Autocross 101 with the Chevrolet Sonic - The Downshift Episode 29

On this episode of The Downshift, Motor Trend's Jessi Lang dives head first into the world of competitive autocross racing with the Chevrolet Sonic. First, she trains with Motor Trend road test editor Scott Mortara, who teaches her the rules of autocross and helps her establish the performance limits of the Sonic on the Motor Trend Figure 8 course. Then Jessi heads to El Toro Marine Base to finally compete in her first official SCCA autocross race. The Downshift appears every Tuesday on the new Motor Trend channel. Facebook - & Twitter - Google+ - Website - Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! Facebook - Twitter - Google+ - Website -

More Videos...

Learning Autocross In A 2015 Subaru WRX
PLEASE help support the channel by using my amazon link when shopping on Amazon. The Subie's first autocross event. Learned more about the car than I did on my last track day. Understeers at the limit on the stock suspension and tires, but that is to be expected. PLEASE help support the channel by using my amazon link when shopping on Amazon. PREMIUM AUTO STYLING 15% OFF ENTIRE ORDER! DISCOUNT CODE: mywrxchannel LINK: Business Inquiries, contact: Support the channel: Car Products I personally use LED Light Bar: &creative=9325&creativeASIN=B01LWPC87Y&linkCode=as2&tag=mywrxchannel-20&lin kId=22e9590bcdfcdf58ae8488d02bca2800 Car Wash: &creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00AFBXQNC&linkCode=as2&tag=mywrxchannel-20&lin kId=b62c49e95668cb10f85f66d92475fc4c Detailer/Waterless Wash: &creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00FSAV5LU&linkCode=as2&tag=mywrxchannel-20&lin kId=119592357b61b5fdbfb3dc32da44fdb9 Wheel Cleaner: &creative=9325&creativeASIN=B003TTRORQ&linkCode=as2&tag=mywrxchannel-20&lin kId=770f4d775a233bb6d45719a910b104ff Tire Dressing Applicator: &creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00BJCHTFW&linkCode=as2&tag=mywrxchannel-20&lin kId=6b279525e8e17c898a941fe72f37f360 Tire Dressing: &creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00R2SF8O6&linkCode=as2&tag=mywrxchannel-20&lin kId=abcb02389fb0817161637ef268337b53 Interior Cleaner: &creative=9325&creativeASIN=B001TI1F5Q&linkCode=as2&tag=mywrxchannel-20&lin kId=5b41f6c69149211d31eb14370a042045 Glass Cleaner: &creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0007OWD2M&linkCode=as2&tag=mywrxchannel-20&lin kId=4d1973b0a7404c1e52ad811d286a5f46 Polish: &creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00PA2LMD2&linkCode=as2&tag=mywrxchannel-20&lin kId=88e91fedee392e8be4d269d9db7d328d Wax: &creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0102RAWQ2&linkCode=as2&tag=mywrxchannel-20&lin kId=20041a96e3afd960445606f03f47d830 Polisher: &creative=9325&creativeASIN=B009UKUUWE&linkCode=as2&tag=mywrxchannel-20&lin kId=067d034fea56ec0c62d078c5e6641e69 Engine Oil: &creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0123EL4G4&linkCode=as2&tag=mywrxchannel-20&lin kId=0b75de9629acb103b3e86f2464807818 Oil Filter: 0LD1J362/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=mywrxchannel-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=6b74af 9c5d1b0cfe719614ae3509168d&creativeASIN=B00LD1J362 Fumoto Drain Valve: &creative=9325&creativeASIN=B003VCCUJI&linkCode=as2&tag=mywrxchannel-20&lin kId=8c64424bbb8dbe26835209c42c5da875 Camera Gear I use: Drone: &creative=9325&creativeASIN=B013HTPKSC&linkCode=as2&tag=mywrxchannel-20&lin kId=375f5587f16898bcece13e5f6cc397de GoPro Hero 4 Black: &creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00NIYNUF2&linkCode=as2&tag=mywrxchannel-20&lin kId=816c2b02896e7dfe8f730829f725fc8b GoPro Gimbal: &creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00ZXB01UU&linkCode=as2&tag=mywrxchannel-20&lin kId=af1b632c3a2923fefe7b881cfb0e2bdf DSLR: &creative=9325&creativeASIN=B004MN00C4&linkCode=as2&tag=mywrxchannel-20&lin kId=938f152d5f80923f30bb61c9b9d1b9a8

Road Test: 2012 Chevrolet Sonic

How to prepare for your first track day / first autocross - Boosted Films
0:39 - Tires and Brakes 1:56 - Suspension 2:47 - Interior 3:19 - Under the hood 4:17 - Safety Equipment 5:23 - Be Prepared 6:45 - Pushing the Limits 9:23 - Connect with us Read more here: ad-for-pg2014/ Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Tumblr 365Racing CWSCC Brakes and Tires - Spend the money on good high temp brake fluid and good racing brake pads especially if you are doing a lapping day/TT/HPDE. Under the hood must dos: 1) Battery tie down. 2) No leaking fluids 3) Positive battery terminal covered Interior: Remove all loose items, including floor mats! Safety: Have an Snell SA rated helmet. (Hans device recommended for big track) Suspension: No modifications necessary, just needs to be in good operating order. Cool Down laps: Use them!

Parking Lot "Racing" - Autocross In The NorthEast
This concept came together when I read the argument and counter argument of someone comparing autocross to road racing, and then someone else that created an article in the form of a rebuttal. I've been autocrossing for about 5 years now, and haven't had the privilege and funds to road race...YET. But even though I do have a bit of a bias, I don't think it takes any credit away from how great a sport autocross it. So I decided to share some of the great moments I've captured behind the camera. This is footage from past autocross events going back to about 4 years, and along with getting new audio equipment as well as learning about audio editing, I decided to put it all to the test. It's a different feel from my normal Motorsports videos but I think it works. Let me know what you guys think. Shot and Edited: Kwesi Peters Narration: Kwesi Peters Music: Zack Hemsey - The Way