Road Rally Report

Saturday was the day to learn some very interesting Cincinnati Chili History.
Personally, Skyline is my go-to comfort food, having grown up downwind of the first Skyline location in the city. But you didn’t have to eat it to be successful on the rally. All that was required was a drive-by of several chili locations and maybe a pause in the parking lot to answer some questions.
Jim Knepper and his former, Nancy, took first but graciously passed the awards on to second place rally newbies, Kyle and Paula Zepernick.

The last rally of the season is Saturday, November 2. Details are not available yet, but since it will be the weekend after Halloween, something spooky is in the works. This will likely be a defined route event, potentially with stops for some searching for answers. Watch for a Facebook post or set a reminder to check cincyscca.motorsportreg.com around October 21 to find more details.

We are always happy to hear any ideas you have for a fun drive. Contact me to volunteer or if you have questions.

Christy Graham
Road Rally Chair
roadrally@cincyscca.com or
CincySCCARally@yahoo.com
513-658-4677

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Tri-State Tango” is now in the books. We needed to postpone it due to schedule confusion, but it was well worth the wait. Eight teams competed, divided into Novice and Experienced divisions. Taking the Experienced class was the team of Gordon & Teresa Benson, with Walt & David Fischer, new graduates to the class, right on their heels. Mike & Stephanie Spatz, running their last novice class eligible rally, took first, with newcomers Jeff Fogle & Lillian Russell a close second. Complete results and Series Point standings are available on the Cincy SCCA website.

The next rally is September 28. Final details are being ironed out but just a hint at the theme – Chili. Cincinnati Chili. Natives of the Queen City, and even transplants, may be fans, but how much of the history of our inimitable 3-way do you know? Prepare to find out. Registration will open as soon as the starting location is confirmed. Watch for a Facebook post or set a reminder to check cincyscca.motorsportreg.com around September 12 to find more details.
For those new to the sport, Road Rallies are run on public roads at legal (sometimes brisk) speeds on a variety of roads. Route instructions can be challenging but if you are careful you will NOT get lost. Any street licensed vehicle capable of accommodating a driver and a navigator who can communicate safely (so probably not a motorcycle) from a smart car to a pickup truck are eligible and kids are welcome. Penalty points are given for incorrect answers to questions that can be answered by making observations along the route, and/or exceeding the measured mileage. Low score wins. Awards are presented for each event and points are assigned based on finishing position to determine a series champion.

We are always happy to hear any ideas you have for a fun drive. Contact me to volunteer or if you have questions.

Christy Graham
Road Rally Chair
roadrally@cincyscca.com or
CincySCCARally@yahoo.com
513-658-4677

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REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN MONDAY FOR THE RALLY ON JULY 27.

“Tri-State Tango” – We will be leaving around 10:30 from the UDF at 2086 North Bend Road, Hebron, KY 41048. Onsite registration will open at 9:30. This is our annual Kentucky event put together by rally master Lee Grimes. This year it will be Kentucky-ish, as there are 2 ferry boat crossings included in the route. Bring an extra $10 for fees. We’ll end at Longnecks also in Hebron. Cost is $25 per car with a $5 discount if at least one team member is an SCCA member.
The May rally had enough participants to have two classes – novice and expert. Bringing home the gold were Gordon & Teresa Benson (expert) and Walt & Dave Fischer (novice). The June rally had fewer participants but had a tie for first. Todd & Jenny Koerner (novices in the May rally), beat out Gordon & Teresa by virtue of drawing the higher playing card. Full results and point standings can be found on the CincySCCA Website.
For those new to the sport, Road Rallies are run on public roads at legal (sometimes brisk) speeds on a variety of roads. Route instructions can be challenging but if you are careful you will NOT get lost. Any street licensed vehicle capable of accommodating a driver and a navigator who can communicate safely (so probably not a motorcycle) from a smart car to a pickup truck are eligible and kids are welcome. Penalty points are given for incorrect answers to questions that can be answered by making observations along the route. Low score wins. Awards are presented for each event and points are assigned based on finishing position to determine a series champion.
We are always happy to hear any ideas you have for a fun drive. Contact me to volunteer or if you have questions.

