California Rally Series
2017 Rules and Rally Handbook

Table of Contents
1. Getting Started in Rallying
2. Vehicle Eligibility
3. CRS Charter
5. Event Requirements and Support
6. CRS Membership
7. CRS Rally Championship
8. CRS Rallysprint Championship
9. CRS Rallycross Championship
10. Common Championshp Information
11. Year End Awards
A) Performance Stock Class Rules
B) CRS Open Lite Class & CRS SxS Class Rules
C) CRS Open 4wd, CRS-5 & CRS-2 Class Rules
D) Previous Rally Champions
E) Previous Rallysprint Champions
F) Previous CRS Moto Champions
G) Previous Rallycross Champions
H) Special Award Winners
I) 2016 Award Winners
J) 2017 CRS Officers
K) Sanctioning Bodies
L) BOG Structure and Operation Rules
M) CRS Moto Championship
N) CRS Rallysprint Championship

1. Getting Started in RallyingTable of Contents

Welcome To Performance Rallying!

To a rally driver it's an all out, day or night race on an unknown dirt road, trying by sheer concentration to blend a high-strung, production based race car and the road into an unbeatable stage time.

To a co-driver it's the thrill of the world's greatest amusement park ride, combined with the challenge of performing with great mental accuracy under the most physically demanding conditions.

For the spectator it's a view of the most exciting and demanding of motor sports. Around the world, rallying is wildly popular, attracting huge crowds that line the roads at every event in the FIA World Rally Championship.

In a performance rally, each team consists of a driver and co-driver (navigator). The cars start at one or two-minute intervals and race at top speed against the clock over competition stages. Connecting the stages are "transits" on public roads where cars must obey the posted speed limits. The teams achieving the fastest combined times on the competition stages win. Drivers stay on existing roads, and never blaze their own trails. Stages can combine into some 100 miles or more in a two-day rally.

Great news for those who want to participate are rallycross events, basically autocrosses on unpaved surfaces. Entry requirements and entry fees are minimal, making them an excellent place to get started in rallying.

Who Organizes Rallies? What Types Are There?

National Auto Sport Association (NASA), American Rally Association (ARA) and Rally America (RA) are the sanctioning and insuring bodies for the majority of performance rallies in the United States. The California Rally Series (CRS) has regional championships in various classes and includes events organized by these bodies.

"Stage rally" requirements for cars and trucks are a co-driver and fully prepared vehicle (roll cage, safety harnesses, etc.). Teams use a "routebook" with mileages to follow the course and usually use turn-by-turn stage or pace notes as well. They range from simple "coefficient 1" local events of less than 30 stage miles, to longer "coefficient 2" rallies with 30 miles to under 60 miles, to "coefficient 3" events with at least 60 miles of stage road. Larger rallies such as those in one of the national championships usually include 100-150 miles of stages over two days.

"Rallysprints" are coefficient 1 events that only require a driver and are often held on closed stadium courses. "Rallycross" events also require only a driver and these autocrosses-on-dirt give the other members of a rally team a chance to compete in the team car! In fact, rallycross competition allows almost any vehicle - license, insurance, and roll cage are not required!

What Are The Championships?

At the national level there are events located across the country, from snowy Michigan terrain to Southwest desert foothills, and on forest roads from Maine to Oregon. The ARA and RA Championships encompass national events. NASA sanctions the NASA National Rally Championship (NNRC) which is comprised of two Divisions, Atlantic and Pacific and finishes with a runoff event at the end of the year.

At the regional level, NASA RallySport, ARA and RA support regional events, some of which are in the CRS Rally Championship.

The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) sanctions both national and divisional level rallycrosses culminating in its annual RallyCross National Championship event.

The California Rally Series, formed in 1975, has four types of regional-level championships based on events in or near California. The "CRS Rally Championship" consists of pure stage rally events, for fully prepared cars. The "CRS Rallysprint Championship" (held in years where there are enough rallysprints) consists of rallysprint events, also for fully prepared cars. The CRS SxS Rally Championship (held in years where there are 3 or more events) is for production side by side UTVs. The "CRS Rallycross Championships" include rallycross events only, for both rally prepared and street vehicles.

What Vehicles Run? In What Classes?

For stage rallies and most rallysprints, vehicles must be street-licensed, and meet certain minimum liability insurance limits. A wide variety of cars and trucks compete, although sports sedans tend to dominate.

ARA and RA recognize several regional classes. B-Spec Class cars are specific two-wheel drive models and conform very closely to stock specifications. Super Production cars are turbocharged and four-wheel drive, but allow certain modifications. In contrast, the four “open” classes allow extensive modifications. There are two open classes for two-wheel drive: Group 2, for smaller normally aspirated engines and Group 5 for bigger engines up to 5100 cc adjusted displacement. Open Light is a class for normally aspirated four-wheel drive cars. The fastest class is Open Class, where turbocharged four-wheel drive cars predominate (5100 cc limit).

The NNRC recognizes two classes. The NNRC All Wheel Drive (AWD) class includes all four-wheel drive vehicles. The NNRC Two Wheel Drive (2WD) class contains all two-wheel drive vehicles.

California Rally Series classes overlap with the classes above since CRS points are earned at events sanctioned by NASA, ARA and RA. However, there are some important differences, especially in the "stock" class. The four "open" classes in CRS (CRS Open 4wd, CRS-5, CRS-2 and CRS Open Lite) have few limitations and are similar to the open classes in NASA, ARA and RA.

CRS also has a "stock" class which restricts vehicle preparation thereby limiting the cost of vehicle preparation. Performance Stock Class is self-policing and self-governing. Performance Stock Class requires cars to be two-wheel drive, with normally aspirated four cylinder engines and a maximum value of $4000.

In the CRS Rallycross Championship, two Rally car classes (with rally tires) are recognized. In addition there is an Electric/Hybrid class and two "stock" car classes, for cars with limited performance modifications that, in addition, are not running rally tires. These classes are Stock 4wd and Stock 2wd. Some rallycross events may also add "custom" classes based on the local entry.

What Are The Expenses? What Are The Awards And Prize Funds?

Racing is expensive - there's no getting around it! Given that fact, it is still possible to get more seat time for your dollar behind the wheel of a rally car than in most other forms of motorsport. It's real racing, but in a car you could actually drive to work (and some people do!). You may find that having two people on a team means two people are splitting the costs, which can be a big help. So what are the expenses?

The best way to go rallying cheaply and immediately is to buy someone else's rally car! You will pay 50 cents on the dollar (or less) for all of the modifications and you will have a ready vehicle, logbook and all, at the next event. You should seriously consider this option before deciding to go to the trouble and expense of building a car - even if it's just for your first year or two while you "learn the ropes."

To prepare a basic rally car or truck yourself for rallies and rallysprints, you can expect to spend a certain amount on vehicle preparation and additional money on purchasing equipment for both the car and its occupants. Basic safety equipment for the car includes a roll cage (typically $1,500 to $3,000 - these come prefabricated for bolting or welding in, or can be fully custom-built). Some reinforcing of suspension parts is a good idea, for a tough suspension is essential. Expect to spend $200 to $800 for springs, and $400 to $1500 (or more) for shocks. The car will need two or more fire extinguishers (around $50 unless you opt for a full fire system), and racing seats (begin at $150 each). Racing harnesses, five to seven point, start at $70 per person and must be replaced or rewebbed every two years to meet safety requirements. A hundredths-reading odometer can often be bought used for $200 or less; new models usually run $250 - $500.

A top-end navigator light costs around $40 although cheaper substitutes can be found. Driving lights are another item you may be able to find used. New driving lights start at around $100 each and may require special wiring or prefabricated harnesses ($40-$80 for two lights, typically).

Two other items generally considered indispensable are a skid plate or plates, which may be fabricated for $80 to $150, and rally tires, which generally cost at least $130 each. You may need to upgrade wheels if you are bending or breaking them. There are a variety of small items that need to be added to your car as well (tool box, battery box, tire tie-down method, D.O.T. triangles, etc) - but these can cost a little or a lot depending on your ingenuity and "connections" with other rallyists!

These are the basic items to build a beginner car; you then may choose to add performance modifications such as computer chips or other engine upgrades, a limited slip differential, brake bias control, etc. depending on what is allowed in your class.

Sometimes you can find used equipment for driver and co-driver as well - or borrow these items until you can afford them. Helmets have certain certification requirements shown by their label and start at about $180. Driving suits start at $90 and run the gamut from a plain color to completely custom designed, and from treated cotton single-layer suits requiring fire-retardant underwear, to double or triple layer in various materials. Again, certification labels show the capabilities of these suits in protecting you from fire. You may choose to add driving gloves and shoes and other personal equipment, although they are not required. Head and neck restraints such as HANS devices are required and start at about $700. It is important to check the current certification requirements for the sanctioning bodies.

