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40 years ago the High Desert Trails Rally took participants on a 12 hour long journey down to Mojave, all the way up to Lake Isabella, and back to Ridgecrest on dirt roads and trails. In the beautiful flowing desert scenery of the area, stage rallying grew in Southern California much like it did all over the world, first with Time Speed Distance (TSD) events and then endurance rallies covering hundreds of miles. Closed road "specials" were soon followed by performance stage rallies necessitating roll cages and safety equipment. Route following and map reading gave rise to pace notes, and by the 21st century computer generated stage notes, but the challenge of High Desert Trails remains the same: flat out racing in one of the toughest motorsports in the world.

Just as it was true in 1973: "Those looking to take up the challenge will need both a good driver and good navigator. You will need an accurate odometer and protective underpinning is strongly recommended." Rallying on the gorgeous roads of Kern County, the 2013 High Desert Trails Rally will be held on Saturday May 4th. This coefficient 3 (65+ mile) one day event maximizes new competitor fun while remaining a great challenge for experienced teams. Keeping with this theme, we are a blind rally with no reconnaissance, the exact route and stages will not be disclosed to the competitors until the organizer provided stage notes hit co-drivers hands.

High Desert Trails was often an early test for championship events, or it was part of a National Championship schedule. This year we are excited to be a qualifying round for the new NASA Rally Sport National Championship and the first round in the NASA Rally Sport Pacific Rally Cup! Podium spots in 2WD and 4WD will qualify competitors for the National Championship event to be held at this years Prescott Rally.

A first for USA rally in 2012, the High Desert Trails Power Stage drove the excitement all the way to the finish. This year the Power Stage returns as not only a great challenge that will be rewarded with champagne and bragging rights, but as a qualifier for the National Championship. Fastest 2WD and fastest 4WD competitor here will also instantly qualify for a spot to contest the title of National Champion!

The 40th Anniversary Celebration continues on Sunday May 5th at the Empire Fair Grounds, where it all began, with a rallycross event! Volunteers will be rewarded with a big discount for helping out the rally if they sign up to compete, and rally competitors are encouraged to attend for fans and friends! Check out our website for details: http://highdeserttrails.com

For the fifth consecutive year, Streetwise Motorsports is pleased to support the High Desert Trails Rally. Streetwise offers rally car preparation rental, service, and parts including Bilstein Motorsports Struts. They have over twenty years of experience racing and knows what it takes to win rallies and championships! http://streetwiseparts.com

HDT is round 1 of the California Rally Series Championship for 2013. As the premiere rally series in the southwest, and one of the biggest regional championships in the country, the California Rally Series provides an exciting, well run championship for competitors, plus support, equipment, and volunteers for the rally. High Desert Trails is proud to be sanctioned by NASA Rally Sport. NRS focuses on competitor fun and providing support for rally organizers. Providing tools to the racers, organizers, and fans to increase their enjoyment of rally is one of the core missions of the organization.

Please join us in the beautiful high desert!
Kristopher & Christine Marciniak
High Desert Trails Rally Organizers

High Desert Trails Website: http://highdeserttrails.com
California Rally Series: http://californiarallyseries.com
NASA Rally Sport: http://www.nasarallysport.com/
 

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Reminder - SpringHill Suites Rally Rate ends tomorrow (4/20/2013)

SpringHill Suites Marriott
113 E. Sydnor Avenue
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
Phone: (760) 446-1630

The High Desert Trails Rally Group Rate:
The Queen Suite sleeps 6 -$109*
The King Suite sleeps 4 – $109*
* plus tax, rate expires on April 20th, so book your room soon!

For 2013 the SpringHill Suites in Ridgecrest is offering an outstanding lodging rate for the High Desert Trails Rally. Clean, comfortable suites with extra amenities that can easily accommodate you and your rally crew. The Queen Suite has two queen beds and a full size pull-out bed, easily sleeping 6. Make sure to tell them how many guests you have (as this will not affect the room rate) they just want to have enough food for the full breakfast in the morning. Extra parking is available and large trailers can be parked on the street right behind the hotel. Check-in time is 3:00pm and Check-out time is 12 noon. Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance to avoid a penalty of one night’s room charge plus tax. If the host hotel fills, the Hampton Inn (760-446-1968) across the street is another option.
 

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The host hotel (SpringHill Suites) is now completely booked for Friday night and only has a few rooms left for Saturday. The Hampton Inn across the street still has rooms available. Call Brooklynn at (760) 428-6003 to make reservations for the "The High Desert Trails Rally."

- Kris
 
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