Autocross, in UK motor sport, means a speed event on a grass surface, around a course of typically half to three quarters of a mile, marked out with flags and straws bales. (In the USA, autocross is an alternative name for Solo events).
The results are determined by your best time, usually over 2 laps, but cars start in pairs, so there’s also the element of direct competition. The sandocrosses at Weston Super Mare have a similar format, but run on the beach, and starting four at a time!
Competitors often use specially prepared, though not necessarily expensive cars, brought on trailers. Some safety equipment, such as a roll cage and full safety harness, is mandatory. Successful autocrossers often make good rally drivers, and vice-versa!
From 2020-on, you will need an RS Clubman licence to compete in Autocross events. For more information on the RS Clubman licence, see here.
FDMC’s traditional annual autocross used to run at the Barley Mow. We are currently awaiting a suitable piece of farmland to restart these events – any suggestions will be welcomed.