Entry fees generally run from $45 to $90 for rallycross events. Coefficient 1 rallies and rallysprints may cost $200 to $400. Coefficient 2 and 3 rally entry fees range from $300 to $900. NASA events require an annual membership ($45) and a rally license ($65). CRS membership ($30) is not required at events unless you wish to earn CRS championship points.

Other expenses you must anticipate include racing gas for higher performance engines, and possibly a bit higher insurance fees to meet liability minimums for both the rally car and designated service vehicle. Most rallyists choose to buy or borrow a trailer to tow their car to events. Motels and food are part of a rally weekend's expenses, and can vary widely according to your budget and tastes.

After adding up these expenses, can you expect to cover them by winning money or getting sponsors?

The simple answer is: NO! Very few rallies have any money left in their budgets for prize funds, as they try to keep entry fees as low as possible. You can expect a trophy to the top third of the starters of any CRS rally in each class, however. In addition, the year-end Awards Banquet presents up to five of the top finishers in each class with top-quality photo award plaques for the Rally and Rallycross Championships. The Rallysprint and SxS UTV winners are also honored if that championship takes place in a given year. There are several other year-end awards given, including Rookie of the Year, Outstanding Worker, and Rallycross Supporter.

Sponsors are difficult to obtain, but not impossible. The best chance for sponsorship is in your own community. You may find businesses that are willing to give you services, such as tire changing and balancing, in trade for placing their name on the side of your car. While many rallyists manage to find a bit more sponsorship, even some cash, it is important not to enter the sport with this expectation (alas, this isn't Britain or Europe in that respect!). Better to plan your rally season within your budget and run what you can afford. Any prize money or sponsor help will get you to more events or allow you to move up to the next level.

How Do I Get Involved?

Rallycross is the easiest way to get involved as a driver. Many people are happy to make a rallycross championship their ultimate goal as it fits their time and budget better than full-scale rallying.

Often prospective rallyists get into the sport by volunteering to help at a rally as a control worker. The advantage of this is that you gain an understanding of the timing system, get to know the organizers and competitors, and may find a rally car for sale sooner. You will also begin to appreciate what works and what doesn't in car preparation, and may even learn from others' mistakes in driving and co-driving!

Watch for the rally schools held several times a year. They cover all aspects of the sport. Most even give you hands-on driving or co-driving experience and help you move out of the novice category. Plus, they're a lot of fun!

A beginning point for many drivers, surprising as it may seem, is co-driving. Although it's not easy, it is worth learning at a rally school or by running with an experienced driver who gives you pointers. Especially if you run with a fast driver, you will be far better prepared when it's your turn to drive. Rally driving techniques are unlike those in other motorsports. Co-driving is also a cheaper way to get into competition!

Of course, nearly half the competitors in the sport are co-drivers by choice! They enjoy the challenges of "the hot seat" and the fact that they can rally much more frequently than driver/car-owners. A good co-driver will be sought after and can move up to national-level competition more easily than a driver.

Before you tackle working, driving or co-driving, you may also choose to volunteer to help on a team's service crew. This is an excellent way to get to various events and learn about the sport.

It is important to develop friends and mentors in rallying. The great news is: rallyists are extraordinarily helpful to each other and especially to newcomers. They are truly "impassioned enthusiasts" eager to share the excitement and rewards of their sport, and you will have no trouble getting information whenever you need it. Check the list of CRS organizers on the calendar and the CRS officers in the back of this rulebook for a starting point. You will also find a lot of helpful information on the web - events have their own websites - or you can go to one of the excellent general rally websites. These include:

So make your plans and join the fun! Good luck in your rally career!

2. Vehicle EligibilityTable of Contents

All vehicles on rally events are required to be street legal and licensed for use on the street. CRS rallies are sanctioned by NASA, ARA or RA. For these rallies all cars must have a vehicle Log Book. The list below is intended as an example of some of the car and truck requirements for NASA, ARA and RA events. Complete details can be obtained from the sanctioning body's website.

  1. A Hazardous Material Spill Kit
  2. Mud flaps on all driven and rear wheels
  3. Roll cage meeting current NASA, ARA, Rally America or FIA specifications
  4. 5, 6, or 7 point harness meeting requirements (including age)
  5. Laminated safety glass front windshield
  6. Batteries inside the driver's compartment must be equipped with leakproof caps and be enclosed in a non-conductive "marine type" battery box
  7. Hood pins
  8. Two tow hooks (eyes), painted red or yellow, must be mounted to the vehicle, one front and one rear
  9. First aid kit meeting specifications
  10. 3 or more DOT reflective triangles
  11. Two Halon or dry chemical fire extinguishers with a total rating of at least 20 B:C. Cars with on-board systems must carry a removable minimum 10 B:C extinguisher as part of the required capacity.
  12. Tow rope
  13. A fireproof bulkhead is required between the driver's compartment and the gas tank, fuel pumps, fuel fillers and filters.
  14. Power door locks are prohibited
  15. Plastic sunroofs prohibited, metal sunroofs must be fixed shut
  16. Helmets with current dates on a SNELL SA sticker (SNELL M stickers are not acceptable, except at rallycross events), or meeting other listed standards.
  17. Driving suits meeting listed standards (ex., SFI 3-2A/1 driving suit with Nomex underwear, or SFI 3-2A/5).
  18. Approved head and neck restraint systems (ex., HANS devices).
  19. Seats that are not hinged-back and meet listed standards.

3. CRS CharterTable of Contents

The California Rally Series (CRS) is an "association" as opposed to a "profit" based organization, formed by the event organizers and the officers of the series. The CRS has three major goals:

  1. Support event organizers.
  2. Provide championships that give meaningful year-end awards for local competitors.
  3. Promote the sport of Performance Rallying.

The role of supporting event organizers includes loaning organizers funds to pay up front expenses, as well as providing clocks, sign boards, radios and other equipment for organizers to use.

The role of providing meaningful championships has focused on the CRS Rally, Rallysprint and Rallycross Championships. In addition this role has resulted in the formation of popular competitor-driven rally classes like Performance Stock.

The role of promoting the sport has resulted in the addition of "how to get involved" materials in the front of the rule book as well as on the CRS website. CRS has also been active in promoting rallying at various car shows and other events, in recognizing volunteers, and in supporting rally schools.

4. CRS BOGTable of Contents

The CRS is governed by a Board of Governors (BOG) which consists of the organizer from each CRS event (Rallies, Rallysprints and Rallycrosses). Membership on the BOG will begin once the event has been accepted onto the CRS calendar and continue for the remainder of the year the event occurs in. In addition to the organizers there will be a number of other members including: the Director, Equipment Manager, Secretary/Treasurer, Membership Officer, Competitor Liaison and Class Compliance Officer (CL&CCO), Rallycross Liaison, Press Liaison, Sponsor Liaison, and Webmaster. The responsibilities of the officers are detailed in Appendix L of these rules on the CRS website.

BOG Operation

The BOG shall make decisions on Calendar approval, amendments to these rules, amounts of fees, and any other items deemed appropriate by the Director. The BOG shall also be responsible for appointing people to fill the jobs of Equipment Manager, Secretary/Treasurer, Press Liaison, Membership Officer, Competitor Liaison and Class Compliance Officer, Rallycross Liaison, Webmaster and Sponsor Liaison. The BOG will also serve as an informal forum for the organizers to discuss items related to the organization of rallies. For the details of BOG operation see Appendix L of these rules.

5. Event Requirements and SupportTable of Contents

Rally Event Eligibility:

There will be certain minimum requirements which must be met if an event is to be considered for inclusion into the CRS Rally Championship. These requirements have been established to develop credibility in the eyes of the competitors, and thereby promote rallying in general (and the CRS specifically). An event will be considered a "new rally" if it has a new organizer and new stage roads or has not been run for two or more years. A "new rally" will only be allowed to count as either one single points event or one double points event in the CRS Rally Championship for that weekend. To be considered for inclusion in the championship as a triple points event or multiple events the rally must first have been executed successfully. Rally organizers will be limited to no more than three CRS rallies per weekend with a total of no more than six coefficients.

Review of existing events is covered in Appendix L on the CRS website.

When establishing the rally calendar one objective will be to have at least three empty weekends between CRS Rally events. Having only two empty weekends between CRS Rally events will only be allowed with the approval of all the events involved. There will not be any additions to the CRS Rally calendar after Jan 1. Any changes to the schedule published in this book must be approved by the CRS BOG.

