Off Road Racing
VORRA Off Road Racing
Jake Poley (driver) and Alex Baker (co-driver) racing in the VORRA (Valley Off Road Racing Association) Off Road Races.
Photo by Kendall Morton, UNR Department of Art/Photography.
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History Open Road Racing (ORR) marks a return to the earliest forms of motorsport, in which a public highway is closed down for amateur racers’ use. Among the very first motor races was the French Grand Prix of 1906, which was run on public roads near Le Mans. Similar types of races on public roads (not always closed off) continued until the 1950s, when a series of accidents in races like the Mille Miglia led to the abandonment of this type of racing. A modified form of open road racing resumed in the 1980s, with the inception of the Silver State Classic Challenge in Nevada. Since then, a number of other events have been organized, including three events organized by MKM Promotions in Northern Nevada, at Wendover, Elko and Battle Mountain. Two races are run in West Texas each year: the Big Bend Open Road Racein April and the Road Runner event in October. Since 2001, the Sandhills Open Road Race in Arnold, Nebraska has been run every August. Example rules and entry requirements All these organizations have similar rules and regulations. Drivers and optional navigators compete to set a specified average speed (“Target Speed”) over the measured course, which is typically 50-90 miles in length. The start and finish time for each car is recorded against a GPS clock, and the average speed is calculated from the elapsed time. In each speed class, the winners are driver and navigator to achieve the speed closest to their target speed. Speed classes are chosen by the driver, with constraints according to their racing experience, the performance potential of their car, and the safety requirements set by the organizers. As an example, in the Silver State Classic Challenge there are currently four main classes, in which cars can achieve target speeds between 95 and 180 mph. The classes specify safety equipment levels required for cars, drivers and navigators, and a maximum “Tech Speed”, which may never be exceeded. Radar traps are hidden along the course to enforce this rule. There is also an Unlimited Class, in which drivers compete to set the fastest possible time over the course. Touring (Speed classes: 95, 100, 105, 110 mph) Stock street cars with regular 3-point seatbelts may be run in this class. A handheld fire extinguisher must be fitted, while gloves and Snell approved motorsports helmets must be worn by drivers and navigators. First-time drivers must run in this class unless they have appropriate motorsports experience. At no time may the car exceed the Tech Speed of 124 mph. Grand Touring (Speed classes: 115, 120, 125 mph) In addition to a handheld fire extinguisher, gloves and Snell helmets, the car must be fitted with 5-point or 6-point harnesses for the driver and navigator (if present). Open cars must have a rollbar fitted. At no time may the car exceed the Tech Speed of 140 mph. Grand Sport (Speed classes: 130, 135, 140, 145, 150 mph) In addition to the above equipment, all cars must be fitted with a rollbar or equivalent roll-over protection. Drivers and navigators must wear fireproof racing suits. At no time may the car exceed the Tech Speed of 168 mph (270 km/h) (the speed rating of ZR tires). Super Sport (Speed classes: 155, 160, 170, 180 mph, and Unlimited) In this class, specialist race cars are necessary. A full roll cage, fuel cell and onboard plumbed fire extinguisher are required. Cars in the 160 and 170 mph speed classes may not exceed the Tech Speed of 180 mph at any time. Cars in the 180 mph and Unlimited classes have no specified maximum speed. References ^ MKM Promotions website ^ Big Bend Open Road Racing website ^ Silver State Classic Challenge rules External links Silver State Classic website Sands Mechanical Museum article about the Silver State Classic Challenge Big Bend Open Road Racing Sandhills Open Road Race Categories: Road rallying
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Off Road Racing
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Off Road Racing question by Old Gamer 56: In rally racing and similar types of off road racing, is an automatic transmission ever used?
I know manual transmissions are used almost exclusively in other types of racing, but something I heard makes me wonder if this is true for rally racing and similar types of off road racing.
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Answer by Moose
Automatic transmission is almost always used in rally and rallycross. However, some of the high end teams in WRC are now using Semi-Automatic transmissions.