posted April 10, 2007 09:53 AM
Anyone going to Rim of the World Rally?
Rim at a Glance April 28-29
The Subaru Rim of the World Rally is Round 3 of the U. S. Rally Championship (USRC). Rim also runs as one coefficient 1 (Saturday) event and one coefficient 1 (Sunday) event that both count toward the California Rally Series Rally Championship. RIM is sanctioned by the National Auto Sport Association (NASA). Rim is one of the few national level rally events that combine top rally action with other motorsports displays and activities to attract a wide range of racing fans to the sport.
Rim 2007 will consist of seven stages held on a spectacular man-made high speed course in the 7,000 seat Antelope Valley Fairgrounds stadium. The course includes a "sky bridge" where one team dives under the bridge as the competition flies over the top. The rally action is all up close on the United States' only side-by-side cross over super special stage. Stages like this are only found at World Rally events and the prestigious Race of Champions in Paris, France.
Rim has been honored to receive the help and support of our title sponsor Subaru of America Southwest Region for the last four years. Subaru has supported the event for over 15 years.
Rim was first organized in 1976 and '77 by Ray Hocker. It returned in 1984, organized by Mike and Paula Gibeault, first as a divisional, then combined national and divisional event. This is year Rim will once again be organized by Ray and Donna Hocker. It has grown from a 17-car rally in 1984 to one attracting 80 cars!
As a U. S. Rally Championship event, Rim enjoys coverage in national automotive publications and on national television including a one hour high definition broadcast on the HDNet network. In the Antelope Valley and surrounding communities, Adelphia's Channel 3 provides news coverage of the event each year.
And they have an autocross, $15 for 3 runs. Buy as many runs as you want. Helmet required.
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