Sat, Jun 24, 2023

PCA Chesapeake Autocross #3

Prince George's Stadium (Bowie)

About this event

Autocross consists of navigating your car faster than your competition through a course delineated by soft orange traffic cones which will not damage your car. Events are run at speeds typically between 25-60 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 for optimum car control
  • Learn the limits of your car's tire adhesion

Note, too, that Autocross is a social gathering of new and old friends and LOTS OF FUN!

Entry Details (all makes and models welcome)

  • Entry Fee:
    • PCA Member Pre-registration Entry fee: $55
    • Non-PCA Member Pre-registration Entry fee: $65
    • For those who are interested in autocross, but unsure if they want to try it (or just plain curious), we offer a "Taste of Autocross." For $5, you will have the opportunity to ride with our instructors for several runs and experience the thrill!
  • MSR Registration will be capped at 65 drivers. If the cap is met after registration, you will be waitlisted and may be eligible to attend if entries become available.
  • There are no walk-ups available for this event.
  • Online payment is required for pre-registration.

Schedule: This is a rough schedule for the day of the event:

0700: The venue opens to participants
0730: Registration / Check-In opens
0745: Tech opens
0830: Course opens for walking
0850: Registration / Tech closes
0900 - 0910: Driver meeting
0910 - 0920: Novice course walk
0930: First car off
1430 (approx): Event complete

Class Structure:

Prior to registering, please review the details below to help you finish the registration process.

  • SCCA classes for non-Porsches: Rules and classes can be found here:
    • Chesapeake PCA Autocross Rules
    • Car classing: During registration, you will select "Non-Porsche (using SCCA classing)" as your Class first before selecting your SCCA class in the "Modifier" field.
    • SCCA Classes: SCCA 2023 Solo Rule Bookv1 (Car classes begin on p. 180 or thereabouts.)
  • Porsche classes:
    • There are four categories - Showroom stock (S), Production (P), Improved (I), and Modified (M)
    • Classing information for Porsches is contained in the CHS PCA AX rules found on the Club website:

Event requirements

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 (signed on site if spectating and not attending, Speedwaiver signatures are accepted for registrants). Copies of these forms can be found below:

Each driver must wear an "M" or "SA" rated helmet carrying a 2010 or later Snell Memorial Foundation approval sticker. For those purchasing a new helmet, an "SA" rated helmet is strongly recommended, but an "M" rated helmet is acceptable. Limited loaner helmets and head socks will be available.

Prince George's Stadium (Bowie)

Bowie, MD

Organizer

Autocross/Solo organized by

PCA - Chesapeake

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