By on September 26, 2012

Hey there, autocrossers! Aren’t you tired of explaining to that stacked little “administrative assistant” down the hall that you race on a parking lot, not a racetrack? Would you like to change that in a way that preserves your car and your own scaly hide? Would you like to face off against TTAC’s only most feared racers? Of course you would.

This has to be one of the better ideas the SCCA’s had in a while. It’s called the Road Course Tour and it’s a National-Solo-style event held on the reopened Gateway Road Course smack-dab in the middle of the Midwest. Price is a modest $102. As with every SCCA Solo event, safety will be paramount; this is probably an order of magnitude less dangerous than the average HPDE 1 event — which, itself, is probably as safe as the drive you take to get there.

This is the second year for the Road Course Tour. Last year’s event, held in Nashville, was a total success, and this year should be the same. Top speeds won’t be high enough to cause serious concern, so anybody who isn’t a complete moron should be able to safely enter their street car the same way they would at a normal Solo event.

Your humble author, along with his brother in autocross combat “Bark M”, will be entering, so feel free to show up and give us a thrashing. In fact, we’ll probably bring along some sort of minor gift for any TTACer who enters in any class. What are we driving? Possibly Bark’s Boss 302, possibly the BSP Honda S2000 that he drives with Changed Mon Motorsports, possibly my Boxster S on my last set of A3S05 sticker tires from the Ketel-One-Fueled Online Sixteen-Comp-Tire-Purchase-Binge Of 2007. Who knows? Come on out and compete. It’s what separates the men from the women. Actually, that’s not true. There are women in SCCA Solo who are competing while you sit on your ass in Mom’s basement watching Top Gear and telling the Vortex Car Lounge you can’t wait to pay cash for a diesel stick-shift wagon. Let’s do this!

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