RallyCross is when one vehicle at a time is timed over a clearly defined course, with elapsed time and appropriate penalties (i.e. cones or off course) being the determining factor for awards. This shall not preclude the running of more than one vehicle at a time, provided they are separated on course by adequate time and distance to eliminate any possibility of a passing situation. Events are usually held on an unpaved, flat surfaces, where the course generally consists of short straight sections and connecting turns or corners. These courses generally emphasize vehicle handling and agility rather than speed or power.