New Autocross Course 6/21/2016

Michelin Autocross –Wednesday and Thursday, June 22 and 23 ($35 per person)

The Autocross will be held at nearby Newport State Airport, a scenic 22 miles from Jay Peak Resort with a 33 minute travel time to the site. Once again, the event is scheduled for two days, giving plenty of time for all who want to participate.

We have more than 3,000’ feet of the 100’ wide main runway on which to lay out the autocross course! The surface appears to be asphalt, but we will be the first to autocross on the site, so the grip level is uncertain. In order to ensure a fun time for the many less experienced entrants that attend Parade, the course will emphasize flow and higher average speed, and it should be easier to stay oriented given that the site is long and narrow. Watch the Parade web site for comments on the course and site conditions after the course layout and safety test in early April.

Set aside 4:30 to 5:30 pm on Monday, June 20 for the Autocross Chalk Talk. There will be analysis and video of the course and a chance to learn tips and techniques. Especially important for less experienced participants, don’t forget the opportunity to walk and study the course with an instructor-led walk beginning on Wednesday, June 22, from 7:30 to 8:30 am and after the runs are completed for the day (about 3:00 pm), and Thursday, June 23, from 7:30 to 8:30 am.

All Porsches entered in the autocross must pass the Parade Safety Technical Inspection. Check the Parade schedule for time and place.

Registered Junior Participation Program (JPP) members and College Age Family Program (CAFP) members with a valid driver’s license may participate in the autocross in the same Porsche and same class as the parent(s).

The run schedule for the autocross will be all Showroom Stock cars (S01 through S12) running on Wednesday, June 22, with Production category (P01 through P16), along with all Improved and Modified classes, running on Thursday, June 23.

Study the PCRs (2016 Parade Competition Rules) to determine the proper autocross class to enter. There are separate classes for men and for women, so be careful to choose appropriately. Note that S and P classes now have a minimum tread wear rating of 180. Contact the Parade Autocross Chair ( if you have questions, but remember that it is your responsibility to correctly classify your Porsche for the autocross.