Exciting opportunity to develop your course-following rally skills! And now you can pursue the learning experience on your own!

In 2022, in addition to rallies that we have put on regularly in recent years (e.g., Sweetheart Ride, Tick-Tock, DFW Map, Children’s Book Run), the Texas Region of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) conducted a series of road rallies and schools designed to introduce rallying to newcomers as well as to refresh and reinforce key concepts for our more experienced rallyists. This “Back-to-Basics” series consisted of four events of progressive challenge level staged over several months. These were SCCA GTA (Games, Tours, Adventures) Social or Regional Rallies, each about 45-65 miles and 2 ½ – 3 ½ hours long. We scored them and presented awards to the most successful. The objective was to conduct events in accordance with the SCCA Rally Rules, starting with simple rules and instructions. Then each succeeding rally introduced more advanced topics.

Each rally was preceded by a virtual school where we presented the rules and instructions for the rally, demonstrated “how-to”, and went through applicable examples. Liz Witt, Rallymaster for the four B2B rallies, was the lead instructor.  

The Back-to-Basics (B2B) events were as follows:

  • B2B #1 – Did You SEE That? Rally:
  • B2B #2 – What Was That? Rally:
  • B2B #3 – What Was First? Rally:
  • B2B #4 – The Main Road Goes Where? Rally:

The rally schools were conducted via Zoom and recorded for later on-demand viewing. If you wish to review the Rally School for any of the four B2B Rallies, you can view YouTube video recordings of the Zoom sessions by clicking on the links in the list above.

After each rally was completed, we assembled a package of materials (General Instructions, Route Instructions, Rally School Slides, Question and Answer Sheet, Explanation/Critique Sheets) for future (re)use. This way, if you would like to try one or more of the Series rallies, you can watch the recording(s) and run the rally(ies) at your convenience (not scored) to get up to speed on covered skills and concepts. If you would like to run any of the above listed rallies, contact rally@texasscca.org to obtain a full package of rally materials that will allow you to run them on your own.

The Back-to-Basics Series will help prepare you for a “course-following” (aka, trap) rally. We will conduct at least one course following Regional rally every season, and also plan to conduct a National or Divisional GTA rally in the future, all perfect opportunities for putting what you learn from the B2B Series into practice!

Road Rally T-Shirts!

They’re here! Texas Region SCCA RoadRally T-shirts! Our long-awaited RoadRally T-shirt is available to all. Wear it proudly!

“Discover Texas – Get Lost on a Rally”

Available in sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL (while quantities last). $20 cash only.

No shipping available, but we’ll have them at our Texas Region RoadRally events or by prior
arrangement at mutually convenient time and place (e.g., SCCA Time Trials, SCCA Auto-cross,
local HPDE events).

Reserve your T-shirt(s) now! Click here

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