RallySprint FAQs

RallySprint FAQs

We love RallySprint as a series because it makes available an advanced level of competition that is within reach of all drivers.  The safety requirements are attainable and the course design keeps the risk of wrecking very low.  Because it is still new to us here in the PNW, we want to make sure everyone knows what they are about!

If you are interested in RallyCross, check out our RallyCross FAQ page.

Of course, we cannot cover everything, so be sure to read through the full SCCA RallySprint rules.

What is RallySprint?
RallySprint is a one day an event where competitors run the same courses multiple times.  Courses are generally 1-3 miles in length and are run at a slightly lower speed.  This reduces the risk of damage to your car and your body!  Sprints are one-day events, so there is no need to put your crew up for multiple nights. Just show up, race and go home.

What safety equipment do I need?
We ask that you read the full SCCA RallySprint Rules so you are well informed and have no race-day surprises but here is a quick summary of what you need.

Personal Safety Equipment:

  • Fire suit with two layers of fire protection
  • Helmet with SA 2005 rating or newer
  • HANS device

Vehicle Safety Equipment

  • Car must have approved log book (SCCA, NASA, Rally America, ARA, CARS)
  • Roll cage with proper padding
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Race seats
  • Harnesses within date

Do I need a co-driver?
Yes, your co-driver will be responsible for aiding with navigation, just like Stage Rally.  Sprints are a low-stress environment to build a relationship between driver and co-driver. They also provide a great opportunity to practice and troubleshoot race day operations for an upcoming Stage Rally.

Will pace notes be provided?
No, we do not give pace notes.  Instead, you will be given a course map and a reconnaissance (recce) lap to create your own pace notes. The recce lap is driven at under 30 mph with no stopping permitted.

What can I expect on race day?

  • Show up at least an hour before the driver meeting.
  • Sign a waiver.
  • Paddock and set up your area for the day.
  • Prepare your car for competition (remove loose items, change wheels/tires as needed, etc).
  • Take your car and personal safety equipment (for both driver and co-driver) through technical inspection/scrutineering.
  • Check in at registration.
  • Attend the driver meeting.
  • Race!

What class should I register for?
Classes are set up based on drive train and engine size.  If your car is turbo or supercharged, there is a 1.4x multiplier for engine displacement which may bump you into a higher class.

RallySprint Class Summary
2wd – Over 2.5 liter
2wd – Under 2.5 liter
4wd – Over 2.5 liter
4wd – Under 2.5 liter

If you still have more question, send us an email. We are here to help!