2022 Gateway National RoadRally WeekendComfort Inn
About this event
Join us Labor Day weekend for three SCCA road rallies:
- Friday, September 2: Tulips by Night Divisional Touring Rally
- Saturday, September 3: Kaskaskia Trails National Touring Rally
- Sunday, September 4: The Avenue of the Saints Divisional GTA Rally
To provide an entertaining weekend that will polish your rally skills and highlight some enjoyable sports-car roads in southern Illinois. Along the way, we’ll showcase some out-of-the-way communities, host a reception or two, and allow time for socializing—all in the hope that you will have as much fun participating in this weekend as we’ve had organizing it for you.
We will conduct our rallies in accordance with the SCCA's Road Rally Rules (RRRs), 2022 Edition, as amended by our General Instructions for the weekend.
The 2022 RRRs are available online in the rally section at scca.org as well as from Amazon.com.
If you will enjoy Monday, Sept. 5, as a holiday, we urge you spend an extra day in St. Louis and enjoy some of the great things our region has to offer. Actually, visit a day early, too. There’s a lot to do and see here. You won’t regret it.
8 Commerce Drive
Collinsville, IL 62234
- Room rate: $101/night + tax (2 people/2 beds). The Comfort Inn will hold a block of rooms for the rally until 20 August 2022. To obtain our group rate, mention “St. Louis RoadRally” when you make your reservation.
- Amenities: Swimming pool, business office, meeting rooms, good parking, complimentary hot breakfast.
- For rally teams who need a charging station, there is an Electrify America Charging Station at the Walmart Supercenter 0.90 mile from the Comfort Inn, at 1040 Collinsville Crossing Blvd, Collinsville, IL 62234.
- Things to do: The Comfort Inn is located in Collinsville’s Gateway Center, the location of the Metro East’s Gateway Convention Center, at the intersection of I-55/70 and Illinois 157. There are numerous good restaurants and golf courses, the World Wide Technology Raceway, Tri-City Speedway, Fairmount Park (Fanduel Sportsbook & Horse Racing), Madison County bicycle trails (more than 130 miles of them), and other non-rally recreational activities nearby to enjoy. And, the Cardinals are at home against the Chicago Cubs Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Sept. 2–4, and will host the Washington Nationals on Labor Day, Sept. 5.
- Other good things to know: Our rally headquarters offers easy access from St. Louis Lambert International Airport; the hotel also is convenient to downtown St. Louis and the Gateway Arch.
Friday, September 2
15:00–18:30 Hospitality and registration/check-in
19:00–22:00 Tulips by Night Divisional Touring Rally
22:00–23:00 Hospitality and awards presentation
Saturday, September 3
09:00–17:00 Kaskaskia Trails National Touring Rally
18:00–21:00 Hospitality and awards presentation
Sunday, September 4
09:00–13:00 The Avenue of the Saints Divisional GTA Rally
13:00–14:00 Awards presentation and good-byes
More Good Things to Know
Sunset, Friday, Sept. 2 19:29 hrs CDT (astronomical twilight ends: 21:01 hrs)
Sunrise/sunset, Saturday, Sept. 3 06:31 hrs CDT/19:27 hrs CDT
Sunrise, Sunday, Sept. 4 06:32 hrs CDT
Moon phase, Sept. 2 Waxing Crescent (illumination 41.3%)
Timing and scoring: Tulips by Night and Kaskaskia Trails will use Rich Bireta's Richta GPS checkpoint system for timing and scoring. To compete, each participating team will need a smartphone or tablet with active data cellular service (no airplane mode and no wi-fi only devices!). The Richta Checkpoint app will report arrival time and leg score to your cellphone or tablet moments after you pass each GPS control location. For more information about the system visit richtarally.com. Also, the SCCA Detroit Region's rally page has a good summary of the Richta system, especially its Competitor App: drscca.org/rally/using-the-richta-competitor-app.
Equipped, GPS, Limited, and Stock—per the RRRs.
James H. Heine, Chairman
Gateway National RoadRally Weekend
3955 Bowen Street
St. Louis, MO 63116-3125
St. Louis Region SCCA
13425 Old Jamestown Road
St. Louis, MO 63033-4509
Website: scca.org or stlscca.org
Weekend (all three rallies): $200.00 for SCCA member teams; $215.00 for non-member teams, which includes a Weekend Membership for the driver and a Trial Membership for the navigator.
An SCCA member team is defined as one in which at least one member is a regular member of the SCCA. In such cases, the non-SCCA member will receive a free Trial Membership for the weekend. In a non-SCCA-member team, the driver will be granted a Weekend Membership and the navigator will receive a Trial Membership. The additional $15.00 entry fee for a non-member team covers the driver's Weekend Membership.
