Autocross - Solo 2
What is autocross? Solo is the SCCA brand name for autocross competition. Solo events are driving skill contests that emphasize the driver's ability and the car's handling characteristics. This is accomplished by driving a course that is designated by traffic cones on a low hazard location, such as a parking lot or inactive airstrip. While speeds are no greater than those normally encountered in legal highway driving, the combination of concentration and car feedback creates an adrenaline pumping experience. It is like being in a movie chase scene, only you are holding onto the steering wheel instead of a box of popcorn!
Who can do it?
Everyone! It doesn't matter if you just bought your car, or if you've been dumping money into your '91 Miata for the last 5 years. As long as you have a helmet[], tires in good shape, and a willingness to get up early and drive, you're more than capable!
Where can I find more info?
A complete overview of Solo2/Autocross can be found at http://www.scca.com/hub.aspx?hub=3 . They are the official ruling organization of nationwide club racing -- they write the rules, hold the national competitions and so forth. You can also find a link to your region's local SCCA chapter, which would then guide you to an event schedule.