- $40 with online prereg
- $50 on-site
Additional $15 in addition to event entry fee
Additional $15 in addition to event entry fee
-Running in the morning: 8am at the latest.
-Running in the afternoon: 11:30am at the latest.
-You can prereg on Motorsportreg when the link is posted.
-You can register on site as well for an additional $10 fee.
-Sign up on the worker sheet when you check-in at registration.
-Tire Pressure Gauge
-Helmet if you have it (We have a few loaners)
-Torque Wrench and socket for your wheels
-Cash if you haven’t prereg’d
-Check-in/reg and sign up for a worker assignment.
-You run one group and work another.
-If you run but don’t work, you won’t be allowed to come back.
-Check out the Solo Rule book
-Check the requirements here.
-It’s an additional $25, you need to reg on-site, and you need to work another group.
For SFR Solo and many other clubs an online registration website is available to pre-register yourself and your car online. SFR provides online pre-registration as a way to get your own name and address and car information entered correctly for quick registration at the events.After you pre-register print the web page with your car information and barcodes and bring them to the registration table. With this printout you can go to the front of the registration line.
For SFR events, you may only have to spend a morning or afternoon to compete. Check out the Event Schedule and see when you will compete. Arrive by 8:00 AM for morning runs, by 11:30 or earlier for afternoon runs. That way you will be able to walk the course before you run.
Sign the release waiver at the gate, if one is offered there, and put on a security wristband.
Please obey site speed restrictions — 10 MPH. Higher speeds, tire warming, burnouts or drifting practice on site will get you removed and banned, and may lose the site for autocrossing permanently. Please help us out here!
These procedures are the ones we use in San Francisco Region, and others may vary but they will generally be similar.
Tell the folks at the desk that you’re a new autocrosser. They can answer your questions and may be able to point you to someone who will help you through your first event.
The course is open for walks before the first run group, and during lunch break between groups 4 and 5. There will generally be an organized Novice course walk led by an experienced driver at most events. Otherwise just tag along with someone who looks as if they have done this before.
Announcement are often made over the Public Address system. At some events no PA is allowed, and you must get information from different sources. The latest rig transmits a weak FM signal which can be picked up by your nearby car radio or other FM receiver, Find out what frequency is in use. You will need to pay close attention to the progress of the event so you will be ready for work time, grid time, and run time for your run group. Pay Attention! to the
Listen to the announcement of the Drivers’ Meeting. You must attend it. You will be informed on your work assignments, Tech. Inspection, instructional course walk, grid procedures, and other organizational details. Please ask any questions that you have at this meeting.
You will be told where the tech is conducted during Drivers’ meeting. If you run in the first group, your car will be tech’ed on the grid. Drive your car to the Tech inspection site for inspection. Tech will check for safety and numbers visibility rather than class conformance. Your car’s legality is policed by your competitors, who can protest you for illegal modifications, and get you disqualified.
Depending on the event schedule, you may have to work before, or after your run. You must work to pay for your runs, non-workers will be banned from future events, not to mention disliked and shunned. When your group is called to work, report to the Motorhome. Event Chairman will check your name off the worker sign-up sheet. If you do not work, you will not be listed in the results and may be banned from future events.
When your group is called to grid. There will usually be someone controlling the grid. Pay close attention to this person running the grid and do not leave your car unattended from this time on. Note that one or more lines are for two-driver cars, use these only if you have a co-driver. If you need a loaner helmet, get one just after you grid your car. Leave your fully filled out registration card under your windshield wiper or on your dash in clear view.
Other drivers often are happy to coach you on your first runs. Ask for help and you will usually find a friend who can help you with staging, starting and actual driving. SFR rules permit passengers on any run, and other drivers often give rides when asked, though most often on their first or second runs only. Don’t be afraid to ask, don’t be deterred if one declines — ask the next person.
During your run, watch for any red flag being waved by a course worker — STOP AT ONCE if the red flag is waved, until the workers direct you to continue quickly but not at racing speed through the course.
After you cross the finish line SLOW DOWN and STOP to pick up your timing slip, then proceed SLOWLY back on the grid to prepare for the next run. After the last run SLOWLY drive to your pit.
Congratulations! You’ve done it!