About this event
Pre-Registration for Members - $50
Pre-Registration for non-Members- $65
Walk-up registrations will NOT be available for this event.
The 2020 Susquehanna Region RallyCross Championship Series will operate in accordance with the SCCA RallyCross Rules as shown on the SCCA website.
These condensed supplementary regulations are designed to help the first time participant as well as those who have run elsewhere before but are not familiar with our procedures. They explain the Region’s rules and guidelines to help make RallyCross events run smoothly, and to help clarify any questions or misconceptions about the running of the region’s RallyCross series events. All competitors are responsible for reading and understanding all rules and regulations. The full list of our updated supplemental regulations can be found here.
Entry fees may vary based upon venue and event type. Entrants who are not SCCA members must purchase an SCCA Weekend Membership.
Competitors must be prepared to present their valid driver’s license, and may be required to provide a valid SCCA Membership Card or proof of Weekend Membership purchased for the weekend when checking in or registering at the event venue.
EVENT SCHEDULE - APPROXIMATE
Suggested arrival time: 7:30-8AM
Registration & Tech opens at 8AM
Novice meeting/course walk: 9AM - *MANDATORY for all drivers who have not previously run with Susquehanna Region RX
Registration & Tech close at 9:10 AM
Driver’s meeting: 9:30AM
First car off: 10AM
Finish and cleanup: 4:00PM
In general, we ask our participants to use common sense and consider the following:
- Paddock/ grid speed limit is 10 mph
- Spinning of tires anywhere on or near the site (except on course) is grounds for immediate ejection from the event
- No reckless driving at the event including out on course
- No minor under the age of sixteen (16) is allowed in grid unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
- Never turn your back on a moving vehicle, especially when working the course
- No horseplay involving a moving vehicle
- All pets must be on a leash at all times; and may not be in any “hot” areas (grid/course)
- Anyone at an event who must work under their vehicle MUST have that vehicle supported by jack stands or ramps suitable for soft surfaces.
- Participation while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will not be tolerated
- Use common sense, this list is not exhaustive as there are too many no-no’s to list
SUSQUEHANNA REAGION SCCA RALLYCROSS COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS FOR 2020
Please know that our main concern for everyone is their health and safety, therefore, it’s our responsibility to put that in the forefront of event logistics. We must also adhere to all state and local regulations while planning for our events. So with that, please read all of the policies below to make sure you are prepared for the events happening in 2020.
- If you aren’t feeling well, or feel like you may have symptoms of an illness, please stay home!
- Everyone on site is required to wear a mask. With the Governor’s recent statement on 7/1/20, we are required to wear masks outside. Masks are absolutely required in the “public” areas of the event, which include registration, tech and the driver’s meeting.
- Until further notice, we will only be accepting pre-registered competitors through MSR. We will not be accepting any walk up registrations at the events.
- The driver’s meeting will be conducted via our PA system, please make sure you practicing social distancing, and remain 6 feet apart.
- Loaner helmets will not be available at any events until further notice. If you do not have your own helmet, you will not be able to participate.
- The events will be limited to competitors ONLY. No spectators are permitted at the events.
Make sure that you have the following items with you, we will NOT be offering the following items:
- Bottled Water
- Painter’s Tape for car numbers/classes
- We will have cleaning supplies like hand sanitizer and cleaning wipes for our Core staff to clean items like radios, timing equipment, and other equipment needed to run the event. You will need to bring your own sanitizing items and PPE to participate in the events, as the items will not be readily available for all competitors to use.
- Please be respectful of your fellow competitors, follow social distancing guidelines when in busy areas like registration, the driver’s meeting and course walk.
- If you are not comfortable with the above guidelines, please do not register for any events. If you are not following the guidelines we have put in place, you will be asked to leave, and may not be able to attend future events.
Competitors, workers, crew and guests must sign the SCCA Liability Release Waiver and display the wrist band issued to them to indicate that the waiver has been signed. Persons participating at any level of event activity who are under the age of 18 must have the appropriate Minor Release and Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement Forms Completed by their parent or legal guardians. Forms are available at registration.
(Rally)Cross the River Styx
This will be our final (at least at this point in time) event for the season. We know that sounds weird since we only had 2 events before this one due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So, this one will be a little different. We decided that since 2020 has been such a train-wreck and has put many individuals and families through some very difficult times, we would make this event a charity event to benefit local families and individuals by joining up with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.
All of the profits from the event and all of the money collected from the “silliness” portion will be donated to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. If we manage to fill up registration to capacity, we will raise at least $1000 for the charity, but we would like to see us raise closer to $3000! The food bank has decided to no longer accept canned goods donations for a few reasons, some due to COVID-19 and some not, but they informed us that for every $1 raised they can purchase $6 in food from their distributors. So, if we manage to raise $3000, that equals $18,000 in food and that will feed a lot of deserving families for the upcoming holidays.
Since it is a week before Halloween we will be holding a “costume” contest with a sweet prize for the best vehicle costume as well as the best human costume!
