Track Cross Questions

Trackcross, TrackCross, Circuitcross – these are different names for the same type of event held since the mid-2000s at VIRginia Int’l Raceway, Summit Point Motorsports Park, and Dominion Raceway.

You should think of trackcross as a fast autocross for streetcars, except you’ll be driving a twisty section of Summit Point’s Jefferson Circuit.  The trackcross format puts just one car on the track at a time so you’ll have the entire track to yourself.  Pretty sweet. Right?  And, you won’t have any work assignments.  How cool is that!

An important note: You don’t need a race car – although you can bring one.  This is event is set for street-legal cars.  We’ll be using SCCA time trial classes so you’ll be competing against drivers in similar performance cars.   You’ll love this event If you’re an experienced autocross or time trial driver.  If you’ve always wanted to get on the track and this is your first experience, you likely will love it even more.

The plan for the day: 1) Lots of runs (8 to 10) and fast fun, 2) Team trophies in each of four classes, 3) friendly competition to see which Service Chief will hold the rotating overall Service Trophy until 2022 (wouldn’t you like to be the team presenting the trophy to your Chief of Staff at the Pentagon?) and, most importantly 4) generating funds to help veterans struggling with PTSD.

This event is perfect for both beginner/novice and experienced drivers.  You can run with your daily driver or bring your dedicated track car.  We have four separate classes where you can earn points.

If you’ve read this far, be sure to join our email information list to be at the top of the list when we open registration.  We have room for just 80 drivers!

Definitely not, in fact, the majority of participants are in stock(ish) street cars or track prepared cars that are often still street legal.  Any kind of car, from Kia to Koenigsegg, is usually fine as long as it passes tech.

We use the SCCA’s classing system so you will only be competing against drivers with similar cars.  We will be using a handicap system for novice drivers.

This is a team competition, so your team score will be the sum of points scored across all four classes.

Sounds like super fun. Right?!

Your top speed is set by driver skill, the course, your type of car, any modifications to the car, and driver skill.

This event focuses on “the twisty bits” (i.e. multiple technical sets of corners per run) of the Jefferson Circuit instead of long straightaways.  That said, you can certainly go much faster at these than you ever could legally on a public street and/or at a regular autocross.

Depending on your car,  it’s unlikely you will touch 100 mph.

Click here to watch our Youtube playlist of Trackcross in-car videos and see how fast some drivers go.

We are using the car classes used by Jon Felton’s Get Fast Events Trackcross competitions.

Basic car classing exists so drivers compete against those in similar cars and/or of a similar skill level.  It is each competitor’s responsibility to class themselves correctly and to help class all other participants correctly.

Choose “Novice” (NOV) if you are a beginner or otherwise fairly new to this (less than 5 autocrosses, trackcrosses, HPDEs, or similar performance driving events in the last 2 years) regardless of the car.

Street car classes-
Shall be for street legal production cars that are stock or have limited/basic bolt-on modifications like intakes or exhausts or springs/shocks, DOT 140+ treadwear street tires, full interiors, and little to no weight reduction:

SF1 = Street FWD under 2.5L naturally aspirated
SF2 = Street FWD over 2.5L NA + all forced induction, less than 400hp
SF3 = Street FWD over 2.5L NA + all forced induction, 400hp or more
SR1 = Street RWD under 2.5L naturally aspirated
SR2 = Street RWD over 2.5L NA + all forced induction, less than 400hp
SR3 = Street RWD over 2.5L NA + all forced induction, 400hp or more
SA1 = Street AWD under 2.5L naturally aspirated
SA2 = Street AWD over 2.5L NA + all forced induction, less than 400hp
SA3 = Street AWD over 2.5L NA + all forced induction, 400hp or more

Competition car classes-
Shall be for street legal or non street legal competition or racing prepared cars with more extensive modifications like engine swaps or added forced induction, DOT R-compound tires or full slicks or any tire with less than 140 treadwear, gutted interiors, and/or significant weight reduction:

CF1 = Competition FWD under 2.5L naturally aspirated
CF2 = Comp FWD over 2.5L NA + all forced induction, less than 400hp
CF3 = Comp FWD over 2.5L NA + all forced induction, 400hp or more
CR1 = Competition RWD under 2.5L naturally aspirated
CR2 = Comp RWD over 2.5L NA + all forced induction, less than 400hp
CR3 = Comp RWD over 2.5L NA + all forced induction, 400hp or more
CA1 = Competition AWD under 2.5L naturally aspirated
CA2 = Comp AWD over 2.5L NA + all forced induction, less than 400hp
CA3 = Comp AWD over 2.5L NA + all forced induction, 400hp or more

Horsepower ratings for consideration above are at the crank, from manufacturer specifications and/or via best calculation on a dynamometer.

If you swap your engine, add a supercharger/turbocharger, swap on a bigger turbo, run a very sticky tire, mount big aero, gut your interior, etc – your car is in Competition Class and probably bumps from 1 to 2 or 2 to 3 (even if it’s still a daily driver!)

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The number of runs depends on a number of variables, including the number of cars in each heat, weather and track conditions, and the number of problems/cleanups encountered.

There is a drive-through run before each heat and your first run in each heat is a warmup and does not count toward Class results.

After that, you should expect three to five runs, possibly more if things are running smoothly.

You can expect at least 4 runs clockwise in the morning and 4 runs counter-clockwise in the afternoon.  Your time will be the combination of your fastest morning and afternoon runs.

So for your day spent away from home you can expect at least 8-12 runs, some great video if you have a GoPro, and some fantastic camaraderie.  And, just maybe, a Class or the overall Trophy.

Remember: Your paid registration comes with a free video coaching session with Racers360.  You can use your coaching session before or after the event using video from any track in the world.

No.  This event is a non-instruct event.

If you would like in-car instruction before the event, just click the following link to register for one of the many HPDE (high-performance driver education) events at Summit Point.

PS: You can practice virtually on the track using the iRacing program.

Persons 18 years of age and older can ride along on the follow-the-leader parade laps without helmets so long as they are wearing standard seat belts.

Passengers can ride along on the afternoon competition runs so long as they are at least 18 years of age, wearing a legal helmet, and have the same level of safety/protection as the driver.