ARA Contingency Programs
The AMSOIL Contingency Program will be available to all ARA Regional and National Rally Teams who register in advance of their first 2019 ARA Regional or National Rally of the year and run AMSOIL lubricants in their rally cars. The program will recognize first, second, third, fourth, and fifth place results in ARA combined Regional and National classes at each 2019 ARA National Rally Championship event.
To be eligible for the 2019 AMSOIL Contingency Program, competitors must be properly registered in advance of the rally, have two (2) AMSOIL stickers placed on their rally cars in designated locations and be willing to sign an affidavit stating that they are using AMSOIL lubricants in their rally car. AMSOIL will be awarding prizes based on finishing results in class - first in class will receive a $250 AMSOIL Certificate, second will earn a $150 certificate, third will be awarded a $100 certificate, fourth and fifth will both be given $50 certificates.
National and Regional classes must have a combined minimum of five (5) entries per class to qualify for participation in the 2019 AMSOIL Contingency Program.
The Cooper Tires Program will be available to all ARA Regional and National Rally Teams who register in advance of their first 2019 ARA Regional or National Rally of the year and run Cooper M+S Rally tires on all four wheels of the rally cars. Competitors must register in advance of their first 2019 ARA Regional or National Rally of the year and agree to run Cooper M+S Rally tires on all four wheels of their rally cars.
Any team competing in vehicles with Cooper M+S Rally tires on their rally car, along with proof of purchase from an authorized Cooper Tire dealer and Cooper Tire decals properly installed on their rally car, is eligible to register for the Cooper Tire Contingency Program.
Cooper Tires will award prizes based on finishing results in class - first in class will receive a full set of four Cooper M+S Rally tires, second in class will receive two tires and third place will receive one tire. National and Regional classes must have a combined minimum of four entries per class to qualify for participation in the 2019 Cooper Tire Contingency Program. If an ARA National Rally event weekend hosts multiple Regional Rally events, the overall results from each Regional Rally run that weekend will be combined with the National Rally results to determine placement for 2019 Cooper Tire Contingency Program prizes.
The company will also continue its social media program for national events. Cooper Contingency Teams that participate with a minimum of five social media posts during a national weekend and utilize #TeamCooperTire and tag @TeamCooperTire and @ARA_Rally are eligible. The winner will receive their choice of four Cooper M+S Rally Tires, Passenger Tires or Light Truck Tires.
The Subaru Rally Contingency Program offers discounted rally entry coupons for all Subaru owners and rewards for the top three finishers at ARA National Rally Championship events driving 2015 Model Year or newer Subaru WRX and WRX STI vehicles. In total, Subaru will offer over $15,000 worth of rewards at every ARA national-level event this year and $135,000 over the year.
For those teams targeting the top steps of the ARA podium, the Subaru Rally Contingency Program offers $7,000 per ARA national championship rally for the top three finishing Subaru 2015+ WRX and WRX STI drivers. The winning eligible Subaru at each rally will earn $3,500, the second fastest will win $2,500, and the third $1,000.
The Subaru Contingency also offers incentives to drivers who prepare eligible vehicles for rally competition use through the New Car Build Start Bonus. Registered entrants who start at least three ARA national-level events this season in a brand new 2015+ WRX or WRX STI will earn a one-time $5,000 start bonus.
Also returning in 2019 is the most popular portion of Subaru of America’s rally support program; the entry-fee discount for Subaru drivers. The Subaru Early Entry Fee will be $500 below the event’s posted Early Entry Fee for a national entry for the first ten eligible entries, and $300 below the posted Early Entry Fee for the first ten regional entries. This entry fee credit is available to ANY class of Subaru entered.
The Hoosier Tire Contingency Program will be available to all ARA Regional and National Rally Teams who register in advance of their first 2019 ARA Regional or National Rally of the year and run Hoosier Gravel Rally tires on their rally cars. The program will recognize first, second, third, and fourth place finishers in all five classes of ARA National and Regional competitors at all nine ARA National Rally events in 2019. Any team competing in vehicles with Hoosier Gravel Rally Tires on all four corners of their rally car, along with proof of purchase from an authorized dealer is eligible to register for the Hoosier Contingency Program.
Hoosier will be awarding prizes based on finishing results in class - first in class will receive a full set of 4 Hoosier Gravel Rally tires, while second in class will receive 3 tires, third place will earn 2 tires, and fourth in class will earn 1 tire. National and Regional classes must have a combined minimum of five (5) entries per class to qualify for participation in the 2018 Hoosier Contingency Program. If an ARA National Rally event weekend also hosts multiple Regional Rally events, the overall results from each Regional Rally run that weekend will be combined to determine placement for Hoosier Contingency Program prizes.
VP Racing Fuel
VP Racing Fuels discounted pre-order offers return for 2020 in an expanded program. Competitors can order fuel delivered directly to the paddock at each event on the 2020 ARA rally schedule.
For 2020 VP Racing Fuels can be ordered direct by filling out the linked form up to two weeks before the start of an ARA national, super regional, or regional level event. VP has also expanded their product offerings to ARA competitors who pre-order. For the 2020 season, they will offer three different fuel blends to fulfill the needs of nearly all rally competitors. MS109E, Rally Max, X85 Ethanol and Motorsport 100 fuels will all be available to competitors this year.
Deadlines to per-order VP Racing Fuels for each event:
Idaho Rally International – June 27
Rally Colorado - July 24
Empire State Performance Rally - Oct. 9
Headwaters Rally – TBA
Show Me Rally – September 19
Tour de Forest Rally – TBA
Nemadji Trail Rally II – November 231
National Rally Championship
Sno*Drift Rally – January 10
100 Acre Wood Rally – March 7
Olympus Rally – April 13
Oregon Trail Rally – May 15
Southern Ohio Forest Rally – June 5
New England Forest Rally – July 17
Ojibwe - August 14
Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally – Sept. 4
Lake Superior Performance Rally – October 2
The Ford Performance Contingency Program will recognize First, Second, and Third place results in the O4WD and O2WD National classes for 2019 with available cash awards totaling $4,500 per event. First place in each class will receive $750, while Second place will receive $500, and Third place $250. The podium rewards total $1,500 per eligible class at each 2019 ARA National Championship Series rally.
Additionally, if a Ford competitor wins the ARA National Rally Championship in either the Open 2WD or Open 4WD classes while driving a properly-registered Ford vehicle, regardless of year or model, they will be eligible for a $2,500 championship bonus. These two championship bonuses make the total value of the Ford Performance Contingency Program $31,000 in 2019.
The Contingency Program will require a separate online registration, independent from ARA event registration. This process must be completed at least one week prior to a team's first ARA National Rally of the 2019 season and only needs to be done once for the year.