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Competitor Information


To Compete in an ARA event you need an ARA Competition license. Single Event and Annual Licenses are available. 

All Drivers and Co-Drivers must hold a valid state driver's license and be in good health.

A digital copy of your ARA license will be available to download directly from your confirmation e-mail.

A Hard Card is also available for purchase during licensing.

Event Entry

Event entries open throughout the year - typically 6+ weeks before an event date. An email with opening date and supplemental regulations for the event will be sent before an event opens. Sign up for Emails in footer to make sure to get these notices.

Event entry requires an active ARA Driver License, plus co-driver and vehicle information and payment of the event entry fee.  

The event entry fee includes event entry and American Rally Association event insurance, one single set of Jemba produced course notes at events that provide them, one set of service crew instructions, one service space at all service areas. Some events may offer extras that will be details in their supps.

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Novice Tips


Rally can be an intimidating challenge for an inexperienced driver, co-driver, or team. There are a lot of rules and steps to follow when preparing for your first event. So we've written down some our best tips and instructions for new rallyists. Check out these ARA Novice Tips before signing up for your first rally event. Also be sure to give these tips a read before beginning the build process if you're putting together a new car or bringing an older one up to modern spec.

Contingency Programs


Every Partner of the American Rally Association offers either a Discount or Contingency Program.  These programs exist to support the competitors, every competitor, who challenge ARA events. Available to both Regional and National level teams, ARA Contingency Programs give opportunities for discounts to those who perform well at all National-level ARA events. 

Rules and Bulletins


Rules are what allow fair and safe competition throughout the country. The rule book for ARA is divided into several parts for easy reading, the General Competition Rules (GCR) detail the conduct of organizers and competitors, the Rally Competition Rules (RCR) define how rally events are run, and the Technical Rules make sure that competition vehicles are safe and meet the requirements of ARA competitive classes. 

Bulletins are updates to the rule book that are applied throughout the season. 

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