Fri, Sep 8 - Sat, Sep 9, 2023

Press on Regardless

Hampton Inn - Gaylord

About this event

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SCCA Detroit Region Presents

Press on Regardless® National Tour RoadRally(s)

Friday and Saturday, September 8 & 9, 2023  

You are invited to join us for two 225-mile brisk time-speed-distance, National Tour RoadRally(s) run on the fun and challenging roads of northern Michigan. Each day is sanctioned as a separate rally and points. The Richta GPS Checkpoint app will be used for timing. The cumulative score from both days will determine the overall winners of the 2023 POR. You can expect at least 100 checkpoints each day. First run in 1949, POR (Press On Regardless®) is the oldest continuously run rally in North America. These straightforward (absolutely no traps) Tour rallies will use a mix of unpaved (80%) and paved (20%) roads varying from smooth fast gravel roads to tight and technical single lane roads. While not a car breaker, vehicles with low ground clearance are not recommended. Liberal use of free zones and pauses help you navigate through any rough areas on the route.

Tentative schedule for both days. Pre-registration is required:

11 AM to 12 PM (noon): Competitor check-in at headquarters hotel
12:01 PM: Car #1 receives Route Instructions.
1:01 PM: Car #1 starts rally.
~ 11:30 PM: Car #1 finishes rally.

Headquarters Hotel: Hampton Inn – Gaylord. 230 Dickerson Rd, Gaylord, MI 49735. Phone: 989-731-4000. A block of rooms with 2 queen beds will be held until August 24, 2023, at a special rate of $129/night plus tax. Specify “POR” to get this rate.

NOTE:  The group rate was mistakenly set up for just Thursday and Friday, but the hotel will honor the same price for Saturday night. When registering, you will need to make two reservations, the first one for Friday or Thursday and Friday and ask for the group rate for “POR”. Then make a separate reservation for Saturday at the higher price, but it will be adjusted by the manager to the group rate.

Friday, September 8, 2023: Press On Regardless – Friday. SCCA member, $85 per car.

Saturday, September 9, 2023: Press On Regardless – Saturday. SCCA member, $85 per car.

All non-members must apply for a weekend membership.  The cost is $20 per person if you are not an SCCA member. This is new for 2023...every entrant for a National Rally must be a member. 

T-Shirts are included in your entry fee. Please provide the shirt size for both entrants.

Want further information on Press On Regardless®? Visit the POR information pages on the Detroit Region website at .

Still have questions? Then contact the rallymaster, Bruce Fisher at

NOTE: We will be using the Richta GPS Checkpoint app that requires the use of a device like a smart phone or tablet.
Look for "Competitor Richta GPS Checkpoints" app on Google Play Store or Apple App Store or click on the appropriate link:

During the rally, when each car reaches a checkpoint, the contestant’s device will signal a checkpoint has been reached. The device will then display your time 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.

  • All passage timing controls using Richta GPS app
  • Novices welcome and encouraged
  • Points toward Detroit Region, Great Lakes Division SCCA, and the SCCA National RR Championship
NOTE:  There will be a zoom meeting on Wednesday, September 6 at 7 pm EST

Click 'Continue' for registration instructions

Event requirements

Contestants will be asked to enter in one of these four Classes, as determined by the distance measurement and calculating devices that will be used.

Competition Classes:

E - Equipment unrestricted.
L - Odometer unrestricted (including GPS), and calculating device restricted only in that it may not be integrated with the odometer.
G - GPS-derived odometer integrated with any calculating device such as a rally “app” or rally computer.
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 which the combined TSD rallies between team members is less than 6.

For more information:  
          (Chairman) Bruce Fisher: Cell/Text: (517) 282-9516
          (DRSCCA Rally Director) Piotr Roszczenko:
Learn more about Detroit SCCA and rally at:

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.)


Click "Continue" to register.

Entries (67)

Mary Elhart
Bill Elhart
Atharva Deokule
Tyler Boles
Jordan Carter
Trevor Council
Alyson Schwanitz
Kyle Ellsasser

Hampton Inn - Gaylord

Gaylord , MI


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