A course is laid out using cones and the goal is to travel from the starting line to the finish in the lowest amount of time. A time penalty is incurred when cones are hit, so precision and control are essential. “Autocross” and “Solo” are used interchangeably – “Solo” is the SCCA’s specific brand of autocross.
Autocross is one of the cheapest, safest and easiest motorsports to participate in. Fees are low, and no special safety gear (such as roll bars, fire suits, etc.) is required except a helmet. You don’t need a “race car” to participate. Almost any production car is welcome, from showroom stock to heavily modified. Cars only compete against other, similar cars depending on its original performance and modifications. Cars are never near each other on the course and the speeds are relatively low.
You will need a helmet when you’re driving on course, but no worries, MBR Region has free loaner helmets available on site. If you bring your own, it has to meet certain safety standards – more than just “DOT-Approved.”
Helpful Tip: A tech inspector will let you know if the helmet you brought is acceptable.
Every car is assigned a class depending on its original performance and any modifications made. Click Here for 2019 Solo Street Categories.
All vehicles must display numbers and class letters on both sides, which must be readable by Timing & Scoring, Course, and Grid workers at all times.
Painter’s tape works great for this. Just make sure that the color tape you choose is readable on your car (ex: blue tape on a blue car isn’t going to fly).
Our events open at 10AM end usually end around 5PM. Due to the late start, we do not officially break for lunch. We strongly recommend bringing a lunch with you.
There is no shade at the Speedway, and no seating, other than for spectators. If you don’t have a tent, there’s plenty of people who are willing to share. Just ask nicely.
MBR’s events are held at Lake Erie Speedway. The Speedway is a 1/8th mile oval track with banked turns and paved infield, and we use all of it. Oval track racing might not be for everyone, but it’s hard to keep a smile off of your face blasting around the banking and diving off into the infield.