Our Next Rally


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Blue Ridge Mountain Sports Car Club


Washington Rewind

Date: Sunday, Jun 4th 2023


Registration:  Registration is at 1:00 PM and the first car starts at 2:01 PM. Rally fee is $10.

Parking lot behind McDonalds at Race Track Road Exit of I-79 (Exit 41)
Coordinates: 40.2242N 80.2100W

Google Map of Start Location

Midpoint: Cecil, PA

End: Same As Start, no organized post-rally gathering

Description:   Rallymaster Justin tells us: Novice friendly tour rally through north central Washington county. No course following traps, there may be some pause traps. All roads are paved, although some are narrow. If you came to the June rally last year, the first and last legs will be the same. If you saved your info you should have a couple eazy zeros. In between the course has been updated to tour some of the changes to old rally roads caused by the newest section of the Southern Beltway from Imperial to I-79.

This rally will use the Richta GPS checkpoint system. You will need an Apple or Android smart device and the Competitor - Richta GPS Checkpoints app installed on that device and running for the duration of the rally (bring a charger).

Checkpoints will be open, but unmarked, and there will not be conrol crews. The app will record a car passing a checkpoint. The app will display your score immediately upon passing a control and will beep if you have sound enabled.


Links for Richta app info and usage

Steve uploaded this Youtube of live rally using the app in Wisconsin

Detroit Region created this page with Details on using the Competitor App

Cascade group created this page with Instructions to use the Competitor App

Link to the Competitor App on Google Play

Link to the Competitor App on the Apple App Store

What beginners should bring with them:

For starters - there should be two of you in the car: a driver, and a navigator (who isn't inclined to get car-sick reading while moving, or has an antidote for it).

Bring a mechanically sound car* that has a tenths -reading odometer (a resettable trip odometer can be a help), a clipboard, a four function calculator, several working pens, a set of highlighters (for marking up the route instructions) and post-it notes. 

If you can choose between a mechanical odometer that "rolls" and a digital display, the mechanical will enable you to interpolate to the hundredths. If you only have the digital tenths, then you'll have to do a lot more "guessing" in between the numbers clicking over. We have folks who have gotten good at this with practice!

While every team has their own procedure, it's useful to be able to highlight things like speed changes, and free zones (remember - there is a tutorial to get you started!) so that "on the road" it helps you remember them better.  The post-its are to stick on your dashboard to remind the driver of the assigned speeds and what the active course following priorities are. 

Also - having a good map of the area that includes secondary (and tertiary roads) can be very helpful if you get lost and can't regain the rally course.

*While a cell phone and a AAA membership can't hurt, a lot of the time, we'll be traveling on roads that are well off the beaten track, and you may not have much of a description of where you are!  "Well - we got here by turning left after "Snodgrass", then right at T, and left by protection... "  While a GPS unit probably won’t help you very much while running the rally, it may be very useful for telling AAA where you are if you break down.