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Old 10-20-2013, 10:17 PM   #1
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Well we just started our 3rd season of the Colorado Rally Championship here in Colorado. I thought it would be good to share our rules, photos and videos with the rest of the community here.

So here are our rules for the 2014 series.
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Colorado Rally Championship 2014



Mission statement

The series was created to have fun and mimic full size rally cars and events. The tracks are tight with technical corners and constantly changing conditions. This series runs in all weather conditions, if it is safe to drive to the track there will be a race. With this series we strive to have a cohesive means to fulfill our racing dreams while on the budget of racing RC rally cars. I look forward to a fun and challenging season with all the rally fans.

Rules and Classes

Group B (Open 10th scale Rally Class)
This class was created to mimic vehicles that would be seen in the WRC and Rally America events, This class is not for Dakar style SUVs or off road trucks.
-Must be 10th scale and use a 190mm or 200mm Sedan or hatch back car body.
-Electric only!
-Tire must be 100% inside of body wheel openings
- Tires must be existing 1.9 car rally tires (such as Associated, HPI, Duratrax, Academy or Tamiya).
-All power, motor, ESC and steering systems are allowed.
-2 wheel or 4 wheel drive is allowed.
-No more then 3/4" of belly clearance is allowed at ride height.
- No more then 1 of belly clearance at full droop.
-No rig sharing allowed.
-The same car can be used in both S2000 and Group B, but must have a different body and comply with all rules for the class.

The only tires that are allowed are listed here:
-Tamiya Rally block (#50476)
-HPI rally tire (#4470)
-HPI Pirelli T (#4467, #4468 )
-HPI X-pattern (#4490)
-HPI V Groove Super Radials (#4540)
-MRC Academy rally block tires
-Kyosho OEM rally tire
-Hardcore racing Adrenalin rally block tires

-Tire grooving and sipping is allowed on these tires and this class only.

S2000 (Open 10th scale 2wd Rally Class)
This class was created to mimic vehicles that would be seen in the WRC and Rally America events, This class is not for Dakar style SUVs or off road trucks.
-Must be 10th scale and use a 190mm or 200mm Sedan or hatch back car body.
-Electric only!
-Tire must be 100% inside of body wheel openings
- Tires must be existing 1.9 car rally tires (such as Associated, HPI, Duratrax, Academy or Tamiya).
-All power, motor, ESC and steering systems are allowed.
-Vehicles can be rear wheel or front wheel drive, but 2WD only.
-No more then 3/4" of belly clearance is allowed at ride height.
- No more then 1 of belly clearance at full droop.
-No rig sharing allowed.
-The same car can be used in both S2000 and Group B, but must have a different body and comply with all rules for the class.

The only tires that are allowed are listed here:
-Tamiya Rally block (#50476)
-HPI rally tire (#4470)
-HPI Pirelli T (#4467, #4468 )
-HPI X-pattern (#4490)
-HPI V Groove Super Radials (#4540)
-MRC Academy rally block tires
-Kyosho OEM rally tire
-Hardcore racing Adrenalin rally block tires

-Tire grooving and sipping is allowed on these tires and this class only

Class 7 (Mini Trophy Truck Class)
The purpose of the class is to appear scale and stock to a HPI Mini Trophy Truck.
-Must be a HPI Mini Trophy Truck with stock wheelbase, including track width.
- Electric only!
-Vehicle must appear to be in stock form, I.E. ride height, body and full cage.
-The only body modifications that are allowed would be to remove windows and add lights, no other body modifications are allowed.
-Wheels must be 1.9 inches in size.
-Tires must be stock.
- Tires are not to exceed the width of the body.
-All suspension and drivetrain modifications are allowed. Including adding dual shocks, locking diffs, etc.
-All power, motor, ESC and steering systems are allowed.
- No rig sharing allowed.


Group R(14-18th scale car class)
This class is for the Vaterra Kemora, Traxxas 16th scale rally and anything else that falls into these wheelbase and width restrictions.
- Electric only!
- 4wd and 2wd are allowed.
- Maximum belly clearance of 1 inch.
- Only tires allowed are Tamiya rally blocks or stock vehicle tires.
- Must use 1.9 wheels or smaller.
- Car bodies only!
- Tires must be 100% inside the body.
- Electronics and batteries are open to any that will fit the car.
- No rig sharing.

-For those interested in trying these events there may be loaner cars with proper notice.

Exhibition racing class (This class will not be run as part of the series and will be run if time allows only):

Group N (8th Scale Rally Class)
This class is a larger scale of the 1/10th open rally class.
This class will be limited too the HPI WR8 and Kyosho DRX Rally as far as dimensional requirements.
-Tires are limited to stock WR8 and DRX tires.
-All power systems are allowed, but no nitro.
- There is no belly clearance limit, but it must look like a rally car. No extensive body or suspension lifts. (this rule is subject to judging by event organizers).
-Electric only!
-Vehicle legality will be based on case by case basis outside of the WR8 and DRX platforms.
-No rig sharing allowed.