Christy Graham
Road Rally Chair
roadrally@cincyscca.com or
CincySCCARally@yahoo.com
513-658-4677

Road Rally:Registration Now Open for June 15 Event

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Come join us for the next installment of the 2019 Road Rally season on Saturday, June 15. Indiana Indecisions will begin at the Bob Evans Restaurant at 102 Links Way in Aurora, Indiana, 47001. On site check in and registration starts at 8:30 with the first car out at 10:30. Come join us for breakfast.

The instructions for this rally are a combination of street names, compass directions and tulip illustrations. It is about 90-100 miles and should take about 4 hours.

Please register at cincyscca.motorsportreg.com to reserve your space.

RoadRally: Registration Open

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR ROAD RALLY 5/25

Visit cincyscca.motorsportreg.com to sign up for the road rally next Saturday.
This is a 75 mile, ~3 hour gimmick rally with a mileage factor. You can choose from easy (you can’t possibly get lost) instructions or challenge yourself with the no-street-name version.

We will start at Bob Evans on Colerain just off I-275 and end at a location near Quaker Steak & Lube across the street.

Cost is $25 per two person team, with a $5 discount for current SCCA members. Registration starts at 9:30 (or come early for breakfast), with a safety meeting at 10:15 and first car out at 10:30. We will be exploring western Hamilton County with all its twisty hilly roads.

Register online (preferred) or day of event. Message (roadrally@cincyscca.com) with questions.

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REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN MONDAY FOR THE RALLY ON APRIL 27.

We will be leaving around 10:30 from Scene75 on Route 28 in Milford. Onsite registration will open at 9. We are a separate event but will be meeting at the same place as the launch point for the Spring Classic Driving Tour. Visit their website for details of their event. http://www.springclassicdrivingtour.org/home.html
Come early to take the opportunity to walk around and see some cool cars.
Our rally will take around 4 hours to complete on some very interesting roads. Cost is $25 per car with a $5 discount if at least one team member is an SCCA member. Final details are being worked out. Check the website soon for additional information. There are 7 rallies scheduled for the 2019 season. Check the website for dates and save the dates!

For those new to the sport, Road Rallies are run on public roads at legal (sometimes brisk) speeds on a variety of roads. Route instructions can be challenging but if you are careful you will NOT get lost. Any street licensed vehicle capable of accommodating a driver and a navigator who can communicate safely (so probably not a motorcycle) from a smart car to a pickup truck are eligible and kids are welcome. Penalty points are given for incorrect answers to questions that can be answered by making observations along the route. Low score wins. Awards are presented for each event and points are assigned based on finishing position to determine a series champion.

We are always happy to hear any ideas you have for a fun drive. Contact me to volunteer or if you have questions.

Christy Graham
Road Rally Chair
roadrally@cincyscca.com or
CincySCCARally@yahoo.com
513-658-4677

Road Rally Report

There were some very exciting ideas that came out of the National Convention this year, and I am looking forward to incorporating some of them in our program this year. We plan to introduce some limited timed sections – not too much calculation, but just a taste. There will be more prizes available and more incentive to bring another team along. The schedule is below along with the Rally Masters who have jumped on their date to set up a course. Spaces are still available but sign up early so you don’t miss your chance to pick your favorite roads.
For those new to the sport, Road Rallies are run on public roads at legal (sometimes brisk) speeds on a variety of roads. Route instructions can be challenging but if you are careful you will NOT get lost. Any street licensed vehicle capable of accommodating a driver and a navigator who can communicate safely (so probably not a motorcycle) from a smart car to a pickup truck are eligible and kids are welcome. Penalty points are given for incorrect answers to questions that can be answered by making observations along the route. Low score wins. Awards are presented for each event and points are assigned based on finishing position to determine a series champion.
The schedule as it now stands is as follows:

Date Rally Master
Apr. 27 EB Lunken
May. 25  
Jun. 15 Jim Knepper
Jul. 27 Lee Grimes
Aug. 24  
Sept. 28 Gordon Benson
Nov. 02  

 

Christy Graham
Road Rally Chair
roadrally@cincyscca.com or
CincySCCARally@yahoo.com
513-658-4677

RoadRally Report

The tentative schedule is set for the 2019 Road Rally season.

