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.
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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.