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By john wigand on Oct 10, 2009
Annual road rally race on the Ottawa National Forest demonstrates multiple use management.
It used to be called the "Press on Regardless Road Rally," no longer, it's now called "Lake Superior Performance Rally." Despite the name change, they continue to press on. The race held in the Copper Country of Upper Peninsula Michigan originates in the Houghton-Hancock area located in the Keweenaw Peninsula of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The race is the last race of the season in the Rally America Racing circuit.
Known as the oldest, toughest, meanest rally on the circuit it is run every year in late October and has two of several race stages run on Ottawa National Forest roads. Every year our recreation program assists the race organizers by providing a Special Use permit allowing for road closures and associated administrative arrangements that allow for the race to take place.
If you have never had the opportunity to attend a race it is an event you are not likely to forget. The event consists of a pre-designed route of travel with several designated race stages where cars race against time. The race takes place over a number of days, during the day and night, rain, sleet, snow, or whatever may come. It is a sight to behold. High speed, professional drivers traveling dirt roads that otherwise would host much slower more careful travel. The spectacle is especially spectacular after dark, in the quiet of the night.
With lots of high energy lights and speed, out of the dark, here ů. zoom ů gone.
Over the years there has been some controversy over the Ottawa National Forest hosting such an event but in providing a diversity of recreational opportunities and concern for economic support for local communities it was decided to allow for the event to continue.
This is not quite your silent sports event.
For four hours, once a year, a small town in the Ottawa National Forest comes alive with noise, cars, people, and national news attention. You gotta be here to see it! It is quite the event.