Newcomers Guide

Are you new to autocross, or new to Spokes? Here’s all the info on how to get involved.

Upcoming Events

Autocrosses, meetings, cruises, movie nights, and more. But mostly autocrosses.

Contact

Email the BOD, and connect with other members on the Spokes Facebook group.

News & Announcements

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2 weeks ago
Spokes

With only 13 days remaining, the wait for the 2024 Autocross season is almost over!

Spokes Annual Memberships and Season Pre-Pay/Register are available here: www.motorsportreg.com/orgs/texas-spokes-sports-car-club

The cost of the Season Pre-Pay/Register is $325 for the 11 Spokes-hosted autocrosses ($95 discount over the season) and guarantees entry into all 11 events, without needing to hassle with registration and wait lists. *𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐩𝐫𝐞-𝐩𝐚𝐲 𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐒π₯πšπ›π₯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 π¦πžπ¦π›πžπ«π¬ 𝐨𝐧π₯𝐲.

For anyone not pre-paying for the season, registration will open Sunday, February 18 here: msreg.com/24spokes1
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With only 13 days remaining, the wait for the 2024 Autocross season is almost over!

Spokes Annual Memberships and Season Pre-Pay/Register are available here: https://www.motorsportreg.com/orgs/texas-spokes-sports-car-club

The cost of the Season Pre-Pay/Register is $325 for the 11 Spokes-hosted autocrosses ($95 discount over the season) and guarantees entry into all 11 events, without needing to hassle with registration and wait lists. *𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐩𝐫𝐞-𝐩𝐚𝐲 𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐒π₯πšπ›π₯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 π¦πžπ¦π›πžπ«π¬ 𝐨𝐧π₯𝐲.

For anyone not pre-paying for the season, registration will open Sunday, February 18 here: msreg.com/24spokes1
3 weeks ago
Spokes

*** Post 3 of 3: Classing changes, and eligible tires (re: Vitour) ***

Wrapping up the 3-part series of posts, I wanted to highlight the last of the important changes we have made for the 2024 season and beyond...

- Post 1 (Friday) - Our new tech inspection process, and the revised morning schedule at autocrosses
- Post 2 (yesterday) - Changes to how Spokes membership works, and autocross event prices, and season pre-pay
- Post 3 (this one) - Class changes for those running in CAMS/CAMC/CAMT and XA/XB/XU, and clarification regarding eligible tires

CLASSING CHANGE FOR THOSE RUNNING IN CAMS/CAMC/CAMT AND XA/XB/XU

In 2023, Spokes used the U (Ultra) index class to group together competitors from CAMS/CAMC/CAMT and XA/XB/XS.

For 2024, there are 2 changes...

- The XS class has been replaced with the XU class.
- Given the popularity of the CAM and Xtreme categories, we are splitting up the 2 categories into their own index classes.
- CAMS/CAMC/CAMT cars will run in the "C" index class (for example, CCAMS).
- XA/XB/XU cars will run in the "U" index class (for example UXA).
- Of course, CAM or Xtreme category drivers are welcome to register in the Novice/N index class (for example, NCAMS) or the Pro/X class (for example, XXB) if they wish.

ELIGIBLE TIRES FOR THE STREET TIRE CLASSES (RE: VITOUR TEMPESTA P1 TIRES)

Spokes is following the lead of the SCCA with regards to the new Vitour Tempesta P1 tire. This tire will NOT be eligible to be run in any street tire class. Drivers may run that tire in any of the race tire classes.

As always, if you have any questions about anything, feel free to reach out.
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3 weeks ago
Spokes

*** Post 2 of 3: Membership changes, event prices, and season pre-pay ***

Continuing the 3-part series of posts, I wanted to highlight some of the important changes we have made for the 2024 season and beyond...

- Friday/yesterday - Our new tech inspection process, and the revised morning schedule at autocrosses
- Saturday/today (this post) - Changes to how Spokes membership works, and autocross event prices, and season pre-pay
- Sunday/tomorrow - Class changes for those running in CAMS/CAMC/CAMT and XA/XB/XU, and clarification regarding eligible tires

SPOKES MEMBERSHIP CHANGES

Through last year, Spokes memberships were valid from 12 months from whenever you became a member. Starting 2024, Spokes memberships will be for the current season. This simplifies things for you and for us by making it super clear which events you are a member for. Here's how it will work...

- Individual membership - $50
- Family membership - $75
- All memberships will have a start date of Feb 1st, and will go through Jan 31st of the following year. This ensures that you are a member for every event of the season and for the year end party.
- The prices for membership will be reduced for folks who become members later in the season.
- On/after May 1st the price will drop to $40 (individual membership) and $60 (family membership)
- On/after August 1st the price will drop to $30 (individual membership) and $45 (family membership)
- On/after November 1st you will no longer be able to purchase a membership for the current season
- If you renewed your membership between Nov 1st 2023 and Dec 31st 2023, do not worry, we will extend your membership to cover the entire 2024 season.

