BMW CCA Autocross 2020 Event Starter
April 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0$60
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.