About this event
PCA - Potomac's Autocross Event #4
This event is a low-to-medium speed auto driving event at the Washington Circuit of Summit Point Raceway (map).
At an autocross event, drivers navigate a course, delineated by soft traffic cones, in a parking lot. Drivers are given about six attempts to drive the course as fast as possible without going off course (DNF or did not finish) or knocking over a cone (a two second penalty). Autocross is not head-to-head racing; rather, cars proceed one at a time and race the clock. As each autocross course is different, drivers walk the course together before the driving starts to learn the course. The driver who navigates the course the fastest is heralded as having the fastest time of the day or FTD.
Cost is $50 for PCA members and $60 for non-PCA participants. Payments will be charged a few days before the event to allow for flexibility.
Registration for PCA members will open on 9/5 at 8am.
Registration for non-PCA members will open on 10/3.
Registration closes on 10/15 at 6pm.
-You must bring your own mask and wear it at all times outside of your car. We will not have extra masks on-site. If you do not have a mask, you must leave the site and a refund will be issued.
-Social Distancing must be followed at all times. If anyone is found to be blatantly violating these rules, they will be removed from the event immediately.
-Please bring your own hand sanitizer, but we will have some available on site.
-Surface cleaners will be used to wipe down shared items before handing over to the next worker.
-The loaner helmet program has been suspended. You must bring your own helmet to participate.
-Walkup registrations are suspended.
-Breakfast will not be provided.
-Lunch will be provided by Railside in a brown bag grab-and-go manner. A Google Forms link for your customer lunch order will be emailed to drivers closer to the event date.
-In-car instruction will be approved on a case-by-case basis by the event chair.
-No event raffle or class-win stickers
Waivers: You will be required to sign two online waivers using MSR's new SpeedWaiver digital-signing module. A seperate email will be sent with the links and instructions.
Helmets: You must use a helmet with a Snell 2010 or 2015 SA (Special Applications) or M (Motorcycle) sticker. The helmet can be full face, open face, or open with a chin guard. The helmet should be rated for multiple impacts and have a fireproof liner.
Pay special attention to fit. The helmet should not be so tight that it brings on a headache, but your head should not rattle within it either. The goal is to have a helmet that is snug enough to prevent your head from having a distance to travel before hitting the padding.
The loaner helmet program has been suspended due to the pandemic. You must have your own helmet to particiapte.
Clothing: Footwear must be non-slip and NOT be open-toe or have heavy-duty soles such as those found on hiking shoes or work boots.
Tech Inspection: Tech inspections at autocross events will be conducted onsite at each event. We will be checking the basic safety condition of your car (e.g., tires are not excessively worn, no evidence of leaking fluids, brakes are operating properly, etc.).
Payments: Payment is defered until registration closes two days before the event and upon receipt of the SpeedWaivers, to allow for flexibility during the pandemic. Your credit card on file with Motorsportreg.com will be charged. If the event is full, you will be added to the MSR waitlist and payment will not be processed. If you are on the MSR waitlist, payment will be due only if you are notified via email that you have received a confirmed spot. At that time, payment must be made as directed (often within 24 hours or less) to confirm your spot or you will forfeit the spot. Please refer to our website for detailed payment, cancellation and refund policies: https://pcapotomac.org/activities/autocross/autocross-policies