One of the major growth areas in club level motorsport is AutoSOLOs. In the past few years, the level of interest among competitors has soared and all the signs are that the discipline is set to gain further in popularity. For anyone who has never heard the term, imagine an Autotest but with no reversing needed in any of the tests – except, perhaps, if you overdo the spirited driving bit.
The primary reasons for the growth are that AutoSOLOs offer a lot of in-car competition time, and most important in these cash-strapped times, they are very good value for money. You also get the chance to practice driving skills that can hold you in good stead in normal road driving.
Southern Car Club will be organising two of these events in 2017. The dates to mark in your diaries are Bank Holiday Sunday, May 28th and Saturday October 7th. Both will be held at Kempton Park horse race course in Surrey and interest in the events is such that we have already applied to and been accepted as rounds of the ACSMC AutoSOLO Championship. Further details on how to enter will become available nearer the date. One of the main requirements of AutoSOLOs is that participants do a stint as marshals in between their competitive runs. This rule alleviates some of the problems of getting marshals but additional marshals for the day will be welcomed with open arms.
We are looking for volunteers to assist in the organisation of the Autosolos in the lead-up to the event and on the day. If you would like to get involved at any level please contact Anthony Concannon (firstname.lastname@example.org) to enquire.
Provisional Calendar - ACSMC AutoSOLO Championship 2017
|1||19 February||Devizes MC (tbc)|
|2||19 March||Farnborough DMC|
|3||09 April||Bath MC|
|4||23 April||Oxford MC|
|5||14 May||Farnborough DMC|
|6||28 May||Southern CC|
|7||10 June||Newbury Dolphin MC|
|8||02 July||Farnborough DMC|
|9||20 August||Bath MC|
|10||17 September||Farnborough DMC|
|11||01 October||Oxford MC|
|12||07 October||Southern CC|
Key points (summarised, please refer to the published regulations):
- Championship registration is open until 30th May 2017
- Registration fee is £5
- All cars must be currently registered for road use (no trade plates) with insurance and MOT (where applicable) and driven to the event.
- Competitors must marshal on every championship event in which they compete. (thanks 🙂 )
- A copy of the MSA Championship Registration form is available HERE.
- Championship Regulations and Registration form is available HERE