Colorado RallyCross

Welcome to Colorado RallyCross!  What is RallyCross?  Think of it as autocross gone wild.  Instead of a paved parking lot, we race on gravel or dirt under all types of conditions—dust, more dust, mud, rain, snow, ice, wind, and even darkness.  If you’re new to RallyCross, check out our website for more information about the most exciting entry-level motorsport on the planet!  If you’re a RallyCross veteran, be sure to mark this year’s events on your calendar.  We hope to see you at the next event!
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Event 1 Recap
Written by Max   
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 08:28
The first event weekend of 2017 was chock full of flying dirt at Colorado Off-Road Extreme (CORE). Saturday's school/test & tune began with unforeseen blizzard-like conditions and a slightly delayed start. Four features were set up on the upper course for the school and the test & tuners had the lower course for their presumed testing and tuning. The snow kept the dust down and the ground sticky. Students drove a variety of cars mostly from the 2WD variety. After copious seat-time and some dubious instruction we broke for lunch while Eric Adams and Eileen Bollig connected the features to make a full course. Susan Lawson woman'd the timing system as students and test & tuners alike practiced racing around the cones. The snow had let up in the mid-morning and the remaining day was pleasant enough. The school/test & tune was a success and I fully expect a few of the new drivers to be bringing home national trophies in the coming years.

Sunday was the first race of 2017 and it was a dusty affair. Mr. Adams once again handled the course design duties and also ran a novice meeting for novices. I babbled my way through another driver's meeting and after worker assignments were given out racing finally commenced. The first run group consisted of the stock 2WD, stock AWD, and prepared AWD classes. With nary a breeze the air was foggy with dust. The first group an efficiently and had four shots at the course before we switched over to the second run group prepared 2WD, modified 2WD, and modified AWD). The course held up well with virtually no changes made throughout. Lunch was a full hour long which is when the wind came. And came. And came. Starting around 1:00 the wind picked up and never quit (it might still be blowing). The first run group as halfway through their fourth passes when racing was halted. The copious dust was blowing out onto I70 in too great a volume. We waited a time before making the call to curtain the fourth run and switch the run groups in hopes the wind would die down. This never happened but we found that running one car at a time didn't generate too much flying dust and we were able to complete the day with everyone getting seven runs in total. Many of the classes were closely contested and fun was had by all.

The next event is on April 1 (no joke) at the US Truck Driving School (USTDS) in Fountain, CO. It should be a good one as they always are. Hope to see everyone there!