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TE/AE Autocross

Discussion in 'SAOCA Members and Discussion Forum' started by dmich2, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. dmich2

    dmich2 Diamond Level Sponsor

    OK. I'll bite. Having never participated in one; just what is involved in the Autocross at Dayton this year?

  2. 65sunbeam

    65sunbeam SAOCA Membership Director Platinum Level Sponsor

    Hi Dennis
    The United autocross this year will be organized by local Sunbeam hot shoe Doug Jennings along with the local SCCA folks and it will be held at the Kil-Kare raceway located just outside of Dayton, Ohio. Here is the website
    I am not sure of what course configuration will be used yet but it should be a fairly large one with lots of corners to test you and your car's handling. Cars will be classed according to engine size and just one car will be on the course at a time. Lots of fun to watch and participate in as well and always a very popular event at the United. And yes Alpines have taken FTD many times in the past. I will look forward to seeing Bill Blue, yourself, and many others at the autocross! Eric
  3. Bill Blue

    Bill Blue Diamond Level Sponsor

    The question left unanswered is what are the requirements the car (and driver) must meet in order to run? I know some guys were scrambling to put dual accelerator springs on their cars at SUNI.

  4. 65sunbeam

    65sunbeam SAOCA Membership Director Platinum Level Sponsor

    I will get the details and let everyone know Bill. Never heard of dual carb springs required at our autocross-must be a SUNI thing. Eric
  5. dmich2

    dmich2 Diamond Level Sponsor

    Thanks guys. I was scanning over the rules on the racetrack site and it seemed to address the drag strip.

    One thing I guess I was curious about was is a helmet required????? I'm thinking the course would be set up so tight speed may not be a concern?

  6. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor


    as far as I know the club has always asked that entrants wear a helmet. there are always plenty to be loaned. there should be some type of tech inspection of the cars to make sure they are in good enough mechanical shape to compete. it would not be good to run with bad tie rods or some other bad part. the club autocross will be run in conjunction with the scca event but the primary reason is for the timing equipment that will already be there. hopefully the sunbeam group will run at a separate time. this is a TE/AE event and not an scca event. i'll make a few calls to confirm what doug has worked out.
  7. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor


    anyone that has questions concerning the autocross can call Doug Jennings @ 937-252-3317. if he doesn't answer leave a message. he does return calls. how and when the cars will run is dependent on how many at the united want to autocross. doug thinks the course will be something in the 40 second range depending on the setup of the cars. doug will have the club cars go thru a tech inspection prior to the autocross and there will be a waiver of liability to be signed by united entrants wanting to autocross. there should be plenty of loaner helmets available. the track rules are separate from the club and the group running the event has agreed to allow the club to run our event in conjunction with their event. tigers and alpines will be separate classes and TE/AE will receive times for each car and based on various factors will determine if the cars will be in stock or modified classes. the ladies are also invited to compete in the event.

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