Autocross

Autocross 2018

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.


Sunday,September 16, 2018 – John D. Bradley Centre, 565 Richmond St, Chatham, ON N7M 1R2

Register: clubregistration.net

Registration is open. $40 Expected to sell out again, so register soon!

You are invited to enhance your driving skills in a safe and fun environment. Pylons are strategically set up into a driving course in an enclosed parking lot; each driver runs through and is timed. Practice driving smoother and try to beat your own time throughout the day.  If you’ve never been – you have to try this at least once, it is a blast!

Autocross offers a perfect sweet spot between the street and racetrack. The speeds are much lower.

Rain or Shine (it’s even more fun in the rain!)

You do not need to own a Porsche to participate. Bring what you like. It is being organized by the Porsche Club of America – Upper Canada Region.  pcaucr.org/driving/autocross/

Safe spectating is welcome.

All Autocross events follow this schedule:

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

 

Pete Koepfgen,
[email protected] (226-229-1938)

Porsche Club of America – Upper Canada Region