2018 Targa Gateway Divisional Event

27-29 July, 2018

Targa Gateway, a multi-discipline event including three Divisional Road Rallys, a “run what you brung” “Bracket” drag race, and a three-lap EnduroCross

Tulips Under the Sturgeon Moon (Tour)

Land Between the Waters Monte Carlo (Tour)

The Hunt for USRRC Red October (GTA)

Targa Gateway Bracket Race

Targa Gateway Enduro Cross.

Please join us!


Our Objective:

To provide you, the competitor, with an SCCA divisional RoadRally weekend that will offer three days of enjoyable sports-car rallying, roads, and scenery in the Illinois portion of the St. Louis metropolitan region with the added challenge of autocross and drag racing. We will run our rallies in accordance with the applicable divisional requirements in the SCCA’s RoadRally Rules, 2018 Edition (available online in the rally section at scca.org), as amended by our General Instructions for the weekend.

Rally masters Jim Lynch with much assistance from Ron Ferris and Jim Heine has designed each rally with the beginning/occasional rally team in mind. Friday evening will be a new addition of Jim Heine’s Tulips at Night. Saturday’s rally will be the first rally designed by Jim Lynch and will incorporate parts of Jim and Ron’s Tulips and other Flowers first run twenty years ago, with a couple of new twists. Sunday’s Hunt for USRRC Red October will be a fun Rally using some of the same roads as the upcoming USRRC in October. Throw in a Saturday evening drag race and a Sunday morning autocross all of which award points towards the Targa Championship.

Tulips Under the Sturgeon Moon is a Monte-Carlo-style event with passage controls (offering we believe, a good introduction to rallying for rookie/novice teams), while The Land between the Waters will advance the introductory process one step by employing traditional open controls plus (perhaps) an occasional DIYC. Mostly, average speeds for the weekend will be moderate.

To register, or for more information, visit http://msreg.com/2018targagateway.

2018 USRRC Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2018 SCCA United States RoadRally Challenge!

Register for the event at: Motorsportreg.com


October 4-7, 2018

Columbia, Ill.

The 24th Annual SCCA United States RoadRally Challenge (USRRC)

Hosted by the St. Louis Region, SCCA

Please join us!

Our Objective:

To provide you, the competitor, with an exceptional USRRC weekend that will, regardless of your skill or experience level, polish your rally skills and show you some of the most enjoyable sports-car roads in southern Illinois. Along the way, we’ll introduce you to a bit of history, showcase some out-of-the-way communities, host a reception or two, and allow plenty of time for socializing and just plain fun—all in the hope that you will have as much fun participating in this weekend as we’ve had organizing it for you.

We will conduct the 2018 USRRC in accordance with the SCCA Road Rally Rules (RRRs), 2018 Edition (available online in the rally section at scca.org, as well as from Amazon.com), as amended by our General Instructions for the weekend.

If you will enjoy Monday, Oct. 8, as a holiday (Columbus Day), we urge you spend an extra day in St. Louis and enjoy some of the great things our region has to offer. Actually, visit a day early, too. There’s a lot to do and see here (e.g., visit explorestlouis.com, illinoissouth.org, and columbiaillinois.com/408/Tourism). You won’t regret it.

Headquarters:

Hampton Inn

165 Admiral Trost Drive

Columbia, IL 62236

618-281-9000

www.stlouiscolumbia.hamptoninn.com

N38º26.529 / W90º13.003

    Room rate: $98/night + tax (2 people/2 beds).
    Amenities: Swimming pool, business office, meeting rooms, good parking, complimentary hot breakfast.
    Other good things to know: Easy access from St. Louis Lambert International Airport, convenient to downtown St. Louis and the Arch, in the heart of 2018 USRRC rally country.
    Reservations: Make reservations by calling the hotel directly (mention “USRRC 2018”). The hotel will hold a block of rooms for the USRRC until Sept. 13.

The 2018 ‘Challenge’ Rallies:

    Tulips by Night Divisional Touring Rally (Thursday)
    Kaskaskia Trails National Course Rally (Friday)
    Le Petit Rallye du Rocher National Touring Rally (Saturday)
    Monopoly Redux Divisional GTA Rally (Sunday)

Provisional Schedule:

    Monday, Sept. 17: Drawing for car numbers
    Tuesday, Sept. 18: General Instructions mailed
    Thursday, Oct. 4: mid-afternoon registration and hospitality in downtown Columbia, Ill., followed by the Tulips by Night Divisional Touring Rally
    Friday, Oct 5: Kaskaskia Trails National Course Rally
    Saturday, Oct. 6: Le Petit Rallye du Rocher National Touring Rally, followed by an evening banquet
    Sunday, Oct. 7: Monopoly Redux (a “games people play” gimmick rally based on the board game Monopoly), followed by a midday awards luncheon

Classes:

In addition to classes defined by the RRRs—Equipped, Limited, Stock—this year’s USRRC will offer two additional classes, Historic and Rookie. Qualified teams may choose one or the other.

