AUTOCROSS IS BACK FOR 2022 !!!
Story and Photos by Keith E. Jacobson
The Bay State Corvette Club ran their first autocross of the season
on Sunday, April 10th. For those not familiar with the event their
web site says: " Autocross
is a form of motorsports that emphasizes safe, low-cost competition
and active participation. An autocross is a timed competition where
drivers navigate one at a time through a temporary course marked by
traffic cones, rather than racing on a track with multiple other
cars, as in road racing or oval racing.
tends to place more emphasis on car handling and driver skill than on
sheer horsepower, and events typically have many classes which allow
almost any vehicle, from economy sedans to purpose-built vehicles, to
are slower in absolute terms when compared to other forms of
motorsports, usually not exceeding highway speeds, but the activity
level (measured in discrete turns per minute) can be higher than even
Formula One due to the large number of elements packed into each
courses are typically 40 to 70 seconds in length. In addition to
being a national-level motorsport in its own right, autocrossing is a
good way to learn skills that transfer to road racing, as drivers
learn vehicle control and club ethics."
more information check out their Facebook page or follow the link
THERE ARE VARIOUS CLASSES BY SKILL LEVEL AND EQUIPMENT SO NOVICES SHOULDN'T FEEL INTIMIDATED.