"I would if I had enough money", is your response to that dream. Well, it's time to come out of dreamland, and into the world of Solosport. Solosport is a highly accessible and affordable alternative to road racing, and as a result, it is one of the fastest growing forms of motor sport in North America.
There are three types of Solosport events sanctioned by CACC but Autoslalom (also known as Solo II or Autocross) is the most basic but largest segment of Solosport events. In fact, autoslalom is second only to drag racing in amateur 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.
Autoslalom is an excellent way to develop and hone car control skills. Car control is the important factor, not the most powerful or most expensive vehicle. New competitors are eligible for a Novice Autoslalom Licence and must compete in more than 3 events prior to the current competition year before being upgraded to a Senior Autoslalom Licence.
Several clubs offer driving courses for both new and experienced drivers. Check the Affiliates page for a list of clubs and their web sites.
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.