June 17 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
When: Saturday, June 17th 8am-Noon
Where: 23600 East 128th Avenue
Cost: $20.00 for each member and $30.00 for non-members
Host: Andy Mortenson
For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, autocross is a timed competition held on flat, paved surfaces with few obstructions such as parking lots or airport tarmacs in which drivers navigate one at a time through a defined course marked by traffic cones.
Autocross courses place the demands on car handling and driver skill rather than on engine power and outright speed. It emphasizes safe competition and active participation. Since rubber traffic cones define the course, the hazards are low. The speeds are typically not as great as those encountered in legal highway driving, but the combination of concentration and precision maneuvering gives drivers an experience similar to that of a full road course race.
Some of you will remember the autocross event we held at the Adams County Sheriff’s Department Training Center in Commerce City last summer and how much fun it was. Well, we’ve scheduled another autocross for the morning of Saturday, June 17th. The event will again be held at the Adams County Sheriff’s Department Training Center in Commerce City. The facility is located at 23600 East 128th Avenue which is about 5 miles east of Barr Lake.
We’ll be using their nice smooth 3 ¼ acre skill pad for our autocross. We have rented the pad for four hours, from 8:00 AM until Noon. We’re going to limit participation to the first 20 cars to register because we’d like to guarantee each car a minimum of three timed runs through the course during that time. There will be a charge of $20.00 for each member and $30.00 for non-members. Please bring cash or a check payable to ZCCC because credit cards can’t be accepted.
Helmets will be required and the Training Center requires that a release form be signed by each participant. The center is in a treeless area and there is no shade so bring sun protection and drinking water. There are bathroom facilities within easy walking distance. Please save the date and come on out and watch the fun even if you don’t plan to participate.
Note: The event has now been opened to the public because we only had a handful of members signed up to participate. We now have 13 people on the list which is approaching the 20 car limit. So, you better sign up while you still can.
Please email Andy Mortenson if you’re interested in participating in this event or if you have any questions.