Fri, Jul 27 - Sun, Jul 29, 2018

SCCA Targa Gateway Divisional Event

Doubletree by Hilton Collinsville

About this event


27-29 July, 2018

Targa Gateway, a multi-discipline event including three Divisional Road Rallys, a "run what you brung" "Bracket" drag race, and a three-lap EnduroCross 

Tulips Under the Sturgeon Moon (Tour)

Land Between the Waters Monte Carlo (Tour)

The Hunt for USRRC Red October (GTA)

Targa Gateway Bracket Race

Targa Gateway Enduro Cross.

Please join us!


Our Objective:

To provide you, the competitor, with an SCCA divisional RoadRally weekend that will offer three days of enjoyable sports-car rallying, roads, and scenery in the Illinois portion of the St. Louis metropolitan region with the added challenge of autocross and drag racing. We will run our rallies in accordance with the applicable divisional requirements in the SCCA’s RoadRally Rules, 2018 Edition (available online in the rally section at, as amended by our General Instructions for the weekend.

Rally masters Jim Lynch with much assistance from Ron Ferris and Jim Heine has designed each rally with the beginning/occasional rally team in mind. Friday evening will be a new addition of Jim Heine's Tulips at Night. Saturday's rally will be the first rally designed by Jim Lynch and will incorporate parts of Jim and Ron's Tulips and other Flowers first run twenty years ago, with a couple of new twists. Sunday's Hunt for USRRC Red October will be a fun Rally using some of the same roads as the upcoming USRRC in October. Throw in a Saturday evening drag race and a Sunday morning autocross all of which award points towards the Targa Championship.

Tulips Under the Sturgeion Moon is a Monte-Carlo-style event with passage controls (offering we believe, a good introduction to rallying for rookie/novice teams), while The Land between the Waters will advance the introductory process one step by employing traditional open controls plus (perhaps) an occasional DIYC. Mostly, average speeds for the weekend will be moderate.



The Doubletree by Hilton Collinsville–St. Louis. Conveniently located at the intersection of Interstate 55/70 and Illinois 157, our rally HQ is just minutes from the Gateway Arch and, via Interstate 70 and our new Stan Musial Memorial Bridge over the Mississippi River, about 30 minutes from Lambert St. Louis International Airport. We believe you will enjoy our headquarters and the many activities and restaurants available nearby.


Doubletree by Hilton Collinsville–St. Louis

1000 Eastport Plaza Drive

Collinsville, IL 62234

Coordinates: N 38°40.761 / W 90°00.926

Telephone reservations: 866.235.4657


A block of rooms will be held until July 27 (mention the Targa Gateway) .The rate is $102 per night + tax. This rate includes coupons for $6 off breakfast for two each morning in Porters, the hotel’s restaurant. (A great deal. It's a terrific breakfast.)


Also, you may register online. Go to; enter the group code SCC to receive the special rate.


Entry Fees and Registration:

Targa Weekend ....................................................................................  $225.00

Friday or Saturday Single-day entry ............................................................................  $75.00

Sunday Single-day entry........................................................................................$50.00

For more information or a brief introduction to rallying, visit the St. Louis Region on Facebook, or at There you will also find a calendar of our regional rallys, as well as other activities of the St. Louis Region.



Chairman: Ron Ferris, 314.503.7411

Rallymasters: Jim Lynch, 636.634.1517


Sandy Lynch

1167 Colby Drive

Saint Peters, MO 63376-5509

Course marshal and control coordinator: TBA

Safety steward: James Heine, and Ron Ferris

RRB liaison: TBA

Long-distance precheck: TBA

Official precheck: James Heine/Ron Ferris

Provisional Schedule:

Friday, July. 13: Drawing for car numbers

Saturday, July 14: General Instructions mailed

Friday, July 27, 2018-“Tulips under the Sturgeon Moon Divisional, Monte (Twilight Rally)”

5:00 PM Registration Opens, Wild Country Parking Lot

6:30 PM Rally Novice School

7:30 PM Rally Instructions distributed

8:00 PM Targa Drivers Meeting

8:31 PM First Car off

11:30 PM Post Rally festivities at Wild Country

Saturday July 28, 2018-“The Land between the Waters Divisional Monte Carlo Rally”

10:00 AM Registration Opens, Wild Country Parking Lot

11:00 AM Rally Instructions distributed

11:30 Drivers meeting

12:01 PM First Car off

4:30 PM Rally Finishes at Gateway Motorsports Park

Saturday, July 28th-Dinner and Social 5:30 PM

Saturday, July 28th Targa Bracket Race (TBD) Gateway Motorsports Park DragPlex

Sunday, July 29, 2018-“Gateway Enduro X”

7:30 AM Registration at Gateway Motorsports Park

9:30 AM First Car off

Sunday, July 29th-“The Hunt for the USRRC, Red October” a Divisional GTA Rally.

10:30 AM (time approximate) Rally instructions distributed as the competitors complete their last run of the Enduro X

11:31 AM First Car off

2:30 PM Rally ends at Reifschneider’s Bar and Grill in Columbia, IL

3:00 PM Awards Presentation at Reifschneider’s Bar and Grill


Event requirements


The standard SCCA rules regarding day-of-the-event road-rally registration will be observed (i.e., valid drivers license and insurance, vehicle inspection [self-inspection by the rally team], signing of waivers, including appropriate minor releases and waivers, etc.).  Appropriate forms will be available at registration. For event participation by minors, please contact the Registrar before the day of the rally if you have any questions about minor participation in SCCA events.

Assumption of Risk

RoadRally is a potentially dangerous activity that can result in serious injury or death. Participation in all aspects of the activity is voluntary. The ultimate responsibility for participant and vehicle safety lies with the Participant, vehicle owner, driver, navigator, and crew members. The Participant agrees that by entering an event, the Participant acknowledges that the event will be conducted on public and/or private roads with the accompanying hazards. The Participant also acknowledges that by participating in the event, the Participant may suffer bodily injury or death, or loss or damage to property. The Participant further acknowledges that the Participant has voluntarily, assumed the risk of bodily injury or death or loss or damage to, property and waives any claims for bodily injury or death, or loss or damage to property against SCCA, its directors, officers, employees and agents, event officials, event sponsors, racetrack operators, site owners/operators, and other participants; discharges such persons and entities from responsibility for such losses; and covenants not to sue such persons and entities for bodily injury or death or loss or damage to property.

Further, the Participant hereby warrants that the vehicle used on this event is on the road legally, is being used by the entrant with the owner’s permission, and is covered by liability insurance of not less than $20,000/$40,000/$10,000, or the minimum requirements of the state of registry, whichever is higher.

Doubletree by Hilton Collinsville

Collinsville, IL


Road Rally organized by

SCCA - St. Louis Region - Road Rally

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