With a date and location reminiscent of two years ago, the 2022 United States RoadRally Challenge (USRRC) might share familiar elements with a past event, but make no mistake: This year’s USRRC is set to impress. With fresh challenges winding through invigorating roads, this year’s USRRC will be one to remember.
With Detroit Region hosting this year’s USRRC over Nov. 4-6, 2022, the competition weekend will consist of a pair of Tour rallies and a single Course rally. The triple contest will take place over unpaved and paved roads in Southeast Michigan, with the unpaved portion constituting roughly 70 percent of the weekend’s experience.
"The USRRC is the highlight of the RoadRally competition season, but it is not just for highly experienced competitors,” explains Mike Bennett, Chairman of the RoadRally Board. “Novices are encouraged to come out and join the fun! Everyone's vehicle will get dirty on the unpaved roads, but like all SCCA RoadRally events, you can compete in whatever you are driving on a daily basis. As always in SCCA RoadRally, no special vehicles, safety equipment or competition licenses are required."
The Weekend’s Schedule
The event, headquartered at the Days Inn in Whitemore Lake, MI, sports a three-day schedule that sandwiches a fun Course rally between two exciting Tours. Here’s how the tentative weekend schedule is slated to pan out, along with the entry fee per rally:
Friday, Nov 4: Hell and Back II (National Tour Rally)
Rallymaster: Piotr Roszczenko
Entry fee $85
9:01 a.m.: First car receives route
10:01 a.m.: First car starts
5:00 p.m.: First car finishes
Saturday, Nov 5: Are You Territorial? (National Course Rally)
Rallymaster: Bruce Fisher
Entry fee $85
7:15 a.m.: First car receives route
8:01 a.m.: First car starts
4:00 p.m.: First car finishes
Sunday, Nov 6: Pavement Ends (Divisional Tour Rally)
Rallymaster: Tristan Koivisto
Entry fee $75
7:30 a.m.: First car receives route
8:01 a.m. First car starts
2:00 p.m.: First car finishes
While event registration does not close until Nov. 1, you’ll want to register as soon as possible. The weekend’s entry fees include a T-shirt for each competitor, although in order to receive the T-shirt at the event, you’ll need to register by Oct. 19. Those who enter after Oct. 19 will have their T-shirts mailed.
Download the App
This year’s USSRC will utilize the Richta GPS Checkpoint smartphone app, which is free on Android and iOS smartphones. “The use of the Richta Competitor app on smart phones has made getting ‘dialed in’ to the pace of the event easier than ever,” Bennett points out.
Find the app by searching for "Competitor Richta GPS Checkpoints" on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, or click on the appropriate link below:
Sign Up Today!
More information regarding the 2022 USRRC can be found on the event’s homepage. Event registration can be found by clicking the button below.
Photo by Scott Harvey