SCCA’s Washington DC Region Ready for USRRC

By on August 28, 2013
Once again the Washington DC Region of SCCA is pleased to host the United States Road Rally Challenge, the nation’s premiere RoadRally event. This three day rally weekend, October 18-20, featuring events in all three SCCA RoadRally series, is intended to provide an annual venue to bring competitors of all levels together, from occasional regional entrants to die-hard national competitors, for a weekend of fun, competition, and socialization. This year, we also mark the return national rallying to Virginia for the first time in several years, with headquarters in Fredericksburg (~50 miles south of DC).

The weekend will begin with a GTA Map Rally written byChris Bean. This rally will use official Virginia DOT county maps (used in several memorable Virginia events in the past) and require competitors to define the course using one of several route-defining concepts as defined in the general instructions. It will be similar in format to the second half of the 2010 USRRC GTA, but will feature less overload and a shorter run time (around 6 hours, starting no earlier than 10am). The event will finish with dinner, provided by the committee, at Amy’s Cafe in Falmouth, VA.

Saturday will feature Dave Head’s Virginia Reel Course Rally. It is expected to be challenging, but not enigmatic, including a compass heading feature to more elegantly handle off-course loop closing (bring your GPS or compass). The rally is expected to be somewhat less than 200 miles and include ample breaks to avoid fatigue as a performance factor as some longer rallies do. The rally will end with dinner available on your own at theRiverboat on the Potomac in Maryland, just offshore Colonial Beach, VA. Poker tournaments will be offered at 630 and 9pm with a free comedy show available at 9pm as well.

Sunday will feature Dave Head’s Magical History Tour Rally. This event will contain no additional challenges beyond simply computing the leg time and coming into the checkpoint exactly on time-a “zero hero” rally to be enjoyed as a low pressure event suitable for sightseeing while also competing. Several historic sites in the area will be featured. The weekend will finish with dinner, provided by the committee, at the Blue & Gray Brewing Company.

Rally Headquarters is the Wingate by Wyndham, 20 Sanford Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22406 (I- 95 Exit 133B). Phone 540-368-8000 before September 26 and mention “USRRC” (or perhaps “RoadRally”) to access our group block with rooms available (2 double beds or 1 king bed) for $80/night (plus 10% tax) for Thursday through Sunday nights. Please make your reservations through this group block to support the events. For those flying-in, Richmond will likely provide fewer options and higher costs, but will certainly have better traffic. Most will fly into Washington, but plan for 2 hours or more to travel south on Thursday (any time after 2 or 3pm) and similar to travel north on either Sunday evening or Monday morning.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To register, fill in the entry form and send it, along with your entry fee, to the address given on the form. Entries must be received by October 5 so we can fully plan for everyone. If you wish to enter after this date, please contact Steve Gaddy or 301-512-5701 to make special arrangements. We hope you will join us for what promises to be a fun and memorable weekend for the RoadRally Community, and the Washington DC Region!

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