Colorado Rally Championship lighting rules:
-Some type of lights are mandatory at the night race only. Which will take place November 16th at the 40th St. Raceway.
-At least two lights in the front of the car and two red lights in the back must be used.
-No white or super bright lights can be used in the back of the car. Turn signals are the only irregularity to this rule, but can not continuously flash during racing.
-No roof mounted lighting (The only exception in Class 7).
-Front light bars/ light pods can be used on the cars, but the bottom of the light(s) can be no higher then the bottom of the windshield. (The only Exception is Class 7).
-Lights should be mounted on the front of the car.
-Headlights and light bar/light pod lights can be either white or yellow in color.

Track rules:
-Marshalls will be on track to right cars during racing.
-There is no track or corner cutting during racing.
-All bridges and jumps must be driven over, there is no by passing jumps and bridges if they are part of the track.
-All driving positions will be outside of the track, there is no driving from within the track unless otherwise stated the day of the event.
-Bumping and rubbing other cars is allowed, but purposely slamming into other cars will not be tolerated.

Racing types

Double elimination
-Most of the racing this season will again be two cars at a time with a double elimination format on circuit style tracks.
Stage Rally
-We will also be including stage style racing (Point A to B). The stage races will be a single car at a time racing the clock for best time. However a predetermined time will be the goal. The stage races will be walked by event staff first to set the time. Person to finish closest to the prescribed time wins that stage. Person with the closest time of the days total times will win the event. Each driver is allowed a personal timer to be supplied by themselves.

Race Numbers (race numbers 1-5 are reserved for the top 5 from last season)

Group B
1-Ty G.
3- Paul B.
13- Crazyloon
15- Jake
16- Juan
22- Caton C.
27- Ty G.
34- Rodney M.
38- POJr86
43- Todd (Rogue)
45- Joe (Lone Wolf)
60- Jason (FattyMcJ)
69- Shon
72- Paul B.
84- Kirt (BVRC)
100- Jeff Goodall
218- Mike (Twisted XT)
420- Jay R.
422- Griz
777- Gary
910- Geoff C.

S2000
27- Ty G.
72- Paul B.

Class 7
13- CrazyLoon
15- Jake
16- Juan
18- Mike (Stewco)
27- Ty G.
34- Rodney M.
38- POJr86
45- Joe (Lone Wolf)
69- Shon
100- Jeff Goodall
218- Mike (Twistedxt)
422- Griz
777- Gary


We will not be racing for money, however to pay for individual track decals, prizes, numbers and trophies there will be a 5.00 dollar per race fee. The $5.00 fee is good for all classes for the day, whether running one class or three.

Series information
Scores will be tracked for everyone that comes to the events, regardless if you attend one event or all six. Your lowest score will be dropped from the series total, so your 5 best scores will count toward your series total. Person with the most points at the end of the season will be the series champion for each class.
Anyone is welcome to come out and race at any point in the season, regardless if your first race is in October or March.

Dates

October 20th 2013 HOON470
November 16th 2013 (Night race) 40th street raceway
December 15th 2013
January 19th 2014
February 16th 2014
March 16th 2014
April 27th 2014 (make up date and trophies)


Let's get it started.
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:17 PM   #2
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Over the years we have had a few threads on here and facebook with talk about the series. So as a history lesson or sorts here is what I can dig up.

Interest in Rally?

Colorado Rally Championship 2012

Colorado Rally Championship 2013

Colorado Rally Championship 2014

https://www.facebook.com/groups/CRCRC/

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Old 10-21-2013, 10:45 AM   #3
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1st batch of photos from CRC 2014 event #1


































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Old 10-21-2013, 04:10 PM   #4
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cool stuff, that 8th scale class looks cool. love that track and setup there.
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:16 PM   #5
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All your races are when it's cold!!! I'd love to come out to one but I don't do cold :-P
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:35 PM   #6
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Nice looking red Evo 10. Wouldn't mind seeing how he did the mudflaps. I have them, but wouldn't trust driving with mine.

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Old 10-21-2013, 06:41 PM   #7
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Great Photos. Love the mini trophy trucks, I wish I had bought one when they were still available.
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:15 PM   #8
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All your races are when it's cold!!! I'd love to come out to one but I don't do cold :-P
Oh its not that bad. Look at the photos from last season in the 2013 thread. Half of the race days it was over 60 degrees. Plus race days are pretty short. This last one was 10-1 for 3 classes.

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Nice looking red Evo 10. Wouldn't mind seeing how he did the mudflaps. I have them, but would trust driving with mine.
That rig belongs to TwistedXT (the mod) on this site. Send him a PM and I am sure he will tell you how he did it.

