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Solo (AutoCross)

For 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 autocrossing.
So what is an AutoCross?
The 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 precision driving.

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 section.

Email the chair of the DC AutoCross program with any further questions or comments
We look forward to you joining us at our next event!

Attention all AutoCrossers: Please see the following excerpt from the revised rules for all future events at FEDex Field.  Any questions can be directed to the AutoCross Program Chair, Sam Vassalo at

Venue Rules (revised June 2017)

"Due to P.G. County ordinances at our venue, competitors are not allowed to erect tents or pop-up canopies larger than 8' x 8'.  Also, canopies that extend off of trailers or RV's must not be more than 24 square feet in size.  Further, generators of any type are prohibited from being used at our venue.  This includes internal generators in RV's.  Violation of these county ordinances could result in fines and/or the closing of our event.  There are absolutely no exceptions to these rules."

A full revised copy of the AX program rules can be found below for your convenience.

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