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News

April 24, 2018 – We have made a change to the 2018 Supplemental Regulations for Autoslalom regarding the use of electric and/or hybrid vehicles that have lithium based battery systems. ASN Canada is currently working on a policy statement regarding electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles with lithium based battery systems . Until the policy has been finalized all such vehicles are EXCLUDED from competition.

The official schedule for 2018 Autoslalom series has been released! See below. For the latest details, and to stay up to date on all Autoslalom news, check out our forums at forums.wscc.mb.ca (scroll down a bit to find the Autoslalom section) or follow us on Facebook.

What is Autoslalom?

Fast. Cheap. Fun.

Also known as solo racing and more commonly “autocross,” autoslalom is a timed motorsport competition that rewards intense concentration, car control skills, and vehicle handling. Drivers navigate one at a time through a course defined by traffic cones, usually in large parking lots or on airport runways. While speeds tend to be lower than other forms of motorsports, usually not exceeding 100 km/h, the activity level (measured in turns per minute) can be higher than even Formula One due to the number of elements packed into each course. Courses are different at each event and every driver gets three or four attempts to put down their best time.

Cars are classed according to their level of preparation and relative performance. There are classes for all types of cars from stock econo-boxes to fully race-prepared formula cars, though most local competitors drive stock or slightly modified daily-driven sport cars and sedans. The only safety equipment required is a helmet, seat belts, and a car in proper working condition.

Autoslalom is an excellent way to develop your driving skills and is very affordable compared to other motorsports. Aside from some extra tire wear and the occasional cone mark (they buff out…most of the time), a season of autoslalom puts less wear and tear on a vehicle than a Winnipeg winter!

Want to learn more? Check out this short documentary about autoslalom.

Registration & Event Notes

Online registration will be with our online partners MotorsportsReg.com (a.k.a MSR). Simply go to wscc.mortorsportreg.com to get the full list of WSCC Autoslalom events, click the link to the event you are interested on and follow the instructions from there. Events will be posted at least 14 days before the event date and the posting will contain the details such as pricing, event schedule and membership requirements. You can find the calendar to all WSCC events here.

Plan on attending your first autoslalom with the WSCC? For more information on how to register, please see our step-by-step Registration Guide.

Season Schedule

We kick off the year on Saturday April 28 with a Fun Run Day/Test & Tune. We will be running timing but the event will not count towards season points. If you have never been to autoslalom before this is the perfect time to try it out. These events are more casual than a typical race weekend and you get a lot of seat time.

This year we are going to try something new at Gimli; both the June and July events are double headers where we run two different courses the same day. The first course will be on the skid pad and will be run in the late morning or afternoon (this is the same location we ran both events at Gimli in 2017). The second course will be on the race track and will be run in the late afternoon or early evening after Road Race and Time Attack are done for the day (this is similar to how we have run the Gimli event in previous years). Even though the events fall on the same day, they are going to be scored separately and therefore you can decide to run either or both (or none if you so choose). We are still in the planning phase for these events but we will release more details on the forums and MSR as we finalize the plans.

Event

Day Date Location

Fun Run Day/Test & Tune

Sat

Apr 28

St. Andrews Airport

1

Sun

Apr 29

St. Andrews Airport

2

Sat

May 12

St. Andrews Airport

Level 1 School

Sun

Jun 3

St. Andrews Airport

3

Sun

Jun 10

St. Andrews Airport

4

Sun

Jun 24

Gimli Motorsports Park Skid Pad

5

Sun

Jun 24

Gimli Motorsports Park Track

6

Sat

Jul 7

St. Andrews Airport

7

Sun

Jul 8

St. Andrews Airport

8

Sun

Jul 22

Gimli Motorsports Park Skid Pad

9

Sun

Jul 22

Gimli Motorsports Park Track

Club Event/Fun Run Day/Test & Tune

Sat

Jul 28

St. Andrews Airport

Level 2 School

Sun

Aug 12

St. Andrews Airport

10

Sat

Aug 18

Gimli Motorsports Park Skid Pad

11

Sat

Aug 25

St. Andrews Airport

12

Sat

Sep 8

St. Andrews Airport

13

Sun

Sep 9

St. Andrews Airport

14 Sat Sep 22

Gimli Motorsports Park Skid Pad

Please note that the Club Event is typically hosted by either the BMW Club or Porsche Club and they will post details about their event through their own channels.

During the regular race events at St. Andrews Airport, Tiki Dogs will be on-site for you to purchase lunch as they did last year. Afternoon events at Gimli there will be a food truck available during the Road Race lunch break for you to purchase food. Evening events at Gimli we will arrange some sort of supper, likely pizza, that you can purchase. During schools we bring in food, usually sandwiches or pizza, and it is included in your entry fee. Fun Run Days/Test & Tunes you will need to bring your own lunch. As always, check the event detail on the registration page for the particular events for the details and possibly any changes from what is stated here.

Regular Event Pricing

This applies to autoslalom race events only and does not reflect pricing for special events such Schools and Club Events. All pricing will be detailed on the event page on MSR.

  • $55 base fee
  • $10 discount for WSCC membership
  • $10 discount for advanced registration on-line
    • For Saturday events, advanced registration closes at midnight the Thursday before the event. Regular registration closes at midnight the Friday before the event.
    • For Sunday events, advanced registration closes at midnight the Friday before the event. Regular registration closes at midnight the Saturday before the event.
  • $10 discount for non-cash payment

The fully discounted price is only $25!

We are hoping to offer electronic payment on-site this season. However as this is a new service that we can’t really test until we go live with the season, please have some cash as backup if you intend to pay onsite. Ideally, we would prefer if everyone registered early and paid online as it makes the morning of the event run a lot smoother.

