SCCA Autocross at Milton Frank Stadium on Oct 24. This is the Huntsville race for Alabama bragging rights against the Alabama Region in Birmingham. On Sunday we race at the Birmingham Race Course. The combined scores will crown the better autocross region for 2009. FYI, TVR is out for revenge this year. Online Registration
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Autocrossing is a time-based event in which cars race against the clock on a course made of cones. Doesn't sound complicated or exciting, but it is the complete driving experience, allowing you to push the limits of you and your car in a controlled environment.
This event is at the smooth surfaced Milton Frank Stadium. Registration is $30 for memebers, $40 for non-members. Registration is limited to 100 cars. Online registration here. This event is the start of the Alabama SCCA vs TVR SCCA weekend!
"We will run Saturday at Milton Frank and then Sunday at the Birmingham Race Course. People that run both days will have PAX'd times scored for points (the actual scoring system is shrouded in mystery - much like the Ironman event). The region with the most points wins!"
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The competition was on for this year's Huntsville vs Birmingham weekend autocross. The highly technical course went all the way around the stadium ending in two back to back 180s that challenged people to slow down after a very fast slalom section. Even the fastest times didn't break 60 seconds.
Birmingham faired pretty well this day in Huntsville, but the weekend isn't over until the autocross in Birmingham on Sunday.
I was only able to get photos of the cars in the second run group due to scheduling, but I did what I could. There's several photos in there that I think turned out spectacular considering the equipment I have.
One of the 350z's ran into a mechanical issue with the clutch. And racers all turn into helping hands quickly. Unfortunately, there was some component failure so the car was skillfully driven back to Chattanooga with rev matching. My friend Anthony came out with his 350z to help so I took one quick photo of his car that made it look like he was speeding along. He was actually going about 15mph.