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Summit Racing Autocross Week Rules

Rules and Classes

The Summit Racing Autocross Week presented by UMI Performance is a prestigious and
premium autocross endurance event staged over five days. Staged at unique venues across
multiple states, drivers are challenged to drive and survive not only four unique autocross
courses over four days, but also the challenging transit stages in between. All competition
vehicles must be driven to each competition by the registered driver and crew, under its own
power with no support vehicles.

Specific SRAW rules.

  1. Competition vehicles are required to drive under their own power.  They are not permitted be assisted in any way between competition events.

  2. Competition vehicles must drive to all competition events and any other required stops along the route.

  3. Drivers and crew must sign liability wavers, and photo release at time of registration. Drivers under 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian for the duration of competition.

  4. Each vehicle entered in the event will represent a single entry, with only one driver allowed.

  5. Co-driven vehicle registrations will be allowed – with a maximum of two drivers per vehicle. Registered drivers must drive the vehicle in all competition segments of the event to be considered for points accumulation, or event awards.  As much time as possible will be taken between driver’s competitive runs to allow tire and brake cooling and to minimize any competitive advantage for two-driver vehicles. Registered crew may drive during transit sessions between competition events.  The title sponsor and event coordinator reserve the right to cap the number of two-driver entries to ensure proper event growth, event format and flow, and level playing field.

  6. Drivers/crew are NOT permitted to leave or switch teams during competition. No substitute drivers, car or crew after drivers meeting.

  7. Competition vehicles may pull one (1) single axle 32 square foot or smaller DOT legal trailer.

  8. Participants must use a single set of tires for the entire event; no tire changing between events will be allowed. Tires will be marked during tech inspection. One (1) tire replacement of each size will be allowed in the event of a catastrophic failure or for safety related reasons as deemed necessary by SRAW officials, but replacements must be of the same size, manufacturer and model as those approved during tech inspection.

  9. Support vehicles of any kind are prohibited, including RV campers. If you think this is not a support vehicle, you’re incorrect.

  10. Registrations are non-refundable, but if needed, you can sell it to a buddy as long as both parties confirm and communicate with the registrar. We’ll change the name, vehicle, and class, that’s it!

  11. Any registered driver or crew may work on any registered vehicle – it’s OK and encouraged to help your buddies.

Safety and General Preparedness

  • Helmet use is required - helmets must have a SNELL rating SA2015 or newer. M or DOT
    rated helmets are not acceptable.

  • Head and Neck Restraints - SFI 38.1 or FIA 8856-2010, or SFI 3.3 neck collar MUST be
    worn during all autocross segments

  • Tires will be required to pass a technical inspection. Any excess wear, modifications, or
    chemical treatments to tires will be unacceptable. Competitors with tires showing any excess wear or modification will be immediately disqualified from the event.

  • All vehicles must comply with the 1-1 rule for overall height vs. track width.

  • Vehicles must be in a general good state of repair including steering, braking, fuel, and
    lighting systems.

  • Vehicles must not be actively leaking fluids at the time of tech. Vehicles that begin leaking
    during competition may be disqualified until repaired.

  • No open-toes or open-backed shoes are allowed while on-course.

Points and Timing

  • A timed run is calculated by automatic timing equipment plus any incurred penalties

  • Each competitors two fastest laps at each competition will be used for event scoring - for a
    total of eight (8). 

  • The eight (8) fastest laps are added together then divided by 8 for an overall average. The
    lowest overall average time per class will be determine the finishing position.

  • Awards will be given for 1st , 2nd and 3rd place in each class.

  • Ties will be broken by rock/paper/scissors competition, best two out of three, or a dance off between competitors to be determined by participant vote.

Grid and Paddock

  • Competitors will assemble in the Grid area by run group when called for by event staff.

  • Competitors that are not ready to race when the event staff signal a competitor to the start
    line may forfeit that run within the grid order.

Basic Event Rules

  1. Conduct detrimental to the series/sponsors/competitors: All competitors of SRAW shall uphold the Basic Event Rules to promote, elevate and enhance the name, brand, and reputation of the organization, including its staff, directors, sponsors, volunteers and all those affiliated in any way with SRAW. ANY act that is ruled to be detrimental to the event, series, sponsors, or staff may result in a points penalty or removal from the event. The competition director will have complete discretion to implement penalties for any reason. Rules, infraction level, or “spirit of the event” interpretation will be at the sole discretion of the event competition director, steering committee or event organizers, and all decisions are final.

  2. All vehicles entered in the event must be domestic or import, four-wheeled vehicles that are licensed for regular street use.

  3. Gasoline, E-85, diesel fuel, bio-diesel, hydrogen, and electricity are the only fuel/power sources to be used in vehicles entered in the events. Nitrous oxide, alcohol and nitro methane are prohibited.

