Shasta AutoX Challenge Series
Autocross is a timed competition in which drivers navigate one at a time through a defined course. It is a form of motorsports that emphasizes safe competition and active participation – entrants compete against the clock and also help with keeping the event safe for everyone attending.
The Trinity Touring Club has been established for over 35 years, and started off in Trinity County, racing in the lumberyards of Weaverville. The club is now based in Redding, Ca. and is a registered 501(c)(7) non-profit. We host autocross racing events for our 40+ members and our non-member guests and have monthly meetings to manage the club’s affairs. We are not affiliated with the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA).
Where is the race? We race in the pit area of the Shasta Speedway in Anderson, CA. Take Lassen Drive off of Southbound Hwy 273, enter through the yellow gate and turn into the pit area just before the blue and white building.
When is the race? See the Schedule page for Race Dates
- Gates open at 7:30am on Race Day with Driver’s Meeting at 9am
- 4 Run Groups with a break for lunch between groups 2 & 3
- Registration is available until the end of lunch break
- Event concludes around 4pm with awards and track clean up
What does it cost to race? Race day entry fee is $35 for Non-Members, $30 for TTC (or affiliated) Club Members, only cash or personal checks accepted.
Who can race? Any licensed driver 16 or over. All that is required is to register for the event, sign the liability waiver, use a helmet (2005 or newer MA or SA rated – helmets are also available to rent for the event), and drive a safe vehicle. If you’re under 18, you’ll need a parents signature. Passengers are allowed.
What kind of vehicle can race? Most any car can race. All require a safety inspection for basic items like working seat belts, good tires, secure battery, etc. We generally follow SCCA guidelines for car classes and will help answer questions about classing your entry. Novice drivers are classed as a group, so if this is your first or second time autocrossing, you can race against competitors of similar skill level. Sorry, no motorcycles are allowed. Vehicles with a high center of gravity (trucks or SUVs) are not allowed. Karts are allowed but rare in our club – the racing surface is quite rough with several dips, which tend to be make driving a kart a handful. Please talk to a club member if you plan to race a kart.
What do you mean by ‘active participation’? As these events are staffed entirely by volunteers, we need your help to keep things running smoothly and keep the competition safe for everyone. If you race, you are expected to work one of the safety stations around the course, help with timing / scoring, and help with setup and break down of the facility. A TTC member will be direct you to what needs doing, and we will review work assignments as part of the driver’s meeting before the event.
How can I watch an event? Spectators are welcome. To watch, park in the grass lot next to the racing surface, enter through the pedestrian gate, sign the liability waiver, and come over to the covered area to introduce yourself. Bring a chair and stay a while!
How do I become a Club Member? Come to an event or our monthly club meeting and complete a membership application. $30 for Individual, $35 for Couples. Membership gives you the ability to compete for season awards, get $5 off the race day registration fee, participate in club meetings, and get a rad T-shirt at the start of the regular season.
How do Event Awards, Series Points, and PAX work? TTC club members are eligible for points, PAX awards, year-end awards (points based on best 8 of 9 races), and Driver of the Year award. All drivers (including non-TTC members) are eligible for a race day trophy based on the best PAX time for your car class (Street, Street Touring, Street Prepared, and Modified) when there are at least 3 competitors in the PAX class group.
Novice Class is eligible for a race day trophy if there are 3 entrants or more. After two events, a competitor is no longer eligible for novice class and must race in their car class.
When does the club meet? 3rd Tuesday of every month regardless of race date at Players Pizza, 2305 Balls Ferry Rd. in Anderson, CA
Social Hour: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.