It's time to start revving up for the 2011 Mt. Hood Rally.
The event is going to be very similar to the 2009 rally, with Fir Mountain, the 17 Road, and Gilhouley all run a loop twice. This should give us about 58 stage miles, which will be a long Coefficient 2. We might see if we can eke out a bit more to make it a C3. The rally will once again be on Saturday, with recce on Friday. It is expected that the service, start, tech and finish locations will be the same as last year, although arrangements for all locations have not yet quite been finalized.
There will some changes to the event this year, however.
Simon Levear, founder and longstanding chairman of the rally, has decided to resign his position and move on to other things. Yours truly and Mark Tabor have agreed to be co-chairs for the 2011 event. Hopefully most of the other members of the organizing committee will continue in their positions.
Another change is that the event will be sanctioned and insured by Rally America this year. This, regrettably, means that there will be no RallyMoto at the Mt. Hood Rally for 2011.
We will work on reviving the web page and posting more information soon. Hopefully we can get registration info and Supps up there pretty quickly.
I hope this helps with your initial planning, and we'll look forward in seeing you in Parkdale next month.