    Rookie. Together, driver and navigator have participated in no more than four SCCA divisional or national rallies. Equipment may be no greater than that allowed by Limited-class rules.
    Historic. Vehicles in production as of Jan. 1, 1976. Class rules based on RRRs Appendix B.

A special opportunity:

For Historic and Rookie teams desiring to participate only in the Saturday and Sunday portions of the weekend, we offer this opportunity: Run Le Petit Rally du Rocher on Saturday and Monopoly Redux on Sunday for just $100. Then join us Saturday evening for our banquet and Sunday noon for our concluding awards luncheon. We offer this opportunity as an introduction to classic SCCA road-rallying and as a way for you to have some fun with your wheels—while at the same time discovering the great countryside of southern Illinois. Combined, for these teams, the two events will count toward a Gateway Historic Cup for Historic teams and a Gateway Regional Cup for Rookie teams. You’re invited! We’d love to see you on the road.

Information:

James H. Heine, Chairman

2018 United States Road Rally Challenge

3955 Bowen Street

St. Louis, MO 63116-3125

314-922-6120

editorialsolutions@sbcglobal.net

Registrar:

Rose vonHatten

2018 United States Road Rally Challenge

St. Louis Region SCCA

13425 Old Jamestown Road

St. Louis, MO 63033-4509

314-741-0508

rose.vonh@gmail.com

Website: scca.org or stlscca.org

Entry Fees:

Complete 2018 USRRC: $250.00

Single-Day Entries:

    Thursday: $50.00
    Friday: $100.00
    Saturday: $100.00
    Sunday: $50.00
    Gateway Historic Cup only (Saturday/Sunday): $100.00
    Gateway Regional Cup only (Saturday/Sunday): $100.00

Entry deadline: 30 September 2018!

ABOUT THE SPORTS CAR CLUB OF AMERICA

The Sports Car Club of America®, Inc., founded in 1944, is a 67,500-member motorsports organization that incorporates all facets of autocross, rally and road racing at both club and professional levels. With headquarters in Topeka, Kan., the SCCA annually sanctions more than 2,000 events through its 116 Regions and subsidiary divisions. Much of the SCCA’s activities are made possible with support from the following Official Partners: Chevrolet, the Official Truck of the SCCA; Hawk Performance, the Official Brake Products of SCCA; Mobil 1, the Official Oil of SCCA; Sunoco, the Official Fuel of SCCA; and Tire Rack, the Official Tire Retailer of SCCA. To learn more, visit scca.com.

ABOUT THE ST. LOUIS REGION, SCCA

The St. Louis Region, with nearly 800 members, offers Club Racing, Performance Driving Experience (PDX), RallyCross, RoadRally, Solo (autocross), and Street Survival School programs to educate and provide safe environments for individuals to enjoy their street-legal (daily driver) vehicles and purpose-built racecars. The region is home to more than 80 national champions and has been recognized three times by the Sports Car Club of America as the Region of the Year in its member category. In 2018, the region will become the first SCCA region to host the United States Road Rally Challenge (USRRC) four times, having hosted the premier event previously in 1998, 2001, and 2005. To learn more about the St. Louis Region, visit stlscca.org or the region’s Facebook page.

ABOUT COLUMBIA, ILL.

Columbia, Ill., (columbiaillinois.com) is both an historic southern Illinois town with roots that date to the 17th century and a modern, prosperous suburban community. Its historic Main Street, with its German vernacular buildings, remains the heart of the community as well as a shopping, tourist, and restaurant destination. The city is home also to a vibrant business community and diverse recreational activities. Its 63-mile “Not So Secret Training Loop,” for example, has been named the best bike ride in Illinois by Bicycle magazine.

ABOUT SOUTHERN ILLINOIS

Comprising the southern third of the state and beginning roughly south of Interstate 70, southern Illinois offers features distinct from other parts of the Land of Lincoln. The farther south one travels, the more “southern” the region becomes, a heritage of its early 19th-century immigrants from Kentucky and other parts of the upper antebellum south. In terms of population and economy, southern Illinois claims the largest metropolitan region—“the Metro East”—outside of Chicago, an energetic business climate, two of the state’s leading universities—Southern Illinois University–Carbondale, and Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville—and a major military installation, Scott Air Force Base, as well as Scott’s civilian aviation neighbor, MidAmerica St. Louis Airport. In terms of topography, the region offers a more varied landscape than the tabletop evenness of central Illinois or the glaciated ruggedness of its northwestern portion. As in much of Illinois, agriculture remains an economic cornerstone, but it is a more diverse industry in southern Illinois than the corn/soybeans monoculture prevalent in central and northern Illinois. As a home for SCCA rallying, the St. Louis and Southern Illinois Regions of the SCCA have explored the country lanes, roads, and highways of southern Illinois with great success since the founding of the two regions in the years after World War II. We will do so again in 2018, with great pleasure.

