WAUSAU HOMES Autocross School
Registration closed May 10, 2013 11:59 PM on May 10, 2013 11:59 PM CDT Registration ends May 10, 2013 11:59 PM on May 10, 2013 11:59 PM CDT Registration opens April 15, 2013 12:00 AM on April 15, 2013 12:00 AM CDT Registration runs from April 15, 2013 12:00 AM to May 10, 2013 11:59 PM
Wausau Homes Autocross School.
Learn all about Autocrossing. From car control to preparing yourself mentally, you'll learn it all.
What is AutoCross?
Autocross is a form of motorsport where drivers are judged by the time it takes to go through a defined course. There is no wheel-to-wheel racing, drivers are sent through the course individually.
The courses are usually temporary courses on large parking lots defined by traffic cones and sand-lines. Time penalties are assessed if a driver hits and displaces any of the cones.
It is a sport of precision driving and finesse rather brute force and horsepower.
Vehicle speeds rarely exceed normal highway speeds due to the way the courses are designed. Autocross courses do not have long straights or sweeping curves, which necessitate high speeds. Instead, they have many tight curves following one another that put a premium on a driver’s vehicle handling skills. The courses are also designed with safety in mind, with no barriers or obstacles near the driving line. If a driver has an “off” or a spin, there is plenty of space to stop the vehicle safely.
Time on course varies depending on the course design but is usually between forty and seventy seconds. The time may seem short but it is a very busy time. People who are familiar with racing road tracks (such as Brainerd International, Road America, or those used in F1) will find an autocross course contains about four times the number of course elements for a given distance. There is never a place for a driver to relax on an autocross course.
9:30am: Registration / Tech Inspection
10am - 11am: Classroom
11am - 12:30pm: Autocross Exercises
12:30pm - 1:30pm: Lunch / Classroom
1:30pm - 2pm: Course Walk
2pm: Drivers Meeting
4pm: Autocross Ends. Certificates Handed Out.
4:15pm: Instructor Ride Alongs