for the ‘occasional’ AROC SEMI-annual AUTOCROSS SCHOOL
Don’t know what an autocross is?
Don’t know how to autocross?
Never heard of autocrossing?
Want to improve your skills from novice level?
Then, come on out to the 2019 AROC Autocross School at Oakland University.
definition: Autocrossing is a non-racing, car control, driver’s skill event
wherein the driver negotiates a serpentine ‘course’ defined by small poly
traffic cones on a parking lot. Each vehicle is timed individually over the
course, then times are compared to determine the quickest driver among a
variety of classes)
event will be conducted in a relaxed format, with graphic discussions covering
vehicle dynamics, car control, seating and hand positioning, and course
will give driving demonstrations of topics discussed, then you will have ample
opportunity to practice and get feedback throughout the day.
will also have the opportunity to be coached by experienced autocrossers.
event is open to safe drivers in safe cars. The idea is to learn and have
fun while doing it. While these types of events are generally safe, our rules
require helmets be worn which comply with Snell Foundation SA2005 or newer (no
motorcycle ‘M’ rated helmets, or simply DOT). We have a few loaner helmets
available. No open toed shoes, for obvious reasons. Wear comfortable clothing,
appropriate for the weather, considering we will be standing in an open parking
terms of car preparation, nothing special is required, whether your
stock daily driver, or your street modified machine. Just be sure the tires are
aired-up per the tire manufacturers top pressure, all loose objects are removed
(including floor mats), and the battery is properly secured. Brakes (fluid at
proper level), good tire condition, steering linkages, lugs secure, and seat
belts, are among the safety checks performed at ‘tech inspection’. Vehicles
must be insured, current drivers license.
on site signs the Insurance Waiver. Mufflers—no excessive noise.
fee is $35.00 per driver
cars welcome, fee is still $35.00 per driver.
Not interested in driving, but want to help? Autocrossing is a 100% volunteer
are offering the additional bonus of teaching interested persons how operate
our computer timing system. Track help always needed ( affectionately called
‘cone chasers’), along with help setting up and tearing down the course. Come a
bit early, stay a bit late: many hands make light work.
and where: 9:30 AM
University, Lot #37 (South edge of campus near Squirrel Rd)