Answers to some frequently asked questions can be seen below. If you have an additional question or to suggest other helpful information, please contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is my car classified?
How much does each event cost?
Our Board of Directors work hard to keep event costs down. We pass this savings on to the participants. Our event prices are some of the lowest in the Southeast. Pricing is the same for both Solo and RallyCross.
- SCCA Member $35 ($40 onsite)
- Non-Member $55 ($60 onsite)*
- Solo First Event $35 ($40 onsite)*
Are passengers and spectators allowed?
There is no fee for spectators and non-participants. Single passengers are allowed unless special event rules dictate otherwise. Passengers must wear helmets. Registration is for drivers only. Anyone attending an event, participants and non-participants, must sign an event waiver. You will be given a wrist band to signify that you have signed the waiver.
How old does a person have to be in order to ride along?
All passengers must be at least 12 years old and 57″ tall.
Can minors compete?
Can more than one person drive a single car?
Yes! Up to two drivers are allowed to drive a single car in a single class. In RallyCross, a car can have more than two drivers if the car can be run in a higher class. Example, a prepared classed car can have 2 drivers in prepared and 2 drivers in modified. A modified classed car can only have 2 drivers as there is no other higher class. A stock classed car can have additional drivers in either prepared or modified classes.
Please register each driver of the car for each event. This will help us plan for the correct number of participants.
Are photography and videography allowed?
Taking photos is encouraged at all Middle Georgia Region events. Like spectators, photographers only have to sign a waiver to attend an event.
While getting a great shot is important, safety is our number one priority. Photographers will be accompanied by a lookout to ensure safety.
Professional photographers are allowed to solicit services at our events. Our motorsports competitions are also perfect for amateurs to hone in their skill.
What type of helmet is required?
Helmets are required for all drivers and passengers at every event. If you are attending your first event or riding along with someone, loaner helmets are available at all events. Helmet head socks are required and are available for purchase on site for $1. If you are a regular, we encourage you to pick up your own helmet so newcomers can use the loaner helmets. All helmets meeting the latest or two immediately preceding Snell Foundation standards (SA2015, SAH2015, SA2010, SAH2010, SA2005, M2015, M2010, M2005, K2015, K2010, K2005), SFI standards 31.1, 41.1, 31.1A, 31.2A, 41.1A, 41.2A, British spec BS6658-85 type A/FR, or ECE 22.05 standards are acceptable. These specifications can be found in both the Solo and RallyCross Rule Books.
What if it rains?
Autocross and RallyCross events can both be held rain or shine. All events will be stopped if lightning is present in the area. This is for the safety of competitors, workers, and spectators.
If you are attending an event with the possibility of rain, we suggest bringing a poncho or rain jacket. Umbrellas can be hard to use if you are working the course and chasing cones.
We always monitor the weather leading up to an event. If forecast shows the possibility of rain or thunderstorms, we will determine if an event should be cancelled the day before the scheduled event. Typically, we try to hold an event when there is a forecast of rain. If the forecast calls for thunderstorms, we will look more closely at additional factors before cancelling. In the event of a cancellation, we will do at least one of the following to notify those that plan to attend: E-mail blast to pre-registered participants, E-mail blast to region newsletter subscribers, and/or update website homepage with notification.
Will RallyCross damage my car?
Generally speaking, no. Your car WILL get dirty, but the most you are at risk of hitting is some cones. We use cones ordered through the SCCA which are the softest compound we can find. It means we have to replace them more often, but it means less risk of damage to one of our competitors cars. Also, especially at our location, the surface is pretty smooth (albeit extremely dusty if dry). We take steps to ensure we minimize the risk of you bottoming out or encountering any harsh bumps.
The most common type of harm your car may see at RallyCross is a tire debead. This happens most with under-inflated passenger car tires. To help with this problem, tires should be inflated to the maximum manufacturer recommended PSI. In the event of a debeaded tire, it is suggested to bring a tire pump to reset the bead and inflate the tire. While another competitor may have a compressor on site, there is a greater possibility that there won’t be. There are gas stations a few miles from the event that have on site air compressors.
What are the minimum car requirements for RallyCross?
The SCCA Rules state that “A RallyCross event is open to any fixed-roof, four-wheeled, mass-produced passenger vehicle that can pass safety inspection. This includes electric and hybrid vehicles, convertibles with a factory hardtop attached, targa types with factory panel in place, and t-tops with factory panels in place.”
Virtually any kind of car can participate; even some trucks. We’ve had a variety of cars compete with us, stock econo boxes like the Mazda 2 or Cooper, sports cars like the STI or Miata, even trucks like a Silverado. That said, there are some rules here. If your car is a convertible, in order to compete, it must have a FACTORY hard top! This cannot be stressed enough. We’d hate for you to show up with a roll bar and open/cloth top only to be turned away. Other restrictions? Your car/truck cannot be considered a rollover risk. You have an F-150 with a 6″ lift? Chances are it cannot compete. You have a Honda Odyssey? Sure, why not? Minivans can have fun too right? Ultimately, it is at the discretion of the Chief of Tech and Event Chair whether or not to exclude a vehicle from competition. Should you want to chat with us before you make the trek out, please contact us!