Colorado RallyCross

Welcome to Colorado RallyCross!  What is RallyCross?  Think of it as autocross gone wild.  Instead of a paved parking lot, we race on gravel or dirt under all types of conditions—dust, more dust, mud, rain, snow, ice, wind, and even darkness.  If you’re new to RallyCross, check out our website for more information about the most exciting entry-level motorsport on the planet!  If you’re a RallyCross veteran, be sure to mark this year’s events on your calendar.  We hope to see you at the next event!
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Event #4 Recap
Written by Max   
Monday, 05 June 2017 18:45
Sunday, June 4th was a beautiful day for RallyCross with Mother Nature finally cooperating with perfect dirt-flinging conditions. Not a scant bit of mud was present on the upper course at CORE and all in attendance rejoiced. 52 participants participated in the event which, due to bad weather cancelling event #3, was held a whole 84 days after the last local race (event #1). Despite this large gap drivers were lookin' fast and the competition was great. Will MacDonald and myself had the pleasure of initially designing the course (Peter Zlamany came by afterwards and fixed what we'd done). Stock AWD, prepared AWD, and modified 2WD led off the day in the first run group followed by stock 2WD, prepared 2WD (only Ashton Rose this time), and modified AWD (by far the largest class with 19 drivers). A few cars experienced mechanical problems but the course held up well with only a couple of minor changes and each run group got four runs in the morning. Lunch was to only 45 minutes but it took us a bit longer than that to have the course flipped and the break was more like a solid hour before we got going again. There was almost universal agreement that the afternoon course flowed better although it didn't hold up as well as the morning course. Drivers also seemed to lower their inhibitions a bit as cones were being hit at a much higher rate. As we were having so much fun we elected to have five runs in the afternoon which was super-sweet. The winners of each class were Keith Lightfoot (S2), Wade Eldridge (SA), Ashton Rose (P2), Charles Sullivan (PA), Jonathon Nagel (M2), and Max Lawson (M4). The closest class was PA where the top four drivers were only 16 seconds apart after almost 10 minutes of driving. I noticed that I wasn't the only person who was burned by the sun and will endeavor to reapply my sun block at regular intervals next time (a large sombrero might be in order too).

The next event will be held on June 25th at USTDS. Hope to see everyone there!
 

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