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

2021 Road Rally Calendar

June 5, 2021
August 7, 2021
August 8, 2021
September 11, 2021
  • Press On Regardless TSD Rally
    September 11, 2021 @ 11:00 am - September 12, 2021 @ 2:00 am
    Quality Inn, 561 Boulevard Dr, St Ignace, MI 49781, USA Map

    Press On Regardless is a Divisional Tour rally.

    This year's POR will be a one day rally on roads in the Upper Peninsula.

    Click here to register on MotorsportReg.com.


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September 12, 2021
  • Press On Regardless TSD Rally
    September 11, 2021 @ 11:00 am - September 12, 2021 @ 2:00 am
    Quality Inn, 561 Boulevard Dr, St Ignace, MI 49781, USA Map

    Press On Regardless is a Divisional Tour rally.

    This year's POR will be a one day rally on roads in the Upper Peninsula.

    Click here to register on MotorsportReg.com.


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September 18, 2021
  • Tire Rack Street Survival - Volunteers Needed!
    September 18, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Fowlerville Proving Ground, 1750 Smith Rd, Fowlerville, MI 48836, USA Map

    The Detroit Region needs volunteers for helping with this year's Tire Rack Street Survival school, which you can read about below.

    If you can help out with this valuable one day program do please volunteer - click here to volunteer over on MotorsportReg.com.

    Tire Rack Street Survival is a one day school where teen drivers are taught to control their cars at their handing limits and in unpredictable situations.

    Students are paired with an experienced instructor who will help them learn the application of driving physics, how to make good driving decisions and react more quickly, how to be more aware behind the wheel, and how to anticipate the actions of other drivers.

    By the end of the program, each student will have more confidence in their own ability behind the wheel and a greater safety margin when they return to the road.


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  • Hoosier Byways TSD Rally (Divisional)
    September 18, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Plainfield, IN, USA Map

    This is an Indianapolis 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).

    Visit the Indianapolis Region website or email wbh28@sbcglobal.net for more information.


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October 2, 2021
  • Cadillac Color Tour TSD rally
    October 2, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Cadillac MI Map

    Cadillac Color Tour is a Divisional Tour rally.


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October 23, 2021
  • Johnny Appleseed TSD Rally (Divisional)
    October 23, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Bolivar, OH 44612, USA Map

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


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November 6, 2021
  • Lake Erie Covered Bridges TSD Rally (Divisional)
    November 6, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Conneaut, OH 44030, USA Map

    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).
    Visit the Misery Bay Region website or email bstewart@sccaonline.net for more information  .


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November 20, 2021
  • Pavement Ends - TSD Rally
    November 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Whitmore Lake MI Map

    Pavement Ends is a Divisional Tour rally.


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