Autocross



Autocross events are non wheel-to-wheel competitions in which drivers negotiate a miniature road course marked out by orange rubber construction cones (pylons) one at a time. Each run of the course is timed to one thousandth of a second. The lowest run time in class wins that class and fasted time of day (FTD) overall is determined. Competitor cars are classed so they compete only against vehicles with comparable performance, thereby putting the emphasis on driver skill rather than car prep. Stock and modified cars are classed by a base plus points system. Results are published and count toward a Club series of events in each Autocross season. The Club also participates in a WCMA (governing body) prairie regional series with other Autocross Clubs in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Autocross is a very precise type of competition. Victory is measured in thousandths of a second and competitors are penalized for each pylon they knock over or move. Since the average course is about sixty to ninety seconds long and pylon penalties range from two to five seconds, knocking over a pylon in Solo 2 is tantamount to stopping for lunch in a road race. Solo 2 teaches the ultimate in car control, increases hand/eye coordination and provides intense competition, all within the confines of a very safe environment.

Autocross is one of the easiest types of motor sport to get involved in. Competitors are required to use a helmet with a minimum tagged SNELL rating specified by the Governing Body of the Region, have functioning seat belts, safe tires and a well-maintained vehicle.

Average entry fees are $75 to $100 for this type of event at present. In some cases, a license from the governing body of the region is required to compete in Autocross but usually are required only for Regional level events and above. This is determined by the Governing Body.

Clubs involved in Autocross host Local, Regional and National level events.