What's new this year?
We have changed our registration forms to be friendlier to different platforms such as mobile phones.
We have also updated our insurance waivers to electronic forms online that need to be completed before the event. You will need to provide proof of your electronic signature (such as a screenshot) in order to gain access to the event. Note that this applies to all persons at the track including spectators and minors.
What do I need to bring?
A car that is safe, and doesn't leak that passes tech - link to tech sheet
Ensure that your car has enough gas for the event!
An approved helmet - see the Competition Rules page
Proof of your signature of the electronic insurance waiver - a screenshot is highly recommended in case of poor cell reception
Water - bring more than you think you will need
Lunch - participants won't be permitted to leave the track during lunch, so bring one with you
What else is recommended to bring?
Waterproof storage container - something to store your items from your car during race day
Shade - pop-up tent, umbrella, hat
Tire inflator / tire pressure gauge
How much does Autocross cost?
Autocross costs differ depending on where you are attending:
Annual membership fee: $60 per racer - one time fee applicable for the first event a racer attends in a year to cover insurance costs
Quesnel: $60 per day
Prince George: $80 per day
Gas - expect to use a tank of gas in a day, especially if you need to travel to the track
Food - coffee in the morning if you are travelling, lunch (which you need to bring with you to the track), and something for after the event if you are travelling home
Water - a flat of water is a few bucks from the gas station
What kind of car can I race?
To put it simply, any car that doesn't leak, is safe and will pass tech. Some cars are better suited for autocross than others, but you absolutely could race a Prius.
Trucks and SUVs are not permissible to race, cars only.
What does a typical day look like?
A typical day at the track:
Arrive during the gates open window
Park in the designated parking area and unload your car preparing to race
Have your car teched - ask an organizer of the event if you don't know who is teching cars
Provide proof of signing the electronic insurance waiver and obtain a wrist band
Help set up the course, timing gear and related equipment
Safety meeting - all persons on site must attend, including spectators
Track walk - walk the course to scout the line
Find your position on the scoreboard - know the 3 cars that are ahead of you in order to maintain the lineup
Parade lap - drive the course at half speed to get the feel of it
Race! - Single lap, 3 runs per racer
Break for lunch
Second safety meeting - all persons on site must attend, including spectators
Race! - Double lap, 3 runs per racer
End of day meeting / trophies
Help clean up course / equipment
When does a day typically start / end?
Prince George: Gates open 8:30am - 9:30am. Day typically ends between ~2pm - 3:30pm.
Quesnel: Gates open 9:00am - 10:00am. Day typically ends between ~2pm - 3:30pm.
Are spectators allowed?
Spectators are allowed, however they are required to sign the electronic insurance waiver found on the 2022 Season page and provide proof of their signature in order to gain entry to the event. Spectators must also attend the safety meetings. If you are spectating at Quesnel, you are permitted to leave at any time, however if you are spectating at the Prince George Airport, you may not leave until the event is over.
Are passengers allowed?
One passenger is allowed, and must also wear an approved helmet. If you are new to racing, it is recommended to ride along with an experienced racer to get tips on the optimal racing line and techniques.
Note that Quad C events only allow passengers for non-Quad C participants. For those participating in Quad C, they may not take passengers, nor may they be passengers during competitive runs. .
How can I help?
There are several volunteering positions in a day that need to be filled in order to have a successful day:
Timing gear operators
Do I need to come to a complete stop at the end of my run?
Yes, you must come to a complete and controlled stop in the stop box at the end of your run. If you fail to come to a complete stop, or hit any of the cones in the stop box, your time will be invalidated.
What happens if I get flagged down during my run?
If a volunteer waves a red flag during your run, bring your car to a complete stop and await further instruction. There may be debris on track, the timing gear might have failed, or potentially there might be an issue with your car.
Once the problem is rectified, you will be directed to line back up in the start-box and have a re-run. If your car is damaged or leaking, you won't be able to run again until fixed.
What happens if someone else knocks down a cone and I notice it during my run?
There is a potential that one of the drivers before you struck a cone on course and either knocked it over, or dislodged it from it's determined starting position marked with a chalk outline. During your first lap, you may bring your car to a controlled stop, get out of your car, grab the cone and wave it above your head so that the official may keep track of the number of cones that were knocked over (a directional cone next to an upright are considered one). Once all cones are returned to their starting positions, you may continue to drive the rest of the course, ending your run in the stop-box. You will be allowed a re-run.
NOTE: If you are on your second lap and notice a cone down, DO NOT STOP. You are the one that hit that cone, and the next person will find and replace it for you. If an official hasn't noticed that you hit a cone, a second car may be released on track. If you stop, your car will be a safety hazard in that scenario.
What happens if the timing gear has an issue (ie, doesn't stop when I enter the stop box)?
Notify the volunteers running the timing equipment so that they can rectify the issue. You can return to the line up for the start-box to have a re-run so that your run may be scored.