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Do I need a driver’s license?

Yes, you will need a license. The only exceptions are young drivers with a driver’s permit, which we will allow so long as a parent rides along as a passenger and both parents sign an SCCA Minor waiver.…


Is it safe?

Rallycross is designed to be a low-risk time trial. Speeds are typically 50mph or less. This motorsport provides an intense driving experience that rewards the skilled, controlled driver on a twisty course. The potential for damage is minimal since there …


What kind of car do I need?

Well, what kind of car do you drive? Chances are, that’s the kind of car you need for rallycross. Really, no special car is needed for this motorsport. Any factory hard top vehicle — including convertibles with a factory hardtop …


Do I have to have a cage or safety equipment?

Nope! Roll cages are not required. Your regular street car with a fixed roof is a perfect option for rallycross. Officially, the rules on the SCCA website read: “A RallyCross event is open to any fixed-roof production based vehicle (including …


Do I need special tires?

Aside from driver skill, tires may be the single most important investment you can make before you begin rallycross. A lot of people have a second set of wheels and tires just for competition, although the stock category does have …


How should I prepare my car for a race?

Aside from the normal car care — keeping up with oil/fluid changes, brake inspections, etc — you’ll want to check your fluid levels and remove any extra items you won’t need on race day. The vehicle also must be clear …


What will be checked during safety/tech inspection?

The complete list for a technical inspection can be found on page 34 of the SCCA Rallycross Rulebook, but here are some of the most common issues that we see:

  • All loose items must be removed from the car

How is my car classed?

Rallycross classes work much differently from autocross. Cars are grouped in classes based on drivetrain — FWD, RWD, or AWD. Vehicles are grouped into competition categories with other cars with similar performance levels and modifications.

Competition Categories

  • Stock: Cars in

Do I have to have numbers on my car to compete?

Yes. You will need to have numbers and class letters on the side of your car so that the course workers can identify you. SCCA minimum requirement states that numbers must be 8” tall with 1.25” thickness. Class letters must …


What do I need to bring with me to an event?

To run you need a valid driver’s license and an appropriate helmet. However, the Susquehanna Region does have a few loaner helmets at events so you don’t have to go out and buy a new helmet before you’ve tried rallycross …

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