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ROAD RALLY eNews — September 2016 Edition
Your Road Rally Roundup of News, Views, and How-Tos
Targa Southland — From Two Fronts!
From the Safety Stewards Seat — Mark Johnson, Atlanta Region

From the Safety Stewards Seat from Mark Johnson, Atlanta Region

It’s been more than a decade since I could call myself an active rallyist. From the mid 1990s through 2005, I was a regular on the Northeastern events. But a southern move, new job and new family all kept my weekends filled and rally events were mostly fly-away events for me.

After a few years of not being able to start anything here in Georgia (my lack of time at fault), I dropped my SCCA membership. A couple of years were between my events, it just didn’t make sense.

Earlier this year, though, I made the call to Topeka - sign me up again, I want to play.

There still weren’t any events locally, or even regionally, but my time was freeing up and I wanted to roam. I’ve written events before, I can do it again.

Then I caught wind of the SCCA Targa Southland, a three-day event mostly focused on racing but with an afternoon road rally thrown into the mix. The goal of the event was to introduce SCCA members to all of the facets of SCCA - autocross, track time and, yes, rally.

A little poking around and I found out Peter Schneider and Bruce Gezon were going to fly down to set up the event, with Schneider returning to run it in early August. I offered up my services to work (the start was 90 minutes from my home) and, next I knew, I was asked to do the check and be the safety steward.

Nothing like coming back at nearly full speed …

The check was, for me, a lot of fun. Most of my runs had been on straight-forward TSD events, a lot of dirt, snow and darkness. This was a very different event - three short Monte Carlo style legs, then a follow the instructions and answer questions along the route.

The three checkpoints all came in the first seven miles, competitors had the mileage and the time for car zero. The general instructions said there would be no creeping penalties, so motor up, wait and then roll in.

One competitor at the end claimed it was the most stressful eleven minutes of their life. But that was said with a pretty big smile, shared by the other 33 teams who did the route.

Through the rest of the event, Gezon and Schneider had put together a beautiful, winding route that really showed off the hills and views of North Georgia. On the SCCA RoadRally Facebook page, I posted a 360 degree video of my favorite three mile stretch of asphalt. Click here to view (does not play on Safari) and enjoy the ride! I’d make the drive back up just to run that road again. And again. And again. 

Through the rest of the event, Gezon and Schneider had put together a beautiful, winding route that really showed off the hills and views of North Georgia. On the SCCA RoadRally Facebook page, I posted a 360 degree video of my favorite three mile stretch of asphalt. I’d make the drive back up just to run that road again. And again. And again.

The questions fell into three levels of difficulty, from easy to fairly difficult. Some were tricky, things like do you see this sign on the left side of the road when it was on the right. Some were tied into notes in the General Instructions and others were just really hard to see and required some keen observations.

One was a spelling trap (the instructions had you looking for, “Cemetary” … and you passed one, with a sign, but the spelling in the routes was intentionally wrong. So, no. Another of my favorites was asking if you passed, “a black and yellow bicycle.” You did pass a black on yellow bicycle sign, but not an actual bicycle. 

For scoring, teams were assigned one point for each second early or late at the three timed controls and 15 points for each incorrect answer. 

The spread was … impressive … and the crowd of non-rallyists could have easily ended their time being grumpy and dissatisfied.

They weren’t. They were buzzing, they were asking about other events. As the sole-Atlanta Region member amongst the workers, several other regional competitors asked if there were more events like this.

I grinned a little, “Not yet.”

In October, I’m going to the Atlanta Region Board Meeeting to talk about rallying. My goal is to put on a few events, of different types, in 2017. I’ll be honoring the format Schneider and Gezon built as it’s proven its value - no one got terribly lost, no one got angry, everyone got in a few laughs. 

When I was a regular, the conversations always turned to why the entry lists were small. We had a cheap fun with a little adventure, but we struggled to grow events. Now that I’m back, I’m seeing a lot of the same issues.

