This is a non-ZCCW sponsored event run by the Rainier Auto Sport Club. It is an all day event using a “route book” for directions. A passenger is highly recommended. It is a good event that is designed for Novice and first time participants. Usually involves lots of scenic back roads.Go to their website for lots of information:
Rainier Auto Sports Club
Raindrop is a leisurely paced Time-Speed-Distance (TSD) rally with fine driving roads, minimum traffic, and wonderful scenery. The rally is geared toward the novice entrant with no traps, and with mileages for every instruction, but precise timing will still be required to score well. Entrants receive instructions with specific, clear directions at speeds at or below legal limits, with specific times to start each section at one-minuteintervals. Raindrop is a “closed control” (passage control) format where cars do not stop at checkpoints. It’s a pure touring rally, and equal penalty for passing a checkpoint (which may be hidden) early or late. Speeding is a sure way to lose as the goal is to pass at the correct second, andthe car with least number of points wins. Precision timing is the main criteria, but Rainier also emphasizes remote areas and spectacular scenery.
Raindrop will start at Mount Vernon and last about 5-3/4 hours. It is approximately 147 miles long on all paved roads suitable for any automobile.
Date: May 1st, 2022.
Start Location: Skagit Valley Square, behind Denny’s, 100 East College Way, Mount Vernon, WA. Just east of I-5 exit 227.
Richta Check-in 48.435240°, -122.339031°
Finish Location: Alfy’s Pizza at Water’s Edge, 916 SE Bayshore Drive, Oak Harbor, WA.
Rallymaster: Jim Breazeale
Registrar: Eric Horst Contact Eric for questions about your registration or to make any changes after youregister.
Entry Fee: $50 per prepaid auto entry, $15 for extra route book. No on-site registration.
Classes: Unlimited, Equipped, Seat-Of-Pants, and Novice.
General Instructions: Raindrop will use the Rainier Auto Sports Club Touring General Instructions (PDF format) available in Rally Reference along with Supplemental General Instructions specific to this event. Please be familiar with the definitions of your selected class. Supplemental Instructions may change at any time until provisional start order is posted.
Scoring: Raindrop plans to utilize Richta GPS Checkpoints. You must load the Competitor app on an Android or IOS phone or tablet to be scored. For info see http://drscca.org/rally/using-the-richta-competitor-app/ or http://www.cascadegeargrinders.org/Files/Competitor_Richta_App_Instructions.pdf
May 12 Drive update: DRIVE CANCELED!
I have been diligently watching the weather forecast for Bremerton and parts West. Things look poorfor a safe enjoyable drive on Sunday. There are lots of tight and blind corners and what could be slippery roads. Considering the danger and to be sure to meet club insurance coverage and after some discussion last night we agreed it would be best to reschedule. Currently I am looking at May 21or 22 pending some feedback. Watch for an update and confirmation of thedate soon.
Drive starting point is still Union 76 station, but meetup time is 9:00 am with departure expected at 9:20 am. Stage 1 is approximately 40 miles and time will depend on how many view and photo time we spend.
Stage 2 will head back North along a busy route beside the Hood Canal. Then North and West again on our way to Seabeck. We stopped there for a bite of food and relaxed with a view of the Canal. Then its decision time on which route you will want to take back.
I clocked 128mi on the Peninsula on Monday and I think Joe probably did another 100 miles plus from home to Bremerton and back home. It is possible to shorten the route if you need to. Email me for information or questions and route maps.Drive leader and contact: Don Pappe
Early morning drive to Bremerton and the 80 miles of strictly two lane back roads. Those of us might want tocatch the 7:25 ferry to meet up point in Bremerton. Depart Bremerton about (10:00) NOW 9:00 and head to East side of the peninsula and the south to far end. Turnaround and head for Seabrook before turning toward Bremerton. Stops for Lunch and photos. The day goes by fast. (More Details to follow)
The May 15 Drive is revived. May 22 we will do all of the priorannounced updates.
Meeting point is Union 76 Station Back lot on Hwy 304and Burwell ST Bremerton at 9:00 AM
I would love to hear from you if youplanning on coming along. Please email me. email@example.com
This event begins 08/09/2021 and repeats every month forever
Come meet members, make friends, and talk about Z stuff. Food is good, and plenty of beer. Location and EXACT date announced on our Facebook page under Events. Date is typically 2nd Monday of the month.