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Rally School! Learn about Time-Speed-Distance


Rally School! Learn about Time-Speed-Distance

PCA - Redwood

Saturday, June 26, 2021
Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

Registration closed June 18, 2021 11:59 PM at 2021-06-18T23:59:00-0700 Registration ends June 18, 2021 11:59 PM at 2021-06-18T23:59:00-0700 Registration opens May 18, 2021 12:00 AM at 2021-05-18T00:00:00-0700 Registration runs from May 18, 2021 12:00 AM to June 18, 2021 11:59 PM

Registration is full as of May 23, 2021. You may be wait-listed. We are looking for a larger classroom that may allow us to increase capacity.

Please contact Jim Robison at jim_robison@comcast.net if you have specific questions.

Redwood Region PCA is presenting a time-speed-distance (TSD) rally school on Saturday June 26th at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park. The event is free and open to all PCA members, from any region. Preregistration is required and will be limited to the first 50 applicants (25 cars). You will be required to pay a $7.00 per car parking fee at Sonoma State University.

A TSD rally is a team event; each car requires a driver and a navigator. Both drivers and navigators should attend the rally school.

School begins at 10:00 with one hour of classroom demonstrations and discussion, followed by a one-hour practice rally. 

The objective is to follow the prescribed route and arrive at each checkpoint exactly on time, with points deducted for both early and late arrival. The correct arrival time is based on the official miles of the official route and the assigned speeds along the route. The job of the navigator is to read the route instructions to the driver and to perform the necessary calculations to determine if they are on time, running early, or running late. This short video from the Rainier Auto Sports Club gives a good description of TSD rallies.

Because rallies involve driving on public roads at legal speeds, a TSD rally is suitable for any car. An SUV or sedan is just as likely to bring home a trophy as a sports car. The only equipment you will need is a working odometer, clock and calculator (smartphone) and clipboard, pen or pencil. The video shows some sophisticated rally equipment, but none will be required or necessary for the planned, entry-level events.

Preregistration and completed online wellness screen are required prior to attendance. A link to the parking instructions will be emailed the week before school