Marketing in online forums is great, fliers probably have run their course. Convincing someone who has never done any sort of motorsport to try one is a big effort, but maybe going after those who are already out in their cars is a great path. 

Partnering with RallyCross or autocross events may be something worth looking at. When they finish crushing cones, have a short GTA event to get them to a restaurant where the awards will be given out. I’m still catching up, but maybe those could be classified as social rallies and be used as a recruiting tool.

Schneider and Gezon deserve a lot of credit for dropping into a new area and, in just a few days, coming up with a great course, a challenging mix of questions and a clean event. My check was pretty easy as I didn’t find any significant issues and only suggested some minor rewording for clarity. 

The audience was receptive at the start, energized during and enthusiastic afterwards - that’s pretty much all you can ask for, isn’t it?

2016 SCCA Targa Southland Rally Recap —  Peter Schneider
The dust has settled and the 2016 SCCA Targa Southland Rally, which was conducted on August 13 is history. By all accounts, based on the comments of the contestants, the event was very well received and was a great break from the heated track competition of the first two days of the event. The rally was designed to be a combination of a simple easy to follow Time-Speed-Distance (TSD) rally and a Question & Answer Gimmick (GTA) event.

At 1PM an hour prior to the start of the rally, we distributed the General Instructions and Route Instructions. We were careful to explain “running on time” and how to get good scores at the TSD controls, pay attention to the official time for car zero and to make sure that each team added their individual rally car number to the official “key” time. In addition, we reminded them to review the General Instructions and that spelling counted. We also let them know that there was a mix of, tricky, hard to see and easy questions used in the rally to keep everyone on their toes.

The idea of the Targa rally was to give everyone a sampling of both TSD and Gimmick rallying, I was at the start of the event to answer any last minute questions and help start cars.

The rally contained four sections, the first section had three Timed Controls. The Route Instructions for each of the three controls contained the mileage and official Car Zero Time (CZT).  All the contestants needed to do was stay on time and “cruise” into the controls “on time”. As one participant stated at the BBQ at the end of the day the first section of the rally was “The Most Stressful 11 Minutes of My Life”. 

All three timed controls were within the first 7.2 miles of the start of the rally, and each included unique challenges. Control 1 was only .20 miles from the start. Each team had to make sure they left the start “on time” (which not all did), accelerate from a standing start to an average of 25MPH, while traveling uphill, around a short ‘S’ curve to the control hidden by a berm. While the control sign was clearly visible, teams only had a second or two to react to the sight of the timing line and adjust their speed to zero the control.  Of the 31 teams competing in the rally portion of the Targa, eight zeroed the control and seven had 1s.

The second Control was 4.3 miles into the course and had a CZT of 7 minutes from the start.  Teams had to average a little under 37MPH to arrive ‘on-time’. The road leading up to the control was wide and twisty and real joy to drive. The drivers who only a short while ago had competed in several hours of time trails at the Atlanta Motorsport Park had to listen to their Navigator to avoid arriving early. Nine teams zeroed the control.

The last control was 7.2 miles into the course and 11 minutes and 30 seconds from the start. This control was easy to spot, as it was at the end of a quarter mile straight-away. The average needed to maintain from the start of the rally was calculated at little under 38MPH. But since the control was located on a narrow country road, teams needed to be up after traveling on about 3 miles on County Routes with posted speeds of 55MPH and 45MPH, to account for the slower roadway on which the control was located. If the teams maintained 38MPH for the entire time between Control 2 and Control 3 and did not have “time in the bag”, they arrived late at the last control as noted by the scores. One team did arrive early, stopped within sight of the control (as allowed in the Generals), could be heard counting down to zero by the control team, only to accurate at the last minute and arrive ‘1’ late at the control. Monte Carlo Controls are not always as easy as they appear.
In addition to the TSD component, the first Section had two questions, one was invalid due to the definition of a rally road, and the second was hard to see immediately after a turn.
  1. Scoring for the remaining 45 miles of the two Sections of the rally was solely based on answering the remaining 19 questions. Bruce Gezon and I designed those questions to be a mix of tricky (based on the Generals), hard to see, and easy to observe. Three questions that stumped most teams, involved:
  2. reversed numbered instructions, both ‘Right at STOP’s, with a simple ‘do you pass’ question, you needed to execute the instructions in numeric ascending order. Only 4 of the 31 teams noticed the trick and answered it correctly 
  3. the next was based on a simple common diamond road sign, a Black Bicycle on a Yellow background. The question asked was “Do you pass a black and yellow bicycle”, of course you don’t, you pass a black bicycle on a yellow sign.  Only 5 teams answered that correctly
  4. the question missed by all but 1 team was “Do you pass a cemetery”, spelled with an ‘a’ not triple ‘e’.
The winning team only missed 3 questions and had a combined TSD score for all three controls of six seconds. The best TSD Score was only two seconds, but they missed eleven questions.

