Sat, Oct 23, 2021

2021 Johnny Appleseed Rally

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About this event

Neohio Region, SCCA will host the Johnny Appleseed Rally on Saturday, October 23, 2021. The ~150 mile route will wind through the hills of Ohio's Tuscarawas, Harrison and Belmont counties. Foliage should be at near peak coloration. 

The Johnny Appleseed name is a legacy from a National rally that was hosted by Neohio Region, SCCA in the 1950's and 1960's, and resurrected in the early 1990's.

Competitors can expect an absolutely straightforward, gimmick-free Time-Speed-Distance (TSD) road rally, with emphasis on precise timing at well placed controls. Columnar "tulip" style route instructions will be used.

The rally will count toward both the SCCA Great Lakes Division (GLD) Rally Championship, and the SCCA National Touring Rally (NTR) Championship (Divisional Rally).


SCCA members are urged to apply for an annual waiver so that they can bypass the signing of a paper waiver at each SCCA event.

If either team member is a minor, please contact the organizers as soon as possible to obtain an SCCA minor waiver form.  This form must be properly executed in advance of the rally by the minor's parent(s) or guardian(s).

This rally will be timed with the Richta automated checkpoint system.  Each team must carry a "smart" phone or tablet (Android or iOS) running the current version of the Richta Competitor "app".  Look for "Competitor Richta GPS Checkpoints" app on Google Play Store or Apple App Store or click on the appropriate link:
Prior to the rally, checkpoint information (Latitude/Longitude coordinates and target arrival times) will be uploaded to the "cloud". All teams will receive a password that will allow them to download this information. Competitors will NOT be able to view this information in advance. Upon arrival at each checkpoint, a team's device will sound an alert. It will then display the team's recorded arrival time, its score for that checkpoint, and its cumulative score. The device may also display leg "critique" information provided by the rallymaster.

Some helpful Richta user information can be found on the Detroit Region, SCCA website:

Teams are welcome to register a second (backup) phone or tablet under a "phantom" car number 100 greater than their assigned numbers (i.e. Car#1/101, Car #2/102, etc.).  The second device will serve as an in-time "insurance policy", and will help organizers gain a better understanding of the relative timing behavior of various platforms. It will not be used for scoring unless there is a failure of the primary device.

In accordance with ongoing public health guidelines there will be no official indoor gatherings of rally participants. 

Start Location:  

Sleep Inn, 11155 SR 212 N.E., Bolivar, OH 44612, Ph. 330.874.3435 (Latitude: N40˚38.519’, Longitude: W081˚26.701’).  A small block of rooms will be held until ~ October 8th. Use code "Neohio SCCA" to access a special rate.

Tentative Schedule (all times EDT):

Saturday, October 16, 2021

23:59 - Early entry cutoff

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

20:00 - Registration closes.

21:00 (approx.) - General Instructions, start order, Richta password and Zoom information distributed to all entrants via e-mail.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

19:30 - Competitor briefing and Novice Q & A session (via Zoom, all participants welcome)

Saturday, October 23, 2021

12:00 - 12:30 - On-site registration

13:01 - Car #1 starts rally.

19:20 (approx) - Car #1 finishes.

Competition Classes:

E - Equipment unrestricted.

L - Either:

a) Odometer unrestricted, and calculating device restricted to that which requires manual entry of mileage information, or,

b) If distance information is derived solely from GPS signals, then any electronic calculating device may be used (including those that accept mileage information directly).

S - Unmodified stock odometer only.  Calculating device restricted only in that it may not be integrated with the odometer and clock.

Novice - Class S entry in which neither team member has previously entered more than 5 TSD rallies.

Entry Fees:

SCCA Members (driver and/or navigator, i.e. at least one full SCCA member on team): $45.00/car before early entry cutoff, $55.00 thereafter.

Others: Add $10.00 to above (member) fees (to purchase the mandated SCCA Weekend/Trial memberships for both team members)

Information: Greg Lester, Ph. 330.256.6531, or email:

Event requirements

 Please read carefully:

If you are registering yourself for the first time, and you will be paying for the event entry, please choose Option 1 on the order form and follow the prompts.

If you are registering as a co-entrant and your partner has already registered, please choose Option 2 on the order form.

If you do not already have a account, click the 'Create New Account' button below. You will be asked to input your member number and Region of Record.  This is your SCCA Membership number and home region. You must have this information in your user profile to avoid needing a weekend membership for this event. (Also, make sure your user name matches exactly as it appears on your SCCA Membership card... otherwise, the member verification process will not validate your membership.)


Entries (10)

Dwayne Fielder
John Laslo
Michael Oxendine
Elizabeth Rivera
Trevor Council
Chandra Koganti
Rebecca Carpenter
Ken Swarm

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Bolivar, OH


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