The weekend I am going to do something at a car rally that I haven’t done in over 10 years – drive. Yes this weekend, March 1, 2014, at the Frost Heaves rally I will be driving instead of navigating. The reason is that I will be providing real-time “hands on” instruction in the use of a Timewise 798A rally computer to Andrew Male, who will be my navigator.
Andrew is an experienced navigator who has competed in the Mille Miglia rally on 11 occasions in a Maserati. At the Mille Miglia rally for the past number of years, the organizers have only used a “Monte Carlo” timing method. This year the Mille Miglia organizers have added 6 controls which will be hidden controls with timing based on an average speed. That timing approach is rather new to Andrew and so at the Frost Heave rally Andrew will get an opportunity to experience this type of timing and a rally computer well suited for this type of timing.
The Frost Heaves rally will be a straight-forward Time-Speed-Distance rally of approximately 140 miles of both paved and unpaved New Hampshire back roads. Frost Heaves will start in Milford, New Hampshire. A tulip diagram format will be used for the route instructions.
A New Hampshire Rally Car Ready To Go
Frost Heaves is hosted by the New England Region of the Sports Car Club of America (NER/SCCA) and is well suited for inexperienced as well as veteran rallyists. No summer tires allowed and winter rated tires strongly suggested.
The rally will start at the Burger King, at 565 Nashua St. (Rt. 101A), in Milford, New Hampshire. Registration will take place from 7:15AM to 8:30AM and the first car will be away at 9:00AM, plus car number. Lunch will be in Jaffery, New Hampshire. The rally finish will be at TGI Friday, 124 Rt. 101A in Amherst, New Hampshire.
The Frost Heaves rally will be run in compliance with the 2007 NER-SCCA Rally Regulations (amended 2010). These are available on www.ner.org . General Instructions are available by clicking on the attached file below.
For additional information it is possible to call the rallymaster, Scott Beliveau at 603-455-2791, or e-mail questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Look for me driving a grey Subaru Outback trying to keep it on time while showing Andrew how to use a fairly complex rally computer. We don’t expect to do well as the purpose of this outing is purely for instruction purposes, but I’m sure that we’ll have fun.