To cap the rally off, the event included a stop at the end of the third Section at Barts Bait & Tackle. A great General Store straight out of the late ‘50s, they served great Ice Cream and Cold Drinks. What was intended as a short 5-minute stop to collect the Answer Sheets and let the contestants to stretch their legs, turned out to be a mini-party with everyone hanging around until the last car arrived, swapping rally ‘war stories’. My wife, Joanne, and I were kept busy collecting Answer Sheets before the newly arrived teams joined the party.

The last Section of the event was a 64-mile transit to the BBQ and Car Show at Camp Jordan just outside of Chattanooga. Photos of each sign used for the Questions were posted and the Official Answers and Critique was distributed. As with most rallies low score won, Targa Points was assigned with 100 points going to the overall winner, 80 points to ‘Dead Last But Finished’, points were equally distributed in between, and zero points going to the two teams that did not start the event due to mechanical issues.

I would like to thank two experienced rallyists: Mark E. Johnson and Greg Smith both from the Atlanta area that came out to work the event as well as the SCCA National Targa staff which made the event work smoothly.

CHECKPOINT CHAT — September 2016
Targa Recap, 2017 Proposed Rule Changes and RRB Membership

I have several items to discuss this month that I believe will be of interest to the road rally community.

First, a recap of the first SCCA Targa event. In my July column I described the response of several members of our community to the request for help in organizing the road rally component of the inaugural SCCA Targa event as a reason for optimism concerning our sport.  Now that the event is in our rearview mirrors I can provide a few more details.

When the request for organizing assistance went out two individuals with extensive experience in writing and organizing rally events quietly stepped forward and offered their services to write a rally that went through the north Georgia mountains ending near Chattanooga. Peter Schneider and Bruce Gezon both stepped forward and offered their services. Peter and Bruce worked together and wrote an event that was very well received by the entrants. The event wasn’t strictly a course, tour or GTA, but a good old-fashioned road rally that combined elements of several formats. 

The rally started with several Monte Carlo controls, timed legs where being on time was the determining factor in determining the winner. Montes are a great way to introduce rallying to those contestants who may be math-phobic. No calculations are required. The ideal arrival times are given. The later part of the event was a sign-hunt format with about one-third easy questions, one-third more challenging questions and one-third difficult questions.

The event was viewed very favorably by the contestants. According to the Targa organizer, the talk at the Saturday night gathering/party, all the talk amongst the competitors was not about their experiences on the tracks or autocross courses, but about how much fun they had on the Rally even though most of them had no clue what they were going to be doing on the Rally. This came as a complete and pleasant surprise to the organizers, and probably to the participants themselves.

Bruce and Peter were ably assisted by Mark E. Johnson from Athens, Georgia who pre-checked the event and worked controls. 

Thank you again to Bruce, Peter and Mark for showing that a quality event aimed at first-timers can be successfully and quickly organized. Well done!

Second, a few comments on the proposed 2017 Road Rally Rule changes. The RoadRally Board released for public comment proposed rule changes as an addendum to the August minutes. You can read them here. These proposed rule changes were also sent to our mailing list of rally event organizers.

