What is RoadRally?

RoadRally is scenic driving with a purpose. It’s a contest of precision, not a race.

Teams compete to see who is the best at reading the route instructions carefully, following the route, and maintain the assigned average speeds. Roadrally events are held on public roads at or under the legal speed limit.

At the end of the rally, scores are tallied and then confirmed by rally officials. The lowest score wins, not the highest. The team’s objective is to reach each checkpoint as close to the official time as possible, have a lot of fun in the process, and probably win some cool prizes. Regardless of how competitive you are, rallying is a lot of fun if you like to spend time in your car, see some terrific scenery, and and spend time with congenial people.

Here's what you'll need:

Street legal car, covered by an automobile insurance policy

Your car needs to be road legal and will have to pass a basic safety inspection which includes all working lights, windshield wipers, rear-view mirror, working brakes including a parking brake, seat belts for each occupant, a working horn and tires in road-worthy condition. In addition, each entered vehicle must be covered by a valid auto insurance policy as required by the state in which it is registered, and that the policy must be up to date throughout the event.

Helpful Tip: Chances are if your vehicle is legal to drive on the road in your home state, and you have the documentation you need to show during a traffic stop you're also going to be good to participate in a RoadRally, but we figured we would spell it out in case you were planning on driving your top fuel drag racing car in the event. (Please don't.)

Two People (minimum)

Each RoadRally team is required to have two people - a driver and a navigator. Anyone on the team planning on driving during the event must also have a valid driver's license. Also, feel free to bring some passengers. More people are allowed per vehicle as long as they can be legally belted in.

Helpful Tip: Team members do not have to be over 18, but if you are under 18 and planning on participating in an SCCA RoadRally - you will need your parents to sign a minor waiver for you.

Some small stuff

When we say, "Small stuff" we mean something to write with (in order to do some math or make notes on the route instructions) some paper (to do math on) and some type of device which keeps time down to the second - usually a watch or smart phone. If the RoadRally is at night (most are not), you might also need a flashlight or a working map light in your car.

Helpful Tip: The truth is, you don't actually NEED those things to do a RoadRally. In some events there will even be "seat of the pants" class where only guesswork and your cars gauges are used to try to get to the checkpoints on time. But, if you do want to be more competitive; pens, paper and a second-hand on your watch are a minimum of what you will want. .

Questions? Concerns? Ready to join?

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