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Author Topic: Anyone understand NASA's AutoX classing?  (Read 2339 times)
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« on: September 02, 2015, 02:08:48 PM »


What a system these guys have developed!  I think I have my points figured out, but I'm curious how they adjust your time to get to their version of PAX.  SCCA's multiplier is pretty straight forward, anyone know how NASA uses the point system? 

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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2015, 11:19:00 AM »

I think it more of a points based system, mods you have are associated with points, more points = tougher PAX
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2015, 10:14:20 AM »

They don't use PAX and the classes are even more messed up than SCCA. My HS civic was in the same class as a STS miata. According to the SCCA we are 2 seconds different, but not NASA...
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2015, 10:05:34 AM »

NASA classing rules: https://nasa-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/document/document/288/nasa-x_classes.pdf

One big difference between SCCA and NASA is that NASA's classing points are based off of the BASE model, not the highest prep model.  So if your car comes with an optional stiffer suspension than the base model, or a more powerful engine, or optional spoiler, etc., you need to add the OEM options in the same as you would for aftermarket mods.

NASA classing was originally developed for the track and though they made some modifications for NASA-X autocross, the track dependencies really seem to show.  A 205hp Civic Si may actually be pretty close to an STS miata at VIR.

As far as I know, nobody has tried to develop an index for NASA but since so many people run in both clubs, you can take the results and manually convert to SCCA classing/index if you're curious.  Since I'm not competing for championship points with NASA, I usually NASA-X class results completely and just translate to SCCA for benchracing.

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