Event & Format

Event Format and Overview

Updated Wednesday January 22nd 2020 @ 20:50

A Two-Day Cross Country Challenge event using Nora Rules & Regulations.

Entry Fee for the event is £325.00.

Forms will be in an online format via the website a link will also be posted on to the event Facebook page

Minimum number of entries 15, Maximum number of entries 40 these are based on a first come first served basis.

Event subject to cancellation by 1st April 2020 should a minimum entry not be fulfilled by this time.

The main objective of this event is for it to attract and appeal to a wide range of competitors, this event is suitable for various types of cross country style vehicles, competitors with all levels of knowledge and abilities being able to enter and remain competitive hence the word Tactical Off Road Racing the format allows, penalties to even out the playing field which allows different specification cars to remain competitive.

The event will take place at Walters Arena, Inter-Valley Rd, Neath SA10 9LU. and the objective of the event is to cover 150 kilometres or as close too as possible using 3 windows of opportunity over a two day period this will include various terrains and obstacles.

The event will also include 3 Special Timed Sections which if not attempted will incur time penalties of which will vary.

There will also be 1 “Bogey Section” which will have to be completed Twice over the whole weekend Once per day, failure to do so will result in a Heavy Time Penalty.

Catering and toilets will be provided and will be available on site in and around the main pit area during the event.  Camping will be included in the entry fees and will be free for Marshals.

The event regulations are partly based on Nora Rules & Regulations with set Special Tasks around the course regulations

Any competitor who has competed in any of The Welsh Xtrem events or Chris Bowlers DTTE will be familiar with these types of regulations. So even if the way the regs are laid out may be different they are nothing to be afraid of. The event description will give you an idea of the sort of tracks that you will be competing along.

Event Time Table

18:00 Friday 1st November 2019 Entries open.

21:00 Monday 11th May 2020 Competitors’ Final Instructions Sent Out

21:00 Monday 25th May 2020 Entries Close.

14:00 Thursday 28th May 2020 Walters Arena Camp Site Opens.

10:00 – 20:00 Friday 29th May 2020 Signing on at the Event HQ,

12:00 – 20:00 Friday 29th May 2020 Noise Test & Tech Inspection

07:00 – 09:00 Saturday 30th May 2020 Signing on at the Event HQ,

07:00 – 09:00 Saturday 30th May 2020 Noise Test & Scrutineering

07:45 Saturday 30th May 2020 Marshals Brief at the Event HQ,

08.15 Saturday 30th May 2020 Drivers Brief at the Event HQ,

09:00 Saturday 30th May 2020 Start of the Event Window 1

18:00 Saturday 30th May 2020 Last Car to Start Window 1

19:00 Saturday 30th May 2020 End of Window 1 all cars on track at this time DNF the lap they are on

21:30 Saturday 30th May 2020 Start of the Event Window 2

22:30 Saturday 30th May 2020 Last Car to Start Window 2

23:30 Saturday 30th May 2020 End of Window 2 all cars on track at this time DNF the lap they are on

07:45 Sunday 31st May 2020 Marshals Brief at the Event HQ,

08.15 Sunday 31st May 2020 Drivers Brief at the Event HQ,

09:00 Sunday 31st May 2020 Start of the Event Window 3

15:00 Sunday 31st May 2020 Last Car to Start Window 3

16:00 Sunday 31st May 2020 End of Window 3 all cars on track at this time DNF the lap they are on

16:30 Sunday 31st May 2020 Provisional Results

17:00 Sunday 31st May 2020 Final Results and Prize Giving

Event & Course

Total distance will be approximately 150 kms.

The winner will be the Team that completes the 15 x 10 or 12 x 12.5 Km laps which will give you 150 km in the quickest time possible (after penalties) or as close to it in Full Laps if no team does the 150 Km. Part laps do not count eg. If you do 6 Km on a lap you cannot go back out and the remainder to make up for it and total it up the laps will be timed to the nearest second using a GPS and Transponder System.

Vehicles will start at 1-minute intervals and the event will allow many overtaking possibilities.

The course will be set using YELLOW Arrows and markers and the objective is to drive between and through these points.

The event will consist of numerous laps across a wide range of off road terrain which will be timed to an accuracy of the nearest second by means of GPS and Computerised timing system, there will be live timings available on various platforms as well as being at Event HQ over the whole weekend, scoring will be the time recorded for each lap with the total time of all parts of the course included plus any penalties gained points will then be awarded accordingly, DNF’s will be added per lap.

Each lap will consist of 3 special challenge sections that you will be punched in by a marshal and once you have covered the correct route and exit correctly you will be punched out you will NOT need to collect punches on route. There will be a By-Pass route in force for vehicles that are either broken or just simply don’t want to attempt challenge sections, failure to do the Special Sections will incur a time penalty which will increase with the more of the sections you miss (time penalties will be announced in the final instructions).

There will also be 1 “Bogey Section” which will have to be completed Twice over the whole weekend Once per day, failure to do so will result in a Heavy Time Penalty.

There will be recovery over the whole weekend this will hopefully keep everyone in the game if you break down and need recovery back to the pit area you will only DNF that lap and once repaired are able to re-join the race from the start area.

There will be no classes to this event it is just 1 class with the scoring system coming in to play to even out the playing field.

* N.B. All times, Scoring and important pieces of information are subject to change at any time.

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