Although the 24th annual United States RoadRally Challenge (USRRC) is now less than two weeks away, there’s still time to register for the Oct. 4–7 event in St. Louis and participate in all or part of the weekend.
The 2018 USRRC is organized by the St. Louis Region with help from the Southern Illinois Region. The weekend includes two divisional rallies—Tulips by Night, a nighttime Touring rally Thursday, Oct. 4, and Monopoly Redux, a Sunday morning, Oct. 7, GTA (gimmick rally). Sandwiched between the two divisionals are a pair of national rallies: the Kaskaskia Trails National Course Rally, Friday, Oct. 5, and Le Petit Rallye du Rocher, a national Touring rally, Saturday, Oct. 6.
In addition to the SCCA’s regular RoadRally classes—Equipped, Limited, and Stock—this year’s USRRC also offers classes for Rookie and Historic teams that may run all four events or, through the Gateway Historic Cup and Gateway Regional Cup options, run just the Saturday and Sunday rallies.
“Our goal is to provide road-rally opportunities, not only for regular national teams, but also for novice or occasional rally teams, or teams from other SCCA disciplines that might enjoy participating in the USRRC,” says Ron Ferris, St. Louis Region rally chairman and rallymaster for the Kaskaskia Trails rally. “That’s the reason for the Rookie and Historic classes, and the Gateway Cup opportunities. We believe they’re a good addition to the weekend.”
RoadRally Town Hall Meeting
Also, on Friday, Oct. 5, SCCA RoadRally Board chair Jim Crittenden will lead a Town Hall meeting. Starting immediately after the Friday evening awards presentation, this open-agenda meeting will be an opportunity for everyone to participate and to ask questions or offer suggestions about the SCCA rally program, Crittenden explains. “The USRRC provides an ideal opportunity for rallyists to get together and exchange information and ideas. The RoadRally Board appreciates hearing from ALL competitors—ranging from experienced rallyists to the folks who are new to our sport.”
The Hampton Inn in Columbia, Ill. (suburban St. Louis), is serving as the headquarters for the 2018 USRRC. Registration for the event closes Sept. 30.
For more information about the 2018 USRRC, or to register, visit http://msreg.com/usrrc2018.
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