Autocross

"Our cars are meant to be driven, not polished." - Dr. Ferry Porsche

An autocross is a low speed driving skill event navigating through cones. It is done mostly in second gear with speeds between 30 and 65 miles per hour. Come prepared for fun!

Registration

IF YOU HAVE NOT REGISTERED ONLINE, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO RUN.

The only exception will be if you have never autocrossed before and you come out to watch and you realize this is just way to much fun to put off any longer. Then we'll let you run.

  • Online registration is required.
    Registration will open approximately two weeks before the event.
  • Events will be limited to 30 participants.
    Anyone may sign-up when registration opens, but PCA members will be given priority until Wednesday prior to the event.
  • The entry fee is $10 for PCA members and $20 for non-members.
  • Please let us know if you have registered but will not be able to attend.
  • If there are fewer than 12 registered drivers by midnight Wednesday prior to the event, the event may be canceled.
  • Online registration will close at midnight Friday before the event.
  • While autocross is an all weather sport, we are doing this for fun. Standing in a downpour and hiding from lightning is not fun. We reserve the right to cancel the event based on weather predictions. If light rain or clearing is predicted, we will probably still have the event. Driving in the wet can be fun.
  • Check your email before leaving for Road Yoder. Especially if rain is predicted.

What To Bring

  • Bring a lunch.
  • LOANER HELMETS - we only have two. On medium and one large.
    We highly recommend you buy one if you come consistently. They're cheap. Check the local motorcycle shops.
    Open face is okay although some prefer a closed face helmet for convertibles.
    Must have SNELL 2015 or 2010 rating. D.O.T. only is not acceptable.
  • We have a portable toilet on site.

Schedule

Now the fun part!

7:30 Course setup & registration. Everyone must sign our Insurance Waiver. Let us know if minors will be attending.

8:30 Walk the course and get cars inspected and finish setup.

9:00 The very latest you should arrive to allow time for a Tech Inspection of your car and to walk the course.

9:45 Drivers Meeting. Heat 1 drivers should have their car in grid before the drivers meeting.

10:00 Heat 1 parade lap(s) and runs. Instructors will run in heat 1. Here's the really fun part!

11:00 Heat 2 parade lap(s) and runs. Drivers requesting instruction will run in heat 2. And more fun!

12:00 Break for lunch (don't forget to bring one). Change start and finish to reverse direction of course and review.

1:00 Heat 1 parade lap(s) and runs.

1:45 Heat 2 parade lap(s) and runs.

2-2:30 Stack cones, load in truck, pack up and leave.

Tech Inspection

  • Check brakes
  • Check tires, wheels and bearings
  • Check seat belts
  • Check throttle return spring
  • Check for loose items in car and trunk
  • Check that battery is secure
  • Check helmet
  • Mark vehicle

Full PCA Tech Inspection Rules

Safety

  • Check that everyone has signed the waiver and point out the insurance certificate
  • The insurance does not cover your car – more info is in the binder
  • Safety is our primary concern
  • Drive SLOWLY through grid and paddock
  • 5 mph and no tire warming
  • If you spin, both feet in.
  • Spinning is the primary risk at an autocross
  • The course is designed for some run-off area
  • If you try to recover, you will not stay in the run-off area
  • Brake to stop the car and clutch to not stop the engine
  • Remind starter to check belts and helmet strap
  • Corner workers
  • Hold the radio 12” away
  • no cameras, phones or sitting
  • remain alert - do not turn your back on moving cars
  • watch the cones emerge behind the car and reposition cones that wobble
  • for small events, take your time with the cones
  • Cone penalty 2 seconds
  • tipped over or out of the box
  • pointer cones do not count, only upright cones
  • all cones on course count, even before and after the timer
  • If you see a cone down while driving, stop and point it out or you will get the penalty
  • Also stop if you see anything unsafe (worker in your way)
  • You will get a re-run
  • Red flag instructions
  • Corner workers - use the red flag to stop cars on course
  • animal crossing the course or a tractor pulling hay bales
  • corner worker who has not safely cleared the course
  • any unsafe condition requiring the cars to stop
  • Hold the flag and do not roll it up
  • Drivers come to a full stop
  • Proceed off course safely at a reasonable speed
  • Drivers will get a re-run
  • No alcohol
  • Only drivers and approved instructors are allowed in cars
  • Find a volunteer to submit the observers report
Emergency Plan

Hutchinson Hospital/Reno County EMS, 620-665-2120

Haven Community EMS, 620-465-3618

Reno County Sheriff, 620-694-2735

Directions to Road Yoder (old runway west of Sunflower Glider Port)

From K96 (west of Yoder) go South on Halstead RoadWest on Red Rock Road about 1.3 miles.South on gravel road.Continue south on old runway

DRIVE SLOWLY ON THE RUNWAY NEAR THE HOUSE
We do not want to risk losing access to this site.

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When: Saturday, August 3rd, 2024

Meeting Place: Andover High School Parking Lot

Meeting Time: 9:00 AM (Driver’s meeting at 9:15 AM, departure shortly after)

Stops: Quick pitstop in Eldorado, and a group picture at a Kansas Scenic View on Hwy 177

Arrival: National Preserve around 11:30 AM (Closed toe shoes recommended)

Lunch: 1:00 PM at The Grand Central Hotel & Grill, Cottonwood Falls, KS. A select menu will be provided for the group.

After lunch, feel free to explore Chase County or head home at your leisure.

Please RSVP via this Google Form by July 31st, 2024, to secure your spot. Registrations will close to provide an accurate headcount for the restaurant.

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  • 30 Max Participants
  • Minimum 12 registrations required or event will cancel
  • All drivers 18+ welcome but PCA members have priority
  • All cars that pass tech inspection are welcome

Please find more details on our autocross page about safety and what to bring to these events.

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