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.
2018 Autocross Schedule:
Akron Sports Car Club Autocross at Dragway 42
The autocross events sponsored by Akron Sports Car Club (ASCC) are held at Dragway 42 in West Salem, OH. Unfortunately, bad weather has shortened the season to 8 events instead of the planned 10 events. 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 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).
ASCC Event 1 – Sunday, April 15
ASCC Event 2 – Sunday, April 22
ASCC Event 3 – Sunday, May 13
ASCC Event 4 – Sunday, May 27
ASCC Event 5 – Sunday, July 22
ASCC Event 6 – Saturday, September 22 (REVISED DATE)
ASCC Event 7 – Sunday, September 23
ASCC Event 8 – Sunday, October 14
ASCC Event 9 – Sunday, October 21 – Cancelled;
ASCC Event 10 – Sunday, October 28 – Cancelled;
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. 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).
|SCCA Training & Event #1||Sat & Sun May 19 – 20|
|SCCA Event #2||Sunday, June 3|
|SCCA Event #3||Sunday, June 24|
|SCCA Event #4||Sunday, July 15|
|SCCA Event #5||Sunday, Aug 12|
|SCCA Event #6||Sunday, Sep 9|
|SCCA Event #7||Sunday, Sept 30|
|SCCA Event #8||Sunday, Oct 21|
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.