The 4th Annual NITTO NMCA West Auto-X will expand from four to six events in the 2019 season due to increased popularity and demand. The championship will come down to your best five events with one round being dropped. With challenging courses and lots of track time, it’s no surprise that this series has quickly become one of the premier autocross series in the U.S.
What’s unique about this series is how scores are calculated: each racer’s time is calculated as the average of every lap during the day, not the racers fastest lap. This changes the atmosphere on the track and puts extra pressure around every turn.
Standard autocross rules apply – hitting a cone adds 2 seconds to your lap time. If you are unfortunate enough to go off course, a 99 second penalty is added to your average. With the level of competition in this series, a mistake like that effectively ends your chance at an overall class season championship.
In order to get the best possible overall score, it’s important to come out of the gate swinging with great times. Racers with a high learning curve are at an advantage, since improving your times faster than the next guy can make all the difference in the tight competition that is typically determined by hundredths of a second after 18 or more runs over the course of the weekend.
The NMCA West Autocross Series is the ultimate test of consistency, because every lap counts. All events will be held at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA in Lot 6, aka the “Big Lot.” Entries into each event are limited to 85 vehicles per day to preserve track time, and this year’s spots are selling out fast.
In addition to class champions, there are awards for the fastest lap time in each class on both Saturday and Sunday, giving competitors opportunities to bring a lot of hardware home. The victor awards that go out to the class winners are exceptional and they are some of the best trophies in ANY series!
We’ve been participating in this series for 4 years winning the overall championship in 2016 and 2018, and we’re proud to be sponsoring this event for our second year. This is an amazing series with an awesome group of competitors. If you want in on the action, don’t wait – sign up now and we’ll see you at the track!
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2019 Series Schedule
- 02/23 – NMCA West Round 1 at Autoclub Speedway, CA (SOLD OUT!)
- 04/13 – NMCA West Round 2 at Autoclub Speedway, CA
- 05/18 – NMCA West Round 3 at Autoclub Speedway, CA
- 06/22 – NMCA West Round 4 at Autoclub Speedway, CA
- 08/31 – NMCA West Round 5 at Autoclub Speedway, CA
- 10/19 – NMCA West Season Finals at Autoclub Speedway, CA