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Solo (AutoCross)

Complete Rules & Regulations

Updated July 2013: View Here

“Solo II is a precision sport, much like, say, archery, riflery or golf. You must be precise and consistent, all the while driving so fast you can barely concentrate.” — Mark Sirota

Solo events (also known as autocrosses) are an all forward motion driving skill contest. Each driver is individually timed to the thousandth of a second, over a short, miniature road course clearly defined using traffic cones. Cars compete one at a time, hence the name “Solo”, in a class with similar cars. An event can be held on any flat paved surface, usually a parking lot, or airport apron or runway.

Solo emphasizes driver skill and vehicle handling rather than just speed. The corners are tight, and there are lots of them, so the driving is exciting and challenging. Solo speeds do not exceed those normally encountered in highway driving.

The skills you learn and practice here; smooth transitions, enhanced braking, and skid correction, will have an immediate impact on improving the safety and skill of your street driving. Solo is an excellent way to teach car control to young drivers in a safe environment.

Solo is also a very social sport, filled with some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. The camaraderie of the drivers is a special part of autocrossing that is profoundly satisfying.
— Solo II Novice Handbook

Online Registration for MoHud autocross events will be on MotorsportReg.com beginning sometime this season. It won’t be mandatory and morning-of registrants are welcomed. You will still need to check in at the timing tent and have your car teched.

Latest Autocross News

  • MoHud Announces 2013 Season Awards at Year-end Banquet Wednesday, December 18, 2013On Saturday evening, December 7th, the Mohawk-Hudson Region held it’s annual season-ending banquet at the Troy Elks Club.  We had a good crowd of members and their guests come out for an evening of camaraderie, bench racing, laughs, and to recognize several members for their accomplishments and contributions both on and off the track this ...
  • Solo Event 4 Wrap-up – Fortitech, Sunday August 12th, 2012 Wednesday, August 15, 2012Good weather and a great Solo course were the highlights of the day, along with a smorgasboard of vehicles of all shapes, sizes, and eras as MoHud’s Solo season rolls into the 2nd half.  Bert Huiest’s course proved its strength by resulting in virtually no off-course calls, minimal cone calls, and a lot of grins ...
  • Solo Events 2 & 3 Results Thursday, June 7, 2012Event 2 (which spawned Event 3 – read on) was an interesting one, to say the least. We enjoyed some mild weather, but a quick rain shower caused some issues with traction on sealed pavement at the finish, necessitating a quick course change and a change in the event from one event of 6 runs, ...
  • Solo Event 1 Results Monday, May 7, 2012We enjoyed good weather and a pretty good turn out for MoHud’s first Solo event of the 2012 season.  We had 52 entrants put in 6 runs at the OGS McCarty Ave lot.  Congrats to Will Schambach for turning in FTD in an E Mod Caterham 7.  Tentative results have been posted: Event 1 PAX results Event ...
  • Autocross Season Beginning Saturday, May 5, 2012The first events of the 2012 season approach: this Saturday, May 5, our first test-and-tune at McCarty Ave. in Albany, and the following day, Sunday, May 6, our first points event at the same location. Shake out the cobwebs Saturday or be prepared to be humiliated Sunday! More Solo info. 2012 schedule of events. Don’t remember the schedule? ...
  • Solo 2011 Year-End Trophies Wednesday, December 21, 2011Download final results for the full 2011 Solo season, and season-end standings and trophies. Or view final results online via Google Docs Jeff K models his raffle winnings — a Shinsen Version hat and emasculating Miata tie. He also picked up the Driver of the Year award in Solo. The 2011 season awards banquet was held Dec. ...
  • Solo results updated through Event #5 Thursday, August 11, 2011A quick note to say that the solo season is in full swing, and the website has been updated to reflect results through Event #5 this past Sunday at the OGS lot on McCarty Ave. Season and event results, the latest PAX results, and the remaining schedule is all available on the solo schedule page. ...
  • Autocross results current, next events @ Fortitech Saturday, July 2, 2011The results page have been kept updated to reflect the results from events #1 – #3. Next weekend we return to our Fortitech site at the Schenectady County Airport for two days, July 9 and 10. Saturday, the 9th, will be run as an open test-and-tune event, meaning tons and tons of fun fun runs, but ...
  • Autocross #1 results Tuesday, May 3, 2011Results from this past Sunday’s autocross have been posted and are available here. If you find a discrepancy, contact Eric, solo timing and scoring chief. Saturday’s school / test and tune also went well, and participants assuredly got plenty of time to shake off those winter cobwebs. Both events were held at the McCarty Ave. parking ...
  • Preliminary 2011 Autocross schedule Friday, March 11, 2011Here is a first peek at the 2011 MoHud autocross schedule. All dates are tentative and locations are TBD. April 30-May 1 — test and tune Saturday, Event #1 Sunday May 7 — test and tune w/Jim Garry May 15 — Event #2 June 26 — Event #3 July 9-10 — test and tune Saturday, Event #4 Sunday July 31 — ...

MoHud Solo

MoHud’s Solo program typically consists of seven to eight points events and a number of additional test and tunes each year. Our seasons run from late-April through mid-October. Points events are always held on Sundays, rain or shine, at several large parking lots throughout the Capital Region. This page will help you get up to speed and cone-hunting with us in no time, including general registration and timeline information, what you’ll need to attend an event, schedules, and the latest news.

For more information or any questions you may have, see below contact information for either of MoHud’s solo program co-chairs. Or try the Solo section of the forums.

Autocross Links

Registration Information

Typical Event Schedule

7:45 am — Registration and Tech open
8:30 am — Course open for walking
9:15 am — Registration closed ($10 late fee for late registration until tech closes)
9:30 am — Tech closed
10:00 am — Drivers Meeting
10:30 am — First Car Off

Events are typically run with drivers split into two heats or run groups, based on class. One group will run first, while the other group works, and then they switch. Normally you can expect three timed runs in the morning and three in the afternoon — more if we can squeeze them in, so get to your worker assignments. There is no real scheduled break for lunch so brown bag it.

3 – 4:00 pm onwards — end of event

Feel free to stick around for $2 “Fun Runs” and the informal trophy presentation after the cones are packed up at the end of the day

To qualify for the year-end championship, you must be a member by the end of the season and have competed in at least three events. Sound rules will be in effect at events. We ask that you please keep the cars as quiet as possible. The speed limit when not on course is a walking speed. Do not speed when arriving at and leaving the event.

To reserve a number for the season, mail your request to Russ Burckhard, Solo Chair, contact info below. Please include the following: first and last name, address, phone number, car make, model, and autocross class, and your SCCA member number and expiration date, if applicable. Number reservation is open to all. Please choose one number AND two alternates. SCCA members who ran with a particular class and number in the previous year are given priority.

Fees

SCCA Members — $30 entry fee each day
Non-Members — $30 entry fee each day plus $15 weekend membership

Solo Contacts

Russell Burckhard
19 Carpenter Drive
Schenectady, NY
12309
518-452-8085
russtduck@nycap.rr.com
Bruce Kosakoski
59 Hoffay Road
Averill Park, NY
12018
518-674-8816 (home)
bkbbmw@gmail.com