EXTREME RALLYCROSS CANCELS ROUND 2 AT CALDER PARK DUE TO LACK OF ENTRIES & ROUND 3 AT SYDNEY MOTORSPORT PARK DUE TO THE BOARD NO LONGER INTERESTED IN HAVING RALLYCROSS AT THE VENUE
Following an extremely successful first round 1 of the championship this month, the promoters of the SIDCHROME EXTREME Rallycross Championship have confirmed they have cancelled round 2 at Melbourne’s Calder Park later this month due to the lack of entries.
“We are very disappointed with the level of support we have received from competitors. After the success of round 1 and the positive feedback we have had from all the competitors that competed at Lakeside, there where a lot of drivers and teams telling us they were going to enter round 2 but that hasn’t happened and we can not run an event with only 20 cars ” said David Ridden, Managing Director, Global Rallycross Australia.
“We’re particularly disappointed with the decision by Glenn Matthews and his board at Sydney Motorsport Park have made, with Glenn now telling us with an e-mail that the board of Sydney Motorsport Park have decided they no longer want to be involved in Rallycross. ” David said. “Our team has spent many hours working with Glenn and his team on track designs and the commercial aspects of running the two events there and to get just an e-mail telling us of their decision after all that work is very unprofessional.”
“Over the last few days we have been working closely with our championship partners to determined where we go from here, with the support from our commercial partner being stronger than ever after round 1 they also can not believe that more competitors haven’t supported the Sidchrome Extreme Rallycross Championship to date.” David explained “Rallycross is here and we have proven we can run outstanding events and we are committed to it, but if Australian competitors don’t get involved, there will be no National Rallycross Championship in Australia and no commercial support for it ” said David Ridden, Managing Director, Global Rallycross Australia.
“We know there are competitors worried about damaging to their cars in Rallycross (unjustly) and this talk needs to stop as we have rules in place and Rallycross in Australia is not a contact sport” said David Ridden.
SIDCHROME EXTREME RALLYCROSS REVISED CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES CALENDAR
R2 – November 13 & 12 Lakeside Park, Brisbane
R3 – December 11 & 12 Wayville Show Grounds, Adelaide
R4 – January 15 & 16, location TBA
R5 – February 19 & 20 NSW, location TBA
REVISED RACE FORMAT
· Friday: Practice for competitors only, media/sponsor rides from (1pm – 4pm)
· Saturday: 4 heads per class, semi finals and finals, All heads and semi finals 5 laps with all finals being 6 laps (10am – 4pm) 6 hours of non stop action
SIDCHROME EXTREME RALLYCROSS REVISED CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES
1. Supercar Lites from round 3
2. Unrestricted Open
3. 4WD turbo
4. 2WD non turbo
5. Side by Sides
6. Super Moto