CRS 2012 Rulebook
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Welcome To Performance Rallying!
To a rally driver it's an all out, day or night race on an unknown dirt road, trying by sheer concentration to blend a high-strung, production based race car and the road into an unbeatable stage time.
To a co-driver it's the thrill of the world's greatest amusement park ride, combined with the challenge of performing with great mental accuracy under the most physically demanding conditions.
For the spectator it's a view of the most exciting and demanding of motor sports. Around the world, rallying is wildly popular, attracting huge crowds that line the roads at every event in the FIA World Rally Championship.
In a performance rally, each team consists of a driver and co-driver (navigator). The cars start at one or two-minute intervals and race at top speed against the clock over competition stages. Connecting the stages are "transits" ”on public roads where cars must obey the posted speed limits. The teams achieving the fastest combined times on the competition stages win. Drivers stay on existing roads, and never blaze their own trails. Stages can combine into some 100 miles in a two-day rally.
Great news for those who want to participate are rallycross events, basically autocrosses on unpaved surfaces. Entry requirements and entry fees are minimal, making them an excellent place to get started in rallying.
Who Organizes Rallies? What Types Are There?
Rally America and the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) sanction and insure the majority of performance rallies in the United States. The California Rally Series (CRS) has regional championships in various classes and includes events organized by both of these bodies.
"Stage rally" requirements for cars and trucks are a co-driver and fully prepared vehicle (rollcage, safety harnesses, etc.). Teams use a “routebook” with mileages to follow the course and usually use turn-by-turn stage or pace notes as well. They range from simple "coefficient 1" local events of less than 30 stage miles, to longer "coefficient 2" rallies with 30 miles to under 65 miles, to "coefficient 3" events with at least 65 miles of stage road. Larger rallies such as those in one of the national championships usually include 100-150 miles of stages over two days.
"Rallysprints" are coefficient 1 events that only require a driver and are often held on closed stadium courses. "Rallycross" events also require only a driver and these autocrosses-on-dirt give the other members of a rally team a chance to compete in the team car! In fact, rallycross competition allows almost any vehicle - license, insurance, and rollcage are not required!
What Are The Championships?
At the national level there are events located across the country, from snowy Michigan terrain to Southwest desert foothills, and on forest roads from Maine to Washington State. The Rally America Championship series encompasses six events. NASA sanctions the United States Rally Championship (USRC) which is also comprised of six national events, in two Divisions, Atlantic and Pacific.
At the regional level, Rally America supports championships in four regions across the country. In the Southwest Region this championship is the “Bilstein Southwest RallyCup Series.” NASA’s local regional championship consists of the CRS rallies it sanctions.
The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) sanctions both national and divisional level rallycrosses culminating in its annual RallyCross National Championship event.
The California Rally Series, formed in 1975, has three types of regional championships based on events in or near California. The “CRS Rally Championship” consists of pure stage rally events, for fully prepared cars. The “CRS Rallysprint Championship” (held in years where there are enough rallysprints) consists of rallysprint events, also for fully prepared cars. The “CRS Rallycross Championships” (North and South) include rallycross events only, for both prepared and street vehicles.
What Vehicles Run? In What Classes?
For stage rallies and most rallysprints, vehicles must be street-licensed, and meet certain minimum liability insurance limits. A wide variety of cars and trucks compete, although sports sedans tend to dominate.
Rally America (RA) recognizes eight classes. In the three “production” classes, vehicles conform very closely to stock specifications. Production Class cars are typically two-wheel drive. Production GT and Super Production cars are usually turbocharged and four-wheel drive, but the latter class allows certain modifications. In contrast, the four “open” classes allow extensive modifications. There are two open classes for two-wheel drive: Group 2, for smaller engines (normally aspirated), and Group 5, for bigger engines up to 5100 cc adjusted displacement. The fastest class is Open Class, where turbocharged four-wheel drive cars predominate (5100 cc limit). Open Light is a regional class for normally aspirated four-wheel drive cars. The Historic class is for vintage rally cars.
The USRC recognizes four classes. The USRC Open All Wheel Drive (AWD) class corresponds to RA Open, Open Light, and Super Production classes. The USRC Open Two Wheel Drive (2WD) contains both RA Group 2 and Group 5 vehicles. USRC Production AWD includes RA Production GT and USRC Production 2WD matches RA Production Class.
California Rally Series classes overlap with the classes above since CRS points are earned at events sanctioned by both Rally America and NASA. However, there are some important differences, especially in the "stock" classes. The three open classes in CRS (CRS-2, CRS-5, and Open 4WD) have few limitations and are similar to the open classes in Rally America and NASA rules.
CRS also has two "stock" classes which restrict vehicle preparation thereby limiting the cost of vehicle preparation. Both Stock Classes are self-policing and self-governing. Performance Stock Class requires cars to be two-wheel drive, with normally aspirated four cylinder engines and a maximum value of $4000. CRS GT Class is for four-wheel drive, usually forced-induction vehicles prepared with the same restrictions as Performance Stock class cars except for two important differences. First, there is no price limit for the basic vehicle, and second, there is a requirement for a 32 mm inlet restrictor for all turbo or supercharged cars.
In the CRS Rallycross Championship, four Modified car classes (4WD and 2WD, with and without rally tires) are recognized . In addition there are two unique street car classes, for cars without performance modifications that, in addition, are not running rally, snow, or light truck tires. These classes are Street Stock 4WD and Street Stock 2WD. Some Rallycross events also add "custom" classes based on the local entry.
What Are The Expenses? What Are The Awards And Prize Funds?
Racing is expensive - there's no getting around it! Given that fact, it is still possible to get more seat time for your dollar behind the wheel of a rally car than in most other forms of motorsport. It's real racing, but in a car you could actually drive to work (and some people do!). You can get in a lot of "sideways time" just taking an afternoon off to go testing or practicing - something you certainly can't do in a regular "race car" (just be sure to block the practice road from civilian traffic!). And you may find that having two people on a team means two people are splitting the costs, which can be a big help. So what are the expenses?
The best way to go rallying cheaply and immediately is to buy someone else's rally car! You will pay 50 cents on the dollar for all of the modifications and you will have a ready vehicle, logbook and all, at the next event. You should seriously consider this option before deciding to go to the trouble and expense of building a car - even if it's just for your first year or two while you "learn the ropes."
To prepare a basic rally car or truck yourself for rallies and rallysprints, you can expect to spend a certain amount on vehicle preparation and additional money on purchasing equipment for both the car and its occupants. Basic safety equipment for the car includes a roll cage (typically $800 to $1500 - these come prefabricated for bolting or welding in, or can be fully custom-built). Some reinforcing of suspension parts is a good idea, for a tough suspension is essential. Expect to spend $200 to $800 for springs, and $400 to $1500 (or more) for shocks. The car will need two or more fire extinguishers (around $50 unless you opt for a full fire system), and racing seats (begin at $150 each). Racing harnesses, five to seven point, start at $70 per person and must be replaced or rewebbed every five years to meet safety requirements. A hundredths-reading odometer can often be bought used for $200 or less; new models usually run $250 - $500. A top-end navigator light costs around $40 although cheaper substitutes can be found. Driving lights are another item you may be able to find used. New driving lights start at around $100 each and may require special wiring or prefabricated harnesses ($40-$80 for two lights, typically).
Two other items generally considered indispensable are a skid plate or plates, which may be fabricated for $80 to $150, and rally tires, which generally cost at least $130 each. You may need to upgrade wheels if you are bending or breaking them. There are a variety of small items that need to be added to your car as well (tool box, battery box, tire tie-down method, D.O.T. triangles, etc) - but these can cost a little or a lot depending on your ingenuity and "connections" with other rallyists!
