Track Time – Updated Rules and Classes Promise a Great Year for Goodguys CPP AutoCross
Buckle in and get ready to hit the track, because the Goodguys CPP AutoCross Series is back and ready for action as we prepare to kick off the 2022 event season! New classes, updated rules, and a revised structure for end-of-season awards and shootouts are sure to shake up the status quo and make this an exciting year for both the dedicated AutoCrossers who follow the series, as well as more casual racers and participants to want to give it a try.
We’re thrilled to have Classic Performance Products returning as the CPP AutoCross Series sponsor. The company’s support gave the series a major performance boost in 2021 and will continue to help us provide the best competitions possible at 15 events this season. You’ll see the company presence through logos, banners, and other materials, and we hope that when you see a CPP team member at an event you’ll thank them for their support.
Another sponsor we’re happy to welcome back is Wilwood Disc Brakes, who will sponsor the AutoCross Stop Box this year. We all know precision braking and stopping are critical elements of AutoCross racing, so it’s a natural fit for Wilwood to have its name on this important area at the end of the track.
In an effort to keep Goodguys CPP AutoCross fun, competitive, and as fair as possible, we’re constantly listening to racer feedback and evaluating the class structures and rules to see where we can improve. There are quite a few changes this season, so we thought it made sense to highlight the most significant ones on the following pages to get everyone up to speed. More details can be found on the dedicated Goodguys CPP AutoCross website, GoodguysAX.com.
Speedtech Performance PRO-X Class
The most aggressive class in the series, PRO-X, welcomes a new sponsor this year, performance suspension and chassis manufacturer Speedtech Performance. This is a great match, as Speedtech has a fleet of sponsored racers competing in the Goodguys CPP AutoCross Series and elsewhere. The Speedtech Performance PRO-X class is intended for purpose-built machines seeking to compete at the highest level.
2022 Speedtech Performance PRO-X Class Basics
- PRO-X class consists of vehicles weighing less than 3000 pounds (less driver)
- PRO-X will expand eligible year models through 1997
- Any commercially available 200 UTQG treadwear tire is legal
- Any front tire size over a 315mm is allowed
- Full tube chassis race cars run in PRO-X
Summit Racing Equipment PRO Class
We’re happy to welcome Summit Racing Equipment as the new sponsor for the Summit Racing Equipment PRO class. This class is aimed at serious performance vehicles and drivers, with chassis, weight, and tire size being the primary differences separating it from the Speedtech Performance PRO-X class.
2022 Summit Racing Equipment PRO Class Basics
- PRO will maintain 1987-and-earlier model year eligibility
- Weight minimums have been revised as follows:
- PRO car with 8-cylinder engine: 3,200 lbs.
- PRO car with 6-cylinder engine: 3,000 lbs.
- PRO car with 4-cylinder engine: 2,500 lbs.
- Maximum front tire width is 315mm, 200 treadwear minimum, commercially available in a minimum of four sizes
Forgeline Street Machine Class
Forgeline Motorsports is returning as the sponsor of our most popular class, Forgeline Street Machine. The cool thing about this class is that many competing machines are still very streetable, making them relatable to AutoCross spectators. The larger class size makes the Forgeline Street Machine class one of the most competitive.
2022 Forgeline Street Machine Class Basics
- Street Machine will maintain 1987-and-earlier model year eligibility
- Weight minimums have been revised as follows:
- Street Machine car with 8-cylinder engine: 3,200 lbs.
- Street Machine car with 6-cylinder engine: 3,000 lbs.
- Street Machine car with 4-cylinder engine: 2,500 lbs.
- Maximum front tire width is 285mm, 200 treadwear minimum, commercially available in a minimum of four sizes
LMC Truck Class
Trucks make great AutoCross competitors and we’re pleased to have LMC Truck returning as the sponsor of the popular LMC Truck class for 2022. New year eligibility and tire guidelines are the primary updates for this fast-hauling class.
2022 LMC Truck Class Basics
- Truck Class will expand to 1997 model year eligibility
- Weight minimum remains at 3,500 lbs.
- Tire rule updated to allow up to 315mm 200 UTQG treadwear tires commercially available in a minimum of four sizes
FiTech Challenger Class
The FiTech Challenger Class saw a lot of growth and popularity in 2021, so we’re happy to build on that success this year with the continued support of sponsor FiTech Fuel Injection. This class welcomes AutoCrossers who are still developing track skills and is a great place to gain experience, hone your driving skills, and have fun while participating in a competitive environment.
2022 FiTech Challenger Class Basics
- FiTech Challenger class will expand to 1997 model year eligibility
- The “breakout rule” will remain in place to ensure Challenger class is a competitive AutoCross entry point; this rule states that if any of the top 10 competitors in Challenger class run 2-seconds or less on average quicker than the average of the top 10 in the class after the first three runs, they will be moved up in class
- Challenger class will no longer compete in event shootouts or Duel in the Desert
Sports Car Class
The Sports Car class is a new class for 2022 that will be the home for 1988-97 model year vehicles. This new class supports a whole new category of cars now eligible for Friday-Saturday competition at Goodguys National events.
2022 Sports Car Class Basics
- This class is very similar to Street Machine, with the biggest difference being tire guidelines; tire rules were still being determined at press time, so be sure to visit goodguysax.com for final rules
- Weight minimums are as follows:
- Production car with 8-cylinder engine: 3,200 lbs.
- Production car with 6-cylinder engine: 3,000 lbs.
- Production car with 4-cylinder engine: 2,500 lbs.
Tremec All-American Sunday Class
We welcome later-model vehicles to compete on Sundays at National events and we’re happy to have Tremec Transmission as the new sponsor for the Tremec All-American class. This is a great fit, as Tremec offers a variey of performance manual transmissions that will find a home in these 1998-and-newer class cars.
2022 Tremec All-American Sunday Class Basics
- The only rule update for All-American class is the year model update, welcoming 1998-and-newer vehicles for Sunday competition
- Maximum tire size is the largest production size tire for that model vehicle; treadwear should be production-equipped rate or 200 minimum, commercially available in a minimum of four sizes
- Tremec will offer a healthy year-end All-American Class champion prize