Road Rallys are a fun public road event consisting of 2 people per car. Any and all road legal car is allowed. Teams consist of a driver and a navigator. There are 2 main types of Rallys – Tims Speed Distance (TSDs) or Question & Answer (Q&As).
TSDs are done with set speeds, times, and distances designed to get you from point A to point B and so on. Improper calulations can lead you off course and potentially lost costing you valuable time and points.
Q&As are done with simple instructions such as “Turn Left at the 3rd Stop Sign”. Between certain points you will have a series of questions who’s answers can be found along the way. Wrong answers result in a points penality.
Because rallys take place on public roads, any and all rules of the road must be obeyed. There is also a penality for arriving at the finish too soon – you where speeding. The drivers license is also sealed in a marked envelope. This is to make sure nobody is pulled over for woreckless driving and has to open it to show the officer.
Rally season usually starts in October and runs through March.
What to expect?
Rally’s are broken into 2 classes. Novice and Experts. Novice teams are people who have competed in 3 or less rallies. Everyone else is considered an Expert.
Stopwatches are need for TSD events and pencil, paper, flashlights (night rally) are needed for Q&A rallies.