The RRB is accepting comments up to the October meeting. Send your comments to rrb@scca.com. We’ve heard from a number of people already. Don’t miss your opportunity to give the RRB your feedback.

Finally, it is time for my annual request that those of you who may wish to serve on the SCCA RoadRally Board in 2017 to make that desire known. The members of the RRB are expected to serve three-year terms and are appointed annually by the SCCA Board of Directors. An email to rrb@scca.com with a brief rally resume is the method by which to make your intention known. 

I don’t know how many openings we’ll have in 2017. I do know that the BOD will require the RRB to have an odd number of members, currently 5, but we could grow to 7.

As always, I welcome your questions or comments to rbireta@gmail.com.
Rich Bireta, RRB Chairman

For your reference, the following is the letter Chairman Bireta sent to the list of road rally organizers — Cheryl Lynn, RReNews

Dear Rally Organizer,  

I am writing you today in my capacity as Chair of the SCCA Road Rally Board.   

At the August meeting the RRB released a series of proposed Road Rally rule changes to take effect January 1, 2017. These proposed changes were sent to all Rally Chairs and Rallymasters and published in the SCCA FastTrak newsletter. 

The RRB is seeking your comments and views on these proposals.   

I want to emphasize that the RRB has not reached a final decision on any of these proposals.  A majority of the Board agreed that these proposals had enough merit to be released for comments from the broader rally community. The RRB will vote during the October and November meetings on the changes to be adopted for 2017. 

The RRB would like to hear your opinions on these proposals. If you would like your voice to be heard please provide your feedback by October 8 by sending an email to rrb@scca.com or, if you prefer, to me directly by replying to rbireta@gmail.com. Your opinion matters. The final disposition of these proposals will be determined in large part by feedback from the rally community. You need not express an opinion on all of the proposals. Feel free to comment on any or all of the proposals.

Thank you for taking the time to express your opinion.

As always, I welcome your questions or comments to rbireta@gmail.com.

Rich Bireta, RRB Chairman

United States Road Rally Challenge - Nov 4-6th

USRRC is 52 Days Away!

Come join New England Region of SCCA as it celebrates 50 years of Ted Goddard and Covered Bridges. Covered Bridge 50 Road Rally and A Bridge Too Far, will be headquartered at Mount Snow Resort, West Dover, VT on the weekend of November 4-6, 2016.   

Scott Beliveau of the New England Region has sent us the Registration formlast week, and he hopes to have the Registration up within the next few weeks. A race photo in RReNews? Ted on left on a race day in New England; we liked it as an "era" photo from his life's work in motorsports!

Graves "Opens" The Archives a Bit Further
1979 Press On Regardless album, by Su Kemper 

Hi, Rallyists and Rally fans –

I started rallying with Glen Region SCCA back around 1965, and continued competing in TSD rallies at various levels for a number of years. In 1972, I lived in Michigan for a few months after leaving the Navy, and encountered there a new (to me) kind of rallying, exemplified by the Press On Regardless Rally and its “Press On” spirit.

I was soon hooked, and began navigating and driving in special stage rallies, such as the MONY series, followed by competition in the very first SCCA Pro Rallies, and a couple WRC rallies, in 1973 and 1974. 

As I continued to rally over the years, I accumulated reams of rally memorabilia, which I retained even after drifting away from rallying when I moved from the East coast to California in the 1980s. After I retired from the software business, I have rekindled my rally interest, and have endeavored to make my Rally History archives available to anyone who is interested. You will find my personal rally history embedded in many of the albums I am about to describe.

My largest collection of rally images resides on Flickr.com where I have uploaded, at latest count, 80 albums ranging from materials describing the 1949 Press On Regardless to the 2016 Gorman Ridge Rally.  I invite you to browse through all these albums!

