Sat, Oct 9, 2021


Bristol Motor Speedway

About this event


Entry fee:  $75 for SCCA Members / $95 for Non SCCA Members

Event Chair:  Mark Pilson

Arrive early and plan on being there all day. The schedule is:

8 to 9 a.m. – Registration/tech/coursewalk

9 a.m. – driver’s meeting

9:30 a.m. to noon (approx.) – practice (grudge matches allowed)

Competition begins immediately after a short break

*Event Schedule is Subject to Change

Event Format

Duelcross is a unique event where you race actual people, not a clock. You and another driver are both on the track at the same time, but not wheel-to-wheel. One driver is halfway around from the other on a full-loop course, first one back to his own starting line wins the match.

You only have to beat that one other guy (or girl)… this time. Two judges decide the match. Both must agree without consultation. If they don’t, or they can’t decide, a rematch is automatic.

Win your match and you keep going through a double-elimination bracket – that means you have to lose twice before you’re out of the contest. There are also at least two practice runs in the morning, so everyone gets a minimum of four runs. If you keep winning, you get more runs as you advance through the brackets.

Brackets are set up in larger combined classes. You may see SS, AS, BS and FS all in one “Bigbore” bracket, for example. You enter your regular class. Pre-entry is required! Brackets are set up the night before the event after all pre-entry is in. Trophies will be determined by the number of entries but we will award at least three.

There is no clock (most of the time), there’s no 2-second pylon penalty. The pylon rule is the same as a regular autocross (standing, touching the box). If you hit a cone, the other competitor has to hit a cone in order for you to be back on even footing. The competitor with the fewest cones wins.

Two drivers can still share a car. Brackets are set up to separate them as much as possible. If codrivers end up paired in a match, that match is run on stopwatches. The first driver’s time is not announced until the second driver is on course. The fastest driver advances. Since there is no direct comparison between the drivers, cones will be added as a two second penalty.

Within the brackets, lanes and pairings are by a poker chip drawing. If there is enough difference between cars, there will be an offset start to help keep the pairing equal. The offsets are not negotiable. All pairings for the practice runs will be heads up.

The event is open to all classes, including any local “run what you brung” class that the host region has. Junior karts will not be allowed at this event.

Events will be capped at 60 drivers until further notice.

We will do our best to create a course that has a mixture of different elements that you would typically see at an autocross.

Sound Policy

The sound policy will be in effect with a revised limit of 100 db.  You can find the long version of the sound policy at the bottom of this page

If you have questions, just ask. You can join our forum here to ask for help.

Must-read information for novices
Autocross Frequently Asked Questions
Beginner's Checklist

Don't know what class your car is in?

Review some basic classing information, or feel free to ask on our message board

TEAM ETR Stickers 

These are available for $5 per pair on site. If you are running for ETR championship points, this decal is required. The positioning of the decals on the vehicle is at your discretion.

ETRSSCA on Social Media

You can help spread the word by using the #ETRSCCA or #TEAMETR hashtags. 

Official Facebook Page

Facebook Group


Live Timing

Event requirements

 Please review the following information

Site Restrictions

Absolutely no donuts, burnouts, or other hoonage on or around the event site.

We value our event sites and inappropriate behavior cannot be tolerated. Please drive respectfully as you travel to and from the event.

Technical Inspection

Before any car can run, it must be inspected to make sure it is safe and in compliance. The basics of the inspection include:

  • Battery securely bolted down. (This is the most common problem)
  • If your battery is not in the stock location and is a wet cell battery it must be in a enclosed battery box such as one for a marine battery.
  • Tires – no cord showing
  • Wheel bearings, shocks, steering, and suspension in good operating condition.
  • Seat belts in good operating condition.
  • Brakes – firm pedal with no detectable drop with car not running and proper level of fluid in reservoir.
  • All loose items removed (radar detectors, floor mats, etc.)
  • Hubcaps and wheel rings removed unless they bolt on.
  • All lugs present and tight.
  • Throttle return action safe and positive (no sticky throttles)
  • No excessive fluid leaks

Annual Tech Stickers will be available at a cost of $1.00.  We require permanent classing letters and numbers for eligibility to the annual tech program.

Acceptable numbers and class designation must be on both sides of car.

You are responsible for this. Buy magnets, bring painters tape, masking tape, or frog tape (in a contrasting color from your car), or print your numbers and letters at home and tape them to the car. Whatever your solution, it should be legible from 100 feet away while in motion.

Novices must include "N" in your class letters on your car. The "N" should be first. Example: NAS, NSTS, NXP



Any competitor or passenger must sign the SCCA wavier, available on site.

Weekend Memberships

SCCA Membership cards will be verified when you check-in at the registration trailer. If you are not an SCCA member, you must register for this event as an SCCA weekend member. Any passenger in a competition car must be a weekend member, but there is no fee for passengers.

Special Wavier for competitors, passengers, or participants that are under 18

All minors under 18 years old require a minor waiver to compete or spectate. For competitors the waiver must be signed by both parents, or by a verified single parent/guardian (requires evidence of status). This waiver is good for all events for a full calendar year from the date of its signing as long as the minor retains the pink waiver copy. For a minor spectator, one parent or guardian can sign a waiver good for a single event.  Althought ETR has minor waviers at the event, it is best to be prepared ahead of event day – get the minor competitor’s waiver completed with all the parent/guardian signatures required.


The minor waiver can be downloaded at:

Print the form (IN COLOR), get it signed by both parents or legal guardians, and present it at the registration table at the event.

Please visit our community forum if you have any questions about this wavier.


Loaner helmets will not be available through the end of the 2020 season. You must bring your own, it must met the SCCA Helmet requirments.  Learn more about helmet requirements here.


Entries (12)

Conner McEntee
Nicholas Browning
Patrick Whaley
Jim Simmons
Rachel Claunch
Stephen Vrooman
Eric Anderson
Scott Boito

Bristol Motor Speedway

Bristol, TN
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Event over!