Autograss (noun): motor racing on natural surfaces such as grass or mud
The same age as the Junior Saloon drivers, these Corsa engined, purposed built pocket rockets are a superb starter class for those looking towards an open wheeled autograss future. They are no slouches either, imagine what your road Corsa can do then strip away all the weight and let a 12-16 year old loose in it. Exactly. It certainly a class where you quickly pick up and learn about spacial awareness. Very unforgiving when you accidentally catch wheels with someone and certainly not a habit to get into, barreling through the air once is probably enough. Good class and like mini class 8 just without the fury.
When it goes wrong....
It's not that often but sometimes things go a little wrong. Whether it be a moments lack of concentration, over exuberance or mechanical issue accidents do happen. Thankfully, the high standard of build of these cars, the safety gear and being safety checked before every meeting, means that most get out and walk away with nothing more than a dented wallet and feeling a bit sore. I'll leave you with a few from the 2016 season.