StratoCross

Autocross is back in Edmonton with StratoCross Time Trials held at Stratotech Raceway just 15 minutes north of Edmonton!

What is an Autocross?

An Autocross is a race against the clock (as opposed to wheel-to-wheel) around a unique course defined by cones or pylons. It is one of the safest and lowest cost motorsports you can get into. Click Here to find out more!

All are welcome to participate at these events, from the complete novice with their daily driver to the seasoned pro with a fully built race car.

Click Here to view a write up about Stratocross. 

We run Pax Class Days and 4 Class Days. Pax Class Days use the standard Autocross classes used across Alberta & 4 Class Days use the DMS 4 Class System. 

*Tentative 2023 Dates:

May 11 & 25, June 22, July 19, Aug 3, Sept 7 (PAX Class Days

June 8, Aug 17 (4 Class Days)

Cost: $85 per driver 

Requirements:

To compete at an event you will need:​

  1. A driver licenses

  2. A mechanically sound car with this SELF TECH FORM completed prior to the event start

  3. A Snell certified SA2010 or M2010 or newer helmet 

  4. Closed toe shoes

  5. Register HERE on Motorsportreg.com

  6. Sign the E-Waiver (Click Here)

  7. Have fun and help out!

Vehicles:

  • Electric Vehicles, Extremely short wheelbase vehicles, Suv’s, Trucks, Vans and other high centre of gravity vehicles are not allowed for safety reasons.

  • Vehicles track width must be greater than its height VIEW HERE

  • Performance brake pads and brake fluid are highly recommended

  • Have a structure and bodywork that surrounds and protects the driver at least to his waist level when seated in his normal driving position.

  • Exhaust noise level less than 94dbA from 100 feet away

  • Nitrous oxide & Methanol injection systems are not allowed. 

  • All loose items must be removed from the vehicle

  • 3 Point seat belt at minimum (Exception for Karts)

PAX Classes: 

Used on the Pax Class Days

Supported Classes:

  • Solo Sport Canada Autocross Classes  -Car Index VIEW HERE Class Prep VIEW HERE

  • Additional simplified classes specific to StratoCross as per below:

     TS1 - Tuner Street 1

  • Tire Size up to 225 width and down to 100 TW

  • For cars with basic bolt-on modifications running stock engines

  • Coilovers, headers, intakes, LSD, race seats, swaybars, brake kits, etc

  • Non essential interior and engine parts may be removed provided they don't affect driver or vehicle safety

  • Pax Factor .825

      TS2 - Tuner Street 2

  • Tire size up to 265 width and down to 100 TW

  • For cars with basic bolt-on modifications running stock engines

  • Coilovers, headers, intakes, LSD, race seats, swaybars, brake kits, etc

  • Non essential interior and engine parts may be removed provided they don't affect driver or vehicle safety

  • Pax Factor .835

       TS3 - Tuner Street 3

  • Unlimited tire size down to 100 TW

  • For cars with engine swaps, built engines, and added or upgraded forced induction along with all the other basic bolt-on modifications

  • Coilovers, headers, intakes, LSD, race seats, swaybars, brake kits etc

  • Non essential interior and engine parts may be removed provided they don't affect driver or vehicle safety. 

  • Pax Factor .855   

      

       RC - Race Car

  • For purpose-built race cars on race slicks that are based on a passenger vehicle.

  • Pax Factor .885

        KRT - Kart Class *New for 2023!

**Need help classing your car? Email dan@dmstiming.ca with your Year/Make/Model/Mods/Tires

DMS 4 Class System

Used on the 4 Class Days

Schedule:

  • 4pm Gates Open

  • 5:30-6:00pm Practice runs (40km/h)

  • 6:00pm Drivers Meeting

  • 6:15pm First timed competition run

  • 8:50pm Last car on track

  • 9:00pm Awards

  • 9:30pm Cleaned up and off site

 

Layout: 

Pylon marked Autocross elements are placed throughout the course near marshal stations. Each event has different elements. 

 

Practice runs:

  • 40 km/h max speed

  • Learn the course & pick your lines

  • Must remain minimum 10 car lengths distance from car ahead 

  • No passing 

  • May take as many as needed during the allotted time

  • Speeding or dangerous driving will get you disqualified 

 

Competition runs:

  • 2 run groups

  • One drives while the other marshalls

  • Drivers will be given multiple runs

  • Cars will be launched every ~25 seconds 

  • No passing

Passengers:

  • Only 1 allowed

  • Must be wearing same safety gear as driver

  • Must sign the event waiver

  • Must be of 16 years of age or older

Scoring: 

  • Each standing pylon hit = 2 second penalty

  • Wrong direction/missed gate = OFF Course

  • Drop 2 or more tires off the pavement = OFF Course 

  • Reverse = OFF Course

  • Airplane loop (doing a 360 to get to a missed gate) = OFF Course

  • Hit a pylon in the stop box = DNF

  • Only your single best run is used for final result standings

Reruns:

  • You catch up to a car and it slows you down (No passing allowed) 

  • Timing Issues

  • Course/Cone Issues

  • If a pylon is out of place you can either slow down and honk your horn and get a rerun or use it to your advantage

 

Results:

  • Overall Pax Time Standings 

  • Overall Raw Time Standings

  • Live results viewable at www.dmstiming.ca (Tap on the red Live Results  button)

  • Final results to be posted up on website shortly after event finish.

Awards

 On Pax Class Days:

  • Top 3 Pax Time

  • Top 3 Raw Time 

On 4 Class Days:

  • Overall Top 3 Fastest times

  • Top 2 in each class 

When it's your groups turn to Drive:

  • Line up single file in the staging lane. (Co-driven cars & specialty built cars will have a separate staging area) 

  • A car will be launched every ~25 seconds 

  • Once finished your run, slowly line back up in the staging lane. Repeat till you have completed all your runs.

  • Once completed your final run head back into the pits and get ready to go Marshall 

When it's your turn to Marshall:

  • Head out to one of the designated Marshall stations. You can drive out to the stations

  • Call in any cones that are hit by cars with the station's radio

  • Reset the cones when safe to do so

  • Red Flag any incoming cars if there is an incident ahead

  • Stay off the track and keep a safe distance away when not resetting cones