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Chris2013ss
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My car class?? Solo?

Post by Chris2013ss » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:06 pm

I'm new to scca and etrscca. I have a 2013 Camaro SS LS3. Exhaust, cold air. Stock wheels stag 10" x 20 rear 9" x 20 front. I live in Maryville Tennessee and would like to be going to Bristol and smokies Stadium but just need to know more about getting started already signed up and paid membership

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Post by thrdeye » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:31 pm

CAM C is what I'd recommend.

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Post by Miata22 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:02 pm

Welcome to ETRSCCA. Sounds like a nice car. As Chris stated your car would fit in CAMC class. (Classic American Muscle Contemporary) We also have a class called STM which is a catch all class if you are unsure which class you want to run in. If you went back to stock intake you may be able to run in FS class. This is mainly stock Camaros and mustangs.
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Post by MARKP » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:35 pm

If you want to jump into the deep end of the pool, CAMC is the answer. I would recommend at least a few events in Novice to start (maybe jump to another class next year).

Your car should be legal for STP with what you described. CAMC cars have a nearly unlimited ruleset. As mentioned, if you put the stock intake back on, you can run FS.

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Post by Teufelshund » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:31 am

Is the exhaust cat-back? If you've replaced the cats or anything upstream from them, that'll bump you out of FS.


Edit: Unless you replaced the cats or upstream exhaust components with stock replacement parts.
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Post by dewittpayne » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:47 am

If you're serious about autocross, you might want to look at the Starting Line school at Bristol the Saturday before the ETR event. It's not inexpensive, but it comes with a lot of freebies as well as getting you off on the right foot with high quality instruction. It's a lot easier to start with good habits than have to break bad ones.

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Post by michael.plaster » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:18 am

dewittpayne wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:47 am
If you're serious about autocross, you might want to look at the Starting Line school at Bristol the Saturday before the ETR event. It's not inexpensive, but it comes with a lot of freebies as well as getting you off on the right foot with high quality instruction. It's a lot easier to start with good habits than have to break bad ones.

https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/sc ... see-077066
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Post by Chris2013ss » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:17 pm

Thanks for the info. The exhaust is cat-back, looking over the rule book it's huge kind of daunting so I looked at STP and FS. I don't have a problem putting my stock air intake back on but if I want to do more modifications to my car later should I just start with STP? And is novice its own class or what didn't see much about it

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Post by steverife » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:33 pm

Novice -- Your finish is based off raw times, regardless of classing. We try to put the emphasis more so on getting you comfortable with running events over straight up competition.

FS - stock, you can do a few basic things (shocks, 1 swaybar, catback, etc). It is theoretically the slowest class of your choices. Sometimes you'll run against a few cars, sometimes you might not. There are some BMW M3's in your class.
STP - basic mods (suspension, wheels, some bolt-ons), but still pretty restrictive. This is just a pony car class. Not a lot of people run it.
CAMC - very few rules. mod away. very popular locally and nationally. If you want to be super competitive, the class could turn into an arms race....but for now, a good driver can do well with a fairly basic setup.
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Post by Chris2013ss » Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:43 pm

Thank you Steve very helpful.

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Post by EliseAutoXr » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:38 pm

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