Autoslalom

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The 2015 will again be a joint championship combining CSCC and SASC.  As the Westerner events are only tentative at this point I know that people are looking to start planning their summer.  (booking discussion is ongoing) 

For the 2015 Championship we will be scoring the best 7 out of 9 events

April 25th Saturday Fort Macleod (Practice)
April 26th Sunday Fort Macleod – Event #1

May 16th Saturday Westerner (Practice)
May 17th Sunday Westerner – Event #2

May 30th Saturday Fort Macleod SoloPro Driving Schools
May 31st Sunday Fort Macleod SoloPro Driving Schools

June 20th Saturday Fort Macleod (Practice)
June 21st Sunday Fort Macleod – Event #3

July 5th Sunday Westerner – Event #4

July 25th Saturday Fort Macleod (Practice)
July 26th Sunday Fort Macleod – Event #5

August 16th Sunday Westerner – Event #6

August 21st Friday Fort Macleod Canadian National Championships Test and Tune
August 22nd Saturday Fort Macleod Canadian National Championships Competition Day 1
August 23rd Sunday Fort Macleod Canadian National Championships Competition Day 2

September 19th Saturday Fort Macleod (Practice)
September 20th Sunday Fort Macleod – Event #7

September 26th Saturday Westerner (Practice) – Lot must be clear by 3:30, maybe a late season gathering after?
September 27th Sunday Westerner – Event #8

October 3rd Saturday Fort Macleod (Practice)
October 4th Sunday Fort Macleod – Event #9

Venues:
Westerner Park: http://goo.gl/maps/WWAK
Fort Macleod Airport: http://g.co/maps/d8x7r

Rules
http://www.asncanada.com/2014-ASN-Solosport/ASN_Autoslalom_Regulations_2014_dh.pdf
Classing breakdown http://www.asncanada.com/2014-ASN-Solosport/2014_ASN%20Autoslalom-Regulations-Appendix-A.pdf
Self Tech form (please print off your own copy for each event, limited number will be available at events) http://www.asncanada.com/2013-SoloSport/ASN_SoloSport_Tech_Self_Insp_Form.pdf
Our championship will be based on the top 7 of 11 results.

 


 

Autoslalom is a terrific sport for any car enthusiast. Autoslalom, also known as Solo 2 or autocross, is a timed competition that pits car and driver against the clock on a mini-road course laid out with pylons, designed by club members.  It is a non-wheel-to-wheel event that sends cars out one at a time, and emphasizes driver skill and precise car control.  Courses vary from event to event, and emphasize both skill and safety.  A typical course may be 1 to 1.5km, feature 25-35 changes of direction, and take 45-55 adrenline-filled seconds to complete, with speeds varying from 30 to as high as 100kph.

Autoslalom is the ideal place for both novice drivers wanting to develop their skills and learn more about their car’s handling, as well as for experienced and competitive drivers who wish to push themselves and their cars to their limits.  Cars are grouped into classes based on specifications and level of modification – which can run from completely stock sedans and coupes to full race cars.

Minimal Equipment:
Equipment requirements are minimal: you need to bring yourself, and your car, in good mechanical condition and able to pass a basic technical inspection done at the event.  A helmet is required, conforming to at least Snell M2000 specification (most motorcycle helmets are fine). The club hasloaner helmets, or you can borrow one from a friend, so newcomers can try out the sport first, and purchase your own helmet once you’re hooked on the sport – which won’t take long!  Participants must wear seatbelts – your car’s standard factory belts are fine.

When and Where:
The Autoslalom season runs from late April or early May to late September, and the Calgary Sports Car Club currently holds events at Westerner Park. Check the CSCC website or webforum for scheduling information.

The Buddy System:
If you feel intimidated by all this, don’t be! The CSCC prides itself in making new competitors feel welcome. Let us know if you are new to the sport and we will pair you up with one of our long time members. They will assist you with tech inspection, entry, a course walk and coaching during the day.