Road Rally

 



THE DFW MAP RALLY IS BACK!

Registration And Event Details

The Texas Region of the Sports Car Club of America invites you to a fun drive in the country in Wise County, Texas. We give you a map with several waypoints and you visit these specific locations on the map. With this year’s theme, locations to be visited are all cemeteries.


Make wise choices or face grave consequences
!

You determine your route and drive to each location, which will be verified by the Richta GPS smartphone app. The team who visits all the required landmarks in the shortest distance will win, and the winners will receive awards. It is not a speed or racing contest. Scores are automatically reported to the Rallymaster.  No score sheet to fill out. We will send you information on it after you pre-register. Also, we plan to conduct a
Rally School
via Zoom and/or post a
YouTube video
with further guidance to download the app and help prepare for the rally. We encourage you to attend the School or view the video. Details to follow.


In light of the current COVID-19 situation, every attempt will be made to minimize the risks of exposure to the virus. New processes and procedures have been developed and will be put into place to support this objective. You should not have to get out of your car.  All of the registration materials and rally materials needed for the event will be available online or sent to you via email, and can be completed and returned ahead of the event or, if applicable, you can print them and bring them with you. In some cases (e.g., Minor Waivers that have not been notarized) we will witness you signing the completed form
.
We will also send you the General Instructions and Route Instructions to print out at home.

In light of the current COVID-19 situation, every attempt will be made to minimize the risks of exposure to the virus. If you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, masks are no longer required indoors or outdoors. If you are not vaccinated, you may still attend and participate in this SCCA event. However, in line with the latest CDC guidelines, it is recommended that you continue to wear a mask indoors and when near others. Certain registration and rally materials needed for the event will be available online or sent to you via email, and can be completed and returned ahead of the event or, if applicable, you can print them and bring them with you. We will also send you the General Instructions and Odometer Check Instructions to print out at home.
Ultimately, it is your responsibility to assess the risk to you, comply with applicable COVID-19 guidelines and make the decision on whether or not to participate.

  • Rally Day: Saturday, August 28, 2021
  • Registration and Starting Place: The Horny Toad Café & Bar, 5812 I-35, Denton, TX 76207 (in Stonehill Center).
  • Registration opens at 9:30 am on Rally Day.  Registration will close at 10:00 am (times may be adjusted). 
  • After registration, you will receive your instructions for conducting an odometer calibration run (in order to normalize all of the entrants’ odometers), which ends at Catfish O’Harlies (see below)
  • At the end of the odo check, you will receive your maps and instructions for locating fifteen or so locations in Wise County that you have to visit.
  • Take 30 minutes to determine your route from maps provided.  No GPS/electronic aids permitted here.
  • Cars leave the official start whenever you are ready, in any order (but at 1 minute intervals). First car out about 11:00 am. 
  • Length: as short as you can make it in miles, probably about 3½  hours in time
  • Finish: Catfish O’Harlies, 2019 US-287, Decatur, TX 76234.
  • Rally type: Shortest distance rally. SCCA calls this a GTA (Games, Tours, Adventures) rally.
  • Route: You choose your route from maps provided.  You may use any public road you wish in your attempt to log the shortest distance on your odometer.  Depending on your chosen route, you may encounter stretches of unpaved road, though we think that the shortest-distance route will be all paved.
  • Classes: First-timer, Novice (3 rally trophies or less), General, and Master (this is an optional class: no trophies).  GPS and other electronic aids welcome in any class once you’re on the road.
  • At least two people (a driver and a navigator) are required in each car; contact
    rally@texasscca.org
    if you have a minor child (<18) in the car, as a form will need to be signed
  • Vehicles: Sports Cars, Family Cars, Classic Cars, Antiques, Hot Rods, Cruisers, Convertibles, anything with 4 wheels that’s street legal is OK in this Rally. Note: speed is
    not
    a factor.
  • Rally entry fee: regular SCCA Members $25.00; Weekend Members $35 (includes membership fee).  A $5.00 late fee will be assessed to anyone not preregistered on MotorsportReg.com.
  • Rally Master: John Poulos.

Registrants will be emailed the rally rules ahead of the event.


August 28, Details to be posted soon.

Join us this Fall to help us celebrate 70 years of the Texas Region SCCA with a fun-packed weekend of National- level RoadRallying on North Texas country roads.

Here’s what Rich Beattie wrote about the 2019 ONTO Fall National GTA Rally. “The General Instructions described many things like numbered route instruction, main road determinants, and course following rules that made it more of an untimed National Course Rally… Winner Bruce Gezon described it as really hard, but nevertheless the best Course Rally he had run that year.” Jerry White described the traps as “just plain fun.” If you email me at lizwitt@yahoo.com, I will send you the Generals, RI’s and detailed descriptions of the traps and loops.
We’re going to do it again. With a course-following GTA and a Course Rally. On some of the best rally roads around, mostly in Collin County. And Texas is usually beautiful in October.



2021 Rally Events / Results

 DateStatusEvent
February 6CompletedSweetheart Ride Road Rally Orientation / Rally School
February 28, Date ChangedOverall Results

Class Results
Sweetheart Ride Road Rally
April 25CompletedTSD Rally School
May 1Overall Results

Class Results
Tick Tock Rally
August 28DFW Shortest Distance Map Rally
postponedTarga Road Rally (part of TT / RoadRally / Autocross Targa weekend)
October 23 ONTO Fall National Course Rally
October 23ONTO Fall National GTA Rally
October 24 Aftershock National Tour Rally

2020 Rally Events / Results

 DateStatusEvent
February 9ResultsSweetheart Ride Road Rally
TBDDFW Map Rally
October 10CompletedRally School
October 17Overall Results

Class Results
Tick-Tock-Rally
October CancelledONTO Fall Rally (National Course/GTA/Tour event March 27/28 2021)
October 31 CancelledTarga Road Rally

Past Rally Results