Solo 2, also refered to as Autocross, is a non wheel-to-wheel competition in which drivers negotiate a miniature road course that is marked out by orange rubber construction cones (pylons). Cars run the course one at a time in a competition against the clock. Each "run" of the course is timed and the lowest run time wins. Competitors are classed so they compete only against vehicles with comparable performance, thereby putting more emphasis on driver skill. The courses are designed to challenge the driver's abilities rather than the car's horsepower. Car classification is determined by the type of car and the amount of modification, if any.
Solo 2 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.
Solo 2 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 $10 to $20 for this type of event. In some cases, a license from the governing body of the region is required to compete in Solo 2 but usually are required only for Regional level events and above. This is determined by the Governing Body.
Clubs involved in Solo 2 host Local, Regional and National level events.