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Old 11-09-09, 09:39 AM
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IN Arrive & Drive Rallycross Venue in Indiana?

Ran across this somewhere or other. Sounds interesting, especially if you don't have a car you want to thrash on. Anybody been there yet?

It's good that they will also let you run your own car. I might have to check this out once we get through the next 9 months of winter.



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i was just there this weekend. was pretty good time. course was a bit small for my tastes but if you like autox type tracks you'll have a good time.

i heard they were talking of having snowx's this winter too......

and also plans of expansion of the area where they run next season, so should get better!
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I was talking with someone who was at the Nov. 1st event.

I was turned off by the idea that you had to drive their car. What fun is driving someone else's car? But what he told me was they did allow him to take his car out on course between driver switchouts and apparently he set FTD... in his Sentra

Apparently they do allow people not in the tournament to go out and take laps. So, I might go to one next year just to check it out.

PS - Hey you're in Grand Rapids. You need to come out to a SuperRallyX or four next year.
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ya if you wanted laps in your car you had to pay... i will admit that was a downfall for me too.

but i was under the impression there will be other events that wont be the same format in the future.....

im look forward to it when they expand the course and have bigger events. i think positive feedback to the organizers along with the owners of the facilities seeing they can run and event will keep them wanting to grow and have legit events
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I would love to rallycross someone else's car!!!!!!
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If you read the entire discussion in the link I posted, the guys that run in stated that you can run your own car. They take like 5 bucks off the entry price if you use your own wheels.

But yeah, it would also be kinda cool to go out and beat on someone else's car too.

I would have to get different rear shocks before I could run rallycross. My suspension is fully adjustable, so I can raise the ride height more than enough, but my current rear shocks are very short, so they restrict how high I can go. But still something to consider if I get the time to try this out.

But if I decide to give the Nationals a shot next year, I doubt I'll have the time or the funds to play around with this version of the sport.
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Originally Posted by peejay View Post
I was talking with someone who was at the Nov. 1st event.

I was turned off by the idea that you had to drive their car. What fun is driving someone else's car? But what he told me was they did allow him to take his car out on course between driver switchouts and apparently he set FTD... in his Sentra

Apparently they do allow people not in the tournament to go out and take laps. So, I might go to one next year just to check it out.

PS - Hey you're in Grand Rapids. You need to come out to a SuperRallyX or four next year.
Looking good Peejay! Nice to see an fb out there keeping the Subies honest.

I don't, however, understand how they can refer to this as rallycross if the entire course is paved.

But seeing that these are taking place in Clio, I may actually be able to hit a few of these next year. Thanks for the notice on this. I'd seen the events posted in myautoevents.com, but since they sounded like they would be on dirt (and my car is not set up with enough ground clearance for that right now) I didn't give them much thought. Are all of their events fully paved?
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If weather doesn't permit, then they don't run the dirt section.

It's not rallycross, it's SuperRallyCross. Much better.

Mind you that the best cars seem to be set up for autocross, so I wouldn't worry too much.
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Why not just bring the Bimmer? It's old and beat and has a worn out suspension, so it should be perfect for thrashing. Hell I bet the Previa would be tons of fun too.
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And it already has snow tires on it

Too bad it weighs more than two of my RX7s...
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Why not just bring the Bimmer? It's old and beat and has a worn out suspension, so it should be perfect for thrashing. Hell I bet the Previa would be tons of fun too.
Oh hell no. You don't want to rallycross on a thrashed suspension. Bumpstops suck to hit and it really makes the car hard to control.

I've juggled around playing with Sachs and Koni and KYB and Tokico dampers and my next step is the Big One - revalved inverted Bilsteins. I think I can get it done for under $1k but it will be EXTREMELY close.

And SuperRallyX pretty much demands an autocross suspension setup, or at least a rain road course setup. Autocross tires too, although they will probably be banned next year.

Sick thing is, STi struts with stock springs in a 2.5RS is almost the perfect handling.
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