Autocross is the most entry-level form of sports car racing and has taken place all over the world since the 1950’s. Participants simply drive as fast as possible one at a time against the clock on a twisty course laid out with cones on a large paved surface. Top speeds are usually less than 65 miles per hour because the activity is intended to encourage car control and driver skill at real-world speeds. NASA Mid-Atlantic has held autocrosses since 1998. We usually host a variety of championship rounds each season and schools or test & tune events occasionally as well. Our events are open to any street licensed driver in nearly any street or race car, utilizing a classification system designed to produce close competition. Victory and defeat are often separated by mere thousandths of a second. Entry fees are as little as $40 for four or more timed runs per event.
Since 2006 we have also held significantly faster autocrosses (“Circuitcrosses”) on the 1.1 mile infield Patriot Course at VIRginia International Raceway, for double championship points. Novice classroom sessions first (“Circuitschools”) are sometimes available for beginners. Circuitcross entry fees start at $75 per driver. Also we usually host a bunch of twilight “arrive and drive” kart enduros at VIR and Summit Point each season. Karts and safety equipment are provided of course. Kart entry fees start at $50 per team per half hour of racing. NASA nonmembers are welcome to participate at all our events, but do not qualify for any prizes or member discounts.
We are an organization focused on safety, education, and fast fun. C’mon out and drive with NASA Mid-Atlantic Autocross!