These are the basic items to build a beginner car; you then may choose to add performance modifications such as computer chips or other engine upgrades, a limited slip differential, brake bias control, etc depending on what is allowed in your class.
Sometimes you can find used equipment for driver and co-driver as well - or borrow these items until you can afford them. Helmets have certain certification requirements shown by their label and start at about $180. Driving suits start at $90 and run the gamut from a plain color to completely custom designed, and from treated cotton single-layer suits requiring fire-retardant underwear, to double or triple layer in various materials. Again, certification labels show the capabilities of these suits in protecting you from fire. You may choose to add driving gloves and shoes and other personal equipment, although they are not required. Head and neck restraints such as HANS devices are required and start at about $700. It is important to check the current certification requirements for the sanctioning bodies.
Entry fees generally run from $30 to $50 for rallycross events. Coefficient 1 rallies and rallysprints may cost $200 to $400. Coefficient 2 and 3 rally entry fees range from $275 to $600. NASA events require an annual membership ($45) and a rally license ($50). Rally America events do not require an annual membership, but do require a Rally License ($150 for Regional or $250 for National). CRS membership ($30) is not required at events unless you wish to earn CRS championship points.
Other expenses you must anticipate include racing gas for higher performance engines, and possibly a bit higher insurance fees to meet liability minimums for both the rally car and designated service vehicle. Most rallyists choose to buy or borrow a trailer to tow their car to events. Motels and food are part of a rally weekend's expenses, and can vary widely according to your budget and tastes.
After adding up these expenses, can you expect to cover them by winning money or getting sponsors?
The simple answer is: NO! Very few rallies have any money left in their budgets for prize funds, as they try to keep entry fees as low as possible. You can expect a trophy to the top third of the starters of any CRS rally in each class, however. In addition, the year-end Awards Banquet presents up to five of the top finishers in each class with top-quality photo award plaques for the Rally, Moto and Rallycross Championships. The Rallysprint winners are also honored if that championship takes place in a given year. There are several other year-end awards given, including Rookie of the Year, Outstanding Worker, and Rallycross Supporter.
Sponsors are difficult to obtain, but not impossible. The best chance for sponsorship is in your own community. You may find businesses that are willing to give you services, such as tire changing and balancing, in trade for placing their name on the side of your car. While many rallyists manage to find a bit more sponsorship, even some cash, it is important not to enter the sport with this expectation (alas, this isn't Britain or Europe in that respect!). Better to plan your rally season within your budget and run what you can afford. Any prize money or sponsor help will get you to more events or allow you to move up to the next level.
How Do I Get Involved?
Rallycross is the easiest way to get involved as a driver. Many people are happy to make a rallycross championship their ultimate goal as it fits their time and budget better than full-scale rallying.
Often prospective rallyists get into the sport by volunteering to help at a rally as a control worker. The advantage of this is that you gain an understanding of the timing system, get to know the organizers and competitors, and may find a rally car or bike for sale sooner. You will also begin to appreciate what works and what doesn’t in car and bike preparation, and may even learn from others’ mistakes in driving/riding and co-driving!
Watch for the rally schools held once or twice a year. They cover all aspects of the sport. Most even give you hands-on driving or co-driving experience and help you move out of the novice category. Plus, they're a lot of fun!
A beginning point for many drivers, surprising as it may seem, is co-driving. Although it's not easy, it is worth learning at a rally school or by running with an experienced driver who gives you pointers. Especially if you run with a fast driver, you will be far better prepared when it's your turn to drive. Rally driving techniques are unlike those in other motorsports. Co-driving is also a cheaper way to get into competition!
Of course, nearly half the competitors in the sport are co-drivers by choice! They enjoy the challenges of "the hot seat" and the fact that they can rally much more frequently than driver/car-owners. A good co-driver will be sought after and can move up to national-level competition more easily than a driver.
Before you tackle working, driving/riding, or co-driving, you may also choose to volunteer to help on a team's service crew. This is an excellent way to get to various events and learn about the sport.
It is important to develop friends and mentors in rallying. The great news is: rallyists are extraordinarily helpful to each other and especially to newcomers. They are truly "impassioned enthusiasts" eager to share the excitement and rewards of their sport, and you will have no trouble getting information whenever you need it. Check the list of CRS organizers on the calendar and the CRS officers in the back of this rulebook for a starting point. Also plan on contacting the Chief Tech Inspector (for car prep advice) and your local rally steward. You will also find a lot of helpful information on the web - most events now have their own website or you can go to one of the excellent general rally websites. These include:
So make your plans and join the fun! Good luck in your rally career!
All vehicles on rally events are required to be street legal and licensed for use on the street. Most CRS rallies are sanctioned by NASA or Rally America. For these rallies all cars must have a vehicle Log Book. Other sanctioning bodies may not require log books or all of the items listed below. Check with the appropriate sanctioning body for events you intend to run. The list below is intended as an example of some of the car and truck requirements for NASA and Rally America events. Complete details can be obtained from the sanctioning body's website.
- A Hazardous Material Spill Kit
- Mud flaps on all driven and rear wheels
- Roll cage meeting current NASA, Rally America or FIA specifications
- 5, 6, or 7 point harness meeting requirements (including age)
- Laminated safety glass front windshield
- Batteries inside the driver's compartment must be equipped with leakproof caps and be enclosed in a non-conductive "marine type" battery box
- Hood pins
- Two tow hooks (eyes), painted red or yellow, must be mounted to the vehicle, one front and one rear
- First aid kit meeting specifications
- 3 or more DOT reflective triangles
- Two Halon or dry chemical fire extinguishers with a total rating of at least 20 B:C. Cars with on-board systems must carry a removable minimum 10 B:C extinguisher as part of the required capacity.
- Tow rope
- A fireproof bulkhead is required between the driver's compartment and the gas tank, fuel pumps, fuel fillers and filters.
- Power door locks are prohibited
- Plastic sunroofs prohibited, metal sunroofs must be fixed shut
- Helmets with current dates on a “SNELL SA” sticker (“SNELL M” stickers are not acceptable, except at rallycross events), or meeting other listed standards.
- Driving suits meeting listed standards (ex., SFI 3-2A/1 driving suit with Nomex underwear, or SFI 3-2A/5).
- Approved head and neck restraint systems (ex., HANS devices).
- Seats that are not hinged-back and meet listed standards.
The California Rally Series (CRS) is an "association" as opposed to a "profit" based organization, formed by the event organizers and the officers of the series. The CRS has three major goals:
- Support event organizers.
- Provide championships that give meaningful year-end awards for local competitors.
- Promote the sport of Performance Rallying.
The role of supporting event organizers includes loaning organizers funds to pay up front expenses, as well as providing clocks, sign boards, radios and other equipment for organizers to use.
The role of providing meaningful championships has focused on the CRS Rally, Rallysprint and Rallycross Championships. In addition this role has resulted in the formation of popular competitor-driven rally classes like Performance Stock and CRS GT. The role of promoting the sport has resulted in the addition of "how to get involved" materials in the front of the rule book as well as on the CRS website.
CRS has also been active in promoting rallying at various car shows and other events, in recognizing volunteers, and in supporting rally schools.
The CRS is governed by a Board of Governors (BOG) which consists of the organizer from each CRS event (Rallies, Rallysprints and Rallycrosses). Membership on the BOG will begin once the event has been accepted onto the CRS calendar and continue for the remainder of the year the event occurs in, plus the following year. In addition to the organizers there will be a number of other members including: the Director, Equipment Managers, Secretary/Treasurer, Membership Officer, Competitor Liaison, Rallycross Liaison, Press Liaison, Sponsor Liaison, Webmaster and the Stock Class Chairman. The responsibilities of the officers are detailed in Appendix L of these rules on the CRS website.BOG Operation
The BOG shall make decisions on Calendar approval, amendments to these rules, amounts of fees, and any other items deemed appropriate by the Director. The BOG shall also be responsible for appointing people to fill the jobs of Equipment Manager, Secretary/Tresurer, Press Liaison, Membership Officer, Rallycross Liaison, Webmaster and Sponsor Liaison. The BOG will also serve as an informal forum for the organizers to discuss items related to the organization of rallies. For the details of BOG operation see Appendix L of these rules.
