American Rally Association Expands to 19 Events, Adds Central Region for 2022
Speedway, Ind. ~ After a season full of excitement and championship chases, but limited by several events being cancelled, postponed or adjusted, the American Rally Association, presented by DirtFish will return to its full field of nineteen events in 2022.
The 2022 ARA National Championship schedule was released in October, and will feature a nine-race season starting with the annual Sno*Drift Rally in Atlanta, Mich. The schedule will also include the return of the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally as a National Championship event after being forced into a basic regional role due to local permitting issues.
All nine National events will host a a two-day ARA Super Regional, with points going towards the events respective ARA Regional Championship. On top of those nine rallies, there will be three additional Super Regionals in 2022, including the recently added Bristol Forest Rally on May 13-14 as part of the ARA East Regional Championship. Rally Colorado will return at the end of July (final date TBA) as a two-day West Super Regional and the Show-Me Rally will end the season on November 4-5 as part of newly configured ARA Central Region.
The rest of the 2022 ARA Regional schedule will consist of seven Basic Regionals, or one-day rallies that cover fewer miles than a Super Regional. The season started with the Nemadji Trail Rally in Minnesota on December 4 (Kyle Tilley and Sarah Freeze took home the overall win). The Ojibwe Forests Rally group is pleased to be bringing back the Headwaters Rally on May 7. Summer Sno*Drift will be held on July 16, followed by Missouri Ozark Rally on July 30. Tour de Forest is ready to return on September 10, followed by the Oregon Regional Rally (organized by the Oregon Trail Rally group) at the end of September or beginning of October. Rally Nevada will finish out the season and help crown the Western Regional champion on November 5.
ARA Super Regional and Basic Regional Schedule:
ARA National Championship, presented by DirtFish (each round includes a Super Regional):
With a full-slate of events, the ARA will be implementing a three-region format starting in 2022: East, Central and West. The new regions will help promote more competition, for both the National and Regional Championships. Regional competitors will be able to compete for multiple championships across regions and will be able to utilize one crossover event to gain points for another regional championship.
The 2022 ARA National Championship, presented by DirtFish kicks off February 18-19 with the annual Sno*Drift Rally in Atlanta, Mich. Event registration and ARA licensing are expected to open after January 1st.