Time fore a new general/off topic/smack talk/etc... Autocross thread for the 2015 Season. Link to 2015 Schedule: http://toptierimports.com/index.php?topic=10132.0Common questions: What is Autocross? How do I Register for events?
For 2015 we will be using MotorsportReg: http://www.motorsportreg.com/
This site is used by 700 motorsports clubs including all national SCCA events
For additional registration details please follow this link: http://forums.wscc.mb.ca/index.php?/topic/9907-2015-autoslalom-registration-guide/Where are events held?
Events are usually held at St. Andrews Airport unless otherwise noted on the schedule
If you are coming from Winnipeg it's Highway 8 northbound (aka McPhillips St
Turn right on McPhilips Rd
25 later right on Aviation Blvd.
5 Feet later turn left on George Porayko Way (gravel access road)
Drive past the control tower on the gravel road to access the site. (do NOT drive on the active St Andrews Runway)"George Porayko Way" on Google maps.Note: no one is allowed on site after hours of operation, the site is monitored and any unauthorized trespassers with not be tolerated. What time should I arrive on site?
For competitors it is recommended arrive between 10 and 10:45 am, you will need time to for course walks and getting you car prepared. If it's your first time come around 10am since you will need to take the novice course walk (MANDATORY FOR ALL FIRST TIMERS)
. New for 2014 entry cap at 65 driver per event, first come first serve. IF YOU SHOW UP AT OR AFTER 11AM YOU ARE TOO LATE TO RACEI don't have a race car or anything modified can I race my stock car?
Yes! Just about every car is welcome from a Corolla to a Corvette to a RHD R33 GTR provided it meets the requirements of the tech inspection. Self tech inspection sheets found here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B8B9UShCfDHAdkdlaEgwUUJENDg/edit
This is a self tech inspection, make sure you check each item on the car carefully BEFORE THE EVENT. please print and check everything before the event, then hand it in at the registration trailer when you arrive.
First timers, inflate your tires to the maximum recommended pressure (printed on all sidewalls). This will ensure you do not roll over the tires.
What car class am I in?
If you are new of unsure of your car class please class yourself as NYC (Not Yet Classed). If you have any questions or need assistance please ask in this thread: http://toptierimports.com/index.php?topic=2803.0
or http://forums.wscc.mb.ca/index.php?/topic/9304-2014-car-classing-guide-help-thread/I'm not competing, but is it free to come watch?
It's free to spectate! But you must come to the registration trailer and sign the waiver. THE WAIVER MUST BE SIGNED BY EVERYONE ON SITE. What should I do for lunch?
We have a hot dog cart on site, or pack a lunch. (You don't have enough time to drive to Lockport or Winnipeg to get lunch and come back in time)What should I bring?
-Water! No water is available on site. A cooler with cold water is very handy on hot days!
-Lunch/lunch money and snacks
-Good comfortable running/walking shoes
-Dress according to the weather, yes we race in the rain but make sure you are prepared if it rains, coat, pants, hats etc...
-Hand sanitizer or something to clean your hands is a great idea.
-Umbrella for shade might also be a good idea.
-Bag or a bin to keep all of stuff togetherCan I bring my helmet?
Only bring a helmet if it is "Snell" rated. If you are unsure check the outside base of the helmet were it meets your neck, it will have a Snell sticker on it. If it doesn't say Snell on it, don't bring it. We have Snell approved loaner helmets in all sizes for you to borrow. Only having the "DOT" safety rating is NOT enough, it MUST be Snell ratedDo I need to "work"?
If you are racing you must also complete a work assignment. Participants are split into and "A" and "B" groups. "A" works when "B" races and vise versa. Work consists of picking up knocked over cones and placing them back in their painted boxes, it's also great fun to watch the cars from these vantage points. Sign up for your work detail when you arrive at the registration station. Autocross supplies its own workers, this is how we keep racing cheap! Can I bring my young kids? (under 14 years old)
No, it's highly recommend against bringing children to events. There is no running water or full bathrooms on site and there any safe areas to leave them. If you plan to race do not bring your children. You will need to find someone to watch them since you must complete your work assignment way from them (no children allowed at any marshall stations. Children under 14 are not permitted to ride along with parents. Any person under the age of 18 must have a minor consent form filled out at the timing trailer. I'm under 18, can I race?
Yes but only if you have the following:
A valid class 5 license (no learners)
A parent or legal guarding present with you
A signed minor consent form from a parent or legal guardianI'm under 18, can I spectate?
Yes but you must have a minor consent form filled out by a parent or legal guardianI'm under 18, can I be a passenger in someones car?
Yes but only if you have met the following:
-A signed minor consent form from a parent or legal guardian
-14 years of age or older
- Be in a vehicle being driven by their parent or guardianWhy do keep seeing so many different names for this sport?
Autocross is the general term used to call the sport.
It can be abbreviated to "auto-x" (PS. please don't call it Auto "EX"
Legally in Canada the sport is called "Autoslalom" by ASN Canada (our racing governing body).
In the United States the largest governing body (SCCA) calls it "Solo". Up until a few years ago the SCCA called it "Solo II".Why should I come autocross?
-The people! Friendly, like-minded individuals that love cars and pushing them to the limit!
-Push your car in a safe and legal environment!
-Cheapest form of motor-racing!
-The challenge of trying to get that perfect run!