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Thanks Ivan, Ray et al for working on this. The $300 subsidy for competitors traveling further than 500 miles one-way should prove a big help. The car transporter(s) could also prove highly beneficial if there is enough interest and the transporter(s) can be filled close to capacity.

Is there any chance of getting a slight relaxation of the reservation date for Trip 1 since 3/12/2006 departure date - 30 days advance reservation = today !!!!


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>Is there any chance of getting a slight relaxation of the
>reservation date for Trip 1 since 3/12/2006 departure date -
>30 days advance reservation = today !!!!

Certainly, but we have to put those first two trips together
as soon as practical to reserve the transporter.

(We have worked on this since October. It was impossible to
finish earlier.)

Ivan Orisek
 

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>Quick Links :
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>http://www.unitedstatesrallychampionship.com/News.htm
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>http://www.unitedstatesrallychampionship.com/Transportation.htm
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>Thanks Ivan, Ray et al for working on this. The $300 subsidy
>for competitors traveling further than 500 miles one-way
>should prove a big help......

OK, it seems that I was the only one confused by this or maybe no-one else has bothered to check.

Here goes: From reading the transport plan, it seems that anyone traveling more than 500 miles each way is eligible for the $300 rebate. Then a little further down the page, it gets confusing as you have to be a "participant" in the transportationplan which seems to only mean those using the coast-to-coast car hauler services.

My understanding from speaking with Kendall today is that the $300 rebate is _ONLY_ good for those using the coast-to-coast car haluer services despite the wording that suggests that _anyone_ traveling 500 miles or more each way is eligible for the rebate.

Ivan could you please clarify this, it would be helpful and might make the decisions of some teams a bit easier.

(Disclaimer: I am traveling more than 500 miles each way to CT but I am NOT participating in the coast-to-coast car hauler services as I live on the east coast)
 
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>>Quick Links :
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>>http://www.unitedstatesrallychampionship.com/News.htm
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>>http://www.unitedstatesrallychampionship.com/Transportation.htm
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>>Thanks Ivan, Ray et al for working on this. The $300
>subsidy
>>for competitors traveling further than 500 miles one-way
>>should prove a big help......
>
>OK, it seems that I was the only one confused by this or maybe
>no-one else has bothered to check.
>
>Here goes: From reading the transport plan, it seems that
>anyone traveling more than 500 miles each way is eligible for
>the $300 rebate. Then a little further down the page, it gets
>confusing as you have to be a "participant" in the
>transportationplan which seems to only mean those using the
>coast-to-coast car hauler services.
>
>My understanding from speaking with Kendall today is that the
>$300 rebate is _ONLY_ good for those using the coast-to-coast
>car haluer services despite the wording that suggests that
>_anyone_ traveling 500 miles or more each way is eligible for
>the rebate.
>
>Ivan could you please clarify this, it would be helpful and
>might make the decisions of some teams a bit easier.
>
>(Disclaimer: I am traveling more than 500 miles each way to CT
>but I am NOT participating in the coast-to-coast car hauler
>services as I live on the east coast)

The answer is in the first paragraph of the Transportation Plan
Features (www.usrallychampionship.com):

Transportation Plan Features

Any competitor entering the USRC events and using this USRC Transportation Plan will receive transportation subsidy in the amount of $300 from the promoter of the event upon starting the event.

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>The answer is in the first paragraph of the Transportation
>Plan
>Features (www.usrallychampionship.com):
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>Transportation Plan Features
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>Any competitor entering the USRC events and using this USRC
>Transportation Plan will receive transportation subsidy in the
>amount of $300 from the promoter of the event upon starting
>the event.
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>Ivan Orisek
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Thanks Ivan. I was refering to the vagueness of the wording on the front page of the USRC site.

The full wording of the paragraph follows:
"""Monticello, NY (February 10, 2006) The Board of Directors of the United States Rally Championship, at its regularly scheduled teleconference last night, unanimously approved the USRC Transportation Plan to aid competitors in participating in the Championship. Competitors entering the USRC events using this USRC Transportation Plan will receive transportation subsidy in the amount of $300 from the promoter of the event upon starting the event. This subsidy applies to trips of more than 500 miles from the origination point."""

I found the link to the full transportation plan which is much more clear.
 

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>Transportation Plan Features
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>Any competitor entering the USRC events and using this USRC
>Transportation Plan will receive transportation subsidy in the
>amount of $300 from the promoter of the event upon starting
>the event.
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>Ivan Orisek
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Traditionally, transportation subsidies / tow funds have been used to encourage competitiors from far away that may not otherwise have entered to enter, since an additional entry, albeit at a reduced price, is still additional money for the organizer that they might otherwise not have brought in.

Is there a particular reason why the transportation subsidy is tied to using the USRC Transportation plan; and is there any possibility it could be extended to teams traveling from further than 500 miles one way, but providing their own transportation arrangements ?



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Yes,

This is not designed to be a "tow fund". It is an effort by the USRC organizers to build a transportation system where competitors can help each other by banding together to lower transportation costs. Giving discounted entries to one or two competitors for long distance towing on their own does not accomplish our goal of building a program that can provide long-term benefits for competitors. We recognize that it is going to take some effort and support to get this program started. That is why the incentives are being offered.

Thanks for understanding the purpose behind the incentives being offered by the events.

Ray Hocker
Chairman, Rim of the World Rally
 
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