Nearly 60 racers peeled out of the starting line for an East Tennessee autocross competition. With cars from the 1950's to brand new cars, racers competed Sunday in West Knox County for points and trophies.
They're getting ready for next month's big event, "Solo in the Park." It takes place August 18 and 19 to help raise money for the Loudon United Way, The Knoxville Family Justice Center and Legal Aid of Tennessee.
But before that gets underway, racers practiced, had fun and worked to stay safe. "That's the one rule with autocross. You come out, you run your runs, and it's always a safe environment," East Tennessee Sports Club Car of America member Robert Carpenter said.
"It's just a lot of fun, lots of people all over the United States that are our friends. It's just a great camaraderie of people," driver Lin Raby said.
August's race is expected to bring in more than 100 racers from all over the southeast.
Visit Sports Car Club of America's website for more information on the fundraiser event.