Getting the 2022 Rallycross season started has been challenging. The Maple Leaf Rally Club (MLRC) Rallycross event scheduled for January 30th was cancelled due to provincial restrictions on group events. Now, mother nature is throwing a monkey wrench into things.

The Kitchener Waterloo Rally Club (KWRC) was scheduled the kick-off of its season last weekend. A two-day Rallycross event on February 12th and 13th, and Demaras Racing planned on attending. Rumors about track conditions continued to swirl as raceday approached, so Daniel and Chris decided to error on the side of caution and stay in Toronto. It was a fortuitous decision.

Despite all efforts from the RX organizer, even with competitors at the track ready to go, the event was cancelled just before it began.

I’m sorry to say the Sunday rallycross is cancelled. We tried to run today but the mud and water on the track was too deep. Since our setup on Friday all the rain and above freezing temperatures cause a bunch of water to accumulate in the low areas. At points the water was 6-8 inches deep for 40 feet or more. Matt and Kirk did get their cars around the course but it would have got worse. Although it will be colder tonight it would take more than one night to dry things up. The track was great when we set it up on Tuesday and we didn’t expect the weather to warm up so much. It’s a real disappointment to both the competitors and the organizers.

Kitchener Waterloo Rally Club

Much respect to KWRC’s Martin Loveridge for trying everything possible to let the green flag fly on the event (change of location, delay start time, etc.) but sometimes the tough decision is the right decision. Demaras Racing looks forward to future RX events with the KWRC.

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