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2005 ORG Rally X seasons opens 03-20-05

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Here's the details so far;

 

Morning Session: Production GT and Open classes. Tech

Inspection/Registration: 8:00-9:00. Driver’s Meeting: 09:15. First Car

out: 09:30.

 

Afternoon Session: G2, G5, Production and Truck/SUV classes. Tech

Inspection/Registration: 11:30-12:00. Driver’s Meeting: 12:45. First Car

out: 1:PM

 

Cost: $25 for SCCA Members, $30 for non-SCCA members.

 

To be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds (across from the

Hillsboro Airport.)

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Speaking of new rules, they are posted elsewhere (http://www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/showthread.php?t=31086), but you should try to read them. I'm not quite sure I understand them. But there is also a recent comment from Scott that I pass along for those that are interested:

 

I'm posting this so you all (maybe it's just Ed? LOL! ) can review and give me your opinions on things...

 

As most of you know, the SCCA has Nationally and Officially completed its separation from Stage Rally and has shifted its focus in the Rally Department almost exclusively onto Rally Cross.

 

The first thing they did was to establish a new set of RULES to govern their new concept and ideas about where they hope to take Rally Cross in this Country.

 

Those rules have been met with mixed results and very gretly from Region to Region, Division to Division and even Nationally.

 

Yet with the future and specific details of these new Rules still in some state of flux, our local events are upon us and the "show must go on".

 

I have been charged with the task of creating and running NORPAC's first ever Divisional Championship Title Event.

 

Just exactly HOW we do this has been a monumental effort in mixing the old with the new and bridging some of the gaps in the Divisional handling of Rally Cross rules. Take into consideration also the vast differences in the racing conditions and locations, it's pretty much impossible to build a "fair and balanced" system by which to compare, measure and award points to a Divisional Champion in whatever classes we can all agree on.

 

So.... here's the plan. For better or worse.

 

Each Division in NORPAC, that means Alaska, Washington, Oregon, W. Montana, Idaho, NW Nevada and N. California down to San Fransico... will run their Regional Events UNCHANGED from however they were and are running their events.

 

People interested in competing for the DIVISIONAL Title MUST compete in the Regional Title as each of these Regional Championships will count as Qualifiers to the Divisional Championship event.

 

After a set percentage of events, Class winners will be determined in whatever structure that region runs. Those Podium finishers, 1st through 3rd, will then be INVITED to participate in the Divisional Championship.

 

That even will be help in or around October, possibly early November in Brooks, Oregon. Chosen because of it's mathematically central location to the whole of NORPAC. That event will be the culmination of the Series and will determine the Class Winners for the NORPAC Division.

 

Now... the Class. The National Rules state that the Divisonal and National Titles are to follow the NEW rules. So, even if you won Group 2 Title in your Region, you may NOT take home a Group 2 Title for Division... you might actually take home the "Rally Street 2WD" Title instead.

 

It is my intention to "overlay" the two structures also so that if you use the old classes, you can still find your place and earn your title as well.

 

It's a compromise, I know, but the ONLY way to bring continutiy to the whole of NORPAC and create a Nationally Leading program and bring success to our Division.

 

Now... NEXT year, things may be COMPLETELY different. It largely depends on the success that we and others show the Nation with our programs. If you feel strongly about a certain rule or procedure, demonstrating that benefit is the BEST way to get your message across at this point and help shape the future of Rally Cross.

 

I can be reached at dkov@pacifier.com or at 360-518-3198 or HERE on this forum or at RallyCross@oregonrally.com for comments, concerns, thoughts or discussion.

 

I strongly urge each and every one of you that read this note to pass it along to as many people as you cant. Get to your Rally Cross Directors and let them know about this, how you feel and that they should provide feedback as well.

 

Thanks for your time and consideration.

 

Scott Kovalik

NORPAC SCCA Rally Cross Steward

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You should read the new rules first!

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You should read the new rules first!

 

you mean the rules say I have to run either PGT or Open with my GL this year, yeah I read it and after failing to convience scott to change that, I said "fine I'll just buy me some snow tires and have fun in the open class this year."

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I'm still totally confused about classes this year. I think the first event will be interesting because of confusion over classes. If I remember correctly, Jason posted last year that Kuhmo actually made a rally tire. It might be a better investment than just a snow tire.

you mean the rules say I have to run either PGT or Open with my GL this year, yeah I read it and after failing to convience scott to change that, I said "fine I'll just buy me some snow tires and have fun in the open class this year."

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Jason posted last year that Kuhmo actually made a rally tire. It might be a better investment than just a snow tire.

 

Well I bought the tires used already mounted on EA82 Wagon Wheels for $120, I just need to finish pulling the studs out of them.

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