing, San Francisco, CA Sports Car Club of America SCCA event
March 13-15 Spring Nationals, Scottsdale, AZ Goodguys Rod & Custom Association
March 20-22 Spring Lone Star Nationals, Fort Worth, TX Goodguys Rod & Custom Association
March 28-29 All American GT, Pleasanton CA Goodguys Rod & Custom Association
April 10-12 Del Mar Nationals, Del Mar, CA Goodguys Rod & Custom Association
April 17-19 North Carolina Nationals, Raleigh, NC Goodguys Rod & Custom Association
April 24-26 Florida Nationals, Kissimmee, FL Goodguys Rod & Custom Association
May 1-3 Cruisin the Smokies, Pigeon Forge, TN American Streetcar Promotions
May 15-17 Nashville Nationals, Nashville, TN Goodguys Rod & Custom Association
May 30-31 Summer Get-Together, Pleasanton, CA Goodguys Rod & Custom Association
June 5-7 Indy Nationals I, Indianapolis, IN Goodguys Rod & Custom Association
June 5-7 Indy Nationals II, Indianapolis, IN Goodguys Rod & Custom Association
June 12-14 East Coast Nationals, West Springfield, MA Goodguys Rod & Custom Association
June 20-21 Michigan Speedway, Brooklyn, MI Ultimate Street Car Association event
June 27 Midwestern Get-Together, Lincoln, NE Goodguys/Speedway Motors event
July 3-5 Heartland Nationals, Des Moines, IA Goodguys Rod & Custom Association
July 10-12 PPG Nationals, Columbus, OH Goodguys Rod & Custom Association
August 4 Hot August Nights, Reno, NV American Streetcar Promotions
August 7-9 Grissom Air Force, Indianapolis, IN Sports Car Club of America SCCA event
August 29-30 Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI Ultimate Street Car Association event
Sept. 4-6 SCCA Solo Nationals, Lincoln, NE Sports Car Club of America SCCA event
Sept. 11-13 Colorado Nationals, Loveland, CO Goodguys Rod & Custom Association
Sept. 18-20 Nostalgia Nationals, Bowling Green, KY Goodguys Rod & Custom Association
Oct. 2-4 Lone Star Nationals, Fort Worth, TX Goodguys Rod & Custom Association
Oct. 10-11 Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, CA Ultimate Street Car Association event
Oct. 23-25 Southeastern Nationals, Concord, NC Goodguys Rod & Custom Association
Nov. 14-15 Autumn Get-Together, Pleasanton, CA Goodguys Rod & Custom Association
After all 27 qualifier events are run, five spots will be available to fill the Duel's 32-car field, including three open "race in" spots and two spots from Goodguys PRO class point standings. The race in spots will be determined by the fastest lap times posted Friday, November 20th at Westworld. If a qualifier does not make it to Arizona for the Duel in the Desert, the vacated spot will go to a race in contender, also determined on Friday, November 20th. The biggest and most exciting AutoCross event of the year for Goodguys, the Duel in the Desert features a $20,000 purse in cash and prizes! Visit www.good-guys.com for more!