Sun, Aug 18, 2024

2024 PCA NER Autocross #4

Devens Airfield

About this event

2024 PCA NER Autocross #4

Sponsored by ...TBD...

Moore Airfield, Fort Devens, Ayer, MA

Sunday, August 18, 2024

Registration Closes Thursday August 15th at midnight. 

Note: We no longer accept payment at the gate.  All payments must be made online.

What is Autocross?

Autocross is a sport of navigating your car through a defined course of pylons faster than your competition.  Events are run at speeds usually between 40-65 MPH, usually in second gear. Unlike some other venues, we are extremely fortunate to have access to one of the premier autocross venues in the Northeast. Where many clubs are consigned to parking lots, we are privileged to be able to design courses that regularly exceed 1.25 miles in length with runs lasting well over a minute.  You'd be amazed at how much excitement can be packed into 60 seconds.   

Autocross is not only a "performance driving event", but a safe way to learn how to drive your car at its limit. You not only learn how to handle your car at speeds that you drive daily, but you also:

  • Gain confidence in your driving ability
  • Learn the limits of your car's tire adhesion
  • Learn the limits of your car's brakes
  • Learn correct seating, hand, and feet positions

Autocross is a great way to exercise your driving skills in a safe environment. For anyone that would like assistance, there will be instructors available to work with you at every event. Each autocross has a different and unique course design and will undoubtedly provide you with a fun driving experience. Autocross courses are set up using soft orange traffic pylons which will not damage your car.  Finally, Autocross is a social gathering of new and old friends.  

Who is eligible?

Both PCA Members and non-PCA members are elegible to register for this autocross event and may attend driving any make of car.

Price List:

PCA Member (any car make)  $55

Non-PCA Member $65

"Taste of Autocross" ride along for charity $20

Event requirements

Important Event Requirements:

  • Helmets with a Snell 2010 or later sticker are required.  Snell types M (motorcycling), K (kart racing), and SA (competitive auto sports) are all acceptable.  Helmets certified by the FIA are also permitted.  We have about 7 loaner helmets if you need one – various sizes – first come, first served.
  • Noise Restrictions - For 2024, the Devens site has set much stricter sound restrictions. During the event, we will be testing cars will sound meters. Noise must never exceed 87 decibels (db) from a distance of 75 feet and must not exceed 8 db over the ambient noise level as measured at a designated location. Please think twice before bringing a car with a very loud exhaust. If your car exceeds the noise limits, we can’t allow you to drive it at the event.
  • Minimum age 16 with a valid driver's license (not a permit) and parental consent and one parent attending event, 18 years of age otherwise.(see below for forms)
  • Your car must be able to pass a technical inspection, which includes tires with visible tread, secure lug nuts and operable seat belts (factory installed belts are a minimum). No other special equipment is required.
  • Roll bars or factory rollover devices, such as the roll hoops in Boxsters, are required for all open cars using race compound tires and swing axle automobiles (e.g. 356). 

Again this year 16- and 17-year-old children of region members can participate in autocross events. To be eligible, permission forms, which can be found on the PCA website, must be obtained and signed by both of the entrant's parents.

Waivers must now be signed online on the SpeedWaiver.com website prior to arriving at the event.  Wiaver confirmation will be sent to your smartphone via text message which must be displayed upon arrival at the gate.  You should receive a SpeedWaiver email after submitting this registration; the waiver forms may also be found at: https://pcaner.speedwaiver.com.  Note that while you will see a box on the registration form that says "Skip the line, sign the waiver on your mobil phone" with a "No" option, if you select "No"  and do not sign the waivers online you will not be admitted to the site.

Please determine your class before continuing. 

  • Porsche class descriptions and full event rules can be found on the NER website.   
  • Non-Porsche sub-classes are based on SCCA autocross classes; please refer to SCCA Class Definitions in 2024 Solo Rule Book (available online) to determine your non-Porsche class as required for registration.  Times for non-Porsches are adjusted using SCCA's Solo PAX index in order to equalize the cars in the class based on potential performance.  

Car Numbers:

If you attended an NER autocross in 2023 or 2024, you probably already have a number with us.  Please enter that number when registering. If your number it is not accepted by MotorsportReg, don’t worry. The Registrar will check to see if your previous number (or your new number) is available within our autocross event file and assign that number if available. 

If you have requested number that has been taken, we will assign an available number.  Our members' numbers database is extensive.  As a result, most f the single and low double-digit numbers have already been taken and are not available.

Also note that the Motorsportreg.com database is not linked to the NER autocross event files and assigns numbers randomly based on those that have not previously been assigned by that site.  The site will also not allow a registrant to request a ‘B’ suffix as a dual driver.  Your number may be revised without notice but will be on the class and work assignment sticker posted on your windshield upon arrival at the event.  

Day of Event:

  • Gates open at 7:00 AM for check-in. 
  • Arrive no later than 8:00 AM, when the entry gate will be closed. 
  • Technical inspection will be done to cars lined in the center of the paddock starting at approximately 7:30 AM and ends at 8:30 AM; stay with your car until it has been inspected.
  • The drivers meeting begins at approximately 8:30 AM followed by a course walk.
  • We expect to see the first car off by around 9:15 AM. .
  • You will be expected to stay the full day and work both morning and afternoon sessions, so don't plan to leave early. The event will conclude between 4:00PM and 5:00PM depending on the number of participants and runs taken.  

Dogs in attendance: Devens rules require that dogs at Moore Airfield must be kept on a leash at all times and any droppings collected and properly disposed in the on-site dumpster.

Devens Airfield

Ayer, MA

Organizer

Autocross/Solo organized by

PCA - Northeast Region - Autocross

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