About this event
Imagine if you will, a track meet on wheels. You approach the starting line one at a time, helmet on, firmly belted into your car. You look onto a large parking lot that has been transformed into a complex serpentine course with the addition of a large number of traffic cones and white gypsum lines. Your challenge is to try to drive through this course as quickly as possible without hitting the cones. Each displaced cone adds two seconds to your score. Essentially it's you against the clock, figured to 1/1000th of a second.
Autocross is a low budget, low pressure sport in which almost anyone can participate, usually in the same car they drive to work. It is a safe, fun way to experience the thrills of competition driving.
The North Hills Sports Car Club was founded in late 1957 and formally incorporated in July of 1958. The original members of the club were in the forefront of the post World War II sports car revolution.
A reciprocity agreement is in effect with the Northern Ohio Valley Region of the Sports Car Club of America. NOVR members shall, upon contacting the Event Registrar, shall be charged the member fees at autocross events.
Allegheny County requires that all cars running at North Park be licensed, bearing current registration stickers, and be street legal for the jurisdiction that the vehicle is registered in. (PA cars require current inspection stickers.) DOT registered tires are also required. (No slicks)
All North Hills Sport Car Club autocross participants are required to wear a SNELL rated helmet while on course. We accept the current as well as the previous 3 generations of Snell ratings. (2015, 2010, 2005). DOT helmets are not permitted.
Drivers must sign all waiver forms and be aware that they are liable for any damage that he/she negligently causes to the person(s) or property of other entrants, course workers, spectators, or to their own vehicle. Anyone refusing to pay for such damage will be barred from further competition.
Minor drivers (defined as anyone under the age of eighteen (18) years) must be the son, daughter, or be in the legal custody of a current active or life member of The North Hills Sports Car Club who is of legal age. The parents or legal guardians of said minor must sign the Minor Waiver Forms in the presence of a Club officer, agreeing to assume the liability detailed in paragraph above.
We require visible car and class numbers at all of our events. Each competitor shall have numbers and class markings at least 8" tall on their vehicle. The numbers and car color should contrast. If you are a novice and do not know what class or number you are running, we will ask you to use a neon paint stick to write numbers on your window or use paper and large marker and tape to inside of side windows.
If you are a novice and do not know what class or number you should be in, pick a class here that you think your car is eligible to compete in and when you arrive to the event Sunday morning, notify Registration (found at the Club's trailer) that you need help determining your class, we are always willing to help. If you choose a class that is not correct, the North Hills Sports Car Club reserves the right to re-class your vehicle based on the SCCA Classification Rules.
Every vehicle entering an event must be presented for a Technical Inspection prior to each event. Tech Inspectors have the right to reclassify any vehicle due to obvious illegal modifications. The entrant must report such reclassification to Registration immediately. Technical Inspection shall close at 10:00 A.M. Any car not appearing for technical inspection by that time shall forfeit their first run.