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In an effort to keep regional rallying alive during the current club rally moratorium, We have obtained independent insurance for the 2003 Gorman Rally taking place on August 16, 2003 in Fraizer Park, California.

The rally will be a points event for the California Rally Series (CRS) and the Western States Rally Championship (WSRC). It will however not count towards any divisional point championships.

The insurance for the event is being obtained from the same company that has insured the Ramada Express International Rally for the last 5 years. Due to the additional costs for single event insurance it will take 40 entries for the event to break even. We ask your help and support to send a strong and clear message that club level rallying can and will survive in the United States.

The Gorman Ridge Rally Committee
 

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This is great! I am glad to see this event kept on the schedule, I hope other events will be able to also find appropriate insurance.

Any particular reason it won't count for divisional points?

Could it count as out of division points?

And, if the division agrees (division stewart) that it would count, then why not just keep it on your divisional calendar?

Stirring the pot,
And the best of luck and success for the event,
Mike
 

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>The reason why it will not count for divisional points is
>because it will not be a SCCA event.

Divisions can count out-of-division points. Some awards points for Canadian regionals (CARS ClubRallys). Without being able to supplement the NEDiv ClubRally calander with CARS events, the NEDiv championship would be very lame.
 

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Decentralizarion Might Be Best

>The insurance for the event is being obtained from the same
>company that has insured the Ramada Express International
>Rally for the last 5 years. Due to the additional costs for
>single event insurance it will take 40 entries for the event
>to break even.<

Ray,

Good show. Decentralization of ClubRally may be best, even long term.

Based on your 40 entry break-even model, can you tell us how much of an increase will be passed on to an individual competitor? My guess is that insurance under SCCA's National Policy is going to increase anyway. Economy of scale doesn't matter when events already on the calendar get cancelled.

National control of everything doesn't always work. Perhaps it's time for SCCA National to become just a national points keeper a la WSRC; with Regional SCCA organizations and independents like CRS assuming greater autonomy.

Rich Smith

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RE: Decentralizarion Might Be Best

Rich,

The Gorman Ridge Rally Committee has decided not to increase the entry fee. We are anticipating that we will get the support we need to meet our 40 car entry. In fact we are hopeful that we will exceed the 40 car entry to give us a little breathing room. We had already posted the entry fee cost before the SCCA told us about having to pull the Club Rallies until further notice. We really wanted to keep the entry fees the same. We hope all of you who want to run Gorman will enter the rally as early as possible. Thanks for your support!
 

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>>The reason why it will not count for divisional points is
>>because it will not be a SCCA event.
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>Divisions can count out-of-division points. Some awards
>points for Canadian regionals (CARS ClubRallys). Without
>being able to supplement the NEDiv ClubRally calander with
>CARS events, the NEDiv championship would be very lame.

The way the rule is written, non-SCCA events can only be counted (with prior approval of the div steward) if they are out-of-country events. So CARS or Mexican events could be counted, but non-SCCA events in the U.S. can't.

Good luck with the event.
Adrian
 
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