This video gives a very good over view of the sport of autocross and is about 9 minutes long.
Part of what makes autocross so inexpensive is the shared work load. Each person is assigned a work station. You will most likely be assigned a station on the course where you will reset hit cones, call them in and flag cars in case of an issue.
Each person works for one session and drives the other. We have 4 of these sessions and your participation in the working portion is vital to the operation of the event. If you do not show up to work your station then the event stops until we can find you or a replacement.
This is the golden rule of autocross, you must work your assignment, leaving early without cause will ensure that you are not welcomed back at our or anyone else's events.
- Your car must be registered and insured.
- Check tires - Good condition, no exposed cords, cracks in sidewalls.
- Check wheel lugs for tightness, none missing.
- Hub caps / wheel / lug covers removed.
- Check wheel bearings for tightness.
- Check suspension for tightness.
- Check seat belts for good condition, lap belts minimum are required. Racing harness should be mounted properly.
- Check the battery mounting, must be mounted securely.
- Check overall for fluid leaks.
- Check that brake pedal is firm. Brake and clutch fluid levels are sufficient, no leaks.
- Check throttle return spring.
- Remove all loose items from interior, NO FLOOR MAT ON DRIVER SIDE.
- Remove all suction cup devices. i.e. radar detectors, gps receivers etc.
- Helmet must be of SNELL 2010 (M OR SA) standard or newer or FIA homologation.
- Car numbers (class is optional) must be on both sides of the car and readable from 25 feet.
A typical course layout is 1.8 Miles long at takes around 100 - 120 seconds to complete.
Autocross events are held at the old U.S. Army Moore Airfield at Fort Devens, located in Ayer, MA. a little north of Route 2 and West of Route 495. (92 Fitchburg Road, Ayer MA)
From Route 495: Take exit 30, route 2A and 110, West toward Ayer. Proceed 4 miles to rotary.
From Route 2: Take exit 38B, route 110 and 111, North toward Ayer. Proceed 2 1/4 miles to rotary.
Both directions converge at a Rotary in Ayer at the junctions of routes 110, 111, and 2A. There is a Ford dealer (Gervais), a Wendy's, and a McDonald's at this rotary.
From the rotary, proceed west on routes 2A and 111. This will take you to Ayer center, and at about one mile routes 2A and 111 turn right; so will you. Proceed past Bishop Road on the left. Stay on Rt 2A which forks to the left for approx another mile. The north entrance to the airstrip is on the left. There should be a sign marking the entrance. There are motorcycle driving classes on the lower lot to the right as you enter. Our event is up the hill to the left. Look for the person with the waivers at the top of the hill. There are a Dunkin Donuts and a Cumberland Farms between the Ayer center and the gate and there are gas stations along the route as well. You can find Moore Army Air Strip in Google maps just north of Ayer center. The entrance is right behind the tower on the north side of the site
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