It has been a while since I updated http://www.northwestrally.com, hopefully I will get to that soon. But there are some topics in which I would like to engage in some discussion.
Just so you know, we will be having an awards and volunteer appreciation party some time in February or early March. I will be sure to post details here when they are available, and also at northwestrally.com.
We will be adding Super Production to our championship, so it will no longer be scored (in the championship) with Open. Since we cross different sanctioning bodies, I'll need to make sure I know if your car is SP (I know many of them, just be sure to let me know if I miss you in the championship scoring). It is up to individual events if they count SP as a trophy category, so be sure to check your Supp Regs for each event.
Events scored... At this point, we have the following events in the championship:
Oregon Trail (C1, C3, C2)
Idaho (C2, C3)
Olympus (C3, C2)
Mt. Hood (C2)
This ain't much. I have not heard if Wild West will appear, and there has not yet been any announcement of any pre-Oregon Trail event (although I hope to look at some roads for a short sprint). I guess the question is, do we add more events or count more of the scored coefficients towards the championship (right now we count 2/3).
So, should we bump up the ratio of scored events, or should we add a couple more events? Or both?
The organizer of the Mendocino Rally (C2) is very keen to be part of the championship. It was a new rally last year, and apparently has some fun roads. It is in northern California.
Two years ago we counted Big White (I think it was a C2), a snow rally in British Columbia. Should I contact organizers to see if they are interested in being part of our championship again?
We can't add Mountain Trials because it is too close to Idaho (if not the same weekend), likewise Pacific Forest would be too close to Olympus and Mt. Hood.
I would like to firm this up soon (probably should have already) so people can plan for the season. Please submit feedback to this thread before, say, January 27. If you don't want to post publicly, please feel free to e-mail me directly at rallyben at gmail dot com.
At this point I am administering the PNWRC, but it's OUR championship, not my championship, so I would like to find out what competitors (and volunteers) would like it to be.
Thanks for your help and feedback!