The following are South Carolina Region-specific autocross rules and procedures. Please read them carefully before you attend an event. All SCCA RallyCross Rules still apply, though the most significant rules are also summarized below.
Event Conduct and Safety
- Safety must be the first priority for all participants. Anyone who is reckless or out of control while driving on course, purposefully or otherwise, will be removed from the event. This rule applies to competition runs and especially to fun runs.
- Absolutely NO alcohol or drugs, except for prescribed medications, are permitted at the event site.
- All participants are expected to act in a sportsmanlike manner. Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated and may result in disqualification.
- Any participant seen speeding or driving dangerously on or around the site will be disqualified. Tire spins, burnouts, and any other abnormal vehicle behavior is strictly prohibited, other than during competition runs.
- All participants will remove all garbage from their areas. Drivers leaving garbage behind will be disqualified.
- Drivers will be held responsible for the actions of their crew and guests.
- There will be no refunds for drivers disqualified for misconduct.
Because Rallycross is a cumulatively scored event, missed runs will be scored at 99 seconds or in the case of longer than 99 second runs, 10 seconds slower than the slowest actual time run.
South Carolina Rallycross Championship
- The South Carolina Region Rallycross Championship (SCAC) is a nine event points-based championship to determine the best rallycrossers in South Carolina. Anyone may participate and earn points in any event, regardless of membership status.
- Drivers must compete in at least four (4) of the six (6) SCR points events to be eligible for a championship.
- Each driver’s two worst points events will be dropped from their points total. This can include any events the driver did not attend.
- Points will be assigned as follows: 1st – 10, 2nd – 8, 3rd – 6, 4th – 5, 5th – 4, 6th – 3, 7th – 2, 8th – 1.
- In the Event of a season points tie, number of wins is used as a tiebreaker. If the competitors have the same number of wins, then number of 2nd place finishes will be counted, and so on. If there is still a tie the person who got the best finish first is the winner.
- Passengers must be at least 12 years of age. Passengers under the age of 18 must have a minor waiver signed by BOTH parents, just as if they were driving. The form can be downloaded here.
- Passengers must be either annual or weekend SCCA members. Non-members may complete a special “Passenger” Weekend Membership form at no charge; these will be available at Registration.
- Passengers must wear a helmet and seat belt, and keep arms and hands inside the vehicle during the run.
- Passengers can not operate a camera, cell phone, or hand held device while riding.
- Only one passenger is allowed in the car at a time.
- Passengers are allowed during competition runs at any time, provided all safety rules are followed. This rule does permit competing drivers to ride with other drivers, even if they have not yet completed their competition runs.
- Entry Fees are $40.00 for all events.
- Non-SCCA Members must also purchase a Weekend Membership for $15.00.
- Online registration and payment for all events will be available at MotorsportReg.com.
- While on-site registration is still available, there will be a $5.00 additional charge for any driver who does not pre-register online.
- Drivers who have pre-registered on-line but are paying on site will not be charged the $5.00 fee. We currently only accept cash or checks as forms of payment on site.
- Online registration will close on Thursday (for Saturday events) or Friday (for Sunday events) at 11:59 PM Eastern.
- Drivers must still check-in at the registration window at the event site, in order to receive their barcode label.
On-site Registration and Late Fees
- On-site registration will be available from 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM at all events, unless otherwise noted. Drivers who pre-register online must be present at on-site registration to check-in and receive a barcode label.
- Drivers who register and pay online are encouraged to cancel their registrations if they are unable to attend the event.
- Drivers who cannot attend the event will have MotorsportReg.com credits issued to their accounts. These may be used at all future South Carolina Region Rallycross events.
- Credits will be automatically assigned within a week of the event; please contact SCR Membership at firstname.lastname@example.org for refunds.
Free Rallycross OR Autocross
- Drivers who join SCCA for the first time are eligible to receive a FREE SCR rallycross OR autocross entry when they join the South Carolina Region SCCA. Drivers must follow these steps:
- Join SCCA online at SCCA.com. Be sure to enter a current SCCA member’s number for a $15 referral discount. Drivers who don’t know a current SCCA member should e-mail email@example.com to get a referral.
- Upon receiving a confirmation e-mail from SCCA (it should arrive within a few minutes of joining), forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org
- The SCR Membership Coordinator will respond with a discount code, which can be redeemed at MotorsportReg.com for a free one-day SCR autocross or rallycross event any time during the current season.
- Drivers may also join SCCA on-site at any event, in which case their entry fee will be waived. Please note that this method may result in a 4-6 week delay in membership processing.
Run Groups, Official Runs and Fun Runs
- All drivers will receive 4 official runs at most events. SCR reserves the right to increase or decrease the number of runs depending on attendance. Typically, attendance of 120 cars or fewer will result in 5-6 official runs, while attendance of 200 cars or greater may result in only 3 official runs.
- Run groups will be assigned by car class. There will typically be 3 run groups each day.
- If there is any time remaining after the completion of official runs, Fun Runs will be allowed for $1 per run. Only registered drivers, in registered, inspected cars, may compete in Fun Runs.
- All persons who wish to come on site must sign an SCCA Release and Waiver (PDF) form or have an annual “Hard Card” waiver in their possession. This includes drivers, crew, guests and families. Waiver forms will be available on site. A waiver worker should be posted at the entrance to all venues.
- All persons on site must prominently display their wristband or hard card, indicating that the waiver has been signed.
- Minors (under age 18) must not sign the standard Release and Waiver form.
- Rather, an SCCA Minor Waiver (PDF) form must be completed on their behalf. There are two options for Minor Waivers:
- Waiver forms will be available on site, must be signed by both parents, and in the presence of any SCCA Annual member with a current membership. Only in the event of a parent’s death or a sole custody arrangement may one parent sign on the minor’s behalf.
- Waiver forms can be completed in advance (DOWNLOAD HERE) and need only be signed by one parent in the presence of a Notary Public. The form MUST be printed in color.
- The Minor Waiver is valid for the entire current calendar year.
Annual Waiver Program
- SCCA has now adopted an annual waiver program for full SCCA members only. Members who wish to obtain an annual waiver must follow these steps:
- Complete both pages of the SCCA Annual Waiver (PDF) form (must be printed in color).
- Have the form notarized or signed by a licensed SCCA registrar (licensed registrars will be available at all SCR autocross events).
- Upload or e-mail a personal photo to SCCA Member Services (email@example.com).
- Mail the completed Annual Waiver form to SCCA Member Services.
- SCCA Member Services will send a membership “hard card” to the member. Members who present this hard card at SCCA events will not be required to sign the standard Release and Waiver form.
- Annual Waiver hard cards cost $10.00 for regular members, but can be obtained for free with the purchase of a Solo License from SCCA, or for volunteering at least two days per year at an SCCA club race.
- All drivers must complete a work assignment on each day of the event. Substitutes may be used as long as workers notify the Worker Steward prior to the substitution.
- Drivers who fail to complete their work assignment are subject to additional work assignments or disqualification, at the discretion of the Event Chairman or Operating Steward.
- Workers must check in with the Worker Steward before the group prior to their assigned work group finishes their runs. Workers for Run Group #1 must check in immediately following the drivers’ meeting. Work changes will be performed “on the fly” to minimize delays between run groups. Please check in on time for your work assignment.