Those who attended Rialto Off-Road Raceway's time-trial event (see "Paradigm Shift," OR Aug. '04 issue) had a chance to run the track against the clock for the best time. Racers and fans were also treated to a few rounds of fender-to-fender shootouts, with several trucks mixing it up over ROR's jumps and turns. ROR owners Jen Coleman and Greg Gagnon decided to provide a whole day of dirt wars to the delight of racers and fans. The consensus? ROR has a winner on its hands.
Wanna jump in?ROR has several classes to choose from. If you show up with a truck that meets safety requirements and doesn't seem to fit any particular class, ROR will put you in a class or create one for you. Dirt Wars participants are also required to wear racing suits and helmets. Here's a brief rundown of the current ROR classes:
Driver must be a member of United Prerunners. Lifetime membership is $15.
All vehicles are required to have a minimum four-point rollcage and racing fuel cell.
Prerunner class: These trucks fit into the Prerunner class at MDR events and SCORE's Sportsman Truck class.
Open-Wheel Buggy class: SCORE-legal 1-2 1600 buggies and 5-1600 Baja Bugs
Open-Wheel Unlimited Buggy class: Super 1600 and SCORE class 5 Unlimited Baja Bugs
Stadium Truck class: older Mickey Thompson, PACE, and non-current CORR trucks
Pro class: current CORR trucks
Weekend Warrior class: SCORE class 9 buggies and other vehicles that don't fit other class descriptions
If three or more like vehicles do not fit other class descriptions, a new class will be created for these vehicles