Race car enthusiasts gear up for monthly fun in Selma

Hitting top speeds of 55 to 60 miles per hour may not sound like extreme to many motorists, but doing so over an orange-coned course of tight turns and narrow straightaways demands precision and driver devotion.

Members of the San Antonio Sports Car Association take to the pavement at the River City Community Church every month to exhibit their driving skills — and their modified vehicles — among the SASCA membership.

Temperatures were peaking near 95 degrees on the morning of July 9 when SASCA members Eric Yee and Brandon Garcia hit the track, two of the 97 drivers registered to run the specially designed course.

Traveling between 30 and 60 miles per hour, cars sprint out onto the monitored course and are timed according to their progress through the course.

Yee has been driving Autocross for 13 years. He said drivers normally get five or six runs to achieve a daily high time. His 2013 Mustang GT has been modified to perform at a higher level than the off-the-showroom Mustang you’ll find parked in a neighbor’s driveway. “But it’s still street-legal, I can drive it here and back.”