About this event
Pre-registration Entry fee: $50 (walk-up registration $50... spot cannot be guaranteed)
(Payment is required for pre-registration. If you do not wish to pay online, please email the event registrar to arrange alternate registration and payment... click the 'Contact Host' button to the right --> )
Autocross is a sport of trying to navigate your car through a defined course of pylons usually on a large parking lot, faster than your competition. Autocross courses are set up using soft orange traffic pylons which will not damage your car, but they do melt! Events are run at speeds usually between 40-65 MPH, usually in 2nd gear. Autocross is a "performance driving event"and 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 brakes
- Learn correct seating, hand, and feet positions
- Learn the limits of your car's tire adhesion
Finally, Autocross is a social gathering of new and old friends and LOTS OF FUN!
If you’re curious about when the ‘timeline’ of our events, here’s a rough schedule:
0700: Lot opens – Start event/course setup
0745: Registration/Check-In Opens
0800: Tech Opens
0830: Course Walks
0900: Registration/Tech Closes (exceptions handled on case by case basis)
0920: Driver Meeting
For this event, we are using the following to classify cars at the event.
G1 - Domestic FWD
G2 - Domestic RWD
G3 - Asia RWD
G4 - Asia FWD
G5 - Asia AWD
G6 - European RWD
G7 - European FWD
G8 - European AWD
G9 - Musclecar
G10 - Classic '97 - '77
G11 - Vintage '76 - older
Failure to properly classify your car will delay the start of the event as we try to classify you - so please take the time now to find your car in the list and register your car.
Participants must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license, but our JPP (Junior Participation Program) allows any 16-18 year old child/grandchild of an active (in good standing) PCA member to participate in autocross events providing they have a valid license (this means their license allows them to drive on the street by themselves). The parent or grandparent has to be present at the autocross, and must complete a "Parental Consent, Release and Waiver of Liability" form. The minor participant must complete a "Minor's Assumption of Risk Acknowledgement" form. All participants must complete a “Waiver and Release of Liability" form. Copies of these forms can be found below, on the Chesapeake Region website, the national PCA website, or from the event organizers on the day of the event
http://pcachs.org/pca-wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/jpp-pc.pdf < Parental Consent, Release and Waiver of Liability form.
http://pcachs.org/pca-wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/jpp-ma.pdf < Minor's Assumption of Risk Acknowledgement form
Each driver must wear an "M" or "SA" rated helmet carrying a 2005 or later Snell Memorial Foundation approval sticker. For those purchasing a new helmet, a 2010 "SA" rated helmet is strongly recommended, but an "M" rated helmet is acceptable. Loaner helmets are available for new drivers