The 2018 Susquehanna SCCA RallyCross sponsored by Triton Automotive will be run according to the SCCA RallyCross National Rules as shown on the SCCA website at SCCA.com.
We will accept a maximum of 40 entries. 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.
All national SCCA RallyCross classes will be recognized.
- Stock Rear Wheel Drive (SR)
- Stock Front Wheel Drive (SF)
- Stock All Wheel Drive (SA)
- Prepared Rear Wheel Drive (PR)
- Prepared Front Wheel Drive (PF)
- Prepared All Wheel Drive (PA)
- Modified Rear Wheel Drive (MR)
- Modified Front Wheel Drive (MF)
- Modified All Wheel Drive (MA)
- Open Two Wheel Drive (O2)
- Open All Wheel Drive (O4)
- Exhibition (X)
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.
Drivers wishing to compete in one of the Open classes must contact an dministrator prior to registering to arrange a technical inspection.
In addition to vehicle eligibility as defined in the 2018 RX rulebook, drivers wishing to compete in a truck must demonstrate their vehicle is at least as wide as it is tall to be elegible. No SUVs or Jeeps will be allowed.
One 15 minute mechanical break (referred to as a “mechanical”) may be taken per event to make necessary repairs. Drivers taking a mechanical must notify the stage captain immediately. Another vehicle may be substituted for vehicles not able to be repaired; provided it has passed tech inspection, and meets the class rules. If a vehicle is unable to safely complete the course during competition and is red flagged, at the chair’s discretion, a rerun may be granted if the vehicle is repaired within the 15 minute mechanical.
A 10 MPH speed limit will be strictly enforced for all areas of the venue except when on the actual competition course. Any individual found to be driving unsafely or at excessive speeds may be disqualified at the discretion of the organizers without option to appeal.
- Suggested arrival time: 7:30-8AM
- Registration & Tech opens at 8AM
- Registration & Tech close at 9:10 AM
- Driver’s meeting: 9:15AM
- First car off: 10AM
- Finish and cleanup: 4:00PM
Technical Inspection and Helmets
The car will be inspected to verify that it is in proper working order, and has a legible registered entrant number on each side of the car. Items to be inspected may include but are not limited to: seat belts, seats, brakes, wheel bearings, ball joints, lug nuts, throttle return, battery tie-down, and steering. No major fluid leaks will be allowed. Helmets must be Snell 2005 or newer. Loaner helmets will be available.
Entries per car
There will be a maximum of two drivers per car per run group.
A competitor must be a minimum of 16 years old and those under 18 must have a properly executed SCCA minor waiver.
A competitor must possess a valid driver’s license or driving permit and be prepared to show it at registration. If a driving permit requires a parent/legal guardian, that person or an approved instructor must be present in the vehicle. Competitors and Passengers Must be SCCA Members. SCCA Weekend Memberships will be available at registration at a cost of $15.00.
Car Numbering & Classing
A driver will choose his/her one, two or three digit number at registration. Numbers and class are to be clearly displayed on each side of the car. Numbers are to be applied prior to going through tech inspection. 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.
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. If there is a failure in the timing process, which prevents the accurate recording of a competitor’s time, a rerun will be granted. Alternate timing methods may be implemented in the event of a systematic timing failure.
Each driver will be scored on his/her total accumulated time for all official runs, including penalties.
- 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 a 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.
- Drivers are ultimately responsible for ensuring they receive the correct number of runs per session. Any runs not taken will be forfeited and scored as a DNF.
2017 Championship Points
All classes (except “Exhibition”) will be eligible for championship points. Drivers who are the only competitor in their class must complete all runs of the event to earn points. Drivers must earn at least 10 points in a single class to be eligible to win a championship award. Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers at the annual year-end Awards Banquet.
Series points will be awarded as such:
- 5 points for first place
- 3 points for second place
- 1 point for third place
In the case of a tie, the driver with the most first place finishes will be considered the champion. If the tie persists, the driver with the fewest cone penalties for the year will be considered the champion.