CRS Event Class Trophies / Awards:

As a minimum, CRS Rally events will award trophies/awards to the top 1/3 of the starters (see table below) in each CRS class (to finishers only), whether the competitors are CRS members or not. Trophies will be for both drivers and co-drivers. For multiple event weekends the events may be combined into a single trophy for the weekend.

Starters Minimum Trophies
1 thru 4 1
5 thru 7 2
8 thru 10 3
11 thru 13 4
14 and more 5

Organizer Support:

The CRS will loan any CRS organizer the funds required to pay the sanction and insurance fees. This loan is to be repaid to the treasurer prior to the event. The CRS maintains the following equipment and materials for use by event organizers free of charge: clocks (freezable Timewise clocks plus large start display clocks), rallycross timing system, family radios, sign boards, worker vests, clipboards, two EZ-Ups and a portable public address system. Rally organizers will be allowed one pre-event mass emailing to current CRS members. The email can be sent by the Secretary. The CRS will rent equipment to non-CRS organizers for 10% of the replacement cost of the particular item. Any free use of CRS equipment at non-CRS events will need approval by the CRS BOG. Equipment that uses batteries will be supplied for rental with good batteries installed.

6. CRS MembershipTable of Contents

Competitor Membership:

All competitors who wish to receive CRS championship points are required to be members, which costs $30 per calendar year. CRS membership includes the membership card, CRS rulebook, two CRS decals, inclusion in the CRS championships (Rally, RallySprint and RallyCross), and emailings from the various events. The rest of the membership fee goes to year-end awards, and maintaining the supply of equipment used to support those who organize events. There will be a three month overlap allowed for people joining between Sep 27 and Dec. 31. For example, joining CRS on Sep 27, 2017 will buy a membership effective until Dec. 31, 2018 (1 year & 3 months); while joining on Sept. 26, 2017 will buy a membership effective until Dec. 31, 2017 (3 months). Competitors will begin accruing CRS championship points only after paying their annual membership fee. In order to be eligible to accrue points at a given event, you must have paid your membership fee prior to the start of competition.

Associate Membership:

The associate membership has been created for workers and other interested people who want to keep up on rally activities or support the CRS, but will not be competing. Associate members receive all of the benefits described above (decals, rulebook, emails) but they are not eligible to compete in CRS events for championship points.. The fee for joining CRS as an associate member is only $10 per calendar year. The three month overlap as described above applies for associate members as well. If an associate member should decide at a later date to become a competitor he/she may change status by merely paying the $20 difference.

How to Join:

To join as either a full or associate member go to the CRS website and fill out the online membership application. You can then pay either by PayPal or by check. If you have any questions about membership you can contact the Membership Officer by email or by phone.

Membership Officer: Christine Marciniak (949) 680-9635

7. CRS Rally ChampionshipTable of Contents

Rally Championship Classes:

The five CRS classes will be recognized at all rally events (CRS Open 4wd, CRS-5, CRS-2, CRS Open Lite and Performance Stock). Issues related to vehicle eligibility for CRS Open 4wd, CRS Open Lite CRS-5 and CRS-2 classes will be addressed via the sanctioning body process for the event in question. The CL&CCO is responsible for the determination of vehicle eligibility for the Performance Stock Class. The CL&CCO will furnish a list of qualified Performance Stock Class vehicles to the organizer prior to the start. Some rally events will include two SxS UTV classes (SxS Prod and SxS Prod Turbo).

Coef. 1 Rally Co-Driver Requirements:

To avoid confusion relating to co-driver requirements, any Coef. 1 event advertised as a rallysprint that is included in the Rally (not Rallysprint) Championship which will require co-drivers, must so state in the event announcement. If there is no such statement ("CO-DRIVERS REQUIRED"), co-drivers' points will not be awarded in the Rally Championship, regardless of what happens at the event.

Points, event weighting, dropping events and ties:

The Rally Championship will use the systems for awarding points, event weighting, dropping events and resolving ties described in Common Championship Info.

8. CRS Rallysprint ChampionshipTable of Contents

Rallysprints are held on short, closed courses where co-drivers may or may not be required. Either Rallysprints or Coefficient 1 Rallies can be included in the Rallysprint Championship. Any year that there are four or more qualified events on the calendar at the beginning of the year, there will be a CRS Rallysprint Championship for drivers. The organizers of Rallysprint events on the CRS calendar will have the choice of placing their event in either the Rally or the Rallysprint Championship, but not both. Competitors must be CRS members prior to the event to accrue CRS Rallysprint Championship points. The Rallysprint Championship will use the systems for awarding points, dropping events and resolving ties described in Common Championship Info.

The Rallysprint Championship is for drivers only. No Co-Driver points will be awarded even if Co-Drivers are required by the event. Each Rallysprint event will have 200 organizer points available to split among the organizers (who did not compete in the event), with no person receiving more than 100 points. Organizer points will only be valid after a person has received points as a competitor. Rallysprints will award CRS points for drivers only in the same classes as the Rally Championship. While organizers may allow competitors to enter in more than one class, only one class will be scored for CRS Rallysprint Championship points at an event (to be declared before the event).

9. CRS Rallycross ChampionshipTable of Contents


Rallycross events are those events which do not have route instructions, do not require a co-driver, and do not require a roll cage. Any year that there are four or more rallycross events on the calendar at the beginning of the year, there will be a CRS Rallycross Championship for that year.

Rallycross Calendar:

The rallycross organizers will be limited to a maximum of three events per venue that will be included in the championship. The Rallycross Liaison will be the single point of contact for establishing and revising the championship calendar, which will be maintained on the CRS website.

An initial calendar for the Rallycross Championship will be published in this rulebook. The following rules apply to changes:

Rallycross Points:

The Rallycross Championship will use the systems for awarding points, counting events, and resolving ties described in Common Championship Info. There will be no organizer points awarded, because it is possible for an organizer to compete in his/her own event if desired. To be eligible for a year-end award a competitor must have been a CRS member and started at least two events. If two or more CRS drivers compete in a given CRS ralycross class, CRS year-end trophies will be awarded. For purposes of computing CRS Rallycross Championship points all runs will be counted. If a rallycross organizer should tabulate results differently the Rallycross Pointskeeper will retabulate the results as necessary. The CRS Rallycross championship will be limited to a maximum of three events per venue.

Rallycross Classes:

Rallycross Championship points will be awarded in Stock 2wd, Stock 4wd, Prep 2wd, Mod 2wd, Prep 4wd, Mod 4wd and Electric/Hybrid classes. Two-wheel drive cars are not eligible to run in any four-wheel drive class. There is no price limit for any of the Rallycross classes. For CRS Rallycross Championship points, competitors will only be allowed to accrue points in one class per event (to be declared by the competitor before the event).

Stock 2wd (S2) & Stock 4wd (S4):

The CRS Stock Classes (2wd & 4wd) are the same as the SCCA Stock Classes except that both SCCA Stock Front Wheel Drive and SCCA Stock Rear Wheel Drive will be included in CRS Stock 2wd. See section 6.2.C of the SCCA RallyCross rules for details. The Stock Classes allow competitors to use a cat back exhaust, and aftermarket air filter elements, brake pads, clutch disc, wheels (stock diameter and width), shocks, front sway bar, lights, roll cage, skid plate and latches. In addition any DOT tires are allowed as long as they don't say "For competition only" or "Not for street use". Rally tires and studs are not allowed.

Prep 2wd, Mod 2wd, Prep 4wd & Mod 4wd:

These classes are based on the corresponding SCCA RX classes, except that the 2wd classes will not make a distinction between front wheel drive and rear wheel drive. That is to say SCCA PR and PF will both be tabulated in CRS Prep 2wd and likewise for the SCCA Modified 2wd classes.


Any cars that utilize an electric or hybrid powertrain will be eligible for the Electric/Hybrid class. If two or more CRS drivers compete in this class, year-end trophies will be awarded. Drivers running in an electric or hybrid vehicle can elect to have their CRS points tabulated in their normal CRS class instead, but they will need to declare this desire to the CRS RX Liaison prior to the start of the event.

10. Common Championship InfoTable of Contents

The following paragraphs relate to more than one of the preceding championships.

Speed Factors:

Raw Speed Factors:

Speed factors are referenced to the fastest driver on each stage. For Raw Speed Factors the fastest driver is given a 1.00 and all others are calculated from that time (StageSpeedFactor = ET / FastTime). A driver's Event Speed Factor is determined by dropping his/her worst two and his/her best Stage Speed Factors until there are less than four stages left and then averaging the remaining Stage Speed Factors. Drivers must complete at least four stages to get a Raw Event Speed Factor.

