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Autocross Driver Skills Driver Education


AUTOCROSS

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Online Autocross Registration - While it is possible to pre-register for the entire season, if you will not be able to attend an event, please cancel your registration.

2014 Autocross Season - Championship points for the 2014 season will be calculated based on best 6 of 9 events. Please plan your schedule accordingly. All events will consist of 4 official runs with the option of additional "fun runs" after the event, if time and interest allows.

Team Autocross - Add another level to your competition, and increase your interest in how the other classes are doing. Read the Team Autocross Rules and send an email with your team name, and the names of your three team members to autocross@pnwr.org.

Read through this article in the Resources section by Gary Elwood entitled "Why Autocross?" If you've never autocrossed before, be sure to check it out!


The intensity of the driving, variety of maneuvers and objective feedback from timing makes autocross one of the most valuable driving experiences around.

Autocross consists of a one car at a time making runs against the clock on a closed course marked by cones. Each run takes about one minute. Speeds are low to medium, generally below 70 mph and driven in second gear. Time penalties are added for disturbing cones or skipping gates.

Each driver gets four runs, competing for time against the other drivers in their class. Following competition and time permitting, drivers may be allowed additional practice runs.

Classes are determined by vehicular performance potential and level of modification. Classes are open and women's. There are a number of women that compete in the open classes against the men.

Autocross photo 2At the end of each event, the best time in each class earns 100 points. Slower finishers get reduced points based on the difference between their best time of the day and the best time in the class. The first driver with 600 points wins the class for the year -- if no driver earns 600 points during the year then the driver with the highest point total wins the class.

You do not need to compete for points to drive, and you don't have to drive in every event whether you compete or not. However, autocrossers generally don't have a problem when it comes to driving in too many events -- once you try it, you'll be hooked for life and end up with vastly improved driving skills as a result.

Autocross Photo 3Our region is fortunate to have some truly great instructors, so even if you're a complete novice this (along with Driver Skills) is a wonderful way to start bringing your driving skills up to the capabilities of your Porsche.

Not a PNWR member or don't drive a Porsche? Events are open to Porsche drivers, PCA members in non-Porsches, BMW-CCA members and guests of PCA members. You do not need to be a PNWR member to compete for points, but points are not assigned in the Time Only Class (non-Porsches and a few drivers not running in the regular classes).

If you have questions, contact Alex Rosser at autocross@pnwr.org or 425-222-9602.