About this event
ALSCCA Trek Out of Winter to Kowaliga – March 9th , 2024
About this event:
Please join us for the first ALSCCA Road Rally event of the season. This event will follow the SCCA Trek format, with two options for participants. First, if you just want to come with the group and enjoy a nice Saturday drive, we will provide basic maps and offer a lead-follow experience to the stops. If, however, you are interested in learning and preparing for one of our upcoming full competitive TSD rallies, we will offer a set of route instructions and login to the Richta app. This will allow the second group an opportunity to learn how SCCA rally events work, how to read route instructions, how checkpoints and scoring works, and how to use the GPS rally apps. There will be no official scoring or awards on this drive, just an opportunity to learn and prepare for upcoming competitive events.
The Trek will begin at Durbin Farms Market in Clanton, Alabama at 9:30 am, Saturday March 9th , 2024. Waivers, along with basic training and instructions will be provided at 9:30 am – don’t be late! First car out at 10:30 am. The first part of the drive will conclude at the Kowaliga Restaurant on Lake Martin for lunch. Length of drive: 49 miles, 1.25 hour.
The Trek will continue after lunch to The Wellborn Musclecar Museum in nearby Alexander City, Alabama. The museum will provide our SCCA group with a private tour, viewing a fantastic collection of 70’s Mopars, with a discounted entrance fee of approximately $10/person. The event will conclude at the end of the museum visit, everyone departing on your own route home.
The number of cars participating will be limited to 25 total, minimum of one driver and one navigator per car, other riders welcome. If your navigator or riders are minors, a special release is required.
Registration fee: SCCA members $20/car. Non-members $35 (includes $15 fee for SCCA weekend membership)
No special equipment is required. A smartphone with built-in GPS and a windshield mount is strongly recommended, allowing you to download and use the free Richta Competitor app (Apple App Store or Google Play Store). It is recommended that you download this app before arriving. Further instructions on app use will be provided prior to the rally start. A clipboard, pen or pencil for note-taking, and a basic stop-watch may be useful. Full rally timing equipment and apps are allowed, as there are no competitive classes in this Trek event.
9:30 am – Waivers and training/instructions outside under the pavilion at Durbin Farms Market, Clanton, AL
10:30 am – First car out
10:50 am – Last sweep car out
12:00 noon – Arrive at The Kowaliga Restaurant, Lake Martin for lunch
1:15 pm – Depart The Kowaliga Restaurant, driving to The Wellborn Musclecar Museum in Alexander City, AL
2:30 pm – Depart The Musclecar Museum, choose your own route home
You must register in advance. No walk up registrations will be processed.
Minor waivers (under 19 in Alabama) must be completed before the event, see SCCA.com for instructions. The process takes several days, doesn't have a cost and is valid for a year.
During registration, you will be asked to choose between driving in a lead/follow convoy of cars - the usual configuration of a Trek or using a set of Route Instructions and practicing some basic Rally skills. You can change your mind up until the close of registration as we need to prepare different types of materials for each group.
A Rally School video is avalable on the alscca.net website in the Road Rally section.