2023 Intro to Autocross Open Event #1Atlanta Motor Speedway
About this event
THIS IS A SATURDAY OPEN EVENT FOR NOVICES AND NON-SCCA MEMBERS.
INSTRUCTORS WILL GET FREE AFTERNOON RUNS!
REGISTRATION CLOSES 5PM ON FRIDAY!!!
This Intro to Autocross event is intended to give you the opportunity to learn how we run an autocross in the Atlanta Region of the SCCA. The focus is not on speed, but to show you things like:
- What is tech and how does Tech operate?
- What is grid, and how does Grid operate?
- How does Start and getting on course operate?
- How do you read a course and avoid getting lost?
- What do you do if you DO get lost?
- What do you do if you lose control, hit a bunch of cones, or get sideways?
- What is “a “red flag” and how do you “work a corner?”
- How does communication work between Grid, Start, Control, Timing, and the Corner Captains?
- What is considered “good manners” at our events, and what will get you dirty looks?
Our goal is to show you how much fun you can have at an Autocross in a relaxed, low-pressure environment. While we will have timing lights up, this is not a competition event, so we will not be recording times for scoring purposes.
Instructors are there to show you the ropes, answer your questions, and explain to you the benefits of membership. If you become a member, they will also be familiar faces when you attend your first competition event.
The morning will be about learning how to drive and work an autocross. In the afternoon, you will be joined by other experienced drivers to gain experience and meet more people.
Loaner helmets will be available at this event on a first come, first served basis. However, we do not have enough loaner helmets for everyone, so you are strongly encouraged to bring your own, and it must meet our tech requirements (here is a summary of what is required).
If you want to bring a non-participant with you, you MUST have them register online. No one who is unregistered will be allowed through the checkin gate.
7:30 am Gates Open for Checkin. Show your SpeedWaiver, get a wristband.
8:00 am Tech opens. An instructor will talk to you about Tech and the importance of NUMBERS on your car, and you will Tech each others vehicles following a simple worksheet.
8:30 am Cars to Grid. An instructor will show you how grid is typically set up and run, and you will grid your cars into the A and B grids.
9:30 am Course Review and Parade Lap for Group A. An instructor will review what various cones mean, the importance of looking ahead, and then lead drivers though the course in their cars.
9:30 am Work Review for Group B. Instructors will explain the key parts of working as a corner worker; a corner captain; a grid worker, a grid captain, and a starter.
10:00 am Driver’s meeting. Then drivers to cars, workers to stations.
10:15 am First car off for group A drivers. 45 minutes session.
11:00 am A/B swap.
11:05 am Course Review and Parade Lap for Group B. An instructor will review what various cones mean, the importance of looking ahead, and then lead drivers though the course in their cars.
11:05 am Work Review for Group A. Instructors will explain the key parts of working as a corner worker; a corner captain; a grid worker, a grid captain, and a starter.
11:30 am First car off for group B drivers. 45 minute session.
12:15 pm End of morning session. Start of Lunch Break.
1:30 pm Afternoon driver meeting.
1:45 pm Afternoon driving session. A drives while B works. 1hr session.
2:45 pm A/B swap. B drives while A works. 1hr minute session.
3:45 pm Wrap up.
PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE SECTION.
Notice to Participants: Ultimately, it is your responsibility to assess the risk to you, both on-track and off, and to make the decision on whether or not to participate. If you are feeling unwell or are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath please stay home. If you have been in contact with someone who has been experiencing these symptoms in the last two weeks, please stay home. While on site please take the health and safety of your fellow participants, volunteers and staff into consideration.
If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 within two (2) weeks of attending an SCCA event, we ask that you notify the event Registrar immediately.
Pre-Registration is required for our events. Registration fees are $62 for non-SCCA members. $47 of that is for the event; $15 buys you a temporary membership. If you decide to become a member, that $15 will be applied as a credit to your membership dues. If you are already a member, you will pay just $47.
Volunteer Instructors will be given a complementary registration for the afternoon Time Only sessions.
MotorsportReg will verify your SCCA membership as you complete the registration process. If you are a current member and get a message telling you that your membership is invalid or expired, make sure the name on your SCCA membership card matches the name on your MSR account exactly. Also make sure your SCCA number has been entered correctly in your MSR account - including any underscores that are a part of your number.
We will determine class heats ahead of time. Accordingly, registration will closes at 5pm Friday before the Event. We will not have on-site registration on the day of the event.
If you want to bring a non-participant with you, you MUST have them register online. Non-Participants do not pay registration fees, but still MUST pre-register online.
No one who is unregistered will be allowed through the checkin gate.
Are you a Minor?
If so, be sure to get a MINOR WAIVER.
BOTH PARENTS need to be on-site to sign while witnessed by an SCCA official at the event
BOTH PARENTS need to sign it in front of and have it witnessed by a Notary Public.
On-site Form (must be printed in color and signed on-site)
Notarized Version (must be printed in color witnessed by a Notary)
If you are in the sole custody of one parent, you will need to print