2023 Autocross University and AutocrossColorado Air and Space Port
About this event
2023 Autocross University and Spring Autocross
Location: Colorado Air and Space Port formerly known as Front Range Airport
Dates: Saturday April 22 – Autocross University
Sunday April 23 – 2023 Spring Autocross
We are excited to offer our 2023 Autocross schedule with five events beginning with our traditional season opening Autocross University followed the next day by our Spring Autocross. Both of these events are driving events!
We encourage you to register if you are new to the club, new to your Porsche or other favorite four wheel means of transport, want to improve your driving technique or simply want to enjoy your Porsche in a safe environment. but especially if you want to learn how to autocross.
Are you familiar with Autocross? Autocross is a performance driving experience conducted in a safe environment at relatively low speeds (2nd gear). You will not hurt your car and more importantly you will not hurt yourself. Autocross is a lot fun and provides small doses of adrenaline rush that will keep you smiling for days. At the University you will learn important car control skills. You will gain additional confidence in your driving ability, learn the limits of your car’s braking capabilities, practice correct seating, hand, feet and vision positions, as well as push and perhaps exceed the limits of your tire’s adhesion capability.
By the way, autocross is a huge social event and a great time to meet new club members and visit with friends.
Autocross University on Saturday
Our excellent club instructors will work with you by providing plenty of driving time through three car control exercises. Learn about car balance through a slalom course, throttle steering around two skid pads, and threshold braking and acceleration in a unique triangle exercise. All of this in the morning followed by an afternoon of learning how to autocross using these skills on a full scale autocross course.
Spring Autocross on Sunday
On Sunday, we return to the airport to run against the clock! Are you the quickest air 911, Boxster, Turbo, Macan? This event is a great chance to try out your new found skills and to compete against the clock.
- Registration opens March 16 and closes April 18.
- Both events are also open to licensed 16 and 17 year olds. RMR Junior Participation forms and instructions can be found under the forms tab on the club’s website. Please read them carefully.
- The Autocross School is limited to 50 participants. Please register early to assure your spot. PCA and Audi Club Members will receive preference provided they have registered by April 15. After April 15 open spots will be filled first come first served based on registration date.
- Pre-registration for both events is required as it allows us to plan for ‘beer thirty’ as well as organize the event, pre-configure timing and obtain volunteers. No walkups will be accepted.
- A Porsche is not required. Only SUV’s with a Porsche, Audi, Volkswagen or BMW badges are permitted and no pickups. Convertibles are just fine and you can run them with the top down.
- Restrooms are available onsite, however no concessions are available nor are any nearby. Please remember to bring your own lunch and plenty of non alcoholic drinks for use during the day.
- You will need a Snell rated 2015 or newer helmet. Motorcycle helmets with this designation are acceptable. The club has several loaner helmets available.
- Car Classes - We will divide autocross participants into 7 simple classes based upon car type and performance capabilities. Classing is optional, you may select TO (Time Only Class). Read below for further details before proceeding to the registration form.
Autocross School $70.00
Both Events $120.00 (a $10 discount for both days)
Charity - Project Angel Heart Cereal Drive
It has been a few years since we last supported Project Angel Heart's Cereal Drive. Thanks to the generosity of our autocross community we collected the equivalent of 512 boxes between cereal and cash donations in 2018 and we would like to try it again this year and see if we can top that total. Once again we are teaming with our charity committee to organize a cereal drive on behalf of Project Angel Heart. Project Angel Heart was founded in 1991 to address major challenges facing Coloradans living with a life-threatening illness—getting the nutrition they need to get stronger and remain independent in their homes. Many are too sick to get to the grocery store, have to choose whether to buy food or medication, or are too weak to make themselves or their dependents a meal. We encourage you to learn more about Project Angel Heart by visiting projectangelheart.org.
Just $10 buys 5 boxes of cereal and we have this option available on Motorsport.reg and will collect any monetary donation you wish to make at the event. What would be real cool is to deliver actual boxes of cereal to the charity that we collect at our autocross event. Please donate standard size boxes of healthy, whole grain cereals like Cheerios, Raisin Bran and Corn Flakes – no sugary stuff. Ok, maybe a couple of boxes of sugary stuff for family members. It would be awesome to take pictures of a lot of cereal boxes with our shiny Porsches at the event.
I know several of our members have volunteered and supported this charity for years and many more of you may be familiar with the Charity's annual fund raiser – Dining Out for Life.
Directions to the Colorado Air and Space Port autocross site:
- Caution: Do not use your GPS using the airport address. GPS will take you to the main terminal and that is not the correct location.
- I-70 East to Manilla Road Exit 299
- Turn left (North) and continue to the stop sign at Highway 36 (Colfax)
- Continue North on Manila Road across Highway 36 and over the railroad tracks.
- Make an immediate right hand turn in front of the Front Range airport sign and go through the gate.
- Follow the road east and then north to the autocross site.
If you can volunteer to assist the chair in setting up the course and other activities to make this a successful event please call Chris Sulley at 720-630-6898 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact our co-chair Tom Laritz at 407-450-9614 or send an email to email@example.com.
If you are signing up for the Sunday Autocross, be sure to review the class list below to determine your car class BEFORE proceeding to the registration form! This does not apply to the Saturday Autocross School.
