CANCELLED - Due to temps and weather this weekend.
Solo events, also known as autocrosses or slaloms, are a type of single car timed competition which place an emphasis on driver skill and precision. Solo courses are usually laid out on large paved areas such as parking lots and airport runways. Each driver gets several chances to negotiate a twisting course defined by plastic traffic cones while being electronically timed. To win, a man or woman must be both quick and precise as there is a time penalty added for each marker cone that is displaced, and victories are often measured in thousandths of a second.
Best of all, you don't need a special racing car, or even a sports car, to take part. With four categories of preparation divided into 38 different car classes, including 24 classes for stock or mildly modified street cars, each driver and car competes against other cars of similar performance, whether it's a stock economy car, an all out racing car, or something in between. In our DMVR events we also have separate classes for Novice competitors, as well as special Pro, Street Tire, and Vintage categories where cars from different classes compete together with their times equalized using a nationally recognized "handicapping" index.Des Moines Valley Region traditionally hosts at least 9 Solo events each year, usually on the third Sunday of the month.
Check out this video made by Nathan McNurlen from the last autocross of 2011 for DMVR at Advendureland. Be sure to check out our first event this year April 1st, 2012 at Adventurland in Altoona!