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Autocross is the most accessible form of motorsports for the sports car enthusiast. With many clubs sanctioning events, it is possible to attend an event nearly every weekend in many areas. The low-risk format allows drivers to participate without needing to extensively modify their car for safety. Autocross events are held all across the United States and Canada. These events allow the average person to participate with their typical street cars. Because of the nature of the sport, drivers of many different skill levels and goals participate together. Casual drivers out for a good time and serious competitors with loads of talent can run in the same event and all have fun.

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.

If you would like to start racing on a budget, and want to have a blast on weekends showing off your car and your driving skills, How to Autocross is a great guide to get you started!

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The photos in this edition are black and white.

Autocross is the most accessible form of motorsports for the sports car enthusiast. With many clubs sanctioning events, it is possible to attend an event nearly every weekend in many areas. The low-risk format allows drivers to participate without needing to extensively modify their car for safety. Autocross events are held all across the United States and Canada. These events allow the average person to participate with their typical street cars. Because of the nature of the sport, drivers of many different skill levels and goals participate together. Casual drivers out for a good time and serious competitors with loads of talent can run in the same event and all have fun.

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.

If you would like to start racing on a budget, and want to have a blast on weekends showing off your car and your driving skills, How to Autocross is a great guide to get you started!

Pages : 144
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 355 B/W Photos
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781613250235
Product Code : SA158P

Acknowledgments

Preface 

Author Bio 

Introduction 

 

Chapter 1 The Basics 

Overview of an Event 

Basic Autocross Gear 

Classes: How to Decide Which is for You

 

Chapter 2 Car Control 

Seating Position: Hands and Feet 

Steering Inputs: Using Your Hands 

Looking Ahead 

The Friction Circle 

Weight Transfer 

Braking

Cornering 

Accelerating

Feeling the Car 

Recovery 

 

Chapter 3 Driving: The Line and Other Strategies

Corners 

Slaloms

The Slow Corner 

Making Straights 

Linking Elements

The Important Corner 

Key Cones 

Driving the “Swept Line”

Walking the Course

Autocross Strategy

Bumps and Other Surface Changes 

Risk Versus Reward

 

Chapter 4 Car Setup Basics 

Using the Tires Effectively 

Alignment 

Adjusting Roll Resistance 

 

Chapter 5 Advanced Car Control 

Blending Techniques 

Shifting 

Left-Foot Braking 

Launching 

The Advantages of Being Early 

 

Chapter 6 Stock Category: Car Preparation and Tuning 

What’s Allowed 

Evaluating the “Stock” Automobile 

Tires and Wheels 

Wheels 

The Front Sway Bar 

Dampers: Black Magic! 

Exhaust and Other “Expendable” Items

Alignment 

 

Chapter 7 Beyond Stock: Suspension and Light Chassis Modifications

Suspension Bits 

Wheels and Tires 

Lightweight Batteries and Battery Relocation

Race Seats 

Update/Backdate 

Out-of-Production Cars 

 

Chapter 8 Beyond Stock: Powertrain, Ballast and Aerodynamics 

Engine 

Differential

Ballast 

Aerodynamics

 

Chapter 9 Getting Help

Driving Schools 

Autocross Schools

Having a Co-Driver 

Free Advice 

How to Get More Seat Time

Data Logging

 

Chapter 10 Good Things to Know

Traveling to “Other” Clubs 

The PAX/RTP Index 

SCCA Divisional and National Tour Events 

SCCA ProSolo National Series

SCCA Solo National Championships

North of the Border

How to Autocross

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