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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:30 pm 
The big lot at Scotia Speed World is finally empty!! Let's hope they don't decide to fill it up again! The weather is looking cold & dry for the next week so BAC will be running the event on December 7th. Keep an eye on the forum/ARMS website for any updates.

See below for the schedule and other information regarding how to participate in RallyCross.

BAC 2014/2015 RallyCross Challenge

Interested in getting a taste of rally driving?

Perhaps you're an AutoSlalom junkie looking for a cone-dodging fix during the long winter months? Or maybe just interested in some hands on driving experience in slippery, less than ideal conditions, to better prepare you for our soon to be slippery winter streets? Then participating in a BAC RallyCross event would be just right for you!

RallyCross is an off-road AutoSlalom event. A number of times between November and March we will haul out the cones and timing equipment at the Scotia Speed World spectator parking lot and or the AMP (back 40 as it known locally) parking lot to rip it up against the clock in the mud, snow, gravel and what ever mother nature throws at us. Whether you have a Stunning STI or a Rusted-out Rabbit, come out to an event and give it a try!

We are pleased to announce that the BAC RallyCross Challenge will be held again this year. We are hoping to continue on the fun and success of the last few years.

Event Dates

November 23, 2014 - Scotia Speed World, NS cancelled
December 07, 2014 - Scotia Speed World, NS
January 04, 2015 - Scotia Speed World, NS
January 18, 2015 - Atlantic Motorsport Park, NS
February 15, 2015 - Scotia Speed World, NS
March 01, 2015 - Atlantic Motorsport Park, NS
March 15, 2015 - Scotia Speed World, NS
March 29, 2015 - Atlantic Motorsport Park, NS

Event Schedule:

1000: Course setup
1000 - 1100: Registration and Scrutineering
1100: Drivers' Meeting and official walk around
1130: Start of RallyCross
1600: End of RallyCross (Depends on number of entrants)


- Prepared: Including (a) Rally and Race prepared vehicles, (b) vehicles with other than OEM (as the vehicle in question came from the factory) drive train (engine, transmission, rear ends, etc...) and or suspension modifications, (c) vehicles that have had parts removed that cause a weight reduction (seats, carpets, headliners, air conditioning, ABS, etc...)
- All wheel / 4 Wheel Drive
- Front wheel drive
- Rear wheel drive

**Note: Studded snow tires are allowed in all classes.**

Come watch (Free)! Come play ($20)! Its more fun in the dirt!

Quickie FAQ:

Q. What do I need to participate?

A. A running car that's street safe, tires, brakes, etc. It is the competitors responsibility to come to the event with a vehicle that is in good working order and can safely complete the event.

Tech inspections will be preformed randomly on street driven vehicles. Non street driven vehicles that are towed or trailered to the event will be teched at their first event and then randomly after that.

Helmets will be inspected to confirm Snell M2000 or better rating. DOT approved helmets are not accepted. If you don't have a helmet loaners are available on-site.

You will also need a membership in an ARMS affiliated club (BAC, ASCC, MMSC, etc...) Memberships will be available on site, $25 for new BAC members and good for one year. This membership will also allow you to participate in Navigational Rallies and AutoSlaloms held throughout the year by various ARMS affiliated clubs.

Q. How do I know what class to run in?

A. RallyCross classes are very simple and mostly based on your vehicle's drivetrain. AWD, FWD and RWD. Rally prepared cars, I.e. caged, gutted, etc. Run in 'Open' class.

Q. How many runs do I get?

A. There will be 4 timed runs per driver, times are added together for a total time which will be what your overall placement and points will be based on.

Q. Can I share a vehicle?

A. Shared vehicles are encouraged and there are no limit to the number of drivers per car. Entry fees are per-driver.

Q. Do you run in the rain/snow/mud/dirt/ice?

A. RallyCross is performed on whatever surface is on the ground. Bring adaquate footwear for all conditions.

Q. I've never driven on loose surface before, can I still participate?

A. RallyCross is a very friendly environment, all manner of competitors participate from 16 year old first timers to experienced national rally competitors. All are welcome! RallyCross is a great way to learn how to drive on slippery/loose surfaces!

Minimum age for both competitors and passengers is 16. All those competitors and passengers under the age of majority (19) in Nova Scotia must have a parental consent waiver signed before you are allowed to participate. The parental consent waiver can be found at the following url ... Waiver.pdf
If you wish to participate in a street driven vehicle and it is not registered in your name then you must have written permission from the vehicles owner to enter the event.

What if you just want to watch?

Q. Show up when?

A. Usually about 11:15 should be good. Don't forget to sign the insurance waiver, usually at registration or the starters vehicle.

Q. Park where?

A. At Scotia Speed World as you come into the spectator parking lot keep to the left and park between the road and the hill.

At AMP park in the paddock area.

Q. Need to bring your own chairs or is there a spectator box/seating area?

A. Bring chairs.

Q. Any more info that a spectator may need to know?

A. Bring food if you want to eat and bring appropriate clothing and foot ware for the weather conditions.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 2:41 pm 
Just a heads up, we will be running the rallycross on the small lot. With the frost not being in the ground yet, it is still a little soft. So, again in the interesting of saving the big lot for future fun times, we will use the small lot instead.

See you all in the morning!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:48 pm 
Thank-you to all the competitors, volunteers (timers, starters, course setter-uppers, cone runners/collectors, and lot smoothers) to start off the 2014/2015 BAC RallyCross series at Scotia Speed World!

Link to Results

See you all again at the next one on January 4th back at Scotia Speed World, only this time...on the big lot!

**Also, if you want to try out a Navigational Rally- Jim Theriault and Ian Pearce have organized an event for January 10th. Keep checking back to the navigational rally forum for more details as they get updated:

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:39 am 
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That was a really fun event, thanks to the volunteers for the great work! I can't wait to try the bigger lot.

Looks like i need some practice :oops:

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:57 am 
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Thanks everyone! Good fun.

Nice to see all the new faces out. Join us again!


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"That is on the floor..... in fifth..... 6500????..." -Buffum to Smith (140mph+, Rallye Charlevoix.....)


"Great, now we're gonna get frikken' yelled at....."
"Let the record show that the evening degenerated at 2022hrs..... Duly noted..."

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:34 pm 
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Hi Folks!
My photos from the 7 December RallyCross at Scotia SpeedWorld are now viewable at: ... /index.htm

This was a new camera and I obviously have not yet learned how to set up the auto-focus system in it. Especially bad was the very first turn. Panning from the start to that turn the focus would usually follow the cars parked along the road rather than the car on course! Almost no pictures in focus in the first turn! Elsewhere it was better, but still a bias on focusing behind the intended subject.






- Harold

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:16 am 
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Harold, Ram trucks might use that first one for an ad! Pretty cool.
Great photos as always! Next best to being there.

2009 Civic Hybrid. 1997 BMW 328iS

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