CRS Rally Speed Factors:

At CRS events speed factors are calculated exactly the same as above, except the reference driver gets the speed factor he/she started the event with. Hence the StageSpeedFactor = RefSpeedFactor * ET / RefTime). The reference driver for each stage is the one of the top two (for that stage) that produces the larger Stage Speed Factor.


At the end of each year CRS Speed Factors from those years prior to the year just completed will be adjusted downward by .01 per year with a maximum reduction of .05. So for 2017, any speed factor earned in 2016 will be unchanged, those earned in 2015 will be reduced by .01 and those earned in 2014 will be reduced by .02, and so on. The largest of the resulting annual speed factors will then be the starting speed factors for 2017. If a driver moves from a 4wd car to a 2wd car his speed factor for that event will be reduced by .05. While CRS Speed Factors are intended to help develop the start order other factors may influence the final start order.


Any claims will be handled per the competition rules under which the event runs.

Event Points:

CRS points will be awarded to all CRS members who start the first stage of the rally or RX, based solely on the event’s published results. For championship purposes points will be awarded based on the CRS driver’s or co-driver’s finishing position in his/her class relative to other CRS competitors in the class. For instance, since non-CRS members will not receive points, the top finishing CRS member in a class will receive winning points regardless of any non-CRS competitors who finished ahead of him/her.

The organizers of the event will have 400 points to distribute amongst themselves, with no organizer getting more than 100 points (prior to weighting). No competitor can receive more than a total of 500 organizer's points in a given year. Organizer points will be assigned at the time the CRS standings are first tabulated for that event. Organizers can not get points as a competitor at their own event. Organizers that are not eligible for year end awards (because they have not yet competed in that class during that year), will be identified in the standings.

Place Points
1st 100
2nd 88
3rd 77
4th 67
5th 58
6th 50
7th 43
8th 37
9th 32
10th 28
11th 25
12th 23
13th 22
14th and on 21
Start first stage 10

Event Weighting (Coefficients):

To properly reward the competitors who do well on the longer, more demanding events, these events will receive heavier weighting. For example, 1st in class in a double points event awards 200 points, in a triple points event 300 points. For purposes of determining event weighting, "fast stage time" will refer to the expected total of all stage times for the fastest car. Events with 10 to 30 stage miles and less than 30 minutes of fast stage time will be single points events. Events with 60 or more stage miles or 55 minutes of fast stage time will be triple points events. Those in between will be double points events. For purposes of determining "stage miles" the distance from the Start control to the Stop control will be used. For longer events, the event organizer will be free to choose which portions of the overall event will be counted as separate CRS events.

Totalling Points:

Since it is desirable to allow competitors to drop their worst events, the following system for dropping events will be used.

Total Number of
Events in Series
1 1
2 or 3 2
4 or 5 3
6 or 7 4
8 or 9 5
10 or 11 6
12 or 13 7
14 or 15 8

Tie Breaking

In the event of a tie at an event, all competitors tied for a position will be given the points for the tied position. The next placing competitor will be awarded points appropriate for the number of places below the tie. Example: A three way tie for second will give all the tied teams 2nd place points (88), and the next placing team will get 5th place points (58).

In the event of a tie for a year-end ranking the tie will be broken by comparing the total points accumulated in triple points events at which both competitors started in the class in question. All events started will be counted (no events will be dropped). If this does not resolve the tie the same method will be applied to the double points events. If a tie still exists the same method will be applied to the single points events. If the above method fails, the tie will remain.

11. Year-End AwardsTable of Contents

Class Awards

There will be year-end awards (e.g., trophies) for the top competitors in each of the classes. Rallycross competitors must start a minimum of two events to be eligible for a year-end award. For all Championships, trophies will be awarded as follows:

Number of Trophies Number of Competitors
5 15 or more
4 10 thru 14
3 5 thru 9
2 3 or 4
1 1 or 2

Rookie of the Year

To be a candidate a driver or co-driver must begin the year having never finished a Rally in that role. Rookie Drivers will be evaluated using a metric calculated by dividing the driver's points by the class champion's points. The Driver Rookie of the Year will be the qualifying driver who has the highest metric in his/her class. If a tie exists the driver in the class with the most drivers will be the Rookie of the Year. If a tie still exists the tie will remain. The Co-driver Rookie of the Year will go to the qualifying co-driver, accruing the most points (combining points from all classes). If there is a tie the award will go to the rookie co-driver with the most points in the most-subscribed class.

The Kenneth Zimmerman Memorial Award

The Zimmerman Award was created to recognize those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of rallying in general and the CRS specifically. The recipient is determined by the director of the CRS. The award honors the sportsmanship and support of Dr. Kenneth Zimmerman.

Galal Souki Memorial Award

The Galal Souki award, selected by the CL&CCO, was created to recognize Performance Stock Class competitors who typify the spirit of helpfulness and competitiveness that has come to be associated with the Stock Classes.

Outstanding, Tenacious, and Persevering Worker

It is the unselfish contributions of workers at all events, whether communications, blockage or control workers, that enable our series to succeed. The recipients of this award are selected by the CRS Board of Governors in recognition of their years of service to the sport of rallying.

Rallycross Supporter of the Year

It is the unselfish contributions of organizers and helpers at events that enables our Rallycross Championship to succeed. The recipients of this award are selected by the CRS Board of Governors in recognition of their service to the sport.

Bill Moore Memorial Award

The Bill Moore Award was created to honor a co-driver who, like Bill, has contributed to the sport of rallying in many areas, including as a worker, organizer, or BOG member.

