Autocross is driving as fast as you can in a safe and controlled environment. The course is temporary (often in a parking lot) and tight (using cones to mark the exact course) and emphasizes handling over raw speed – thus runs are relatively low speed. There are more events this year and a second location for some events which may be more convenient for some members. So come on out and join us.
2021 Autocross Schedule:
Akron Sports Car Club Autocross
The autocross events sponsored by Akron Sports Car Club (ASCC) are held at Dragway 42 in West Salem, OH (click for directions). This schedule and the Competition Calendar will be updated as changes or additional information becomes available. Please check the following for current updates on schedule and times: ASCC Facebook page/ or the ASCC Facebook Group Forum.
Posted from the ASCC – UPDATED 10/18….
ASCC POINTS EVENTS AT DRAGWAY:
March 28 – Test-n-Tune Day
Apr 11 Event 1
Apr 18 Event 2
May 2 Event 3
May 16 Event 4
July 14 Test-n-Tune Day
July 17 NEW Events 5 & 6 – canceled
July 18 NEW Event 7
Aug 8 New Event 8
Aug 15 Event 9
Sept 29 Test-N-Tune (date change)
Sept 26 Event 10
Oct 9 Event 11 ADDED
Oct 24 Event – FINAL POINTS EVENT FOR THE SEASON
ASCC has said there may be possible “Fun” Events after 10/24 if weather permits. No dates or details yet but check the ASCC Facebook Group Forum. for updates and our Club Calendar will be updated if additional information is available. Note that the original ASCC schedule did have Events on 10/31, 11/7 and 11/14 weather permiting
Note: also at Dragway 42 – July 14-17 Summit racing AutoX Tour (not regular points event)*
Akron Sports Car Club Autocross
The autocross events sponsored by Akron Sports Car Club (ASCC) are held at Dragway 42 in West Salem, OH (click for directions) and at the Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, OH (SMP in list below) (click for directions). This schedule and the Competition Calendar will be updated as changes or additional information becomes available. Please check the following for current updates on schedule and times: ASCC Facebook page/ or the ASCC Facebook Group Forum. Due to the coronavirus restrictions, these Events are subject to change or cancelation – so you MUST check for schedule updates.
Generally Tech inspection and registration open at 8AM. Note that again this year you cannot use tape for your car number and class. On-line Registration is available at https://www.motorsportreg.com/ (you will need to set up an account with MotorSports Reg).
Scheduling proved difficult due to SMP not opening, the COVID-19 restrictions and the weather. The original schedule was for 10 points events but only 7 could be scheduled with the last 2 a double header.
2021 NEOHIO SCCA Solo Schedule (not yet published_
Date Event Type Location
Introduction to Autocross
Rich Velardo has prepared several documents that together are a very through introduction to competing at the autocross held by Akron Sports Car Club (ASCC) at Dragway 42 (items 1 -8 below). Item #5 is a video of the standard Drivers’ Meeting by ASCC and should be watched prior to attending an autocross. In addition, there are links to the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) rulebook governing autocross events and details of what cars are in what classes. Please click on the following links to get prepared for autocrossing.
1. Introduction: Autocross at Dragway 42
2. Miata Classification Guide for Autocross
3. Quick Reference to Autocross Prep
4. Autocross Arrival Guide
5. Drivers’ meeting YouTube video by ASCC
6. Other Information about Autocross at Dragway 42
7. Map of typical Autocross course at Dragway 42
8. Video of Autocross run by Rich Velardo in his Miata – a driver’s eye view of the autocross course at Dragway 42 and shows an autocross course that is laid out on actual roadways in the paddock area which makes it nicer and faster than the normal “sea of cones” at most autocross events.