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: How do you get in to rally cross?

V8 Eater
10-08-2000, 03:41 PM
I was interested in Rally Cross.. Or rally Sport and was wondering what you had to do to get started and what you need to have

10-10-2000, 12:20 AM
i don't know a whole lot except that it costs like $1000 to race. Talk to mike at Road Race Engineering(.com) for more info. He knows plenty about rally and could probably give you lots of info.

Pete 97 GS-T
10-15-2000, 09:24 AM
Here's what you need to do:

1. You need a car.
2. You need the current version of the SCCA Pro Rally rulebook
3. You need to prep the car. If you're looking to do rallycross, you don't need to do too much to the car. Rallycross tech is almost identical to autocross. If you're looking to get into the actual rally racing, you need to do ALOT of work to the car. The rulebook will really help you with this.
4. If you're looking to only do rallycross, all you need to do is find an event and show up. It costs between $15 and $50 to race. You get at least 3 runs. I've seen upwards of 8 runs done.
5. If you're looking to do the actual rallying, that takes alot more money. You must find an event. You must send in the application. The races are held to a certain # of competitors (usually local rules). Entry fees run around $400 or more. There are 2 different types of rally also. Club Rally & Pro Rally. Club Rally is the beginner race. It also is the local divisional championship. Pro Rally is what the big boys run.

When starting out, I recommend doing rallycrosses first. Mainly so you can learn to drive the car. You can see what the car needs at only $40 max instead of paying $400+ and DNFing early. After you feel you have the car setup well, then you can attack your first rally.

When you go to the first rally bring:
1. Lots of tools. You never know what will go wrong.
2. Service/tow vehicle. You absolutely don't want to drive your car to the event.
3. Trailer (goes with #2)
4. Friends. Whether they are pit crew or whatever. You need someone to meet you at the service areas. Make sure they're reliable. They have to read the routebook they are given. You don't want them to get lost. That could be the end of the race.

Oh god, I could go on and on. Let me know if you have anymore questions.

If you want, check out my rally page:

We haven't had much success.

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