Sat, Jun 15, 2024

TSCC Ladies Only Autocross School - 2024

Winston Salem Fairgrounds - Midway

About this event

   

That's right!  Back by popular demand, the 2024 Ladies-Only Autocross School, hosted by the Triad Sports Car Club on Saturday, June 15th!

If you have any questions about this event, please email Chris Peterson at fishercjs@gmail.com ,  please make sure to put CHICK SCHOOL in the subject line. 

Where?
The school will take place at the Winston Salem Fairgrounds! Please utilize the following address:


421 West 27th Street - Winston Salem North Carolina, 27105
"GATE 9"


Why?
The women and men of TSCC are very excited to be presenting this event to provide an opportunity to introduce autocross to women who may be totally new to the sport, as well as any women who have been participating only a short while who would like to get additional seat time and instruction -- all in a low-key, stress-free environment. A valid Driver's License is required for all students driving at this school. All males will have to be off site well before the school actually begins! This is an event run 100% by ladies for ladies!

What can I drive?
Most cars are fine. If you plan to enter in a Truck or SUV we ask that you pump the brakes. While many modern SUV's are pretty dang stable there is still a higher rollover risk than in a normal car. SUV's/CUV's like a Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV-4, Mazda CX5, etc are not allowed. Even some cars like a standard Fiat 500 or Ford Fiesta (very short, but tall) are not allowed to run (However the Abarth & ST trim of these cars are!). Our guideline for determining eligibility is as follows: If your vehicle has a height that is greater than the track width, it cannot run. If you are unsure if your vehicle is eligible to run just let us know! 

What will we be doing?
With a generous amount of help from all of the North Carolina Sports Car Clubs (Especially the ladies!!), we will equip you with the knowledge to be comfortable and have fun at an autocross. We also hope you will find the limits of your car and maybe even learn a few things to make you safer on the roads! You'll have plenty of seat-time, hands-on instruction, and opportunity to ask any questions that come to your mind. Remember, there is no dumb question! 

So, what happens if it rains? Well, regular autocrosses run rain or shine. However, in an effort to provide the best learning environment for all aspects of this school, in the event of forecasted steady rain, we may consider rescheduling the school sometime later in the year. We will notify all participants as soon as possible if a rain-date change is expected. 


An agenda and any pre-event instructions will be provided to each student and instructor via email after preregistration closes. However, if you have an immediate question or would like to discuss the event further with other attendees or the organizer, please visit the Facebook group listed below. 

**Facebook event page will be created shortly!**

This Facebook page will start updating the week of March 25th. If you have more immediate needs, please contact Chris Peterson at: Fishercjs@gmail.com  (Make sure you put "CHICK SCHOOL" in the title!)


BUT WAIT! There's more!
As a thank you to the students AND the instructors for taking part in and help run this event, Triad Sports Car Club is granting students and instructors free entry into the following day's  (June 16th) autocross event also taking place at the fairgrounds!! Details of this event will be shared with all who sign up through E-Mail and other means at a later date closer to the actual event date.


Again, the North Carolina Sports Car Club community is very excited to be able to bring you this event. We look forward to seeing you Saturday, June 15th!

Address:

421 West 27th Street - Winston Salem North Carolina, 27105

"GATE 9"


Schedule: 

  • Gates open at 7:00 AM
  • Tech will take place at 8:30 AM and be Roaming
  • Drivers Meeting and Instructor Course Walks at 9:00 AM
  • First car off by 9:45 AM


Your Entree Fee of $45 will cover:

  • Top Notch Instruction!
  • An Event T-Shirt

 

Event requirements

Tech Inspection will be held prior to the drivers meeting. DON'T WORRY! Instructors will be on hand to help with this! However, here is a short list of what Tech Inspectors are looking for:

  • Clean out any loose items in the car (including the trunk): things like cell phones cables, garage door openers, loose change and such.
  • Have car # and Class clearly marked on the side of the vehicles (NOT on the windows) **** NOTE -  Car class & numbers are not required at this event.
  • The battery has to be properly secured.
  • If your floor mats are not physically attached to carpet, they will have to be removed. We don’t want the floor mat to bunch up under the brake or gas.
  • Hubcaps and center caps on wheels should be removed. If your hubcaps mount to the wheel and are held in place by the lug nuts, then they can stay on, otherwise they should be removed.
  • Have a SNELL approved helmet, 2010 or newer (M-rated or SA-rated). Don't worry, if you don't have one we have loaners available.

Additionally, our instructors will assist you with the following, if needed:

  • Check basic fluids such as oil, coolant, and brake.
  • Make sure you torque the lug nuts to manufacturer's recommended tightness.
  • Make sure you have no active leaks on the motor, transmission or diff. Oil on the track is a bad thing.
  • Check tire pressure. If you don’t know what to set it to, a good starting point is typically 35 psi.
  • You WILL experience greater than normal tire wear. Your tires MUST be serviceable, meaning they have appropriate tread, no chords showing, etc.

Entries (27)

SG
Susan Grunenwald
KF
Kathleen Ferguson
LS
Lisa Simmons
GN
Gia Nikolova
KB
Kelly Breedlove
CM
Cynthia McLearen
CM
Christiana Marshall
RC
Renae Christensen

Winston Salem Fairgrounds - Midway

Winston Salem, North Carolina

Organizer

Autocross/Solo organized by

Triad Sports Car Club

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