Susquehanna Region is the #1 automotive event club in south central PA. We are a group of car and racing enthusiasts, who have a passion for actually taking their cars on the road and racetrack. Our primary club activity is AUTOCROSS, where members can drive their cars at 10/10ths in a safe environment. Members also road race, rally, kart, build cars, and more.
We extend an invitation to YOU to bring your car to an autocross and drive it like it was made to be driven. Check the Autocross page links for details on what it is, and how to get started.
Autocross: January 18th, Awards Banquet
RallyCross: November 17th at Farm Show
|»Register for AutoX/RallyX: MyAutoEvents.com
Includes times, place, starting time. Opens 1 month prior to event date.
Directions to AX venues can be found on the "Directions" page. We require all drivers to work or volunteer to help at an AX event. [more]
»Online Calendars. SUSQ Region has several Google hosted calendars you can subscribe to in your calendar apps. Right Click to copy address and paste into your calendar app:
»RallyCross Returns! November 17th
Harrisburg, at 1300 Elmerton Avenue, a short distance from the Farm Show lots. Get more info here [pdf].
»Mini-Convention in Pittsburgh If you would like to attend the NEDIV convention in Pittsburgh, Nov 8-10, please download this information packet.
»October 26-27 AX Important Notice:
The AX committee has decide to implement a few changes to make sure everything runs smoothly. At Hershey in Spring/Fall we must be finished and off the lot by a prescribed time, and must keep our entries manageable and keep the event moving on time.
We are going to limit the number of entries to 155 -total-. That means 155 pre-reg, or if less than 155 pre-reg online, then we will only take walk ups until we reach 155 entrants total. When we reach 155 we will not accept any more entries, no matter how far you've come from or how early you woke up. You are greatly encouraged to register online in order to secure your position for the weekend.
In order to keep the event started on time, we will have a person watching over the morning setup, tech, walks, and driver meeting start time. They will give time updates and announce things such as closing of tech, no more walks can be started, etc on the PA system. We need to get the first car off promptly at 10am, and not 10:10 or 10:15, etc. Read the timetable on MAE and make sure you keep to it so we can all get 4 runs and have a fun and smooth autocross.
»Nov 17th RallyCross:
RallyCross is coming back for another event this year!!
Harrisburg, at 1300 Elmerton Avenue, a short distance from the Farm Show lots
Thanks to Henry and his diligence in looking for good grassy lots to drive on, we have this to use.
»On TV: SUSQ Region makes local news on CBS 21!
»2013 AX class groups
Initial groups for 2 heats, which will be increased to 3 or 4 depending on number of drivers in attendance. Group 1 will drive first at odd number events, Group 2 first at even number events.
SS, AS, BS, CS, All SP, All P, SM, SMF, SSM
DS, ES, FS, GS, HS, All ST, All M
»2013 Autocross Schedule
April 6 Hersheypark
April 7 Hersheypark
June 2 Farm Show
June 30 Giant Center
July 7 Farm Show 2x
July 21 Giant Center
August 18 Farm Show 2x
September 15 Farm Show 2x
October 26 Hersheypark
October 27 Hersheypark
Carlisle Import Show AX
»Teen Driving School Instructors Requested
At the last Region meeting, the initiator of the BRAKES program for Manheim came and spoke to us. Nick Young decided that after too many teens in Manheim had lost their lives to auto accidents, he had to do something about it. He contacted the BRAKES program, based in South Carolina, and also worked with the local community to get businesses and donations to fund the program.
BRAKES is a non-profit group and it takes money to fly in and house instructors from their South Carolina headquarters area. And as a non-profit program, that is increasingly difficult. Nick is asking for SCCA members to be involved with the program, to cut down the number of out-of-state instructors needed. In 2012 there were a number of instructors from Lancaster County Corvette Club and the Susquehanna SCCA Region. We had myself (Chris) as well as Mike Snyder, Mike Louie, Scott Brenneman, Jim Roberts, and at least 6 other guys who I can't recall off the top of my head, instructing along side the SC BRAKES instructors.
Instructing for BRAKES is relatively easy, and is a great way to give back to the community with the skills many of us have developed in autocrossing or road racing. We are looking for drivers who have a number of years experience driving/racing, who can instruct and describe driving techniques to teen-agers, who can watch the teens driving style and give useful corrections, or even tell anecdotes to make a point about how a certain technique worked for you in a sticky situation. It's not nearly as hard as teaching advance racing technique, but on the flip side, most teens have only a few months or 2 years driving experience, so few of them will understand the term "understeer" without some additional description.
I am asking all of you to please consider lending a weekend or two a year to help instruct at the BRAKES program. It's a great service to help young drivers get experience that might take them years to gain on the street, and it's making them and us safer. Our autocrossing and racing are loads of fun for ourselves, but I feel giving practical, real world driving skills to teens is a way to put our skills to truly beneficial use for our entire community.
Please contact Nick Young at 717-278-4020 or email@example.com, or myself if you'd like to volunteer or talk about what it's like.
P.S. The next BRAKES weekend is September 28-29.
»2013 Pax ratings posted here
»Check out a new resource based on the book, Go Ahead, Take The Wheel at the website by the same name. If you're new, there is a great deal of long-form text describing a lot of aspects of motor racing, including Autocross and Road Racing.
If you have a friend interested in Autocross, send them to us and GATTW as well!
»Notice for all AX participants: National SCCA requires all participants to be either National SCCA members, or purchase a "Weekend Membership" at the event (or online when registering). The SUSQ Region has little control over this. We must charge an additional fee if you are not an SCCA member. You must SHOW your SCCA card at the registration table/check in, or purchase the Weekend Membership. You may fill out the form at registration, OR download the form HERE [PDF format] and make 3 copies of it and bring it to registration with you.