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Westchester Sports Car Club Turkey Tour Rally - Sat, Nov 17th

Old 11-16-18, 08:43 PM
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Westchester Sports Car Club Turkey Tour Rally - Sat, Nov 17th

Wow, sorry I forgot to post info for this Saturday's Turkey Tour Rally. At this moment I do not believe the snow has changed any plans.

See last event:
https://www.rx7club.com/ne-rx-7-foru...o-n-y-1130694/

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 Turkey Tour Rally
Saturday, November 17th 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
allowed.

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
6:30.

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.

For more information visit our internet address: HTTP://WWW.WSCC.ORG
or email INFO @ WSCC.ORG
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2018 Turkey Tour - Rally Master Letter

First off, thanks to everyone who helped produce the 69th consecutively held Turkey Tour Rally. We really depend on the assistance of many people to put on this event and it doesn't go unappreciated: Debbi and Gary for registration and Ken for helping collect signs the morning after, and Ed for helping organize the start and finish. Thanks!

The rally route took participants along the NY/CT border and seemed fairly straightforward. Rallyists always seem to find different ways to interpret the instructions. At the finish meeting there was talk about a few rally participants arriving at an intersection along the route and one car goes straight, another makes a right and the 3rd makes a left. In that scenario the one going straight was correct but it is funny how that happens. All 3 of those teams did finish the rally.

This was a fun rally to plan, the route was beautiful, especially in the fall with the leaves changing and the amazing houses along amazing roads. We highly recommend driving the route on a weekend to see were you have been, it is great practice too.

We put in a bunch of tricky non-T intersections, where you hit a main road and although it appears as a T, the road continues. This occurred at the very end of the rally and self corrected itself so we posted a ZZ turkey sign which would have appeared on your left if you were on course and your right if you were off-course. Either way, if you wrote it down, it was counted against you.

The winning car, Jessica and Cassie did an amazing job with timing, finishing 2 seconds off the actual time and doing great on finding signs along the route. We posted 48 signs, 2 of which were seen twice since the rally doubled over on itself creating an interesting conversation when 2 cars met in that section, each executing a different instruction.

We had a great time planning this rally, although it seems that the snow storm a couple of days before the event might have scared a few people away. We would really like to build up these events so bring your friends to the next event in the Spring. The 2019 Bunny Run Rally is coming up soon.

Jesse & Barbara
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