Rally Cross events are excellent events to get comfortable driving a car at its limit on loose surfaces. Typically held on open and flat areas, the speeds are slow, compared to stage roads, and normally safe. Car preparation is normally limited to removing loose items and making sure the car is mechanically sound. Again, at the top level competition can get serious and preparation will include lightening the car, improved suspension, specialized tires and race seats. Safety equipment is limited to a helmet meeting ARMS/CARS standards for RallyCross.