Sat, Mar 5, 2022

Desert Sands 2022 National Course car rally

Hampton Inn - Tucson, AZ

About this event

Arizona Border Region of Sports Car Club of America presents

Desert Sands National Course car rally

Saturday, March 5, 2022  

Join your fellow RoadRally enthusiasts for this 180 mile time-speed-distance National Course RoadRally in beautiful Arizona.  This really starts in Tucson, Arizona and finishes in Nogales, Arizona.  This is a Course rally, so each leg will have at least one trick (or trap) designed to test your ability to follow the rally rules.

This rally will use the Richta GPS checkpoint app.  Contestants will download the app to their smartphone in advance of the rally.  During the rally this app will use the GPS signals and automatically record your arrival time at each checkpoint and then display your score to you!!  No more waiting until the rally is over to find out how you did.  Contestants will need a smartphone in order to run this event.  

Starting location:  Hampton Inn, 6971 South Tucson Blvd, Tucson AZ.

First Car Off - 8:31 AM  - Tucson
First Car Finished - Approx 5:00 pm - Nogales

Cost:  $80/car for SCCA members,  $95/car if neither contestant is an SCCA member, 2 people per car required.

Pre-registration is required for this event.  General Instructions will be emailed to all registered contestants 2 weeks prior to the event.

Want further information on this eventr?  Contact the Chairman:  Jim Crittenden  at


Event requirements

Contestants will be asked to enter in one of these four Classes, as determined by the distance measurement and calculating devices that will be used.

Class E (Equipped)

      There are no restrictions on calculating equipment in this Class.  Typical calculating devices in this Class include:  Alfa, Chronar, Timewise, and Zeron rally computers.

Class L (Limited)

        All distance information is derived from any of the following:  the vehicle’s electronic system, the vehicle’s speedometer cable, or pulses generated by the movement of the vehicle (e.g. magnets mounted to the drivetrain, of GPS devices).  Calculating devices are limited to those that require manual entry of the distance information (e.g. Curta calculators, tables, laptop computers, electronic APPs, programmable and non-programmable electronic calculators).  Readouts that continuously show the difference from either the perfect time or the perfect distance are prohibited.

Class S (Stock)

        Any distance information used for timing calculations must be visually acquired from the vehicle’s stock, non-adjustable odometer in the stock location.  Any calculating device may be used as long as the distance information from the vehicle’s stock odometer is manually entered into the device.  GPS odometers may be used in this Class only if their information is NOT used for any timing calculations or for any determination of earliness or lateness.

 Class G (GPS)

        All distance information must be derived from a GPS source.  Calculating devices may be any electronic device (e.g. Simple Rally Computer type APPs and a GPS-Pulser providing distance input to a Rally computer.

Entries (19)

Stephen Atkinson
George Berg
Janet Forbes
Griffith Jones
Wendy Harrison
Jessica Toney
Satish Gopalkrishnan
James C Wakemen

Hampton Inn - Tucson, AZ

Tucson, AZ


Road Rally organized by

SCCA - Arizona Border Region

Event over!