There will be certain minimum requirements which must be met if an event is to be considered for inclusion into the CRS Rally Championship. These requirements have been established to develop credibility in the eyes of the competitors, and thereby promote rallying in general (and the CRS specifically). An event will be considered a “new rally” if it has a new organizer and new stage roads or has not been run for two or more years. A “new rally” will only be allowed to count as either one single points event or one double points event in the CRS Rally Championship for that weekend. To be considered for inclusion in the championship as a triple points event or multiple events the rally must first have been executed successfully. Rally organizers will be limited to no more than three CRS rallies per weekend with a total of no more than six coefficients. Review of existing events is covered in Appendix L on the CRS website.
There will be at least two empty weekends between CRS Rally events.There will not be any additions to the CRS Rally calendar after Jan 1. Any changes to the schedule published in this book must be approved by the CRS BOG.
CRS Event Class Trophies / Awards:
As a minimum, CRS Rally events will award trophies/awards to the top 1/3 of the starters (see table below) in each CRS class (to finishers only), whether the competitors are CRS members or not. Trophies will be for both drivers and co-drivers. For multiple event weekends the events may be combined into a single trophy for the weekend.
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|11 - 13||4|
|14 and more||5|
The CRS will loan any CRS organizer the funds required to pay the sanction and insurance fees. This loan is to be repaid to the treasurer prior to the event. The CRS maintains the following equipment and materials for use by event organizers free of charge: clocks (freezable Timewise clocks plus large start display clocks), rallycross timing system, green flags, family radios, sign boards, worker vests, clipboards, an EZ-Up, and a portable public address system. Rally organizers will be allowed one pre-event mass emailing to current CRS members. The email can be sent by the Secretary. The CRS will rent equipment to non-CRS organizers for 10% of the replacement cost of the particular item. Any free use of CRS equipment at non-CRS events will need approval by the CRS BOG. Equipment that uses batteries will be supplied for rental with good batteries installed.
All competitors who wish to receive CRS championship points are required to be members, which costs $30 per calendar year. CRS membership includes the membership card, CRS rulebook, two CRS decals, inclusion in the CRS championships (Rally, RallySprint, CRS-Moto, and RallyCross), and emailings from the various events. The rest of the membership fee goes to year-end awards, and maintaining the supply of equipment used to support those who organize events. There will be a three month overlap allowed for people joining between Sep. 27 and Dec. 31. For example, joining CRS on Sep. 27, 2012 will buy a membership effective until Dec. 31, 2013 (1 year & 3 months); while joining on Sept. 26, 2012 will buy a membership effective until Dec. 31, 2012 (3 months). Competitors will begin accruing CRS championship points only after paying their annual membership fee.
The associate membership has been created for workers and other interested people who want to keep up on rally activities or support the CRS, but will not be competing. Associate members receive all of the benefits described above (decals, rulebook, mailings) but they are not eligible to compete in CRS events for championship points.. The fee for joining CRS as an associate member is only $10 per calendar year. The three month overlap as described above applies for associate members as well. If an associate member should decide at a later date to become a competitor he/she may change status by merely paying the $20 difference.
CRS members (either Full or Associate) can elect to subscribe to Dusty Times for a special discounted CRS subscription rate of $15 (normal subscription rate is $25).
How to Join:
To join as either a full or associate member, go to the CRS website and fill out the online membership application. You can then pay either by PayPal or by check. If you have any questions about membership you can contact the Membership Officer by email or by phone.
Each Rally Championship competitor will have the possibility of accumulating points in ten categories (driver or co-driver in Open 4wd, CRS-2, CRS-5, CRS GT and Performance Stock Classes). Driver's points cannot be added to co-driver's points or vice versa. In other words all classes are tabulated independently. Organizer's points will be counted in only one class, which the organizer chooses at the time of his/her event.
Coef 1 Rally Co-Driver Requirements:
To avoid confusion relating to co-driver requirements, any Coef. 1 event advertised as a rallysprint that is included in the Rally (not Rallysprint) Championship which will require co-drivers, must so state in the event announcement. If there is no such statement (“CO-DRIVERS REQUIRED”) co-drivers’ points will not be awarded in the Rally Championship, regardless of what happens at the event.
Points, event weighting, dropping events and ties:
The Rally Championship will use the systems for awarding points, event weighting, dropping events and resolving ties described inCommon Championship Info.
Rallysprints are held on short, closed courses where co-drivers may or may not be required. Either Rallysprints or Coefficient 1 Rallies can be included in the Rallysprint Championship. Any year that there are four or more qualified events on the calendar at the beginning of the year, there will be a CRS Rallysprint Championship for drivers. The organizers of Rallysprint events on the CRS calendar will have the choice of placing their event in either the Rally or the Rallysprint Championship, but not both. Competitors must be CRS members prior to the event to accrue CRS Rallysprint Championship points. The Rallysprint Championship will use the systems for awarding points, dropping events and resolving ties described in Common Championship Info. The Rallysprint Championship is for drivers only. No Co-Driver points will be awarded even if Co-Drivers are required by the event. Each Rallysprint event will have 200 organizer points available to split among the organizers (who did not compete in the event), with no person receiving more than 100 points. Organizer points will only be valid after a person has received points as a competitor. Rallysprints will award CRS points for drivers only in the same classes as the Rally Championship. While organizers may allow competitors to enter in more than one class, only one class will be scored for CRS Rallysprint Championship points at an event (to be declared before the event).
Rallycross events are those events which do not have route instructions, do not require a co-driver, and do not require a roll cage. Any year that there are four or more rallycross events on the calendar at the beginning of the year, there will be a CRS Rallycross Championship for that year. In years where there are enough events at the beginning of the year in both the North and South Regions, CRS will have both a North and a South Rallycross Championship with separate year-end trophies for each. For this to apply there will need to be a minimum of two venues and four events in each region. Those events north of Visalia will be in the North Region; all others will be in the South Region. CRS members can receive points in either or both regions.
The rallycross organizers will be limited to a maximum of three events per venue that will be included in the championship. The Rallycross Liaison will be the single point of contact for establishing and revising the championship calendar, which will be maintained on the CRS website.
An initial calendar for the Rallycross Championship will be published in this rulebook. The following rules apply to changes:
- An event may be added provided that 1) the organizer provides at least six weeks lead time and 2) the organizer has previously completed a successful event at that venue. The event may be listed as non-points on the website in the case of insufficient lead time.
- In the case of a date change, the organizer must provide notice at least three weeks in advance, or the event will lose its status as a championship event.
- In the case of possible cancellation or postponement due to unforeseen circumstances such as poor course conditions, the organizer must give notice at least ten days before the event date. An advisory will then be posted on the CRS website. The organizer will follow with a final decision at least two days from the event. This will be posted on the CRS website. Subsequent rescheduling on the championship calendar will allow at least three weeks lead time.
The Rallycross Championship will use the systems for awarding points, counting events, and resolving ties described in Common Championship Info. There will be no organizer points awarded, because it is possible for an organizer to compete in his own event if he wants to. To be eligible for a year end award a competitor must have been a CRS member and started at least two events. For purposes of computing CRS Rallycross Championship points all runs will be counted. If a rallycross organizer should tabulate his results differently the Rallycross Pointskeeper will retabulate the results as necessary. The CRS Rallycross championship will be limited to a maximum of three events per venue.
