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TurboMike 11-12-2008 04:42 PM

time/speed/distance night rally, 11/22, mt kisco NY, $20 per car

TimeSpeedDistance NIGHT rally on Saturday, 11/22. Registration from 5 to 6:15, drivers meeting at 6:30, first car off at 7pm. Cars leave in 1 minute invtervals from your car number, so first come first start. Should be about 2-4 hours (usually 3ish). You need TWO people (driver and navigator), and $20 per car ($10 each). Recommended: a pen, something to write on on the nav's lap (like a clipboard), a basic calculator (or a nav who likes math), and a watch/clock with seconds that you can easily reset to the rallymaster's time. Rally computers, GPS systems, and lights above headlight level not allowed. Trophys for the winners of each class.

What is it? A TimeSpeedDistance (TSD) rally has an "average speed" that you should follow through the rally. Its set BELOW the speed limit. The rally instructions are very tricky and you're looking for stuff at night (ie: make 3rd left after the word "STRINGS", or make second acute right, etc) so you're going to make a few bad turns. After you figure out you're in the wrong place you have to backtrack to the correct turn without getting lost, then speed up to get back to your "average speed" (where you would be if you didnt get lost). There are hidden signs along the course you need to mark down, and hidden checkpoints where you pull over and they record what time you came in. Points are given for every second early or late to each checkpoint, and for each sign missed or put out of order. Lowest points win.

So questions like "is this illegal" or "dude this is awesome I'm gona go 175mph" or "wont we all get arrested" are silly since thats not what the rally is about. Some people do it in minivans with their kids in the backseat helping look for turns. If you make a wrong turn or get lost, its up to you if you choose you catch up slowly and safely and risk hitting a checkpoint and getting lots of points, or if you drive like an ass and risk getting pulled over by a cop or taking risks so you can make up time as quickly as possible and get a better score. There will be mostly twisty hilly backroads where you probably will never see a cop, but they are also public roads and you take any risks on your own. I can guaranty you will enjoy them a lot more in a sports car "taking a few risks" than a minivan full of kids tho. Some people will choose to have a nice ride down some twisty windy backroads in the dark, some people will get way lost and come into checkpoints late and gets lots of points, and some people will choose to drive in a manner to make up time each time they get lost and have a blast down some twicked roads. Its all up to the drivers. The roads are awesome and usually including some dirt and gravel roads, but nothing a lowered car couldn’t handle.

blackrex13 11-14-2008 11:59 PM

any one going? i am.

TurboMike 11-18-2008 07:08 PM

You coming from MD?

tfsa 11-18-2008 08:25 PM

I am free let get a convoy toghter

blackrex13 11-19-2008 03:10 PM

my navigator quit, not going... damn its hard to find a woman who likes cars like i do.

TurboMike 11-19-2008 05:10 PM

TSD rallys were the only car thing I could ever get my gfs to participate in.

blackrex13 11-19-2008 05:56 PM

had one lined up and she was perfect for it, but she wants to just be friends... long story short im not being emotionally tortured for a weekend.

jerseyman201 11-19-2008 06:31 PM

hey man sounds pretty neat, I'm down. I live right in Leonia too.

blackrex13 11-19-2008 07:40 PM

dude, there are some sweet rallies in jersey.. but require 5 in ground clearance.. real rallies.

jerseyman201 11-20-2008 10:23 AM

Really, where abouts? I havn't lowered my car so what would I be looking at in terms of ground clearance? How much would a stock suspenion rex have to be raised?

blackrex13 11-20-2008 12:52 PM

stock subbies should have no problem, they are designed for this. look on i ran across quite a few on accident last weekend. they are mostly local clubs, so you pay out of club prices, usually 5 bucks more. but since your local you might want to join.

here is the one for this weekend. Mid Atlantic Rally Series

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