"Rallye da Vroom" RallyCross 11-25-2012

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"Rallye da Vroom" RallyCross 11-25-2012

Post by damon184 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:33 pm

Delta Region SCCA hosts is third RallyCross event of 2012 on Sunday, November 25th at NOLA Motorsports Park. Event will be held in conjunction with the monthly Krewe de Vroom meet at the track.

Event will be held in the open field between the NOLASpeed Shop and the North Track Paddock. NOLA Motorsports Park has cleared a nice area for us to come play in the dirt. Event site will be close to the Kart Track, clean restrooms and tasty food available at the Kart Café, all within walking distance.

Event Site:
NOLA Motorsports Park
11075 Nicolle Boulevard
Avondale, LA 70094
(504) 302-4875

Event Schedule:
8am Registration & Tech Opens
9:30am Driver's Meeting
AM Competition Runs
Lunch & Course Reset
PM Competition Runs

1. About

What is RallyCross?
RallyCross is like a "Solo" autocross program, but on an open field. Drivers attempt to set their best time on an agility course marked by cones, and cars are grouped in classes based on capability and level of modification. Courses are a little more open and speeds are a little lower that autocrosses, but the emphasis on accessibility, safety, affordability, and fun is the same as SCCA Solo.

RallyCross differs from stage rally that many have seen on television. There are no jumps or ditches, and roll cages are not required. Drivers preview the course by walking it or going on a low-speed lead-and-follow lap, rather than following the pace notes of a navigator. Competitors will have the opportunity to make a number of runs.

RallyCross doesn't take the best single run like in Solo, but is a combination of multiple runs.

What kind of car do I need?
No special rally car is needed. Any fixed-roof vehicle passing a basic safety inspection is fine, so your daily-driven sedan on street tires is perfect for Rallycross. For safety reasons, rollover-prone vehicles such as SUVs, 4x4's, and some full-sized trucks will not be allowed to compete. If you have any questions about the eligibility of your vehicle, please ask in this event and I will forward questions to the event's safety steward.

From the SCCA RallyCross rules:
A RallyCross event is open to any fixed-roof production based vehicle (including convertibles with a factory hardtop attached, targa types with factory panel in place, t-tops with factory panels in place) that can pass safety inspection. If the Event Chairman after consultation with the Event Safety Steward determines at his discretion that a vehicle cannot safely negotiate the course, it may be excluded.

2. Requirements

Entry fee

SCCA Members $30
non-SCCA members $40 this includes your Weekend Membership

Pre Registration will be available via DLBRacing.com or the Delta Region SCCA Facebook Page

Entry requirements
1. Valid Driver's license. Anyone under age 18 on the site, participant or otherwise, must have their parents/guardians sign a SCCA minor waiver on site, or in the presence of an Delta Solo/Rally committee member, board member, or notary public. Note: a learner's permit requiring a licensed passenger is not allowed per SCCA RallyCross rules.

2. Safe vehicle, Tech inspection will be required for all competition vehicles (If it can pass a state inspection it can race)

3. Must wear an approved helmet during competition. We have a limited number of loaner helmets available. If you bring your own, it must meet one of the following standards (DOT rating alone is not sufficient):

Snell 1995 (SA95, M95, or K98) or newer
British Standards 6658-85 type A/FR, including all amendments
SFI Foundation Spec 31.1

There will be two heats. Like Solo, RallyCross is a self-worked, volunteer-run sport in which competitors have a work heat opposite their run heat. Prepare to be outdoors all day, and dress and prepare accordingly.

3. Cars & Information

RallyCross has a simple classing structure.

Rally Stock - FWD (SF), RWD (SR), and AWD (SA) - upgrades are limited to items such as cat-back exhaust, brake pads, clutch and pressure plate, and wheels and DOT-legal tires that are near stock dimensions.
Rally Prepared - FWD (PF), RWD (PR), and AWD (PA) - adds specific allowances for upgraded intake, exhaust, suspension, differential, wheels, etc.
Rally Modified - FWD (MF), RWD (MR), and AWD (MA) - almost any production car or logbooked racecar is allowed, with drivetrain and suspension being unrestricted.


Sunscreen, hats, non-alcoholic drinks, poncho, etc. - be ready for all weather.
Sturdy closed-toed shoes, bug repellant - you will be on a field for walking and working course
Tires inflated to max PSI - it is uncommon for tires to break from the bead of the rim, but inflate street tires as a precaution.
Spare tire - tire damage is not anticipated, but we will be running on dirt. Make sure to bring a spare.
Window cleaner - be prepared for a dusty environment
Numbers and class letters - magnetic or vinyl letters are preferred, but tape in a contrasting color is acceptable. Cars must be clearly marked on each side so that corner workers may read them from their stations.


SCCA RallyCross Rules (PDF)http://www.scca.com/rallycross/content.cfm?cid=44503
SCCA.com RallyCross pagehttp://www.scca.com/rallycross

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