RallyCross National Championship Registration on Horizon
The 2016 SCCA RallyCross National Championship is coming up September 30 through October 2 at the National Balloon Classic venue in Indianola, Iowa. So it’s time for down-and-dirty drivers to think about registering for the upcoming event.
On Monday, August 15, an email invite will go out to previous RallyCross National Championship winners who will have one week to register for the event. After that, registration will open for other SCCA members on Monday, August 22, at 3pm Central Time at the RallyCross National Championship webpage.
The cost is $135 per entrant this year, which will be the event’s 10th anniversary. Additionally, Shirts 101 has created special t-shirts for the occasion and the first 50 people to register will receive a free commemorative shirt.
The entry cap is set at 125 racers this year. Late fees start at 11:59am Central Time on Monday, September 19, at which time the registration price will increase to $175 per entrant.
The RallyCross National Championship begins Friday, September 30, with an open “Test & Tune” session before competition on Saturday and Sunday. There will again be three unique course layouts over the weekend, and drivers get at least three shots at each configuration. Runs are timed to 1/1000th of a second with missed “gates” resulting in a 10-second penalty. Class winners are based on the total time of all runs Saturday and Sunday.
As the SCCA’s most widespread and readily accessible form of extreme motorsport, RallyCross is a scaled-down version of a rally stage laid out on a non-paved plot of land where the course is delineated by traffic cones instead of trees or rocks. Participation requirements are considerably less than those associated with other forms of performance rally, so drivers usually only need a mechanically sound, hardtop vehicle and a helmet to come play in the dirt.
Mark the SCCA RallyCross National Championship on your calendars and plan to come out so you and your car can rip it up in an open field.
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