Rallycross Championship points will be awarded in Street Stock 2wd, Street Stock 4wd, Street Modified 2wd, Street Modified 4wd, Rally 2wd and Rally 4wd classes. Two-wheel drive cars are not eligible to run in any four-wheel drive class. There is no price limit for any of the Rallycross classes. For CRS Rallycross Championship points, competitors will only be allowed to accrue points in one class per event (to be declared by the competitor before the event).
Street Stock 2wd (SS2) & Street Stock 4wd (SS4):
The name Street Stock comes from Street tires with Stock preparation level. As such these classes are for cars that have limited performance modifications, and are using street tires. Street tires include those tires sold as “Passenger Tires”. Street tires do not include ice/winter specific tires (currently designated by the mountain/snowflake emblem or the words ice/snow in the tire name), light truck tires (designated by “LT” on the sidewall), or tires designated for rally or competition use. The original tread may not be modified (siped or grooved). SS2 will be for two-wheel drive cars and SS4 will be for four-wheel drive cars. Street Stock Class cars must be stock (or equivalent) with the following exceptions:
- The exhaust system does not need to be stock behind the catalytic converter.
- Replacement air filter elements are allowed.
- Computer chip upgrades are allowed.
The name Street Modified comes from Street tires (which in this case include ice/winter tires) with a Modified preparation level. As such, these classes are for cars that have been modified beyond the limits detailed above and are using street tires or ice/winter specific tires (currently designated by the mountain/snowflake emblem or the words ice/snow in the tire name). Light truck tires (designated by “LT” on the sidewall) are not allowed, nor are tires designated for rally or competition use. The original tread may not be modified (siped or grooved). SM2 will be for two-wheel drive cars and SM4 will be for four-wheel drive cars.
Rally 2wd & Rally 4wd:
Cars running tires that do not qualify for the "Street" classes will be placed in either the Rally 2wd or Rally 4wd class.
CRS Classes at Events that Don’t Use CRS Classes:
At events that don’t use CRS classes, the CRS Rallycross Liaison or his/her designated representative will determine CRS classes for all the CRS members at the event. These classes will be used to determine the assignment of CRS points.
The following paragraphs relate to more than one of the preceding championships.Speed Factors:
Raw Speed Factors:
Speed factors are referenced to the fastest driver on each stage. For Raw Speed Factors the fastest driver is given a 1.00 and all others are calculated from that time (StageSpeedFactor = ET / FastTime). A driver’s Event Speed Factor is determined by dropping his worst two and his best Stage Speed Factors until there are less than four stages left and then averaging the remaining Stage Speed Factors. Drivers must complete at least four stages to get a Raw Event Speed Factor.
CRS Rally Speed Factors:
At CRS events speed factors are calculated exactly the same as above, except the reference driver gets the speed factor he started the event with. Hence the StageSpeedFactor = RefSpeedFactor * ET / RefTime). The reference driver for each stage is the one of the top two (for that stage) that produces the larger Stage Speed Factor.
At the end of each year all CRS Speed Factors from previous years will be adjusted downward by .01 per year with a maximum reduction of .05. So for 2012, any speed factor earned in 2011 will be unchanged, those earned in 2010 will be reduced by .01 and those earned in 2009 will be reduced by .02, and so on. The largest of the resulting annual speed factors will then be the starting speed factors for 2012. If a driver moves from a 4wd car to a 2wd car his speed factor for that event will be reduced by .05. While CRS Speed Factors are intended to help develop the start order other factors may influence the final start order.
Any claims will be handled per the competition rules under which the event runs.
CRS points will be awarded to all CRS members who start the first stage of the rally. For championship purposes points will be awarded based on the CRS competitor’s finishing position in his/her class relative to other CRS competitors in the class. For instance, since non-CRS members will not receive points, the top finishing CRS member in a class will receive winning points regardless of any non-CRS competitors who finished ahead of him/her.
The organizers of the event will have 400 points to distribute amongst themselves, with no organizer getting more than 100 points (prior to weighting). No competitor can receive more than a total of 500 organizer's points in a given year. Organizer points will be assigned at the time the CRS standings are first tabulated for that event. Organizers can not get points as a competitor at their own event. Organizers that are not eligible for year end awards (because they have not competed in that class), will be identified in the standings.
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Event Weighting (Coefficients):
To properly reward the competitors who do well on the longer, more demanding events these events will receive heavier weighting. For example, 1st in class in a double points event awards 200 points, in a triple points event 300 points. Events with 10 to 30 stage miles and less than 30 minutes of hot stage time will be single points events. Events with over 65 stage miles or 60 minutes of hot stage time will be triple point events. Those in between will be double points events. For purposes of determining “stage miles” the distance form the Start control to the Stop control will be used. For longer events, the event organizer will be free to choose which portions of the overall event will be counted as separate CRS events.
Since it is desirable to allow competitors to drop their worst events, the following system for dropping events has been adopted for use by the CRS:
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Events in Series
In the event of a tie at an event, all competitors tied for a position will be given the points for the tied position. The next placing competitor will be awarded points appropriate for the number of places below the tie. Example: A three way tie for second will give all the tied teams 2nd place points (88), and the next placing team will get 5th place points (58).
In the event of a tie for a year-end ranking the tie will be broken by comparing the total points accumulated in triple points events at which both competitors started in the class in question. All events started will be counted (no events will be dropped). If this does not resolve the tie the same method will be applied to the double points events. If a tie still exists the same method will be applied to the single points events. If the above method fails, the tie will remain.
There will be year-end awards (eg., trophies) for the top competitors in each of the classes. Rallycross competitors must start a minimum of two events to be eligible for a year end award. For all Championships, trophies will be awarded as follows:
|Number of Trophies||Number of Competitors|
|5||15 or more|
Rookie of the Year
To be a candidate a driver or co-driver must begin the year having never finished a Rally in that role. The Driver Rookie of the Year will be the qualifying driver who finishes in the highest percentile in his/her class. If a tie exists the driver in the class with the most drivers will be the Rookie of the Year. If a tie still exists the tie will remain. The Co-driver Rookie of the Year will go to the qualifying co-driver, accruing the most points (combining points from all classes). If there is a tie the award will go to the rookie co-driver with the most points in the most-subscribed class.
The Kenneth Zimmerman Memorial Award
The Zimmerman Award was created to recognize those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of rallying in general and the CRS specifically. The recipient is determined by the director of the CRS. The award honors the sportsmanship and support of Dr. Kenneth Zimmerman, and is presented by Chad DiMarco of Sube Sports.
Galal Souki Memorial Award
The Galal Souki award, selected by the Stock Classes Chairman, was created to recognize CRS GT and Performance Stock Class competitors who typify the spirit of helpfulness and competitiveness that has come to be associated with the Stock Classes.
Outstanding, Tenacious, and Persevering Worker
It is the unselfish contributions of workers at all events, whether communications, blockage or control workers, that enable our series to succeed. The recipients of this award are selected by the CRS Board of Governors in recognition of their years of service to the sport of rallying.
Rallycross Supporter of the Year
It is the unselfish contributions of the organizers and helpers at events that enables our Rallycross Championship to succeed. The recipients of this award are selected by the CRS Board of Governors in recognition of their service to the sport.
Bill Moore Memorial Award
The Bill Moore Award was created to honor a co-driver who, like Bill, has contributed to the sport of rallying in many areas, including as a worker, organizer, or BOG member.
