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The UCR Helmet rules HAVE NOT CHANGED. For Driver Education, UCR accepts Snell 2005 or 2010 helmets.
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Autocross is 10!
Join us for the 2013 10th anniversary season
By Mario Marrello, UCR Autocross Chair and Past President
The UCR Autocross event is now in its 10th season. Looking back to 2003 at photos from the first season, I realize how much time has passed, but I’m still driving the same 944S2 Cabriolet!
I picked up the autocross event in 2006 after Dave Stormont’s expert contribution in reviving and managing it for three years. Since then, I’ve certainly enjoyed planning and executing each and every event and am proud of my contribution to making it as popular as it is now. I’ve had the privilege of meeting many new members who have gone on to support the club by volunteering and participating in other events. I think the best part of autocross is that it’s a very friendly environment to learn some performance driving skills, see what you and your car can do and share stories and experiences with fellow members.
Any road-worthy car is welcome, so non-Porsches are allowed to participate, provided the driver is a member of the Porsche club. In fact, I have driven my non-Porsche daily drivers (a sedan, a hatchback and a cross-over) at autocross events. I’ve seen vehicles ranging from a station wagon to a Lotus Elise.
The event focus is on improving driving skills, not on competition. I found this approach encourages discussion between drivers and increases the fun factor. Helmets, although recommended, are not mandatory, therefore making the event more accessible to new members.