All the images are downloadable, with photo credits as indicated. The albums are arranged chronologically (I hope) so you can scan through them in time sequence.  Many of the images are high-resolution, so don’t overlook the opportunity to ”double-click” on individual images, and then zoom-in further by clicking the “+” cursor.

Here are Scott Harvey and Gene Henderson competing together in the 1964 Rallye Monte-Carlo (photo courtesy of Mark Henderson 

In addition to that wide-ranging collection, I also have uploaded materials relevant to the rallying careers of the first two SCCA Pro Rally champions, Scott D. Harvey (1973 champion) and Gene Henderson (1974 champion). My collection of historical items relating to Scott Harvey grew from the wonderful opportunity I had to serve as Scott’s co-driver, from 1976 to 1982. That collection is located here. My album of Gene Henderson rally material came into being as a result of the generosity of Gene’s son Mark Henderson, who made Gene’s extensive memorabilia albums available for scanning. The digitization was ably performed by Brian McMahon, of Ypsilanti, Michigan. Thanks, Mark and Brian! The Gene Henderson album is still a work in progress, but is already accessible here 

I would be pleased to hear any comments or questions you may have. I may be reached via email at  or on Facebook.

I am also interested in publishing memorabilia you may have from these rallies or others of the same type. I am especially interested in obtaining Entry Lists, Results, and photos from any MONY and ORC Rallies, and SCCA Pro Rallies and Divisional Pro Rallies from the era 1973 through 1982, so that I may make them more widely available.

Press On,

Randy GravesSanta Barbara, California

From RReNews — I enjoyed the links last month, and asked Randy to share his efforts with us. Many of you commented on the August Edition that you enjoyed the "vintage" photos and materials. I hope you enjoy further links too! Thank you Mr Graves...Cheryl Lynn

From the Home Office in the Arctic...
Text RoadRally to 22828
Autumn Leaves?
Are you old enough to recall that "crooner song" in one of it's many revivals?
I actually played it during my piano lessons long  ago as well, "The autumn leaves, drift by my window..." and it had a lovely melody – I can "hear" it now, ha!

Here in the  Arctic, my office window reveals more golden-than-green leaves on the branches of the birch trees. The North Slope Oilfields already have seen their first snow of "winter". I have begun my annual chant of "I am not ready for winter."

We have seen a great swell of rally participation across America this year. How many of you are trekking to the Covered Bridge 50 and A Bridge to  Far to celebrate Ted Goddard in the New England Region and the United States Road Rally Challenge over the November 4-6th Weekend? Rumor is that we'll have one team down from Alaska, and I wish them well on their adventure!

On Thursday, September 15th, I will be heading out to recon and lay down the USRRC 2017 route!  Gail Engblom and I will depart out for adventure and camaraderie that only rallying provides! Do YOU have your calendar marked out for your North to Alaska adventure over the September 14-18th, 2017 timeframe? We hope you'll choose to spend time in Alaska outside of the USRRC Rally dates too!

We have already started our USRRC Competitor List, and I encourage you to send your interest to the  USRRC Committee via an email today! It is easy — just click here ! We have three SCCA Members who have offered to travel to Alaska to do the pre-check. Yet right now...I'm looking forward to getting out on the course. The countdown clock says the USRRC starts in 366 days!!
Road Rally eNews Needs YOU!
Please choose to increase awareness of your events via calendaring when you have the date, to writing pre-event and post event articles to invite and entice folks to come rally with you.

Just this week I was asked "don't use that photo as it is not an SCCA event" — RReNews is intended to bring awareness to Road Rally across North America. Yes, I am a part of the SCCA Road Rally Community, yet John F Kennedy's quote, “The rising tide lifts all the boats.” applies to Road Rally as well! More awareness leads to more participation, more enthusiasm, more Rallymasters, and stronger Road Rally programs across America!

We have have Thompson with NEC News, the My First Road Rally column (are YOU writing yours?), Nemeth-Johannes with rally development ideas, Bireta addressing the SCCA Road Rally Community, Rally APP Developers, and support from Emmons with updated SCCA Series Standings, English providing the Planning Calendar and RRB Minutes, and Rowlands' Words from the Wheel.

