Registration is now open for the 2018 SCCA United States RoadRally Challenge!
Register for the event at: Motorsportreg.com
October 4-7, 2018
The 24th Annual SCCA United States RoadRally Challenge (USRRC)
Hosted by the St. Louis Region, SCCA
Please join us!
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.
165 Admiral Trost Drive
Columbia, IL 62236
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)
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
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.
James H. Heine, Chairman
2018 United States Road Rally Challenge
3955 Bowen Street
St. Louis, MO 63116-3125
2018 United States Road Rally Challenge
St. Louis Region SCCA
13425 Old Jamestown Road
St. Louis, MO 63033-4509
Complete 2018 USRRC: $250.00
Gateway Historic Cup only (Saturday/Sunday): $100.00
Gateway Regional Cup only (Saturday/Sunday): $100.00
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.