|07-17-2007 11:15 AM|
Highly unusual to blow a tire but I have seen several beads rolled off the rim. This happens if the tire has too little pressure and/or the course has a lot of loose dirt or sand in the corners. If this is the case tires should be aired up a little (nothing like autocross). Carrying a ten gallon or so air tank and a small plug in air compressor (to refill the tank if necessary) can be very handy. The tank is nice because it has enough pressure to re-seat a rolled bead. Keep an eye on corners while your waiting or working. Conditions can change very quickly.
|07-09-2007 10:48 AM|
Word. On one anyway. lol. I bring 4 spares with me to each event now.
But we had a few events here that I needed to use the wiper fluid just to figure out where the course was. haha
|07-07-2007 05:05 PM|
I've done it twice it's a load of fun. My advice is don't be surprised if you blow a tire..
And DO NOT use wiper fluid...lol
|07-07-2007 04:32 PM|
|mievil||Since you are in California, let me suggest you go take a look at www.rallyxportal.com . Also check out www.formularallyx.com . We are pretty much THE rallycrossing organization (not the only, but the most active) in California. We've got events in Socal, Norcal, and Nevada coming up. I don't pop in here much, but I'm on that site, and on FJ. Or feel free to email me at rkaslo at yahoo dot com. I've been pretty heavily involved in CRS and FRX for the better part of a year and a half. If there is an event coming up, I'll be there and can give you any help or answer any questions you may have. :)|
|06-07-2007 10:59 PM|
Most rallycross is sanctioned by the SCCA. I have participated in it since its origination in the U.S. Our region was the first in the US to be sanctioned by the SCCA. It helped that the national offices were in the Denver area at the time. I sat on the committee that set up the original rules which have been massaged over time. Basically there is accommodation for just about any street legal car (convertibles basically the only exception). Check the SCCA national web site and regional web sites for rules.
The Focus is a good car for rallycross use. I suggest using a tire with some tread. All season tires work well. Snow tires are even better but in some regions those may put you in a different class. Check both the national rules on your local regions amendments.
Basically all you need is a helmet (check rules for required certifications) entry fee, pass a tech inspection - (no loss items in or on car) good ball joints and tie rod ends etc. Here in colorado we get as many as 8 runs plus some fun runs. You get more for your money than autocross because there are usually fewer competitors. While the courses are on dirt or gravel the rules state that the course must be reasonably smooth to prevent damage and any possibility of rollover.
You'll have a lot of fun. If you in a good region a lot of Rally America boys will slow up with there rally prepared cars and get your juices flowing to want to join them in the future. You'll actually learn and develop handling skills quicker than the autocross people.
|06-07-2007 11:59 AM|
I'm going to this rallycross, I can let you know how it went. Anyone else in the area to go?
|05-18-2007 04:05 PM|
... so many rules and regulations... why can't we just... drive... free. Like a leaf on the wind!
j/k... interesting. I don't think I'll be using the SVTf for it. Perhaps the Sentra...
|05-18-2007 03:48 PM|
|05-18-2007 02:01 PM|
|GaryS||The SAAC Rallycross Rules make for interesting reading.|
|05-17-2007 06:44 PM|
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