Summer Solstice RoadRally
SCCA - Land O' Lakes Region - Road Rally
Registration closed June 18, 2016 4:59 PM on June 18, 2016 4:59 PM CDT Registration ends June 18, 2016 4:59 PM on June 18, 2016 4:59 PM CDT Registration opens May 23, 2016 12:00 AM on May 23, 2016 12:00 AM CDT Registration runs from May 23, 2016 12:00 AM to June 18, 2016 4:59 PM
This year we are trying something different. Rather than all night we will start late and end by sundown. The rally will be spit in 2 halfs, each about 40 miles. Run either half or both. Starts at the A&W in Baldwin, WI, ends at Lucette Brewpub in Menomonie, WI. which has superb stone oven pizza. Did I mention it's Kate's birthday?
Chairman Kate Westberg
Rallymaster Clarence Westberg
Safety Kate Westberg
3-4 PM Rally 101 class
4-4:45 PM Registration and sign-in
5 PM Car zero departs A&W
6:15 Car zero arrives at Lucette (end of part 1)
6:50 Car zero begins part 2
8 PM car zero finishes (Lucette)
You are responsible for insuring the following is in order:
1. Headlights (high and low beams) and parking lights
2. Taillights and stoplights and directional signals
3. Horn, windshield wipers
4. Foot brakes and parking brake
5. Tires (inspect for condition of sidewalls as well as tread)
6. Seat belts, securely installed for the driver and navigator
7. Safety triangle (suggested)
8. First Aid Kit (never hurts)
Rules for Jogularity Rallies
Official time for this rally will be NIST radio station WWV. A clock set to WWV will be available at registration if you don’t have access to WWV. Make sure that your watch is set correctly. The schedule for this rally is based on the time for Car Zero. The CZT (Car Zero Time) will be specified for each instruction. Your scheduled time for each instruction is calculated by adding your car number to the minutes of the CZT. Example: If the CZT is 13:35:20 and you are Car 7, your time for that point is 13:42:20.
Dead end roads and obvious driveways should not be considered unless you are directed to use them. Road names such as 331st can be referenced as 331, 331st, etc. As long as the number is correct, use it.
The instructions are in table format. They are to be completed in numerical order. Signs referenced in instructions will be enclosed in quotation marks. Information in parenthesis is helpful but not essential. You will get your routes when you register, if you have any questions ask before registration closes. The course is divided into sections. The odometer check section is not timed and contains no timing controls. It is used to compare your odometer to ours over a variety of surfaces. Some instruction use a graphic bridge paddle sign. The number of stripes and direction may differ from what you see on the road. If it’s at the mileage, use it. An instruction may uses the term “quiet” in built up areas where you need to go slow so you don’t upset the locals. If a speed limit is present, stay under it. We suggest you go 25 MPH in these areas. Adequate time will be given to make up lost time after the quiet area.
Following the Course
The correct course at each intersection is determined by applying the following priority list in the order shown.
Proceed as directed by the instruction at the specified mileage.
Follow the Main Road
The main road is determined by the following and in this order.
1. Onto (the road given in a route instruction using the term onto)
2. Protection (the roads without a stop or yield sign on it
3. Paved over unpaved
4. Straight as Possible
Measurement & Calculation
The course was measured by a front wheel drive car equipped with a thousands reading odometer with input from magnetic sensors attached to the driver side front drive shaft. Mileages will be given to the .01 mile. Mileage was taken at the stop/yield sign if present otherwise the apex or near edge was used. Calculations were done in a spreadsheet. Leg Time was determined by (60/speed) x distance. The resulting number was converted to seconds. During this process the spreadsheet formulas used rounding, which will possibly result in a slightly different value from a dedicated rally computer.
Timing Controls (TC)
Controls will only be located in control zones. The timing line will be identified by an orange control sign on the right side of the road. You will be timed when your front tires pass the sign. DO NOT STOP at the sign. The workers will be located a short distance down the road, and you should stop next to them to get your timing sticker. The sticker will contain you time in and the CZT. Once you get your sticker, you should just continue to the next leg without worrying about being “on time”, that is, just drive the speed limit to the next leg. There are no controls on US, State or County highways. Controls may close 10 minute after the last car due.
Controls may be located any place after a Begin Jogularity but will never be located on a county highway. Only one timing control will be located in a jogularity. The timing control will be at one of several reference points given in the route instructions. Each will contain a mileage and a time.
A variation of regularity is “Jogularity”, invented by John Brown for the first Le Jog, when only standard speedometer tripmeters were permitted in the cars. Competitors are provided with a printed table, listing landmarks along the route, with the exact mileage at the landmark and the scheduled time of arrival at the landmark based on the set average speed. Landmarks given are not only junctions, but also include road signs, houses, gates, cattle grids or bridges etc. Intermediate time controls are always placed exactly at a listed landmark.
The Scheduled Time is the time specified in a route instruction plus your car number in minutes; this is the time you should arrive at that instruction. It is different from due time in that Due Time is dynamic, i.e. it can change throughout the event as competitors drop time; whereas Scheduled Time is fixed from the start of the event.
A competitors' due time is simply the time that they are due at the next timing control. Due time is your scheduled time plus any Timing Allowances submitted.
Penalties are based on your due time. You will be penalized 1 point per second early or late. Max points you can receive for any leg is 180 points. Penalty for stopping in sight of a timing control, 30 points. Stopping is defined as going so slow that the workers can’t determine if you are still moving.
Timing Allowance (TA)
It’s possible that you could find yourself behind schedule through no fault of your own such as a vehicle blocking the road or if you stop to aid a fellow contestant. In such cases turn in a delay in 10 second increments up to 10 minutes (please try to avoid even minutes, as that could put your arrival at the same time as another car). You may also take an allowance up to the amount of time you were late at the previous control.
You must turn in your TA BEFORE you receive your in time; it will be recorded on your timing sticker. If you don’t the delay will not be allowed. Sometimes you make a mistake and get behind schedule. If you do, rather than driving at high speed to make up time, take a delay. The procedure is the same but you get a 30 second penalty.
You will be provided with official scorecards and duplicates; please turn in the completed official scorecards at the endpoint. If necessary, please request assistance to complete the scorecard (determining the score per leg and the total score).
Rally master Phone number (952) 381-2759. If you get lost or drop out, call or text. We may not have a sweep car so if you get stuck you may need to call for help or try the nearest farm.
The roads are very narrow in places, do not run ahead with the expectation of finding a place to park at your standoff. Stay on your minute. If you fall back, let the person behind you pass. If you run early, respect the car on their proper minute.
Please do not park at the Begin Jogularity signs. Either zero your odometer and pull ahead a short distance to wait for your departure time, or wait a short distance before the sign and only pull up when you’re ready to zero your odo and depart.