11 teams competed in Jim’s July Jaunt on a hot Saturday afternoon. We made it short before the worst heat set in and because everyone is busy this time of year. Everyone finished-eventually; only 1 team got lost, but since they drove up and down the one street that had what turned out to be the toughest question, they got it right and finished with a perfect score. Congratulations to Steve Munday and his crack navigation team of teens Jacob & Makayla.
In a three way tie for second were John & Dick Krehbiel, Joe & Mary Beth O’Gorman and Jim & Bob Zeisler with 1 point. All but one other team was in a tie for third with 2 points. Those teams were Gordon & Teresa Benson, Gary & Brigitte Spicer, Terry & Denise Challenger, Gordon Maciulewicz & Paul McGloin, Tom O’Gorman & Dave Montgomery and Scott Giles & Renee Hines. Bringing up the rear were our beloved speedsters EB Lunken & Tim Silver. A huge thank you goes to Rally Master Jim Knepper, who jumped in with both feet and set up a beautiful and varied drive with a quick turn-around time. As a side note – Jim is also letting me borrow his truck to tow the trailer to Mid Ohio for the Todd Cholmondeley IT Spec*tacular, even though he can’t go himself. We’re getting a good one here folks!
Our next rally date is August 26. Details will be coming soon. Look for a Facebook post and email with details. Save the date!
Ready for our Road Rally Point Event #3?
Please register Online Here!
We start and end at Jax Restaurant & Tavern at 1081 Smiley Ave 45246@ Cobblestone Plaza (I275 & Winton Road in Forest Park)
Registration beginning at 9, meeting at 10:15, first car out at 10:30
This is a 2 hour drive of approximately 50 miles. Everyone is busy in the summer.
Bring a team who has not participated in the past 2 years and earn a discount on your entry fee!
14 teams Revisited Rabbit Hash in June. Everyone finished; nobody seemed to get lost – at least not hopelessly; and FOUR – count ‘em – Four teams completed the BEAUTIFUL course with zero points. Winners were Gordon & Teresa Benson, Dick & Paul Krehbiel, Scott, Reghan & Amy Bitzer and Brittany Moore & Hannah Poston. Following closely behind with a 1/2 point deduction (“The” is part of the sign) were Gary & Brigitte Spicer. A huge thank you to Rally Master Lee Grimes, and to Jerry Cabe & Colleen Cabe for tag teaming on the Safety Steward duties. Their help allowed me to navigate for Tim Silver – a very exciting ride in his MGB.
Our next rally date is July 22. There was no Rally Master lined up for this one and I was concerned about pulling it off in time. Enter my (retired) neighbor and friend of 33 years who did not know of my involvement in the SCCA rally program. He crewed for us a couple times in my previous SCCA (racing) life (before kids) so wondered if I was still involved and if we ever did rallies. Serendipity. We had a meeting tonight to go over some basics and he plans to jump right in and get us set up for the next rally. Thanks, Jim! Registration will be open as soon as I give him some time to determine where to start and end.
There will be an email blast to former participants and a Facebook post to let you know when registration will be open. Please sign up on line whether you want to pay in advance or the day of the event so we’ll have a ballpark idea of how many to expect. Bring some friends, member or not, who haven’t run with us before and save $5 on your registration fee (one discount per new car/driver/navigator unit).
Come join us for the next rally, June 17, RABBIT HASH REVISITED, starting in Walton, KY and ending at Longnecks Sports Grill in Hebron, KY. See the registration site at MotorSportsReg.com for more details and to sign up.
Registration at Motorsport.Reg
Rabbit Hash Revisited is just around the corner. Get geared up! The next rally is June 17th. Details are being finalized now, but we know we will start around 10AM at the Kroger parking lot near Walton Towne Center, just east of the Walton, KY exit on I-75. It will run about 100 miles through scenic Northern Kentucky and end at Longnecks Sports Grill (same as the June event last year) at the I-275 Hebron exit.
This is a Tulip Rally, with illustrations of intersections as well as worded instructions and callback mileages to keep you on course. Our Rally Master for the event, once again, is Lee Grimes, who knows these roads like the back of his hand. With his familiarity and the abundance of hills and curves that Kentucky offers, this should prove to be an outstanding driving adventure.
Registration is OPEN. Please sign up online whether you want to pay in advance or the day of the event so we’ll have a ballpark idea of how many to expect. Bring some friends, member or not, who haven’t run with us before and save $5 on your registration fee (one discount per new car/driver/navigator unit).
Go to Rabbit Hash Revisited Road Rally on MotorSportReg.com for more details, general instructions (coming soon) and to register. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Drop us a line if you’re not already on the email list to receive notifications for this and future events.