2016 Flemington Porsche Car Control Clinic May 1, 2016 – Metlife Stadium By Peter Schneider I was asked to joined NNJR about 12 years ago, in order to assist with the region’s road rally program, I have been rallying since 1974 and have been an active participant of the Metro NY Region rally program for […]
Daughter and Father Car Control Clinic By Cassie and Michael Teschner Cassie: It was Sunday, cold, raining and 6am when my dad woke me to drive to Met Life Stadium to participate in a Car Control Clinic – whatever that is. I do not even like cars or driving. And it is not like he […]
This year’s CCC has come and gone. As always, it was a great event, made possible by many volunteers — especially the DE instructors who turned out in force to coach new drivers. The weather was great and terrible. It was great for driving – lots of low-friction slippery stuff to really learn car control […]
Autocross is, hands-down, the cheapest, safest, least time-consuming way for you to learn basic performance driving, push your car, and push your skills. It’s fun, informal and the crowd is welcoming. And if you have family members or friends, who are – horrors – Porsche-less, bring them in (more or less) whatever they have – its all good.
Autocross is a one car at a time competitive event in which each driver negotiates his/her car through a course laid out with traffic cones. It is an exciting car handling and control competition held either in a large parking lot such as one of the newly paved MetLife Stadium lots or a road course such as the one at Englishtown’s Raceway Park. The course is electronically timed and is a race against the clock for the fastest time. Cars are penalized by two seconds for each cone knocked out of the box. Cars are grouped by class, depending on the type of car, to keep the classes competitive among themselves.ÂÂ Awards are given to the three fastest cars in each class and to the fastest overall time.
Hi gang. By the time you read this we will have completed most of our events for the year with 1 or 2 left. While I was contemplating about what to write for this article, I starting thinking about where and when did Autocross start and I wonder if Autocross is the same around the world? Well, a little bit of research led to more and then some more… You get the picture. So here is a very condensed version of what I was able to find out thus far.