We very much appreciate Rallymasters and Organizers who submit their information and follow-up with post-event stories! From  independent clubs, SCCA, PCA, BMW, British or other marque club – you are all invited to support Road Rally and bring awareness.

Please, pass along the text-2-join information above at your next Road Rally! It truly takes less than 45-seconds and two texts to complete!

Rallymasters, Organizers and those of you who handle your clubs' webpages or  Facebook  matters —  we can provide you a link to send out in a Facebook post, place on your Website, or via an email directly to your competitiors — help us gain exposure for  RReNews in 2016!
October RReNews
• My First Rally from Jake "AKSTIG" Engstrom
• Updates in There's an APP for That
• An article from YOU on your rally adventures or an upcoming Road Rally in your area perhaps?

It was recently pointed out to me that  many are still surprised Road Rally eNews is still with our road rally community. Sometimes, to be quite honest, so am I! It is the sharing by each of you — whether a volunteer serving their program or an enthusiast — that have helped us to succeed. We are seeking some marketing items to pay the annual bills, and I hope you'll be there to support that too!
SCCA Regional RoadRally Development
by Jay Nemeth-Johannes
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Regularity Run —  A Good First Rally
It can be difficult to make that step from competing in rallyes to actually putting one on. Here is a concept that doesn’t require a lot of fancy equipment and which can be put together quickly. The concept can be explained in less than 5 minutes, but the event itself can be a challenge even for experienced teams. The good news is that even a region with little or no road rally experience can organize one of these in only a few weeks time.

This rally is called a regularity run. The idea is to drive a loop of about an hour in length three times and do it exactly the same each time. The Rallymaster places a number of secret unmarked controls along the route. The big trick is to hide them well enough that the contestants don’t see them. The cars are timed as they pass the hidden checkpoints. Scoring is the difference between the mm:ss between the different passes.

Nothing needs to be measured and perfect times are not calculated. The contestant leaves at their out time and drives at their own pace.  When they complete the loop they head back into the parking lot and await their next out time exactly one hour later.

The event could be run with only two passes of the loop, but I suggest three. The reason is that events such as a train, or traffic jam can occur. Using the three -pass model, you take the best comparison at each control (1-2, 1-3, 2-3) and add each of the controls best score for a final score.

I have seen a lot of creativity in control placement. In one case, a couple were sitting on their deck, drinking sodas and looking through an unfolded newspaper.  In another case, the control car took off a wheel and left the emergency flashers running. A nice variant is to place checkpoint signs during the third run, so contestants can see where they were timed.

I try to make the course about 45 minutes in length so contestants have about 15 minutes to compare notes between runs. The number of checkpoints is dependent on how many workers you can round up and how many good placement spots can be found. I usually place 4-5 in a 45 minute loop. The one thing you do need is large visible car numbers on both sides of the car so control crews can be hidden away from the road (solo2 numbers are great). Contestants should have a clock so they can pace themselves along the course.

Using the map from the button above, which is my old stomping grounds from Loveland, Colorado, make your way through this simple Regularity Run!

Here are the instructions:

  1. Right out of King Soopers parking lot onto 14th ST SW
  2. Left on (County Road) 21
  3. Right on 16
  4. Forced left at Liberty Lane
  5. Right on 23
  6. Right at Soaring Peaks onto 12
  7. Left on Sandia Ln
  8. Right on 8E
  9. Right on 31 (Welcome to carter Lake)
  10. Right on 18E
  11. Left on 29
  12. Right on 1st (RD 20)
  13. Right on Taft
  14. Right on 14th SW
  15. Right into King Soopers parking lot

Jay Nemeth-Johannes is Chairman for the SCCA Regional RoadRally Development Committee. Click here to send him to your comments and input for promotion used with your Region, Club, or a Road Rally you attended because of their unique advertising! 

