The 2019 Autocross season kicked off with our first Points Event on Saturday, May 18th, under blue skies and a cool breeze in the air. The event was a great success, attended by 86 drivers who completed 8 runs each and had lots of fun.
This was a fantastic technical course designed for us by our own Rob MacAlpine. The course was a challenge for some, with numerous off-course calls throughout the day. Corner six on the course will go down in autocross history as the corner that took down even the most experienced drivers.
There were a large number of new members at the event, and we welcomed many who had never driven autocross before. Our driving instructors were kept busy throughout the day, teaching the basic autocross rules of “look ahead, enter slow and exit fast”.
Live timing was down for the event, due to an unforeseen technical error. The webmaster was contacted, and the issue will be resolved prior to the next event. This issue was seen as a gift by some attendees, because it allowed them to focus on their driving instead of their standings.
Overall, the autocross team could not have asked for a better day. Results can be viewed on the Boston BMW CCA website autocross results page.
Don’t forget to register for the next event on June 2nd. The turnout was great for the first event, and Event #2 is expected to fill up fast!