Start your engines for Mazda Sportscar
Club Autocross (MAX). MAX will feature loads
of seat time at the Prince Georges Stadium
(Bowie Baysox) parking lot as MAX is designed
for you to sharpen your skills while having
fun applying your improved seat of the pants
knowledge to full course runs.
Autocrosses are timed events where drivers
navigate one vehicle at a time through a
course marked by traffic pylons. Autocrosses
emphasis car handling and driver skill, vice
sheer horsepower. Speeds usually do not
exceed highway speeds, but the activity
level (measured in discrete turns per
minute) can be higher than even Formula One
due to the large number of elements packed
into each course. Autocross courses are
typically 50 to 70 seconds in length and
clearly marked. Autocrossing is a good way
to learn vehicle control applicable to daily
MAX events are renowned for how many runs
you receive on-course. While the heats are
timed, MAX events are designed for fast,
safe fun and are non-competitive.
We have arranged for Mazda Sportscar Club
instructors to be on hand during the event.
We have divided the event into morning and
afternoon sessions to reduce wait times
between runs. Traditionally, participants
receive either six to eight runs in the
morning or six to eight runs in the
afternoon. If you want to run all day, 12+
runs, then you need to sign up and pay for
two sessions. With quick course manning
transitions between run groups, we have had
9 runs in a session.
All experience levels can participate.
Non-Mazda owners are welcome to drive with
us as well, bring a friend. Passengers must
must sign the insurance waiver, be 16 years
of age or older and wear a helmet while
We welcome non-Mazda owners to participate
in the autocross as well and visitors are
invited to see what goes on at a MAX event.
7:00 Course set up
8:15 Morning Technical Inspections, paddock
on the right side of the stadium upon
entering the park
8:45 Morning Driverís meeting, course walk
9:00 Morning session cars on-course
12:30 Afternoon Technical Inspections,
paddock on the right side of the stadium
1:00 Afternoon Driverís meeting, course walk
1:30 Afternoon session, cars on-course
5:00 Clean up
All event details will be posted here.