The Learning Curve

Autocross / Solo Program

The Learning Curve is a bit different than the average autocross event. The goal with this 2-Day Instructional Course is to get folks who are new to racing to be more comfortable with the process and nuances so they can be more focused on racing and having fun while at the race. An autocross can be a stressful day if you aren’t prepared, and by the end of this weekend you will be ready for pretty much anything that could come your way on race day.

Learn how to race your car on a closed race course with personal instruction. Autox or Solo racing is the sport of racing against the clock on a race course made of small orange traffic cones. The goal being to navigate the course in the shortest amount of time possible without knocking down any of the cones or deviating from the course which would be known as a DNF or did not finish. You race one at a time, this is not wheel to wheel racing. The best instructors in the area will give you one-on-one instruction in your car and get you up to speed! How to attack the day from the beginning to end. We will teach you the basics of the sport including how to prepare your car and yourself for the day and also how to work the course. What to expect the day of the event from registration through the trophy ceremony. No matter where you attend an Autocross event, you will be well prepared after having attended the Learning Curve. 

Saturday Schedule:
8:00am to 8:45am – Registration and Check-in (if there is room for Walk-ups, please plan to be here at 8:00 to sign-up day of)
9:00am to 5:00pm – School, In class morning session, In car instructions in the afternoon.

We will have a lunch break midday.  Lunch will be provided. You will be Racing YOUR CAR! 

Sunday Schedule:
7:00am to 7:30am – Arrive early, get car ready, find your instructor

7:00am to 8:50am – Walk Course with your instructor
8:30am to 8:50pm – Check In/Work Assignment

9:00am Driver’s meeting

We will have a lunch break midday. Lunch will be provided.

We typically finish up around 5:00pm but there is potential variability in this.

Entry Fees:
$160 for Chicago Region SCCA Member Early Registration (closes two days before event at midnight)

$175 for Non-Member Early Registration (closes two days before event at midnight) — Cost Includes SCCA Weekend Membership

Free – For Chicago Region SCCA Members who are willing to volunteer their time to help facilitate the event for *BOTH* days.

**If you are not a Chicago Region SCCA Member and elect for one of the non member options – you will be given a form at the event that will entitle you to a discount off annual membership for the cost incurred for your weekend membership.**

Instructors must have valid SCCA membership, Weekend membership at minimum for this event.

When:Saturday, April 2, 2022 – Day 1Sunday, April 3, 2022 – Day 2
Check in:8:00am – 8:45am7:00am – 7:30am
School:9:00am – 5:00pm7:00am – 5:00pm
Where:Route 66 RacewayJolietILRoute 66 RacewayJolietIL
Cost:$160 (members – early registration)
$175 (non-members – early registration)
$10 late entry fee
How:Register at
Please do not reserve a number