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!
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 scca.org), 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 www.doubletreecollinsville.com; 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 stlscca.org. 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
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
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
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.