Sat, Feb 1, 2020

2020 Ohio Winter Rally

Redhawk Grille

About this event

Ohio Winter Rally

Saturday, February 1, 2020


Tanned, Rested and Ready: The Ohio Winter Rally is back after a 3 year hiatus.  The approximately 150 mile route will traverse portions of northeast Ohio's Lake Erie "snowbelt" counties. Prevailing winter weather and road conditions will dictate the rally's difficulty.

Competitors can expect an absolutely straightforward, gimmick-free Time-Speed-Distance (TSD) road rally, with emphasis on precise timing at well placed controls. A columnar "tulip" route instruction format will be used.

The rally will count toward both the SCCA Great Lakes Division Rally Championship, and the SCCA National Touring Rally Championship (Divisional Rally).

The rally will be timed with the Richta automated checkpoint system.  Each team must carry a "smart" phone (Android or iPhone) running the Richta competitor "app".  This app is available, free of charge.

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.

Start/ Finish:  Redhawk Grille,  7481 Auburn Rd.,  Concord Township (Painesville), OH 44077.

Nearby Lodging: Comfort Inn, 7581 Auburn Rd., Painesville, OH 44077. Ph. 440.579.0305.  Use code LFEST when making reservations to obtain a 15% discount.

Tentative Schedule:

Thursday, January 30, 2020

23:59 - Early entry cutoff.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

14:00-15:30 - On-site registration

14:45 - Mini rally school (experienced competitors welcome)

16:01 - Car #1 starts rally.

22:00 (approx) - Car #1 finishes.

23:00 (approx.) - Awards

Competition Classes:

E - Equipment unrestricted.

L - Either a) Odometer unrestricted, and calculating device restricted only in that it may not be integrated with the odometer and clock, or, b) GPS-derived odometer, and any calculating device (including integrated smartphone timekeeping "apps").

S - Unmodified stock odometer only.  Calculating device restricted only in that it may not be integrated with the odometer and clock.

Novice - Class S entry in whch neither team member has previously entered more than 5 TSD rallies.

Entry Fees:

SCCA Members (both driver and navigator): $40.00 before early entry cutoff, $50.00 thereafter.

Others: $45.00 before early entry cutoff, $55.00 thereafter.

Information: Jeff Arendas, Ph. 440.781.3676, or email:



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Event requirements

 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.)


Entries (47)

Savera D'Souza
Satish Gopalkrishnan
David Hammer
William Stewart
Amber Largent
Alexander Solon
Jack White
Josh Krager

Redhawk Grille

Concord, OH


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