On Saturday January 10, 2015, the Detroit Region of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) will hold the Son of Sno*Drift XVII car rally. This is a long-running rally worthy of challenging the winter rally capabilities of the car rally teams.
The roads used on Son of Sno*Drift rally will be primarily unpaved (and hopefully snow-covered) within Livingston, Washtenaw and Jackson counties.
The total distance of the rally will be approximately 175 miles with two breaks to refuel both the cars and crews. The emphasis on the Son of Sno*Drift is winter driving, not route following, as the competitors will be provided with tulip diagram instructions with mileages and written descriptions for all route instructions. In order to be able to deal with the challenges of this rally to the crews and the car it is recommended that the cars be fitted with suitable tires, additional nighttime driving lights, snow extraction equipment, warning triangles and a tow strap.
This year the Son of Sno*Drift Rally will have a new start/finish location – Captain Joe’s Grill and Chill in Whitmore Lake. 9901 N. Main St., Whitmore Lake, MI 48189. Captain Joe’s is located off exit 53 on US-23.
The tentative schedule is as follows:
10:30 AM Registration Opens/ Route Instructions available
12:00 PM Driver’s Meeting (Navigators welcome)
12:31 PM Car #1 Starts Rally
4:01 PM Car #1 Starts Section Two (Tentative)
7:01 PM Car #1 Starts Section Three (Tentative)
9:00 PM Car #1 Finishes (Approx.)
The entry fees (per car) is $40 for SCCA members who pre-register (2 non-members add $5) and $50 for entries postmarked after January 6 or for walk-in entrants on the day of the rally (2 non-members add $5).
For more information about the rally please contact (Chairman) Scott Harvey at the following email address: Scott at TeamHarco dot com or you can call him on his cell phone at (734) 730-9347. For this rally Ken Wiedbusch will be the Safety Steward and Rally Director. Ken can be reached at the following email address: TwilightTour at wowway dot com
For more information and a blank entry form, please click of the following pdf file:
I have competed in this rally before and I recall that the rallymaster did a great job of placing the hidden controls in tricky locations. This makes the rally quite challenging and fun.