Debbie Sjodin did a masterful job of rallymastering this event, which featured 3 notes, all of which were used twice and then cancelled. The course ran from the Eastgate Park & Ride to the end of the odo check, just off Union Hill Road. From there it meandered out to Duvall, then back down to Carnation, finally finishing up in Sammamish. It featured lots of cool roads and most folks had a good time. Traffic was problematic in a couple of areas for some people, but overall, it was a commendable effort. Andy LeMay, in his first ever rally, teamed up with Sara Noll to win the Novice Class. Dave Johnson and Ryan Welsh won the SOP class, in spite of Dave running on “4 hours of sleep”. PSRC’s Scott Margerum and Mike Workman took First in Masters, with the best unequipped score of 28 and PSRC’s Mike Daily showed why having a computer in the car can help, with a total score of zero. That also means he did everything right, because if you get a trap wrong in unlimited class, your penalty is usually exactly what the trap is worth.
Thanks to all the workers from ORCA who made this thing happen: Jack Heppes, Dave and Kathy Sacry, Don Gibson and Ben Thompson, Pat Biggar and Rick Ross, Steve Roberts and of course the rallymaster, Debbie Sjodin. Without these folks, the rally could not have happened.
Two Friday Nighters to go; come join us next month for a PSRC’s second Friday Nighter of the year. And be sure to check out the Rainier Website http://www.rainierautosports.com/events/2017/norwester/ as they prepare for their three day event commemorating the 50th year of the first running of the Nor’wester Rally. They have 39 Entrants so far, and they are entertaining the idea of 50 entrants for the 50th year.
See you next month!