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bird’s eye view of the RallyCross National Championships in 2009. bird’s eye view of the RallyCross National Championships in 2009. View Full Size

 

TOPEKA, Kan. (July 21, 2010) – Registration continues for the 2010 RallyCross National Championship, to be held August 20-22 in Fountain, Colo. The fourth-year event will be held just 25 minutes south of Colorado Springs for the second consecutive year, promising an improved layout and bigger challenges for drivers.

As in 2009, the U.S. Truck Driving School is the host site to the event, nearly in the shadow of Pikes Peak alongside the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The site is a popular location for RallyCross within the Colorado Region.

New for the 2010 event, the course will include one longer, faster circuit than a year ago, when the course was broken into two segments. Participants will also run in three different groups, instead of four, divided into Stock, Modified and Prepared categories.

“We’ve learned from last year’s event, and feel like our changes this year will make the RallyCross National Championships bigger, better and more fun,” event chairman Ken Cashion said. “We built the faster course because of our ability to be more efficient in keeping the event on schedule, which is something our competitors have asked for.

“Being able to divide the sessions into three run groups also allows a break throughout the day, as competitors will drive during their group, work during the following group’s runs, and then have a run group for a break. It’s win-win for all participants.”

While the Fountain layout has been a staple of the Colorado Region’s programs for years, this year’s event will include influence from outside of the region. Matt Dahn, from the Detroit Region, will design the August layout.

The third weekend in August has been a traditional date on the Colorado Region’s RallyCross calendar, including for the past five years.

“We moved the event from October because we know this weekend, historically, should give us more predictable weather,” Cashion said. “But we do expect it to be hotter than it was a year ago. The sun can be intense during the day, and we ask competitors to be prepared for it.”

Online registration for the 20010 RallyCross National Championship is available at www.scca.com by clicking on the green “Rally” tab at the top of the page and then selecting “RallyCross National Championship” from the left-hand menu. A link to online registration is available from the the event page, as well as a PDF entry form to download should entrants prefer to mail or fax their form.

For more information on the 2010 RallyCross National Championship, visit www.scca.com/rally.

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