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    High Speed Autocross Driver Identification Numbers

    Frequently Asked Questions


    Beginning in 2008, eligibility to be awarded HSAX Championship Points required that:
    1) The entrant be a current member of Midwestern Council at the time of the event.
    2) The entrant provide to the Event Registrar his/her MC Autocross Identification Number. The AXID Number must be provided as part of the Registration process for each and every HSAX event the driver enters, as a means of identification for the purpose of awarding HSAX Championship Points.

    >The driver has the responsibility to get this number?
    Yes.

    >I got mine in the mail [in 2008] , but I didn't ask for one.
    As a convenience to the HSAX competitors, and to avoid the paperwork chore of hundreds of competitors simultaneously requesting an AXID Number, at the beginning of the 2008 competition season all active Midwestern Council Autocross Drivers were automatically issued their AX ID Number card.

    >I don't have an Autocross ID Number, how do I get one?
    An autocross Driver can request an AXID Number from the MC Competition Licensing Director, currently John Boldt. On the "Forms & Files" page of the Midwestern Council website, a link is provided to an on-line form to request an AXID Number. The form is located at: http://www.mcscc.org/files/hsaxid.html

    >How much does it cost?
    There is no fee required to obtain the AXID number.

    >Who is eligible to be issued an AX ID Number?
    The driver must be a current member of Midwestern Council to be issued an AXID number.

    >Do I have to renew it each season?
    No, the AXID Number does not expire. There is no need to "renew" an AXID number, it is issued to the driver for "life". But you do have to renew your Club (and thus MC) membership each year to be eligible to be awarded HSAX Championship Points.

    >I compete in two HSAX Classes. Do I need two AX ID Numbers?
    No. The AXID Number is a unique identifier for the Driver, not the Car. The combination of Car Class and AXID Number determines how HSAX Championship Points are awarded for an event.

    >I currently hold an MC Wheel-Wheel Competition License. Can I use that License Number for an HSAX event instead of an AXID Number?
    No.

    >Can I get an Autocross ID Number at the track during an event?
    No. The only way to request an AXID is by using the on-line form at http://www.mcscc.org/files/hsaxid.html

    >So I am out of luck for Points if I compete in an event without first obtaining an AXID Number?
    Well, you should be. But, if a "missing" AXID number is provided to the MC Autocross Pointskeeper prior to the very next MC Autocross event (whether or not you compete in that next event) then you will be retro-actively credited with your Points from the first of the events. Run, don't walk, to the nearest web access and request that number!

    >Is Event Registration responsible to be sure the number is on the registration info?
    Registration is responsible for including the entrant's AXID Number with the other registration information forwarded to Timing & Scoring, if the entrant provided the AXID Number to Registration. Event Registrars do not have a record of AXID Numbers issued to all drivers, and cannot provide a missing number. It is the responsibility of the entrant to provide to Registration his/her AXID Number, if the entrant desires to earn HSAX Championship Points for that event.

    >At the event, where would the driver get it if it were forgotten?
    Timing & Scoring may have a record of an individual's AXID number. But answering questions that shouldn't need to be asked slows down the "paperwork" process of getting the Registration info entered into the computer in preparation for the Timed Runs, so don't expect the Timing & Scoring staff to be happy about it.

    >Are the AX Identification Numbers assigned randomly, or is there a system to them?
    For Autocross Drivers whose first-ever ("Novice") event occurred prior to the 2008 competition season, the AXID Number reflects the date of that event, as best as we can determine from historical records.

    The first two digits of the AXID Number are the year of the driver's "Novice" event.
    The third digit is always a "1" for an AXID Number.
    The fourth digit is the Event# (in that season) of the driver's "Novice" event.
    The fifth & sixth digits are based on the surnames of that event’s "Novice" drivers, in alphabetical order.

    Example: A driver's AXID Number is "871304". The very first Midwestern Council Autocross event that he competed in was the third AX event held in the 1987 competition season, and his last name was fourth alphabetically of all the "Novice" drivers entered in that event.

    For Autocross Drivers whose first-ever ("Novice") event occurred during or after the 2008 competition season, the AXID Number reflects the year that the request for an AXID Number was received by the Competition Licensing Director, and the order in which the AXID Number requests were processed.

    Example: A driver's AXID Number is "091315". The very first Midwestern Council Autocross event that he competed in was sometime after the 2007 competition season. The driver requested an AXID Number during the 2009 competition season, and his AXID Number was issued after the 2nd event of the 2009 season and before the 3rd event of the 2009 season. His AXID number was the 15th number issued during that time period.

    Example: A driver's AXID Number is "101104". The very first Midwestern Council Autocross event that she competed in was sometime after the 2007 competition season. The driver requested an AXID Number during the 2010 competition season prior to the first event of the season. Her AXID number was the 4th number issued during that time period. She gets kudos for actually taking care of the required paperwork before the season begins!
    Last edited by TimingScoring; 12-22-2010, 08:49 PM. Reason: updated various information.
    Bill Martin
    Midwestern Council of Sports Car Clubs
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