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Title: EX35 For Autocross?
Post by: Kaz on January 01, 2016, 02:58:10 PM
I'm looking for a car and considering the Infiniti EX35.  Would I be allowed to take it out to autocross?  Is there a calculation out there to determine if a vehicle will be allowed to autocross?  Thanks. 


Title: Re: EX35 For Autocross?
Post by: jloehlein on January 02, 2016, 05:54:30 AM
I think if the car is taller than its track width, it's a no-go.  It looks like the EX35 may just sneak by with a 62" height and 63" front track width.

The Competition Committee gets the final say, but that's my understanding.


Title: EX 35 for Autocross?
Post by: Kaz on January 02, 2016, 06:21:43 AM
I'd like to know if an Infinity EX35 would be allowed to compete in autocross events.  Is there a chart or computation I can work to determine if a vehicle is considered viable for autocross?  Thanks.  Kaz


Title: Re: EX 35 for Autocross?
Post by: gunny on January 02, 2016, 07:22:42 AM
http://cdn.growassets.net/user_files/scca/downloads/000/003/742/2015-5-19_SCCA_Solo_Rules_book_online_reduced.pdf?1432652746

The link is scca rule for 2015. I did not see a ex35 listed.
The club does have a competition committee, I'm sure they can answer your question.

Gunny


Title: Re: EX 35 for Autocross?
Post by: catapultkid on January 03, 2016, 06:33:05 PM
Kaz,

Welcome to the forums!

I've posed the question to our committee, we should be able to get back to you this week. Could you please give us the year and trim level of the car, just to be 100% certain we are on the same page.

Thanks and talk to you soon.
Paul


Title: Re: EX35 For Autocross?
Post by: wahoo5 on January 03, 2016, 10:18:14 PM
Rule 3.1 of the SCCA Solo Rules addresses it. You need to find/calculate a SSF (Static Stability Factor) value for the vehicle and see if it is 1.30 or greater.

The rule is here: http://cdn.growassets.net/user_files/scca/downloads/000/003/742/2015-5-19_SCCA_Solo_Rules_book_online_reduced.pdf?1432652746 (http://cdn.growassets.net/user_files/scca/downloads/000/003/742/2015-5-19_SCCA_Solo_Rules_book_online_reduced.pdf?1432652746). See pages 33-34.

David


Title: Re: EX35 For Autocross?
Post by: wahoo5 on January 03, 2016, 10:27:06 PM
The same question was posted twice in two separate topics. I have merged them into this one.

David