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American Rally Association Finalizes Rules for Side By Sides

Speedway, Indiana (June 26, 2018)

The American Rally Association (ARA) has announced a finalized version of its Side-By-Side (SXS) rule set. These updated rules will supersede the preliminary rules posted in April.

ARA has discussed bringing Side-By-Sides and UTVs to national-level rally competition since our inception and, in November of last year, made the commitment to see them on ARA stage roads in 2018. Supporting ARA in that endeavor is Textron Offroad, one of the country's top Side-By-Side manufacturers. The 2018 Side-By-Side rules outline general build guidelines for competitors and also define build requirements for the Pro Stock and Pro Modified SXS classes. These two classes are analogous to the Open and Limited classes in cars, with Pro Stock limiting amount of allowed modification to a vehicle and Pro Modified allowing more customization.

Expect to see Side-By-Sides on ARA stage roads at Idaho Rally International, just outside Boise, Idaho on September 15-16 and at the Tour de Forest Rally, coming to Shelton, Washington on October 6-7.

To see the finalized ARA Side-By-Side rules head over to or click the link here.

About American Rally Association (ARA)

A member-driven organization dedicated to the sport of Stage Rally, the American Rally Association provides a transparent, inclusive, and growing sanctioning body to competitors throughout America. A 501 (c)(3) non-profit and wholly owned subsidiary of the United States Auto Club (USAC), ARA is led by seasoned Stage Rally professionals who work hand in hand with an experienced Board of Directors to deliver a framework for safety, competition, promotion, and education for all aspects of the sport. The common goal of our members, volunteers, and organization is a thriving Stage Rally program in America.

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