Sat, Oct 19, 2024

PCA Chesapeake Autocross #7

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 25-65 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 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 (increased from 2023 due to increase in venue rental fee):
    • PCA Member Pre-registration Entry fee: $60
    • Non-PCA Member Pre-registration Entry fee: $70
    • 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! No need to register. Just show up on event day and see the organizers at the trailer!
  • MSR Registration will be capped at 65 drivers. Once the registration cap has been met, later entrants 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
0730: Tech opens
0830: Course opens for walking
0830: Registration / Tech closes
0840 - 0900: Guided course walk
0910 - 0920: Driver meeting
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:
    • Via link at the SCCA website: under "2024 SOLO Rules". (Car classes begin on p. 181 ff for the Jan edition.) During registration, you will first select "Non-Porsche (using SCCA classing)" as your Class before selecting your specific SCCA class in the "Modifier" field.
    • Rules for CHS PCA AX events can be found here: Chesapeake PCA Autocross Rules
  • 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: Chesapeake PCA Autocross Rules

Event requirements

Participants must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license (with the exception of those participating in the JPP program - see below). All participants must complete a “Waiver and Release of Liability" form. Use of the Speedwaiver fom is encouraged, but the waiver may be signed on-site. All spectators must also sign the waiver on-site.

The 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 must be present at the autocross and must complete a "Parental Consent, Release, and Waiver of Liability" form. The minor participant must complete the "Minor's Assumption of Risk Acknowledgement" form:

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


Autocross/Solo organized by

PCA - Chesapeake

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