Solo (Autocross) 2018-01-31T13:21:36+00:00

Solo makes up the majority of SCCA’s events, with approximately 1,200 competitions held each year.

Houston Solo Novice Class

The Novice Class is intended for beginner and novice autocrossers with less than a year’s experience.You have advanced beyond the Houston Region Novice Class and are NOT eligible for this class if you have:

  • Competed in 3 or more events
  • Have won the Houston Region Novice class more than twice or won a novice class with more than 3 entrants or earned regular season trophies.
  • Have more than 3 events of autocross experience from another region or sanction.

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Competition Categories

Street Category

This class is comprised of 9 classes, SS and from AS to HS, divided according to performance potential and car type, covering everything from Corvettes to Corollas.

Street Touring Category

Made up of 5 national classes (STU, STR, STX, STS, STF) and our local STO class, this category is intended for the person “off the street” who had performed common hot-rodding bolt on improvements.

Street Prepared Category

This is a category which allows some ‘hot-rodding’ on the cars, such as wheel size and width, induction, and suspension changes. It has 7 classes, SSP, ASP, BSP, CSP, DSP, ESP, and FSP. 

Street Modified Category

This category also allows a certain amount of ‘hot-rodding’, including engine swaps, adding forced induction, and replacement body panels. This category has 3 classes, SSM, SM, and SMF.

Prepared Category

This category has cars with removed interiors, one bucket seat, a roll cage, and extensive engine & suspension modifications. This class is comprised of 4 classes, from CP to FP and they all run on purpose built racing slicks.

Modified Category

This is the class where you will find Formula Fords, F440’s, Sports racers, karts and exotic production based home built cars. This class is comprised of 7 classes, from AM to FM and KM. 

Ready to go solo?

Check out some quick tips, read up on Solo’s rules and classes, and find out what to expect before you do.

The SCCA annually publishes the Solo Rules to classify a full range of imported and domestic sports cars, sedans, and purpose-built race cars, as well as to layout the basic rules behind Solo competition. The Solo Car Classifications are provided so that you may determine what types of cars are typically competing in Solo, although there is a class for just about any vehicle. The organizers of local events are also allowed enough leeway to add classes to suit their particular requirements.

Current Solo Handbook 

Houston Solo Safety Rules

The Novice Class was created to help people new to autocross have fun and learn from the very first event.  We want to ensure that you are comfortable at all times.  This class will help you to learn from an instructor, to show you some of the basic skills to get you started, and help you get all of your questions answered.

The Novice Class is designed to let all newcomers compete against each other, regardless of their car or preparation level. The PAX  index is used to handicap the different classes and categories.  Novice class drivers compete only against each other, scored by PAX indexing. Trophies are awarded for the Novice Class by the same system used for the open classes.

  • Find out where the event is being held
  • Make sure to get to the event early.
  • Go to registration.
  • Try to know what class your car will compete in before you get there.
  • Go to Tech Inspection and make sure your car is clean beforehand.
  • Walk the track at least one time before the Rookie walk through
  • Attend the Rookie Walkthrough  with an instructor.
  • Attend the Driver’s Meeting as it is required.
  • Work only where and when you have been assigned.
  • Bring food and water to the event and find some time to eat and drink.
  • Clean up after yourself.

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Event Times

Registration – 7:30-8:30am*
Course Walk –  7:30-8:45am
Tech – 7:45-8:45am
Rookie Walk-Thru – 8:30am
Drivers Meeting – 9:00am
First Car Out – 9:30am
* If you are new to the sport, be there by 7:30 a.m. or earlier

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