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Event Title: External Event: 2023 NCC Autocross Novice School

Event Date: 03/23/2024 08:30 AM

Event Address: Summit Point Motorsports Park, Summit Point, WV

When: March 23, 2024

Where: Summit Point Raceway, West Virginia

Time: 8am to 4pm

Lunch: included

Things to bring: Your MINI, Helmet (loaners available on request), a fun attitude


Registration Opens 20 Feb, for addition information and to sign up please click the register link below


Register here


What is Autocross? Autocross is a safe, low-speed motorsport where competitors drive against the clock to turn in the best times as they navigate a driving course defined by orange parking cones in a large, open lot.


What can I expect?  Autocross school is the best way  to learn more about autocross and improve your driving performance through in-car instruction by some of the best instructors in the Washington DC area. Come join us for a fun and educational day filled with safe but adrenaline raising motorsport.


Class is in session: Sessions will include a variety of topics to help novice participants better understand what goes on in a day of autocross, and what they will likely be seeing and hearing around them as they participate in the motorsport. Instruction on how to prepare both the car and driver for autocross, tech inspect, work a course, and safety topics will get you up to speed with the day-of operations for participating in autocross. Then, drivers will learn how to make the most of their runs by examining techniques like walking the course to determine good run lines, throttle modulation (your gas pedal is not an on-off switch!), and when to brake. Discussions will also cover basic handling conditions such as 'oversteer' and 'understeer' you may have heard of, and how to correct them, and try to prevent these issues to give you your best runs.


Learn by doingIt's time to put all of your newfound knowledge to work. Get ready to buckle up and drive, as you will get run after run to put your training and skills to the test with a series of handling and stopping challenges as you gear up to run a full autocross course. With one of our excellent instructors at your side, you will continue to receive guidance to improve your performance and lower your lap times. As you learn how to pick your turn-in points, choose your braking zones and work the throttle wisely, you will notice a consistent improvement in how your car handles confidently and smartly through the sea of cones.

There is no better way to get started in autocross than with the NCC Autocross school. Whether you've done a few events in the past, or if you've never been out to a course before, you'll find the program educational and the skills you learn useful not just on the autocross course, but for all of the driving you do. Instructor are ready to answer any questions you will have and will ensure you get personalized attention and instruction to overcome any concerns or issues. 


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Awesome, look forward to seeing you out there @SneakyBaron. We have one MINI signed up for the school when I checked today, John will be bringing out his GP3. FWD Hatches do make up about half the attendees at this point (Golfs, Fiestas, Veloster, and MINIs)!!! So it going to be a great time. 


We also have 3 MINIs signed up for the Season, and a few others that pop in for an event here or there. We will have to get you driving in an event or two this year. 


If anyone has any questions I am happy to answer them.  Autocross, is a great way to learn the handling of your MINI, which will benefit you on if you plan on being on track, or just make you more confident on a fun run with the club.


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On 3/5/2024 at 7:10 PM, STXMINI said:

I'm planning to do a bit of a social media push this week on the school. I wanted to get the word out about the Winchester run first since it's on Sunday.

Thanks Lorri 


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