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- The 2002, 2003 & 2004 SCCA ClubRally National Championships have found a home! News from the latest Performance Rally Board meeting = According to ClubRally Manager Beryl Ann Burton, "100AW was given official and unconditional endorsement as the CRNC for the next 3 years..."

- According to 100AW organizer Kim DeMotte, the Missouri-based event will boast two ClubRallys in 2003. The Trespassers Wil Rally (coefficient 2) will offer 40-45 stage miles from Ellington on Friday, February 22nd while the traditional 100 Acre Wood Rally (coefficient 3) will offer 85-95 stage miles starting in Salem, just like last year!

BTW - Kim mentioned that community support for rallying in Missouri is so strong that all of Friday's stages were offered by those in charge of granting road use! Apparently, right after one of the meetings with road commissioners and other officials earlier this year, maps were opened so the locals could point out prospective rally roads! Is that cool or what?

- The ClubRally Stewards voted to determine the 2001 ClubRally National Champions based on the cumulative scores from both 2003 Missouri ClubRally events. This will make vying for a CRNC very much like running an SCCA ProRally since title contenders will need to cover 125 stage miles, complete two days of competition and tend to the planning, logistics and teamwork required to rise to such a challenge.

Be sure to visit the event's website - http://www.100aw.org (currently under construction) - to keep abreast of developments. Start making plans now, the 2002 CRNC is just five months away.

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Most cool! I'm definitely going, hopefully I'll even be able to find someone to co-drive for. Oh by the way MM, I'm guessing they have decided to base the 2002 Club Rally Championship on the 2003 100AW weekend, not the 2001 championships. That is unless you've offered to relenquish your championship for others to take a crack at. :p

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Kent Gardam said:
>Most cool! I'm definitely going, hopefully I'll even be
>able to find someone to co-drive for.

Christian Edstrom was in Salem, MO with Nomex and hat in hand but with no ride. Then, half an hour before registration and tech closed, Bryan Ackerman appeared with his DSM but missing a codriver. Edstrom's rally in that new car didn't last long, but at least he got to see a couple of stages. So be there Friday even if you don't have anything lined up!

http://www.realautosport.com/pics/Beetle/100AW-02/SCMay02X.jpg
http://www.realautosport.com/pics/Beetle/100AW-02/SCMay02Y.jpg

As can be seen in the May 2002 Sports Car Magazine, the 2002 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood/2001 CRNC garnered more coverage than any 2002 ProRally has to date. FIVE pages, all of which are shared on realutosport.com - http://www.realautosport.com/pics/Beetle/100AW-02/100AW-02.html

THen, Kent just HAD to say:
>Oh by the way MM, I'm guessing they have decided to base the 2002 >Club Rally Championship on the 2003 100AW weekend, not the 2001
>championships. That is unless you've offered to relenquish
>your championship for others to take a crack at. :p

Dagnab it ... Yeah, we already handed out the trophies for 2001. This space/time continuum stuff always messes me up - but whattaya expect for a simple driver? ;)

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Thanks to the Widget Racing/Wink Timber Media/RealAutoSport, LLC collaboration earlier this year a series of in-car videos of the Missouri stage roads is available on www.realautosport.com. Click http://www.realautosport.com/multimedia_downloads.htm to have a look, but talk to camera operator JPM Dillon about where the zoom was set. :7

http://www.realautosport.com/pics/Beetle/100AW-02/compost.jpg

Who da thunk a future ClubRally Series Manager and Divisional ClubRally Steward would be captured in this picture taken at the 1983 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood? If you need even more visceral abuse than that you can find the whole story (and original LARGE picture) at http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Pit/7903/compost1.html

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>>That's odd, the caption on the original story says that the
>>photo is from POR. Hmm.
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>Doggoned if it doesn't ...
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>It accompanies a 100 Acre Wood article ... go figure.

Knowing Time Winker...and the illustrated band of ruffians...this surprises you?

At least part of this gang was at 100 Acre Wood, too. Crewed for the winning Production car if memory serves me.

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The SCCA Press Release:

SCCA Confirms ?100 Acre Wood? As SCCA ClubRally National Championship Through 2005

DENVER, Colorado The Sports Car Club of America?s Performance Rally Department, and the SCCA Performance Rally Board, announced today the selection of ?Rally in 100 Acre Wood? as host of the SCCA ClubRally National Championship (CRNC) through 2005. The CRNC is an annual gathering of the nation?s top ClubRallyists, selected from the previous year?s competition and results. This premium event is to Performance Rallying as the Valvoline Runoffs are to SCCA Club Racing, and will award National Champions in each of the five SCCA ClubRally classes.

Last year, 100 Acre Wood was a hit among the competitors not only for its challenging roads, but due to it?s central location in Salem, Missouri, easily accessible for rallyists from all over the country to come and compete. The 2002 Championship Round is slated for February 20-22, 2003. Along with the CRNC round, the rally consists of two separate SCCA ClubRallys and will feature a total of 120+ stage miles, allowing competitors not invited to be in the CRNC to begin their points chase for 2003.

?With all the hard work from last years resurrection of The 100 Acre Wood, we are excited that the SCCA ClubRally stewards have given us this responsibility for the next three years!!?, noted 100 Acre Wood Chairman, Kim DeMotte. ?Currently we are actively seeking corporate sponsorship for the upcoming years in order to help support the ClubRally National Championship.? Already, the Missouri Rural Electric Co-op has assigned an editor and a photographer to the event to write a ?local rural success story? which will be circulated to around 400,000 readers in the area.

?This is an important step in the evolutionary process for performance rally here in the U.S. We now have an impressive event like the reborn 100 Acre Wood being the ?anchor point? for the exploding ClubRally scene,? said Kurt Spitzner, SCCA Performance Rally Director. ?So far in 2002, the SCCA has sanctioned 58 ClubRally events, up from 47 in 2001, and 41 in 2000. With ClubRally growing at this rate, it is essential that we have a consistent, top-quality championship round for these competitors, with great roads, terrific hospitality, community support, and a central national location. Salem, Missouri and Kim DeMotte, along with his capable committee, are doing a great job of providing just that.?

?Salem as a community is very excited! This means a lot economically for tourism development and the businesses here,? according to Sharon Tubbs, who works for Salem Economic Development and Chamber of Commerce. ?As an example from last year, our local Subway Sandwich shop had their biggest sales weekend of the year when the rally folks were in town. We really enjoyed them last year, and working with the SCCA folks again even now, we look forward to having those people and their exciting cars back for the next few years! This event is a good fit for our community.?

Salem, Missouri, the ?Gateway to the Ozark Riverways?, is located in South Central Missouri ? at the intersection of state highways 32, 72, 68 and 19. The town is located 20 miles from the population center of the United Sates and is just over four hours from Topeka, Kansas, the new home of the Sports Car Club of America. Salem is a town known for its friendly, honest, and hard-working people and boasts high quality services, scenic tourist areas, and a strong business base.

Contacts:
Kim DeMotte ? 100 Acre Wood Chairman
Phone: 314.963.1112
E-mail: [email protected]
web: www.100aw.org

Kurt Spitzner - SCCA Performance Rally Department Director
Phone: 303.967.9660
E-mail: [email protected]
web: www.scca.org

Sharon Tubbs ? Salem Economic Development
Phone: 573.729.2428
E-mail: [email protected]
web: www.salemmo.com
 
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