Wow! What a great rally! Friday night featured an excellent event rallymastered by Curt Thompson. We got the added bonus of a dark and mildly stormy night. It rained and the roads were nice and wet. Part of the art of rallying is dealing with the elements and we certainly had some elements to deal with on Friday. Leg 2 was my favorite, blasting down a windy narrow road to nowhere out by Carnation. It was twisty and in the damp dark conditions, staying on time was challenging, yet still doable. Loads of fun! Be sure to check out the Masters score put up by Hobbs/ Thompson and the nice SOP score by Weaver/Weaver. Here are the results:
The April Friday Nighter is this coming Friday, April 10th. The rallymaster for this event is Curt Thompson. Curt is a cool guy who has been rallying for quite a while. He’s built his own rally computers but just as often runs in the Masters class, having won the SOP championship a few years ago. He likes fun events, and that is what he has in store for us this month. The rally start is at the Eastgate Park and Ride Parking lot in Bellevue (14200 SE Eastgate Way). Registration opens at 6:45 with first car out at 7:31. The entry fee is $20. Don’t forget that we’re running the “bring a new team and your entry is free” special. The rally finishes at Mod Pizza, 22833 NE 8th St in Sammamish, WA. They have great pizza! Come on out and join us for a good time, and bring your friends!
Details of our promotion:
What we want you to do:
Bring a team of first-timers to a Friday Nighter and help guide them through the process. Assist them with details like finding and completing a registration form. Show them official time and where to put their car number. Explain things like the starting order, the outcone, and the odometer check. Describe how they will interact with checkpoints. Cover the generic information that would be part of a Novice Talk. At the finish, answer their questions and help them complete their scorecard.
How it works:
Both teams (the mentors and the first-timers) need to come to the registration vehicle at the same time. The first-timers will register (using the form you helped them complete) and they’ll pay the normal $20 entry fee. Then the mentoring team registers, receiving the next (consecutive) car number and has their entry fee waived.
The first-timer team must be truly new to the sport. If driver or navigator has done this before, they are not first-timers. For the mentoring team, both driver and navigator need to have rallied at least once each. You don’t need to be experts, just enthusiastic. If you are first-timers one month, you can be mentors the next month. There is no limit to how many times a mentoring team can talk advantage of this offer – just keep drawing new people into TSD rally.
On April 10th ORCA will present the second rally of the season, the April Friday Nighter. Curt Thompson is the rallymaster, According to Curt the rally will be a very easy event. Perfectly appropriate for new TSD competitors. Remember that the bring a new team and get free entry promotion is still going and will continue throughout the season. Come on out for our rally and bring some friends!