already typed about this a little in jags thread about his new, and very cool game (mp3 tag)...rock on Jesse...Anyway, back to the point, I was thinking about autocross, as I often do, and decided it would be extremely awesome to have a trail of mp3s cruise into the next autocross event in the DFW area
the next autocross is on June 2 @ Texas Motor Speedway...this should be alot of fun cost is $25 for non-members, not sure how much it cost to become a member, but that might be something to check into. Loaner helmets are provided if you don't have the correct type, which I suspect is the case for most of us. Give me some feedback and let me know if this would be something you would want to do, and if enough people show interest we could all meet up before registration, sometime early sat. morn five or six, and go eat breakfast and have a full day of autocrossing.
Here's some info from http://autocross.com/texasregion/
Registration & Tech 7:30AM-9:00AM
Drivers Meeting 9:30AM
First Runs Start 10:00AM
Trophies at conclusion of runs 4:30 PM
Member entry fee $15.00
Non-Member entry fee $25.00
The TMS site is a large parking lot that has a smooth asphalt surface. Courses lap times on this site average between 50 and 90 seconds. Most events have 4 runs per driver. The Texas Region uses all the National approved classes and the supplemental classes also. Quite working mufflers are required.
All cars are required to pass a technical inspection, (tech). The inspectors will be making sure that loose items inside the car are removed. That items in the truck are secured. The battery must be securely mounted. Tire condition with no cord showing or wheel bearings with excessive play. All lug nuts attached and wheel hub caps removed. Brake fluid level and operation. Seat belts are required.
Helmets are required. Snell type M or SA, '95 or later only. There are a few loaner helmets available. They are required by driver and passengers along with the use of seat belts. Passengers are allowed but there are conditions. See what the conditions are for that event at the drivers meeting.
All competitors are required to work some time during the event. This is not a hard job or one that takes special training. Basically some time during the event you will be required to help. For most people that means picking up cones that another car might have displaced. There are other worker positions for people that have running limitations. There are several people at an event so you share the task with others.
All cars are required to have visible class designations and numbers. The use of shoe polish on the glass is prohibited. The markings should be in contrasting color to the vehicle. We do not recommend the use of duct tape. The best tape for temporary use is painters masking tape. (blue color) You can purchase magnetic backed vinyl material from a sign store such as Protape Signs.
There is food, shelter, gas, air and stores within 1 mile of site.
There is not a designated time for a lunch break. The event runs all day so you have to work in the time for meals.
If you are a minor, below age 18, you are required to read and sign the minor insurance waver. All visitors and competitors are required to read and sign the event insurance waver.
For more details on what to bring to an event, classes and what to expect at an autocross see the links to the right under Getting Started.