The first stage format rally of the season in SoCal will be Desert Storm Rally on April 11th.

Event: Desert Storm Rally
Website - www.desertstormrally.com or FB Page - Desert Storm Rally
Headquarter Location: Blythe, CA
Stages: Arizona area of the Yuma Proving Grounds
Points Paying - triple points for being a coefficient 3 event with over 80 stage miles
Hotel - Capital Suites - Rally Code - Desert Storm rally (website more information)


Live Streaming Video will be at the event. Plus a post event video done by Sebastian Krywult.

Storm Attack is back for 2wd and 4wd... Cash payouts for $400.00 each between the two class categories. $15.00 pay-in and all proceeds are going to the Wounded Warrior Project. One big check at the end of the year going to this great charity to help out fallen American heroes.

This is a OHPRG sanction event that recognizes established rally sanction body licenses and logbooks.
OHPRG does not ask for competitor's licenses payment. But a one time calendar year admin fee of $50.00 for non license competitors and $25.00 for licensed competitors. To help out on the overhead cost of Participation and Accident medical insurance for volunteers. You can pay this at time of event registration or when the OHPRG website has been established by March 15th by Abrivia Inc. OHPRG competition director is Pat McMahon if you have any questions to contact him at [email protected] or 562-547-1133. Why no license....well you pay enough as it is entering events so OHPRG is doing their best to keep cost down but not cutting quality.

The rules are up on the www.southwestrallycupseries.com website until OHPRG website is up and running.

OHPRG has brought back the Invitational Challenge Championship (but added some additionals to the championship)where top overall National 2wd and 4wd teams and regional 2wd and 4wd teams also included winners in the individual class categories of Rally-SP, Rally GT, Rally-Production, Rally G5, Rally G2, Rally Open, Rally Open Limited will be invited to this national championship with product prizes and contingencies already at $1500.00 and more is coming. This event will happen in February (AZ Extreme Rally) or March 2016 (it could be the Mint 400 Rally ) to crown the overall champions with a HUGE trophies and tow funds will be available. More information will be forthcoming on this great opportunity.

Also the Bilstein Southwest RallyCup Series Championship specialties:
1st Round - Bilstein Cup Championship
1st Round - Scrubblade 2WD and 4WD Championship
1st Round - Racetech Overall SWRC Championship
1st Round of all of the SWRC Individual Class Championship

Go en enter on rallydata.com or event website at www.desertstormrally.com.

This year we scaled back to one day to accommodate the economics of the volunteers and competitors expenses.

Early Bird Entry Fee is half now deposit and the rest to be paid by 03/31/15 - $270.00 by March 13th for Installment #1 - locals
Early Bird Entry Fee is half now deposit and the rest to be paid by 03/31/15 - $$250.00 by March 13th for Installment #1 - out of area
Early Entry Fee Cash Discount- $540.00 for local (now til March 15th
Early Entry Fee Cash Discount - $500.00 for out of region by 525 miles from Blythe
Standard Entry Fee Cash Discount - $580.00 from March 16th - April 4th - locals
Standard Entry Fee Cash Discount - $540.00 from March 16th - April 4th - out of area
Late Entry Fee Cash Discount - $599.00 from April 5th - April 10th- locals
Late Entry Fee Cash Discount - $580.00 from April 5th - April 10th - out of area

Add Charge Transaction fee of 3 percent for pay pal...just go to the Desert Storm website for more information....

Rebates start after 18 entrees plus.

Friday:
2 Pass Recce for writing stage notes on Friday morning
Parc Expose at the traditional Blythe Fire Dept Spaghetti Fundraising Dinner
In between all day will be tech inspection and competitor registration
Service Area - Todd Park

Saturday:
All day competition
Winner Circle Champagne Spray at Todd Park
Awards Ceremony following with party.

The roads have been graded to season with the rains we have had lately and then lightly graded again several weeks before the event.

Volunteers:
We have all kinds of goodies going on for you!

Ham Club Challenge which ham club can come up with the most licensed ham members? Check donated to your club. Our way of supporting our radio clubs!
1st Prize - $150.00
2nd Prize - $100.00

The Best Control Stage will be voted by the competitors. Whichever team is set up as fun or professional, etc. Most votes wins a:
$25.00 per person on that team a gift card to be used for anything...fuel, dinner, etc.

Also some drawings at the awards ceremony which we do every year for volunteers and competitors! You never know what you might get...!

So go on rallydata.com to sign up and or on event website....

All competitors are welcome to Desert Storm...let's go rallying!

Any questions, do not hesitate to contact me- Denise McMahon at [email protected].

On Facebook page is the pre-event video....

We will see you there!