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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SCCA RallyCross Rules
Written by Keith L.   
Events are run under the SCCA RallyCross Rules as well as regional rules mentioned below.  Here is an overview of key RallyCross rules.  Click on the SCCA RallyCross Rules link below for the complete rules. While we try our best to go over the basics it is your responsibility as a driver to know them.

DRIVERS – Must possess a valid driver’s license (not a learner’s permit or restricted license).  One passenger age 10 and over is allowed in the front seat, and no other occupants my be allowed in the vehicle. There's a limit of 4 drivers per car, per run group. All co-drivers must be ready to change out as the driver as quickly as possible in order to not hold up the event, if it is deemed that your group is holding up the event you will be asked to cut down on drivers and/or leave.

SAFETY – Vehicle must pass a safety inspection before each event. Helmets must be worn by all drivers and passengers during competition. Helmets must be in good condition, fit properly, provide adequate peripheral vision and the chinstrap must be securely fastened. All helmets meeting the latest or two immediately preceding Snell Foundation standards (SA2010, SAH2010, SA2005, SA2000, M2010, M2005, M2000, K2010, K2005, K98), SFI standards 31.1, 41.1, 31.1A, 31.2A, 41.1A, 41.2A or British spec BS6658-85 type A/FR are acceptable. Loaner helmets are available on site for no charge but must be shared amongst other drivers and returned at the end of the day. Seat belts are also required for both vehicle occupants. Roll cages are NOT required but are recommended. If a vehicle breaks down on course more than 3 times during the day the vehicle will no longer be allowed to be used. If the driver(s) use a replacement car and it breaks down more then twice those drivers will be asked to leave for the day. No alcoholic beverages during the event. If a Safety Worker determines a driver to be engaging in unnecessarily unsafe techniques the driver will receive two warnings before being asked to leave the event.

COURSE – The course is typically set up on a gravel parking lot or dirt surface.  Course markers (orange cones) are used to mark turns.  No jumps, deep ruts, large holes or other dangerous features are allowed, although the course surface typically changes during the event.  Speeds are limited to reasonable and prudent for the course conditions and, for the fastest cars, should not normally exceed 60 miles per hour on straights and 40 mph in turns.

SCORINGRallyCross uses a cumulative scoring system. All runs count.  A typical event has three (3) runs in the morning session and three (3) in the afternoon.  Fun runs afterward if time permits.  Provisional results are available at the end of the event.  Final results are posted on the website. If you do not work during the morning and/or afternoon your times will not be scored, so be sure you have been checked in when working each run group.

PENALTIES – Two (2) seconds for displacing a cone.  Ten (10) seconds for missing a gate.

ELIGIBLE VEHICLES – Any fixed roof production vehicle (including a convertible with factory hard top attached) is eligible to compete.  Pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles and 4X4s are eligible to compete but may be excluded for safety reasons (e.g. high-profile/high center of gravity).   

VEHICLE CLASSIFICATION – Vehicles are divided into categories based on drivetrain and  type of modifications allowed.  Vehicle classes are:

RALLY STOCK CLASS – as equipped from the manufacturer with very limited modifications allowed.

  • Stock Front/Rear Wheel Drive (S2)*
  • Stock All Wheel Drive (SA)

RALLY PREPARED CLASS – limited modifications allowed.

  • Prepared Front/Rear Wheel Drive (P2)*
  • Prepared All Wheel Drive (PA)

MODIFIED CLASS – almost any modifications allowed.

  • Modified Two Wheel Drive (M2)
  • Modified All Wheel Drive (M4)

* Colorado RallyCross combines front and rear wheel drive cars in a single class within the stock and prepared race groups

DAY OF THE EVENT SCHEDULE – Here is the schedule for a typical event:

  • Registration (pay your entry fee);
  • Tech Inspection (vehicle safety & helmet check);
  • Drivers Meeting (discuss event rules, notices and updates);
  • Novice Orientation (brief meeting with first-time RallyCrossers);
  • Worker Assignments (gotta work to play!);
  • Parade Lap (slow speed lap of the course in your vehicle);
  • Morning Racing (divide competitors into two groups – one group runs while the other group works the course.  Groups switch roles after first group completes their runs. If you do not work during the morning and/or afternoon your times will not be scored);
  • Lunch (on your own; good time to meet other competitors.);
  • Afternoon Racing (two run groups, same as morning session);
  • Scoring Results (provisional results announced);
  • Course Clean-Up (pick up cones and equipment).
Last Updated on Monday, 24 August 2015 14:10