Now back to the rest of the event, the morning will be a normal points event and we will have 3 runs. After that we will proceed with the “silliness” portion of the day. If time allows, we will be offering “fun runs” at the end of the day for $1 per run. This will be your opportunity to swap vehicles or try out new techniques.
The rules for the non-competition portion of the day are as follows:
• The purchases will be blind and not known to any competitor, unless you tell them.
•You will hand the “cashier” your slip with the vehicle number and the amount of penalties/reversals on it. Once verified, the money will go into a sealed box and the “cashier” will tally the penalties/reversals to the appropriate vehicle.
• We will provide slips of paper to write the vehicle number on, you must provide your own pen/pencil/crayon/marker.
• You may purchase cone penalties against ANY competitor in ANY class for $1 per cone.
• You may purchase cone penalty reversals for $2 per cone.
• You will not be allowed to receive a “negative” cone penalty due to purchasing cone reversals.
• Cone penalties/reversals may only be purchased at 2 specific times, once in the morning and once at lunch time.
• No purchases will be allowed after these times with no exceptions!
• You may “pre-load” monies to use through MSR when you pre-register and the “cashier” will have a record of you balance. You may also make just a simple donation at the same time.
• The day of purchases must be cash, due to not having the ease of accepting credit cards, and change will not be available.
• A “trophy” (TBD) will be awarded to the competitor with the highest dollar amount assigned to their vehicle number.
The rules for the costume contest are as follows:
• All costumes, whether on a vehicle or person, must be family friendly as well as safe.
• If at any point during the competition the “costume” becomes a safety issue, you will be given 10 minutes to remove the unsafe portion before being allowed to resume competition.
• At the end of the day 2 (two) winners will be picked based on originality and flair.
• There will be a winner with the best vehicle theme and a winner with the best personal theme.
• The winners will receive a (rather) large bag of candy. (Approximately 5-6 pounds)
RUN PROCEDURE / SCHEDULE
We will run two sessions of competition, a morning session and an afternoon session, likely with course changes between sessions.
We will run two groups of competitors, Group A and Group B. Groups will be comprised of complete car classes. Groups will be organized to have the same number of drivers, or as close the same number of drivers as possible.
The grid sheet outlining which classes are in each group will be posted at registration.
Drivers will be gridded within their class in reverse order of which they registered. This means the earlier you register, the better your starting position.
There will be a maximum of two drivers per car per run group.
METHOD OF TIMING
Our events will be electronically timed with pneumatic hose triggers at start and finish. Times are reported and recorded to the thousandth of a second.
A two (2) second penalty will be charged for each upright cone knocked down or displaced, including those after the finish.
A ten (10) second penalty will be charged for missing a gate or going around an upright cone the wrong way.
In the case of a DNF or a jump start, a bogey time will be awarded for that run. That bogey time will be calculated by using the slowest raw time, per class, per run group, plus fifteen (15) seconds.
Each driver will be scored on his/her total accumulated time for all official runs, including penalties.
One (1) 15-minute mechanical break (referred to as a “mechanical”) may be taken per event to make necessary repairs.
All national SCCA RallyCross classes will be recognized:
Exhibition (X) class may be used when more than 2 drivers are sharing a car and you cannot go up a class, or if 2 drivers wish to be in opposite groups. X class cars are not scored and therefore are not eligible for season points.
In addition to vehicle eligibility as defined in the 2020 RallyCross rulebook, drivers wishing to compete in a truck must demonstrate their vehicle is at least as wide as it is tall in order to be eligible. Specific trucks may be barred from competition at the discretion of the Safety Steward and/or RallyCross Chair. No SUVs or Jeeps will be allowed.
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION / CAR NUMBERS
A driver will choose his/her one, two or three digit number at registration. It is highly recommended numbers be approximately 8” high and of a contrasting color. Class lettering is recommended to be approximately 4” high and also of contrasting color.
For 2020 season a leading "0" is no longer permitted.
TECHNICAL INSPECTION AND HELMETS
Every competition vehicle shall be inspected to verify that it is in proper working order, and has a legible registered entrant number on each side of the car.
Helmets must be Snell 2005 or newer (M2005 or SA2005).
A competitor must possess a valid driver’s license or driving permit and be prepared to show it at registration. Permit or restricted licenses shall be allowed as set forth by the SCCA RallyCross rules.
Competitors must be SCCA Members. SCCA Weekend Memberships will be available at registration at a cost of $15.00.
A competitor must be a minimum of 16 years old and those under 18 must have a properly executed SCCA minor waiver.
WELCOMING ENVIRONMENT STATEMENT
The SCCA strives to ensure ALL participants at its events and activities enjoy a welcoming environment. The SCCA supports equality of opportunity and treatment for all participants, and will make every effort to maintain an environment that is free of harassment, discrimination and any behavior that interferes with a safe, fun and exciting experience. A commitment to a welcoming environment and the SCCA Values is expected of all members and attendees, including drivers, workers, crew, guests, staff, contractors and exhibitors, and other participants at SCCA activities, sessions and social events when representing the SCCA in print or electronic media.
Go to http://www.scca-susq.com for official results.