[MSCW list] MAX-30 MSCW Autocross - Update

Nugent, David W CIV AAUSN FMD david.nugent
Fri Oct 5 18:48:01 CEST 2007

There is space available for our autocross, MAX 30 next Saturday,
morning and afternoon sessions, please consider joining us.  Guaranteed
to have a lot of fun or your money back.  Plus, I think there is a Mini
VS. Miata challenge being tossed around.  Come watch fellow members beat
the pants of the Mini driver. 

This is the last autocross for the 2007 season.

I appreciate it as there is a bunch of work performed by the volunteers
to make the event happen.

Dave at MSCW.com

Registration OPEN for Mazda Autocross (MAX-30) - Saturday, October 13. 

-- Autocross timed and fun runs
-- Loads of seat time behind the wheel, usually six+ runs for each
session, 12+ for the day
-- Morning, Afternoon or Both sessions available
-- By dividing the group in half means less wait time between run groups
-- Prince Georges Stadium (Bowie Baysox), Bowie, Maryland 

-- Non-Mazda owners welcome to join us
-- Rollbars are not required for the autocross
-- Entire registration process can be completed online, no mailing

Start your engines for Mazda Autocross (MAX-30) on Saturday, October 13.
MAX-30 will feature loads of seat time on a brand new course on the
Prince Georges Stadium (Bowie Baysox) parking lot, 16501 Ballpark Rd,
Bowie, Maryland. MAX-30 is designed for you to sharpen your skills while
having fun applying your improved seat of the pants knowledge to full
course runs.

MAX events are renowned for how many runs you receive on-course. While
the heats are timed, MAX events are designed for fast, safe fun.

All experience levels can participate. Non-Mazda owners are welcome to
drive with us as well, bring a friend. 

We have divided the event into morning and afternoon sessions to reduce
wait times between runs. Traditionally, participants receive either six
runs in the morning or six in the afternoon. If you want to run all day,
12+ runs, then you need to sign up and pay for two sessions. With quick
course manning transistions between run groups, we have had 8 runs in a

We have arranged for MSCW Instructors to be on hand during the event.
Plus, our display timer provides immediate feedback; real time results
so you can tell right away if the subtle changes you made in the last
run helped improve your score.

Autocrosses are timed events where drivers navigate one vehicle at a
time through a course marked by traffic pylons. Autocrosses emphasis car
handling and driver skill, vice sheer horsepower. Speeds usually do not
exceed highway speeds, but the activity level (measured in discrete
turns per minute) can be higher than even Formula One due to the large
number of elements packed into each course. Autocross courses are
typically 50 to 70 seconds in length and clearly marked. Autocrossing is
a good way to learn vehicle control applicable to daily driving.

Fees: $27 for MSCW members, $32 non-MSCW members, $5 helmet rental. The
fee covers one session, either morning or afternoon, usually 6 runs. An
all day option is available for 12+ runs, but you will need to pay for
two sessions. Indicate "Both" on your application.

We welcome non-Mazda owners to participate in the autocross as well. 

Visitors are invited to see what goes on at a MAX event. 

Questions, MAX coordinator is Dave Nugent at Dave at mscw.com. 

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