About this event
Doing sportscar things with sportscar friends
Autocross at Richmond's Blundell Lot
Join us on SATURDAY October 21st, 2023 for an Auto-X event in Richmond
Gates open at 8:00am with on-track activities from 9:30am - 5:00pm
Auto-X is open to both new and experienced drivers looking to join a community, improve their driving, and have a fun day. We simply ask you arrive with an adequate helmet and a desire to learn.
Registration Cap: 90
The event is capped at 90 registrations plus organizers. Please register for the waitlist on MSR if the event is full. If the wait list is longer than 10 people we will close the registration. If you are on the waitlist, you will be notified when a spot becomes available. Please respond within 48 hours to ensure the spot is not passed on to the next eager participant. If you are no longer able to participate, please take yourself off the wait list.
*No additional membership required*
Cancelations: No Refunds
1) A valid drivers license is required. No additional licenses are required.
2) All registrations must be accompanied by electronic payment.
3) Your entry fee does not include lunch.
4) Registrants will be responsible for their own track clean-ups, vehicle tow fees, track or transponder damage, or any associated fees billed to SGMC.
5) Feel free to ask any questions you may have by emailing the event registrar.
The Auto-X event will be limited to a maximum of 90 paid participants plus organizing volunteers.
8:00am - Gates open
9:00am - Mandatory drivers meeting
9:30am - 10:30am - Group 1 on track, Group 3 working
10:30am - 11:30am - Group 2 on track, Group 1 working
11:30am - 12:30am - Group 3 on track, Group 2 working
12:30pm - 1:15pm Group 1 on track, Group 3 working
1:15pm - 2:30pm - Group 2 on track, Group 1 working
2:30pm - 3:45pm - Group 3 on track, Group 2 working
4:30pm - Track teardown
Auto-X is based on 2023 SCCA Solo rules which can be found at the link below:
You have never attended three of fewer Auto-x events before. (No passengers)
You know how to drive safely and have the privilege of taking passengers.
If your vehicle has been well maintained and your brakes have been recently serviced, you are likely eligible to participate.
Technical inspection is mandatory for all cars with special attention given to brakes, suspension, throttle linkages, and loose articles in the car. The responsibility is on the participant to ensure that the car's and driver’s equipment complies with all rules and regulations. The very act of presenting a car for any technical inspection is deemed to be an acceptance of this responsibility. Please contact the registrar with any questions after registering.
Tech inspection includes, but is not limited to:
-Brake pads (min. 50% all around), fluid has been recently flushed and pedal is firm
-Brake rotors are not cracked
-Steering components are tight
-No loose suspension components (Ball-joints, bushings)
-No leaking fluids
-Battery is secure
-Throttle is not sticking
-No loose items in car
-Proper tires and tread depth for the weather
-Wheel nuts/ bolts are torqued
-No cracks in windscreen greater than 4"
-No loose body panels
-Seat belts are working perfectly; aftermarket harness is FIA or SFI approved and not expired
-Hood is secure
-Helmet meets minimum rating requirement
-Closed toe footwear
Track noise limit is 95db measured 50 feet from the racing line. Vehicles that exceed the sound limit will not be permitted to run.
All drivers and passengers must wear a Snell SA 2010+ or Snell M helmet when on track and any designated hot areas.
Auto-X is heavily dependent on the support and help of the community. If you are interested in "getting your hands dirty" and helping out outside of the daily event duties, please email the organizer as they would be happy to hear from you.