Autocross 2017

DSC_4512_edited-2Autocross is a performance driving event involving the navigation of your car through a defined course of pylons. Although an Autocross is normally a competitive event, in the UCR we try to make it more educational, so the goal is to improve your time around the course and learn what it takes to do that. It provides a safe and effective way to develop your driving skills.

If you want to see what it looks like, check out our Autocross Videos here.

The event is run in a restricted area and the speeds are lower than what you’d legally find on the road; however, the level of concentration, attention to vehicle feedback and car control makes it a fun, exiting and educational experience. Participants improve their driving abilities, better understand the handling and dynamics of their vehicles and become better, safer drivers.  UCR has a wireless electronic timing system and every run is precisely timed and recorded, along with penalties for each pylon tipped.

Participants new to performance driving are most welcome. No car modifications are needed.  The cost is set according to the venue.

All Autocross events follow this schedule:

Registration Check In 08:30 AM – 09:30 AM
Drivers meeting 09:30 AM – 10:00 AM
First car on track 10:00 AM

A UCR tech inspection is not required for Autocross. During registration, you must show your driver’s license and your PCA membership card. I also recommend the following:

  • The night before: check all tire pressures, torque all lug nuts, check oil and fluid levels including gas and clear your car of all loose items.
  • Check all tire pressures
  • Torque all lug nuts
  • Check oil and fluid levels including gas
  • Clear your car of all loose items
  • Sunscreen
  • Folding Chair
  • Camera
  • Lunch
  • Dress appropriately for the weather as we run rain or shine.

This is a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your Porsche while improving your skills in the process. Finally, Autocross is a social gathering of new and old friends and LOTS OF FUN!!!

We are continuing to work with the BMW Trillium Club for the GTA Autocross events.  This year, we have 6 events scheduled at the Brampton Powerade Centre.  Registration for the BMW Trillium Club events will be handled through their website and registration system (MotorsportsReg).  We also have 2 events scheduled in Chatham, following up on the successful event we had in October of 2016.  Registration for the Chatham events will be handled through UCR’s registration: (

Please check the UCR calendar for dates.

Mario Marrello
PCA UCR Autocross Chair and Registrar

More information on Autocross is available through the PCA National and Zone 1 web sites.