Ever wonder what a Northwest Rally Council Friday Nighter event is like? This short (under 1 hour) rally has been written to provide an introduction to our route instruction format, teach some basic definitions, and demonstrate the workflow used to compete in time-speed-distance (TSD) road rally.
Start by downloading and printing out the General Instructions (in the Documents section). Give them a read as these are the ‘rules’ that we rally by. Pay special attention to Section 8 (DEFINITIONS) as these are important to understanding the Numbered Route Instructions and Section 3 (THROUGH ROUTE DETERMINANTS) as they explain how to find the main road.
Next download and print the Example Rally NRI’s, if you haven’t already. These are the instructions you use to follow the route and find the checkpoint. A printed copy is handy, allowing you to cross off instructions as they are completed.
All our Friday Nighter Rallies start from the Eastgate Park & Ride off of I-90 in Bellevue. Our series is held on the 2nd Friday of the month – registration opens at 6:45pm. You would register, get your car number, and attend a short briefing at 7:15pm. Then cars line up at the start and receive the route instructions. For this example we’re skipping a few steps: run this event on your own schedule and run it as many times as you like. Just get to the Park & Ride with a copy of the instructions. Pick an out time to start the rally (usually at the top of a minute) and give it a try. The start of the Example Rally is at the SE corner/exit of the lot.
Here are the instructions for the NWRC Example Rally,
and a link to the General Instructions.
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