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 Post subject: Road Rally revival?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:25 pm 
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Well after briefly looking at club racing, I have decided that is out of my budget, and I'm not a huge fan of autoX (and probably RallyX as well even though I've never officially done that) because of the small amounts of actual seat time for total time spent, I thought I would look a bit more into road rally.

I'm thinking that adding inclement weather and/or non-pavement road surfaces to the mix could make the competition more challenging, and could make it MUCH more interesting while still maintaining legal speeds. Maybe a couple of quick level B roads, or a stint through a field where such things can be found. With the advent of Google maps surely such things could be easily mapped, average speeds/distances, stage locations etc could be set up.

I talked to a local sherriff's deputy and general speed limit on gravel roads is 55 mph. Quite a bit of fun can be had touring gravel roads under that speed limit. Maybe if Gravel Road Rally was started that could bridge the gap between RallyX and Road Rally, give more seat time, and still be a really good time. I think something like that could be a nice beginning type event that could really help with the driver/navigator roles, organizational, preparation with out needing full cages etc. Then over a 2-3 hour event it would nearly ALL be seat time other than the stage stops (check points, or what ever they're called).

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