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'Autocross' Sunday at CWC; it's a new event for Rendezvous

Jul 18, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer

Autocross, a new event sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Rebels Car Club, makes its debut this Sunday morning at Central Wyoming College and will be a part of Riverton's Rendezvous celebration.

The event will allow drivers in three classes including stock, modified stock and super modified, to compete in timed runs on a closed course in the parking lot of the Robert A. Peck Arts Center.

Event organizers will lay out a course in the parking lot and each driver should get three attempts to navigate the course, according to organizer Randy Nipper, president of the Rocky Mountain Rebels Car Club.

"We expect 30-35 miles-per-hour top speeds. We can't get too speedy," Nipper said.

Each run around the course should take about one minute, according to Nipper.

"We'll lay out a road course. It will have sharp curves," Nipper said.

The event is open to all. There is a registration fee of $30. Trophies will be awarded to the winners, and most of the entry fees will be awarded as prize money, according to Nipper.

The event starts at 8 a.m. and each car will undergo a "tech inspection." Participants may be required to have a breath alcohol test for safety.

"It's something new. We have no idea how many will participate," Nipper said, encouraging licensed drivers to bring their cars and give the road course a try.

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