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May28-29: Prairie City 2nd Annual SCCA RallyTrials and RallyCross:
Sunday May 29th will be a regular SCCA RallyCross
Of course "regular" at Prairie City is nothing but. The events are held just a week after the entire 4x4 area is graded smooth for the park's big motocross race! It'll be a fun course with plenty of elevation changes and natural features. There will be free camping available both Friday and Saturday night and since Prairie City is a state park, the price can't be beat!
Saturday May 28th will be the SCCA RallyTrials
What are RallyTrials?: A stepping stone between RallyCross and Stage Rally. Higher speeds than a RallyCross on a much longer course with more runs. Last year, in the 1 st Annual Prairie City Rally Trials, each run took about 4 minutes to complete! This year we are devoting an entire day to it so we expect to get many runs for each driver. Likely 6+
What's the catch?: The cars have to have some safety equipment. The requirements are lower than last year though. While full roll cages are still recommended, they are no longer required. Generally a roll bar supplemented by two braces, 5-point harnesses, and a fire extinguisher is what is now required. The details can be found in the SCCA Rally Sprint/Rally Trials rules here (The sections on Rally Trials apply):
and the SCCA Time Trial rules for Hill Climbs here.
- April 15-17: Santa Rosa Primitive Rally School and RallyCross
- April 30: Mendocino Gold TSD Rally
- May28-29: Prairie City 2nd Annual SCCA RallyTrials and RallyCross
- July 9-10: Mendocino Stage Rally
- TBD (Fall): Santa Rosa RallyCross
- TBD (November): Prairie City 2 Day RallyCross with night runs!
Rallycross (or RallyX) is an easily accessible and affordable extreme sport held on an unpaved plot of land where a race course is marked out with traffic cones. Cars run one at a time against the clock and have the opportunity to drift and powerslide through the dirt with very little risk of hitting anything tougher than a rubber cone.
All you need to compete is a regular car* and the entry fee. We have loaner helmets available and love to help new people get started. Just ask any questions you might have!
*Cars need to be hardtops. Cages are not required but you will occasionally see them in pictures because some competitors also use their cars for stage rally. Convertibles can compete with the factory hardtop.