Send your comments to Road Rally eNews by clicking here and we'll run them next month — choose to share with fellow rallyists across North America (and beyond)!

On the National Scene
with NEC Chairman Mike Thompson   
From The NEC Chair

I’d like to take a few moments to explain "Worker Points".

The concept of awarding Worker points came about as the number of National Championship events began to dwindle. The hope was that awarding Championship points would incentivize organizers to put on National events.

The system works something like this. The Event Chairman for a National of a Divisional RoadRally may select up to four persons that are eligible to receive Worker points for that event. Those positons are usually the Chairman, Rallymaster, Pre-Checker and Safety Steward, or Chief of Controls. The gist of the matter is that Worker points are only awarded to those that have spent a significant amount of time organizing the event. A person is eligible to receive worker points for one event in the Course series and one event in the Tour series. While the time and effort of Checkpoint Workers is deeply appreciated by both competitors and organizers, they are not eligible to receive ‘Worker Points’. Seems like ‘Worker Points’ is a bit is a misnomer. Perhaps ‘Organizer Points’ would be more appropriate.

The NEC feels that, beginning in 2017, the number of Worker points for a National be increased from 10 to 20. As it now stands most National organizers are also competitors in the National Championship. Given the dearth of National events an organizer essentially takes himself out of the Championship by organizing a National event. The 20-point proposal is meant to be both an incentive for new organizers and an equalizer for current organizers.

If you have any questions you have about the National RoadRally Championship or suggestions on how it could be improved feel free to email at mkrally@charter.net .

Mike Thompson
National Events Chairman
Words from the Wheel
from Deena Rowland, SCCA Member Services

September will bring some of our long-standing events to the calendar! Press on Regardless by the Detroit Region at the start of the month and the Land O’Lakes Oktoberally and Badger Trails Road Rally mid-month. As you’ll see below, the San Francisco Region returns to National RoadRally over the October 15-16th Weekend! 

Here are some of the upcoming National and Divisional Events and Regional events you might be interested in attending:  

  • September 17-18 – Oktoberally and Badger Trails, National Course and National Tour rallies to be held by the Land O’Lakes Region
  • October 9 – NJ Leaf Tour Rally to be held by the South Jersey Region
  • October 10 – Tour of the Highlands, a Social Rally held by the Northern New Jersey Region
  • October 15-16 – Carrera de Sierra and Golden West, National Course Rallies held by the San Francisco Region
  • Oct. 22-23 – Highway Robbery and Future Shock, a National Course and Divisional GTA Rally to be held by the Cal Club Region
  • October 29 – Witches Rallye, a Charity, RTG, held by the Central Pennsylvania Region
  • November 4-6 – Covered Bridge 50 and A Bridge Too Far, Divisional Tour and a Regional Tour/Course rally held by the New England Region 

These are a few of the events, you can find all of the upcoming events listed on the SCCA website under Programs/Road Rally/Events or on the SCCA Planning Calendar! 

Hope you get in at least one of these fun events! 

Please contact me with any questions – I’m available 7am to 3:30pm at 1-800-770-2055, ext 331 or click here to send an email! 

Road Rally Events Happening in 2016-2017
Does your Club, Region, Chamber of Commerce or a neighbor town have events planned this year?

Please send RReNews the date, event details, and the contact information. Email them to  RReNews@comeroadrallywith.us for our North American Road Rally calendar. This online calendar is for all marque clubs, independent car clubs and SCCA Regions, as well as community events in your hometowns!

We want to help you bring awareness to your events and the sport of Road Rally across North America. We are trying to make your initial input smoother — and we hope to share that in our October edition of RReNews!

Pre-event or post-event write-ups of special events? Send them and event photo(s) to us for sharing the event with fellow Rallyists as well. Share your enthusiasm and success!

We are still on target for mid-October, when we'll hope to unveil the changes on our webpage to better help promote events and share the road rally news on North America. As always, we welcome your comments 'n kudos! 
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