Road Rally

Think TSD (Time, Speed, Distance) rallies are not fun? Think again. Road Rallies are unlike races in that they are not tests of speed. Road Rallies are a test of skill and precision. Teams consisting of a driver and a navigator are given a set of Route Instructions that define which roads to drive and the speeds to maintain. Rally teams are scored on how closely to their ideal time they arrive at each checkpoint along the route. This may not seem all that exciting – but there are many challenges to the team members that keep things fun and interesting. Following the proper course can be a subject of satisfaction (and sometimes frustration) as can the math calculations the navigator must perform to keep his/her team “on time”.

The driver will often be challenged by the road conditions, the weather and the speeds. Regardless, teamwork is essential to being competitive against the other teams running in the class. There are classes for Novices who are just getting started in rallying (using the stock odometer and a handheld calculator). From there, classes are defined by the level of navigational equipment used. No matter which class a team chooses to run in, there is still the option to just enjoy the drive or to actually work hard at getting good scores. Alternatively, you may want to start off by working a rally. All rallies need control (checkpoint) crews. This is a great way to get an introduction to the sport.

While Road Rallies are run on open, public roads and at speeds no greater than the posted limits – road selection is important to keeping it interesting. Most of the better roads used on Detroit Region Road Rallies are unpaved. These roads may be sandy, muddy, snow covered or icy. Road Rallies can run under all types of conditions – rain, snow, hot, cold and also well after dark.

For more information contact:
Road Rally Director
Piotr Roszczenko
piotr.scca@gmail.com

2022 Road Rally Calendar

October 1, 2022
  • Johnny Appleseed TSD Rally (Divisional) (tentative)
    October 1, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Bolivar, OH 44612, USA Map

    New date!
    This is a NE Ohio Region Tour rally, not a Detroit Region event. However, it is a Great Lakes Division (GLD) rally championship event (as are all of the Detroit Region rallies).

    Please register for the Johnny Appleseed rally here: msreg.com/JAR22

    Registration ends on Wed, Sep 28, 06:00 PM EDT

    Visit the NE Ohio Region website or email wgregorylester@gmail.com for more information  .


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October 22, 2022
  • Lake Erie Covered Bridges
    October 22, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 7:30 pm

    The rally is on!
    This is a Misery Bay Region Tour rally, not a Detroit Region event. However, it is a Great Lakes Division (GLD) rally championship event (as are all of the Detroit Region rallies).


    Email Bill Stewart at bstewart@sccaonline.net for more information 


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November 4, 2022
  • Hell and Back II - USRRC TSD Tour Rally
    November 4, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Whitmore Lake MI Map

    This is the first of three Road Rally events that comprise the 2022 SCCA U.S. Road Rally Challenge. Hell and  Back II is a National Tour rally.
    Registration is open at http://msreg.com/2022-USRRC


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November 5, 2022
  • Are You Territorial? - USRRC TSD Course Rally
    November 5, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Whitmore Lake MI Map

    This is the second of three Road Rally events that comprise the 2022 SCCA U.S. Road Rally Challenge. Are You Territorial? is a National Course (trap) rally.
    Registration is open at http://msreg.com/2022-USRRC


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November 6, 2022
  • Pavement Ends - USRRC TSD Tour Rally
    November 6, 2022 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Whitmore Lake MI Map

    This is the third of three Road Rally events that comprise the 2022 SCCA U.S. Road Rally Challenge. Pavement Ends is a Divisional Tour rally.
    Registration is open at http://msreg.com/2022-USRRC


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January 14, 2023
  • Son of Sno*Drift - TSD Rally
    January 14, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Aubree's Pizzeria & Grill, 21775 Pontiac Trail, South Lyon, MI 48178, USA Map

    save the date, more information coming soon.


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May 13, 2023
  • Ohio Milk Run Road Rally
    May 13, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

    save the date, more information will be coming.This is a NEOhio Region Tour rally, not a Detroit Region event. However, it is a Great Lakes Division (GLD) rally championship event (as are all of the Detroit Region rallies).


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September 8, 2023
  • Friday Press On Regardless TSD Rally
    September 8, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Hampton Inn Gaylord, 230 Dickerson Rd, Gaylord, MI 49735, USA Map

    save the date, more information will be posted later.
    This will be the 74th anniversary of POR (75th running).
    This year's POR consists of two separate national rallies.
    The rally will stay in the lower peninsula for 2023 leaving the upper peninsula for 2024
     


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September 9, 2023
  • Saturday Press On Regardless TSD Rally
    September 9, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Hampton Inn Gaylord, 230 Dickerson Rd, Gaylord, MI 49735, USA Map

    save the date, more information will be posted later.
    This will be the 74th anniversary of POR (75th running).
    This year's POR consists of two separate national rallies.
    The rally will stay in the lower peninsula for 2023 leaving the upper peninsula for 2024
     


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