USRRC 2017 - North to Alaska Road Rally Adventure
Registration closed September 1, 2017 11:59 PM on September 1, 2017 11:59 PM AKDT Registration ends September 1, 2017 11:59 PM on September 1, 2017 11:59 PM AKDT Registration opens January 1, 2017 12:00 AM on January 1, 2017 12:00 AM AKST Registration runs from January 1, 2017 12:00 AM to September 1, 2017 11:59 PM
2017 is the Sesquicentennial Celebration of Alaska’s purchase from Russia, the 75th Anniversary of the Alaska-Canadian Highway, and we are delighted to have a Road Rally to celebrate the occasion!
Join Us for the North to Alaska Road Rally Adventure, the destination chosen for the Sports Car Club of America's United States Road Rally Challenge (USRRC).
Thursday, September 14th – Opening Reception, Anchorage
Friday, September 15th — We're off to the Scenic Kenai Peninsula! Anchorage to Seward, with lodging at the Seward Windsong Lodge
Saturday, September 16th — Seward to Homer, with lodging at the Ocean Shores Motel
Sunday, September 17th — Homer to Nikiski
At this time, the USRRC will end at a BBQ on the Kenai Peninsula. There is ample time for Rallyists, who must fly out that evening, to make the 3.5-hour drive back to Anchorage for the red-eye flights South. They may also choose to fly out of the Kenai Airport to Anchorage, which is a twenty-five-minute flight.
What previous rally experience do I need? No previous road rally experience is required to enter the USRRC. A sense of adventure, the lure of Alaska for a destination, and we will have a Rally School on Thursday for those who have questions! That said, seasoned rallyists will equally enjoy the challenge of the routes and scenery along them in their quest for zeros!
What is the SCCA Sanction level for the USRRC? What Classes will there be? The USRRC was sanctioned by the SCCA as a Divisional Course Road Rally within the SCCA National Championship, yet as a first time rallyist — don’t let that deter you! The rally will have main road rules, and it means that our standings are required to have Equipped, Limited and Stock Classes for National points. Our names for classes those shall be Sourdough, Prospector and Cheechako!
What are the roads like? Do I need a four-wheel drive? No car breaker roads! You will find, as we have over the years that non-paved roads are getting harder to find — even in Alaska! While on recon, one road we were concerned about from past years was now paved; we were stunned.
It is not necessary for Rallyists to have four-wheel drive vehicles; these roads have been run in ’64 Saabs, Miatas, Ford trucks, RX-7’s and, of course, Subarus! And for those requiring a rental car, we have the major agencies here in Alaska.
Which airport should I fly into? Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC) for those coming into Anchorage. We also have Fairbanks International (FAI) and Kenai Municipal (ENA).
Fundraising and Discount Travel Option? We have been given a generous donation of 100,000 Alaska Airline miles by a long-time Road Rally enthusiast for use to kickoff the fundraising efforts of the USRRC’s Rallying to Preserve the SCCA History Rally Archives. The first four to raise $2500 for the SCCA Archives conservation at the International Motor Racing Research Center by March 31st will receive a free ticket to Alaska!
The Alaska Airlines VISA card also offers 30,000 miles, a free checked bag, and a Companion Fare ticket upon approval. Anchorage International has many carriers coming in from across America, yet your ticket could be free!
Head over to www.usrrc2017.causevox.com and sign-up for your peer-to-peer fundraising page! Fundraising is not mandatory to entering the USRRC, yet depending on the level of donations, the organizers may have other offerings for levels raised by rally and fellow motorsport enthusiasts.
The great part is that we can all raise funds for this cause! Teams and our fellow Rally enthusiasts will have the option of raising funds peer-to-peer via social media through their own page on our fundraising site!
Further, the USRRC's North to Alaska 2017 Adventure will be striving to bring awareness to this very Road Rally and ProRally Community that the IMRRC is a logical repository for our Rally archives — there are many of you who have treasure troves of old Rally history in the form of event mailings, standings, posters videos and photos. We need to seek a safe place for them to serve the generations to come!