- General Information
- The CRS Stock Classes (Performance Stock and CRS GT) were created to provide a lower cost form of competition by using basically stock engines and low cost cars. The following rules have been made to limit the effectiveness of expensive horsepower/drivetrain modifications and should be maintained as such to keep the class a "drivers class". By keeping certain items "stock" and other modifications limited, dominance of the class by one particular type of car will not occur. This concept is referred to as the "Spirit of the Class"; and may be applied by the Stock Class Committee in cases where the following rules may not apply.
- In general, THE CARS ARE TO BE STOCK IN ALL ASPECTS EXCEPT THOSE ITEMS SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED IN THESE RULES!
- Optional equipment will be allowed only when the specific option was available on the body style as delivered in the U.S. from the factory, except as modified in section 5.2 of these rules.
- Dealer-installed options are not allowable. (Many examples of these types of modifications exist and do not fall within the "Spirit of the Class").
- These rules are modified every other year (2011, 2013 etc) by ballot, to be in effect for the following year. As a result these rules may change for 2012 but not for 2013. Voting will be restricted to those competitors who ran in Performance Stock or CRS GT since the previous vote on Stock Class rules.
- Vehicle Eligibility
- All cars and trucks competing in the Performance Stock Class will be limited to a market value (for the basic car) of not more than $4,000. Vehicles in this class are limited to 4 cylinders or less or two rotors. The number of valves or ports must remain stock.
- Vehicles equipped with turbochargers, superchargers or four wheel drive will not be allowed in Performance Stock Class.
- If the value of the car is in question, it will be checked via the current wholesale Blue Book with no additions or deductions for optional equipment or mileage (or general market value). The first year that the engine-body-induction system combination was offered for sale by the manufacturer will be used to determine the value of the vehicle.
- Updating and Backdating
- A model is defined as a specific body style, i.e. Mitsubishi Galant or VW Golf. When within a model line a turbo or 4 wheel drive option exists, all parts unique to the turbo / 4 wheel drive cars may not be used on a Performance Stock Class vehicle. Example: Brakes on a Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX may not be used on a GS.
- Other than the restrictions of 3.1, any part may be updated or backdated freely within a given body style, provided that the part was available from the factory on a production car sold in the U.S. Example: Parts from a 93-95 VW Golf (Golf III) may not be used on a 85-92 VW Golf. However, parts from a '91 Golf II may be used on an '85 Golf II.
- Engine updating and backdating is allowed with the following provisions and must comply with Section 4. In addition updating and backdating may cause the basic value of the car to change (see section 2.3).
- The combination of body, engine, induction system and exhaust manifold must have been available in the U.S. from the factory.
- Fasteners, including but not limited to nuts, bolts, studs and locking devices, nylocks, cotter pins are unrestricted as long as they remain made from a ferrous material.
- Internal parts are free with the exception that the stock block must be retained in the stock location.
- The stock induction system meaning the intake manifold, carburetor, or fuel injection system and exhaust manifold must be retained. However the stock intake and exhaust manifolds may be modified. The stock carburetor may be rejetted. The choke mechanism may be removed or fixed open.
- The rest of the exhaust system is free, but must include a suitable muffler.
- The air filter and housing is free.
- The ignition system must be of stock design with the following exception. Breaker points may be replaced by an electronic trigger that remains in the distributor and does not include an MSD style ignition system.
- Stock ECUs can be reprogrammed (EEPROM replacement) and/or re-flashed.
- Motor mounts are unrestricted as long as they remain in the stock location.
- Engine oil coolers, transmission coolers, and radiators may be added or upgraded.
- Fuel pumps and pressure regulators are unrestricted.
- Four cylinder, piston type engines equipped with carburetors and fewer than 4 valves per cylinder will be allowed the following modifications:
- The exhaust manifold is free.
- The stock carburetor may be replaced with an aftermarket carburetor (on the stock intake manifold), provided that the total cross sectional area of the throttle body bore at the interface with the intake manifold is less than 2.85 square inches. Any carburetor with a 32mm primary bore and a 36 mm secondary bore will meet this requirement. Likewise any carburetor with two 34 mm bores (or less) will also meet this requirement. Competitors utilizing an aftermarket carburetor will be required to provide documentation demonstrating compliance with this requirement to the Stock Class Chairman the first time the car is entered in competition.
- Clutch and flywheel are free.
- The transmission shall be stock for the body style. Ratios available in any year of the same body style may be used.
- Any differential ratio may be used. The differential itself may be open, welded, locked, or limited slip.
- Brake lines may be rerouted and rubber hoses may be replaced with Aeroquip-type material.
- The rear axle assembly, meaning the housing, differential and axles is free providing: brakes of the same type and size are retained. Example: a '68 - '73 Datsun 510 equipped with a R160 rear differential may use the larger R180 differential as long as it mounts in the stock location and no suspension components are altered.
- Strengthening of stock parts and mounting points is allowed, however modification of the original part in the process is not allowed. As an example, a suspension arm may have additional material welded onto it, but it may not be lengthened or shortened in the process. Wheel mounting bolts may be changed to wheel mounting studs.
- Limit straps may be added.
- Springs and shock absorbers are free in the stock location.
- Adjustable competition struts in the stock mounting location may be used. The spring perch height and diameter may differ from the stock dimensions.
- Sway bar size is free in the stock location, or may be removed.
- Strut mounting holes may be slotted and/or offset bushings may be used to modify camber. Control arms may NOT be modified (except reinforcing).
- Suspension bushing material is free in the stock location.
- Brake pad and shoe materials are free, using the stock caliper or drum assembly as equipped by the manufacturer. Modification or removal of brake backing plates is allowed.
- Flexible brake lines are free.
- Wheels and tires are free.
- Body - Exterior
- Underpanning and structural reinforcing are allowed.
- The stock hood latches and trunk latches may be modified or replaced. Hood vents may be added. Hood scoops are not allowed.
- Fenders may be cut to remove a maximum of one inch from the outer edge around the wheel well to allow for tire clearance. Fender flares may be added over the stock fenders.
- Gas tanks are free as long as they meet safety requirements. Fuel lines may be rerouted and rubber hoses may be replaced with Aeroquip-type material.
- Electrics are free (alternator size, battery location, lights, etc.).
- The material, construction and mounting method of bumpers are free (both front and rear bumpers are required by state law).
- Roof vents are allowed.
- Body - Interior
- Door panel upholstery material may be substituted or modified for clearance of roll cage bar door bars. Sheet aluminum or carbon fiber are not acceptable replacements.
- Impact foam may be added into the front doors. Removal of any door material is not allowed.
- The steering wheel is free.
- The front seats are free.
- The following items may be removed: center console, rear seat, rear deck cover, headliner, pillar trim, carpets, associated padding, sound deadening material, radio, speakers and air conditioning. Heater must remain operational through stock plumbing.
- The dashboard may be modified to accommodate safety and rally equipment only.
- Prior to each CRS Rally, all competitors in Performance Stock and GT classes are required to present their vehicles for inspection. The inspection may be a group or individual activity as dictated by the Stock Class Chairman.
- A group class inspection will be supervised by the Stock Class Chairman. Questions of class compliance will be handled on the spot by vote of the class competitors present. As simple majority will carry.
- An individual inspection may be suggested by the Stock Class Chairman in which each competitor is personally responsible for the inspection of all cars in the class. Similarly, each competitor's car must be available during the prescribed inspection time frame. Such inspections will require the competitors to fill out and/or sign a form indicating that they accept the legality of all cars competing in the class. This form will also allow the questioning of any item on any car. Inquiries will be investigated by the Stock Class Chairman. Any discrepancies to the rules will be voted on by the competitors as overseen by the Stock Class Chairman. All inquires must be submitted by the deadline, and all inquiries should be processed prior to the start of the rally.
- The Stock Class Chairman is responsible for coordinating the CRS GT and Performance Stock Class tech inspection.
