About this event
INTRODUCTION TO AUTOCROSS
Are you familiar with Autocross? It is a performance driving experience around a course marked with traffic cones conducted in a safe environment at relatively low speeds. If you are new to the club, new to your Porsche or other favorite car, want to improve your driving technique, or simply want to enjoy your car, join us for a great school to develop basic autocross skills for novice level drivers. This school is designed as an Introduction to Autocross, with the inexperienced student in mind. You do not have to have a Porsche to participate.
The school will include a Thursday evening ZOOM classroom session (7:00 pm) followed by an on-track session on Saturday. The Saturday session will include various exercises with track-side discussions, guided course walks, and in-car coaching. You will gain additional confidence in your driving ability, learn the limits of your car's braking capabilities, practice correct seating, hand, feet, and vision positions, as well as push the limits of your tires' adhesion capability. Twists, turns, and slaloms all await you to improve and challenge your driving skill. On Sunday, we will have set up a course with lots of interesting autocross features. You must register separately for Sunday's Frostbite autocross if you wish to attend.
You do not have to register for both Thursday and Saturday to participate in the Autocross School. Anyone can register and attend the free Zoom session on Thursday. However, SPACE IS LIMITED for those registering to drive on the track. PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO PCA MEMBERS. Others who register will be placed on a wait list and notified on Wednesday February 22nd if they can drive on Saturday.
Location: Sandia Speedway/Albuquerque Area (Link)
Entry Fee: The school includes the free evening ZOOM classroom and Saturday Track school ($55). A Sunday autocross (Frostbite) is also available (Register separately on MotorSportReg.com). First-timers must attend the free Zoom class before driving on Saturday. NOTE: No on-site registration will be available at the track. All payments are deferred and accounts will not be charged until the event, so if you register and find out that you can't make it to the track, please cancel your registration prior to the close of on-line registration or contact the event coordinator.
SCHOOL SCHEDULE SATURDAY FROSTBITE AUTOCROSS SCHEDULE SUNDAY:
8:30 am Check In and Welcome 7:00am Setup
9:00 am Drivers' Meeting 7:30-8:30 am Check-In/Tech
9:30 am Car Safety Check/Course Walk 8:15-9:30am Open Course Walk
10:30 am Driving: Exercises/Drills 9:00am Guided Course Walk
~12:00 m Lunch 9:30am Drivers Meeting (MANDATORY)
12:45 pm In-car Instruction 10:00am First Car off
3:30 pm Wrap Up ~12:00 m Lunch
3:00-3:30 pm Teardown
You must have a valid drivers license and be 18 years of age or older to attend the driving portion of this school unless you are eligible for the Porsche Junior Participation Program. All participants, including spectators, must sign the insurance waiver at the track and wear a wristband.
Before you can participate in the driving portion of the school, your car will need to pass a basic tech inspection. Tech inspection will take place each day before start of any driving. Most street cars easily pass the inspection. The owner/driver should do a pre-tech inspection no earlier than 4 weeks prior to the event.
Helmets: Snell-rated SA, SAH, or M2010 or newer helmets are required when driving. Loaner helmets are LIMITED AND MUST BE REQUESTED PRIOR TO THE EVENT.
This is a "Run/Work" event. That means you are required to work a position when you are not driving during the autocross.
We are using a Porsche car-based classification system for autocross. If you are driving on Saturday or Sunday, find out in what class your Porsche runs at the following link: 2022 RRRPCA Autocross RuleChanges.docx NOTE: All non-Porsches are in Class X01 or the Open (X02) class for very experienced drivers, so you do not need to follow the link.