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Apple Hill PRO RALLY and RALLYCROSS
Dear Audi fans,
This is an open invitation to anyone who wants to enjoy a weekend of
fun and competitive racing, Mikkola style.
The date is august 23-24, 1997. The place is the Apple Hill PRO RALLY
site in Middleburg, NY (about 25 miles southwest of Albany).
The event consists of three coeficient 1 SCCA PRO RALLY divisional
events on saturday, and what we call a RALLYCROSS on sunday.
No special equipment required for the rallycross.
The PRO RALLY portion of the weekend will bring all the top teams in
the north east and beyond. It counts for the SCCA PRO RALLY north
east divisional championship, the SCCA east coast superdivisional rally
championship and the New York region rally championship. With all
three championships still open and lots of points at stake, this
event should be very intrestiing (and there will be plenty of AUDIs
fighting for top honors).
The RALLYCROSS portion is something that will be done for the first
time ever. We want to give people the chance to experience the thrill
and excitment of pro rally without the risk of wrecking their car. It
will be something like an autocross but on a gravel road, wich was
custom made by pro rallyists and designed to keep the thrill on a
safe scale. There is no trees to hit, no rocks to bounce on, etc. It
will run on a PRO RALLY format, with about 8 special stages in
different directions. Unlike autocrossing, where only your best time
counts, all the stage times will be added together and the total time
will be your final result. Cars will be divided in different classes
according to their performance, there will even be a PRO RALLY class
for rally teams who wish to do the event.
NO SPECIAL EQUIPMENT is required to run the RALLYCROSS.
Any road car registered and insured in any state is elidgeble for
competition. There will be a brief tech inspection before the event
just to make sure all safety systems on the vehicle are o.k., brakes,
lights, seat belts etc. Helmets are required for all occupants
(motorcycle helmets are allowed) there will be some loaners available
but there is no guarantee so I suggest you bring one. M&S tires are
suggesteg but not required. Co-drivers are optional. You do not need
to have any type of competition license, but you must have a valid
drivers license. The RALLYCROSS is sanctioned by the SCCA and points
as well as awards will be given. We hope this event becomes the start
of a championship series, and we need all your support.
Entry fees for the rallycross will be $50.00.
If you are intrested on running the rallycross I suggest you contact
the people listed below because there is about 35 cars already
commited and there might be a limit.
For those of you who want work the event also contact the people
listed below. This will be agreat opportunity to learn how to set up
special stages, timing controls, spectator control and the logistics
involved in organizing a pro rally in general. It'a a very low
pressure event so it's very easy to learn.
People to contact for PRO RALLY, RALLYCROSS, WORK:
Constantine Montopoulos 1-212-226-7602 day
Ken Burt: 1-860-350-1807 day
Hotels in the area:
Best western- Cobbleskill, NY (518)234-4321
Howe Caverns hotel- (518)296-8950
Country comfort Motel- (518)284-2069
Motel 88- (518)284-2069
Golden Acres- (607)588-7329
I suggest you book early, summer is quite a busy time for this
We have put lots of time and hard work into making this work so we
hope to see you all there. if you have any questions about the
events feel free to contact me.
88'XR4TI(building for pro-rally)
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