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Do I need a driver’s license?

Yes, you will need a license. The only exceptions are young drivers with a driver’s permit, which we will allow so long as a parent rides along as a passenger and both parents sign an SCCA Minor waiver.…


What is autocross?

Autocross events are driving skill contests that emphasize your driving ability and your car’s handling. This is accomplished by driving a course that is designated by traffic cones on a low hazard location, such as a parking lot or inactive …


Are there other names for autocross?

Solo II: the term the SCCA uses to refer to SCCA-sanctioned autocross events

Gymkhana: a term used in the US during the 1960s; Now the term usually refers to gimmick events wherein drivers have to do odd things

Auto slalom:


Who autocrosses?

Most autocrossers are driving/racing enthusiasts who enjoy motorsports competition. In fact, a large portion of participants don’t even own what you would consider a race car, and that holds true in the Susquehanna Region SCCA. Many people race the same …


Why autocross?

Well, why not? Really, autocross is a very inexpensive, relatively safe way to experience racing. It helps you hone your driving skills and limitations, and discover your car’s capabilities. Because it provides a safe environment to drive at 10/10ths, it …


What kind of car do I have to have to be able to autocross?

Just about any car in good mechanical condition is eligible for our autocross events. Anything from Corvettes to Toyotas to Subarus are allowed to run in Solo. As long as your car passes our tech (safety) inspection before the event …


Can I just come to an event and watch? Is there a fee to watch?

Yes, you are welcome and encouraged to come out just to watch an event and chat with the competitors. You’ll need to sign a waiver sheet for insurance purposes, but there is no fee to come out and be a …


What class is my car in?

SCCA® Solo® has many categories divided into classes for vehicles. Those categories include:

  • Street – This category provides the lowest barrier of entry and appeal to the largest segment of potential and existing members. Preparation allowances are limited to those

Do I need special competition tires?

No! All that is required for tires is that they be in good condition, with no cord or belts showing or cracks in the sidewall. Tires must have a measurable tread depth.…


What do I need to bring with me to an event?

To run you need a valid driver’s license and an appropriate helmet. However, the Susquehanna Region does have a few loaner helmets at events so you don’t have to go out and buy a new helmet before you’ve tried autocross …

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