How do I prepare for autocross?

How do I prepare for my first autocross?

How to prepare your car for Autocross:

  1. Check tire pressure. …
  2. Check your wheel torque. …
  3. Make sure your fluids are topped off and not leaking. …
  4. Empty your car of trash and free floating items. …
  5. Cut weight! …
  6. Try to fill up with good fuel before the event.

What should I bring to autocross?

A few basic things to bring to the autocross event:

  1. Your driver’s license.
  2. Money for the entrance fee and fun runs.
  3. A helmet that meets the clubs requirements.
  4. Water, and lots of it.
  5. Lunch.
  6. Sunscreen.
  7. Sunglasses.
  8. Hat / cap.

Is autocross hard on your car?

As far as being hard on your car, autocross definitely wears your tires quicker. All season tires are particularly susceptible to damaging wear such as chunking and scalloping, since the tread compound is not designed for the heat that is generated and the sidewalls are flexible and will roll over in hard cornering.

How many laps is an autocross?

4) Laps. In Autocross its pretty much one and done. You zip through the course one time as quickly as possible and then its the next driver’s turn. You’ll get multiple runs for a chance to improve your time but there are no laps.

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Is autocross dangerous?

Yes, autocross is relatively safe, but as has been related in this thread, accidents can and do happen. If you hang around long enough, you’ll hear numerous stories of doom.

How long do autocross events last?

Most regions have courses in the 40-60 second range and try to release a car every 20-30 seconds. This can mean there are as many as 3 or 4 cars on the course at one time, but far enough spaced out that they do not interfere with one another. There will be a series of work stations on the course, each with a red flag.

What do you wear to autocross?

Autocross check list. standard clothes… tee shirt or long sleeve depending on weather and preference. shorts or long pants depending.

What is the best SCCA car?

Best Budget Autocross Cars

  • Volkswagen GTI. Many people choose to have one car serve both daily-driver and autocross duties. …
  • Subaru WRX. The WRX has long offered great performance value for the money. …
  • Mazda Miata. No list of autocross cars would be complete without the icon that is the Mazda Miata. …
  • Honda S2000. …
  • C5 Corvette.

Can you win money in autocross?

First answer: exactly zero! There is no prize money, no guaranteed contract that gives you a car and gas and tires for free. Just maybe if you’re really good and win at the SCCA Nationals you might earn a free set of tires and some discounts on brakes if you win on a brand of tire or brakes that sponsors the event.

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How much does it cost to join SCCA?

Includes subscription to SportsCar® magazine (a $24 value), eligibility for all Club participation licenses, SCCA car decal, insurance benefits, and discounts on Club merchandise and other products and services. The cost of your SCCA membership is comprised of $70 national dues plus Region dues of $20.

What is SCCA Solo?

Solo is the SCCA brand name for autocross competition. Solo events are driving skill contests that emphasize the driver’s ability and the car’s handling characteristics. This is accomplished by driving a course that is designated by traffic cones on a low hazard location, such as a parking lot or inactive airstrip.

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