About this event
Buccaneer Region SCCA - May the 4th Be With You Road Rally
Saturday May 4th, 2024
Check-in: 9:15am, First Car Out: 10:00am
We are excited to announce our latest road rally event for the greater Jacksonville area, with a Star Wars theme! Each car will drive on paved public roads using a set of predefined route instructions through various checkpoints using the Richta Road Rally mobile application. Participants will be scored based on their arrival time at the finishing location, with timechecks along the defined checkpoints. We will start at a fast food restaurant in southern Jacksonville where cars will depart 1 minute apart. The finish will be a sit down restaurant, technically in Ponte Vedra Beach, where scoring, awards, and lunch will be available (you are responsible for purchasing your own food, we encourage everyone to eat and support the location).
Any car is allowed, such that it meets all Florida state laws and is insured to meet the state’s minimum requirements. A valid driver's license and proof of insurance will be required at on-site registration. Each car is allowed as many people as there are seatbelts in the vehicle, but each car is suggested to have at least 2 people, a driver and a navigator. There will be a starting location, five (5) unmanned checkpoints, followed by a sixth checkpoint at the finishing location. Team numbers will be assigned but the starting order will be determined at random.
There are three available classes for this rally: Stock, Limited and Seat of Your Pants. Visit https://www.scca.com/pages/roadrally-rules for official class descriptions and rules. Below are some examples of the types of setups used in each class.
- Stock: Using your vehicle's stock trip/odometer, smartphone as a calculator, and a stopwatch (perhaps the same or another smartphone). This is the most common class and recommended for novices.
- Limited: Using the car’s built in navigation system to show distance traveled, a 3rd party GPS tracking system via mobile app (i.e. Richta Odometer, Maps, or a Odometer/Trip app), as long as that information isn’t transferable to the calculating device (i.e. can't be the same smartphone running the app and calculations).
- SOP: Just your odometer, pens/pencils, stopwatch, and gut instincts. No calculator of any kind.
Online registration for the driver and navigator is required. To register, please visit: https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/may-4th-be-with-you-road-rally-dunkin-donuts-bartram-scca-buccaneer-854814
Starting Location: Dunkin' Donuts (12709 Bartram Park Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32258)
Finishing Location: Fionn MacCool's Irish Pub & Restaurant (145 Hilden Rd, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32081)
Registration Fee: $30 for SCCA members, $50 for non-SCCA members (weekend membership required)
Estimated Duration: 88 miles, just over 2hrs in duration, breaks are allowed along the way at your leisure.
Required Equipment: Dedicated smart phone with Richta Competitor mobile app, cannot be used while the rally is active. Download at https://richtarally.com/
Recommended Equipment: Clipboard, pencils/pens, highlighters, stopwatches (smartphone ok), calculator, secondary (and/or 3rd) smartphone
Monday March 5th 12:01am - Online event registration opens
Wednesday May 1st 11:59pm - Online event registration closes
Saturday May 4th 9:15am - On-site check in opens
Saturday May 4th 10:00am - First car out
Saturday May 4th 12:00pm (estimated) - First car arrives
Saturday May 4th 1:00pm (estimated) - Award ceremony
A valid drivers license and vehicle insurance is required for each vehicle (driver) at onsite checkin.
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 MotorsportReg.com 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 MotorsportReg.com user name matches exactly as it appears on your SCCA Membership card... otherwise, the member verifaction process will not validate your membership.)