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Come celebrate the conclusion of the 41st season of the California Rally Series!
The 2015 CRS Awards Banquet will be held Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 at "The Grand", 4101 E. Willow St., Long Beach, CA. Cocktail hour (no-host bar) begins at 5:30 PM with dinner served at 7:30 PM, awards and entertainment to follow. Dress code is semi-formal, please NO sneakers or jeans. Here's our chance to see everyone dressed up and looking great (instead of our usual competition gear and helmet hair).
Dinner will be a 3-course meal with either a chicken or vegetarian entree. Be sure to RSVP (below) and pay by January 16th (postmarked by Jan 16, if mailing a check) to secure the discounted rate of $35 per person. After Jan 16 the rate will be $40 per person.
We have reserved a block of 12 rooms at the Residence Inn Long Beach (just east and within walking distance of The Grand). Please reserve your room before January 4, 2016 to receive the discounted price of $129 per room.
Reservation Code: CA Rally Series Awards, or follow the following link to make your reservation:
See you there!
California Rally Series Announces the Return of CRS- 5
The California Rally Series (CRS) is proud to announce the return of the large displacement, two-wheel drive class known as CRS-5 for the 2016 rally season. This class was put on hiatus after a period of low participation in the 2012 and 2013 seasons. However, the 2015 rally season saw a surge in vehicles that would have been eligible to compete in CRS-5, but were classified into Open class instead, where they were forced to compete against all-wheel drive cars. Recognizing the demand from competitors who want to race high-horsepower two-wheel drive cars and trucks, the CRS Board of Governors unanimously voted to reinstate the CRS-5 class for the upcoming 2016 season. The return of competition to CRS-5 promises to be a boon to spectators who enjoy watching powerful two-wheel drive cars and trucks getting sideways and throwing up big rooster tails!
CRS-5 is open to all two-wheel drive vehicles that are above the adjusted displacement limits of the CRS-2 class. Examples include large displacement engines such as V6 and V8 motors, as well as turbocharged four-cylinder vehicles. Modifications to stock vehicles are not limited so long as they remain two-wheel drive. Vehicles must also conform to all safety regulations of the sanctioning body governing the event.
As a further consequence of the return of CRS-5, Open class will once again be designated Open 4wd, and be limited to all wheel drive vehicles only.
The California Rally Series is the premier performance rally championship in the southwestern United States. The Series incorporates events from various sanctioning bodies in order to create a meaningful regional championship for its members. The Series celebrates more than 40 continuous years of performance rally, making it the longest running rally series in the United States. To learn more about the California Rally Series visit www.californiarallyseries.com and follow @crspress on twitter.
2015 BoG Meeting Minutes Posted
Want to know what to expect from the CRS in 2016? Check out the Board of Governors Meeting Minutes. Info on the 2016 CRS Rally Calendar, RallyX, and much more. All contained within!
CRS 40th Anniversary Polo Available Now!
In honor of 40 years of competition in the Southwest, the CRS is proud to offer its limited edition performance polo. Made of moisture wicking micro-mesh and available in your choice of white or red, the CRS 40th Anniversary polo is $25 (add $1 per size above 2XL) and may be shipped $3.50 per polo or picked up at the CRS Annual Awards Banquet on .
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CRS Rally Standings Have Been Updated!!!
Click the Rally Standings link in the top menu to get the latest CRS standing after Gorman! Only one round left!!! The CRS is off to Prescott for the final round of the 2014 Championship!!!
California Rally Series Championship Heats up at the Gorman Ridge Rally
Los Angeles – The Gorman Ridge Rally celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary August 23 as the penultimate round of the California Rally Series (CRS) Championship. The event is the closest rally to the Los Angeles metropolitan area, located in the Hungry Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Park, which makes it convenient for both competitors and spectators alike. This year features over forty-four miles of twisty, challenging stages that will keep teams competing from the morning to well after sunset.
Twenty-two teams are scheduled to take the start. Open class is dominated by Subarus as usual, with five of them expected to be duking it out for the overall win. Todd McAllister, the current points leader in Open class, will be hoping to extend his lead over Kris Psara, who is fresh off a double win at the Mendocino Rally last month. Expected to be trading stage times with the points leaders are the consistent John Trucks, who is a close third in the standings, veteran Doug Chernis, who took the Open class victory here in 2011, and newcomer David Ault, who showed impressive speed at Mendocino, his first event as a driver. With this tight competition, Open class promises to provide lots of excitement on Saturday.
In the small displacement, two-wheel drive CRS-2 class, Markus and Alicia Saarinen will be the ones to watch in their Mini Cooper. The team swept class wins during both days of the Idaho Rally, and pulled off a first place on Saturday and a second place on Sunday at Mendocino. This momentum could help them extend their lead in the CRS-2 class. They face competition from the father/son team of Bret and Doug Robinson, competing in a VW Golf. The Robinsons are traditionally very fast, but some mechanical issues plagued their car at the Idaho Rally. Hopefully the gremlins have been sorted and they have a clean run at Gorman.
Husband and wife team Tony Chavez and Raquel Salas have been dominating the two-wheel drive production based Performance Stock (P-Stock) class all season in their VW Golf. They hope to extend their winning streak at Gorman this weekend. Rumor has it the team is building a new car in order to step up to CRS-2 next season, so they have eyes on clinching this class championship before moving on.
In its 25th year, the Gorman Ridge Rally is based in Lebec, CA, located just one hour north of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The rally features 44 miles of hard-packed dirt stages located within the Hungry Valley Off-Road Vehicle park. For more information on the Gorman Ridge Rally visit http://gormanridgerally.com/.
The California Rally Series is the premier performance rally championship in the southwestern United States. The Series incorporates events from various sanctioning bodies in order to create a meaningful regional championship for its members. The Series celebrates more than 35 continuous years of performance rally, making it the longest running rally series in the United States. To learn more about the California Rally Series visit www.californiarallyseries.com and follow @crspress on twitter.