- Top Tech to be held prior to the start of the school on Saturday and each run group on Sunday. Please remove all loose items from within the car and the trunk(s).
- Autocross University – Saturday
- 7:00 to 8:30 Course Setup
- 8:00 to 9:00 Registration/Check-in
- 8:45 to 9:00 Instructor Only Meeting
- 8:30 to 9:15 Top Tech
- 9:00 to 9:15 Drivers Meeting (Mandatory)
- 9:30 to 10:15 First Exercise Session
- 10:20 to 11:05 Second Exercise Session
- 11:10 to 11:55 Third Exercise Session
- 11:55 to 12:45 Lunch Break (No Concessions) (Setup Autocross Course)
- 12:45 to 1:15 Autocross Course Walk
- 1:15 to 2:15 Autocross Group One (half of attendees drive, the other half work the course)
- 2:30 to 3:30 Autocross Group Two (switch drive/work duties)
- 3:30 Beer Thirty
- 3:30 to 5:00 Full Autocross Setup for Sunday (Volunteers Needed)
- Spring Autocross – Sunday
- 7:00 to 8:30 Complete Autocross Setup (Volunteers Needed)
- 8:00 to 9:00 Registration/Check-in/Course Open for Walking
- 9:00 to 9:30 Drivers Meeting (Mandatory)
- 9:45 Corner Workers Out (Group B)
- 10:00 Group A – First Car on Course AM
- 10:45 Group B – First Car on Course AM
- ~12:00 Lunch Break (No Concessions. Bring your own lunch and non-alcoholic drinks.)
- ~12:45 Corner Workers Out (Group B)
- ~1:00 Group A – First Car on Course PM
- ~1:45 Group B – First Car on Course PM
- ~3:00 Course Tear Down
- ~3:00 Beer Thirty
Autocross Competition Classes For Sunday Only
- TO = Time Only or Non-Porsche
- Select the TO class if you will drive something other than a Porsche, or if you drive a Porsche and do not wish to place your car in a Porsche class
- CS = Class SUV -- All Cayenne, Macan & Panamera models
- C1 = Class 1
- 356 (all)
- 912, 912E
- 914 (all)
- 911 (thru 1988)
- 924, 944, 968, 928
- 911 Turbo (3.3 liter and under)
- Boxster 986 (non-S, thru 2004)
- C2 = Class 2
- Boxster & Cayman 987.1 (non-S, 2005 - 2008)
- Boxster S 986 (thru 2004)
- 911 - 964 & 993 (non-Turbo, 1989 - 1998)
- C3 = Class 3
- Boxster & Cayman - 987.1 (S models, 2005-2008)
- Boxster & Cayman - 987.2 or 981 (non-S, 2009-2016)
- 911 - 964 Turbo (1990-1994)
- 911 - 993 Turbo (1994-1998)
- 911 - 996 & 997.1 (non-S, 1999-2008)
- C4 = Class 4
- Boxster & Cayman - 987.2 & 981 (R/S/GTS, 2009-2016)
- Boxster & Cayman - 982/718 (non-S, and S models 2017->)
- 911 - 996 & 997.1 (S/GTSs, 1999-2008)
- 911 - 997 (non-Turbo, 2005-2012)
- 911 - 991 & 992 (non-S, 2012->)
- C5 = Class 5
- Boxster & Cayman - 982/718 (GTS/GTS 4.0 models, 2017->)
- Boxster Spyder - 981 & 718 (2016->)
- 911 - 991 & 992 (S/GTS/X51, 2012->)
- 911 - 996 & 997 & 991 & 992 (Turbo/Turbo S, 1999->)
- Taycan (all)
- GT2 & GT3 & GT4 (all)
- Carrera GT
New for the 2023 PCA RMR autocross season - Class Championships! For bragging rights (and maybe some neat swag) at the year-end party we will be recognizing a class champion for each of the CS, C1, C2, C3, C4, and C5 autocross classes.
Autocross Season Scoring and Rules
- Your scored points for an event are calculated by giving the driver with fastest time for a class 1000 points. Each successive driver in the same class gets a percentage of 1000 points based on the formula (Drivers Time / Fastest Class Time) x 1000..
- Only the fastest runs of the day are scored.
- You must score points in at least 3 events per season in a single car in a single class to qualify for the season championship.
- You can compete in more than one class, but you can only qualify for season championship points in one class.
- If an event gets cancelled, the minimum number of events to qualify (3) will stay the same.
- Points cannot be transferred to a different class.
- Class standings are determined by the points total from each driver's 3 best events.
- In the event of a tie in point totals, the season average score (average of the driver's best 3 events) will be used to determine the season championship. If there is a tie in the season average scores as well, then the championship will be determined by the highest average score from the best 4 events.
Snell-certified SA 2015 or M 2015 or newer helmet is required. We have a limited number of loaner helmets.
Closed toe shoes are required. Long pants or shorts and long or short sleeved shirts are recommended, but not required.
You must be 16 or older with a driver's license to participate in this event.
If you are 16 or 17 years old, you will need to have a /both parent(s ) or guardian(s) fill out and sign a junior participation form and bring to event registration and at least one of the parents or guardians must be present at the event. We do not make exceptions to this rule. The Junior Participation forms can be found on the RMR website.