The Rally4Vets Top Dog Championship™ is back for 2022!
Once again, military veterans, active-duty servicemen and servicewomen, and supporters will compete as Service teams in a motorsport competition to support disabled veterans struggling with PTSD!
Each military service will have its own team. Teams will compete in a day-long TrackCross event on the Shenandoah Circuit at Summit Point Raceway, West Virginia.
Not a veteran? While priority registration will be offered to military veterans and active-duty soldiers but we’re all part of the same American team! If there’s an open slot you can race for that Service. Do you have a relative that served in the Navy? Join the Navy team.
This event will be filled with camaraderie, nostalgia, and healthy competition. Service Teams will compete for the coveted Top Dog trophy and individual class medals.
All funds raised will be used to provide service dogs and suicide prevention programs to disabled veterans. Our charity partner for 2022 is Veterans Moving Forward,which provides free, fully-trained services dogs to veterans.
There is no better way to have fun on the track and be part of the “Race to End Veteran Suicide.”
See you on October 22nd!
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The Top Dog Trophy
Thomas Lyte Ltd. in the UK has created our Top Dog Trophy. It’s not as large as the Indy 500 trophy Helio Castroneves kissed after winning his fourth Indy 500, but you will love being part of a winning service team just as much!
How Your Service Team Can Win
the Top Dog Trophy
The 2022 Driving Competition
8 Military Service teams compete for points in a TrackCross competition on Summit Point’s Shenandoah Circuit
No racecar or motorsports experience is necessary, you can use your daily driver!
A trained, support dog can save a disabled veteran’s life. Service Dogs require a lot of training; their financial cost bars many disabled veterans from benefitting from their support. But we have the opportunity to help!
We’ve teamed up with Veterans Moving Forwardso we can provide Service Dogs to our disabled brethren. Veterans Moving Forward specializes in training service dogs and provides them free of charge to disabled veterans in need.
Your participation will help save a veteran’s life.
Inter-Service Motorsports Competition Summit Point Raceway, West Virginia October 10, 2021
The Rally4Vets Top Dog Championship™ is an incredibly fun, inter-Service, TrackCross competition designed to raise funds for military veterans battling PTSD. 80 drivers, composed of military veterans, active-duty personnel, and civilian supporters, compete as services teams in a day-long TrackCross event — guaranteed to spark joy, camaraderie, and empowerment. All funds raised are used to provide fully-trained service dogs, completely free of charge, to veterans dealing with PTSD.
Event Schedule: 7:00 am: Registration and Tech Open 8:00 am: Drivers Meeting / Novice Classroom 9:00 am: Heat A on Course 1 10:30 am: Heat B on Course 1 12:00 pm: Lunch and Touring Laps 1:00 pm: Heat C on Course 2 2:30 pm: Heat D on Course 2 4:30 pm: Class Awards Ceremony and Presentatin of the Top Dog Trophy
Full details on safety are contained in the Safety & Tech and FAQ pages. We will be complying with all Summit Point Raceway safety regulations. This is a competition but we have structured the event to allow novice drivers to participate and bring real value to their team. You don’t need a race car to participate. In fact, we expect many participants will be using their daily driver, which is just fine.
Trackcross, TrackCross, Circuitcross – these are different names for the same type of event held since the mid-2000s at Virginia Int’l Raceway, Summit Point Motorsports Park, and Dominion Raceway.
Think of this event as a fast autocross for streetcars, except we’ll be running on a twisty section of Summit Point’s Jefferson Circuit. And, you won’t have any work assignments. How cool is that!
The plan for the day:
1.) Lots of runs and fast fun
2.) Team trophies in each of four classes
3.) A friendly competition to see which Service Chief will hold the rotating overall Service Trophy until 2022 (wouldn’t you like to be the team presenting the trophy to your Chief of Staff at the Pentagon?)
4.) Most importantly, we’re generating funds to help veterans struggling with PTSD. Our goal is to raise at least $60,000. Together, we can do this!
This event is perfect for both beginner/novice and experienced drivers. You can run with your daily driver or bring your dedicated track car. We have four separate classes where you can earn points.
If you’ve read this far, be sure to join our email information list to be at the top of the list when we open registration. We have room for just 80 drivers!
Definitely not, in fact, the majority of participants are in stock(ish) street cars or track prepared cars that are often still street legal. Any kind of car, from Kia to Koenigsegg, is usually fine as long as it passes tech.
We use the SCCA’s classing system so you will only be competing against drivers with similar cars. We will be using a handicap system for novice drivers.
This is a team competition, so your team score will be the sum of points scored across all four classes.
Top speed is set by driver skill, the course, your type of car, any modifications to the car, and driver skill.
This event will focus on “the twisty bits” (i.e. multiple technical sets of corners per run) instead of long straightaways. That said, you can certainly go much faster at these than you ever could legally on a public street and/or at a regular autocross. Depending on your car, it’s unlikely you will touch 100 mps.
Military veterans, servicemen, and servicewomen will receive priority access for VetsRally4Vets. We anticipate we will have additional spaces available, and will open registration to the general public. If you are not a current or former member of the military, you will be able to choose which Service you want to compete for!
We have 80 driver slots available to divide among eight uniformed Service teams.
We have established the following teams:
Public Health Service Commissioned Corps
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Officer Corps