Time for the Autumn Haze AROC SEMI-annual
NOTE, THIS LISTING IS WRITTEN LIKE A
SCHOOL, BUT IS NOT A SCHOOL, IT’S AN ACTUAL AROC/DCSCC AUTOCROSS
MORE DETAILS TO COME, INCLUDING ONLINE
And ‘Ground Pounders’ *
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 at Schoolcraft Training Facility.
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 ample opportunity to walk the
course for evaluation.
YOU ARE NEW TO AUTOCROSSING, with prior
arrangement, you will also have the opportunity to be coached by
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 M, K, or SA 2005, 2010, 2015 rating (not simply DOT). Helmet must cover ears, shall not be damaged or visibly deteriorated. 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
lot. This event runs rain or shine, so prepare appropriately.
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’. Mufflers—no excessive noise. Vehicles must be insured, current drivers license.
on site signs the Insurance Waiver.
Entry Fee is as follows per driver:
Early registration Day of Event
AROC Member $25 $30
DCSCC Champ Members $30 $35
Everyone else $35 $40
cars welcome, fee is still 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.
the *CAM and Cobra Club cars
9:00 AM - Registration opens;
10:30 AM - MANDATORY Drivers Meeting;
11:00 - First Car Out
(all times approximate)
Schoolcraft Public Safety Training Complex
the AROCDetroit.org site for calendar events of local interest