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CSCC Autocross School 2015 and Sunday Practice


SCCA - SoCal Solo II

Saturday, Nov 28 — Sunday, Nov 29, 2015
Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, CA

Registration closed November 19, 2015 12:01 AM on November 19, 2015 12:01 AM PST Registration ends November 19, 2015 12:01 AM on November 19, 2015 12:01 AM PST Registration opens October 11, 2015 12:00 PM on October 11, 2015 12:00 PM PDT Registration runs from October 11, 2015 12:00 PM to November 19, 2015 12:01 AM

The California Sports Car Club in conjunction with the Cal Club Solo and the SCCA is pleased to announce the 2015 Novice School to be held on Saturday, November 28th, 2015, at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. There will be an open practice the following day on Sunday, November 29th,. While preference to the Sunday practice will be given to those attending both days, we expect to have plenty of Sunday ONLY spots for those looking for just one day of fun. Students are encouraged to attend both days to maximize the learning experience. 

The purpose of the school is to introduce club members and members of the general public proper techniques of autocross and car handling. Everyone with a desire to improve their driving skills is welcome. That includes beginners, novices, intermediates looking to improve on their autocross skills, and to those outside the sport who would like to improve their basic car handling skills. 

Autocross, or solo, is a “slow-speed driver skill contest” where single lap times are used to determine the winner. Autocross events are usually held in large parking lots or on inactive airport runways. The courses, defined by orange traffic cones, are designed such that most cars will not be required to be driven in a gear higher than second gear and no faster than driven on the highway. The emphasis is car control, especially when cornering. 

Participant safety is our number one priority. SCCA Solo Safety Stewards approve the course and are present the whole day. Our main goal is that the students have fun and build confidence as they learn:

  • The basics of analyzing the course during the course walk
  • Basic car handling techniques and driving skills
  • Competitive driving strategies

Students will be paired with an instructor, based on car type and skill level.

Entry Fees:

  • $55.00 – One Day Entry (School Only)
    • Saturday, November 28 school only
    • Includes lunch
  • $110.00 – Two Day Entry (School and Open Practice)
    • Saturday, November 28 school and Sunday, November 29 open practice priority entry
  • $65.00 – Sunday Open Practice Entry Only

Weekend SCCA membership will be included FREE of charge for all school students.

Weekend SCCA membership for non-students is $15.00.

If you are a non-SCCA member, please be sure to add SCCA weekend membership to your online registration.

Those adding weekend SCCA membership will receive a credit of $15 toward the purchase of a yearly SCCA membership.


Saturday will consist of a “chalk-talk” morning session familiarizing all participants in the basics of autocross, course element identification, and driving technique. An instructor will be paired with the student throughout the day, while learning new car control skills through a variety of challenging elements on a full autocross course.

Sunday is an open practice with school students having priority. Instructors will be available during all of Sunday’s run groups. We expect all Sunday drivers to get approximately 12 runs each during the day.

Novice school guide:
(MUST read prior to attending this school).  

Novice School Times:  This is a work/run event. Proposed school schedule (subject to change without notice):

7:00 a.m. - Check-in and Tech inspection
8:00 a.m. - Mandatory Drivers Meeting and "Ground School/Chalk Talk"
12:00 p.m. - Lunch (approximate)
5:00 p.m. - End of Event (approximate)

In order to maximize this school, it is essential that everyone arrives on-time and stick to the schedule all day. 

Open Practice Day Times:

6:30am - Tech / registration open
6:30am - Course open for walking
7:00am - Novice course walk
7:30am - Course closes for walking.
8:00am - MANDATORY DRIVERS SAFETY MEETING. Novice meeting will follow immediately after Safety Meeting
8:15am - Call for workers
8:30am - First car out
11:30am - Tech & Registration Close


  • Safety is a priority. A proper fitting helmet with at least a Snell 2005 or M2005 rating is required. The helmet can be SA, M, or K rated. An open-face vs. a closed-face helmet is a driver preference.  
  • A limited number ot loaner helmets (and free head socks) will be available. As always, it's best to bring your own or borrow one from a friend if you can.
  • One common issue during tech inspection are batteries not securely fastened. Please check to make sure you have a safe and secure way to keep your battery in place or you will NOT be able to race.
  • No alcohol or intoxicants may be used on this event site at any time.
  • Children under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by both parents.
  • Waiver forms and requirements are available at  
  • Passengers, other than instructors, will not be allowed on Saturday.
  • In-car cameras are only allowed if securely attached to the car per SCCA rules and are approved during Tech Inspection.
  • Obey all the Auto Club Speedway posted speed limits (access road 25 MPH max) and do not wander around or enter unauthorized areas outside of our lot.
  • 5 MPH maximum in the pits.  
  • Photographers wishing to photograph from on-course must have a "spotter" and get prior permission from the Event Master and Solo Safety Steward. 

Special Rules: 

  • Noise limits: 95dB at 50 feet.
  • No passengers, other than official instructors, will be allowed at this event.  
  • Sharing of cars by students cannot be accommodated and therefore will not be allowed.
  • No sharing of entry for this event.  
  • Students of the school get first chance at the Sunday practice.  

Event Officials: 
Event Master – Sean Fenstermacher
Registration – Jonathan Hartendorp
Timing and Scoring – Rick Brown
Course Designer – Catherine Tran
Tech – Mike Kazmierczak
Gate – Jessica Pao
Safety Steward – Stanley Kawalski
Workers – Mike Yanase

This event is sanctioned by the SCCA and operated by the Cal Club Region.
It is held under the SCCA Solo Rules and Cal Club Supplemental Regulations


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