Covered Bridge Rally to be Held on November 5, 2011

On November 5, 2011 the 45th running of the Covered Bridge Rally will be held in Killington,Vermont.  This is one of the best rallies in the Northeast United States.  For this rally, I will be navigating for Hal Denham and we both look forward to taking part in the rally.

The following description of the rally is taken from the flyer prepared by the rallymaster for each of the previous 44 runnings of this rally, Ted Goddard.  And Ted will be the rallymaster for this rally once again this year.

EVENT:   2011 will be the 45th running of the TSD Covered Bridge RoadRally throughout the day on Saturday, 5 November.  Saturday afternoon concurrent with the TSD will be the CBJR.  Brought to you by and sanctioned by New England Region, Sports Car Club of America (NER, SCCA).

The Covered Bridge Rally is a non-trap, straightforward rally; the NEDiv Championship; and the New England Rally Championship.  The Rally will use an instruction format that is designed for beginners, yet challenging to experts.  The Rally will travel considerable unpaved back roads [50%+/- of the ~ 160 miles], none of which are car breakers.  Some of these roads may not be suitable for all vehicles.  The speeds are reasonable for the conditions; however, some people not used to driving on unpaved surfaces may consider them to be on the brisk side.
Others who have much experience on unpaved surfaces may consider them to be on the slow side.  The Rally will use both manned and unmanned controls.

The Covered Bridge Rally will cover a spread out area of Rutland & Windsor Counties, Vermont in search of interesting back roads that do not dead end or turn into goat paths.  The Covered Bridge Rally will also search for Covered Bridges that are still open to vehicle traffic, no longer easy.  In general Covered Bridge Rally AM Section will stay within a box defined by Vermont Route US 4 on the South; Vermont Route 100 on the North; Vermont Route 107 on the North; and Vermont Route 12 on the East.

Covered Bridge Rally PM Section was planned to swing South, West, & North around Rutland, VT in search of the many covered bridges in the area.

Then along came IRENE to modify the planned route.  Vermont Routes US 4; 100; 107; 12; & US 7 were washed out in many places.  Add the unknown number of secondary back roads washed out and where Covered Bridge Rally Modified by IRENE will go at this time is a guess.   There will be a COVERED BRIDGE RALLY!

CBJR is a shorter version of the Covered Bridge Rally using only the afternoon section [~50miles].  CBJR will start after the regular competitors.  CBJR will be a single class event with Class S and Class D combined.  No Class A cars or dual entries permitted.

General Notes:

1.  Be prepared to run in any weather – sun, rain, or snow.

2.  The Rally could finish after dark.

3.  Be prepared to run at least 100miles between fuel stops. There is fuel available 3 miles east of the Cortina Inn at the junction of routes US 4 & VT 100. It is recommended you start with a full tank.

4.  Rally Generals will be sent [email or us snail mail] to the Navigator (unless otherwise requested) for those entries received by 28 October 2011.

START / Lunch / Finish:
All activities will happen at  Cortina Inn & Resort, 103 Rt 4, Killington, VT 05751. Reservations: 1-802-772-7118.  MUST state with Sports Car Club of America – 2011 Covered Bridge Rally to receive special group rate.  Special Group rate is $139.00 + tax (two people); cut-off date is 21 October 2011.
Deposit Required. 72 hour cancellation policy.  Breakfast is included in rate.


SCHEDULE:                  Road Rally                                                     
Date:                       5 November 2011
Registration:           7-8am – Cortina Inn
First Car Start:         8:31 am
CBJR                  ~1pm – Cortina Inn
First Car Finish:       ~4pm
Awards:                   ~5pm – Cortina Inn

Notes:  There will be limited early Rally registration Friday night, 7:30-9:00pm and a novice rally school following at approximately 9pm at the Cortina Inn.


RALLY:  The Cortina Inn is located 7 miles East of Rutland, VT on US Route 4 on the left side of the road.  The Cortina
Inn 3 miles West of the junction of Routes 100 & US Route 4 on the right side of the road.

AWARDS:  The Covered Bridge rally awards and reception will be at the Cortina Inn & Resort as soon as possible following the rally on Saturday. Awards sponsored by Vermont Marble Exhibit and others will be given to the top finishers in each class according to NER, SCCA Regulations governing the event.


TSD Road Rally:         SCCA – $70 including lunch for two [received before 28 Oct 11].

Non-SCCA and Late SCCA – $90.

CBJR Rally:                 All Entries – $50 including lunch for two.


Class A [equipped]: Championship class allowing full rally computers

Class S [stock]:  Championship class with stock odometer in stock location

Class D [novice]:  Non-Championship [Novice] class where no participant has over 50 points.

CBJR CLASS:  A single class running either Class S or class D regs.


GOVERNING REGULATIONS:  The governing regulations for this event are the current SCCA and NER, SCCA regulations and amendments that pertain to the activity entered.  Copies of current NER, SCCA Regulations are available at   The Covered Bridge committee has tried to cover the differences between SCCA and NER with the General Instruction.  Any differences not covered by the generals, the NER Regulations apply.

                                                                                                                             1 October 2011

A copy of the Entry Form can be obtained by clicking on the following link:   CB 2011 entry form  

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One Response to Covered Bridge Rally to be Held on November 5, 2011

  1. Chris R. says:

    FYI, the rate at the Cortina Inn has been reduced to $95/night.

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