Autocross is a terrific sport for any car enthusiast.
Also known as Solo 2, Auto-x or autoslalom, Autocross is a timed competition that pits car and driver against the clock on a mini road course laid out with pylons, which was designed by club members. It sends cars out one at a time, and emphasizes driver skill and precise car control over power.Courses vary from event to event, and emphasize both skill and safety. A typical course may be 1.0 to 1.5 km, feature 25–50 changes of direction, and take 55–90 adrenaline filled seconds to complete, with speeds varying from 30 to as high as 120 km/hr.
Autocross is the ideal place for both novice drivers wanting to develop their driving skills and learn more about their car’s handling, and experienced and competitive drivers who wish to push themselves and their cars to their limits. Cars are grouped into classes based on specifications and level of modification—which can run from completely stock sedans and coupes to full race-spec sports cars.
If you feel intimidated by all this, don't be! The RDSCC prides itself in making new competitors feel welcome. Let us know if you are new to the sport and we will pair you up with one of our long time members. They will assist you with tech inspection, entry, a course walk, and coaching during the day.
Equipment requirements are minimal:
- You only need to bring yourself, and your car, in good mechanical condition and able to pass a basic technical inspection done at the event.
- A helmet is required, conforming to at least SNELL M2005 specification. The club has loaner helmets, or you can borrow one from a friend, so newcomers can try out the sport first, and purchase their own helmet once they are hooked on the sport – which won’t take long! Helmet Specifications
- Participants must wear seatbelts – your car’s standard factory belts are fine.
If you are interested about fees for Autocross events and registration click here.
More information at SCCA.