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I am a member of the Westchester Sports Car Club and we sponsor a few rallies during the year and I thought I would post the information on the various sports car forums I belong to. I think there may be some interest in a scenic drive through the upper Westchester area. These rallies are low pressure/fun competitions involving following directions and observing posted "rally signs" along the route. Generally you drive approximately at the posted speed limit and you are penalized for arriving at the finish early or late.
One word of warning, I was surprised to learn that there are still some public dirt roads in Westchester and they are sometimes included in WSCC rallies. I had no problem driving my sports car on these public roads but some people freak out if their shiny cars come anywhere near a dirt road. You decide if that matters to you, any street legal car is welcome.
Westchester Sports Car Club - 2017 BUNNY RUN RALLY
Saturday April 22, starting in Mt. Kisco, N.Y.
WHAT IS A ROAD RALLY?
These are events in which a driver/navigator team follow written instructions at specified
speeds (always within the speed limits) over public roads. These events usually are 50 to 70 miles
long and take two to three hours to complete. WSCC sponsors several rallies each year including
one of the oldest consecutively held rallies in the United States. They are fun oriented
time-distance rallies in and around Westchester County.
In a Road Rally, each team of two people--a driver and a navigator--is given a set of route
directions to follow, and the speeds at which they should travel the route.
The goal of a Road Rally is to travel the correct route at the correct speeds, and arrive at
“checkpoints” precisely on time. You are scored on how close to the correct time you arrive. A
Road Rally is not a race, and no rally will ever require you to drive in a reckless or illegal
fashion. Arriving too early at a checkpoint hurts your score, as does arriving too late. To
participate, you'll need to know the rules for understanding the route instructions. Some
basics will be discussed at the Driver’s Meeting and you are encouraged to “study” the General
Instructions that you’ll receive upon registration.
RALLY PREPARATION: Entrants should have a light for reading route instructions, a watch, paper, pencil,
a clipboard, and maybe a four function calculator. NO AUXILIARY LIGHTS ABOVE HEADLIGHT LEVEL WILL
BE NEEDED OR ALLOWED. (NOTE THAT NEW YORK STATE LAW PROHIBITS SUCH LIGHTS.) There
will be no alcoholic beverages allowed before or during the rally. MORE THAN TWO PEOPLE IN A CAR
WILL BE APPROPRIATELY PENALIZED. DUE TO SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS, NO DRIVER ONLY
CARS WILL BE REGISTERED.
THE START: will be from the Grand Prix New York parking lot, 333 North Bedford Road (Route
117), Mt. Kisco, N.Y.
THE FINISH MEETING: will be at Applebee’s Restaurant, 195 North Bedford Road (Route 117),
Mt. Kisco, N.Y.
REGISTRATION: opens at 5 PM and continues to 6:30 PM. There will be a drivers’ meeting at
approximately 6:30 PM. Cars will be sent off at 7:00 + the car number in minutes (i.e. Car 35
leaves at 7:00 + 35 minutes or 7:35). Entry fee is $20.00 ($15.00 for WSCC members) per car. A
$5.00 late fee will be charged for anyone registering after 6:30.
TROPHIES: awarded to top 10%. (To qualify for an award, the team has to finish.) A WSCC
Credit Certificate (good for free entry at any WSCC event) may be chosen in place of a
traditional trophy. Dash Plaques will be given to all entrants.
For more information visit our internet address: HTTP://WWW.WSCC.ORG