2002 Novice Class Rules
Novice Class is intended for beginning autocrossers. You are
NOT eligible for the Novice class if you have:
Only cars fitted with "Street Tires" may run in Novice Stock, Street
Prepared, Street Touring, or Street Modified classes, including CSP-N.
"Street Tires" are (by SFR definition) tires displaying a DOT treadwear
rating of 120 or greater. Novices running Mod and Prepared cars may run
any tires allowed them in their open class.
Novices must run in their specified run group to be eligible for points.
Open class cars in your class will be running with you, so don't hesitate
to approach them for help, information, or rides.
Time Cards: The regular class (e.g., DS, CSP) plus an
(for Novice class) -- e.g. CS-N -- must appear on the class entry
on the time card for the event to ensure proper accrual of points.
Your mistakes here will NOT be corrected
after the event.
The Novice classes, run in separate
run groups with their matching open classes. They vary from year to year, and
are defined in this
year's operational rules It may be necessary to adjust run groups during
the year. If this happens, Novice classes will also be shuffled to
match. Points and standings of competitors moved as a result will be
adjusted to their place in the new class.
There are no separate Ladies' Novice classes. Ladies may run in
their regular Ladies' classes, naturally.
Order of finish for each event will be calculated by multiplying
each contestant's fastest time by the SFR Handicapping index value
for their car's regular class.
Trophies will be awarded to the winners of each Novice class at
the end of the year according to the SFR
The Novice Class Administrator will verify eligibility of all entrants.
administrator can make appropriate adjustments to the class rules if necessary
to ensure fairness to all competitors.
competed in more than 33% of any prior year's events
(e.g., for the 2001 series: regular series plus slush series equals 24 events; 33% is less than
8 events. You
are ineligible if you ran 8 or more events in 2001.)
earned any regular season trophies (Regional, Divisional, Tour, Nationals)
earned any Championship season trophies for any Novice Class (except event trophies
or special competition trophies)
earned a Winter Slush first place trophy (unless as the only eligible competitor in
the class) (changed for 2002)
been judged ineligible by the Novice Class Administrator or Solo2 Program
Chair (see below)