Sometimes it is good to look at the big rally picture instead of looking at each individual rally. To that end, I have prepared a consolidated 2012 North American schedule of the major performance rallies. I have included the national championship rallies from Rally America, NASA, CARS, and Rally New York. This is shown below:
2012 Major Performance Rally Schedule
|Sno-Drift Rally||Atlanta, MI||Rally America|
|February 4||Perce Neige||Maniwaki, QC||CARS|
|February 4||Sandblast Rally||Cheraw, SC||NASA|
|February 24||Rally of the 100 Acre Wood||Salem, MO||Rally America|
|April 21||Rally New York||Rock Hill, NY||Rally New York|
|May 4||Oregon Trail||Portland, OR||Rally America|
|May 25||Rocky Mountain Rally||Calgary, AB||CARS|
|June 1||Susquehannock Trail Rally||Wellsboro, PA||Rally America|
|June 29||Rallye Baie-des-Chaleurs||New Richmond, QC||CARS|
|July 13||New England Forest Rally||Newry, ME||Rally America|
|August 14||Rally West Virginia||Elkins, WV||NASA|
|August 24||Rally Delaware||Walton, NY||Rally New York|
|August 25||Gorman Ridge Rally||Lebec, CA||NASA|
|September 7||Rallye Defi||Ste-Agathe, QC||CARS|
|September 22||Olympus Rally||Seattle, WA||Rally America|
|September 29||Black River Stages||Harrisville, NY||NASA|
|October 1||Prescott Rally||Prescott, AZ||NASA|
|October 12||Pacific Forest Rally||Merritt, BC||CARS|
|October 20||International Rally New York||Callicon, NY||Rally New York|
|November 23||Rally of the Tall Pines||Bancroft, ON||CARS|
Most of these events are multi-day rallies, but typically I have shown the first day of the rally or the representative weekend date. Please advise me of any changes or corrections to this 2012 major stage rally schedule.
I realize that there are a many very good regional rallies that will be held throughout the year and those events will be covered in subsequent postings.
When you look at the North American rally scene, there appears to be lots of major rallies in 2012: however the geographic challenges are huge in countries as big as the United States and Canada. A meaningful national challenge with any one sanctioning body is extremely costly and time consuming to undertake.
Best wishes for all those who take part in these rallies and a special thanks to the organizers, sponsors, and volunteers who make these events possible.