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Are you ready to get down and dirty? It's been two years, but we're heading back to the Isanti County Fairgrounds! Located in Cambridge, this site has been good to us in the past, with a nice tacky clay surface, on-site bathrooms, grandstand bleachers, and even an announcer's booth to keep you informed on who's racing and what's happening (and who's taking extra laps by mistake ***cough**Brent**cough**). The best thing is that they have flattened out the middle section where there use to be a moto-x park, which will allow us much more area to plan an awesome course!WHAT IS RALLYCROSS?Here's more info (from an old thread by Amy Springer - ScandiaWRX) in case you're new to the sport:If you want to be the next Travis Pastrana, but didn't happen to find his wallet or car keys at the X-Games, RallyCross is a much less expensive, fun and fairly safe, way to build your car control skills in the dirt. I enjoy the low key nature of our local events and I love watching other drivers display their driving skills. I'm often left wondering, "How did he do that?"
A RallyCross is similar to an AutoCross or Solo event, cars are timed through a twisty course made up of cones. But instead of being run on asphalt, in RallyCross we do it in the dirt! One at a time . Courses are designed so that speeds should not exceed 40 mph. Another difference is in most Solo events your fastest time of the day is your score. In RallyCross competitors are scored on the total of multiple runs. RallyCross classes are tailored according to number of driven wheels, engine capability and the style of tires mounted.Many stage rally competitors use RallyCross as a way to shake down their race cars, so there's a good chance of seeing some interesting cars and trucks making noise and spraying gravel. I've seen everything from a 4wd S-10 Rally Trucka rally prepared Dodge Omni (aka "noisey cricket")Fully caged ice racers, and of course, Subarus. Many events are run in farm fields, and most RallyCross is fairly safe for your car, with an occassional popped tire bead. But, as with all racing, if you can't afford to break it, don't race it.Pictures from Corcoran RallyCross 2006.Brent, this year's Corcoran Rally Master, showing how it's done.Brent is very fast in his Audi. Here he is at the Cannon Falls RallyCross site.Uh, you'll probably need a car wash when your done. But its only dirt! (Another shot from Cannon Falls)Come check out RallyCross. You won't be disappointed!WHO CAN COMPETE?Most people use their daily drivers with snow tires, but all-season tires work too and have gotten people on the podium. Cars range from a stock Ford Focus to a heavily modified Subaru Impreza ready for stage rally and everything in between.SCHEDULE:9:00AM – REGISTRATION AND TECH OPEN10:00AM- REGISTRATION CLOSES10:15AM- DRIVERS MEETING10:30AM- RUNS STARTWe will break for lunch around noon~5:00PM - AwardsLOCATION:Isanti County Fairgrounds3101 Minnesota 95Cambridge, MN 55008FROM Highway 65GO PAST THE FAIRGROUNDS and take a left onto County Road 2 (Stark Road NE).Head north on County Road 2 less than 1/4 mile and you will see a newly paved road on the left. There should be a sign at the corner "FAIRGROUNDS PIT ENTRANCE"FROM Highway 35Take North Branch Exit. Head West on Highway 95.Drive approximately 10 miles until you see County Road 2 (Stark Road NE) on your right.Head north on County Road 2 less than 1/4 mile and you will see a newly paved road on the left. There should be a sign at the corner "FAIRGROUNDS PIT ENTRANCE"DO NOT ATTEMPT TO GET THROUGH THE MAIN FAIRGROUND GATES. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GET TO THE PIT AREA.REGISTRATION:All competitors are urged to register and pre-pay no later than 5PM on the Friday leading to the event. There must be a minimum of 15 PAID registrants before the registration deadline or the event will be cancelled. Payment transactions will not take place until the event is confirmed on Friday so if the event gets canceled, you keep your money.Fees:Online Entry Fee: $45.00Day of Entry Fee: $55.00Weekend SCCA Membership: $15.00(The weekend membership can be used as a $15 discount on a full SCCA membership)Driver must have either a full SCCA membership or weekend SCCA membership to compete.To register and Pay:RULES:All competitors and spectators must sign the official SCCA Waiver of Liability.All minors present must have a minor waiver filled out. Form can be downloaded, printed in color and filled here: http://www.scca-lol.org/rally/rallyx/rxinfo.phpAll competitors MUST work the course as a condition of event entry.All competitors must have an FRS Radio, radios cannot be shared between competitors.All competitors must have a Snell/M2000 or newer helmet. Loaner helmets are available but the quantity is limited.Passengers will be allowed if waivered and wearing an approved helmet.See official rules here: http://scca.cdn.racersites.com/prod/assets/2012 RallyCross Rules-revised.pdfCars will be checked for the following items, please make sure your car passes all the listed items before the event.·All loose items, inside and outside the car (including the trunk and storage areas) removed·Snap‐on hub caps and other detachable accessories (e.g. fender skirts, trim rings) removed·Convertible, targa or t‐top vehicles must have their factory hard top panels securely in place·Lug nuts tight, correctly installed, none missing·Tires in good condition (no cords or belts showing, no cracks, etc.)·Seat belt(s) present and properly attached·Positive throttle return·No excessive leaks (engine running)·No “spinner knobs”·Brakes in proper working order·Wheel bearings, steering and suspension in good working order·Battery tightly secured, positive terminal insulated·Helmet rated Snell SA2000/M2000 (or newer), BS 6658‐85 type AF/R or SFI 31.1·Passed sound·FRS Radio (Channel 8-0)Classes are Stock, Prepared, and Modified and then each class is divided up into FWD, RWD, and AWD. See official rules for car classing.SEASON SCHEDULE: