WINTER CHALLENGE RALLY – FEB 18, 2023

Feb 3, 2023: Careful what you ask for. Last year was warm and thus muddy in places. So, I hoped for colder and snowier conditions this year. But looking at the temperature today (-15), I’m glad the rally is not today :). Sample Routes and new entry list tomorrow.

Jan 29, 2023: New Entry List posted. I have included some PRE-START car numbers for you to use and log in to Richta to make sure it works. Also, I’ve posted info under Richta: Some General Info and At Home Richta info.

Jan 22,2023: New Entry List posted.

Jan 18, 2023: The General Instructions are posted under GENERAL INFO.

PERFECT TIME NOTATIONS:

The route instructions will contain, at various NRI’s, the correct time from the start of each RS to that point (called PERFECT Time points).  This time will be indicated as a time in minutes and seconds (see sample route instructions on the website).   On the event, look ahead (perhaps at the start of an RS) and use your arithmetic to calculate and write down what your time of passage should be at these points.  When you pass the points, you can use each of these times to adjust your driving, sort of like a ‘mini restart’.  I can’t stress how important and helpful this is for competitors that don’t compute; scores of less than 10 seconds a control should be possible.  Your enjoyment level of the rally will be increased.

  • The Rally is at the start of President’s Week; that means the hotels will be more expensive :(. Here’s an idea for ‘nonlocal’ people. Check out the hotels in White River Junction, VT. There are a couple at $100 a night. So, you could stay Friday and Saturday night in one place. After the rally it’s only 40 minutes from Barre to WRJ. And with the rally ending early than normal, you’d still be at the hotel by 3. If you want to be right near the start, there is also a Comfort Inn right at the Barre exit off I 89.

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