Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Hey Speed Racer: Rallycross is This Weekend

Posted By on Wed, May 16, 2012 at 12:54 PM

OK all you Danica Patrick and Kenneth Hanson wannabes: start your engines.

This weekend, the second event in the Larry H. Miller Subaru Southwest Idaho Rally Cross Series has racers taking their marks at Pleasant Valley Raceway. "Race what you brung," is the motto, which means you can take to the one-mile track in your suped-up Impreza, your junker VW bug, your alt-fuel truck, your hog or something that's referred to by a collection of letters—UTV or ATV.

If you caught Boise Weekly's recent report on rallycross, you already know that it's not for the pros. Drivers need not have experience, and race several times—though only one at a time—for the fastest combined time.

Want to drive? Saturday, May 19, 8:30 a.m. Entry is $20 to race but free to watch. To get there, take Gowen Road south on Pleasant Vally Road for about 10 miles. You'll find the track about a half-mile beyond the railroad tracks. And for a little inspiration:

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