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TSD night rally 10/14 in Westchester

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                Time Speed Distance (gimmick/trick) NIGHT rally starting in MtKisco NY on Saturday night Oct 14.





http://www.wscc.org/flyers/2017ColumbusDayRallyFlyer.pdf








Registration from 5pm to 6:30, drivers meeting at 6:30, first car off at
7pm. Novice meeting at 6:15, these are HARD trick rallies. Cars leave
in 1 minute intervals 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), a small light like an LED so the
nav can read the instructions and write, 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. Trophies 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
rump roast 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.

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Is there a estimated date for the next one?

 

Me and my girlfriend were thinking about going, and didn't realize this one was this close/this weekend.

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