Trackcross, TrackCross, Circuitcross, Track Sprint – you may have heard someone use any of these terms.
If you are an SCCA member, you know Trackcross as a Track Sprint. If you have run much at Summit Point, you probably have participated in - or heard about - one of Jon Felton's TrackCross events. Jon describes his Trackcross events as "autocross on a race track." It's just like the Track Sprint portion of an SCCA Time Trial event but with cars running solo at 30-60 second intervals.
TrackCross vs. Track Sprint
So, is there really any difference?
Trackcross. A Trackcross event essentially is the Track Sprint element of an SCCA time trial event but with cars running solo at 30-60 second intervals. The driver has the track to themself to turn their fastest lap. Each driver runs the track segment 4-5 times in each direction, with their final score being the combined times of their fastest lap in each direction.
So, what exactly will we do at Summit Point on October 22, 2022?
We're running a TrackCross event.
Drivers will run a section of the Shenandoah Circuit against the clock. [See the green section of the track map in the right sidebar.]
Each driver will run the course 4-5 times clockwise in the morning and 4-5 times counterclockwise in the afternoon.
A driver's score is their combined best (lowest) time for their clockwise and counterclockwise runs.
Drivers will class their cars using Jon Felton's TrackCross classes - check your car's category here.
Determining the Winners
Drivers in each class earn points, up to five drivers deep.
Each class will have a winner - the lowest combined morning and afternoon total time.
There will be an overall event Service Team winner - again based on the lowest combined times of the team members. This team will have its Service name inscribed on the Top Dog Trophy.
Blayze Coaching is Here to Help!
Thanks to Blayze Coaching founder Dion von Moltke, each registered driver receives a free coaching session. All you need to do is provide onboard video. The free coaching session can be used any time: before, during, or after the event.
Want a leg up for your team? Drive the Shenandoah Circuit prior to the event and get some great advice from Blayze on how to turn your fastest time. Click the following link to see the coaching session Blayze prepared for the section of the Shenandoah Circuit for the 2022 championship.
How to Register for the 2022 Top Dog Championship
Ready? Here's what you need to do . . .
Registration is open. Click the following link to register - https://bit.ly/2022TopDogChampionshipSummitPoint
Join our Facebook Group - VetsRally4Vets on Facebook and see who is coming from your Service.
Block your calendar for October 22, 2022
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If you are an iRacing fan, you can practice on Summit Point using that platform.
If you haven't already - register now: https://bit.ly/2022TopDogChampionshipSummitPoint
BTW: We're working on developing an iRacing component of the Top Dog Championships. Interested in that program? Email us at TopDog @ rally4vets.com with the subject line "iRacing."