Susquehanna Region SCCA rallycross events typically begin in April and run into October. We average four or five rallycross per season. You’ll find details about all scheduled rallycross events — as well as links to register — in the events listings below.
Hello all of my dirty compadres! I hope that everyone has had a chance to clean the dust out of their cars, clothes, shoes and those hard to teach areas of their bodies. After that last event most of us are still coughing up dirt. It may not seem close, but our next event is approaching quickly as we have our next event scheduled for September 26th at the Farm Show lot. I hope everyone has brushed up on their rain dance skills so that we can get some moisture into the ground for this event to avoid the massive dust plumes of the last event. As the year goes on I want you all to know that we are still working hard on the development of the new venue that should really help cut down on the dust issues (trees really help stop the flow). We’re looking to have that venue up and operational for a RallySprint before the end of this year, so we will be asking for course workers for that event as we get closer. I personally am looking forward to being able to unveil that venue for both RallySprint and RallyCross for next year so that we can have a full season of one of a kind racing and excitement. Once again, I’d like to thank each and every one of you for making our program fun and exciting and I look forward to seeing you in September.
The 2020 Susquehanna Region RallyCross Championship Series will operate in accordance with the SCCA RallyCross Rules as shown on the SCCA website at: https://www.scca.com/
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 at http://www.scca-susq.com/rallycross/rules-regulations/.
Entry fees may vary based upon venue and event type. The fee for walk-up entries at the event site will be $10 greater than the fee for online entries. 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
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.
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:
|Stock RWD [SR]||Stock FWD [SF]||Stock AWD [SA]|
|Prepared RWD [PR]||Prepared FWD [PF]||Prepared AWD [PA]|
|Constructors 2WD [C2]||Constructers AWD [C4]||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.
In addition to vehicle eligibility as defined in the 2019 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.
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). Loaner helmets will be available.
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.
Registering for Events
Online registration is available for all autocross and rallycross events. Simply click on the event of your choosing and click “Register Now” to visit MotorsportReg.com and register for individual events.