Autocross Sunday #10 Hosted by the E-Board
Registration closed September 23, 2016 11:59 PM on September 23, 2016 11:59 PM PDT Registration ends September 23, 2016 11:59 PM on September 23, 2016 11:59 PM PDT Registration opens August 25, 2016 12:00 AM on August 25, 2016 12:00 AM PDT Registration runs from August 25, 2016 12:00 AM to September 23, 2016 11:59 PM
We are back at the fast surfaces of El Toro as your E-Board hosts Autocross Sunday #10 of a scheduled 13 event dates for 2016. This is our last event at El Toro for this year, and possibly forever, as we wrap up the summer before returning to AAA Speedway for the remainder of the year. By the time we host this event, Solo Nationals will be behind us signaling the beginning of the stretch run of the Cal Club Championship Series. Come one come all to say goodbye to El Toro for this year and possibly forever.
For those of you that haven't experienced the thrill of autocross, your decision to join us at AUTOCROSS Sunday may just lead to an addiction. Some who try it never leave. Others move on to different forms competition. But there's one thing that all who come have in common ........we're a family who has taken our driving skills to a level that makes us some of the most proficient drivers in the country.
What is Autocross?
Autocross is a safe, relatively low-speed motorsport where drivers must negotiate a course marked by pylons with their cars. Cars are sent out one at time with about 20 seconds between runs. Top speed in autocross is typically no faster than speeds you would find on public roads, thus most cars only need working seat belts and drivers only need a helmet for safety. Courses are typically laid out in empty parking lots or air strips. Our courses are usually about a mile in length and take between 45 seconds and 90 seconds to negotiate. Courses contain a series of elements such as curves, corners, and slaloms that test the driver’s skill and the car’s agility. Cars are separated into classes based on Sports Car Club of America rules for national classes as well as California Sports Car Club supplemental regulations for local classes. Events are timed and the fastest time in the class wins. For a closer look, check out this excellent video by Stephen Chiang.
No Experience Necessary
While you may have never thought much about improving your driving skills, things you'll learn about your car and yourself may just keep you out of trouble by giving you the tools to negotiate our roads and highways more safely. By participating in an Autocross Sunday, you will become a better driver .......GUARANTEED!
What is Autocross Sunday?
For some, Autocross Sunday is our time to show the world, well at least our friends, just how well we're able to negotiate the course in cars we've prepared for competition. This is for bragging rights, plain and simple. For others, it's a time to learn, both about ourselves and our cars. It's about becoming a better driver and a better person. But for all, it's about having fun and making new friends. New for this year, persons aged 12 and older are allowed as passengers. That's right! Your friends and family can now ride along. An SCCA membership is required. Passengers may get a free temporary membership at registration.
What to expect
Combine wonderful Southern California weather and a first class autocross course designed by the Cal Club team, we’re sure to have a great day of fun and competition.
Who are we?
Your hosts for the event are the volunteers who make up Cal Club SCCA Autocross, a not for profit club assembled for the sole purpose of organizing world class autocross events in the Cal Club Region of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). Organizers are non-paid volunteers. All participants will be required to perform a normal work assignment as your contribution to the event.
The California Sports Car Club (CSCC) welcomes new participants to the sport. Our autocrosses are work/run events and our organization is not for profit. We're all volunteers. Everyone pitches-in and shares in the work as well as the fun. It is important that you show up to work on time and complete your work assignment. We realize that getting started can be confusing. To help you get acclimated, a Novice Coordinator will be there to answer questions and help familiarize you with the course and procedures. Course walks to help you with learning the course will leave the starting line @8:00am and during the lunch break. At the completion of the course walk, you'll get a briefing covering course safety and operating procedures. Once the event begins, instructors will be available to help you as little or as much as you want. We're a very friendly group, so if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask any of you're fellow participants. A smile and a courteous attitude will go long way toward making you autocross experience a great one. For more information to help you get started, check out our novice guide here.
We'll Have Food!
Oh yeah! Come hungry. Rodrigo of OC Catering will bring out the gourmet food truck for breakfast and lunch. Ask for George's Special Burrito. It's grrreat!
When you arrive
Be sure to sign the event waiver at the entrance to our area. Park your car in any open spot and come to registration for check-in. After registering, proceed to the tech area so your car and helmet can be approved. Be sure allow enough time for a course walk. That it's........you're ready to go.
No Overnight Camping
There is no overnight camping allowed on this site. However, personal belongings, including vehicles, may remain overnight. The site is fully fenced and the gates will be closed and locked when we leave for the night. Gates close at 10pm and reopen at 6am. Everything must be removed by the time we leave on Sunday. Neither Cal Club nor the event site will be responsible for damaged, lost or stolen property.
The entrance to the park that we normally use is closed as of Wednesday, July 8, 2016. Our new entrance will be on the opposite side of the park. Navigate to the intersection of Astor and Marine Way in Irvine, CA. This will lead you to our entry point just inside the gate. Once there, make an immediate left turn and follow the perimeter road until you pass an open gate. Once past the gate, turn right an proceed up the driveway to the runways. Follow the yellow line to the entrance to our event.
As with any venue, we want to make a good impression on our landlords. With that in mind, please use the receptacles for your trash and do not leave trash anywhere on site. Also, have respect for the neighbors and drive carefully both inside and outside the site.
Event Master - KJ Christopher
Registration - Maggie Jardine
Timing and Scoring - Rick Brown
Course Designer - Guy Ankeny
Workers - Kevin Pao
Tech - Randy Gonazlez
Gate - Jessica Pao
Novice Coordinator - Leonard Cachola
Safety Steward - QV Dang
Youth Steward - Steve Ekstrand