Autocross is an event that tests a driver’s ability to read a course and perfect driving close to the edge of the car’s limits. This is done on temporary courses defined by traffic cones at speeds similar to those found on freeways. Your job as a driver is to put together the single fastest run. You do that, you win! It’s not just putting your right foot to the floor and leaving it there though (if it was, it would be called drag racing or NASCAR). You have to navigate the course that’s laid out without hitting any of the cones. Each cone hit adds time to your run and missing a gate all together disqualifies the run. So, be quick, be clean, and you will take the day!
To keep things fair, cars are grouped into classes that have similar performance. A Honda Civic and a Porsche Cayman GT4 are very different cars so it’s not fair to put them against each other (though it’s remarkable how close their times are). Cars are grouped based on year, make, model, and modifications that are allowed. Street classes are basically what you drive off the dealer lot. Modified classes are frequently hand-built from the ground up. If you drove it to the event and it’s a safe car (nothing falling off, nothing leaking) then there is probably a class for you.
For more information:
Contact the Solo chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Solo Chair(s): Julie Heaton, Chris Harrison, Kevin McEnhill
Chief of Safety: Steve Ducharme
Chief of Timing: Ben Tusa
Chief of Tech: Gil Sherman
Chief of Workers: Riley Heaton
Chief of Registration: James Melcher
Minors (anyone age 18 and under)
You must have a waiver in order to participate in Solo, Rallycross and Race Events. This waiver must be printed in color, and must be either notorized or signed in the presence of an SCCA Member.
Forms can be found on the SCCA website.
- Written by Kevin McEnhill
- Category: AutoCross
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Solo (Autocross) events emphasize a driver's ability and their car's handling characteristics. Speeds are no greater than those encountered on legal highways and city-streets. The combination of competition, concentration, and car feedback creates an adrenaline rushing experience. The fasted single-run time wins! Do you think your skills are top-notch, or do you want to polish your driving technique? If so, Solo is for you.
RallyCross is the most widespread and readily accessible form of Sports Car Club of America extreme dirt motorsport. A combination of performance stage rally and autocross, it takes place on an unpaved open lot where, like Solo, the course is delinieated by cones. No convertibles/soft-top vehicles are allowed to participate in RallyCross, and unlike performance stage rally, roll-cages are not required.
Club Racing is the backbone of the SCCA with a program for almost everyone. Club Racing offers the opportunity to experience the excitement by climbing into a race car and competing against other amateur drivers or working on a corner within inches of all the action.
The Junior Driver Program was started with the philosophy that having children compete at Solo® events would allow families to participate in and enjoy the Solo® experience together.