All cars must
and class letter in
order to compete.
can be made
from a variety of
places and offer
at the event
the number you
to run. However,
not necessary –
shoe polish on the
tape on the doors,
or printing out
numbers on white
paper and taping
those to your car.
Picking a class
There are only a handful of classes in
RallyCross, and each is spelled out
succinctly in the RallyCross Rules. If
you are confused as to which class you
should run, even after reading the
rules, find someone in the class you
think you might be in and ask them
what they think.
In RallyCross, there are three
different categories, Stock, Prepared,
and Modified. From there, it separates
into front- (SF), rear- (SR) and
all-wheel-drive (SA) categories for
Most any car that
can successfully pass
the tech inspection
can compete at
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A really bang-for-
is some decent winter
Stock, Prepared (PF, PR, and PA), and
Modified (MF, MR, and MA).
Here are a couple rules of thumb
for easy classing: If your car is stock
or has only mild modifications (like a
cat-back exhaust, aftermarket shocks
with stock springs, similar to
GE T A GRIP Just like with its pavement racing counterparts, tires are perhaps the most important modification you can make to your car in the quest for quicker laps.
stock-sized wheels and DOT-legal
tires), you’re in Stock; Prepared allows
for more modifications, like an engine
back exhaust, any wheels, and a wider
variety of tire choices; Modified
involves cars with more modifications.
If you are still unsure, ask at
registration or tech and if they can’t
help, they will undoubtedly be able to
point you to someone who can.
More than likely, your local SCCA
region’s Website will have more
information about the event, including
a location, start time and more. On the
day of competition, you will need a
helmet, generally with the Snell
SA2000 or M2000 rating or newer.
Sometimes there will be a good supply
of loaner helmets available at the
events, but check with the host region
first if you will need to borrow one.
Sometimes loaner helmets will need to
be returned after every run to be used
by others, depending on demand.
Remember to bring sunscreen,
appropriate clothing for the weather
conditions, water, snacks, and a
couple of bandanas (which can serve
a variety of tasks, including being
used as dust masks).