Appendix A
Performance Stock Class Rules
Table of Contents

  1. General Information
    1. The CRS Performance Stock Class was created to provide a lower cost form of competition by using basically stock engines and low cost cars. The following rules have been made to limit the effectiveness of expensive horsepower/drivetrain modifications and should be maintained as such to keep the class a "drivers class". By keeping certain items "stock" and other modifications limited, dominance of the class by one particular type of car will not occur. This concept is referred to as the "Spirit of the Class", and may be applied in cases where the following rules may not apply.
      1. Optional equipment will be allowed only when the specific option was available on the body style as delivered in the U.S. from the factory, except as modified in section 5.2 of these rules.
      2. Dealer-installed options are not allowable. (Many examples of these types of modifications exist and do not fall within the "Spirit of the Class").
    3. These rules are modified every other year (2015, 2017 etc) by ballot, to be in effect for the following year. As a result these rules may change for 2016 but not for 2017. Voting will be restricted to those competitors who ran in Performance Stock since the previous vote on Stock Class rules.
  1. Vehicle Eligibility
    1. All cars and trucks competing in the Performance Stock Class will be limited to a market value (for the basic car) of not more than $4,000. Vehicles in this class are limited to 4 cylinders or less or two rotors. The number of valves or ports must remain stock.
    2. Vehicles equipped with turbochargers, superchargers or four wheel drive will not be allowed in Performance Stock Class.
    3. If the value of the car is in question, it will be checked via the current wholesale Blue Book with no additions or deductions for optional equipment or mileage (or general market value). The first year that the engine-body-induction system combination was offered for sale by the manufacturer will be used to determine the value of the vehicle.
  1. Updating and Backdating
    1. A model is defined as a specific body style, i.e. Mitsubishi Galant or VW Golf. When within a model line a turbo or 4 wheel drive option exists, all parts unique to the turbo / 4 wheel drive cars may not be used on a Performance Stock Class vehicle. Example: Brakes on a Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX may not be used on a GS.
    2. Other than the restrictions of 3.1, any part may be updated or backdated freely within a given body style, provided that the part was available from the factory on a production car sold in the U.S. Example: Parts from a 93-95 VW Golf (Golf III) may not be used on a 85-92 VW Golf. However, parts from a '91 Golf II may be used on an '85 Golf II.
    3. Engine updating and backdating is allowed with the following provisions and must comply with Section 4. In addition updating and backdating may cause the basic value of the car to change (see section 2.3).
      1. The combination of body, engine, induction system and exhaust manifold must have been available in the U.S. from the factory.
    4. Fasteners, including but not limited to nuts, bolts, studs and locking devices, nylocks, cotter pins are unrestricted as long as they remain made from a ferrous material.
  1. Engine
    1. Internal parts are free with the exception that the stock block must be retained in the stock location.
    2. The stock induction system meaning the intake manifold, carburetor, or fuel injection system and exhaust manifold must be retained. However the stock intake and exhaust manifolds may be modified. The stock carburetor may be rejetted. The choke mechanism may be removed or fixed open.
    3. The rest of the exhaust system is free, but must include a suitable muffler.
    4. The air filter and housing is free.
    5. The ignition system must be of stock design with the following exception. Breaker points may be replaced by an electronic trigger that remains in the distributor and does not include an MSD style ignition system.
    6. Stock ECUs can be reprogrammed (EEPROM replacement) and/or re-flashed.
    7. Motor mounts are unrestricted as long as they remain in the stock location.
    8. Engine oil coolers, transmission coolers, and radiators may be added or upgraded.
    9. Fuel pumps and pressure regulators are unrestricted.
    10. Four cylinder, piston type engines equipped with carburetors and fewer than 4 valves per cylinder will be allowed the following modifications:
      1. The exhaust manifold is free.
      2. The stock carburetor may be replaced with an aftermarket carburetor (on the stock intake manifold), provided that the total cross sectional area of the throttle body bore at the interface with the intake manifold is less than 2.85 square inches. Any carburetor with a 32mm primary bore and a 36 mm secondary bore will meet this requirement. Likewise any carburetor with two 34 mm bores (or less) will also meet this requirement. Competitors utilizing an aftermarket carburetor will be required to provide documentation demonstrating compliance with this requirement to the CL&CCO the first time the car is entered in competition.
  1. Drivetrain
    1. Clutch and flywheel are free.
    2. The transmission shall be stock for the body style. Ratios available in any year of the same body style may be used.
    3. Any differential ratio may be used. The differential itself may be open, welded, locked, or limited slip.
    4. Brake lines may be rerouted and rubber hoses may be replaced with Aeroquip-type material.
    5. The rear axle assembly, meaning the housing, differential and axles is free providing: brakes of the same type and size are retained. Example: a '68 - '73 Datsun 510 equipped with a R160 rear differential may use the larger R180 differential as long as it mounts in the stock location and no suspension components are altered.
  1. Suspension
    1. Strengthening of stock parts and mounting points is allowed, however modification of the original part in the process is not allowed. As an example, a suspension arm may have additional material welded onto it, but it may not be lengthened or shortened in the process. Wheel mounting bolts may be changed to wheel mounting studs.
    2. Limit straps may be added.
    3. Springs and shock absorbers are free in the stock location.
    4. Adjustable competition struts in the stock mounting location may be used. The spring perch height and diameter may differ from the stock dimensions.
    5. Sway bar size is free in the stock location, or may be removed.
    6. Strut mounting holes may be slotted and/or offset bushings may be used to modify camber. Control arms may NOT be modified (except reinforcing).
    7. Suspension bushing material is free in the stock location.
    8. Brake pad and shoe materials are free, using the stock caliper or drum assembly as equipped by the manufacturer. Modification or removal of brake backing plates is allowed.
    9. Flexible brake lines are free.
    10. Wheels and tires are free.
  1. Body - Exterior
    1. Underpanning and structural reinforcing are allowed.
    2. The stock hood latches and trunk latches may be modified or replaced. Hood vents may be added. Hood scoops are not allowed.
    3. Fenders may be cut to remove a maximum of one inch from the outer edge around the wheel well to allow for tire clearance. Fender flares may be added over the stock fenders.
    4. Gas tanks are free as long as they meet safety requirements. Fuel lines may be rerouted and rubber hoses may be replaced with Aeroquip-type material.
    5. Electrics are free (alternator size, battery location, lights, etc.).
    6. The material, construction and mounting method of bumpers are free (both front and rear bumpers are required by state law).
    7. Roof vents are allowed.
  1. Body - Interior
    1. Door panel upholstery material may be substituted or modified for clearance of roll cage bar door bars. Sheet aluminum or carbon fiber are not acceptable replacements.
    2. Impact foam may be added into the front doors. Removal of any door material is not allowed.
    3. The steering wheel is free.
    4. The front seats are free.
    5. The following items may be removed: center console, rear seat, rear deck cover, headliner, pillar trim, carpets, associated padding, sound deadening material, radio, speakers and air conditioning. Heater must remain operational through stock plumbing.
    6. The dashboard may be modified to accommodate safety and rally equipment only.
  1. Eligibility
    1. Prior to each CRS Rally, all competitors in Performance Stock class are required to present their vehicles for inspection. The inspection may be a group or individual activity as dictated by the Competitor Liaison & Class Compliance Officer (CL&CCO).
      1. A group class inspection will be supervised by the CL&CCO. Questions of class compliance will be handled on the spot by vote of the class competitors present. As simple majority will carry.
      2. An individual inspection may be suggested by the CL&CCO in which each competitor is personally responsible for the inspection of all cars in the class. Similarly, each competitor's car must be available during the prescribed inspection time frame. Such inspections will require the competitors to fill out and/or sign a form indicating that they accept the legality of all cars competing in the class. This form will also allow the questioning of any item on any car. Inquiries will be investigated by the CL&CCO. Any discrepancies to the rules will be voted on by the competitors as overseen by the CL&CCO. All inquires must be submitted by the deadline, and all inquiries should be processed prior to the start of the rally.
    2. The CL&CCO is responsible for coordinating the Performance Stock Class tech inspection.
    3. The burden of proof of eligibility is on the competitor. A shop manual, presented by the competitor, will be used during inquiries. Lack of shop manual will result in forfeiture of inquiry.
    4. Competitors found to be in violation of the above rules will be placed in CRS-2 or Open 4wd for CRS points purposes.
    5. If a competitor wishes to file a claim concerning rule 9.1 above, he should contact the CL&CCO. The CL&CCO will form a claims committee including himself and two other people who are not competing in the class at that event.
    6. Competitors who miss the mandatory Stock Class meeting but still desire to participate in Performance Stock class must contact all competitors in the desired class and secure their signatures as acknowledgment of their acceptance of this competitor and their vehicle as eligible for competition. The CL&CCO will have a form available for this purpose and completed forms must be returned prior to the first vehicle leaving the first MTC or start.

For more information on these rules or for clarifications, please contact:

Jen Imai, Stock Class Chairman
(310) 227-7275

Appendix B
CRS Open Lite Class & CRS SxS Class Rules
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CRS Open Lite vehicles will be AWD, normally-aspirated and derived from models sold globally in minimum quantities of 1000. The maximum displacement is 2650cc for overhead cam engines and 3313cc for pushrod engines. The engine is unrestricted, but must be derived from a product line offered by the manufacturer of the vehicle.

CRS SxS will recognize 2 classes for the CRS Championship. Normally aspirated production SxS vehicles will run in the SxS Production Class (SxS P). Turbocharged Production SxS vehilces will run in the SxS Production Turbo Class (SxS PT). Any CRS Rally that includes CRS SxS classes is eligible for inclusion in the CRS SxS Championship. Any year that there are 3 or more CRS SxS events on the calendar at the beginning of the year, there will be a CRS SxS Championship. Competitors must be CRS members prior to the event to accrue CRS SxS Championship points. The CRS SxS Championship will use the systems for awarding points, weighting, dropping events and resolving ties described in Common Championship Info.

Appendix C
CRS Open 4wd, CRS-5 & CRS-2 Class Rules
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Open class cars are divided into four classes. Vehicles that are built to be capable of operating in four-wheel drive mode will be placed in Open Lite or CRS Open 4wd and cannot compete in CRS-2 or CRS-5. Two-wheel drive cars
that were NOT designed to operate in four-wheel drive will be placed in either CRS-2 or CRS-5 and can not compete in Open Lite or Open 4wd.

The table of adjustment multipliers below will be used to determine a vehicle's adjusted displacement. All factors that apply to a given vehicle will be used. For example, a front wheel drive car with a 2.0L, 4-valve engine with variable cam timing would have a total multiplier of 1.32 (based on 1.2 * 1.1), producing an adjusted displacement of 2640cc. Eligible vehicles with an adjusted displacement less than or equal to 2650 cc will be placed in CRS-2 while those above 2650 cc will be placed in CRS-5.

