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Home What is Autocross?

What is Autocross?

Autocross is a form of motorsport that emphasizes:

  • Driver Participation
  • Safe Competition
  • Car Handling
  • Driver Skill

Do I need a sports car?

You don't need a sports car to participate in Autocross; at our events, we've had everything from GT-Rs, Elises, and Panteras all the way to bone-stock Mazda Miatas, Honda Civics, and even a Subaru Outback. Everyone is welcome, and will be classed in the appropriate class for your vehicle. More or less, if your car is street legal (and in good mechanical shape), you may participate in one of our events.

We will inspect your vehicle before you race to ensure that there are no issues that will compromise the safety of you, your car, and the safety of others at the event. This includes checking for leaks, bad bearings, loose batteries, and so on.

How long are your courses?

Our courses tend to be between 60 and 120 seconds long, and we try for a minimum of six runs, per driver, per event. The courses at MSU and The Commons will be shorter runs (and likely more of them), while the courses in Helena tend to be longer runs.

How much will it cost me?

SWMTSCCA asks participants to help cover the cost of renting our event locations, equipment, and insurance. A typical event will cost between $25 and $40.

Where can I find more information?

Tirerack.com hosts an in-depth explanation of what SCCA is, along with the costs, rules, etc at: http://www.tirerack.com/features/solo2/handbook.htm

 
Last Updated on Saturday, 07 May 2011 22:38 by administrator

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