SCCA RallyCross National Challenge Schedule Released
TOPEKA, Kan. (Dec. 18, 2009) -- The 2010 SCCA RallyCross National Challenge schedule is now available, though several dates remain tentative. The schedule is highlighted by a return to Fountain, Colo., for the 2010 SCCA RallyCross National Championship, which moves to August.
The 2010 SCCA RallyCross National Challenge season is composed of a dozen events which span the entire continental U.S., from New England to the Pacific Coast and from the Midwest to the Deep South. Several dates and sites have yet to be secured, so participants are encouraged to keep checking the SCCA Web site for updates.
The RallyCross National Championship will return to the U.S. Truck Driving School in Fountain, Colo., in 2010. To avoid the snow and ice of the 2009 event, the 2010 RallyCross National Championship will move to a summer date, Aug. 20 -- 22.
"We enjoy the elements in RallyCross, but what we experienced at the RallyCross National Championship this year was a bit extreme," SCCA Rally Manager Pego Mack said. "By moving the event to August, we can expect more comfortable weather. Plus, those that bring their families with them can turn it into a summer vacation trip."
The U.S. Truck Driving School was chosen to host the RallyCross National Championship for a second year in-a-row thanks to its excellent hardpack under gravel surface that offers minimal degradation. The site is also near Colorado Springs, which offers plenty of lodging, dining and attractions. Many comments were paid to the Colorado and Continental Divide Regions, whose combined efforts allowed two courses to be run simultaneously.
"The Colorado and Continental Divide Regions did a tremendous job with last year's Championship," Mack added. "Ken Cashion and crew were also key to the success of the event and I know Ken and his team are already plotting for 2010."
2010 SCCA RallyCross National Championship Schedule
Jan. 16 - 17
Stafford Springs, Conn.
Feb. 27 - 28*
Miller Motorsports Park
Eastern States Challenge Championship
Lenawee County Fairgrounds
June 12 - 13
Summit Point Motorsports Park
Summit Point, W.V.
June 19 - 20
Western States Championship
San Diego Region
June 26 - 27*
Washington County Fair Complex
Corcoran Lions Park
Sept. 11 - 12
Tennessee Roberts Field
Gateway International Raceway
Sept. 25 - 26*
National Trail Raceway
San Francisco Region
2010 RallyCross National Championship
Aug. 20 - 22
U.S. Truck Driving School - Fountain, Colo.
* - Tentative