- The burden of proof of eligibility is on the competitor. A shop manual, presented by the competitor, will be used during inquiries. Lack of shop manual will result in forfeiture of inquiry.
- Competitors found to be in violation of the above rules will be placed in CRS-2 or Open 4wd for CRS points purposes.
- If a competitor wishes to file a claim concerning rule 9.1 above, he should contact the Stock Class Chairman (SCC). The SCC will form a claims committee including himself and two other people who are not competing in the class at that event.
- Competitors who miss the mandatory Stock Class meeting but still desire to participate in Performance Stock or CRS GT must contact all competitors in the desired class and secure their signatures as acknowledgment of their acceptance of this competitor and their vehicle as eligible for competition. The Stock Class Chairman will have a form available for this purpose and completed forms must be returned to the SCC prior to the first vehicle leaving the first MTC or start.
- Prior to each CRS Rally, all competitors in Performance Stock and GT classes are required to present their vehicles for inspection. The inspection may be a group or individual activity as dictated by the Stock Class Chairman.
For more information on these rules or for clarifications, please contact:
Brent Ellzey, Stock Class Chairman
- GT Class vehicles will meet all of the requirements of Appendix A, Performance Stock Class Rules, with the following exceptions:
- Turbochargers, superchargers and four wheel drive will be allowed.
- Vehicles are limited to a maximum of five cylinders or two rotors.
- There will be no maximum dollar limit on the value of the car.
- All turbocharged or supercharged vehicles will be equipped with a 32mm air inlet restrictor.
Open class cars are divided into three classes. Vehicles that are built to be capable of operating in four-wheel drive mode will be placed in Open 4wd class and cannot compete in CRS-2 or CRS-5. Two-wheel drive cars that were NOT designed to operate in four-wheel drive will be placed in either CRS-2 or CRS-5 and can not compete in Open 4wd. The table of adjustment multipliers below will be used to determine a vehicle’s adjusted displacement. All factors that apply to a given vehicle will be used. For example, a front wheel drive car with a 2.0L, 4-valve engine with variable cam timing would have a total multiplier of 1.32 (based on 1.2 * 1.1), producing an adjusted displacement of 2640cc.. Eligible vehicles with an adjusted displacement of no greater than 2650 cc will be placed in CRS-2 while those above 2650 cc will be placed in CRS-5.
|4 valves per cylinder||1.2|
|3 valves per cylinder||1.1|
|Variable cam timing||1.1|
|Rear wheel drive||0.9|
|1975||Hendrik Blok||Steve Ruiz|
|1976||Hendrik Blok||Erick Hauge|
|1977||Hendrik Blok||Erick Hauge|
|1978||Hendrik Blok||Rod Sorenson|
|1979||Rod Millen||Mark Howard|
|1980||Rod Millen||Grant Whittaker|
|1981||Frank Jacob||Wes Gaede|
|1982||Ken Smith||Dennis Sheean|
|1983||Richey Watanabe||Randy Hensley|
|1984||Richey Watanabe||Howard Watanabe|
|1985||Scott Child||Jim Love|
|1986||Lon Peterson||Jim Love|
|1987||Bill Holmes||Jim Rogers|
|1988||Lon Peterson||Jim Love|
|1989||Lon Peterson and||Camille Griffin|
|Jeff Griffin (Tie)|
|1990||Lon Peterson||Jim Love|
|1991||Lon Peterson||Jim Love|
|1992||Jeff Griffin||Chris Griffin|
|STOCK GT CLASS|
|1988||Mike Blore||Gary Dunklau|
|1989||Ken Smith||Mark Williams|
|1990||Gary Luke||Mark Williams|
|1991||Tony Tavares||Carlos Tavares|
|1992||Roger Hull||Rob Cherry|
|1978||Mike Gibeault||Tim Cox|
|1979||Mike Gibeault||Gale Tyler|
|1980||Kris Mellon||Damon Trimble|
|1981||Mike Gibeault||Lynnette Allison|
|1982||Tom Sullivan||Jay Mathes|
|1983||Mike Whitman||Rob Cherry|
|1984||Mike Whitman||Rob Cherry|
|1985||Mike Whitman||Lynnette Allison|
|1986||Ray Hocker||Bill Moore|
|1987||Topi Hynynen||Ray Thurm|
|1988||Roger Hull||Jim Jacobson|
|1989||Eric Wilson||Jim Jacobson|
|1990||Anton Musev||Lisa Scheer|
|1991||Jeff Hendricks||Ev Hendricks|
|1992||Jeff Hendricks||Larry Scott|
|1993||Tony Shumaker||Larry Scott|
|1994||Steve Scott||Bob Scott|
|1995||Mike Marcy||Steve Scott|
|1996||Terry Stonecipher||Michelle Gibeault|
|1997||Dennis Chizma||Claire Marie|
|1998||Steve Bender||Craig McHugh|
|1999||Nick Taylor||Pete Morris|
|2000||Nick Taylor||Josh Armbruster|
|OPEN 2WD CLASS|
|1993||Ron Wood||Kelly Walsh|
|1994||Lon Peterson||Bill Gutzmann|
|1995||Bill Malik||Roine Anderson|
|1996||Bill Malik||Farina O'Sullivan|
|1997||Bill Malik||Farina O'Sullivan|
|1998||Carl Jardevall||Ole Holter|
|1999||Frank Paredes||William Staley|
|2000||Jim Gillaspy||Mick Kilpatrick|
|2001||Richard Byford||Paul Timmerman|
|2002||Bill Malik||Ryan Cavalier|
|2003||Dave Coleman||Amar Sehmi|
|2004||Jim Pierce||Adrian Lengsfeld|
|2005||Cable Rhodes||Jennifer Imai|
|OPEN 4WD CLASS|
|1993||Mitch McCullough||Scott Webb|
|1994||Rui Brasil||Scott Webb|
|1995||Chris Weleff||Brian Paul|
|1996||Dennis Chizma||Carlos Tavares|
|1997||Vartan Samuelian||Ara Manoukian|
|1998||Rui Brasil||Carlos Tavares|
|1999||Lauchlin O'Sullivan||Farina O'Sullivan|
|2000||Tony Chavez||Eddie Cardenas|
|2001||Lauchlin O'Sullivan||Alex Gelsomino|
|2002||Leon Styles||John Dillon|
|2003||Piers O'Hanlon||Julie Lin|
|2004||Vartan Samuelian||Alex Gelsomino|
|2005||Blake Yoon||Alan Perry|
|2006||Wolfgang Hoeck||Piers O'Hanlon|
|2007||Leon Styles||Matt Gauger|
|2008||Brian Scott||John Dillon|
|2009||Keith Jackson||Marra Estep|
|2010||Keith Jackson||Marra Estep|
|2011||Jon Burke||Laurence Babahekian|
|CRS GT CLASS|
|2001||Bruce Brown||Bob Moe|
|2002||Bruce Brown||Pat Brown|
|2003||Dan Brink||Tina Lininger|
|2004||Bruce Brown||Pat Brown|
|2005||Chris Wilson||Eric Olson|
|2006||Marvin Ronquillo||John Burke|
|2007||Scott Clark||Marie Boyd|
|2008||Kevin Welker||Nolan Sambrano|
|2009||Kevin Welker||Nolan Sambrano|
|2010||Kevin Welker||Nolan Sambrano|
|2011||Alex Rademacher||Jeana Yi|
|2006||Jeff Rados||Guido Hamacher|
|2007||Bill Holmes||Kevin Carter|
|2008||Chuck Wilson||Aaron Laeng|
|2009||Bill Holmes||Sean Gallagher|
|2010||George Doganis||Thomas Smith|
|2011||Brian Hamblin||Ray Hocker|
|2006||Larry Gross||Doug Young|
|2007||Bill Malik||Christopher Edstrom|
