How to Autocross: Tips, Techniques, Car Setup, Control, more - By Andrew Howe

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If your goal is to get behind the wheel of your car and start autocrossing, this is the book to read.

Autocross events are one of the most accessible forms of motorsports available to the average car or racing enthusiast, and competitions are held almost every weekend across the U.S. and Canada.

Autocross competitions are low-risk events, and they allow drivers to participate without the need of a heavily-modified vehicle. As a matter of fact, these events give the average car owner the opportunity to participate with their regular street car.

In How to Autocross, author Andrew Howe, covers everything you need to know to start autocrossing. Plus, the book also covers basic modifications you can perform that go beyond the stock classes available.

So, if your goal is to be able to start racing on a budget, How to Autocross will help you get started.


Book Excerpt: How to Autocross: Tips, Techniques, Car Setup, Control, more

THE BASICS

In the most fundamental sense, autocross is a test of driver skill. The skills being tested are precision and speed. Scoring is based on elapsed time required to complete a defined course and penalties applied for errors made while completing the course.

Autocross events are held all across the United States and Canada. Generally speaking, these events are designed to allow the average person to participate in his or her normal street car. Speeds do not normally exceed legal highway speeds and courses emphasize a driver's ability to maneuver an automobile in and out a series of corners.

The required safety equipment often consists of a car's factory-installed seatbelt and a helmet. If all of this sounds like it's designed for the average person, there's a reason. It is!

Autocross (sometimes called Solo racing) is the most accessible form of motorsport for the sports car enthusiast. With many clubs sanctioning events, it is possible to attend an event nearly every weekend in many areas.

The low-risk format allows drivers to participate without needing to extensively modify their car for safety. In fact, with many clubs having loaner helmets available to drivers, it is possible to simply show up to an event and compete.

Finally, because of the nature of the sport - solo competition - it is possible for drivers of many different skill levels and goals to participate together.

Casual drivers out for a good time and serious competitors with deep pockets and loads of talent can attend the same event and all have fun. Autocross is what the competitor makes of it.


Subject: Car Racing: Competition: Autocross: How to compete in autocross events. ISBN-10: 1613250231 | ISBN-13: 9781613250235 | CarTech SA158

Specifications
  • Publisher: CarTech Books
  • Author: Andrew Howe
  • Pages: 144 - Hundreds of b&w photos
  • Binding: Paperback - 8.5 x 11 inches
  • ISBN: 978-1-61325-023-5
Table of Contents
TABLE of CONTENTS:
  • The Basics
  • Car Control
  • Driving: The Line and Other Strategies
  • Car Setup Basics
  • Advanced Car Control
  • Stock Category: Car Preparation and Tuning
  • Beyond Stock: Suspension and Light Chassis Modifications
  • Beyond Stock: Powertrain, Ballast and Aerodynamics
  • Getting Help
  • Good Things to Know
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