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Autocross Information

The mission and purpose of the Kansas City Porsche Club of America Autocross Program is to provide a structured environment in which to promote the education and improvement of driving skills in a safe and controlled environment. The Autocross Program is designed to teach each participant advanced car control technique, so that the participants can improve their driving abilities, better understand the handling and dynamics of their vehicle in a real world environment, and become better, safer drivers. Join us at the Metropolitan Community College, Blue River Precision Driving Academy..

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

An autocross is a skill driving event in which one car at a time negotiates a prescribed course, using traffic cones to define a variety of turns. The sites are usually laid out on huge, open parking lots, or on sections of airport runways. The course is set up so that you are operating in lower gears, with a top speed of no more than 45 mph or so, depending on the car. The average time of a run on the course is approximately one minute, plus a penalty of two seconds for each rubber cone (pylon) hit.

YES!! Absolutely Yes!!! This school will be for members who have NEVER been to or driven in an autocross. Novice drivers are welcome too.

You will develop a sense of timing, judgment, and ability to interpret your vehicle’s handling characteristics – at safe speeds and in a safe place. Your experiences at an autocross will enhance your driving ability on the street.

Yes. Each student will be assigned a teacher to help train you throughout the course.

No. Porsche automobiles are some of the worlds best autocrossing cars. Every model of Porsche ever built has been raced sometime on the world’s finest tracks. Autocrossing is a low speed event.

No. Just bring your Porsche. You do not need special tires, racing seatbelts, racing gloves or special shoes. If you have a helmet please bring it. If you do not own a helmet, the club has a limited supply. Otherwise, just bring yourself and your car.

Yes. Autocrosses are a low speed style of racing. You do not race other cars. You simply race against a timer.

You or your family member must be over 16 and have a valid driver’s license. Members under 18 must have a Parental Consent Form signed by BOTH parents.  Women are encouraged to participate.

You betcha.

You will have the most fun of any racing event, because you are the driver!

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