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Old 12-05-2012, 12:59 PM   #92
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2008 WRX Stage 2


Badlands Rallycross Racers,

The Badlands Rallycross is scheduled for this Sunday, Decemeber 9th.

We are going to be at an area on the south side of the park with an entrance directly off of Brier road.
If you have a GPS and need an address to type in: Please use the following: 3695 Brier Rd, IN 47918
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The gate should be open early. We will begin officially registering cars and doing tech inspection by 8:30AM.

Weather Policy:
This event will happen rain or shine. If you haven’t seen the weather forecast, we are looking at low 50’s with a 60% chance of rain. Please come prepared. Everyone will be needed to help work the course which will require standing out in the open for long periods of time.

You are welcome to bring a pop up canopy to keep your things dry, Space may be limited though so please plan on sharing with someone else if you can.

We have a lot of a racing to get through – so we will be doing everything we can to keep a very strict schedule. If you are not where you are supposed to be at the correct time, the race will go on without you and you may forfeit runs.

8:00 am Gates Open
8:30 am Registration / Tech Inspection open
10:00 am Drivers meeting
10:30 am First car off / Morning session
1:15 pm 45 minute lunch break
2:00 pm First car off / Afternoon session
4:30m Award ceremony

If you are familiar with rallycross or autocross events, in general we will follow very similar rules and procedures. If you have any questions, please email us before hand or talk to a safety official the morning of the event. We will go through everything during the drivers meeting as well.

Safety is issue number 1, We want everyone to have a good time, but we must keep things safe.
Safety Rules:
1. Every driver, rider, and spectator must sign a waiver upon entering the park.
2. Absolutely no alcohol or drugs in the park.
3. No burnouts, drifting, or speeding in the parking lot or on Brier Rd.
4. DOT certified helmets required by all drivers and passengers.
5. Windows must be up while racing.
6. If you have a safety concern, please notify a race organizer

Vehicles must be in safe running condition and must pass a quick tech inspection before racing. We will look for the following types of things:
1. Battery is tied down and secure
2. Engine fluid levels okay, no excessive leaks
3. All loose items must be removed from the car and trunk
4. Wheels secure, no loose lug nuts.

The racers will be dividing up into 2 groups. While one group is racing , the other group will be helping to work the course. Work assignments will be given out upon registering in the morning. When start racing or switch groups, please transition from racing to working, or working to racing as fast as you can. We will start on time, and if you are not where you need to be when we start, you may forfeit runs.

We are aiming to give each driver a total of 10 laps. 5 in the morning, and 5 in the afternoon.
Cone penalties: 2 seconds per cone hit. 10 Seconds for a missed gate.
If you cannot complete a run due to mechanical failure, you will be assessed a ‘bogey’ time (slowest lap time of heat plus 10 seconds)

Your total score will be combined time of your 9 fastest laps. (Slowest lap time will be dropped)

The entrants will be divided into 3 classes: Turbo AWD, NA AWD, and 2WD. We will have awards for the fastest cars in each class.

Other Information:
Remember, this is an off-road event. We are doing everything we can to ensure the track is as well prepared as can be done – but it is safe to expect that it will still be rough and include mixed surfaces (Gravel, Sand, Mud, and Dirt). We cannot promise you that your car will come out in as good of shape as it started the day. Gravel is not friendly to paint, especially not when being kicked up by your tires. If you like your paint then I encourage you to use painters or masking tape to protect the sides of your car or invest in mud flaps.
We will have trucks on hand to pull vehicles out in the event of catastrophic failure.

Bathrooms will be available on the site.

I don’t think there will be any food or concessions on site. Please either plan on bringing your own food or having somebody make a run into town to pick up food for you for lunch. If you drive off to get lunch in Attica and are not back in time, we will start without you, and you will be penalized.

Final thoughs:
The owner of the Badlands off-road park is very excited about this event and would love to make this a reoccuring thing in the future. He’s also pitched some really cool new events to us as well. So lets do everything we can to make this a success so that we can continue to do this in the future. We want everyone to have a good time, but we also really need everyone to help out and keep things moving. The better job we do here – the better our chances are for future events.

Also – please remember to ‘like’ out our facebook page and check out our website for more event details, pictures, and results after the race, and information about future events.

Thank you,
The Indiana Rallycross team.
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