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San Diego SCCA Novice School - November 12th, 2017

San Diego SCCA Novice School - November 12th, 2017

SCCA - San Diego Region - Solo

Sunday, November 12, 2017
Qualcomm Stadium , San Diego, California

Registration closed November 9, 2017 11:59 PM on November 9, 2017 11:59 PM PST Registration ends November 9, 2017 11:59 PM on November 9, 2017 11:59 PM PST Registration opens October 22, 2017 6:00 PM on October 22, 2017 6:00 PM PDT Registration runs from October 22, 2017 6:00 PM to November 9, 2017 11:59 PM


EVENT CHECK IN: 7:30-8:00 AM Sunday November 12th, 2017


CO-CHAIR and REGISTRAR: HANK YAMFANG                                                                           



ALL entrants MUST BE SCCA Members. (Week End memberships  included in your fee)

ALL entrants MUST BE SDR-SOLO Members (Week End memberships included in your fee)


For those of you that haven't experience the thrill of autocross, your decision to join us at AUTOCROSS NOVICE SCHOOL may just lead to an addiction.  Some who try it never leave. Others move on to different forms competition. But there's one thing that all who come have in common: we're a family who has taken our driving skills to a level that makes us some of the most proficient drivers in the country.


GROUND SCHOOL (Classroom Training prior to actual Driving School) will be held at Independent Motorcars, 5836 Autoport Mall, San Diego 92121

Beginner Session: Saturday November 11th, 1:30-3:30pm

Intermediate Session: Saturday November 11th, 4:00-5:00pm

The purpose of the Novice Drivers School is to introduce new members  to SCCA Solo (aka “autocross”).

Autocross is a “slow-speed driver skill contest” where single lap times are used to determine the winner. Autocross events are usually held in large parking lots or on inactive airport runways. The courses, defined by orange traffic cones, are designed such that most cars will not be required to be driven in a gear higher than second gear and no faster than driven on the highway. The emphasis is car control, especially when cornering. This school is designed for men & women who have less than two years experience. Participant safety is our number one priority. SCCA Solo Safety Stewards approve the course and are present the whole day. Our main goal is that the students have fun and build confidence as they learn:
·    The basics of analyzing the course during the course walk
·    Basic car handling techniques and driving skills
·    Competitive driving strategies.

Cars will be inspected for safety (“Technical Inspection” – a.k.a. “Tech”) before being allowed to participate.

The instructors for this school are talented men & women who are experienced competitors – most being multi-time regional and national Solo champions. We have instructors available with expertise in Front, Rear and All-Wheel Drive cars.

“Sponsors” (parents, spouses, boyfriends, partners, significant others, friends) are encouraged to help out and volunteer as workers to support the event.

Students are encouraged to bring their own helmets that meet current SCCA requirements, which are SNELL 2005 or newer, or for more detailed requirements, see the link below. For those who do not already own a helmet, loaner helmets will be available.

What the school is not:
This school is not to intended to teach someone how to drive a car, a “Teen Safe Driving School," or an introduction to driving or learning to drive a manual transmission (“stick shift”). Although new drivers with a learner’s permit are allowed, participants should already have a basic competency in their vehicle’s operation and basic car controls established in the car that they will be driving in the school. certificates will be issued at the conclusion of the school..   

No Experience Necessary - While you may have never thought much about improving your driving skills, things you'll learn about your car and yourself may just keep you out of trouble by giving you the tools to negotiate our roads and highways more safely.  By participating in an Autocross event you will become a better driver .......GUARANTEED!

Novices - We at the San Diego Region SCCA SOLO (SDR-SCCA Solo) welcome new participants to the sport.  Our autocrosses are work/run events and our organization is not for profit.  We're all volunteers.  Everyone pitches-in and shares in the work as well as the fun.  It is important that you show up to work on time and complete your work assignment.   We realize that getting started can be confusing.  To help you get acclimated, a Novice Coordinator will be there to answer questions and help familiarize you with the course and procedures.  Course walks to help you with learning the course will leave the starting line @8:15am and during the lunch break.  At the completion of the course walk, you'll get a briefing covering course safety and operating procedures.  Once the event begins, instructors will be available to help you as little or as much as you want. We're a very friendly group, so if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask any of your fellow participants.  A smile and a courteous attitude will go long way toward making you autocross experience a great one.  For more information to help you get started, check out our novice guide @

What to expect - Combine wonderful San Diego weather and a first class autocross course designed by the SDR-SCCA SOLO, we’re sure to have a great day of fun and learning. 

When you arrive - Be sure to sign the event waiver at the entrance to our area.  Park your car in any open spot and come to registration for check-in.  After registering, proceed to the tech area so your car and helmet can be approved. .  That is're ready to go.

Overnight Camping - There is overnight camping allowed on this site, however, all property must be removed by the end of the event.

SDR-SCCA SOLO or the facility will not be responsible for damaged, lost or stolen property


COST TO ENTRY-   LIMITED TO 50 STUDENTS    (There will be a wait list if full)


PAYMENT You must use a credit card to pay for registering online(VISA or MASTERCARD, E-CHECK only). Your card is charged the night before the event.

IF YOU HAVE TO CANCEL, do so by November 9th, 11:59pm, to make room for those on the waiting list. After this deadline, cancellation will be considered a "no-show" and will be subject to charge.



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Qualcomm Stadium
Location San Diego, California
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