What Are All These Acronyms?

SCCA: Sports Car Club of America

The Sports Car Club of America is an American automobile club and sanctioning body supporting road racing, rallying, and autocross in the United States. Formed in 1944, it runs many programs for both amateur and professional racers.

SVR SCCA: Saginaw Valley Region Sports Car Club of America

The Saginaw Valley Region Sports Car Club of America is one of many local autocross organizations that host autocross events across the state. Some of their past/regular venues include Kinross Airport, Wurtsmith Alert Pad, and Nexteer.

The AutoXTimes team are members of the SVRSCCA. You can find more information on the organization and how to become a member here.

DR SCCA: Detroit Region Sports Car Club of America

The Detroit Region Sports Car Club of America is another local autocross organizations that host autocross events across the state. Although the AutoXTimes team are not members of the DRSCCA, we have been to and enjoyed many of their events. Some of their past/regular venues include the Michigan International Speedway andĀ  Wurtsmith Alert Pad.

What is Solo?

Solo is one of the many types of autocross competitionĀ  presented by the SCCA. Specifically, solo is the SCCA brand name for driving skill contests that emphasize the driver's ability and the car's handling characteristics. This is accomplished by driving a course that is designated by traffic cones on a low hazard location, such as a parking lot or inactive airstrip.

The AutoXTimes team participates in exclusively solo events.

What is a Novice Walk?

One of the best parts of autocross is that the course is never the same twice. Because of this, drivers are encouraged to get to the race site early enough to have time to walk to course once or twice before the event begins. Drivers who are competing for the first time are required to walk the course with an experienced autocross participant, which is referred to as a novice walk. This is generally lead by a member of the sponsoring autocross organization who will point out features of the course that new drivers should be especially attentive to and offer advice and/or best practices.