Car # First Last First Last Class 4WD Make
1 Lance Smith Ralph Beckman A Y Subaru
2 Jamie Beliveau Jessica Beliveau A Y Subaru
3 Chris Regan Michael Beliveau A Y Mazda
4 Paul Choiniere Adam Brodeur A Y Mazda
5 L.Mark Stone Marc Goldfarb A Y Subaru
6 Mark Everett Rod Hendrickson A Y VW
7 Alan Smith Eric Hobron A Y Subaru
8 Frank Beyer Steve McKelvie A Y VW
9 Shaun Hallam Lloyd Murray A Y Subaru
10 Marcin Suwala Laura Nantis A Y Toyota
11 Karol Szaro Michael Szaro A Y Subaru
12 Radim Hlidek Tuan Tran A Y Subaru
13 Anthony Burden Dana Killam S N Mazda
14 Nicholas Magner Reeve Shilton S Y Subaru
15 Chris Wright Jeff Gunn S Y Subaru
16 Jeff Doble Rich Story S Y Subaru
17 Scott Carlson Phil LaMoreaux s Y Subaru
18 Dan Praetorius Colin Roddy S Y Subaru
19 Andrew Chapin Corey Chapin S N Hyundai
20 Alex Hanson Christen Szeg S N Saab
21 Thomas Schmidt Zachary Stewart S Y Ford
22 Alan Matson Fritz Senftleber S N Honda
23 Giff Jones Chris Haka S Y Jeep
24 Samara Coble Kathy Moody S Y Subaru
25 Adam Santella Chris Kretas S N Honda
26 Dan Fouquette Rob Sockalexis S N Subaru
27 Allen Nelson Sean Dodds S Y Subaru
28 John Cassidy Jesse Hallock S Y Subaru
29 Vojtech Kubec Ryan Moyes S N

Feb 7, 2018:  ENTRY IS CLOSED.  As the hotel said, “We’re happily filled”.

Feb 6, 2018:  Here I am on a final check of the route.  Had to go Tuesday because a big storm coming Wed!  4-8 inches.  Looking good for the weekend.  One more post here tomorrow.

Feb 2, 2018:  Help!  I’m saving time at Registration.  So I need a street mailing address for all NON-SCCA members.  Please email me all those involved.  (It will save having to fill out the ‘Weekend membership forms’ at Reg!)   johnbuffum1@gmail.com.

Jan 31, 2018:  Just checked the PRACTICE route; I need to make 3 small changes in the first part.  It is now posted under PRACTICE and has the link Practice 2018.

Jan 28, 2018:  Just back from a really good Finger Lakes Rally!  The General Instructions for WC will be posted tomorrow.  We are waiving the LATE FEES for WC, so don’t let that stop you from entering.

Jan 21, 2018:  A bunch of us from New England competed at ‘A Long Way Home’ in Finger Lakes Region.  Alan Smith did a great job and the snow made it a great event!  A couple of things came to mind:  Our roads are much narrower and twistier, so therefore our speeds are less, not necessarily easier; mileages are not given everywhere, therefore plotting out all the timing at the start is not possible; it’s a TSD rally at the start (map included) and then transitions to  emphasis on the driver’s seat; it’s a relatively long event – when you finished ALWH, at WC,  you would still have had the last 2.5 hour Section to run.  Hope to see some Finger Lakes people here.

Jan 9, 2018:  CLASS S:  Definition:  Distance measuring equipment is limited to stock odometer(s) in the stock location(s) and/or GPS – odometer portion ONLY.   Computation equipment must not receive a direct input from any distance measuring device.  Distance information must be visually acquired from a distance measuring device and must be manually entered into calculating equipment (if any).

Jan 8, 2018:  The current Entry List is now published under the title:  Entry List (imaginative huh).  I will update the list each Monday night.  Remember that Class S entrants will be started according to receipt of entry.  A bulletin will be published here to further define Class S in the next few days.

Jan 1, 2018:  Happy New Year!  This was from last weeks check-over.

Dec 22, 2018:  This is a view on a Vermont State Highway (part of the route)!

Dec 16,2018:  Entry info is fixed.  Normal entry deadline extended.

Dec 13, 2018:  Out on the route today.

Dec 1, 2017:  The Entry info has been posted under ENTRY.  It doesn’t print well but I’ll try and fix it.  I’m having trouble with the web {typical for an old guy ;)}

Nov 18, 2017:  Starting to do the route for Feb 2018.  A few items to pass on:

The Rally will start at 4 pm this year (to help those from far away)

The Big Lap Rally attracted some new entrants – RX people for the most part.  So I will continue the trend at Winter Challenge and make it straightforward (and easier than the original WC’s)!  Thinking and concentration will still be important but I doubt that anyone will get lost.  More than half of the rally will be Tulips; two 30 mi sections of maps; and just the first part with written instructions.

