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The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Rally Club presents:

Rallycross!

When: September 10th, 2005 (Saturday)

RallyRPI is presenting its Inaugural RallyCross Event catering to everyone who has any interests in rallying, off-roading, and sports of the like. The purpose is to bring back the sport and spirit of rallying to the Upstate Region and provide an inexpensive avenue for amateurs to participate and the pro's to practice for the next Stage Rally Event.

This is their first event and Washington County Fairgrounds [in Greenwich, NY] is gracious enough to help them with the financial situation. The most important thing right now is to reach the break even point for the first event, and if everything goes well the price will eventually drop and the number of events will go up. Trust them when they say they're non-profit.

Check their website HERE

Please check it out and EMAIL them (or reply to post) for any questions what so-ever regarding this event. They're looking for at least 30 early registrants or else the chances of this event happening might be slim. So far they've got 22. Please spread the word around and get this going! They promise it will be BIG and Enjoyable to all once everything gets on track. Help them make this happen.

Info:
Registration $55/Car
Operation is Non-Profitable and based on meeting minimum event cost
Normal Registration Amount may change depending on Early-Registration Outcome

Condition:
Flat, 100% Grass & Dirt, Fair Parking Lot

Rules& Classes:
Expect at least two classes: 2WD and 4WD

For Mapquest directions here's the address: Route 29, Greenwich, New York 12834
 

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The Washington County Fairgrounds property was inspected and measured this past Saturday. The perimeter is .4 mile (we were working with a car odometer), this comes out to be about 17 acres to play with (very big). This should enable us to put in a quite a lengthy course. I can't wait.
I am really excited about the course possibilities here!



 

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They're now up to 32 cars and the event will be this Saturday! This is a great opportunity to have fun with your Volvo like you never imagined.


 

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I wish I was closer.

Whats the deal with all the Subaru's?
 

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QUOTE(Tech @ Sep 4 2005, 12:02 AM)I wish I was closer.

Whats the deal with all the Subaru's?
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Out of all makes of cars, they are the most enthusiastic owners for rally driving in the US. Just goes to show you how effective a fielding a WRC team is in marketing a product.

I still love to watch some of the old Speed Channel SCCA ProRallys where Bill Malik was cleaning up in a 240 sedan. There is nothing like a good RWD Volvo rally car.




Latest news: 32 driver's are now signed up, and a sponsor has been landed for this event! The company is called Wurld Media. They're sponsoring T-shirts for all competitors, cool merchandises like keychains and promo cards. Please check our rallycross homepage for HERE more information. In addition, they'll be paying for the Trophies!

 

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I was just wondering.My wife works for Subaru so I know all about the subaru's and heard all about the rally's and all that they hold as well.
 

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Just make sure to take photos and post it for us, in the other side of the world.


Thanks, guys...
 

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Well unfortunately, there were no Volvos that attended, but as a participant of the inagural RPI Rallycross, I have to say that it exceeded all of my expectations. It was well organized, and ran like clockwork all day. The weather was perfect and the course was very well laid out. It included some challenging technical corners coupled with plenty bursts of accelleration through the numerous short chutes joining them. The Washington County Fairground's site terrain is fantastic for rallycross.

It was nothing short of impressive that World Media's Senior Programmer Brandon Cheely, brought Peer Impact on board with their new online digital content distribution network to support this inagural event.



They supplied all event participants with complimentary RPI Rally- Peer Impact T-shirts. They were really appreciated by all participants!



I'd also like to thank all of the people that made this event an overwhelming success. It was truly a team effort starting with a small but determined group of college students with a passion for rally and the desire to make this happen, coupled with the support of some of the most experienced people from the northeast rally and rallycross community.

We all owe a great deal of gratitude to the key players like Gus Lin, Chris Brenton, and Ivan and Olga Orisek for their major contributions to make it all work and work well.



Olga Orisek supplied the scoreboard and quickly transferred all of the run data from Tim Chevalier onto it for all to see.



Additionally, Red Bull also came on board and had their Austrian built six wheeler there and also their pickup with the big can in the bed. The Red Bull girls were on hand to chat with and hand out plenty of complimentary liquid refreshment.



For the full posted results and photos on click HERE for the RPI Rally website.

RPI Rally Club is also planning to host a winter rallycross in December, once again at this incredible Washington County Fairgrounds site. Stay tuned for future upcoming announcements.

Michael Kamm
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Car #42 Nissan Sentra
 
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