Autocross is driving as fast as you can in a safe and controlled environment. The course is temporary and tight (using cones to mark the exact course) and emphasizes handling over raw speed – thus runs are relatively low speed. So come on out and join us.
2022 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) and at other locations to be announced later. This schedule and the Club Calendar 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.
3/26 Autocross School
3/27 Event 1 Dragway 42
4/3 Event 2 Dragway 42
4/10 Event 3 Dragway 42
5/1 Event 4 Dragway 42
5/15 Event 5 – date good, location TBA*
6/5 Event 6 date good, location TBA*
6/15 Test-n-Tune Dragway 42
6/19 Event 7 date good, location TBA*
7/3 Event 8 date good, location TBA*
7/14 – 18 Autocross Week (details and location TBA*)
7/24 Event 9 date good, location TBA*
8/7 Event 10 date good, location TBA*
8/19 Event 11 – friday night at Dragway 42
9/21 Test-n-Tune Dragway 42
9/25 Event 12 Dragway 42
10/16 Event 13 Dragway 42
10/23 Event 14 Dragway 42
10/30 Event 15 Dragway 42
11/6 Event 16 Dragway 42
11/13 Event 17 Dragway 42
11/20 Event 18 Dragway 42
NOTE: Weather may cause some events, especially those in early Spring and late Fall to be canceled ALWAYS double check dates on the ASCC Facebook Group Forum.
*Location TBA – Dates are good, ASCC will announce new locations soon.
Generally Tech inspection and registration open at 8AM. Note that you cannot use tape for your car number and class. On-line Pre-registration is still required at https://www.motorsportreg.com/ (you will need to set up an account with MotorSports Reg). Even if the pre-registration requirement is dropped during the season, it is still a good idea as it saves time at the event. As always, all Club members are welcome to race, watch or even get some ride-along time. The Club has 3 loaner helmets so you can try autocross as a driver or a ride-along. See Rich Velardo or Tom Walden for information. Admission for non-racers is about $10.
2022 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, especially number 10 below.
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.