Starting locations and specific details will be posted and advertised as they become available. Meanwhile mark your calendars and save the dates. This year we are offering discounts to participants that participate in both solo and rally events. Details will be posted as they are solidified.

  • April 27
  • May 25
  • June 15
  • July 27
  • August 24
  • September 28
  • November 2

Rally Report

The Road Rally Season has come to an end. The November 3rd rally, “It’s About Time!”, hosted 7 teams for a drive on a glorious, Fall day – sunshine and beautiful leaves – on hilly, winding roads in the Middletown area. This was a new format for us, focusing on driving the prescribed route at a consistent elapsed time over multiple passes, while not knowing precisely where the timing checkpoints were. I was amazed at how close the times were. Our winners, newcomers Julio Chang & Selena Cruces, completed the run with only 9 seconds difference between two of the runs. Gordon & Teresa Benson just missed top honors with a 10 second difference.

The “Perseverance” award goes to the novice team of Nickolas Ridgeway & Xavier Howard, newbies who apparently partied all night, drove down from Ft. Wayne this morning, took a power nap before release time and completed the route all three times. I saw them shoot pass their turn at my timing checkpoint on one run and go the wrong direction 3 times before coming back and getting back on track, 32 minutes after they went off course. That’s dedication! Kudos to them.

Many thanks to Rally Master, Jim Knepper, who once again found us some awesome roads, put together a fun route, and manned the other timing checkpoint. I’m looking forward to another great year in 2019. Every rally teaches us something new in how to run a successful program. We’ve made new friends who return to play with us. Come join us next year!

Christy Graham
Road Rally Chair

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REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE NOVEMBER 3rd EVENT, “It’s About Time”.

This will be a new experience for us in GTA rallies, where scoring is primarily based on your ability to navigate the route twice at a consistent time. Questions related to the theme of the event will provide additional scoring opportunities. There are no prescribed speeds you must adhere to. You can set your own pace – you just need to be consistent from one run to the next. You will not know where the timing points are located.

This is the last rally event of 2018 – don’t miss it! Visit CincySCCA.MotorsportReg.com for links to the registration sites for all the Cincinnati Region events.

The October event had 7 teams participating. There was a tie for first place that was decided by a high card draw. First-timers, Jason & Heather Taunton drove up from Nashville, Tennessee, and took first place honors. Lee Grimes & Loretta Workman were second. Both teams had perfect scores. Jim Knepper & Joy Bond were a very close third. EB Lunken & David Vornholt, frequent participants, as well as 3 teams of newcomers rounded out the field. Thanks to Gordon & Teresa Benson who set the event up and dealt very efficiently with the last-minute road closures in Aurora.

If you need to be paired up with a running partner, let us know and we’ll do our best. Our rallies always end at a location disclosed before you start your drive and is always a family friendly place with food and adult beverages available.

For those new to the sport, Road Rallies are run on public roads at legal (sometimes brisk) speeds on a variety of roads. Route instructions can be challenging but if you are careful you will NOT get lost. Any street licensed vehicle capable of accommodating a driver and a navigator who can communicate safely (so probably not a motorcycle) from a smart car to a pickup truck are eligible and kids are welcome. Penalty points are given for incorrect answers to questions that can be answered by making observations along the route. Low score wins. Awards are presented for each event and points are assigned based on finishing position to determine a series champion.

We are always happy to hear any ideas you have for a fun drive. Contact me to volunteer or if you have questions.

Christy Graham
Road Rally Chair
roadrally@cincyscca.com or
CincySCCARally@yahoo.com
513-658-4677