The September Friday Nighter was an interesting affair with no traps. It was sort of a Monte Carlo Style Rally with no alpines. It was straight forward and easy and well received by most of the competitors. Scores were all over the place, in spite of the hints the rallymaster gave on the official time seconds. Thanks to the folks who worked the rally; without them these events could not happen.
As we cruise into the Labor Day Holiday weekend, we find ourselves a week away from the September Friday Nighter, next Friday, the 11th. ORCA is presenting this one and the rallymaster is none other than Don Gibson. Don has spent nearly a lifetime riding as navigator with local hotshoe, Steve Roberts. For those that don’t know, Steve fielded a fast and reliable Mazda RX-2 in the local Pro-Rally circuit. Don has also done some driving of his own. This month, he has planned a rally that he calls “Butt Simple”. There are Supplementary General Instructions for this month:
ORCA’s September 2015 Friday Nighter Supplemental Instructions.
** Only paved roads will be used for tonight’s rally.
** All instructions will have mileages and mileages will take precedence over the route following priorities so, when in doubt, follow the main road and do the instruction at the mileage. No route following traps will be based on this. ‘MBCU’ will be used at places where the route might not be clear.
** All mileages will continue through checkpoints so don’t re-zero your ODO at checkpoints. You will be told in the instructions when to re-zero your ODO.
All other General Instructions remain unchanged.
It should be a pretty straight forward run, although Don has promised a twist that will be explained the night of the rally. In any event there will be fun to be had.
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. Don’t forget that we’re running the “bring a new team and your entry is free” special. The rally finishes in Auburn. Come on out and join us for a good time, and bring your friends!
This coming Friday, August 14th, is the August Friday Nighter, “Tatty Hunts Bigfoot” , put on by FOOTZ (the Fraternal Order of the Zero) and PSRC (Puget Sound Rally Club) . That’s right, you’ll have the opportunity to match wits once again with our favorite phantom Bantam rooster. Tatty’s tricks are light, with low penalties, so there is not much there to hurt you. It’s a fun run that heads out North again, albeit not as far North as last month. It features a nice collection of curvy roads, and of course, Tatty. We will end in Snohomish again at Brava Pizza and Pasta. The rally is not all that long, so folks who want to run Mountains to the Sea on Saturday can enjoy our rally and still have time to get closer to Portland to stay the night.
Registration for this novice oriented (really!) event opens at 6:45 PM at the Eastgate Park and Ride in Bellevue. First Car out is at 7:31. There will be a drivers meeting around 7:10. Come on out and join us for a very enjoyable route and some excellent pizza.
We hope to see you there!