What is 100tracks?
100Tracks is the most inovating off road championship in Romania. The only off road competition held under the FIA (International Federation of Automobile) patronage. Beeing the most active 4X4 community in Romania, the competition is organised by people with more than 20 years experience in the off road world. In 2015, 100Tracks was able to gather at the START line more than 130 crews, 260 competitors and more than 3000 km on rought terrain in 30 days gathered throughout the year.
100TRACKS TRAINING COURSES
Main purpose of “100Tracks Off Road Academy” is driving skills improvement for the 4X4/SUV drivers and owners. The content and schedule of the courses is the result of the collaboration with several highly qualified institutions such as Romanian Police, Natura 2000, Salvamont Rescue and IGSU (General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations).
DRIVING ON ROUGH TERRAIN
Anticipating car’s position on rough terrain and approaching different types of landforms is highly important when it comes to every 4X4 passionate skills.
GPS AND ROAD-BOOK NAVIGATION TRAINING
A tablet, smartphone, GPS device and the road-book are key elements when crossing rough terrain and help you stay on the right track.
4X4 SPECIFIC MANEUVERS
Any 4X4 car has its physical and geometrical limits, but it’s essential to get the most out of the vehicle in extreme cases and even exceed the car’s capabilities with different metods.
RECOVERING THE CAR POSITION ON OFF ROAD TERRAIN
Recovering your car position from unexpected situations or from previous mistakes of handling it on the heavy terrain is one of the most important aspects in the off road world.
OVERCOMING OBSTACLES TECHNIQUES
Off road terrain has lots of obstacles that can be overcomed with different type of techniques. Choosing the right way to get through them is essential while crossing such a terrain.
When encountering technical issues while off roading, knowing the basics of mechanics can help you by making temporarily fixups for getting the car back on the road until a more detailed inspection.
HOW DOES A 4X4/SUV WORK
To squeeze more of your car performances, first you must know what makes it a 4X4.
OFF ROAD HISTORY
History, tradition, way of living. The evolution of this phenomenon from the begginings until today’s off road.
OFF ROAD AREAS IN ROMANIA
An useful guide about the off road areas, points of interest and the advice coming from people with a solid background in the “car vs. wild” relationship.
10 BASIC RULES IN OFF ROAD
01. Don’t drive alone on rough terrain
02. Make sure you have your car’s tank full
03. Take a towing cable and an eyelet, just in case
04. If you forget the knife, the lantern and the lighter, GO BACK
05. Take tools with you so you don’t get bored, if necessary
06. Don’t forget you run with water and food, for sure you will remember too late
07. MAP – COMPASS – SMARTPHONE – TABLET and a car charger
08. Follow the rules when driving on public roads
09. Protect the nature so you will return welcomed again
10. Notify someone about the area you will go
Tips and tricks
GETTING THE CAR READY
Towing cable, 5-10 m
One or two eyelets
Flat tire repair kit
First aid kit
2L+ fire extinguisher
GETTING US READY
Proper footwear and apparel
Minimum of extra gear
(compass, penknife, lantern, etc)
(sleeping bag, neoprene, etc.)
(CB station, walkie talkie, etc)
Tablet or smartphone with GPS connection
GPS navigation app on your mobile device
Outdoor GPS device