Event & Format

Event Format and Overview

Updated Friday 15th October 2021 @ 16:58

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 May 2021 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 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 Once over the whole weekend 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.

Event Time Table

07:30 Friday 12th November 2021 Walters Arena Camp Site Opens.

09:00 – 19:00 Friday 12th November 2021 Signing on at the Event HQ.

11:00 – 19:00 Friday 12th November 2021 Noise Test & Tech Inspection.

06:00 – 07:00 Saturday 13th November 2021 Signing on at the Event HQ.

06:00 – 07:10 Saturday 13th November 2021 Noise Test & Tech Inspection.

06:45 Saturday 13th November 2021 Marshals Brief at the Event HQ.

07.15 Saturday 13th November 2021 Drivers Brief at the Event HQ

08:00 Saturday 13th November 2021 Start of the Event Window 1.

17:30 Saturday 13th November 2021 Last Car to Start Window 1.

18:30 Saturday 13th November 2021 End of Window 1 all cars on track at this time DNF the lap they are on.

20:00 Saturday 13th November 2021 Start of the Event Window 2

22:15 Saturday 13th November 2021 Last Car to Start Window 2..

22:30 Saturday 13th November 2021 End of Window 2 all cars on track at this time DNF the lap they are on.

06:45 Sunday 14th November 2021 Marshals Brief at the Event HQ.

07.15 Sunday 14th November 2021 Drivers Brief at the Event HQ.

08:00 Sunday 14th November 2021 Start of the Event Window 3.

15:00 Sunday 14th November 2021 Last Car to Start Window 3.

16:00 Sunday 14th November 2021 End of Window 3 all cars on track at this time DNF the lap they are on

16:30 Sunday 14th November 2021 Provisional Results..

17:00 Sunday 14th November 2021 Final Results and Prize Giving.

Event & Course

Total distance of the main event will be approximately 150 kms.

The winner will be the Team that completes both the 2 x day sessions and 1 x Night Session in the quickest overall time possible.
Day Sessions
11 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 in pairs at 1-minute intervals and the event will allow many overtaking possibilities.

The Day 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 areas, the punch score will only count once you have covered the correct route and exit correctly. There will be a By-Pass route with a strict speed limit 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 By-Pass (time penalties will be announced in the final instructions).

Saturday Night will consist of The Wilderness Lighting Night Dash. This will be a separate course of roughly 4.4km in length. you must do 3 laps and this will be added to your main event total.

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

Hero or Zero

Gigglepin Super Pull

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 line.

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