Characteristic Multiplier
Rotary engines 1.8
Forced induction 1.6
4 valves per cylinder 1.2
3 valves per cylinder 1.1
Variable cam timing 1.1
Rear wheel drive 0.9
Diesel Engine 0.8
Pushrod Engine 0.8

Appendix D
Previous Rally Champions
Table of Contents

Driver Co-driver
1975 Hendrik Blok Steve Ruiz
1976 Hendrik Blok Erick Hauge
1977 Hendrik Blok Erick Hauge
1978 Hendrik Blok Rod Sorenson
1979 Rod Millen Mark Howard
1980 Rod Millen Grant Whittaker
1981 Frank Jacob Wes Gaede
1982 Ken Smith Dennis Sheean
1983 Richey Watanabe Randy Hensley
1984 Richey Watanabe Howard Watanabe
1985 Scott Child Jim Love
1986 Lon Peterson Jim Love
1987 Bill Holmes Jim Rogers
1988 Lon Peterson Jim Love
1989 Lon Peterson and Camille Griffin
Jeff Griffin (Tie)
1990 Lon Peterson Jim Love
1991 Lon Peterson Jim Love
1992 Jeff Griffin Chris Griffin
2014 John Trucks Christopher Fine
2015 Ryan Millen Christina Fate
Driver Co-driver
1988 Mike Blore Gary Dunklau
1989 Ken Smith Mark Williams
1990 Gary Luke Mark Williams
1991 Tony Tavares Carlos Tavares
1992 Roger Hull Rob Cherry
Driver Co-driver
1978 Mike Gibeault Tim Cox
1979 Mike Gibeault Gale Tyler
1980 Kris Mellon Damon Trimble
1981 Mike Gibeault Lynnette Allison
1982 Tom Sullivan Jay Mathes
1983 Mike Whitman Rob Cherry
1984 Mike Whitman Rob Cherry
1985 Mike Whitman Lynnette Allison
1986 Ray Hocker Bill Moore
1987 Topi Hynynen Ray Thurm
1988 Roger Hull Jim Jacobson
1989 Eric Wilson Jim Jacobson
1990 Anton Musev Lisa Scheer
1991 Jeff Hendricks Ev Hendricks
1992 Jeff Hendricks Larry Scott
1993 Tony Shumaker Larry Scott
1994 Steve Scott Bob Scott
1995 Mike Marcy Steve Scott
1996 Terry Stonecipher Michelle Gibeault
1997 Dennis Chizma Claire Marie
1998 Steve Bender Craig McHugh
1999 Nick Taylor Pete Morris
2000 Nick Taylor Josh Armbruster
Driver Co-driver
1993 Ron Wood Kelly Walsh
1994 Lon Peterson Bill Gutzmann
1995 Bill Malik Roine Anderson
1996 Bill Malik Farina O'Sullivan
1997 Bill Malik Farina O'Sullivan
1998 Carl Jardevall Ole Holter
1999 Frank Paredes William Staley
2000 Jim Gillaspy Mick Kilpatrick
2001 Richard Byford Paul Timmerman
2002 Bill Malik Ryan Cavalier
2003 Dave Coleman Amar Sehmi
2004 Jim Pierce Adrian Lengsfeld
2005 Cable Rhodes Jennifer Imai
Driver Co-driver
2001 Bruce Brown Bob Moe
2002 Bruce Brown Pat Brown
2003 Dan Brink Tina Lininger
2004 Bruce Brown Pat Brown
2005 Chris Wilson Eric Olson
2006 Marvin Ronquillo John Burke
2007 Scott Clark Marie Boyd
2008 Kevin Welker Nolan Sambrano
2009 Kevin Welker Nolan Sambrano
2010 Kevin Welker Nolan Sambrano
2011 Alex Rademacher Jeana Yi
2012 Alex Rademacher Jeana Yi
Driver Co-driver
1993 Mitch McCullough Scott Webb
1994 Rui Brasil Scott Webb
1995 Chris Weleff Brian Paul
1996 Dennis Chizma Carlos Tavares
1997 Vartan Samuelian Ara Manoukian
1998 Rui Brasil Carlos Tavares
1999 Lauchlin O'Sullivan Farina O'Sullivan
2000 Tony Chavez Eddie Cardenas
2001 Lauchlin O'Sullivan Alex Gelsomino
2002 Leon Styles John Dillon
2003 Piers O'Hanlon Julie Lin
2004 Vartan Samuelian Alex Gelsomino
2005 Blake Yoon Alan Perry
2006 Wolfgang Hoeck Piers O'Hanlon
2007 Leon Styles Matt Gauger
2008 Brian Scott John Dillon
2009 Keith Jackson Marra Estep
2010 Keith Jackson Marra Estep
2011 Jon Burke Laurence Babahekian
2012 Keith Jackson Marra Estep
2013 Tingwu Song Martin Brady
2016 John Coyne Doug Nagy
Driver Co-driver
2013 Ray Piloto Tyler Deal
2014 Evan Davis Nicholas Roder
2015 Stephen Benson Nicolas Renold
2016 Michael Seidman Thomas Luhrs
Driver Co-driver
2006 Jeff Rados Guido Hamacher
2007 Bill Holmes Kevin Carter
2008 Chuck Wilson Aaron Laeng
2009 Bill Holmes Sean Gallagher
2010 George Doganis Thomas Smith
2011 Brian Hamblin Ray Hocker
2012 Bill Holmes Sean Gallagher
2013 Jeff Rados Guido Hamacher
2016 Andrew Cowan Ryan Dunham
Driver Co-driver
2006 Larry Gross Doug Young
2007 Bill Malik Christopher Edstrom
2008 George Doganis Thomas Smith
2009 Chris Palermo Brent Ellzey
2010 Terrance Peterson Nic Peterson
2011 Michel Hoche-Mong Brent Ellzey
2012 Michel Hoche-Mong Brent Ellzey
2013 Kristopher Marciniak Christine Marciniak
2014 Markus Saarinen Alicia Saarinen
2015 Markus Saarinen Alicia Saarinen
2016 Javier Olivares Christine Marciniak
Driver Co-driver
1994 Jeff Hendricks Noble Jones
1995 Dennis Chizma John Moore
1996 Robert Tallini Steve Scott
1997 Terry Stonecipher Chrissy Beavis
1998 Doug Robinson Shane Polhamus
1999 Mark Brown Craig McHugh
2000 Brad Boli Gary Garman
2001 Tony Chavez Doug Robinson
2002 Terry Stonecipher Jeff Bruett
2003 Ian Hudson Brian Hudson
2004 Mike Masano Linda Masano
2005 Michael Taylor Steven Taylor
2006 George Doganis Tom Smith
2007 George Doganis Tom Smith
2008 Kristopher Marciniak Christine Marciniak
2009 John Black John Stewart
2010 Alex Rademacher John Stewart
2011 Jen Imai Terry Stonecipher
2012 Sarkis Mazmanian Lori Stone
2013 Sarkis Mazmanian Michael Mazmanian
2014 Tony Chavez Raquel Salas
2015 Elina Lipilina Sean McElwain
2016 Brian Tullio Andres Bautista

Appendix E
Previous Rallysprint Champions
Table of Contents

2003 Leon Styles
2004 Steve Winter
2003 Robert Brinkhurst
2004 Robert Brinkhurst
Open 2WD
2003 Tony DelaCuesta
2004 Scott Harvey
Performance Stock
2003 Jun Andrada
2004 Marco Pasten

Appendix F
Previous CRS Moto Champions
Table of Contents

Under 800 cc
2009 Andrew Sutherland
2010 Chris Martin
2011 John Black
Over 800 cc
2009 Tim Hillsamer
2010 Ken Wahlster

