Autocross & Time Trial


What is an Autocross? It is a timed automobile competition, where one car at a time drives a course defined by pylons and/or painted lines on a paved surface. Penalties are assessed for hitting the pylons or crossing the painted lines. Historically, an autocross requires the ability to look at a driving course (you get to walk the course prior to driving it) and to anticipate what must be done to drive it quickly...you don't get to practice!

In contrast, a Time Trial event is conducted on a permanent road course, as at a race track, where each time you drive, the corners are in the same places. You get to practice a lot for Time Trials...you gradually bring your speed up, until you cannot improve further. An Autocross requires you to go fast immediately.

 

2017 Autocross Schedule (hosted by Equipe Rapide)

For the 2017 Autocross season, we are again combining efforts with Equipe Rapide. Please see their website for overall event information.

Event Date Location (click location for directions)
Autocross #1 Feb 26 Burleson High School (sound restrictions)
Autocross #2 (MirrorCross) Apr 2 Mineral Wells
Autocross #3 Apr 23 Mequite High School (sound restrictions)
Autocross #4 May 28 Mineral Wells
Autocross #5 Jun 11 Burleson High School (sound restrictions)
Autocross #6 Jul 30 Mequite High School (sound restrictions)
Autocross #7 Aug 27 Mequite High School (sound restrictions)
Autocross #8 Sep 24 Mineral Wells
Autocross #9 Oct 29 Burleson High School
Autocross #10 Nov 5 Mequite High School (sound restrictions)

 

To REGISTER for an event with Equipe Rapide click here : Register for ER Autocross.

The daily schedule for the Equipe Rapide events can be found here : Event Time Schedule.

How to Classify your Porsche with Equipe Rapide : ER Classification

Info

We have instructors on hand at each event, who will be glad to show you the ropes!

Helpful Hints - This is a list of frequently asked questions and basic information about Autocrosses. If you need to know about safety or what to bring for your first Autocross, you will want to read this fact sheet.

Autocross Instruction Manual - This manual contains all the technical information you might need to understand to run an Autocross.
Topics :

  • How to Design a Course
  • How to Get Diagrams of the Courses
  • How to Work a Corner
  • How to Do Timing/Scoring
  • How to Do Grid
  • How to Walk a Course
  • What to Do Before You Drive
  • How to Conduct a Drivers Meeting

Results

Autocross & Time Trial Photos

Click here for older Autocross & Time Trial photos.

Articles

Technical

Links

Links - Need to find something for your next Autocross? We have provided links other local clubs, technical information, and our favorite tire suppliers.