First time? Just want to watch?
No problem -- just come out and sign the waiver like everyone else at
the gate. There's no admission just to watch, but we do ask though that
you understand a few of things:
- Motorsports are dangerous. As such, this is not a good place to
bring the kiddies to. If you do, please be aware that they are not
allowed to be in the "hot" areas where the cars are. You can watch from
"behind the fence" (if you're not sure, just ask).
- Minors (which in Maryland means anyone under 18 years old) must have a parent or LEGAL GUARDIAN
sign the Minor Waivor Form for them. This means an Aunt, Uncle,
Brother, Sister, Friend is not acceptable (unless of course you have
proof that they are in fact a court-recognized guardian). Sorry, this is
a requirement imposed upon us by our insurance, and without that
insurance we can't run events.
- This is a parking lot. The facilities are "primative" --
PortaJohns is as good as it gets. If you're the shy type who needs
indoor plumbing, be prepared to get back in the car and drive a few
miles to a fast-food joint.
- Much like kids, this is NOT an environment suitable for pets.
Heat, hot asphalt, lots of people, and loud, fast-moving cars are about
the worst environment you can think to put Fido in. Leave the
four-legged fans at home, please. One loose pooch running onto the
course could likely result in a Very Bad Day for everyone.
- Come prepared. There is very little, if any real shade on-site.
We strongly suggest that you bring (and use) sun screen, and pack water
or other NON-ALCOHOLIC beverages. We do normally have a food vendor
on-site, but he is not open all day, and is generally packed up and gone
by the time you realize you're dehydrated. Also, there are no seats or
bleachers - if you want to sit on something other than the asphalt,
bring your own chairs!
- Dress appropriately. We run rain or shine, and the weather can
and will vary greatly in the course of a day. This is an environment
with a bunch of greasy cars, greasier drivers, held on an asphalt
parking lot. Your Sunday Best is not the best choice of clothing for the
- Have fun, take pictures, and feel free to ask questions.
Autocrossers don't bite (except maybe for some of the Modified car
owners). But please, behave yourself. If you decide you want to show off
and speed thru the parking lot, or do some donuts to emulate your
favorite driver, please stay away. If you act like a jerk we will ask
you to leave and not come back. We value our relationship with the
surrounding community, and the lot owners, and we're not going to let a
weenie pulling wheelies on his motorcycle jeopardize that. And the same
goes for the roads leading to and from the events, except instead of a
guy with a yellow hat you get to deal with P.G. County's Finest.