Great Lakes Raptor Excursions (GLRE), Mid-Atlantic Ford Raptor Association (MAFRA) and Rausch Creek Off Road Park (RCORP) have teamed the up to give Raptor owner in the Mid-Atlantic region the opportunity to run at faster speeds on a closed course. The events are tailored for the Raptor owners who are taking their truck for the first time on a high speed course and for the Raptor owners that just need the high speed fix “It’s addicting”. These small events also give the new comer the opportunity to see what to expect at the larger multi-day event and the seasoned driver time to improve their skills.
- This is not a Race, but you can drive as fast as you want.
- You MUST wear a helmet while running the course at speed.
- What GLRE, MAFRA and RCORP staff tells you goes or you go.
These are one day events that start early (8:30 AMish) in the morning with a drivers meeting so the representatives for GLRE, MAFRA and RCORP can go over what each drive should expect and what is expected from the participants. From there a parade lap or two will be taken so everyone can see the course and get a good idea of what in store for you. Now it’s time for the fun to begin, the trucks will line up and the GLRE/MAFRA staff will send the first truck out on the course and from there space them out enough that gives everyone the opportunity to run the course at the speed that is comfortable to them. You can take as many laps as you what, just get back in line and wait your turn. At about noon we take a break to eat and possibly make a course change.
As for the terrain the high speed area has several elevation changes, numerous turns and straightaways with most of the trail being like hard packed gravel roads. And yes you may have heard Rausch Creek has rocks, nothing like King of the Hammers but they are there. One might even say the high speed area in like what you may Baja without the sand.
If this is your first time at this kind of event there are always plenty of seasoned drives there that are more than willing the share with you their experiences to make you day that much better. They are also the opportunity for you to ride with them to see how they drive the course of for them to ride with you for them to give you pointers as you negotiate the course.
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