The entry blank and entry info will be posted here around 1 Dec.  Class A cars will start first; Class S car start positions will be assigned by receipt of entry.

Any questions you might have just email me:  johnbuffum1@gmail.com

NEW DATE:      Feb. 10, 2018.

More info mid November 2017.


Feb 17, 2017:  With a bit more checking I found a couple of arithmetic errors.  Murdough/Beliveau score = 380.  Brodeur/Everett score = 519.  Chapin/Hermanance score = 1232.  p.s.  I’ll have to be a bit more diligent on scoring preciseness next year.

Feb 15, 2017:  And the overall winners were:  L. Mark Stone and Marc Goldfarb!!  Congratulations!  The winners in Class S were:  Scott Carlson and Phil LaMoreaux!  Full results are under the RESULTS tab.

I have to note that in our haste at 3 am we made a mistake in Class S.  I would like to note that Daniel Praetorius and Colin Roddy were actually second in Class S.  Congrats to them!

And thx to all who came.  The weather and roads were about as good as you could expect.  As a note the GPS control idea worked well; all the units sent back info and with a bit of refinement should work for some controls.  We’ll try them again next year {Oh!  That must mean there will be a 14th event :)}

Feb 7, 2017:  The ENTRY LIST and PRACTICE ROUTE are now posted.  To drive over the Practice Route would take a little more than one hour.  We just got 4 inches of snow; a little rain tomorrow; maybe a bit of snow Saturday.  See you Saturday at the Hollow Inn.

Feb 4, 2017:  The ENTRY IS NOW CLOSED.  More info Monday night.

Feb 1, 2017:  Last Entry List will be next Monday night.  The 1 hour Practice loop will also be posted then.

Feb 1, 2017:  New Entry List


Jan 28, 2017:  Entry as of 1/28/17

Car # Driver Name Navigator Name Class 4WD
  Jon Nichols Brian Maxwell A Y
  Lance Smith Ralph Beckman A Y
  David Alspaugh Andrew Bennet S Y
  Booth Potter Tyler Gagne S N
  Radim Hlidek Tuan Tran A Y
  Eric Salminen Peter Schneider A Y
  Fritz Senftleber Alan Matson S N
  Christopher Wright Jeff Gunn S Y
  Daniel Fouquette Jacob Burtdell S Y
  Daniel Praetorius Colin Roddy S Y
  Peter Monin Chris Preston S Y
  Nicholas Magner Reeve Chilton S Y
  Alex Kuhner Philip Mueller S Y
  Kathy Moody Samara Coble S Y
  Mark Stone Marc Goldfarb A Y
  Conner Martell Taylor Menezes S ??

Jan 19, 2017  – Here we are doing the Pre-Check.


We will start at 3 pm again this year.

Sample Instructions and General Instructions will be on this website this weekend.



JAN 5, 2017;  Out on the Route doing the mileages.  This is the first Control location :).


The Hollow Inn already has started to get reservations – and they were full last year.  Their phone number is:  802.479.9313.

QUESTION:  Would it help to start the rally at 4 pm (until 3 am) to help those people from out of state get to the start easier.  Please e-mail me what you think:  johnbuffum1@gmail.com.

DEC 21, 2016;  A NEW YEAR!! Two months to the 13th edition. I’m changing the philosophy this year. After putting on the trap (really trap) rally A Bridge Too Far it has satisfied my craving for a difficult event. So Winter Challenge in 2017 will be straightforward! No ‘onto’ traps; and redundant turns, etc. The General Instructions will be short – misc items as necessary – and necessary items spelled out. But if you’re conversant with Road Rallies, then there won’t be anything new. Signs will be easy to see (as always); there will still be instructions to follow but following them will be logical and straightforward. There will be a Map Section (as always) along with a slower Section in some daylight to begin and a Tulip Section at the end. Hope you can make it. Stay tuned here for updates and Merry Christmas!

RALLY OVER!! No snow but a great way to spend a Saturday night. The full results are up under RESULTS. Congrats to Satish Gopalkrishnan and Savera D’Souza!! A great job in winning (and catching that illusive sign). Also kudos to Scott Carlson and Phil LaMoreaux for winning Class S. Thanks to all for coming up and see you next year – or before – maybe at Scott Beliveau’s Frost Heaves Rally. Check it out on NER.ORG.scoring-jb-startscoring-jb-startscoring-jb-start

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