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Westchester Sports Car Club 68th Annual Turkey Tour Rally Saturday, November 18th

See last event:
https://www.rx7club.com/ne-rx-7-foru...-14-a-1119366/

I am a member of the Westchester Sports Car Club and we sponsor a few rallies during the year and I thought I would post the information on the various sports car forums I belong to. 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
68th Annual Turkey Tour Rally
Saturday, November 18th 2017

In a Road Rally, each team of two people--a driver and a navigator--is given a set of
route directions to follow, and the speeds at which they should travel the route.
The goal of a Road Rally is to travel the correct route at the correct speeds, and arrive at
“checkpoints” precisely on time. You are scored on how close to the correct time you
arrive. A Road Rally is not a race, and no rally will ever require you to drive in a
reckless or illegal fashion. Arriving too early at a checkpoint hurts your score, as does
arriving too late. To participate, you'll need to know the rules for understanding the
route instructions. Some basics will be discussed at the Driver’s Meeting and you are
encouraged to “study” the General Instructions that you’ll receive upon registration.

THE RALLY: Entrants should have a light for reading route instructions, a watch,
paper, pencil, a four function calculator and maybe a clipboard. NO AUXILIARY
LIGHTS ABOVE HEADLIGHT LEVEL WILL BE NEEDED OR TOLERATED. MORE
THAN TWO PEOPLE IN A CAR WILL BE APPROPRIATELY PENALIZED. DUE TO
SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS, NO DRIVER ONLY CARS WILL BE REGISTERED.

THE START: will be at Grand Prix New York, 333 North Bedford Road (Rt 117), Mt.
Kisco, NY

THE FINISH: will be at Amore Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen 1 Kent Place, Armonk NY
(914) 273-3535

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.

TROPHIES: awarded to top 10%. 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.

For more information visit our internet address: HTTP://WWW.WSCC.ORG
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2017 Turkey Tour Rallymasters Letter

Sorry for the delay in posting the results for the Turkey Tour Rally. This was actually a pretty simple rally to plan, maybe because we have done it so many times that we have the system down. Maybe it has to do with the roads being so cool, it was not an arduous task to plan it, because it was so nice to drive it. Whatever it was, it was a nice rally to plan. Unfortunately, the scare of rain scared a lot of participants from joining us. For those that braved the elements were rewarding with only a little rain, some wet roads and a great route.

The championship was close coming into this rally, Debbi and Gary have wone the rally and as a result have clinched the year end trophy a great silver bowl on which their names will once again be engraved. Tough battle between them and Don Mays and Mark Connelly. But this was not to be for them as they were very late to the checkpoint. The most interesting finish goes to the Michelotti sisters, who had given up on the rally completely only to get near their home only to see a Turkey sign. Some analysis of the instructions and they found a hook that got them back on course. They missed a lot of the course, they missed 19 signs, but finished less than a minute from their correct time.

Thanks to Debbi and Gary for helping with registration, Ken for prerunning the course, Ken and Frank for keeping us company at the checkpoint, and Ed for holding down the restaurant while we were gone. The rally was 61.5 miles long and should have taken 2 hours 18 minutes 21 seconds to traverse. There were 51 signs posted along the route and several teams found 49, one eagle eyed team saw 50.

Thanks and see you at the Easter Rally, Jesse and Barbara
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