May 16, 2022

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The Car & Automotive Devotees

You Need To Go To A Rallycross Event, But Bring A Full-Sized Spare Tire

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I recently had the rare opportunity to take my 2012 Acura TSX wagon on a coned off-road course at an SCCA rallycross event. Mind you, this humble little station wagon wasn’t built to go offroad, but I did anyway. And after the experience, I’m 100% hooked. But before you take your car to a rallycross racing event, be sure to have a spare tire.

A brief recap of the sensations you’ll feel at rallycross

Autocross and rallycross are the two cheapest ways to get into performance driving. You can become an SCCA member if you plan on attending these events frequently. But for me personally, I didn’t think I’d be going back often, and paid the $65 flat fee to attend. I had also purchased a $200 SNELL-rated helmet, though if you’re not looking to spend that much, many events have rental helmets available.