The closest Autocross to me in the Chicago area is 45 minutes, longest the SCCA Solo II National Championships in Topeka Kansas (September 14-16). At Nationals I'll get 6 runs at about 60 seconds each but I will be running against 38 other drivers, only 1 will become National Champion.
note: There are currently 1124 drivers registered making the Solo II Nationals one if not the largest amateur motorsports events in the world.
I regularly make the 2 hour trek to Road America in Elkhart Lake Wisconsin (about 6 times a year) to work at Races. On September 19 I'll leave for a week at Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course to work the SCCA National Championship Runoff's. This year somewhere between 600 and 700 Road racers will attempt to win a National Championship.
O I live 7 miles from Chicago Indoor Racing so of course I pretty much live there
I did 6 races and broke my second Kart, that's right I have crashed hard enough to break two Karts.
#1: A couple months ago I got t-boned by some idot that thought he was fast (I had just lapped him)
#2: The Kart in front on me spun in the Reb Bull, No yellows up yet, as I cleared the corner and saw the kart it was way to late to brake so I attempted to avoid. Got my nose past but the quick steeing input pitched the rear left, I hit, and spun at least once to the right. Small cut on my right knee left rear of the kart now sits as a 45 degree angle to the road.
The worst Kart damage ever at Chicago Indoor Racing