The objective of the autocross event is to evaluate the vehicle’s maneuverability and handling qualities on a tight course without the hindrance of competing vehicles. The autocross course will combine the performance features of acceleration, braking, and cornering into one event.
The vehicle will be staged such that the front wheels are 6 m (19.7 feet) behind the starting line. The timer starts only after the vehicle crosses the start line. There will be no particular order of the vehicles to run each heat. The organizer will determine the allowable windows for each heat and retains the right to adjust for weather or technical delays. Vehicles that have not run by the end of the heat will be disqualified for that heat. Timing may be done using either electronic systems or stop watches.
- Cones Down or out – Two (2) seconds per cone, including any after the finish line.
- Out of Course – Driver must re-enter the track at or prior to the missed gate or a twenty (20) second penalty will be assessed.
- Missed Slalom- Missing one or more gates of a given slalom will be counted as one “off-course” per occurrence. Each occurrence will incur a twenty (20) second penalty.
Note- The track layout will be flexible.