Rally America U.S. Rallycross Series At New Jersey Motorsports Park
This is an open invitation to join us at New Jersey Motorsports Park as Rally America brings
back European-style rallycross to the Lightning course. This invitation is not only extended to
the rally community, but anyone who would like to participate in this exciting sport.
These events are open to 4WD and 2WD cars.
• May 19, 2012
• July 21, 2012
• October 20, 2012
• November 17, 2012
Rallycross: Any driver from Rally America or any recognized sanctioning body (e.g. SCCA or
NASA) is welcome to participate. Novice drivers are subject to approval by Rally America on
a case-by-case basis. Licenses may be purchased from the Rally America office. The cost
of a rallycross license is $150. If you already have a current Rally America rally license, you
do not have to purchase a separate rallycross license. For more information regarding
licensing, send an E-mail with your questions to: email@example.com
Both 4WD and 2WD will have “Super” and “Limited” classes (see below). Please read the
2012 Rally America rallycross rule book carefully for detailed class information: HERE
In general terms, the four rallycross classes are as follows:
4WD Super: International Division 1 cars with some modifications.
4WD Limited: Rally America Open and SP stage rally cars with some modifications.
2WD Super: Large displacement and turbo cars.
2WD Limited: Smaller displacement (up to 3.0 liters) and non-turbo cars.
Weekend Schedule of Events:
The number of entries will determine the schedule of events. Friday afternoon / evening will
be load-in, registration, and scrutineering. There will be a full race schedule on Saturday
beginning at 8:30am and ending before dusk.
Anyone not completing registration and scrutineering on Friday will be subject to a $100
penalty. There will be no exceptions.
Rallycross Competition Format:
Practice: 3 laps per session, one session.
Qualifying: 2 laps, the fastest lap will determine heat race grouping.
Heat races: 3 heat races of 4 laps for each competitor, each grouped by qualifying time; 5
slowest in the first heat, followed by the next five slowest, until there are less than ten cars
left, which are split evenly for the last 2 heat races.
Drivers are assigned points based on their time for the completed race in a heat (not
finishing position). The fastest driver receives 1 point, next fastest 2 points, etc. A DNF
receives 80 points, DNS 85 points, and DSQ (black flagged) receives 95 points.
The sum of the driverʼs two best (numerically lowest) scores will determine their placing in
the main events.
Main events: The 20 drivers with the lowest scores advance to the 5-lap main events, with
1-5 in the A main, 6-10 in the B main, 11-14 in the C main, and 15-20 in the D main. The top
2 finishers from the D main advance to the C main, the winner of the C main advances to the
B main, and the B main winner advances to the A main.
Length: Approximately 950 meters / .59 miles (standard lap)
Approximately 1,060 meters / .66 miles (includes Joker section)
Width of Start: 13.5 meters / 44.29 feet, Maximum width: 20 meters / 65.62 feet,
Minimum width: 10 meters / 32.8 feet
The course is defined by a mix of temporary and permanent barriers.
Rallycross Heat races will start 5 abreast and Main races will have a staggered 2-2-2 start.
There will be an alternate element adding approximately 2 seconds to a given lap time
(“joker”), which may be taken on any competition lap, but must be taken only once per heat
race or main event. The joker will not be used during qualifying, but may be used during
Timing / Scoring (Rallycross):
Transponders will be used for timing and scoring of rallycross and will be required.
Transponders will be available for rent or purchase. Any compatible transponders may be
used from any source. Teams are encouraged to provide their own transponder. All
transponders will be tested at scrutineering.
Some contact is inevitable in wheel-to-wheel racing, but rough or bad driving will not be
tolerated, and will result in a black flag (DSQ) for that heat or race, or disqualification from
the event. The judgeʼs decisions are final; there is no provision for protests or appeals.
Drivers who are consistently rough or deemed to be unqualified may not be permitted to
enter future events solely at Rally Americaʼs discretion.
Entry Fees for and other information for May event:
See supplemental regulations posted on Rally Americaʼs web site HERE
General admission tickets are available and may be purchased HERE
Questions about this and other Rally America events may be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.NJMP News