Sat, Apr 27 - Sun, Apr 28, 2024

2024 Autocross University & Autocross Grad School

Colorado Air and Space Port

About this event

2024 Autocross University and Autocross Grad School Autocross
 

Mark your calendars for this fun early Porsche driving season event.  Both the autocross school and the autocross will be held at the Colorado Air and Space  Port where there is plenty of room to setup a long course with a lot of interesting autocross features.  Twists, Turns, and Slaloms all await you to improve and to challenge your driving skills.

If you are new to the club, new to your Porsche or other favorite four wheeled means of transport, want to improve your driving technique or simply want to enjoy your Porsche we encourage you to register for the Autocross School on Saturday April 27 and the full Autocross on Sunday April 28.

Are you familiar with Autocross?  Autocross is a performance driving experience conducted in a safe environment at relatively low speeds.  You will not hurt your car and more importantly you will not hurt yourself.  However, participants have complained about strained smile muscles after spending a day with our experienced instructors.  But don’t worry about that as we always have refreshing beverages right after the event to relax and tell stories about how fast we navigated the course regardless of what the stopwatch indicated.  What will happen is 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 capabilities.  The technical word is Gription.

Each autocross has a unique course design and undoubtedly provides you with a fun driving experience.  Last but not least autocross is a social event and a great time to meet new club members and visit with friends.

Autocross School

Our excellent club instructors will work with you by providing plenty of driving time through three car control exercises.  Learn about car balance through two slalom courses, throttle steering around two skid pads including a fun figure eight exercise.   (Not to worry this is not your local dirt track figure eight racing - only one car at a time during this exercise).  And finally, the mini autocross course where you will learn the layout of an autocross course and practice looking ahead (eyes up) to smooth out the course and improve your times.

Parents, remember the School and the Autocross are both open to licensed 16 and 17 year-olds.  Do you want to be the BEST PARENT EVER?  Register your teenager for the school.  We always have an instructor in the car and the skills they learn are directly applicable to the street.  Plus, the BEST PARENT EVER designation comes with a three day guarantee.  (Parents of teenagers know what that means).

Autocross

We will return to the Colorado Air and Space Port facility where we continue to receive rave reviews from our autocrossers or is it autocross-o-philes?  Neither one spell checks but you get the idea.  Run times are around a minute and a quarter, which is a long time to hold your breath if you haven’t attended the school to learn how to breath!  This event is a great chance to try out your new found skills from the school or to come out and compete against your friends.

 

Details

Registration opens March 5 at 9:11 PM and closes April 23 at 11:58 PM.  

This is an event that is also open to licensed 16 and 17 year-olds.  RMR Junior Participation forms and instructions can be found under the forms tab of the club’s website.  Please read them carefully.

The Autocross School is limited to 65 participants.  Please register early to assure your spot.

Walk-ups will NOT be accepted for either day. Pre-registration for both events is required as it allows us to plan for ‘beer thirty’ as well as organize the event and obtain volunteers.

A Porsche is not required.  Macans and Cayennes SUVs are permitted. 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 non alcoholic drinks during the day.  Refreshments will be served at the end of each day.  Coffee and rolls each morning.

You will need a Snell rated 2015 or newer helmet.  Motorcycle helmets with this designation are acceptable.  The club will have several loaner helmets available.

Autocross School              $ 70

Autocross                          $ 60

Both Events                       $ 120

Directions             Colorado Air and Space Port - Directions to the Autocross Site

Caution:   Do not use dot com maps or GPS using the airports address.  These services will take you to the terminal only and not to the site of the event.

1-70 East to the Manila Road Exit 299 (County Road 28)

               Turn Left (North) on Manila Road to Highway 36 (Colfax Ave)

Continue North on Manila Road over the railroad tracks and make an immediate right turn through the gates.

               Follow the road East and then North to the Autocross location                                                 

 

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 303-369-9052 or send an email to cjsulley@comcast.net.

 

Time:                     School – Saturday

                                7 to 9                   Course Setup

                                8:00 to 9:15         Registration/Check-in

                                9:00 to 9:15         Instructor Only Meeting

     8:30 to 9:30         Top Tech

                                9:15 to 9:30         Drivers Meeting (Mandatory)

                                9:45 to 11:30       First Exercise Session

                                11:30 to 12:00     Lunch Break (No Concessions)

                                12:00 to 1:45       Second Exercise Session

                                1:45 to 3:30         Third Exercise Session

                                3:30                     Beer Thirty

                                3:30 to 5:00         Full Autocross Setup (Volunteers Needed)

 

                                Autocross – Sunday

                                7 to 8:30              Complete Autocross Setup (Volunteers Needed)

                                8:00 to 9:00         Registration/Check-in/Course Open for Walking

                                9:15 to 9:45         Drivers' Meeting (Mandatory)

                                9:45                     Corner Workers Out (Group B)

                                10:00                   Group A – First Car on Course

                                12:00~                 Lunch Break (No Concessions)

                                12:45~                 Corner Workers Out (Group A)

                                1:00~                   Group B – First Car on Course

                                3:00~                   Course Tear Down

                                3:00~                   Beer Thirty

For the Autocross Competition Classes For Sunday Only Choose which Class your car falls in. 

  • 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
    • 918

Class compeitition was new last year and proved to be quite popular and fun, so we are continuing with the 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.

Event Chair: Chris Sulley (cjsulley@comcast.net)

Registrar:  Vicki Cox-Jones (vickijns@gmail.com)

Event requirements

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.

PCA 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. 

You must be 16 or older 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.

 

Entries (97)

JJ
Jason Jacobs
RF
Robert Funk
MT
Marcelle (Percy) Trujillo
GB
Glenn Buck
SH
Sean Hearne
JB
Jeff Baer
MM
Matt McClintock
CO
Chloe Oliver

Colorado Air and Space Port

Watkins, CO

Organizer

Autocross/Solo organized by

PCA - Rocky Mountain Region

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2024 Autocross University & Autocross Grad School

Sat, Apr 27 - Sun, Apr 28, 2024