Appendix G
Previous Rallycross Champions
Table of Contents

Open 4WD
1999 Doug Robinson
2000 Leon Styles
1999 Dan Edmunds
2000 Doug Whited
2001 Steve Jassik
2002 Gabe Pari
Group 2/5
1999 Dennis Chizma
2000 William Prince
Stock Class
1999 Bill Feyling
2001 Bruce Brown
2002 George Scott
Street Stock O2
2001 Eric Anderson
Street Stock U2
2001 Gabe Pari
Street Modified 4WD
2003 Martti Silvola
2004 Michel Hoche-Mong
2005 J. Farina
2006 Isamu Kakitani
2007 Phil Stewart-Jones
2008 Louie Minette
2009 Dave Haws (South)
Dave Haws (North)
2010 Bill Martin
2011 Jon Rea (South)
Alex Miro (North)
2012 Thomas Bloese
Street Modified 2WD
2003 Jim Wright
2004 D'John Keith
2005 John Black
2006 John Black
2007 Robert Miller
2008 Robert Miller
2009 Steve Lechuga (South)
Burney Storms (North)
2010 Steve Lechuga
2012 Randy Gallman
Street Stock 4WD
2001 Robert Brinkhurst
2002 Robert Brinkhurst
2003 David Wilhelmy
2004 Mark Anton
2005 Harry Allen
2006 Matthew Meyer
2007 Nathan Hall
2008 Dave Haws
2009 Bill Martin (South)
John Stewart (North)
2010 Brian Dreger (tie)
John Black (tie)
2011 Leelyn Pritchard (South)
2012 Chris Walker
Street Stock 2WD
2000 Ian Hudson
2002 Chris Wilson
2003 Kengo Takahashi
2004 Eli Gilbert
2005 Eli Gilbert
2006 Terry Miller
2007 Eli Gilbert
2008 John Black
2009 David Clark (South)
David Clark (North)
2010 Eric Martin
2011 Brent Hercelinsky
2012 Danny Downey
Rally 4WD
2004 Jack Maranto
2005 Jack Maranto
2006 Jack Maranto
2007 Keith Jackson
2008 Walter Park
2009 Kevin Mount (South)
Tucker Heiner (North)
2010 Andrew Holman
2011 John Chabot (South)
Alex Rademacher (North)
2012 Aaron Ekinaka
2013 Evan Davis
2014 Brent Smith
2015 Kurt Smith
2016 Kurt Smith
Rally 2WD
2004 Jacques Levy
2005 Mark Anton
2006 Mark Anton
2007 Mark Anton
2008 Jack Szanto
2009 John Black (South)
Alex Rademacher (North)
2010 Dave Peters
2011 Kris Marciniak (South)
Omar Cardenas (North)
2012 Eric Martin
2013 Eric Martin
2014 Eric Martin
2015 Brent Blakely
2016 Brent Blakely
Stock 4WD
2013 Brent Smith
2014 Jonathan Wardlaw
2015 Lon Peterson
2016 Ryan Bakeman
Stock 2WD
2013 Bill Martin
2014 John Black
2015 Danny Downey
2016 Sanjay Sinh

Appendix H
Special Awards
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Rookies of the Year
1992 Rhys Millen Trisha Devreugd
1993 Mitch McCullough Scott Webb
1994 Cable Rhodes Michael Taylor
1995 Bob Pendergrass Jon Weigley
1996 Terry Stonecipher Michelle Gibeault
1997 Doug Robinson Sue Robinson
1998 Steve Bender Craig McHugh
1999 Nick Taylor Josh Armbruster
2000 Sean Otto Jason Lane
2001 Stephan Verdier Alan Walker
2002 Dan Brink
2003 Piers O'Hanlon Neil Smith
2004 Jon Rood Piers O'Hanlon
2005 Blake Yoon Vartan Davtyan
2006 Jennifer Imai
2007 John Rea
2008 Shawn Hudspeth Jennifer Hudspeth
John Black Brent Ellzey
2009 Chris Palermo Kimberley Palermo
Richard Burden
2010 Gaylord Van Brocklin Steve Secviar
2011 Kris-Jon Lyssand Jeana Yi
2012 Ray Piloto Victoria Rosner
2013 Jason Lightner Leelyn Pritchard
2014 Evan Davis Vahan Yessayan
2015 Ryan Millen Nicolas Renold
2015 Brian Tullio Brent Blakely
Kenneth Zimmerman Memorial Award
1982 Tim Fountaine & 1999 Ray Hocker
Frank Jacob 2000 Harris Done
1983 Ken Adams 2001 Mike Gibeault
1984 Roger Allison 2002 Doug & Sue Robinson
1985 Mike Gibeault 2003 John Dillon
1986 Clint Heuring 2004 Pat & Denise McMahon
1987 Lynnette Allison 2005 Michael Taylor
1989 Nancy Peterson & 2006 Donna Hocker
Sheryl Love 2007 Tony Chavez
1990 Michael O'Sullivan 2008 Michel Hoche-Mong
1991 John Elkin 2009 Dave Belcher
1992 Sam Moore 2010 Christine Marciniak
1993 Bill & Kay Gutzmann 2011 Chuck Wilson
1994 Randy Hensley 2012 Eddie Fiorelli
1995 Ron Wood 2013 Brent Ellzey
1996 Lon Peterson 2014 Brian & Stacey Hamblin
1997 Paula Gibeault 2015 Tom Laeng
1998 Matt Sweeney & 2016 Chris & MItch Spacone
Lucinda Strubb
Galal Souki Memorial Award
1990 Sam Moore 2003 Michael Taylor
1991 Tony Shumacher 2004 Brian Hudson
1992 Tony Chavez 2005 Mike Moyer
1993 Dennis Chizma 2006 Shea Burns
1994 Jeff Hendricks 2007 George Doganis
1995 Dave Turner 2008 Kevin Welker
1996 Terry Stonecipher 2009 Alex Rademacher
1997 Adrienne Scott 2010 Katianna Pihakari
1998 Doug Robinson 2011 John Black
1999 Paula Gibeault 2012 Jen Imai
2000 Brad Boli 2013 Sarkis Mazmanian
2001 Doug Whited 2014 Raquel Salas
2002 Mike & Linda Masano
Brent Ellzey
Outstanding, Tenacious, and Persevering Worker:
1993 Ron Melitsoff 2005 Carolyn Reed
1994 Nancy Peterson and
Judy Teeter
2006 Peter & Marion Millar
Brent Ellzey
1995 Bob Ward 2007 Michel Hoche-Mong
1996 Michael O'Sullivan 2008 Tom Hobbs and
Vivian Millar
1997 Matt Sweeney,
Lucinda Shrub and
Art Jury
2009 Don Shreyer
1998 Wayne Almquist 2010 Sean Torres and
Wesley Skelton
1999 Scott & Toni Dicks 2011 Dan Brink
2000 Jay Deacon 2012 Chris Spacone
2001 Dean Chambers and
Alvin Brown
2013 Jon Rood
2002 Pat & Denise McMahon 2014 Mike & Paula Gibeault
2003 Dave Belcher 2015 Lee Sorenson and
Randy Graves
2004 Carl Schmid 2016 Jeff Hendricks
Bill Moore Memorial Award:
1993 John Elkin 2004 Michael Taylor
1994 Bill Gutzmann 2005 Tony Chavez
1995 Terry Stonecipher 2006 Michel Hoche-Mong
1996 Robert Tallini 2007 Paula Gibeault
1997 Donna Mitchell 2008 Jens Schkade
1999 Sue Robinson 2009 Christine Marciniak
2000 John Dillon 2012 Jim Robison
2001 Doug Robinson 2013 Brent Ellzey
2002 Bill Barfoot 2014 Lynnette Allison
2003 Gabe Pari 2015 Jon Rood
Rallycross Supporter of the Year:
2007 Lucy Ryan 2012 Doug Whited
2008 Dustin Wall 2013 Jayson Woodruff
2009 Krystle Minette 2014 Bill & Eric Martin
2010 Chris Walker 2015 Lon Peterson
2011 Thomas Bloess 2016 Mathew Mendoza

Appendix I
Rally Award Winners
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2016 Rally Standings
2015 Rally Standings
2014 Rally Standings
2013 Rally Standings
2012 Rally Standings
2011 Rally Standings
2010 Rally Standings
2009 Rally Standings
2008 Rally Standings
2007 Rally Standings
2006 Rally Standings
2005 Rally Standings

Rallycross Award WinnersTable of Contents

2016 Rallycross Standings
2015 Rallycross Standings
2014 Rallycross Standings
2013 Rallycross Standings
2012 Rallycross Standings
2011 North Rallycross Standings
2011 South Rallycross Standings
2010 Rallycross Standings
2009 North Rallycross Standings
2009 South Rallycross Standings
2008 Rallycross Standings
2007 Rallycross Standings
2006 Rallycross Standings
2005 Rallycross Standings

Appendix J
2017 Officers
Table of Contents

Director - Brian Hamblin
(323) 708-6477
Secretary/Treasurer - Mike Gibeault
(760) 375-8704
Webmaster - Eddie Fiorelli
(626) 476-7996
Sponsor Liaison - Stacey Hamblin
(818) 425-3226
Press Liaison - Erik Christiansen
(310) 422-1248
Competitor Liaison & Class Compliance Officer
Michel Hoche-Mong
(831) 234-8726
Membership - Christine Marciniak
(949) 680-9635
Equipment Manager - Paula Gibeault
(760) 375-8704
Rallycross Liaison - Sanjay Singh
(559) 478-3349

Appendix K
Sanctioning Bodies
Table of Contents

National Auto Sport Association (NASA)
NASA Rally Sport
NASA National Rally Championship
Phone: (646) 535-4240

American Rally Association (ARA)
Web Site:

Rally America (RA)
Web Site:
Phone: (763) 553-2742
FAX: (801) 340-3284

Sports Car Club of America (SCCA)
Web Site:
Phone: (800) 770-2055
FAX: (785) 232-7228

Appendix L
BOG Structure and Operation Rules
Table of Contents

The CRS is governed by a Board of Governors (BOG) which consists of the organizer from each CRS event (Rallies, Rallysprints and Rallycrosses).

