Cruisin’ the Coast Autocross Event

You’re sitting on Highway 90 watching the hot rods roll down the Coast, but you want a little more heart racing action. Cruisin’ the Coast’s autocross event might be the place for you. News 25’s Laurene Callander goes behind the scenes of the adrenaline rush and how you can get in on that race.
Cruisin’ the Coast’s “Autocross” is here and these drivers want to get your blood pumping. Jason Polite, a registered cruiser, said, “It’s like an airplane taking off and you never know, never expect the next turn. It’s incredible how fast and how quick these cars can turn.”
The course is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the back parking lot of the Coast Coliseum. But don’t put the pedal to the metal just yet, you have to have a registered Cruisin’ car in order to drive through or ride with a professional. Otherwise, you can sit back and watch the action for free. Autocross driver Brian Finch said, “I just love the adrenaline rush, the thrill of going out there and sliding the car around. You got to experience it here with me. It’s perfectly safe. There’s nothing really to hit and it’s just a great time with your car.”
This is the second time Autocross is here at Cruisin’ the Coast. You can either watch from the parking deck or you can come and enjoy the ride. “It may not be for everybody if you’ve got a faint heart, but it’s awesome. Very, very good experience,” said Polite.
This fast and furious side to Cruisin’ the Coast allows motorists the unique chance to see what their wheels can really do without getting the dreaded and costly speeding ticket. “You’ve got these great cars, these great works of art. Come out here and enjoy them, that is what they’re for. They’re to be driven,” said Finch.
The beauty of the course is that you can hop in line and take your car for a spin as many times as you want.
The course is open tomorrow from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Coliseum. It’s free to watch and you can participate if you are a registered cruiser.

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