You can become a Spokes member here: msreg.com/spokesmembership2024

AUTOCROSS EVENT PRICES

The cost of Spokes autocrosses have remained the same for over 15 years. Unfortunately, since then, all of the club's costs have gone up, especially site rental and insurance (more than a 5 figure increase over the season).

As such, here are the event prices for the 2024 season:

- COTA autocross events: $40 for members, $50 for non-members
- RCCC autocross events: $35 for members, $45 for non-members
- Beeville autocross events: $40 for members, $50 for non-members

Note: With a $10 difference between the member and non-member prices for events, the cost of a Spokes membership pays off in just 5 events.

SEASON PRE-PAY

Spokes is pleased to continue offering the ability for members to pre-pay for the season of autocross events (excluding the autocross school, track sprints, or any other special events). For 2024, Spokes has 12 autocrosses, 11 of which are hosted by Spokes, and 1 will be hosted by SASCA (as a joint event). The Spokes season pre-pay will cover the 11 Spokes autocrosses.

Pre-paying for the season has the following benefits:

- Discounted price! The cost of the season membership is $325 for the 11 Spokes-hosted autocrosses ($95 discount over the season).
- Guaranteed entry into all 11 events, without needing to hassle with registration and wait lists.
- Priority/early registration for any special events not included in the season pre-pay.

Spokes members can pre-pay for the season starting tomorrow Sunday Feb 11th: msreg.com/24annualprepay

As always, if you have any questions about anything, feel free to reach out.
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3 weeks ago
Spokes

*** Post 1 of 3: New tech inspection process, and new morning schedule ***

As we approach the start of our season, I wanted to highlight some of the important changes we have made for the 2024 season and beyond. From today through Sunday, here's what we will cover...

- Friday (this post) - Our new tech inspection process, and the revised morning schedule at autocrosses
- Saturday - Changes to how Spokes membership works, and autocross event prices
- Sunday - Class changes for those running in CAMS/CAMC/CAMT and XA/XB/XU, and clarification regarding eligible tires

NEW TECH INSPECTION PROCESS

Starting this season, Spokes is moving to a "self tech" process where each of you will be responsible for tech inspecting your own car. Before each event, you will be required to complete the self tech attestation online (it will be a part of the online check in process), or you will need to fill out a paper tech form at the event that certifies you have inspected your vehicle. You will not be able to check into the event without completing the tech attestation either online or via paper.

If you do not know how to tech inspect your vehicle, no problem, we will still have the tech inspection lane at every event, and you are welcome to go through that lane to have one of the tech inspectors look over your car.

The only exception to this process is for first timers: If you are a first timer with Spokes, you will be REQUIRED to go through the tech inspection lane at your first autocross, unless you attend the annual tech inspection event on Feb 18th and get your car inspected there.

Speaking of which, the Annual Tech Inspection event is coming up next Sunday Feb 18th @ Petrol Lounge from 10am to 2pm, and there are some important changes to how that event will be run compared to previous years...

- If you have run with Spokes before, then you do not need to get your car looked over by a tech inspector! You are still welcome to come to the event as a social and membership drive.
- If you are new to Spokes, then you must either attend this annual tech inspection event OR go through the tech inspection lane at an autocross to have your car looked over by a tech inspector before you will be allowed to use the self-tech process.
- In effect, all tech inspections are now "annual tech inspections", where the responsibility is on YOU to ensure your car passes tech inspection. We will still have the tech inspection lane at every event in case you need help from a tech inspector.

NEW MORNING SCHEDULE AT AUTOCROSS EVENTS

In the spirit of making time for more runs, there is a minor change to our morning schedule, with the aim of getting the first driver on course by 9:30am.

- 7:00 Site opens
- 7:30 – 8:15 Vehicle tech inspection (NOTE this is shortened to 45 minutes)
- 7:30 – 8:15 Driver check-in/registration(NOTE this is shortened to 45 minutes)
- 8:10 – 9:00 Course open for walking
- 8:30 – 8:45 Novice walk through (NOTE this is earlier than it was before)
- 9:05 – 9:15 Driver’s meeting
- 9:30 Competition begins
- Depending on the number of entrants, Spokes events have 3-4 heats. Each heat lasts ~75-90 minutes, with a 10 minute changeover period in between.
- Event typically ends somewhere between 3:30pm and 4:00pm, followed by trophies for the novices, and packing up.

Reach out if you have any questions!
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  • Apr 21 Spokes Autocross #3 @ COTA
  • May 4 Spokes Autocross School @ Beeville
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  • Jun 9 Spokes Autocross #5 @ COTA
  • Jun 29 Spokes Autocross #6 @ RCCC
  • Jul 28 Spokes Autocross #7 @ COTA
  • Aug 24 Spokes Autocross #8 @ RCCC
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