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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1 week ago
Spokes

You want Spokes merch? We have Spokes merch!

Say hello to our brand new online merchandise store: www.spokes.org/shop/

We currently have...

- 2 t-shirt designs... available in classic fit (Gildan), premium fit (Bella+Canvas), or long sleeves, all in a multitude of colors.
- 3 hats... a classic/baseball hat available in multiple colors, a trucker hat in multiple colors, and a bucket hat that is customizable (you can enter your name, or class and number, etc on the second line).
- 2 jackets... an embroidered fleece jacket, and a rain jacket.
- Drinkware... a bottle opener, water bottle, and coffee mug.
- Clothing for your pets :)

Show the world that you run with the greatest autocross club in the country!
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You want Spokes merch? We have Spokes merch!

Say hello to our brand new online merchandise store: https://www.spokes.org/shop/

We currently have...

- 2 t-shirt designs... available in classic fit (Gildan), premium fit (Bella+Canvas), or long sleeves, all in a multitude of colors.
- 3 hats... a classic/baseball hat available in multiple colors, a trucker hat in multiple colors, and a bucket hat that is customizable (you can enter your name, or class and number, etc on the second line).
- 2 jackets... an embroidered fleece jacket, and a rain jacket.
- Drinkware... a bottle opener, water bottle, and coffee mug.
- Clothing for your pets :)

Show the world that you run with the greatest autocross club in the country!Image attachment
1 week ago
Spokes

Our first 5 SPO'Cials are planned with 6 more on the books coming soon. Please join us so we can keep these events happening and keep Texas Spokes the strongest family in Autocrossing. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago
Spokes

VERY EXCITING NEWS TO SHARE!

I am very happy to announce that Spokes Autocross #1 is going to be at a brand new site… Brushy Creek Amphitheater in Hutto TX. Those of you that have been around a while know that finding a new autocross site is the single most challenging part of running an autocross club, so this is very exciting for us!

*** IT IS ALSO REALLY EASY TO LOSE A SITE SO PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE MESSAGE AS THERE ARE SOME LIMITATIONS AND CONSTRAINTS THAT ARE UNIQUE TO THIS SITE ***

Details about the venue: The Brushy Creek Amphitheater is a live music venue located in a public park in Hutto. The site is arguably the most beautiful/pretty site you will ever autocross at; the surroundings are positively lovely. The parking lot where we will be running is approximately the same size as the course area we used at SAR/ACM, however, we have to fit the course AND grid on that area. So the expected course times are in the ~35 second range. The surface is smooth, and the asphalt is in excellent condition.

The City of Hutto has expressed interest in a long term partnership with us, so it is ABSOLUTELY IMPERATIVE THAT WE MAKE A POSITIVE IMPRESSION AND ABIDE BY ALL THE RULES.

Rules & limitations for the event:

1. There is a strict 85 db sound limit at the fence line of the venue. This is not a suggestion, this is an absolute requirement. There are houses immediately to the north of the venue, and even though those homeowners know they bought houses right next to a live music venue, the city ordinance limits sound volumes at the fence line to 85 db. This means, if you know your car is loud (you know who you are), I’m sorry but you cannot run it at this site. We will be measuring sound levels at the fence, and anyone that touches the 85 db limit will not be able to take any more runs. There will be no warnings... This is your warning. Do what you need to in order to make your car quieter now.

2. Paddock space is very limited, so for Autocross #1 here, there will be a 120 person entry limit. We will open registration for Spokes members ONLY at first, and if by the week before the event registration has not filled up, we will open it to non-members.

3. Because paddock space is very limited, if you have a street legal car, DO NOT trailer it to the event; drive it there. Trucks/trailer take up a lot of space, and we will need all of the space to accommodate 120 cars, including the few people who have to trailer their non-street-legal cars.

4. Put on your competition tires at home, to further reduce paddock space needs. The venue is barely 25 minutes from downtown Austin; your tires will be fine.

As I said, it is imperative that we do what we can to ensure this first event goes well for us AND for the venue. Assuming everything goes well, this could be one of the best sites we have had in 15+ years. I’m sure we will learn from this first event too, and figure out how to make more efficient use of the space in order to have higher entry caps in the future, but for the first one, we are being a bit conservative.

Happy 2022 everyone :)
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