|2008||George Doganis||Thomas Smith|
|2009||Chris Palermo||Brent Ellzey|
|2010||Terrance Peterson||Nic Peterson|
|2011||Michel Hoche-Mong||Brent Ellzey|
|PERFORMANCE STOCK CLASS|
|1994||Jeff Hendricks||Noble Jones|
|1995||Dennis Chizma||John Moore|
|1996||Robert Tallini||Steve Scott|
|1997||Terry Stonecipher||Chrissy Beavis|
|1998||Doug Robinson||Shane Polhamus|
|1999||Mark Brown||Craig McHugh|
|2000||Brad Boli||Gary Garman|
|2001||Tony Chavez||Doug Robinson|
|2002||Terry Stonecipher||Jeff Bruett|
|2003||Ian Hudson||Brian Hudson|
|2004||Mike Masano||Linda Masano|
|2005||Michael Taylor||Steven Taylor|
|2006||George Doganis||Tom Smith|
|2007||George Doganis||Tom Smith|
|2008||Kristopher Marciniak||Christine Marciniak|
|2009||John Black||John Stewart|
|2010||Alex Rademacher||John Stewart|
|2011||Jen Imai||Terry Stonecipher|
|1992||Rhys Millen||Trisha Devreugd|
|1993||Mitch McCullough||Scott Webb|
|1994||Cable Rhodes||Michael Taylor|
|1995||Bob Pendergrass||Jon Weigley|
|1996||Terry Stonecipher||Michelle Gibeault|
|1997||Doug Robinson||Sue Robinson|
|1998||Steve Bender||Craig McHugh|
|1999||Nick Taylor||Josh Armbruster|
|2000||Sean Otto||Jason Lane|
|2001||Stephan Verdier||Alan Walker|
|2003||Piers O'Hanlon||Neil Smith|
|2004||Jon Rood||Piers O’Hanlon|
|2005||Blake Yoon||Vartan Davtyan|
|2008||Shawn Hudspeth||Jennifer Hudspeth|
|John Black||Brent Ellzey|
|2009||Chris Palermo||Kimberley Palermo|
|2010||Gaylord Van Brocklin||Steve Secviar|
|2011||Kris-Jon Lyssand||Jeana Yi|
|1982||Tim Fountaine &||1997||Paula Gibeault|
|Frank Jacob||1998||Matt Sweeney &|
|1983||Ken Adams||Lucinda Strubb|
|1984||Roger Allison||1999||Ray Hocker|
|1985||Mike Gibeault||2000||Harris Done|
|1986||Clint Heuring||2001||Mike Gibeault|
|1987||Lynnette Allison||2002||Doug & Sue Robinson|
|1989||Nancy Peterson &||2003||John Dillon|
|Sheryl Love||2004||Pat & Denise McMahon|
|1990||Michael O'Sullivan||2005||Michael Taylor|
|1991||John Elkin||2006||Donna Hocker|
|1992||Sam Moore||2007||Tony Chavez|
|1993||Bill & Kay Gutzmann||2008||Michel Hoche-Mong|
|1994||Randy Hensley||2009||Dave Belcher|
|1995||Ron Wood||2010||Christine Marciniak|
|1996||Lon Peterson||2011||Chuck Wilson|
|1990||Sam Moore||2001||Doug Whited|
|1991||Tony Shumacher||2002||Mike & Linda Masano|
|1992||Tony Chavez||2003||Michael Taylor|
|1993||Dennis Chizma||2004||Brian Hudson|
|1994||Jeff Hendricks||2005||Mike Moyer|
|1995||Dave Turner||2006||Shea Burns|
|1996||Terry Stonecipher||2007||George Doganis|
|1997||Adrienne Scott||2008||Kevin Welker|
|1998||Doug Robinson||2009||Alex Rademacher|
|1999||Paula Gibeault||2010||Katianna Pihakari|
|2000||Brad Boli||2011||John Black|
|1993||Ron Melitsoff||2002||Pat & Denise McMahon|
|1994||Nancy Peterson and
|1995||Bob Ward||2004||Carl Schmid|
|1996||Michael O'Sullivan||2005||Carolyn Reed|
Lucinda Shrub and
|2006||Peter & Marion Millar
|1998||Wayne Almquist||2007||Michel Hoche-Mong|
|1999||Scott & Toni Dicks||2008||Tom Hobbs and
|2000||Jay Deacon||2009||Don Shreyer|
|2001||Dean Chambers and
|2010||Sean Torres and
|1993||John Elkin||2003||Gabe Pari|
|1994||Bill Gutzmann||2004||Michael Taylor|
|1995||Terry Stonecipher||2005||Tony Chavez|
|1996||Robert Tallini||2006||Michel Hoche-Mong|
|1997||Donna Mitchell||2007||Paula Gibeault|
|1999||Sue Robinson||2008||Jens Schkade|
|2000||John Dillon||2009||Christine Marciniak|
|2007||Lucy Ryan||2009||Krystle Minette|
|2008||Dustin Wall||2010||Chris Walker|
|1||Jon Burke||1||Laurence Babahekia|
|2||Dick Rockrohr||2||Mustafa Samli|
|1||Brian Hamblin||1||Ray Hocker|
|1||Michel Hoche-Mong||1||Brent Ellzey|
|2||Chuck Wilson||2||Tom Smith|
|3||Javier Olivares||3||Brock Heinz|
|4||George Doganis||4||Marie Boyd|
|5||Eddie Fiorelli||5||Amy Floyd|
|1||Alex Rademacher||1||Jeana Yi|
|2||Katianna Pihakari||2||Joshua Rodriguez|
|3||Kris-Jon Lyssand||3||John Dillon|
|1||Jen Imai||1||Terry Stonecipher|
|2||John Black||2||Lori Stone|
2011 CRS Moto Award Winners
Under 800 cc
|Rally 4wd||Rally 2wd|
|1||Alex Rademacher||1||Omar Cardenas|
|Street Modified 4wd|
|Rally 4wd||Rally 2wd|
|1||John Chabot||1||Kris Marciniak|
|2||Trent Koury||2||Doug Nagy|
|3||Bill Martin||3||Kirk Tetzlaff|
|4||Jeremy Lopez||4||Chuck Wilson|
|Street Modified 4wd|
|Street Stock 4wd||Street Stock 2wd|
|1||Leelyn Pritchard||1||Brent Hercelinsky|
|2||Kassandra Sasaki||2||Chris Walker|
|Sponsor Liaison||(760) 446-4097|
|Press Liaison||(310) 422-1248|
|Competitor Liaison||(562) 537-9961|
|Equipment Manager||(760) 375-8704|
|Stock Class Chairman||(928) 273-2064|
|Rallycross Liaison||(714) 742-2965|
National Auto Sport Association (NASA)
Ridgecrest, CA 93556
Phone: (760) 446-4097
FAX: (760) 874-7977
Web Site: www.NASArallysport.com
Sports Car Club of America (SCCA)
Topeka, KS 66619-0400
Phone: (800) 770-2055
FAX: (785) 232-7228
Web Site: www.SCCA.com/rally
The CRS is governed by a Board of Governors (BOG) which consists of the organizer from each CRS event (Rallies, Rallysprints and Rallycrosses). Membership on the BOG will begin once the event has been accepted onto the CRS calendar and continue for the remainder of the year the event occurs in, plus the following year. In addition to the organizers there will be a number of other members including: the Director, Equipment Managers, Secretary/Treasurer, Membership Officers, Competitor Liaison, Rallycross Liaison, Press Liaison, Sponsor Liaison, Webmaster and the Stock Class Chairman. The responsibilities of the officers are detailed as follows:Director:
The Director will be elected by a vote of the CRS membership and shall be in charge of the general operations of the CRS. The Director will schedule and chair BOG meetings, and act as the official contact person for the CRS. The Director will be responsible for seeing that a monthly article for DUSTY TIMES is submitted. The Director will be responsible for the acquisition of all the year-end awards (within the budget). The Director will be responsible for the year-end awards banquet, and any other social events as desired. The Director has the power to expend funds as required to accomplish these tasks and other CRS related business as deemed appropriate. The Director may delegate any of these responsibilities to other individuals if desired.
