Sat, Oct 12, 2024

2024 Rally4Vets Top Dog Championships

Summit Point - Shenandoah Circuit

About this event

Compete on the Track to Support Disabled Veterans and Prevent Veteran Suicide

The Rally4Vets Top Dog Championship is back for 2024!  Military veterans,  active-duty personnel, and military supporters compete on Service Teams for individual awards in class and collectively as a team for the overall Top Dog Trophy.  [The Army team claimed the honor in 2021 and 2022 and the Marine Corps captured the trophy in 2023].  

Each military service has its own team.  Drivers compete individually and as teams in a day-long Trackcross event at Summit Point Raceway.  Priority registration will be offered to military veterans and active-duty personnel, but non-military drivers are welcome, also.  Non-military drivers can choose the service team they wish to compete with (assuming space is available on the team).

As always, the event will be filled with camaraderie, nostalgia, and healthy competition.   The winning service team will have its name inscribed on the coveted Top Dog trophy. 

All funds raised will be used to provide service dogs and suicide prevention programs to disabled veterans.  The event charity recipient for 2024 is Veterans Moving Forward

Full details on the event website: https://rally4vets.com

The Format

Whether you are a regular track rat or looking to drive the track for the first time, this event is for you.  Drivers compete for the fastest lap times in their class with 60-seconds between cars.  So, there are none of the risks of door-to-door competition or having multiple cars running at the same time as in the SCCA track sprint format.  It will be just you and your car against the clock!

Drivers will get familiarization laps and then drive for time by car class and experience (novice and experienced).  Morning sessions will run clockwise and afternoon sessions counter-clockwise.

Time on Track
If you like Trackcross / Track Sprints, this event is for you!  You will get at least 8 runs for time.  

Registering for a Team 
Service teams are created as drivers register.  Slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis with priority to veterans and active-duty personnel. 

If, for example, all 15 Army team slots get filled, subsequent Army drivers will be placed on a waitlist for cancellations.  Any unfilled Service slots will be allocated to the other Services on a rotating basis beginning with the oldest Service (official date of formation). 

Class Your Car
We use the car classifications Jon Felton uses for his Track Cross Program. Click the following link for details - https://www.rally4vets.com/classyourcar

Top Dog Trophy and Class Awards!
The overall “Top Dog” Team will be determined by a combination of points scored across all classes.  The winning team will have their Service name engraved on the trophy and will be able to present it to their Service Chief at the Pentagon! [We are working on this!]  In addition, each Top Dog team member will receive a Top Dog t-shirt and decal for their car.

We will award medals three deep in each class and points 5 deep in each class.

Prizes for Individual Category Winners

We will also be giving out special awards in some very unique categories!

Questions?
If you have any questions, please email us TopDog @ rally4vets.com and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!

 
 

Event requirements

Requirements

  • Drivers must possess a valid, full driver's license and be at least 18 years of age
  • Any kind of car is acceptable if it passes technical inspection: Safety/Tech [Please note:  All convertibles must meet Summit Point safety requirements. All Miatas - including the NC retractable hardtop and the ND RF - must have a third-party roll bar installed.  Be sure to read the FAQs on the Rally4Vets website -  - https://www.rally4vets.com/faq
  • Participation in track events at Summit Point is not permitted for EVs and hybrid vehicles.
  • Helmets certified as meeting the most current or the two most recent applicable Snell, FIA, or SFI standards are acceptable.  Snell ratings: SA2020, SA2015, M2020, or M2015, are acceptable.  Helmets with a 2005 Snell, FIA, or SFI date are no longer acceptable and will not pass tech inspection. DOT Motorcycle helmets are not acceptable.  Please email us if you have any questions at all about your helmet.
  • You do not need to be a veteran or on active duty to compete, but veterans/active duty have first priority.  Do you have a relative who served?  Then race on their Service team.
  • During competition/performance driving events, all drivers must wear closed-toed shoes. 
  • Drivers must comply with Summit Point Motorsports Park and Get Fast Events Safety Rules - Click here for Safety Rules 
  • Everyone must sign a release and waiver form. 
  • Action cameras are allowed as long as the camera is solid-mounted.  If using any type of suction-cup mount, you must have a secondary tether securing the camera in case the mount becomes loose.  

Entries (39)

CM
Craig Mahaffy
GM
Gannon Mahaffy
SF
Silvio Fiorito
JP
Jared Poli
MN
Mark Novak
JS
Jason Sider
AL
Alex Labrador
RS
Robert Struth

Summit Point - Shenandoah Circuit

Summit Point, WV
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2024 Rally4Vets Top Dog Championships

Sat, Oct 12, 2024