- Friday: $55.00 for SCCA member teams; $70.00 for non-member teams
- Saturday: $110.00 for SCCA member teams; $125 for for non-member teams
- Sunday: $55.00 for SCCA member teams; $70.00 for non-member teams
A non-member team will be charged the additional $15.00 fee only only once during the weekend; that is, if the team, for example, enters both the Friday and Sunday rallies, the team will pay the additional fee only once.
Entry deadline: 30 August 2022
ABOUT THE SPORTS CAR CLUB OF AMERICA
The Sports Car Club of America®, Inc., founded in 1944, is a 70,700-member motorsports organization that is home to autocross, track days, time trials, rally and road racing at both club and professional levels. With headquarters in Topeka, Kan., the SCCA annually sanctions more than 2,000 events through its 115 Regions and subsidiary divisions. Much of the SCCA’s activities are made possible with support from the following Official Partners: Tire Rack, the Official Tire Retailer of SCCA; Sunoco, the Official Fuel of SCCA; Hawk Performance, the Official Brake Products of SCCA and Hagerty, the Official Insurance Provider of SCCA. To learn more, visit scca.com.
ABOUT THE ST. LOUIS REGION, SCCA
The St. Louis Region, with some 600 members, offers Club Racing, Performance Driving Experience (PDX), RallyCross, RoadRally, Solo (autocross), and Street Survival School programs to educate and provide safe environments for individuals to enjoy their street-legal (daily driver) vehicles and purpose-built racecars. The region is home to more than 80 national champions and has been recognized three times by the Sports Car Club of America as the Region of the Year in its member category. To learn more about the St. Louis Region, visit stlscca.org or the region’s Facebook page.
ABOUT SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
Comprising the southern third of the state and beginning roughly south of Interstate 70, southern Illinois offers features distinct from other parts of the Land of Lincoln. The farther south one travels, the more “southern” the region becomes, a heritage of its early 19th-century immigrants from Kentucky and other parts of the upper antebellum south. In terms of population and economy, southern Illinois claims the largest metropolitan region—“the Metro East”—outside of Chicago, an energetic business climate, two of the state’s leading universities—Southern Illinois University–Carbondale, and Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville—and a major military installation, Scott Air Force Base, as well as Scott’s civilian aviation neighbor, MidAmerica St. Louis Airport.
In terms of topography, the region offers a more varied landscape than the tabletop evenness of central Illinois or the glaciated ruggedness of its northwestern portion. As in much of Illinois, agriculture remains an economic cornerstone, but it is a more diverse industry in southern Illinois than the corn/soybeans monoculture prevalent in central and northern Illinois.
As a home for SCCA rallying, the St. Louis and Southern Illinois Regions of the SCCA have explored the country lanes, roads, and highways of southern Illinois with great success since the founding of the two regions in the years after World War II. We will do so again in 2022, with great pleasure.
The standard SCCA rules regarding road-rally registration will be observed (e.g., proof of valid drivers license and current auto insurance, vehicle inspection [self-inspection by the rally team], signing of SCCA waiver/release forms, including confirmation of valid SCCA Minor Waivers for minors).
All participants will be required to read and sign the standard SCCA waiver before being allowed to participate in this event.
The signing of the SCCA's "Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement" is a pre-condition to participating in any SCCA event. Any adult, age 18 or older, must sign the waiver. SCCA members age 18 and older may also obtain an annual waiver by visiting the Online Store in the Member Section of scca.com.
At the discretion of the organizing committee, SCCA members with an Annual Waiver on file may be exempt from signing the waiver pertaining to this event.
A Minor taking part in an SCCA event, including this event, as a competitor, on-track participant, or volunteer or worker with access to restricted (hot) areas must have an Annual Minor Waiver on file for the calendar year.
The Age of Majority is 18 years except in Alabama and Nebraska, where it is, 19 and Mississippi, where it is 21.
The Annual Minor Waiver will be issued to the Minor by the SCCA National Office. For more information about this process, click on the following document and see the section "Minor Annual Waivers": Digital Annual Waiver 12-01-2021.pdf.
Before obtaining an “Annual Waiver Minor” for a child, nonmember parents/guardians, as well as the minor in question, must obtain an SCCA Guest Account.
1. Log onto scca.com.
2. Click on “Join/Renew” in the information bar at the top of the page.
3. Click on “Create a Guest Account.”
4. Click on “I don’t have a Member ID.”
5. Complete the required information.
Once you have received your Guest Accounts, you can begin the process of acquiring an Annual Minor Waiver for your child. See again the document noted above.