The Equipment Manager will be responsible for the CRS rally equipment (green flags, clocks, radios, bibs, sign boards, PA system etc). The manager will order new sign boards and other equipment as necessary to support the various CRS events. The manager will furnish the desired equipment to the organizers prior to the event and collect it from the organizer after the event.
The Secretary will be responsible for recording the minutes of the BOG meetings, tabulating votes and updating the rule book as required. The Secretary will be responsible for tabulating the CRS Rally and Rallysprint standings. The Secretary will also be responsible for generating emailings to all CRS members as needed. The Treasurer will be responsible for billing sponsors, dispensing funds to pay for subscriptions, decals, trophies, etc. The treasurer will also maintain a budget which will be presented to the BOG as needed.
Rally Membership Officer (Rally MO):
The Rally MO will be responsible for signing up CRS members and distributing information about the CRS to interested parties. The Rally MO will have someone available at the registration of each event to sign up new members. The MO's name, address and phone will be advertised as a contact point for new rallyists. The Rally MO will be responsible for maintaining the membership database.
The Competitor Liaison will act as a point of contact for competitors who would like to make an input to the BOG. He/she will keep written records of the competitor comments and inputs from competitors. The Competitor Liaison will attend BOG meetings. To be eligible for this position the person must have been a competitor on at least one CRS event a year for the three previous years, and plan on continued CRS involvement. The Competitor Liaison will be elected by a vote of the CRS membership.
The Rallycross Liaison will be the competitor contact for those seeking information on the CRS Rallycross Championship. The Rallycross Liaison will be responsible for:
- Making calendar decisions throughout the year and informing the BOG & webmaster of changes.
- Administering class arbitration at events.
- Determining the appropriate CRS classes for all CRS members at events that do not support CRS classes.
- Administering any CRS equipment used by Rallycross organizers.
- Tabulating the Rallycross Championship Standings and furnishing those standings to the Webmaster.
- Obtaining digital photos for year end awards.
The Webmaster will maintain the CRS website, keeping it current with news, series standings, photos etc.
The Sponsor Liaison will be responsible for acquiring sponsors (including ad copy) for ads in the rulebook. The Sponsor Liaison may also choose to develop additional sponsors for CRS (website, contingency etc).
The Press Liaison will actively seek to promote the CRS and will be the single point of contact for the press. The Press Liaison will distribute the writing assignments for articles about events among those interested. These articles will be targeted for publication in DUSTY TIMES and other periodicals that cover CRS events. In addition the Press Liaison will issue quarterly Press Releases to various periodicals with Rally and RX calendars and championship standings. Nominations for Press Liaison will be solicited from the CRS membership and the BOG will select from those nominated.
Stock Class Chairman
The SCC (Stock Class Chairman) will be responsible for the administration of the CRS Stock Classes (Performance Stock and CRS GT). The SCC will be the contact person for questions and rules. The SCC will be responsible for the policing of the classes at events, and will furnish the organizers with a list of approved Stock and GT Class competitors prior to the drivers’ meeting. The SCC will administer the online of Stock Classes competitors to consider amendments to the rules. The SCC will administrate the voting on proposed changes to the rules. The SCC shall be selected by a vote of the active Performance Stock and GT Class competitors. It is recommended, but not required, that the SCC be someone not competing in Performance Stock or CRS GT Class.
The BOG shall make decisions on Calendar approval, amendments to these rules, amounts of fees, and any other items deemed appropriate by the Director. The BOG shall also be responsible for appointing people to fill the jobs of Equipment Manager, Secretary, Press Liaison, Rally Membership Officer, Treasurer, Rallycross Liaison, Webmaster and Sponsor Liaison. The BOG email Group will also serve as an informal forum for the organizers to discuss items related to the organization of rallies. For voting purposes each Rally event shall have the same number of votes as the event’s weighting factor (1, 2 or 3), with a limit of 3 BOG votes per competitive weekend. Rallysprint organizers will have one vote for each event organized. Rallycross organizers will have one vote for each CRS points event organized. Any officers that are not organizers will have one BOG vote. Each event will have a single point of contact for the purposes of BOG email polls. The single point of contact for each event will designate who from his event shall be on the BOG mailing list and who will have voting privileges at meetings. If an event is dropped from the calendar, for whatever reason, that event's organizer will lose his BOG Voting privileges for that event at that point. A quorum of at least 50% of the possible votes must be present to make any decisions on rules.
BOG Email Voting
In order to complete an email BOG vote, either a majority of the possible votes must be cast or a minimum of 3 working days (not Sat, Sun or holidays) must have expired.
BOG Meeting Agenda
The preliminary Agenda for the year end BOG meeting shall be distributed to the BOG members at least 6 weeks prior to the meeting.
BOG Meeting Proxies
To establish a proxy for the yearly BOG meeting, the organizer or officer will be required to notify either the director or the secretary prior to the meeting. Any one individual will be limited to holding only one other BOG member's proxy.
Championship Related BOG voting
While all BOG members are welcome to participate in the discussion of any issue, for voting purposes the BOG will partition issues into four categories: "Rally Only", "Rallycross Only" and "Common". The Rally Only and Rallycross Only categories will be for those issues that only relate to that specific championship (e.g., CRS-2 rules would only relate to Rally). Issues that have crossover interest (such as budget and membership items) will be handled as "Common". The table below details which members of the BOG will vote on which issues.
|Director, Webmaster, Secretary/Treasurer||X||X||X|
|Sponsor Liaison, Press Liaison, Competitor Liaison||X||X||X|
|Rally Equipment Manager||X||X|
|Rally Membership Officer||X||X|
|Stock Class Chairman||X||X|
Rally Event Review
The CRS BOG shall review an existing CRS Rally event for inclusion in the championship if:
- There is a new organizer or
- There are all new stage roads or
- Both the published stage mileage and the winning time are less than their respective thresholds..
Downgrading Event Weighting
If an event, for whatever reason, is unable to execute the level of event that was initially planned, the organizer can request the BOG to downgrade the weighting as long as there is at least 8 weeks before the event.
Expenditure of Funds
Expenditures of less than $100 can be approved by either the Director or the Treasurer. Expenditures of more than $100 need the approval of the Common BOG.
Any Rally event that includes RallyMoto and is a part of the CRS Rally Championship, is eligible for inclusion in the CRS Moto Championship. Any year that there are four or more qualified Moto events on the calendar at the beginning of the year, there will be a CRS Moto Championship. Riders must be CRS members prior to the event to accrue CRS Moto Championship points. The CRS Moto Championship will use the systems for awarding points, weighting, dropping events and resolving ties described in Common Championship Info. CRS Moto event organizers will have 200 organizer points available for the CRS Moto Championship, to split among the organizers (who did not compete in the event). No CRS Moto organizer shall receive more than 100 points (prior to weighting). Organizer points will only be valid after a person has received points as a competitor. CRS Moto events will award CRS points in two championship classes ("Moto U8" and "Moto O8").
- "Moto U8" is for bikes with displacements less than 800cc
- "Moto O8" is for bikes with displacements greater than or equal to 800cc