  4. All entrants/drivers must have a current and valid government issued driver’s license and must be at least 16 years of age. Drivers under 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian for the duration of competition.

  5. Participants may not register more than one vehicle per event.

  6. Participating cars must pass a technical inspection that will emphasize safety. Safety features such as racing specific harnesses, roll cages/bars, fire systems, etc., are acceptable and highly encouraged.

  7. Helmet use is required - helmets must have a SNELL rating SA2015 or newer. M or DOT rated helmets are not acceptable.

  8. Head and Neck Restraints - SFI 38.1 or FIA 8856-2010, or SFI 3.3 neck collar MUST be worn during all autocross segments

  9. Vehicles entered in competition may be weighed at any time during the event, including tech. Drivers are required to have credible documentation on hand to prove factory published curb weight. Manufacturer websites, technical sites and vehicle specific forums are good places to gather this info. Wikipedia is not an acceptable source. All entries not meeting the mandated weight requirements will be immediately moved to the Outlaw class.

  10. Tires - Participants in all classes must use DOT approved, non-competition, treaded (non- grooved) street tires (no competition radials, no R compound, drag radials) with a treadwear rating of 200 or higher. Eligible tires must be a) in sufficient supply; and b) commercially available to the general public. Tires will be required to pass a technical inspection. Any modifications or chemical treatments to tires will be unacceptable. Competitors with tires showing any evidence of modification will be immediately disqualified from the event. Safety is of the utmost importance and officials will not hesitate to disqualify questionable tire selections. Ineligible tires: Kumho Ecsta V720 ACR, Vitour P1,and other models that do not meet the above stated criteria. If in doubt, please contact competition officials before buying tires –

  11. AERO - Splitters, spoilers, wings, and canards are open – bring it!

  12. All vehicles must run a complete exhaust system with mufflers.

  13. Seatbelts or safety harnesses must be properly installed.

  14. The official time for each run will be as measured by the automatic timer plus any penalties incurred.

  15. A two-second penalty will be imposed for knocking a pylon over or out of its outlined box. If the pylon is left standing and touching any part of its outlined box, it is not a penalty. Pointer or "lay down" cones are considered directional aids and do not impose a penalty

  16. A DNF (did not finish) will be imposed for knocking a pylon over or out of its outlined box after thefinish beam.

  17. Competitors that notice downed or misplaced cones must slow-down and ensure a course worker acknowledges the issue to be eligible for a rerun. Competitors are not required to take the rerun but may risk having a penalty assessed if failing to identify a cone issue. 

  18. Competitors will be stationary for a minimum of 5 minutes before taking a rerun.

  19. The competitor’s fastest two (2) laps per day/track is scored to determine class winners.


All cars must weigh at least 95% of the factory published curb weight without the
driver. The Official Steward has final decision on car classification and reserves the
right to place certain vehicles into an appropriate class.

  • GT – 1990 and newer 4 seat coupes and sedans (late model Mustang (V8), Camaro, Cadillac BMW, etc.)

  • GTV – 1989 and older 4 seat coupes and sedans, including C1-C3 Corvettes and AMX

  • GTU – Unlimited sports car (C4-C7 Corvette, any AWD, any 3 rotor, and all modern mid and rear- engine vehicles)

  • GTT - (Pro-touring truck/SUV/van) - Front engine, SRWD (single rear wheel drive) or AWD truck/SUV/van vehicles with a minimum weight of 2900 pounds built on a truck chassis and marketed as truck/SUV/van from the factory (example - Chevy C or S series, Ford F series, Trailblazer, Explorer, etc.) Eligible vehicles must be factory height or lower. Trucks must have at least 50% bed floor coverage including wheel wells that cover the tires, and a tail gate or other solid rear panel. Bed floor must be the entire width of the bed and does not include wheel well measurements. It is measured front to rear, not in square footage. Example - an 8’ bed must have at least 48” of bed floor the entire width of the bed not including the wheel wells. Bed floor can be stock, aftermarket or fabricated. For safety, bed covers must be of a rigid material and require an integral connection to the truck bed, or they must be removed prior to entering the event.

  • SCB – Sport compact turbo and supercharged vehicles (4/6 cylinder or 2 rotor, 4 Cyl.
    EcoBoost Mustang, no AWD)

  • SCN – Sport compact naturally aspirated vehicles (4/6 cylinder or 2 rotor, no AWD)

  • Outlaw – “Run whatcha brung and hope you brought enough”. This class is for all
    vehicles that don’t fit into the above classes, lightweight and kit cars. Lightweight, heavy
    mods, this is for you. Must follow posted tire rules.

QUESTIONS - text or email to:

Jimi Day

Adam Hanna

Eric Heller

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