United States RoadRally Challenge

USRRC XXIII: 4-7 October 2018

Headquarters

Hampton Inn
165 Admiral Trost Drive
Columbia, IL 62236

618-281-9000
www.stlouiscolumbia.hamptoninn.com
N38º26.529 / W90º13.003

• Room Rate: $98/night + tax (2 people/2 beds)
• Amenities: swimming pool, business office, meeting rooms, good parking, complimentary hot breakfast
• Other good things to know: easy access from St. Louis Lambert International Airport, convenient to downtown St. Louis and the Arch, in the heart of 2018 USRRC rally country
• Reservations: make reservations by calling the hotel directly (mention “USRRC 2018”)

The Challenge Rallies

Tulips by Night Divisional Touring Rally
Kaskaskia Trails National Course Rally
Le Petit Rallye du Rocher National Touring Rally
Monopoly Redux Divisional GTA Rally

Provisional schedule

Thursday, Oct. 4: afternoon registration & hospitality in downtown Columbia, Ill., Tulips by Night (a 90-mile Monte Carlo)
Friday, Oct. 5: Kaskaskia Trails National Course Rally
Saturday, Oct. 6: Le Petit Rallye du Rocher National Touring Rally
Sunday, Oct. 7: Monopoly Redux (a “games people play” rally based on the board game Monopoly), followed by a midday awards luncheon

In addition to the standard SCCA Rally classes (Equipped, Limited, Stock), we will offer marque, regional, and historic classes also, for teams from local and Midwest marque clubs, as well as teams from other SCCA disciplines. Other activities will be added as resources and time allow. Entry fee: TBD.

Information

James H. Heine, Chairman
2018 United States Road Rally Challenge
3955 Bowen Street
St. Louis, MO 63116-3125
314-922-6120
editorialsolutions@sbcglobal.net

The Weekend Rallies

THE WILDERNESS TRAIL
SATURDAY, 16 JULY 2011
The St. Louis Road Rally Weekend opens with The Wilderness Trail National Tour Rally. It will provide contestants with great roads and great scenery with a tour of Missouri’s wine country. The Wilderness Trail is an interesting rally that both veterans and newcomers will enjoy. Rally teams can expect moderate to brisk average speeds with a paved route. The rally will employ a standard written instruction format with passage controls.

DANIEL BOONE
SUNDAY, 17 JULY 2011
The Daniel Boone Course rally comes back to the National schedule. This time teams will encounter the roads in the area of the Daniel Boone Home as well as the rural lanes that crisscross the early valley settlements and hills of Missouri. Expect moderate to brisk average speeds, open controls, some DIYC’s, and mostly paved and some unpaved roads. The beauty of the countryside and the entertainment value of the roads will surprise you.

BONUS
There will be two (2) Regional GTA rallies on Friday, 15 June 2011. Entry fees will be $20 each rally.

ENTRY FORM
Entry form (excel)
Entry form (pdf)

HEADQUARTERS
Comfort Inn Westport
12031 Lackland Road, St. Louis, MO 63146
Phone 314-878-0905
www.comfortinnstl.com

The Comfort Inn will hold a block of rooms for the rallies until 15 June 2011.
The room rate will be $69 + tax.
This rate includes complimentary Deluxe Breakfast. For the special Weekend rate, mention the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) when you make your reservation.

Info: Ron Ferris, chairman: 314-503-7411 e-mail: ronmferris@hotmail.com

St. Louis Road Rally Weekend

Presented by the St. Louis Region, Sports Car Club of America

The Weekend Rallies

10-11 July 2010


ON The Roads Again

Saturday, 10 July 2010

The St. Louis Road Rally Weekend opens with On The Roads Again Tour Rally. It will provide contestants with great roads and great scenery with a tour of the river bottoms and the bluff area’s hills and curves.  On The Roads Again is an interesting rally that both veterans and newcomers will enjoy. Rally teams can expect moderate to brisk average speeds with a mostly paved route. The rally will employ a standard written instruction format with passage controls and a few DIYCs used.

Trust Me Two

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Trust Me Two Course rally comes to the National schedule with timing traps based on the Main Road rules.  This time teams will encounter the roads east of the Father of Waters as well as the rural lanes that crisscross the fertile valley and rugged hills of Illinois. Expect moderate to brisk average speeds, open controls, few DIYC’s, and like On The Roads Again, mostly paved and some unpaved roads. The beauty of the countryside and the entertainment value of the roads will surprise you.

Download the entry form and return with entry fee to address on the form.

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HEADQUARTERS

Four Points by Sheraton

319 Fountains Parkway, Fairview Heights, IL 62208

Phone 618-622-9500 or 800-368-7764

www.fourpoints.com

The lodge will hold a block of rooms for the rallies until 25 June.

The room rate will be $79 + tax

This rate includes full American Breakfast Buffet for 2 people per room.

For the special Weekend rate, mention the Sports Car Club of America when you make your reservation.

Info: Ron Ferris, chairman: 314-503-7411 e-mail: ronmferris@hotmail.com