Solo in SoPac
Solo, or autocross, is a driving skill competition where you and your car negogiate a course laid out in a parking lot and marked with traffic cones. The lowest time wins, and penalty seconds are added to your score for each cone you knock down. It's just one car at a time, so there's little risk of trading paint with other cars. Solo speeds are relatively low, typically second gear for most cars. The turns come up quickly, though, so don't be fooled into thinking Solo is boring. To get a good low time you must be smooth and precise, and quick. The skills you learn in the parking lot will greatly improve your car control, and help make you a safer driver on the street.
All the Southern Pacific Division regions host Solo events, as well as driving schools (an excellent opportunity to get coaching from some of the region's best drivers) as well as Test and Tune days for the experienced autocrossers, which is very handy for dialing in new suspension setups, adjusting to new tires, or simply getting plenty of practice.
If you've always been interested in competing, but can't afford to buy a separate race car, Solo may be the sport for you. The risk of hurting yourself or your car is much lower than most other motorsports (indeed, much lower than driving to and from the event), and it's a great place to learn car control skills while having a lot of fun. Cars are classed with other cars of similar performance, and classes are divided into four different preparation levels (from stock to highly modified). You really can "run what ya brung"!
SoPac Division holds many Solo events, mostly on a regional level. National events are also traditionally hosted by regions in SoPac, including a National Tour event and a ProSolo event.
Up to 1200 competitors gather in September for The Tire Rack® SCCA Solo National Championships.
For further information about SCCA Solo programs, please visit the national organization's website at SCCA.com.
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