What is Solo?
Solo (AKA Autocross) is a test of driving skill and the car’s agility in which one car at a time is driven over a clearly defined course, the elapsed time and penalties for course deviations being the determining factor for awards. Most Solo events take place in large parking lots, with the course defined by orange pylons. Speeds rarely exceed 60 mph and the hazards to spectators and participants do not exceed those encountered in normal, legal highway driving.
The Kansas City Region’s Solo program typically includes 12 solo racing events and two solo racing schools per year, which will prove challenging both to the beginner and seasoned contender. This year’s Solo events are held at the Metropolitan Community Colleges – Blue River Campus’ Precision Driving Academy and the South Lot at Heartland Park Topeka. Learn more about our venues here.
Classes exist for cars ranging from the competitor’s daily driver on street tires to purpose built racecars and everything in-between. Solo is a safer, less expensive way to get involved in racing, improve your driving skill and have fun on a budget.
We’ve got a couple ways to get more info on Solo Racing:
- Visit our Forums
- Contact our Solo group chair, our Solo Advisory Commitee, or one of the Mentors. Contacts are listed on the About Us pages of this site.
To ensure a safe, fun and fair atmosphere for all the competitors and spectators, the SCCA and the Kansas City region each have rules that need to be followed:
- Click here for a link to the SCCA website showing latest version of the National Solo Rules.
- Click here to download the Kansas City Region’s 2016 supplemental rules.
- Click here to download a PDF Beginner’s Guide to Solo.
Annual Tech Waivers
Annual Tech Waivers are available for experienced Solo racers. To qualify for Annual Tech:
- Must have been a member in good standing for 1 season (10 events)
- Understand that by signing your Annual Tech application that you are stating you know the Pre-event Tech procedure and will perform your own vehicle tech inspection before running each event.
- Understand that if any major changes are made throughout the year you must notify the Chief of Tech so you can update your Annual Tech. (Example: changing an air intake, or suspension piece, changing classes for any reason)
- Understand that you are subject to a random tech inspection at any point throughout the year.
- Understand that if you have a mechanical failure on course during an event you must renew your Annual Tech before competing again.
- Submit your Annual Tech application to the Chief of Tech for approval and tech inspection of your vehicle.
Annual Tech will be open for the first 7 events of each season and must be renewed at the beginning of each season regardless of which event you started your Annual Tech the previous year.
You can download the application here: KCRSCCA Annual Tech Waiver.
Last updated 02/15/2015