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    So I've been debating getting into autocross for the past couple of years but things have kept me getting into it (new job, buying house, ect) but I've now gotten things stable and my mind has returned to it. I know I plan on doing some track days as road Atlanta is right down the road and planned on going through jzilla to do some of those but I have no clue where to start when it comes to autocross.
    1997 mx-5

  • #2
    First off, good call on starting with autocross and working your way up to the track.

    Secondly, autocross is one of the most helpful sports! Atlanta region has a great novice program that will show you the ropes. Learn more here: http://www.atlantascca.org/events/solo/novice-program/

    Even outside of the novice schools there will be experienced drivers that will ride along with you and give you pointers.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by nickt93 View Post
      First off, good call on starting with autocross and working your way up to the track.

      Secondly, autocross is one of the most helpful sports! Atlanta region has a great novice program that will show you the ropes. Learn more here: http://www.atlantascca.org/events/solo/novice-program/

      Even outside of the novice schools there will be experienced drivers that will ride along with you and give you pointers.
      awesome! Its just kinda hard finding where to start with so many groups. it just seems like a ton of fun without breaking the bank too bad. looks like the first jzilla at Road Atlanta isn't until june so that gives me some time. I'd really just like to get used to the format and set up. im used to "spirited" driving and have done plenty of mountain runs, just seems like a good place to get more experience
      1997 mx-5

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      • #4
        Sign up as novice and you will get and instructor throughout your runs. Also there will be a novice meeting the day of the event before the runs start.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Commanche View Post
          Sign up as novice and you will get and instructor throughout your runs. Also there will be a novice meeting the day of the event before the runs start.
          well that makes it sound pretty simple lol
          1997 mx-5

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          • #6
            On top of participating in regular events in Novice class, attend the Novice event when they hold it later this year. They'll set you up with one type of element at a time and let you run just that one element over and over. Then at the end, they'll connect the elements and let you get a full course run after practicing the individual elements. I did that my first year and found it to be a big help.

            Also, start with a relatively stock car on 'normal' tires. I started with a race-prep and Hoosiers, which led to bad habits.

            Be sure to also check Auto-X Atlanta, another great group that holds auto-x events in north GA.
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            • #7
              Stop, don't do it, run away! Many, many years ago I saw an advertisement in Autoweek that said: Run your car at Road Atlanta. I took my 1971 MGB to Road Atlanta that turned out to be a Corvette club autocross on the pit lane and front straight. From there it was a SCCA Novice event then every SCCA Autocross for a year, then renting a F-Prod Midget from Jim Creighton for my first drivers school, then buying an E-Prod MGB with my GA student loan money, working two jobs to pay for school and race entry fees. Repeat year after year with escalating from regionals to nationals from E-Prod to GT-3 to the run-off's to SCCA Escort to IMSA International Sedan and so on. It is a legal addiction. We should have racers anonymous!

              Seriously though: Enjoy!
              Last edited by miatastuff; 02-25-2017, 11:46 AM.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by miatastuff View Post
                Stop, don't do it, run away! Many, many years ago I saw an advertisement in Autoweek that said: Run you car at Road Atlanta. I took my 1971 MGB to Road Atlanta that turned out to be a Corvette club autocross on the pit lane and front straight. From there it was a SCCA Novice event then every SCCA Autocross for a year, then renting a F-Prod Midget from Jim Creighton for my first drivers school, then buying an E-Prod MGB with my GA student loan money, working two jobs to pay for school and race entry fees. Repeat year after year with escalating from regionals to nationals from E-Prod to GT-3 to the run-off's to SCCA Escort to IMSA International Sedan and so on. It is a legal addiction. We should have racers anonymous!

                Seriously though: Enjoy!

                thats pretty much exactly what i wanted to hear lol
                1997 mx-5

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                • #9
                  Registration is open for the Atlanta Region SCCA's 2nd event. Come on out, come say "hi" at the tech shed. If the run groups work out, I may end up instructing you in the Novice class.

                  http://www.motorsportreg.com/events/...ta-solo-813613

                  Register as Novice and register early. We completely filled the Novice class at our 1st event last week.
                  ~Andrew
                  Atlanta Region SCCA
                  D Prepared Miata

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                  • #10
                    I have been looking into this myself. Hopefully I'll be able to come out to a few this year.

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                    • #11
                      Get started on heroin or meth. It's probably going to be cheaper in the long run, less addicting.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by kung fu jesus View Post
                        Get started on heroin or meth. It's probably going to be cheaper in the long run, less addicting.
                        I have no idea what you're talking about.....









                        :o



                        ...it suddenly dawns on me that I might have a problem...
                        Last edited by amaff; 02-28-2017, 09:26 AM.
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                        Atlanta Region SCCA
                        D Prepared Miata

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by amaff View Post
                          I have no idea what you're talking about.....









                          :o



                          ...it suddenly dawns on me that I might have a problem...
                          just remember there is nothing wrong with denial
                          1997 mx-5

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Shwing View Post
                            just remember there is nothing wrong with denial
                            That ship has long since sailed. It's more full-on-embraced at this point :lol:
                            ~Andrew
                            Atlanta Region SCCA
                            D Prepared Miata

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                            • #15
                              I wanted to come out, but Sundays just aren't good for me right now. Plus I'm terrified of breaking something.

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