Interested in joining the world of AutoCross?
hundreds of people in the Washington, DC area, AutoCross is a great way
to spend a Sunday. Driving your own car at (and sometimes beyond) the
limits in a low-risk environment for a moderate entry fee is a thrill
that many enjoy. Throw in the element of competition, and it can be
downright addictive. But,
there are still plenty of motorsports enthusiasts who have never tried
So what is an AutoCross?
SCCA holds events both locally and nationally which are called “Solo”
events. These events generally fall under the catchall name
"AutoCross". Basically, an autocross is a relatively low-speed
competition driving event in which one driver at a time negotiates a
twisty course. Maximum speeds on course are approximately 60 MPH in
production-based vehicles. The course is defined using traffic cones to
make gates which define slaloms and sweeping turns. Scoring is usually
based upon raw times within classes of similarly equipped vehicles.
Runs are timed to the thousandth of a second using sensors at the start
and finish. Autocross is often best described as a competition of
To learn more about AutoCross, we have assembled a beginners guide to AutoCross to
get you up to speed, you can also start out by Spectating to get a better feel for the sport.
For more information please visit the Frequently Asked Questions
We look forward to you joining us at our next event!
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