Thursday, January 17, 2008

vermont winter challenge time!

here's the event info.. sign up!!

New England Region, SCCA

Winter Challenge Rally

16 February 2008

The Winter Challenge Rally will be an all night winter rally run regardless of weather. Although no car-breaking roads will be used, the majority of the roads chosen are rural, unpaved roads which will be undoubtedly be snow and ice covered.

The Winter Challenge Rally will be broken into 3 sections with each section having its own format and challenges.

    Section I: A TSD rally, Lightly, speed-trapped, with challenging speeds yet still viable to those new to traps with previous TSD rally experience, a good introduction to trap rallys and winter driving.

    Section II: A TSD Map rally with more challenging speeds. Not recommended to drivers inexperienced in serious winter driving.

    Section III: A TSD brisk winter rally in the tradition of past Buffum rallys.

The Winter Challenge Rally will be included in several different rally series or


    New England Winter: Sections I & II: This rally is part of the New England Rally Championship & the NEDiv Series. NER Classes A and S.

    Vermont Winter: Section II & III: This rally is part of the New England Rally Championship & the NEDiv Series. NER Classes A and S.


The Rally will headquarter at the Day’s Inn, 173 Main St, Barre, VT 05641 [802-476-6678] (Note this date is President’s Weekend and room go fast. Reserve Early!

NOTE: The SCCA now requires all competitors to be members of SCCA. The weekend membership fee is included in the surcharge for non-members. Only the form must be completed.

The rally committee reserves the right to restrict entries based on experience.

The rally will have a limited entry.

In an attempt to even the competition, the VT Winter rally will have a penalty system for 4-wheel drive entrants.

There will also be an award for the best overall placing in the combined 3 sections.

To reserve a space & receive an Official Entry package contact Ted Goddard, Registrar, P.O.Box 267, Perkinsville, VT 05151. [tel: 802-263-5678; fax: 802-263-9540; email:]

To obtain information of the rally route and philosophy of the rally route contact John Buffum [].


Dan Yoo said...

you driving this event?

dan said...

yeah i'll be there in the 2.5rs.

yuri needs a navigator in his a4 if anyone is interested in having some fun. he'll be tagging along on my bumper

Chris said...

Man, I really wish I could make it for this. Take lots of video!

dan said...

we need you as a cameraman! cancel your trip and have some real fun

Brendonk said...

My name is brendon. I'm twenty years old and live in fairfax vermont. I've ben trying to find a rally race to try my skills. It's soething i've ben good at since i was 18. How do I enter? Can anyone help me get going?

dan said...

hi brendon.. take your car up jay peak! just kidding. there is a great club for New England- NER SCCA.
Rallycross is a great way to hone your skills and a good start before going full fledged rally which requires major $$, prep, safety gear.. keep an eye on the NER calender for events.. it looks like august 28th is their next event. the winter challenge is also hosted by them in the winter under the road rally section..