The CACC’s Autoslalom discipline (also known as Solosport, Autocross (Auto-x)) is a timed competitive motorsport in which drivers navigate one at a time through a defined course on a sealed or an unsealed surface. Autoslalom emphasizes safe competition and differs from circuit racing in that there typically is only one car on the track, driving against the clock rather than other cars. As an entry-level motorsport, it provides a stepping stone for drivers looking to move into other more competitive forms of racing such as time attack or road racing.
There are three types of Autoslalom events sanctioned by CACC. Autoslalom (also known as Solo II or Autocross) is the most basic and largest segment of all Solosport events and is second only to drag racing in amateur motorsport participation. Events are held on large paved areas (parking lots or airport runways). The course is formed by setting up pylons (traffic cones) to form a miniature racing circuit. Competitors take turns negotiating the course as quickly and smoothly as possible without knocking down pylons. There is no wheel-to-wheel racing or passing since cars are released on the track one at a time and maintain a safe distance from each other.
The CACC affiliate clubs host a Regional Championship Series made up of 3 or more events culminating in a two-day BC Championship event. The Canadian Autoslalom Championship (CAC) is held in a different Canadian region each year. The best drivers in the country travel to the CAC event to vie for the title of national champion. Competitors from BC also travel to the US to compete in SCCA Regional Events, the SCCA ProSolo series, and the SCCA National Championships in Topeka, Kansas.
Autoslalom is an excellent way to develop and hone car control skills and make you a better, more confident driver. Several CACC-affiliated clubs offer driving courses for both new and experienced drivers. Check our Affiliates page for a list of clubs and their web sites.
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