Sat, Oct 8, 2022

RSR PCA Fall TSD Rally


About this event

Following the positive feedback from our first Time-Speed-Distance (TSD) Rally at Porsches in the Park this summer, we have origanized another TSD rally for Saturday, October 8th. Come have coffee, donuts and camaraderie at The Gathering at Rennstatt (ArborMotion) in Ann Arbor, starting at 9am; the rally will start from the ArborMotion parking lot.  Driver's meeting will be at 10AM with the first car out at 10:30AM.  The drive route will be to the southeast, and will end at Original Gravity Brewing Company in Milan; awards around 1:30PM.  'Should be a great time and hope to have some returning competitors as well as some new folks!

Electronic pre-registration through MotorsportReg (MSR) is REQUIRED!  Here is a link to detailed instructions for those who are familiar with MSR and especially for those who are not:

        MSR Registration Instructions 040722.docx

Registration and a $15/car entry fee will be required.

Some basics on TSD Rallying for first-timers…  While the primary objective is of course to have fun with our cars and our friends, TSD is a competition -- we do keep score and there will be winners and prizes!

TSD stands for Time - Speed - Distance.  Competitors attempt to follow a given route at a series of fixed speeds; the winner is the team that most closely matches the ideal time over each of the measured sections of the route.

Some basics of how it works:

* A minimum of TWO PEOPLE are required per vehicle -- one to drive and one to read the instructions and run the app.  Have you got a 4-door?  Stuff it with all the friends and family you want for the same entry fee!
* There will be NO dirt roads!  You don't need to worry about any danage or wear and tear to your vehicle beyond normal PCA scenic drives.
* We're using a smartphone app to track your progress.  Not only does this make the rally much easier for the competitors (no need to try to find a checkpoint and fill out time slips), it lets us keep track of where you are -- if anyone gets off course we can call and get you back on the route!
* The driving route is roughly two hours long; counting breaks we expect everyoe to finish in about 2½-3 hours.
* Legal speeds are maintained throughout -- there is no need or advantage to exceeeding posted speeds.
* There will be a single class with no advanced rally equipment allowed.  Everyone can be competitive with just the car and smartphone.
* There aren't any tricks to try to get you lost!  Main challenges will just be maintaining the correct speed.  Intent is for everyone to have fun on a nice drive route!
* There will be a "gimmick" so even those who don't get the best times will have a chance to win a prize.

Rally school: October 5th, 2022 at 8:00PM Zoom call; about 1½ hours.  We will resend the last rally school info and answer any questions.  During this school we will cover the app as well as other topics including roundabouts.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Your Rally Masters
Diane Thomson,
John Thomson,
Francie Kish
Phil Kish

Registrar: Charlie Brown, III,, 734.358.2393

Event requirements

If you missed it above electronic pre-registration through MotorsportReg (MSR) is REQUIRED!  Here is a link to detailed registration instructions for those who are familiar with MSR and especially for those who are not:               

                  MSR Registration Instructions 040722.docx 

For the TSD rally -- two people per car minimum -- you must download this app to your phone for electronic timing and scoring:
* TSD Rally Registration closes Wednesday, 10/05 @ 11:59pm
* The Richta GPS Timing and Scoring System provides real time scoring for road rallys, reports scores to the entrants on their phone and automatically transmits scores to the rally organizers.
* The app we will use is: Competitor - Richta GPS Checkpoints: TSD App download
* Instructions: TSD app instructions

** MUST have at least one Android or iOS Smartphone (with downloaded app above) and two people per car!


Ann Arbor, MI


Road Rally organized by

PCA - Rally Sport Region

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Event over!