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.
2019 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 and other locations. Location detail is not yet available for the events listed below. This schedule and the Competition Calendar will be updated as additional information becomes available. Please check the ASCC facebook group for current updates on schedule and times: https://www.facebook.com/groups/akronsportscarclubforum/.
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).
The dates from ASCC are:
ASCC Event 1 – Sunday, April 7
ASCC Event 2 – Saturaday, April 13
ASCC Event 3 – Sunday, April 14
ASCC Event 4 – Sunday, May 12
ASCC Event 5 – Sunday, June 9 or 16 (TBD)
ASCC Event 6 – Sunday June 23
ASCC Event 7 – Sunday, July 21
ASCC Event 8 – Sunday September 8
ASCC Event 9 – Friday September 13
ASCC Event 10 – Saturday Sept 14
ASCC Event 11 – Sunday Sept 15
ASCC Event 12 – Friday Sept 20
ASCC Event 13 – Saturday Sept 21
ASCC Event 14 – Sunday Oct 13
ASCC Event 15 – Sunday Oct 27
Note that there are 3 multi-day events and as was the case last year, the schedule is subject to adjustments. Also ASCC is planning Test n Tune dates which will be posted much later and will be variable depending on weather. They will try to do Test n Tune days once a month – mid week Tues, Wed, or Thurs. Again, it is best to check the ASCC facebook group for current updates on schedule and times: https://www.facebook.com/groups/akronsportscarclubforum/.
NE Ohio Region Sports Car Club of America:
Events are held at the Lake County Captain’s Baseball Stadium overflow parking lot at the corner of Som Center and Vine in Eastlake, OH. Registration & Tech 8:15 – 9:15, course walk 9:30, first heat 10:30, second heat after lunch break. This is the “classic” autocross – cones mark the course in a parking lot. The course is shorter than ASCC, but there are fewer drivers. We do not yet have the SCCA schedule. Please check for updates to schedule on NEOH SCCA schedule page. On-line Registration is available at https://www.motorsportreg.com/ (you will need to set up an account with MotorSports Reg).
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 an Autocross run by Rich Velardo in his Miata at Dragway 42. This “driver’s eye” view of an autocross run shows the course is so much nicer and faster than the normal “sea of cones” at most autocross events.