THE 2018 BMW CCA AUTOX SEASON HAS STARTED!
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Autocross is the safest and least expensive way to start participating as a driver in motorsports, and it’s also the only form of motorsports where you’re allowed to take along passengers*! Speeds do not exceed those normally experienced during highway driving, and specialized vehicles or expensive race parts are not required to have a great competitive experience! A day of autocrossing is far safer for both car and driver than most people’s daily commute to work, and the skills learned, practiced, and refined during autocrossing will have a direct positive effect on a driver’s ability to perform skillfully and safely during emergency maneuvers on the street.
Autocross courses are laid out on expansive paved surfaces, such as large parking lots, and courses can be over a mile long! Participants are timed to the thousandth of a second, from the electronic start line, through multiple course features, to the electronic finish line. The course design features road-course-like elements, including sweeping turns, tight turns, slaloms, and “gates,” all of which are defined by brightly-colored traffic cones. Above all, the course is designed to emphasize driver skill, vehicle handling, and safety over raw speed.
While on the course, drivers compete solo against the clock, against the times of other drivers in vehicles sorted into classes of similar performance. Within a class, success is largely determined by driver ability and a driver’s choices on how to “play” the route. At the end of the season, the top three competitors in each class are awarded a trophy to show off their prowess!
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We look forward to seeing you at a Peachtree Chapter autocross event!
Performance Driving events are one of the most exciting, entertaining, and educational events that you can participate in as a car enthusiast. They provide participants with the opportunity to operate his or her car at speed in a safe, controlled environment. Autocross allow drivers to experience, identify, and begin to master the art and science of car control and vehicle dynamics. In addition, you will discover that the event will be a venue for meeting new friends and having an enormous amount of fun.
The Peachtree Chapter has been offering performance driving activities for over 20 years and the feedback we receive from participants and instructors tells us that we offer the best run, autocross events available. The whole reason we do this is to provide you with the opportunity to LEARN HIGH-PERFORMANCE DRIVING, BE SAFE, and above all HAVE FUN!
*Once you’re sufficiently experienced, of course. “Sufficiently experienced” is explained in the materials provided during registration and is at the Autocross Chairman’s discretion.