And Then They Clear The Lane, I Go Solo

Jack Baruth
by Jack Baruth

Your humble author has usually struggled as a National Solo driver, but I’m not ashamed of losing to these guys; some of them are the finest technical drivers in the world and even the worst National Solo driver is usually pretty decent. If you’ve ever wondered how you would stack up, now’s the time to find out.

The 2013 Solo season is here. TTAC may be attending a few of these, and we’ll be offering a free prize (probably a crummy press kit) for any readers who out-PAX me. (PAX is the system that equalizes times across classes, letting you compare your time in a Mustang GT vs. my time in a Honda S2000, or vice versa). More details as they come up. In the meantime, if you have one of these events near you, consider going as a spectator. Watching autocross may not sound like a compelling proposition but simply observing the way some of the best SCCA cone-crushers do it will make you a better driver, guaranteed.

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  • Michal1980 Michal1980 on Jan 18, 2013

    Thanks for the feed back. Milwaukee one is coming up in May. Should be able to get the 400 bucks to pay for it by then.

  • Mbaruth Mbaruth on Jan 18, 2013

    Anybody who outpaxes me can have a free drink at a Mexican Restaurant. Especially if it's in Peru or Toledo.

  • Athos Nobile Athos Nobile on Jan 18, 2013

    I'll be attending a couple of Motorkhanas here as spectator. Money and more importantly time permitting, I may try to give it a go too.

  • Flatout05 Flatout05 on Jan 19, 2013

    You're a cruel SOB, Baruth, for encouraging people to spectate. Autoxing well requires skill and precision, to be sure, but staring at it for more than 2 or 3 minutes will actually cause the viewer to hate cars, motorsports, and autoxers. Scientific fact. You can look it up.