About this event
Minnesota Valley Winter Rally is a Regularity Rally run in the Minnesota Valley near Henderson and Le Sueur. The course traverses the Valleys along the Minnesota river taking advantage of the elevation changes and natural twisty roads in the valleys.
No special equipment is needed other than a smart phone with built in GPS. A free app is available from your favorite app store. The app not only provides the timing but also provides a digital roadbook similar to the one used at Dakar in 2021. The app also does all calculations for you so that you always know if you are on time.
For those without a smartphone or their own navigation systems we have SmartControl devices to do the timing.
We suggest you use the Tabbit Rally app to run this event. It's a Rally Computer app that does all the work for you to stay on time.
The rally starts and ends in Henderson, MN. (Google it)
Date: December 18, 2021
Entry fee is $40/car. Anothe $10 for weekend membership if you are not an SCCA member
In-person sign-in starts at 3:30PM
Time: First car out at 4PM
If enough people are interested we can have an early group leaving between noon and 1PM. Email me if you are interested in this option.
Length: 3 hours, 102 miles
It is recommended that you have Winter rated tires. Most all season tires are not. We suggest you also bring standard winter travel items such as a blanket, boots, warm weather gear, etc in case you go off the road.
COVID Restrictions. Our assumption is that the RoadHaus will be open for indoor seating. If so, please adhere to whatever restrictions are in place.
You are responsible for insuring the following are in order:
Headlights (high and low beams) and parking lights
Taillights and brake lights
Horn, windshield wipers and directional signals
Foot brakes and parking brake
Tires (inspect for condition of sidewalls as well as tread)
Seat belts, securely installed for the driver and navigator
Safety triangle (optional)
First Aid Kit (optional)
Tow Rope (optional)
Fire Extinguisher (optional)