Hey, guess what? Back in 2011, we had the craziest time ever at the first-ever Rally-X event at 944Fest! We set up this wicked course in the infield and spent the whole day tearing it up and sliding around on the grass. It was incredible!
And now, get ready to rev your engines, because the Rally-X event is making a comeback at 944 Fest 2023! We want everyone to join in on the fun, so bring your car - any car - and let's get ready to rumble.
For those who don't know what Rally-X is, it's like autocross but on grass instead of pavement. We'll mark the course with road cones and set up some start-finish timing gear. You'll be sent out one at a time, and if you hit any cones, you'll lose a few points. So keep those cones standing, and try to finish the course as fast as you can!
The best part is, the course will be set up on flat grass, so you won't have to worry about any crazy jumps or ditches. And whether you've got a rally-prepped car or just your trusty daily driver, you'll have a blast!
So, sign up early, grab your helmet, and meet us on the Rally-X field at 944Fest. Check out a sweet clip from the 2011 event, and get ready for the 944Fest Rally-X comeback!
You've got some questions & We've got some answers...
Can my car Rally-X?
More than likely, YES! The course is setup in the flat grass field so unless you are lowered you should be fine!
Can any car join in the fun or does it have to be a 944?
There's plenty of space out there and we have all day so this event is open to all cars. If you don't feel like taking the track car out in the grass, hop in the tow vehicle, mini-cooper or whatever you have.
Do I need a helmet or any other safety equipment?
You will need a SNELL approved helmet (SA or M) 2005 or newer to compete. Beyond that you need seats, seat belts, no loose items in the car, no excessive fluid leaks, closed toe shoes... the usual.
Can I have a passenger on my Rally-X runs?
Yep, no problem. For insurance reasons they need to be part of the "Rally-X" event. There is a one time charge of $15 payable on-site for passengers that resolves this.
Who is running the Rally-X event?
The Rally-X will be operated and sanctioned by NEOhio SCCA.
How much does it cost?
$65 gets you in! If two people are sharing a car, it's still $65 for each driver.
Can I participate in both the Saturday DE and Saturday Rally-X?
Sure, It might be a little hectic but it's doable. We can get you in for your Rally-X runs between your HPDE sessions. Both events will be held at Nelson Ledges.
How do I sign up?
When you register as an Attendee for 944Fest there will be a Rally-X option to add to your registration.