• Get Together (GTG)
    Piney Point (Central), Friendswood (SE),
    Galveston (E).
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    Piney Point (Central), Friendswood (SE),
    Galveston (E).
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    d (SE),
    Galveston (E).
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    d (SE),
    Galveston (E).
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    Galveston (E).
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    Galveston (E).
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    Galveston (E).
  • Get Together (GTG)
    Piney Point (Central), Friendswood (SE),
    Galveston (E).
  • Get Together (GTG)
    Piney Point (Central), Friendswood (SE),
    Galveston (E).
  • Get Together (GTG)
    Piney Point (Central), Friendswood (SE),
    Galveston (E).
  • Get Together (GTG)
    Piney Point (Central), Friendswood (SE),
    Galveston (E).
  • Get Together (GTG)
    Piney Point (Central), Friendswood (SE),
    Galveston (E).
  • Get Together (GTG)
    Piney Point (Central), Friendswood (SE),
    Galveston (E).
  • Get Together (GTG)
    Piney Point (Central), Friendswood (SE),
    Galveston (E).
  • Get Together (GTG)
    Piney Point (Central), Friendswood (SE),
    Galveston (E).
  • Get Together (GTG)
    Piney Point (Central), Friendswood (SE),
    Galveston (E).
  • Get Together (GTG)
    Piney Point (Central), Friendswood (SE),
    Galveston (E).
  • Get Together (GTG)
    Piney Point (Central), Friendswood (SE),
    Galveston (E).
  • Get Together (GTG)
    Piney Point (Central), Friendswood (SE),
    Galveston (E).
  • Get Together (GTG)
    Piney Point (Central), Friendswood (SE),
    Galveston (E).
  • Get Together (GTG)
    Piney Point (Central), Friendswood (SE),
    Galveston (E).
  • Get Together (GTG)
    Piney Point (Central), Friendswood (SE),
    Galveston (E).
  • Get Together (GTG)
    Piney Point (Central), Friendswood (SE),
    Galveston (E).

AUTOCROSS

Watch this video to learn more about autocross



Autocross (AX) is an entry level competitive driving event around a course defined by traffic cones. Each lap is individually timed for each driver. There is no "wheel-to-wheel" competition, and speeds seldom exceed 60 mph; speeds through the turns will be between 25 and 40 mph. A typical course is about 45 seconds for one lap.

AX gives you the opportunity to develop your own skill set, as well as learn the limits of your vehicle in a safe and controlled environment. The emphasis is on car control and driver inputs. Combined with a Car Control Driving School, your confidence and ability will improve markedly.

Beginners are always welcome, and there are no pre-requisites other than arriving with a vehicle in safe working condition. The PCA AX rules allow for any licensed driver age 16 or older to participate in AX. Helmets meeting the same Snell rating as is required for PCA Driver Education events are required for LSR events. Also, each car will undergo a technical inspection at the course. Before each event begins, there is a guided Course Walk that takes you step by step through the driving line and explains how to navigate through the cones. This is especially helpful for first-timers and those that want a second perspective.

There are many couples or parent/child combos that take turns driving the family car on the course. It's a great way to create a little friendly competition. Additionally, there are many women solo drivers that are more than happy to give pointers to new comers of the female persuasion, so don't let that fact put you off participating - besides, you know you are the better driver!

You owe it to yourself to try Autocross. It is a great entry level, competitive event that requires little car prep, time or money. You could walk away with one of these great trophies. We hope to see you soon. For more information, please contact Ryan Lansford.


Dates

2017 Dates and results

Feb 25, 2017

A&M Runway

Raw

Pax

Final

Summary

Apr 1, 2017

Texas World Speedway

TBD

TBD

Summary

April 23, 2017

Houston Police Academy

TBD

TBD

Summary

Sep 24, 2017

Houston Police Academy

TBD

TBD

Summary

Nov 4, 2017

Grandsport

TBD

TBD

Summary



Here are some videos from the Autocross held at the Houston Police Academy.

 

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Course Maps

Course maps change each time. if the maps are release ahead of the next scheduled event they will be posted here. The Map for December 19, 2015 has been release. Map

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Venues and Locations

Generally, Autocross is held at the Houston Police Academy.Click here for directions. Other locations are Grand Sport Speedway, click here for directions.


Daily Schedule

The following is the general daily schedule for each facility.

LSR Autocross Schedule

  • Facility Opens - 7:30 am
  • Registration - 8 to 9:00 am
  • Safety Tech - 8 to 9:15 am
  • Driver Meeting - 9:30 am (required)
  • First Car Out - 9:45 am
  • Breakdown/Cleanup - 3:00 pm

There will be 6-8 competition runs and the event will usually conclude by 3:00pm.

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Preparation and Registration

NOTE: THIS SECTION IS UNDER REVIEW AND IS EXPECTED TO BE REVISED. UPDATED INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED PRIOR TO THE SEPTEMBER 29TH AUTOCROSS.

The current classes for LSR PCA AX are listed here.

  • Stock* 911 air cooled
  • Instructors
  • Stock* 911 AWD and Turbo
  • Ladies Class
  • Stock* 911 water cooled
  • Other cars on race tires ex-Hoosiers-X4
  • Stock* Boxsters & Cayman
  • Cars on slicks and Hoosiers X4
  • AWD other cars-X1
  • Porsches on sub 140 TW tires-PR
  • Front engine Porsches**
  • RWD other cars - X2
  • FWD adn sub 100 other cars X3
  • Special Porsches & R versions-PS

** Stock means that the vehicle is in its base configuration for street use with street tires.
** GT/variants/non street

Determine your PCA AX Class for National PCA events.  For BMW Club select PCA.  For SCCA, you will have to consult the SCCA Class Rules.

Register for an LSR AX event by prepaying through the online registration system. There is typically a limit of 60-70 drivers. We do except walk up registration the cost of our events range from $70 to $85 for PCA members. We provide trophies for every class with three or more participants. The price includes not having to works corners or having any work assignment. We provide lunch at the event.

Register for an SCCA or BMW AX event.  We reciprocate membership pricing for BMW events.  Select the appropriate host from the drop-down menu.

Note: For PCA events, all drivers in PCA sanctioned Autocross events must wear helmets meeting the same Snell standard as is required for Drivers Education events. The SCCA or BMW standards may be different. Check the rules on their websites.

Also for PCA events, all cars must have a Technical Inspection.

Any Questions? Contact Ryan Lansford, the Autocross Chairman.

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Resources

The following books are recommended for all levels of Autocross participants.

Click here to access the book on amazon.com.
Click here to access the book on amazon.com.
Click here to access the book on amazon.com.

SECRETS OF SOLO RACING
Expert Techniques for Autocross & Time Trials
Henry A. Watts

An excellent book for people wishing to improve their general driving techniques and their competitive driving skills.  Also a complete introduction to solo racing.

WINNING AUTOCROSS TECHNIQUES
Ross Bentley

Bentley addresses all aspects of autocross from safety equipment to basic car setup. His book teaches you how to choose the correct race line for your car and driving style and add to your skills by applying techniques such as heel-toe downshifting and visualization.

HOW TO AUTOCROSS
Andrew Howe

How to Autocross covers everything you need to know to get behind the wheel and start autocrossing. It covers basic modifications such as tire pressures, alignment, and dampers, to more advanced modifications that go beyond the stock classes. Because autocross is a test of driver skill, there is a heavy emphasis on driving and car control, with coverage on accelerating, braking, weight transfer, shifting, corners, slaloms, and finding that perfect line. Information is also included on car classes, driver schools, data logging, how events are typically run, and how to find events in your area.

At a recent Houston event.

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