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Edmonton Autocross

StratoCross is Edmonton's very own Autocross competitions held at Stratotech Raceway, just 15 minutes north of Edmonton. Compete just for fun or go for the win in one of the 4 classes! 

What is an Autocross?

An Autocross is a race against the clock (as opposed to wheel-to-wheel) around a unique course defined by pylons. Click Here to learn 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. No racing experience or special equipment, other than a helmet, is required.

Awards are handed out to winners at every event!

Check out event coverage at The Flying Penguin

2024 Dates

May 30 - Thursday Evening

June 15 - Saturday - Challenge Day

July 11 - Thursday Evening

July 25 - Thursday Evening

August 8 - Thursday Evening

September 5 - Thursday Evening

 

Requirements:

To compete at an event you will need:​

  1. A driver license

  2. A mechanically sound car

  3. A Snell certified M/SA/K 2015 or newer helmet or ECE 22.05 

  4. Register HERE on Motorsportreg.com

  5. Send in an Online Self Tech & Sign the Annual Waiver (Click Here)

  6. Have fun and help out!

Pricing:

Early Bird - $85 (Ends 2 weeks before event)

Regular - $95

Last Minute - $105 (1 day before event)

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

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

Awards

  • Top 3 in Class (Sport, Tuner & Performance Classes)

  • Fastest Time Of the Competition (All Classes)

  • Fastest Rookie (New to racing / track days - 3 or less events)

 

Results:

  • 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.

Championship

  • Place in the Top 5 of your class or Top 10 in the overall standings to earn points towards the DMS Time Trials Championshio

  • Click Here For More Info 

StratoCross - Challenge Day

A special one day competition that has drivers completing the course in both forward & reverse direction. Each drivers fastest run from each direction is combined to get their final score.

Details:​

  • Forward direction in AM & Reverse direction in PM

  • 4 or 5 competition runs per direction (Time & event size dependent) 

  • 2 low speed practice runs are given before competition runs for both directions 

  • Top 3 in each class will receive a trophy, with 1st place in each winning a FREE entry into The StratoCup on September 14! 

Date: 

  • Saturday June 15, 2024 

  • 8am - 4pm

Pricing:

  • $120 Early bird (Ends April 15th)

  • $140 Regular 

  • $160 Last minute  (2 days before)

  • Registration opens April 1st. Event is limited to the first 60 to register. 

*This event is planned to be a part of a New Regional Autocross Championship. More details posted when available. 

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

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