“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
- 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. ...
MoHud SoloMoHud’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.
- Schedule & Results — find out how badly you got beat, and when the next one will be
Online Registration is on MotorsportReg.com
- Driver’s Handbook — get up to speed with what you’ll need and what to expect during an event; also includes driving tips
- Supplemental rules — …and regulations
- Minor waiver — All minors at every event must have a waiver signed by parents
- Directions — to our three current autocross sites
- 2012 Solo rulebook — free download in PDF form at SCCA.com, along with quick reference sheets
- SCCA.com Solo section — news, events, and links from the national offices
- Solo II Novice Handbook — The Kate Hughes, Glen Region SCCA edition available at Tire Rack
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 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 co-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.
SCCA Members — $25 entry fee each day
Non-Members — $25 entry fee each day plus $15 weekend membership
19 Carpenter Drive
59 Hoffay Road
Averill Park, NY