Sat, Nov 6, 2021

KCRX Novice School & Test n' Tune

Thunder Valley Sand Drags

About this event

Novice School & Test n' Tune

Want to learn car control on slick surface?

Want to better understand the dynamics of driving on dirt?

Want to drive your car in a fun and safe environment while learning more about cars, car control and driving techniques?

Come and join the Kansas City Region Rallycross School where you get to drive your car one dirt surfaces while learning new skills or honing your current skill set. 

The school will start with an instructor let learning session where instructors talk about car dynamics, difference in front wheel drive, rear wheel drive and all-wheel drive, tire selections, and basic car control.

Basic car control techniques for driving on slick surfaces including 

  • Car balance and weight transfer
  • threshold breaking
  • brake in turn
  • trail breaking
  • throttle control

RallyCross Basics will include

  • Basic RallyCross rules
  • Car Tech
  • Course navigation (finding the best line)
  • Cone recognition (placement of cars, where to keep eyes)

After the training sessions students will drive through basic elements to get a feel for the car and to practice basic techniques followed by full course training session.  

The afternoon will be an open practices session with instructors available or to for drivers explore the joys of driving without an instructor.

Novice School Schedule: $45

7:00am Gate Open 

7:00am-8:00 Check In

8:00-9:30 In Class Session

9:30-10:00 Couse Walk training

10:00-12:00 On course skills training

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-4:00 Test n' Tune, 

Test and Tune Only: $35

10:00-1:30 Check In and Tech Inspection

12:45 – Drivers Meeting and Cars to Grid, 

1:00 – 4:00 Test and Tune, Charity event Ride Along


There is a dedicated Tech Zone that will be accessible for vehicle tech when you arrive. Please get your vehicle prepped and through tech as quickly as possible to insure that we get to racing as efficiently as possible. Have your wheels swapped and vehicle emptied BEFORE you roll through tech. This will allow us to address any safety concerns or numbering/lettering issues before start of day.

Please check in with both tech and registration as soon as possible so we can get you as much drive time as possible. If you have any questions, feel free to ask any of your fellow racers!

Online registration closes: 11/6/21 @ 11:59 PM CDT

Entry fees are $45.00 for SCCA members and $55.00 for non-members (which includes a weekend membership that has perks with the SCCA).


Thunder Valley Sand Drags
348 E Old Hwy 40
Grain Valley, MO 64029

The Thunder Valley Sand Drags are located approximately 20 miles east of Kansas City, MO.
Take exit 24 (Grain Valley) on I-70. Go South approximately 2 miles to Old US 40 Highway. Turn east (left) on Old US 40 Hwy (next to Casey's General Store) Go approximately 3/4 mile to track entrance located on the left hand side.

Google Maps Link

Event requirements

We, as the Kansas City Region RallyCross Advisory Committee have put together the following event protocol with the guidance of the SCCA. We ask for the full cooperation of everyone who attends in order to make this event as successful as the others we have hosted in the past. Please make yourself familiar with the following information. 

  • NO ON SITE CASH PAYMENTS OR WALK UP REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Please register and pay at the same time on the event page on MotorsportReg


  • Check in/waivers/final registration will be handled at the entry to the site. We will provide you with a schedule and checklist of things to make sure you are ready to rock as soon as we get everything set up.

The full list of rules and guidelines from the SCCA can be found here:

SCCA Membership is Required. You must show your SCCA Membership card or SCCA Weekend Membership receipt at registration/sign-in or you will be charged for the SCCA Weekend Membership

Weekend Membership may be purchased for this event/weekend.

SCCA RallyCross Rules are here.

Notice: All batteries (on board power supplies) shall be attached to ensure that the battery and/or power supply will remain in place. If a lead acid (wet cell)type battery is battery is relocated from its original location, it must be equipped with leak proof caps and enclosed in a non-conductive, marine type box. Dry cell batteries, commonly known as Recombinant Gas (RG) or Glass Mat Technology (GMT) batteries, are not required to be in a marine-type box. The hot terminal must be insulated on all vehicles. All batteries shall be securely attached to the primary structure of the vehicle. 

Entries (24)

Mitchell Irwin
Jared Leeper
Reuben Samuels
Ian Jennings
Crisanne Thompson
Joseph Bisig
Todd Wicker
Tyra Pyle

Thunder Valley Sand Drags

Grain Valley, MO


RallyCross organized by

SCCA - Kansas City Region - RallyX

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