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Rally Tennessee, part of the Eastern States Rally Championship,
taking place in five weeks, is an all tarmac two-day event.

The International Rally New York on September 29 - October 1,
part of the United States Rally Championship,
is a two-day event with almost half of the stage mileage on tarmac.

Both events allow reconnaissance.

Next year, BOTH events will be two-day tarmac events and will be
included in the 2006 United States Rally Championship.

Ivan Orisek
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International Rally New York
 
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>Aye, but he also said thus:
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>"Next year, BOTH events will be two-day tarmac events and will
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>included in the 2006 United States Rally Championship."
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>I think that's where he got the idea it would go to tarmac.
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Check the 2006 United States Rally Championship Calendar:

Rally New York USA in April 2006 will be all gravel
International Rally New York in September 2006 will be all tarmac

The 2005 International Rally New York on Sept 29 - Oct 1 is
half gravel and half tarmac, in that order.

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<It seems that the U.S. has plenty of roads that would be able to <compete with European stages.
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<It seems that liability issues are the main problem and road <closure permits. =((
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<Simon

Says who?

It will take you just about the same amount of effort to get a special use road permit for a tarmac stage as for a gravel stage. In fact, it is now actually becoming easier to get permits for tarmac roads under the local government jurisdiction than for forest roads under the jurisdiction of some government agencies that see it their reponsibility to keep, needlessly, vehicles out of the forest.

The real reason for the current situation in the US is that it was seriously but mistakenly thought for decades that the only type of rallying was on gravel. Yet, there are whole countries where rallying is very popular that have only or predominantly tarmac national rally championships.

Ivan Orisek
2005 International Rally New York (45 % tarmac)
2006 Rally New York USA (all gravel)
2006 International Rally New York (all tarmac)
 
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