Tire Rack Starting Line Autocross School

The full day school will introduce key concepts that introduce you to autocross and the dynamics of your vehicle in a performance driving setting.  While the focus is on autocross, you will develop performance driving skills while working with professional performance driving instructors.

If you are looking for motorsports competition or just a great way to enjoy the capabilities of your car, the Tire Rack SCCA Starting Line is your complete motorsports starter kit.

For SCCA Members, here's a complete list of what comes with your $265 Tire Rack SCCA Starting Line package in addition to a full day of professional performance driving instruction. Not currently a member, no worries.  The event registration process will help you sign up for your membership (membership dues vary by Region)

Event Package

  • SCCA Tire Rack National Event discount (not valid for the ProSolo Finale or Tire Rack Solo Nationals) ($140 Value)
  • SCCA Track Night in America Discount Coupon ($150 Value)
  • Regional Event Entry ($20-40 Value)
  • Starting Line Hat
  • Optional addition (for additional cost): Open or Full Face SA2020 Helmet - Through our relationship with Solo Performance Specialties (SPS), participants will get a $25 off coupon code in their registration confirmation email. After registering for a Starting Line School, check your registration confirmation email for instructions on how to order your helmet directly from our friends at SPS!

Need to Know — Starting Line

Starting Line Daily Schedule

Please plan to be onsite and ready for Technical Inspection at 7:30AM:

  • 7:00AM Gates Open
  • 7:30AM Technical Inspection and Check-in Open (see: Prepping Your Car)
  • 8:15AM Driver's Meeting
  • 8:30AM Start of Morning Session
  • 12:30PM Lunch (provided)
  • 1:15PM Start of Afternoon Session
  • 5:00PM Wrap Up Meeting

Please Note: This is a sample schedule. Specific school schedules may be subject to change due to site restrictions. The official schedule for each school will be emailed to students the week prior.

"I've always been into racing and this is really the first time I've gotten to experience it first hand. The instructors were great, I learned a lot through out the day and was able to put it all together on the course they set up for us. Over all great experience and tons of fun. Would recommend it to anyone."

Automotive Technician

"I took this course with my son as part of his 18th birthday present and we had a blast in our cars, learned a ton about autocross and truly enjoyed our experience together at the event. The instructors’ enthusiasm was evident in their teaching and that created a very positive and fun learning experience. [It wasn’t] at all intimidating and the course itself was worth every penny!"

Restaurant Owner

"Excellent quality program, even better people. The instructors are committed to make every minute count and it shows. Great camaraderie and I will definitely come back. It is very difficult to find something this good for the money."


"It provided much self-discovery for me. The format of doing a run, getting feedback from an instructor and going again felt very efficient in applying new lessons and seeing improvement immediately."

Film Student

"Starting Line is, bang for the buck, the best way to get started in motorsports. The quality and amount of instruction is incredibly high and it left me prepared and ready for my first event."

Social Worker

"Being a woman in the autocross school was great too. Was I in the minority? Absolutely. Did I feel any animosity? Not at all. I think a lot of the guys enjoyed seeing a girl get out on the track and thrash a car. I'd recommend the school to anyone trying to get into autocross, as well as anyone who would like to get a little better feel for how their car will perform in everyday situations."

HR Generalist

"I learned more about how to drive MY OWN car in a day than I would have in years trying to figure it out myself during regional events."

Talent Acquisition Specialist

"It's amazing how much faster you can get in just one day with the direct feedback from the instructors. What's more, everyone had a blast playing with cars all day. It was worth every penny."

Nuclear Reactor Operator

"The Starting Line School helped me find the limits of my performance car, how to drive to them and use them to my advantage."


"After this course I have a newfound respect for exactly what my car is capable of, and what I'm capable of as well. I could feel my car control increasing each step of the way, and I'm excited to compete in a full on solo course!"

Programming Analyst

"The school is truly an amazing, well-rounded experience. I walked away from it with much more confidence in my racing abilities."

College Student

"It's thrilling watching your skills improve during the course of ONE day's class, and I'm coming back to learn more. I've learned more about my car, its limits and my abilities behind the wheel than money could buy. If nothing else it will make me a much better driver whenever I'm behind the wheel."


"I highly recommend the school to anyone, no matter your interest in autocross. It's a great opportunity to explore the handling characteristics of your car at the limit in a very safe environment, with excellent instruction."

Construction Manager

SCCA Tire Rack Starting Line Autocross School Events

Check back often as we will continue to add additional school dates for 2024!