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SoCal Rally Coming Up


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On Jan. 7, 2022 please join us for an Into the Night rally takeover of the Santa Monica Sports Car Club First Friday Niter. The rallymaster is Joe Akerman. This rally will be a Monte Carlo/TSD rally, meaning you get turn-by-turn directions, AND you get your target time at each Checkpoint. All Timed Checkpoints are listed in the Route Instructions, and all are referenced by prominent signs on course. Length of the rally is about 70 miles and will take about 2 hours.

The object of this event is to enjoy driving sweeping, challenging back roads at legal speeds while following some detailed directions in order to pass a series of checkpoints at just the right time. No need for advanced math. No riddles and no gimmicks -- just beautiful roads to drive with a focus on precision and accuracy. This is a team sport -- driver and navigator must work together to get it right.

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There are no set speeds, just run at the posted speed limits (rally is timed at least 2 mph BELOW those limits and has added pauses where needed). If you reach a timed Checkpoint early, you can pull over out of traffic lanes, and either creep, or stop and wait for your target time to cross the Checkpoint.

We will be using the Richta GPS Competitor app for timing and scoring, with timing in seconds. This app is FREE and easy to use on any GPS-enabled smartphone. Go to the App Store or Google Play Store, or > Richta Rally <. There is no need for additional timing equipment or clocks – your Official Time shows in the app!

Also, if you want to see all the scores at the Finish, download the FREE Richta Scoreboard app also.

Please register online via motorsportreg.com. Go to > January First Friday Niter <. Registration fee is $25 per car. There’s also a $10 discount for SCCA members.

If you’re not on MSR yet, it’s free to join and really easy. They only want your name and email address. The site is owned by Hagerty and has become the gold standard for all SCCA events, as well as time trials, track days, etc. Be sure to opt in to receive the monthly calendar of events in your area. Definitely a lot of cool stuff there.

You may still register in person at the Start. (Sorry, but we will not be able to accept credit cards at Registration. Please use MSR if you want to pay by credit card.)

We start at the Bank of America rear lot, 10300 Sepulveda Blvd (Sepulveda and Devonshire) in Mission Hills. In-person registration opens at 7:00 pm, with the first car out at 8:01 pm; there is a beginner/Richta meeting at 7:40 pm. Finish will be in the Moorpark Area.

More Info at www.smscc.org.

For more information, contact: Jeanne – ean21@juno.com 310-625-3581 or Larry –

Larry_Scholnick@yahoo.com 310-270-8826