You can cancel your registration online while online registration is open. Refunds will be in the form of a credit on your MSR account towards another WSCC Autoslalom event in the 2018 season.

Autoslalom Event Passes

An excellent way to make autoslalom more convenient while saving you some money and getting free stuff! We are offering 2 different event passes for use with regular autoslalom race events (not applicable to Fun Run Days, Test & Tune Days, Club Days or Schools). Both packages will allow you to pay up front and receive discounted admission along with some free loot!

Season Pass – $325 – Available until April 28, 2018

One of the great benefits of the season pass is automatic registration for the entire season of autoslalom. No need to register in MSR, you are already registered. Just show up and race!

This package also includes:

  • One Autoslalom T-shirt
  • One Autoslalom Sticker
  • One session of Friday hot lapping at Gimli

Total savings of approximately $165

Championship Pass – $175 – Available until July 1, 2018

Registration for 8 events of your choosing. After purchase you will receive a specialized discount code for your use (and your use only) and will allow you 8 free autoslalom entries.

This package also includes:

  • One Autoslalom T-shirt
  • One Autoslalom Sticker

Total savings of approximately $65

Save money. Free stuff. Hanging out with like-minded people around cars. Winning!

Regular Event Schedule

For our regular events at St. Andrew’s Airport this our normal schedule. Please note that Fun Run Days, Test & Tune Days, Schools and our events at Gimli Motorsports Park have different schedules, however, you can find those details at MSR when the event is posted.

12:00 AM Online registration closed
9:00 AM Gates open
9:30 AM Driver check-in and onsite walk-up registration at the timing trailer
10:00 AM Late check-in and registration in effect – a $10 late fee will apply
10:10 AM Guided rookie course walk – Mandatory for novices/rookies, but all are welcome
  See the Supplemental Regulations for the definition of a Novice. Novice and Rookie are synonymous and are used interchangeably
  Any novice who is not registered, checked in or does not attend the full rookie course walk will not be permitted to race
10:30 AM Late check-in and registration closed
  Any driver who is not registered and checked in will not be permitted to race
10:45 AM Drivers meeting
11:00 AM Competition begins

We have a 30-minute lunch break after 1st heat. The length of the heats is dependent on the number of competitors, therefore we don’t have an exact time but expect lunch to start around 12:30…could be earlier, could be later.

CHECK-IN PROCEDURE AT EVENTS

  1. Pull up near the timing trailer (there might be a queue of cars)
    • If you are familiar with our grid system, check the signs for what run group you are in and where your run group is gridding, park your car in an appropriate grid spot and go to the timing trailer
    • If you are not familiar with our grid system OR you are part of our Novice Division, just head up to the timing trailer
  1. Sign the waiver, grab a wristband and put it on your left wrist (it makes it easy for the person working the start line to see it)
  2. When check-in opens:
    1. Check-in (or register if needed)
    2. If you didn’t pay on-line, make your payment
    3. If you didn’t complete the online tech sheet (this is our preferred method) you will need to fill out a paper copy which you can print from here (tech sheet)*. It is best to complete this PRIOR to coming to the event to make sure that your car meets the safety requirements.
    4. Determine your run group and which grid spots to use
    5. Sign up for a work duty for your run group. Working is a mandatory part of autoslalom.
    6. Take a course map
  3. If you haven’t already done so, park your car in grid
  4. Prep your car, go for a course walk, help with event setup or just hang out with some like-minded people. If you are a novice, don’t forget that you have a mandatory course walk at 10:10 starting at the timing trailer. You have to walk before you can drive.

*All participants are responsible for going through the tech sheet before the event. Random inspections may take place. It is rare, but we have had to turn people away that can’t pass tech.

Results

We have live results available online during an event. Though these are unofficial until our crew has had a chance to review everything at the end of the day and sort out any mistakes or technical glitches, they are usually quite accurate. Competitors have 48 hours to inform us of a mistake in the results. If a mistake is found you can send a message through the MSR event page.

We encourage spectators at the event to follow the live timing on their smartphones, it adds to the excitement of the live racing. Anyone can also follow along at home if you are unable to make it to the event. As a reminder, drivers are not allowed to use their smartphones or any other distractions while working the course, or while driving…obviously 🙂

Live Results can be found at live.axti.me

2018 Autoslalom Results:

Class Results
<link will be posted here>

Overall PAX Results
<link will be posted here>

Season Standings
<link will be posted here>

Autoslalom Schools

We will be hosting a couple of autoslalom-oriented high-performance autoslalom schools in 2018.

Level 1 – Sunday, June 3, 2018

Level 1 is ideal for novices, but very useful for veterans as well. It’s great as an introduction to the sport and also provides much seat time to practice the fundamentals with personalized instruction

Level 2 – Sunday, August 12, 2018

Level 2 is designed for racers with at least 2 seasons of autoslalom under their belts, and works on the finer details of at-the-limit driving and event execution.

Watch the forums, Facebook and MSR for more details.

Interested in a private school? We can tailor the curriculum to you! Minimum 12 students required. Contact us for more information.

Autoslalom School Pricing

Each school costs $150 per student and includes free entry to the next autoslalom event. There is a $10 discount for all WSCC members.*

*WSCC memberships can be purchased or renewed on MSR here, or in person.

Other Helpful Information

We have a very active online forum. If you have any questions, please register and ask a question in the relevant forum topic. forums.wscc.mb.ca

Here are some quick links:

 Documentation

2018 Supplemental Regulations

Self-tech declaration form – Note: you can complete this online through MSR if you pre-register. The paper version is only required if you do not register online.