Autocross Sunday #8 Hosted by the E-Board
SCCA - SoCal Solo II
Registration closed July 29, 2016 11:59 PM on July 29, 2016 11:59 PM PDT Registration ends July 29, 2016 11:59 PM on July 29, 2016 11:59 PM PDT Registration opens June 14, 2016 12:00 AM on June 14, 2016 12:00 AM PDT Registration runs from June 14, 2016 12:00 AM to July 29, 2016 11:59 PM
We are back at the fast surfaces of El Toro as your E-Board hosts Autocross Sunday #8 of a scheduled 13 event dates for 2016. We are officially over the hump an into the second half of our 2016 season. If you're new to the sport of autocross, it's not too late to get involved in this year championship. Novices only count the best six event results throughout the year. So even though you've missed the first half of the season, you'll still qualify for year end awards by attending the last six events of the year. A novice coordinator and instructors are at hand to help you through the process of getting hooked on autocross.
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 CSCC 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 the California Sports Car Club (CSCC), 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.
For for turn by turn driving directions to the event, just left click on the map to the right.
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 - Christine Grice
Workers - Sean Fensternacher
Tech - Randy Gonzalez
Gate - Jessica Pao
Novice Coordinator - Leonard Cachola
Safety Steward - QV Dang
Youth Steward - Steve Ekstrand