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Since we cannot put on a ClubRally, this years Dryad Quest and Shitepoke will be an SCCA RoadRally instead. Using some of the Dryad routebook, we'll put on a fun combination T.S.D., Gimmick, and Poker Rally on Saturday and Sunday, June 7th and 8th. All for only $50, including dinner and trophies. NWR web page will be updated with official info soon (thanks Jim), but here's a preview:

The route will follow transits and the smoothest gravel stages planned for Dryad (which you may see again at WW ;)

All cars can enter. Let your TSD buddies know about it.

Plan on leaving your lead foot at home, because excessive speeding will result in fines and/or exclusion. Remember, these are "open" roads. If it's not worth towing the rally car to cruise around the woods, you could bring your street car instead. If that still doesn't do it for you, here's a (scary) thought: why not navigate for your co-driver, in YOUR car? }> :eek: Or, we can always use more help to put on this event.

Please come out and support Northwest Rally. It may not be the performance rally we wanted, but hey, we'll still have all the PARTIES!!!!
 

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Hey, I thought SCCA was feverishly working on the club rally insurance situation to enable the events to take place!!!!????

And with the new spectator pen policy, everyone will be very safe now, so why can't they get insurance for club events?

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RE: Clear thinking under pressure

Thanks, you guys, for coming up with a solution that suports the locals under sanctions, so you won't jeopardize future runnings the way we want 'em.
Of course, now that it's a RoadRally weekend, it won't count for WSRC, right?
This alternative sounds like alot of fun, though I probably won't make it up from California wine country. I can't speak for Tim, he might show. Darn, I was looking forward to more than 19 miles of hard-charging on those roads this year!
Are there any local charities which normally benefit from the rally that might get short-changed here? Let us know so we can send them something from the ClubRally community.
 

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RE: Clear thinking under pressure

>Thanks, you guys, for coming up with a solution that suports
>the locals under sanctions, so you won't jeopardize future
>runnings the way we want 'em.

Yes, this is an excellent alternative considering the options actually available.

>Of course, now that it's a RoadRally weekend, it won't count
>for WSRC, right?

That's true. FYI, we just posted our contingency plan on the WSRC forum. Basically we're saying you can substitute one other non-points WSRC event in lieu of Shitepoke. Your choices are: Simpson Stages, Prescott Saturday, or Ramada Express Saturday. You do not have to use a no. 2 pencil. You don't have to fill in the bubble completely. You are allowed to mark outside the box.

>Are there any local charities which normally benefit from
>the rally that might get short-changed here? Let us know so
>we can send them something from the ClubRally community.

I agree. Let's show the community how supportive our competitors can be.

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[p align=right]John Dillon
e-mail: chairman @ wsrally.org
WSRC web: http://www.wsrally.org
 

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I'm pretty sure we'll be there.

It won't be in the rally car, but I *might* put the DMS and rally tires on the streetcar.......

I'm not going to let them spoil *all* the fun

Matt Manspeaker
Seattle, WA USA
89 323GTX - OPEN
97 Escort Cosworth - WIDE OPEN
 

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>Hey, I thought SCCA was feverishly working on the club rally
>insurance situation to enable the events to take
>place!!!!????

No, the SCCA is feverishly working to convince the public that there really is some safety difference between ProRally and ClubRally. The best hope for insurance is not coming from Topeka, the best hope for insurance and the future of stage rallying in the USA is to leave the Kansas double dealers.

Jim Culp
prorallypix.com
 

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>So for one who's never done a gimmick rally, what exactly is
>that?

I'm not sure what they think a gimmick rallye is, but here's what much of the country thinks gimmick rallyes are. Despite what some web sites say, luck or chance plays no part of finishing well.

III. GIMMICK RALLYES (VARIETY)
Scoring of Gimmick rallyes are generally based solely on marking a scoresheet with information found along the route. Any time restraint is limited to X hours on route or finish by X:00. Events are held on open public roads.
1. Q-A (QUESTION & ANSWER)
Various Questions are interspersed in the Route Instructions.
2. A-B (DUAL PART ROUTE INSTRUCTION)
Each Route Instruction has two parts, A & B, the scoresheet is marked with which part can be validly done first, if both can be done at the same point then C is marked.
3. CM (COURSEMARKER)
The route is followed by a simple set of Route Instructions, along the route CMs (a letter & number combination on a posted sign) are encountered which are recorded on the scoresheet and bring into effect supplemental instructions.
4. PHOTO
The route is followed by a simple set of Route Instructions, valid Photos are identified, and the mileage at which they occurred along the route is marked on the scoresheet. A working odometer is needed.
5. HARE AND HOUND
The route is followed by finding markings (generally a mound of flour/lime) at intersections. If a mound is found, the correct course may have turned. A confirming mound will be located a short distance (1/10-1/4 mile) down the correct course. A working odometer is needed, adjusted mileage closest to rallyemaster wins.

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good luck on your event - it's tough being an organizer when thingds get thrown at you last minute.(We had a forest fire a week before our first event) Kudos to you guys for coming up with a repalcement on short notice.

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3 rallies in 1

Hi Bill, thanks for the explanation. I think our "gimmick" will be #1 - Q & A. But it'll be more than that, it's three rallies in one.

This is my first TSD rally of any sort, so I may have misused terms in previous posts (sorry for any confusion). I still may get it wrong here, but in an attempt to clarify: This TSD rally will feature about 4 brisk gravel stages each day (I'm not sure how "brisk" ) , a poker run for the game of chance, and a tour of scenic and twisty county roads while working on the gimmick.

We had planned a very compact rally for Dryad (about 50-50 stage-transit), but now this gives us the opportunity to expand the route and include some of the funnest paved roads in Mason County usually left off transits.

Thanks to everyone for supporting this effort so strongly. It's great to see such enthusiasm and support for Northwest Stage Rally, in whatever form right now, and for it's future.

Rick
 

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RE: 3 rallies in 1

Rick, I know there are a number of other people working on the Dryad/Shitepoke weekend, but I just have to say how much I appreciate your role in all this. Or should I say roleS. You are at once a competitor, an organizer, and a landowner representative. I can't imagine how stressful these last few weeks may have been for you. I applaud you and all the others who have been working feverishly to, indeed, make lemonade out of the sour lemons handed out last week.

Thanks for giving us a cool alternative for the much anticipated stage rallies. Team 226 will be there, and we might even put our service manager out in a second team car (doesn't that sound impressive?!).

You and the whole Dryad/Shitepoke crew are awesome!!!

Kathryn Hansen
#226 Honda Civic
 

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Registration Info? (was RE: Dryad Quest and Shitepoke ROAD Rallies)

Is there a page on registration, etc? We may decide to show up if we can get there in time. :)

Mel

Melody Yoon
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