The May Friday Nighter was an interesting rally presented by Don Gibson of ORCA. After a 45 minute odo check to Monroe, we took Ben Howard Road out to Sultan, went a little farther east, then used Old Pipeline Road to get back to civilization. Fun roads and a fun event. Special thanks to ORCA members Pat Biggar, Rick Ross, Dave and Kathy Sacry, Jack Heppes, Gary Coon, Ben Thompson Eric Hobbs, and Steve Roberts for working the event.
It’s Mothers Day, and I’m a little late making this post. Obviously there is stuff going on. It’s Monte Carlo season at NWRC. We just had a very successful Raindrop Rally presented by Rainier Auto Sports Club. The next Friday Nighter, on May 13th, will be a Monte Carlo/Friday Nighter hybrid. There will be no traps. The instructions will be in Monte Carlo style, while we will still have controls to stop at, and a fresh start each leg. The rallymaster for this event is Don Gibson. Don wrote a similar event last year, and it was a blast! This one should be too. Come on out and join us for a fun time!
Registration for this novice oriented event opens at 6:45 PM at the Eastgate Park & Ride Parking lot in Bellevue (14200 SE Eastgate Way). The drivers meeting is at 7:10 and first car out will be 7:31. The entry fee is $20. The “bring a new team and your entry is free” special continues, so invite some friends and enjoy free entry. The rally runs North, and ends at Brava Pizza and Pasta, 120 Glen Ave in Snohomish.
Three weekends after the Friday Nighter, on June 4th and 5th, Rainier Auto Sports Club will present “No Alibi”, a two day gravel and pavement Monte Carlo style rally. The rally starts and overnights in Kennewick, with the finish in Prosser. Registration and details are available at the RASC Website: http://www.rainierautosports.com/events/2016/noalibi/default.htm. This rally is always good fun and well worth the $175 entry fee.
We hope to see you all out there, at both events!
Get your taxes done by Saturday (they aren’t due until the 18th this year!) so that you can run the Raindrop Rally on Sunday. Rainier Auto Sports Club has been putting on the Raindrop rally for longer than I can remember. The rally is always trap free and features nice twisty roads that make it a fun drive. One thing the folks at Rainier like is a good drive, so come on out and check out this one.
This years event starts at the Cottontree Convention Center, 2300 Market St. in Mt. Vernon, WA. This years event will be 5-6 hours long, and will also end in Mt. Vernon. Registration is available on-line: http://www.rainierautosports.com/scripts/registration.php Registration for the day of the event will likely open around 9:00 AM with first car out at 10:01 AM. The entry fee is $40.
It’s a great way to spend a Sunday, and the weather is supposed to be great!
Come join us for a good time!
Wow, what a nice night for a rally, and what a great turnout! Thank you all for coming!
Congratulations to Andrew Bacon and Brick Battersby for getting 2nd overall in the SOP category while winning the Novice class. Only Masters John and Derris Humphrey bettered their score. Congratulations to Steve and Linda Dull for getting a ZERO on their first rally! And congratulations to Jordan Keffer who, after winning the Novice Championship last year, scores his first win in the SOP class.
Thank you to all the workers who made this event possible. Mark Note and Richard and Delores Ranhofer worked checkpoint one. Kevin Mullins, Steve Pfau and Vasco DePinna worked checkpoint two. Mike Workman and Scott Margerum worked checkpoint three. Competitors John and Derris Humphrey also served as the start control. And Dave Treen made the trophies and dash plaques, worked pace and helped measure the rally.
Come on back next month for some more fun as ORCA puts on a trapless event. Don’t for get the bring a new team get free entry deal!