Sat, Feb 24, 2024

Michigan Winter Rally I

Ruckle's Pier

About this event

Michigan Winter Rally I (a TSD Tour Rally)
Clare Michigan
presented by Detroit Region, SCCA

Saturday, February 24, 2024

  • Straightforward Time-Speed-Distance (TSD) Tour Rally – no traps
  • ~200 miles of mostly unpaved roads in Clare, Isabella, Osceola, Lake, Newaygo, and Mecosta counties
  • All GPS passage controls using Richta app
  • Novices (< 6 combined rallies between team members) welcome and encouraged
  • Points toward Detroit Regional, Great Lakes Divisional, and National SCCA Road Rally Championships
  • Winter tires, driving lights, and snow extraction equipment recommended!

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, all the checkpoint information (locations by Latitude and Longitude and the correct arrival times) is loaded onto the internet by the rally master. People who register for the rally are given a car number and the password for the app. Each Rally Team then goes to the site and downloads the information for their car.  The contestants will NOT be able to view Rally Master information. During the rally, when each car reaches a checkpoint, the contestant’s device will signal a checkpoint has been reached with a “bing-bong” sound. The device will then display your time entered and your score and say “early” or “late”. Your total score for the rally to that point will also be displayed.

Visit the Richta app information page at to learn more about how the app works and how to use it.

Start/ Finish:  Ruckle’s Pier, 405 N McEwan St, Clare, MI 48617

Accommodations available at Quality Inn, 10318 South Clare Ave, Clare, MI, 48617 Ph: (989) 386-1111

For More Information:  Chairman –         Adam Spieszny            Cell: (248) 787-0835

Rally Master –    Bruce Fisher                       Cell: (517) 282-9516

                                        DRSCCA Rally Dir. – Piotr Roszczenko

Click 'Continue' for registration instructions.

Event requirements

ATTENTION! If you intend to use a TSD rally app on your smart phone or tablet device in this rally, you MUST read the following carefully and register to compete in the appropriate equipment class – either Stock or Limited.

Stock class requires that you use an app that does not incorporate automatic mileage measurement from any distance measuring source. This includes any app that automatically accumulates mileage utilizing the device’s internal GPS. You must manually enter mileages into the app using the app’s mileage input function. Furthermore the mileages entered into the app must come from the car’s stock odometer. You may not use any external odometer or a GPS-based odometer app on a phone or tablet device for rally computer app mileage input sources in Stock class.

You may choose to use a TSD rally computer app on your phone or tablet that automatically accumulates mileage based upon input from the device’s internal GPS, or from a separate third-party GPS receiver. However, using an app that automatically accumulates distance based upon GPS position data places you into Limited class. YOU CAN NOT RUN IN STOCK CLASS with any app that automatically accumulates mileage from any source.

Note that Novice class requirements are identical to Stock class. If you otherwise would qualify as a Novice class competitor (driver and navigator, combined, have competed in six or fewer rallies), but choose to use an app that automatically accumulates mileage from a GPS source you must compete in Limited class.


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.)


Tentative Schedule:       Start/Finish:        Ruckle’s Pier, 405 N McEwan St, Clare, MI 48617

                                                10:00 AM            Ruckle’s Pier open

                                                10:45 AM            Registration opens / Route instructions available

                                                11:00 AM            Novice introduction & discussion

                                                11:30 AM            Competitors & Safety meeting, Q/A

                                                12:01 PM             Car #1 Starts Rally

                                                8:30 PM               Car #1 Finishes (approx.)


Entry fees (per car):        $55 for SCCA members
                                        $20 per weekend membership (Addl. for all non-SCCA members)  

All entries must be done online. There will be no in-person day of entries for this event.

Awards will be presented to the first and second place teams in each of the following classes:
E (Equipped) – unlimited equipment.
L (Limited) – no limits on distance measuring equipment but only GPS odometer can be connected to computer.
G - GPS-derived odometer integrated with any calculating device such as a rally “app” or rally computer.
S (Stock) – distance measurement limited to stock odometer, in stock location.  GPS odometers may NOT be used in this Class for any timing calculations.
N (Novice) – any team where the total number of rallies entered by the two members of the team does not exceed six (6); and equipment is restricted to that of the Stock class.

For more information:  
          Chairman – Adam Spieszny            Cell: (248) 787-0835
          Rally Master – Bruce Fisher                       Cell: (517) 282-9516
          DRSCCA Rally Dir. – Piotr Roszczenko
          (Registrar) Mary Shiloff:   Cell: (810) 278-1708

Learn more about Detroit SCCA and rally at:

Entries (40)

Estefania Mejia
Matthew Wernette
W Gregory Lester
Daniel Hutchison
Jana Rajab
Robert Zillich
Andrew Bashford
Valerie Clayton

Ruckle's Pier

Clare, MI


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