April 27-28 2024 Autocross University & Grad School

Mark your calendars for this fun early Porsche driving season event. Both the autocross school and the autocross will be held at the Colorado Air and Space Port where there is plenty of room to setup a long course with a lot of interesting autocross features. Twists, Turns, and Slaloms all await you to improve and to challenge your driving skills.

If you are new to the club, new to your Porsche or other favorite four wheeled means of transport, want to improve your driving technique or simply want to enjoy your Porsche we encourage you to register for the Autocross School on Saturday April 27 and the full Autocross on Sunday April 28.

Are you familiar with Autocross? Autocross is a performance driving experience conducted in a safe environment at relatively low speeds. You will not hurt your car and more importantly you will not hurt yourself. However, participants have complained about strained smile muscles after spending a day with our experienced instructors. But don’t worry about that as we always have refreshing beverages right after the event to relax and tell stories about how fast we navigated the course regardless of what the stopwatch indicated What will happen is you will gain additional confidence in your driving ability, learn the limits of your car’s braking capabilities, practice correct seating, hand, feet and vision positions, as well as push and perhaps exceed the limits of your tire’s adhesion capabilities. The technical word is Gription.

Each autocross has a unique course design and undoubtedly provides you with a fun driving experience. Last but not least autocross is a social event and a great time to meet new club members and visit with friends.

Autocross School

Our excellent club instructors will work with you by providing plenty of driving time through three car control exercises. Learn about car balance through two slalom courses, throttle steering around two skid pads including a fun figure eight exercise (Not to worry this is not your local dirt track figure eight racing – only one car at a time during this exercise). And finally, the mini autocross course where you will learn the layout of an autocross course and practice looking ahead (eyes up) to smooth out the course and improve your times.

Parents, remember the School and the Autocross are both open to licensed 16 and 17 year-olds. Do you want to be the BEST PARENT EVER? Register your teenager for the school – we always have an instructor in the car and the skills they learn are directly applicable to the street. Plus, the BEST PARENT EVER designation comes with a three day guarantee. Parents of teenagers know what that means).

Autocross

We will return to the Colorado Air and Space Port facility where we continue to receive rave reviews from our autocrossers or is it autocross-o-philes? Neither one spell checks but you get the idea. Run times are around a minute and a quarter, which is a long time to hold your breath if you haven’t attended the school to learn how to breath! This event is a great chance to try out your new found skills from the school or to come out and compete against your friends.

Details

Registration is open now, and closes April 23 at 11:58 PM http://msreg.com/AutocrossU-AprilAX 

First time? Don’t forget about our HPDE and AX 101 Seminar on March 23rd! http://msreg.com/ax-de101 

This is an event that is also open to licensed 16 and 17 year-olds. RMR Junior Participation forms and instructions can be found under the forms tab of the club’s website. Please read them carefully.

The Autocross School is limited to 65 participants. Please register early to assure your spot.

Walk-ups will NOT be accepted for either day. Pre-registration for both events is required as it allows us to plan for ‘beer thirty’ as well as organize the event and obtain volunteers.

A Porsche is not required. Macans and Cayennes SUVs are permitted. No pickups. Convertibles are just fine and you can run them with the top down.

Restrooms are available onsite, however no concessions are available nor are any nearby. Please remember to bring your own lunch and non alcoholic drinks during the day. Refreshments will be served at the end of each day. Coffee and rolls each morning.

You will need a Snell rated 2015 or newer helmet  Motorcycle helmets with this designation are acceptable. The club will have several loaner helmets available.

Autocross School              $ 70
Autocross                          $ 60
Both Events                       $ 120                                       

If you can volunteer to assist the chair in setting up the course and other activities to make this a successful event please call Chris Sulley at 303-369-9052 or send an email to cjsulley@comcast.net.