Membership on the BOG will begin once the event has been accepted onto the CRS calendar and continue for the remainder of the year the event occurs in.

In addition to the organizers there will be a number of other members including: the Director, Equipment Manager, Secretary/Treasurer, Membership Officer, Competitor Liaison, Rallycross Liaison, Press Liaison, Sponsor Liaison, Webmaster and the Stock Class Chairman. The responsibilities of the officers are detailed as follows:


The Director will be elected by a vote of the CRS membership and shall be in charge of the general operations of the CRS. The Director will schedule and chair BOG meetings, and act as the official contact person for the CRS. The Director will be responsible for the acquisition of all the year-end awards (within the budget). The Director will be responsible for the year-end awards banquet, and any other social events as desired. The Director has the power to expend funds as required to accomplish these tasks and other CRS related business as deemed appropriate. The Director may delegate any of these responsibilities to other individuals if desired.

Equipment Manager:

The Equipment Manager will be responsible for the CRS rally equipment (green flags, clocks, radios, bibs, sign boards, PA system etc). The manager will order new sign boards and other equipment as necessary to support the various CRS events. The manager will furnish the desired equipment to the organizers prior to the event and collect it from the organizer after the event.


The Secretary will be responsible for recording the minutes of the BOG meetings, tabulating votes and updating the rule book as required. The Secretary will be responsible for tabulating the CRS Rally and Rallysprint standings. The Secretary will also be responsible for generating emailings to all CRS members as needed. The Treasurer will be responsible for billing sponsors, dispensing funds to pay for subscriptions, decals, trophies, etc. The treasurer will also maintain a budget which will be presented to the BOG as needed.

Membership Officer (MO):

The MO will be responsible for signing up CRS members and distributing information about the CRS to interested parties. The MO will have someone available at the registration of each event to sign up new members. The MO's name, address and phone will be advertised as a contact point for new rallyists. The MO will be responsible for maintaining the membership database.

Competitor Liaison:

The Competitor Liaison will act as a point of contact for competitors who would like to make an input to the BOG. He/she will keep written records of the competitor comments and inputs from competitors. The Competitor Liaison will attend BOG meetings. To be eligible for this position the person must have been a competitor on at least one CRS event a year for the three previous years, and plan on continued CRS involvement.

Rallycross Liaison:

The Rallycross Liaison will be the competitor contact for those seeking information on the CRS Rallycross Championship. The Rallycross Liaison will be responsible for:


The Webmaster will maintain the CRS website, keeping it current with news, series standings, photos etc.

The Sponsor Liaison will be responsible for acquiring sponsors (including ad copy and payment) for ads in the rulebook. The Sponsor Liaison may also choose to develop additional sponsors for CRS (website, contingency etc).

Press Liaison

The Press Liaison will actively seek to promote the CRS and will be the single point of contact for the press. The Press Liaison will distribute the writing assignments for articles about events among those interested. These articles will be targeted for publication on the CRS Web Site and periodicals that cover CRS events. In addition the Press Liaison will issue quarterly Press Releases to various periodicals with Rally and RX calendars and championship standings. Nominations for Press Liaison will be solicited from the CRS membership and the BOG will select from those nominated.

Stock Class Chairman

The SCC (Stock Class Chairman) will be responsible for the administration of the CRS Performance Stock Class. The SCC will be the contact person for questions and rules. The SCC will be responsible for the policing of the classes at events, and will furnish the organizers with a list of approved P-Stock competitors prior to the drivers' meeting. The SCC will administer the online of Stock Classes competitors to consider amendments to the rules. The SCC will administrate the voting on proposed changes to the rules.

BOG Operation

The BOG shall make decisions on Calendar approval, amendments to these rules, amounts of fees, and any other items deemed appropriate by the Director. The BOG shall also be responsible for appointing people to fill the jobs of Equipment Manager, Secretary, Press Liaison, Rally Membership Officer, Treasurer, Rallycross Liaison, Webmaster and Sponsor Liaison. The BOG email Group will also serve as an informal forum for the organizers to discuss items related to the organization of rallies. For voting purposes each Rally event shall have the same number of votes as the event's weighting factor (1, 2 or 3), with a limit of 3 BOG votes per competitive weekend. Rallysprint organizers will have one vote for each event organized. Rallycross organizers will have one vote for each CRS points event organized. Any officers that are not organizers will have one BOG vote. Each event will have a single point of contact for the purposes of BOG email polls.

The single point of contact for each event will designate who from his event shall be on the BOG mailing list and who will have voting privileges at meetings. If an event is dropped from the calendar, for whatever reason, that event's organizer will lose his BOG Voting privileges for that event at that point. A quorum of at least 50% of the possible votes must be present to make any decisions on rules.

BOG Email Voting

In order to complete an email BOG vote, either a majority of the possible votes must be cast or a minimum of 3 working days (not Sat, Sun or holidays) must have expired.

BOG Meeting Agenda

The preliminary Agenda for the year end BOG meeting shall be distributed to the BOG members at least 6 weeks prior to the meeting.

BOG Meeting Proxies

To establish a proxy for the yearly BOG meeting, the organizer or officer will be required to notify either the director or the secretary prior to the meeting. Any one individual will be limited to holding only one other BOG member's proxy.

Championship Related BOG voting

While all BOG members are welcome to participate in the discussion of any issue, for voting purposes the BOG will partition issues into four categories: "Rally Only", "Rallycross Only" and "Common". The Rally Only and Rallycross Only categories will be for those issues that only relate to that specific championship (e.g., CRS-2 rules would only relate to Rally). Issues that have crossover interest (such as budget and membership items) will be handled as "Common". The table below details which members of the BOG will vote on which issues.

BoG Position Rally Only Rallycross
Director, Webmaster, Secretary/Treasurer X X X
Sponsor Liaison, Press Liaison X X X
Competitor Liaison & Class Compliance Officer X X X
Equipment Manager, Membership Officer X X
Rally Organizers X X
Rallycross Liaison, Rallycross Organizers X X

Rally Event Review

The CRS BOG shall review an existing CRS Rally event for inclusion in the championship if:

Downgrading Event Weighting

If an event, for whatever reason, is unable to execute the level of event that was initially planned, the organizer can request the BOG to downgrade the weighting as long as there is at least 8 weeks before the event.

Expenditure of Funds

Expenditures of less than $100 can be approved by either the Director or the Treasurer. Expenditures of more than $100 need the approval of the Common BOG.

Appendix M
CRS Moto Championship
Table of Contents

Any Rally event that includes RallyMoto and is a part of the CRS Rally Championship, is eligible for inclusion in the CRS Moto Championship. Any year that there are four or more qualified Moto events on the calendar at the beginning of the year, there will be a CRS Moto Championship. Riders must be CRS members prior to the event to accrue CRS Moto Championship points. The CRS Moto Championship will use the systems for awarding points, weighting, dropping events and resolving ties described in Common Championship Info.

CRS Moto event organizers will have 200 organizer points available for the CRS Moto Championship, to split among the organizers (who did not compete in the event). No CRS Moto organizer shall receive more than 100 points (prior to weighting). Organizer points will only be valid after a person has received points as a competitor. CRS Moto events will award CRS points in two championship classes ("Moto U8" and "Moto O8").

Appendix N
CRS Rallysprint Championship
Table of Contents

Rallysprints are held on short, closed courses where co-drivers may or may not be required. Either Rallysprints or Coefficient 1 Rallies can be included in the Rallysprint Championship. Any year that there are four or more qualified events on the calendar at the beginning of the year, there will be a CRS Rallysprint Championship for drivers. The organizers of Rallysprint events on the CRS calendar will have the choice of placing their event in either the Rally or the Rallysprint Championship, but not both. Competitors must be CRS members prior to the event to accrue CRS Rallysprint Championship points. The Rallysprint Championship will use the systems for awarding points, dropping events and resolving ties described in “Common Championship Info”. The Rallysprint Championship is for drivers only. No Co-Driver points will be awarded even if Co-Drivers are required by the event. Each Rallysprint event will have 200 organizer points available to split among the organizers (who did not compete in the event), with no person receiving more than 100 points. Organizer points will only be valid after a person has received points as a competitor. Rallysprints will award CRS points for drivers only in the same classes as the Rally Championship. While organizers may allow competitors to enter in more than one class, only one class will be scored for CRS Rallysprint Championship points at an event (to be declared before the event)..