|Autograss is a non-contact sport that takes place on an oval 440yard track on a natural soil surface. Due to the close nature of the racing, thrills and spills are never far away.
Racing takes place in the various classes with up to 10 cars starting on a straight line grid and racing over short 4-8 lap races. This results in the major meetings, most of which are staged over 2 days,. All classes normally race through qualifying heats and finals and, if time permits, open races where different classes race against each other.
The social side of the sport is a very large factor in its appeal and on the Saturday evening of meetings the aroma of barbeque cooking is hard to escape from as friends from all over the country meet up.
This just seems to emphasize the family nature of the sport emcompassed by the fact that husband, wife and children can all compete in the same car.
No autograss event requires competitors to enter prior to the day and with the exception of the National Championships, which require qualification/registration, any NASA licence holder can race at any NASA meeting just by turning up.
This even applies to rounds of the British Autograss Series (BAS) which is a number of events throughout the season over which points are accumulated to produce class and overall champions. Besides providing racing at its very best the BAS Presentation weekend is also staking its claim as THE social event of the year.
Racing licences are available for men, ladies and juniors (12-16 year olds are restricted to class 1 cars and junior specials). Also available are mechanics and social licences for those who do not wish to race but would like to be part of this very affordable motor sport.
If this very brief tour of the sport has whetted your appetite then pop along to any of our meetings on the events page and speak to the members there who will be more than happy to give you more information.