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A summary of some of the important classing differences in BMW CCA Club Racing

(click on the Class category for more details)

Club Racing gives you multiple classing choices – if you have a BMW, you can race with us. Learn about all of our different options in a handy summary table with links to the rules governing each class.

Class categoryPurposeSafetyRelative costMinimum weight limits?Engine modsSuspension and chassisAero mods
SportThe Sport classes provide an entry point that accurately reflects typical track car modifications - the focus is on safety, budget and reliability.Annual safety inspection required to BMW CCA CR and class specific rules - cage requirements specify minimum specification and limit chassis attachment points to standardize chassis rigidity$YesBMW only; allows for few internal modificationsSuspension can be modified to class specs; chassis changes restrictedNone allowed
PreparedPrepared classes allow participation with a higher level of modification than the Sport classes, but remain in keeping with the spirit of the original vehicle and are based on the stock class of the chassis and modelAnnual safety inspection required to BMW CCA CR and class specific rules - cage requirements specify minimum specification and limit chassis attachment points to standardize chassis rigidity$$YesBMW only; allows for modest internal modificationSuspension can be modified to class specs; chassis changes restrictedSome allowed
ModifiedThe Modified classes are for race cars with a still higher level of modification than the Prepared classes. Modified classes require use of a BMW engine and all Sport and Prepared class improvements are also allowed in the Modified classesAnnual safety inspection required to BMW CCA CR and class specific rules - cage requirements specify minimum specification$$$NoBMW only; - many modifications allowedSuspension can be modified to liberal class specs; tube frame not allowed except in Super Modified (SM)Many allowed
Spec E30SpecE30 allows limited modifications and specified required components prepared to a uniform level.Annual safety inspection required to BMW CCA CR and class specific rules - cage requirements per NASA CCR$YesBMW only; allows for few internalSuspension can be modified to class specs; chassis changes restrictedNone allowed
Spec E36The Spec E36 class specifies a set of E36 chassis, six-cylinder race cars that are prepared to a uniform level. The modifications required or allowed are intended to produce a fun, fast race car that feels like a race car, yet remains relatively inexpensive to prepare and maintainAnnual safety inspection required to BMW CCA CR and class specific rules - cage requirements specify minimum specification and limit chassis attachment points to standardize chassis rigidity$YesBMW only; allows for few internalSuspension can be modified to class specs; chassis changes restrictedNone allowed
Spec E46Spec E46 is a road racing class based on BMW's E46 chassis that emphasizes high performance, vehicle consistency, reasonable cost, and ease of entry in order to provide a highly competitive, driver-focused racing experience.Annual safety inspection required to BMW CCA CR and class specific rules http://spece46.com/specs/rules/ Cage requirements specify minimum specification and limit chassis attachment points to standardize chassis rigidity$$YesBMW only; allows very modest changes and rigorously specifies tune requirementsSuspension can be modified to class specs; chassis changes restrictedNone allowed
Spec MiniThe Spec Mini class is designed to allow Mini Cooper non-S version race cars prepared to SCCA B-Spec /T4 rules to race in BMW CCA Club Racing in a point’s eligible class.Annual safety inspection required to BMW CCA CR and class specific rules - cage requirements per SCCA GCR$YesSee SCCA GCRSee SCCA GCRSee SCCA GCR
PWRThe BMW CCA Club Racing PWR (Power to Weight Ratio) class is designed to be open to many different BMW race cars with minimal restrictions and ease of complying with the class rules. Cars will be classed primarily based on Horsepower to Weight RatioAnnual safety inspection required to BMW CCA CR and class specific rules - cage requirements specify minimum specificationFull range: $ thru $$$$Must meet specified power to weightVery few restrictions; non BMW allowedSuspension and chassis can be modified; minimum cage requirements must be metAllowed, but affects classing calculation
VintageClub Racing is committed to mapping vintage classes to PWR to make their transition easier; however, we also have a dedicated E30 M3 class (M3T), or vintage cars can also be campaigned in the Sport, Prepared or Modified classes Annual safety inspection required to BMW CCA CR and class specific rules - cage requirements specify minimum specification. Cage attachment point limits depend on class selectionFull range: $ thru $$$$Depends on where classedDepends on where classedSuspension can be modified; chassis changes may be restricted depending on where classedDepends on where classed
BMW factory prepared carsSee PWRAnnual safety inspection required to BMW CCA CR and class specific rules - cage requirements specify minimum specification$$$$Must meet specified power to weightMust disclose engine details, few restrictionsSuspension and chassis can be modified; minimum cage requirements must be metAllowed, but affects classing calculation

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