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Autocross

 

Begins: Oct 12, 2019
Ends: Oct 12, 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.

 

This event will be administered by The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and conducted to their national level standards for our FCA members.  The SCCA is the largest amateur motorsport organization in the country.  This event will be offered in the form of a school, with available instructors for novices in your own car to show you the course and proper driving technique.  Begin slowly and increase your pace and speed as the day goes on all while having the fun. 

The aspect of a competitive event will also be present as you perform your runs against a timing system.  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.

Veterans will have an open course without any time or speed constraints. You may run the course once or ten times consecutively between breaks. Plan on at least 30-40 runs which is the equivalent to 10 single, traditional autocross events.

Unlike most small and tight autocross courses, this one will have a wider flow and pace suited to our exotic cars.  While your Ferrari will be very happy at this event, feel free to bring your other performance car if you’d like especially if it rains.

This will be a special event as the SCCA will provide course workers so attendees will be driving only. No course work or picking up cones!

We will also have tents for shade, a provided lunch and a social hour with music and refreshments after the driving is over.

The event will take place October 12 at FedEx Field in Landover, MD. 

Cost is $190/person for FCA Members!  FCA members may also spectate for for free. If you aren't sure you'd like to participate, you can also get a "Taste of the Course", which includes thirty minutes of driving and an instructor - for free (registration required)!


Please contact Lashdeep Singh 202-236-4589 or lashdeep@yahoo.com for questions and to register.   

Payment will be made by PayPal.  Simply use the "Send Money to Friends & Family" option and send it to: fcamarevents@gmail.com please be sure to include your name, the name of the event - "Autocross", your email address and the names of the people you will be bringing in the memo field.

Due to the number of instructors and event logistics, driver slots are limited. Early registration is recommended.