For many years, the North Devon Motor Club has organised Autocross events on it's own land at Sugworthy, near High Bickington. Autocross events involve cars racing around a grass track, usually in groups of two or four, against the clock. Each competitor will have a couple of practice heats; followed by three or four timed runs, with their lowest time being the one that counts.
This is a non-contact sport and, although standard cars are eligible to enter, it is normal for cars to be specially prepared with additional safety features fitted (such as a roll cage). In addition, competitors are required to wear fireproof racing overalls and a crash helmet.