Sat, Jun 3, 2023

Roads Scholar 2023 National Course Road Rally

Madison, Wisconsin

About this event

SCCA Milwaukee Region Presents

Roads Scholar National Course RoadRally

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Join your fellow RoadRally enthusiasts for this 180 mile time-speed-distance National Course RoadRally in the beautiful Wisconsin countryside.  You and your rally partner will enjoy a scenic rally adventure through the marvelous country roads west of Madison, Wisconsin.  You'll be tested on your ability to observe, reason, maintain the assigned average speeds, and follow explicit directions. This year's event will use both Numbered and Lettered Route Instructions.  There will be a variable Main Road rule. 

It is not recommended for people who have never rallied before. 

There are several miles of unpaved roads on the rally route. 

The rally starts in Verona, Wisconsin (at Hyatt Place hotel) and finishes in Prairie du Chien, WI (on the Mississippi River).  The following day, Sunday, June 4th, Roads Scamper National Tour Rally starts at the Country Inn & Suites, Prairie du Chien, WI and runs back to Madison, WI.


Friday Headquarters hotel:  Hyatt Place, Wisconsin.  A block of rooms with 2 beds has been reserved for contestants at a special rate of $119/night plus tax, but only until May 11th.  This includes a hot breakfast buffet.  Ask for "SCCA" to get this rate.

Saturday Headquarters hotel:  Country Inn & Suites, Prairie du Chien, WI.  A block of rooms with 2 beds has been reserved for contestants at a special rate of $89.99/night plus tax, but only until May 14th.  This includes a hot breakfast buffet.  Ask for "SCCA" to get this rate.

Sunday night hotel:  La Quinta, Madison, WI.  (near the airport).  For those folks staying over until Monday, we have a block of rooms here at the special rate of $116.83.   Ask for "SCCA" to get this rate until May 14th.

Roads Scholar schedule: 
Check-in - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday.  Lobby lounge of Hyatt Place, Verona, WI.

First Car Off - 8:31 AM  Saturday

First Car Finished - Approx 5:30 pm - Prairie du Chien, WI

Cost:  $90/car.  Any contestant that is not an full SCCA member (paid annual dues or lifetime dues) must purchase a Weekend membership at a cost of $15.  A Weekend membership is good for 5 days, so one Weekend membership is sufficient for BOTH rallies - Roads Scholar and Roads Scamper.  If neither team member is an SCCA member, two Weekend memberships are required.

Pre-registration is required for this event.  General Instructions will be emailed to all registered contestants 2 weeks prior to the event.

We encourage you to also join us the next day, Sunday, June 4th, for the Roads Scamper National Tour RoadRally.  Roads Scamper starts at the County Inn & Suites, Prairie du Chien, WI.  You can register for this rally on  It is listed as a separate event.

Want further information on Roads Scholar?  Contact the rallymaster:  Jim Crittenden  at


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.

Class E (Equipped)

      There are no restrictions on calculating equipment in this Class.  Typical calculating devices in this Class include:  Alfa, Chronar, Timewise, and Zeron rally computers.

Class L (Limited)

        All distance information is derived from any of the following:  the vehicle’s electronic system, the vehicle’s speedometer cable, or pulses generated by the movement of the vehicle (e.g. magnets mounted to the drivetrain, of GPS devices).  Calculating devices are limited to those that require manual entry of the distance information (e.g. Curta calculators, tables, laptop computers, electronic APPs, programmable and non-programmable electronic calculators).  Readouts that continuously show the difference from either the perfect time or the perfect distance are prohibited.

Class S (Stock)

        Any distance information used for timing calculations must be visually acquired from the vehicle’s stock, non-adjustable odometer in the stock location.  Any calculating device may be used as long as the distance information from the vehicle’s stock odometer is manually entered into the device.  GPS odometers may be used in this Class only if their information is NOT used for any timing calculations or for any determination of earliness or lateness.

 Class G (GPS)

        All distance information must be derived from a GPS source.  Calculating devices may be any electronic device (e.g. Simple Rally Computer type APPs and a GPS-Pulser providing distance input to a Rally computer.

Entries (19)

Clarence Westberg
Leon Shohet
Susan Shire
Charles Hanson
Andrew Skura
Bryan Anders
Rich Bireta
James Miner

Madison, Wisconsin

Madison, WI


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SCCA - Milwaukee Region

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