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Autocross

 

Begins: Jul 13, 2019
Ends: Jul 13, 2019

 

Landover, MD

Autocrossing is a competition where drivers, one at a time, navigate a course or track laid out on a parking lot using orange traffic cones.  Competitors try to complete the course as fast as possible, without knocking over any cones (each cone is a 2 second penalty).  The best drivers use great car control skills to drive at the limit of grip, without exceeding it, throughout the course at speeds similar to highway driving.  Courses are generally around 60 seconds long, depending on the ability of the driver and the car preparation.  Vehicles are broken down into classing, based on make/model and any modifications that have been made.

The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) is the largest amateur motorsport organization in the country.  The SCCA Autocross Nationals is the largest motorsport competition in the world with over 1350 competitors meeting in one location, Lincoln, Nebraska, in early September.   The Washington DC Region of the SCCA is one of the largest autocross regions in the country with regular events bringing well over 200 drivers per event.  The WDCR is also well known for it's great competition, schools, and school-like events.

The WDCR SCCA will be hosting an event for the Ferrari Club of America on July 13th at Fed Ex Field in Landover, Maryland.  This event will be offered in the form of a school, with available instructors, all while having the fun aspect of a competitive event with a timing system as well.  Drivers can choose to be competitive with their friends, learn from some of the best autocrossers, or simply have an opportunity to see what their vehicles are capable of in a relatively safe lower speed environment.
 
More details to follow.