111 What is AutoX/Solo?

So what is AutoCross?

“Solo®” is the brand name for SCCA® AutoX and on paper it seems very simple – use traffic cones to make a mini-roadcourse in a secured area of a parking lot or airport and see who can get the lowest time without hitting any cones or going off course.

Despite the low overall speeds attained during competition, it’s one of the most intense, rapid-fire forms of motorsports you can enter, with barriers to entry low enough that many drivers are able to be quite competitive at it.

Competitors range from the casual participant who may use the same car that they drive daily to work to the hard-core driver who has a dedicated competition car, special tires, and uses lots of vacation days to squeak out every last fraction of a second. In between the extremes, there are levels and classes for different degrees of car modification. There are even classes for ladies.

If you have never autocrossed before or don’t know the specific details, check out the “I want to AutoX page”. It will give you the basics of participating in an event. Don’t worry – it’s pretty easy and there are people to help along the way.