Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Most makes and models can compete! Doesn’t matter if it’s RWD, FWD, AWD/4WD, we have a class for you. Rollbars / cages are preferred, but not required. Convertibles need to have a factory, OEM hardtop. Lifted trucks are welcome, but will be evaluated for rollover potential. The golden rule is the truck/SUV needs to be wider than taller.
All you need to do it make sure your car is in good, working order. No leaks, everything bolted down and be sure to keep an eye on your tire pressures!
Every type of racing, whether it is on dirt or on pavement, has a chance of problems arising. However, rallycross is not wheel to wheel, and you’re in 1st and 2nd gear 99% of the time. If you drive within your limits, you will be fine.
Car classing depends on the modifications done to the vehicle. Aside from drivetrain, there are three main classes that you will be considered for: Stock, Prepared and Modified. Stock class is exactly what is sounds like: the car must be stock. Prepared class is the step up from stock: bolt-ons, suspension mods and rally tires are allowed. Modified: Sky is the limit, provided it is safe. Safety gear will not change what class you are in! While these are general rules of thumb, please refer to the rulebook for specifics or email us with questions!
For just starting out, we recommend a good set of snow tires. Those will provide a little extra tread and grip from your typical all seasons on your daily driver. However, you can run whatever you prefer and have the budget for. Rally tires are definitely preferred, however keep in mind they are not allowed in stock class and they are more expensive. If you have questions on which style of rally tire you should use, ask us!
Your morning will start off with walking the course followed by the drivers meeting normally between 8am to 9am, depending on event. It is crucial that you attend the drivers meeting as it will provide you will all the information you need for the day. Safety measures will be discussed, the format of run groups, rules and how to questions will be asked and answered. Drivers meetings are mandatory.
After the drivers meeting, if you are in the first class out, you will then bring your car to grid where an organizer will tech your car. See the “Drivers Information” tab for information. Once teched, a parade lap will take place. A parade lap is a slow speed, follow the leader throughout the course. Just like course walking, this will give you an idea of what the conditions are and allow you to decide your plan of attack.
Depending on the event, the average amount of runs you will receive is 5. Some events have up to 7. Rallycross is not wheel to wheel racing, so you will be out on course by yourself. Once all runs are completed, all of your run times are added for one total score.
Other classes will follow the same format until the day is finished.
Lunch is normally between 11:30am-12:30am.
Keep in mind however, that Rallycross is a volunteer sport. This means that each driver is expected to work the course at least once when not driving. Someone has to pick up and put back all the cones you run over! There are multiple stations setup on course that have fire extinguishers, radios and red flags. There needs to be two people per station: one to grab the cone hit, the other to call it in and hold the red flag. That’s it! You stand out there and get a first hand experience of the cars flying by while helping us hold an awesome event.
The end of the day is for the announcement of podium winner, trophies if applicable and sponsor prize giveaways.
Let’s start your rallycross career!
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- Join our Driver Circle for a feature. Submit a photo of your car and your social tag!