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Fall Fest Road Rally, Sat. October 13th 2018 starting in Mt. Kisco, N.Y.

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Fall Fest Road Rally, Sat. October 13th 2018 starting in Mt. Kisco, N.Y.

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I am a member of the Westchester Sports Car Club and we sponsor a few rallies during the year. I thought I would post the information on the various sports car forums I belong to because I think there may be some interest in a scenic drive through the upper Westchester area. These rallies are low pressure/fun competitions involving following directions and observing posted "rally signs" along the route. Generally you drive approximately at the posted speed limit and you are penalized for arriving at the finish early or late.

One word of warning, I was surprised to learn that there are still some public dirt roads in Westchester and they are sometimes included in WSCC rallies. I had no problem driving my sports car on these public roads but some people freak out if their shiny cars come anywhere near a dirt road. You decide if that matters to you, any street legal car is welcome.

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Westchester Sports Car Club
2018 Fall Fest Road Rally
Saturday, October 13th 2018
starting in Mt. Kisco, N.Y.

THE RALLY: will be a low pressure timed organized drive on public roads starting and
ending in Westchester County. You will be asked to follow directions given to you at
the start. Entrants should have a light for reading route instructions, a watch, paper,
and a pen or pencil as well as something to write on (such as a clip board). A four
function calculator may be helpful. No auxiliary lights above headlight level will be
needed or allowed. (Note that New York state law prohibits such lights.) No hand held
spot lights, please. No alcoholic beverages allowed before or during the rally. More
than two people in a car will be appropriately penalized. No driver only cars will be

THE EVENT: will start from the Grand Prix New York parking lot, 333 North Bedford
Road (Route 117), Mt. Kisco, NY and end at Amore’s Pizzeria and Italian Kitchen, 1 Kent
Place, Armonk, NY.

REGISTRATION: opens at 5 PM and continues to 6:30 PM. There will be a drivers’
meeting at approximately 6:30 PM. Cars will be sent off at 7:00 + the car number in
minutes (i.e. Car 35 leaves at 7:00 + 35 minutes or 7:35). Entry fee is $20.00 ($15.00 for
WSCC members) per car. A $5.00 late fee will be charged for anyone registering after

TROPHIES: awarded to top 10%. (To qualify for an award, the team has to finish.) A
WSCC Credit Certificate (good for free entry at any WSCC event) may be chosen in
place of a traditional trophy. Dash Plaques will be given to all entrants.

FUTURE RALLIES: Turkey Tour – November 17, 2018
For more information visit our internet address: HTTP://WWW.WSCC.ORG
or email INFO @ WSCC.ORG
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2018 Fall Fest - Rally Master Letter

Thanks once again for joining us on the 2018 Fall Fest Rally.

16 Cars registered, 12 Cars made it to the Check Point YEA!!! 2 Cars showed up at Amore with score sheets; and 1 car called in as DNF – they went home (never a good idea – come have a beer and figure out what happened); and 1 car never checked in. Too bad.

GOOD NEWS! Lots of fun and great feedback. Awesome rally, great roads and some tricky instructions, especially on the signs this time!


SECONDLY, I’d like to say THANK YOU for welcoming Pat and I into Amore with claps and hugs…. It’s very humbling to know that we actually did okay without knowing how it would actually spin out.

And THIRDLY – I’d like to congratulate the Johnston’s on a record finish. THEY always do well, but please see the results for same. They are not club members, so like I said at the drivers’ meeting, join the club and compete for the Cup.

As far as scoring – please note that for the purposes of this Rally, I score on time, distance and sign(s) in this manner:

Official Time: 2:30:08 (scored at 1 point per lapsed second); Signs: Total 36 (scored at 50 pts per sign);

Off/Course Signs 3 (scored at 100 pts per sign) and; Mileage/Distance: 62.9 (scored at 5 pts/per 1/10th Mile).

We also added a bonus question, and if you got the right answer, it gave you 50 pts. This would be applied towards your (missed) sign(s). Many teams got the right answer to the bonus question. For Car #1, they found 35/36 signs, and scored on the bonus question, which gave them ‘ZERO’ penalty points on the signs. Since most rallyists found less than the “36” posted signs, the bonus question helped them. Unfortunately, quite a few rallyists recorded the O/C signs which gave them additional negative points.

Our signs were not so tricky or placed DEEP in the woods, but by adding O/C Signs, this added to the mix. Some of our experienced rallyists got tripped up by being O/C or by recording the O/C Signs. Remember, you need to ‘unrecord’ O/C Signs once you realize you’re off course.

We placed 3 off course signs in an area designated as a ‘private’ road (up in Waccabuc, NY) and at least ½ of the finishers went thru the private road and recorded the signs. Those that were successful either unrecorded the O/C signs or never wrote them down, however 2 teams went thru the private neighborhood, recorded (1) or (2) of the (3) signs, did not un-record and somehow carried on course. It was possible to do this, but unfortunately, it may have cost them time, mileage and O/C penalties.

I did hear grumblings of an area with regard to ‘Rolling Meadows’, however only one team challenged this. We do admit this was a rally draft issue, and since only one team challenged us on a time allowance, we granted same.

Always remember, if you have a true legit time delay issue, ask for a time allowance.

Looking forward to next year! Thanks - Diane & Pat
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