RALLY COLORADO 2020 featured Rally Cars tackling over 120 miles of twisting dirt stage road divided into 14 stages. That averages to just over 10 miles per stage, emphasizing the rally’s endurance challenge. Rugged mountains, vast plains, deep canyons, and high mesas make up the geographically diverse region.
Even altitude takes its toll. Rangely sits 5,300ft above sea level. In naturally aspirated vehicles, that elevation will result in a 15-20% power loss. Adaptability, skill, and planning will make all the difference in each contestant’s success.
Rally Colorado also has greater visibility for enthusiasts who want to be there on race day. A lack of trees in the high desert allows for terrific sight-lines and uninterrupted views of the surrounding scenery for spectators and competitors alike.
“Rally Colorado is a real driver's race,” said 2017 & 2019 rally winner Dave Brown. “The roads are the best I've driven yet and are worthy of the WRC. They are technically challenging for both driver and co-driver because no two turns are alike and everything is constantly changing: speed, cadence, dirt, incline, surroundings. Everything.”
All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, rally activities are not open to the public for the 2020 event. Anyone interested in spectating should consider volunteering as you would have the best and only seats in the house to see and experience the race first hand. Visit the volunteer link to learn more about the different roles available.
All participants must be either ARA licensed (competitors, their crew members, media, officials) or registered on the ARA web site working as a volunteer. Service area and stage access will be strictly limited to these participants with the access points controlled.
The event operations will be conducted in a manner to comply with social distancing and other local public health requirements and recommendations. Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you volunteering at the event.
Sam blames it all on Joseph! She met him in 2014 at the Land's End Hill Climb, a Colorado Hill Climb Association event where she was spectating. After volunteering to sit in the silly seat...