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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Labor Day Weekend Recap
Written by Max   
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 20:39
It twas to be a busy Labor Day weekend for RallyCross and thus it twas.

Saturday's series event #9 began with a course designed by Janis Dancis (his first). It was a combination of open and tight sections including a brutal slalom. The dust was immediately a flyin' with the Mod drivers (both 2WD and AWD) being the first perpetrators to run. The times were on the longer side so the morning runs were capped at five. The course itself was adjusted a few times and the afternoon course had some major changes made to adapt to declining conditions. The somewhat quicker afternoon course kept drivers on their toes. There was much driving time had by all competitors with even the quickest drivers putting in 600+ seconds behind the wheel. Several dirt-flingers opted to camp onsite for the night while the rest of us went home to shower off the dust.

Sunday was series event #3 which was rescheduled from all the way from back in May to be the second in the weekend's double-header. The day began warm and proceeded to get hot hot hot. The same area was utilized for Sunday's event but the course was quite different. For one it was a bit shorter and for another it had two super-fast sections, one of which was a quick thread-the-needle sort of experience. Despite the course designer's efforts many cones were hit. In fact, this was one of the few events I can remember where not one driver ran a clean day. The morning went smooth so drivers were treated to six runs with course changes necessitating one fewer run in the afternoon. The competitors (including 24 who also raced on Saturday) finished with 11 runs total.

The weekend marked the beginning of the trophy hunt as there now have been enough series events to qualify for a trophy. To qualify for a 2017 series trophy a driver must compete in eight series events in the same class with the top 10 events counting for points (dropping the three lowest events).

The next series event is on September 24th at the US Truck Driving School (USTDS) in Fountain. Hope to see everyone there!