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Great Photos. Love the mini trophy trucks, I wish I had bought one when they were still available.
I just heard this the other day. Pretty sad, its a really fun and popular class.

If any of you are planning a trip to Colorado try to schedule it on a race weekend you won't be disappointed.
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:04 PM   #9
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I need to move to Denver!

Looks like an awesome time.

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Old 10-21-2013, 10:14 PM   #10
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Last of the photos from me for event #1 2014 series.
















































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Old 10-22-2013, 03:50 AM   #11
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Ahaha, that mclaren body. Makes me more and more keen to get a rally car, and run drift car bodies :P
an r34 rally car, and a civic rally car? Yes please
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:39 AM   #12
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(just a thought) If I was Vaterra, I'd try to fill the mini trophy void. Everyone seems to enjoy the Vaterra brand thus far, and those mini trucks were pretty popular for HPI. Why did they D/C the mini trophy trucks? Did they not sell enough?

Awesome pictures ty!

This one made my jaw drop. Totally awesome view.
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:25 AM   #13
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Great Pic's Ty!!! as always.What a great race day, perfect weather, great track conditions and fun people. thanks to everyone for showing up, i cant wait for the night rally next!!. I am working on the vid, it gets tuff trying to edit done when you have a 3yr old pulling at you sleeve to play Thomas the Train, but i am working on it
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I am working on the vid, it gets tuff trying to edit done when you have a 3yr old pulling at you sleeve to play Thomas the Train, but i am working on it
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:13 PM   #15
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To give some insight to our scoring methods, first we use an app. called "Bracket Buddy" and on race day let it do all the work. Pretty simple so far then We organize it like this:

If you have the same place it means you had the same number of wins as the other person of that place and you both got out in the same bracket. Your place transfers to series points on the series totals, which I will post after the second race of the series. If there are any questions about this please ask.







Hope that makes sense for everyone wanting to give this a go.
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:48 PM   #16
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I thought I read on here somewhere the screen name of two people who could make stickers with my car number on it. For the life of me, can't seem to find that post.

Just finished building an XV-01 pro and got an E30 M3 body for it. Can't wait for the next race! Gotta get my lights. :-)
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:16 PM   #17
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Hey Ty, What is the appox. size of your track? and can you drive it without "chasing" your vehicle? What are your lap times like?

I have been toying the thought of a traveling series for rally similar to Parkers G6. I really love the euro style events and would love to see it catch on here in the US. My idea is to find a good spot, and set up a rally stage event for a day of racing. Run it one direction for first stage, then reverse for second. Third stage would be both directions consecutively. Or change the layout a little in between.

Just trying to figure out how much area you would need to make a decent track without much vehicle chasing.
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:54 PM   #18
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Race 1 video please enjoy... sorry no music



This video is is intended to be played with the song "Ways to Go" by Grouplove. If you start the song at 0:15, just after seeing the bear, it will sink up with the video.

Grouplove - "Ways to Go" [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO] - YouTube
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I'm loving it right now matched up at 0:0... First slo-mo when the groove kicks in. Big thanks for filming!

Edit: My best jump of the day: trying to catch mike @ 2:18.
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I thought I read on here somewhere the screen name of two people who could make stickers with my car number on it. For the life of me, can't seem to find that post.

Just finished building an XV-01 pro and got an E30 M3 body for it. Can't wait for the next race! Gotta get my lights. :-)
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Hey Ty, What is the appox. size of your track? and can you drive it without "chasing" your vehicle? What are your lap times like?

I have been toying the thought of a traveling series for rally similar to Parkers G6. I really love the euro style events and would love to see it catch on here in the US. My idea is to find a good spot, and set up a rally stage event for a day of racing. Run it one direction for first stage, then reverse for second. Third stage would be both directions consecutively. Or change the layout a little in between.

Just trying to figure out how much area you would need to make a decent track without much vehicle chasing.
Uhh... The tracks pretty good sized. What do you locals think 30x50 feet?
All the tracks we currently have in Colorado are single position tracks, I.E. no chase style driving.

Laps are between 40-60 seconds with the Group B cars. With Roughly 27 corners per lap of the track and at HOON470 we run 3 laps. Other shorter tracks we will run 5, but never more because we loose count.

We are planning to have one of the rallies this season as a stage event. The plan is to build one pretty long stage and run it forward, backward, then forward, then backward again. Attempting to make the stage 10-15 minutes each way. We will see though its a lot of work to build what I am think and there is maybe 10% of it done as of right now.

A traveling series would be a lot of fun, but I think rally is still somewhat in its infancy and needs another year or 2 of growth. But advertise, advertise, advertise. Promote it in anyway you can to help it grow. From local events, to bugging top manufactures to make cars. It helps!
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