Sat, Sep 12, 2020

Press on Regardless

Hampton Inn - Gaylord

About this event



Press on Regardless 2020
71st Anniversary

Saturday, September 12, 2020
(finishing @ 2:01 am Sunday)


  • Join us for the oldest continuously run rally (72nd running) in North America. 
  • First run in 1949 – The Press On Regardless® has a history like no other rally.
  • Counts toward the National RoadRally Tour Championship, the Great Lakes Division and Detroit Region series.
  • Richta Competitor app will be used for time and scoring. (Requires a smart phone or tablet.)
  • Not a car breaker, but vehicles with low ground clearance are not recommended!
  • The roads are fun and challenging.

HQ: Hampton Inn, 230 Dickerson Rd, Gaylord MI. 49735. (989) 731-4000
Please mention “POR” when making reservations
A block of rooms has been reserved until August 28, 2020 for $119 per night plus tax


Event Schedule:
Saturday - 9/12/2020
  10:30-11:15 AM – Registration

  11:15 AM – Safety Meeting
  12:01 PM – First Car Starts
    2:01 AM – First Car Finishes 

Entry fees:
POR® - $150
Late registration add $10 (after September 7th)
Weekend membership (where both competitors are not SCCA members) add $15 per car

Teams are urged to enter/register online using MotorsportReg; however, those preferring to do so may send paper or email entries directly to the registrar: Mary Shiloff,, 7307 Dyke Rd, Algonac MI 48001.

If you are interested in working, please contact Bruce Fisher, or (517) 282-9516.


In order to promote increased participation, we are offering this year as follows:

·  1. Any team (both people) new to POR (never competed). $50 for the highest placing team in each class (E, L, S, and Novice), and $25 to the second highest placing team in each class.

·  2. $50 for dead last but finished.

·  3. All teams. $50 for the best (lowest) score in each class for the last section.

·  4. $50 discount to a 2020 competitor for bringing in a first-time entry (both people never competed) to POR this year.

·  5. Free shirts for all competitors, will be distributed at the rally. Please visit  POR 2020 Merch  to choose your shirt size. Code to get a free shirt will be distributed with the registration receipt. Other merchandise is available for purchase, profits will help finance future POR rallies. Thank you for your support.


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.)


Event Schedule:
Saturday - 9/12/2020
  10:30-11:15 AM – Registration

  11:15 AM – Safety Meeting
  12:01 PM – First Car Starts
    2:01 AM – First Car Finishes 

Chairman:  Bruce Fisher,  (517) 282-9516  

Registrar:  Mary Shiloff
                   7307 Dyke Rd
                   Algonac, MI 48001

ENTRY FEES: POR    $150/car
                         No registrations accepted after September 8th
                         Weekend membership (where both competitors are not
                              SCCA members) add $15 per car 

Teams are urged to enter register using MotorsportReg; however, those preferring to do so may send paper or email entries.

Adaptations to the COVID-19 situation:
Online registration on MotorsportReg only, no walk-ins.

  1. Online waiver at or hard card annual waiver only
  2. Observing Michigan governor’s current orders regarding COVID-19
  3. Use of face masks required whenever folks are away from their car.
  4. No after-rally indoor rendezvous gathering.  
  5. Trophies will be mailed to the winners.
  6. Proper social distancing required at all times
NOTE: We will be using the Richta GPS Checkpoint app. 
The rally will be a Time-Speed-Distance rally using new technology for timing the event. It works using a free APP on the contestant’s Android or iOS device.
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.

Entries (52)

Devin Mulder
Stephen Jones
Cort Bouse
Thomas Klonowski
Miles Ritter
Cody Beyer
Kris Bain
Ron Mallison

Hampton Inn - Gaylord

Gaylord , MI


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Event over!