Sat, Mar 25, 2023

Minnesota Valley Winter Rally

Sticks Tavern

About this event

SCCA Diviosional Tour RoadRally

About 

The course is mostly unpaved roads traversing the Minnesota River Valley. By late March the roads could be dry, mud, snow or any combination. Be prepared.

Sunset at 7:32 PM so part of the rally will be at night but mostly daylight. External night lighting will not be required but it would’t hurt on older cars, interior lights will be very useful. 

We advise bringing winter gear (boots, hat, gloves, etc) and a blanket in case you have car trouble. A small shovel or two would be a good idea if it is still snowy.

Philosophy 

This event will not have nearly as many timing points (TP) as others we have done. We have located the TP at traditional locations used when we had to have humans work. We have thrown in a few extra at places we always wanted to put one as well. The first section we are calling the prairie stage. It’s one long stage of about 25 miles with no links. The terrain is rather flat with the interest coming via many 90 degree turns followed by a TP. From there we head down to the Minnesota River starting with the famous Salisbury Hill control before ending the first part in Henderson where you can exchange stories at the Shell station.

From there we follow the traditional course through the tributary valleys. After a brief run up the Minnesota River Scenic Byway before one last stage before ending at Sticks.

 

MVWR uses the MiRally GPS timing and scoring system. The advantage being contestants get to use the Rabbit Rally Digital Roadbook and rally computer on their smartphone and or tablet. You should enter the event in class G as E, L & S are legacy classes for people using old equipment and timkeeping methods.

We use the Telegram app of group communications. Telegram invite link

Where & When 

Chaska, MN. March 25, 2023 

Stick’s Tavern (Dahlgreen Golf )

44.768925040936445, -93.69770956677722

Schedule 

Sunday March 19

Roadbooks and specific regulations emailed..

Saturday March 25

3-5:15 PM Registration, timecards, SmartControl and newbie training

5:15 PM Contestants Meeting, We will go over any last minute information regarding the course and conditions.

5:31 PM Car One departs.

8:30 PM or sooner Car one arrives at the end point. 

Event requirements

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
Rear-view mirror
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)

 

 

Entries (11)

AR
Andrew Rausch
LB
Landon Brandt
JC
Jason Cook
TR
Ted Rurup
MH
Mark Huttner
GS
Gary Starr
JL
Julia Lawrance
CB
Chader Burton

Sticks Tavern

Chaska, MN

Organizer

Road Rally organized by

SCCA - Land O' Lakes Region - Road Rally

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Event over!