TOPEKA, Kan. (July 25, 2018) -- Registration is now open for the 2018 DirtFish RallyCross National Championship taking place Oct. 12-14 at the National Balloon Classic Memorial Balloon Field in Indianola, located just south of Des Moines, Iowa.
A change from last year, registration is open to ALL competitors. There is no staggered registration. Competitors also have the opportunity to purchase a commemorative shirt or hat from SCCA Gear during the registration process.
The entry cap for this event is set at 125, and all competitors must be annual SCCA members. The cost this year is $150 per entrant. Early registration closes at 11:59 p.m. Central Time on Sept. 30, at which point the entry fee becomes $200 per competitor. Then on Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. Central Time, online registration ends.
The 2018 DirtFish SCCA RallyCross National Championship begins Friday, October 12, with event check-in, class inspection and Tech. Courses will be open to competitors for walking tours later in the day Friday, and a pay-per-run practice course will be available to drivers.
Again, there will be three unique course layouts over the weekend. 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 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.