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New type of automotive event

Help us welcome a new event in our RoadRally series: The Targa Road Rally! We will take a tour of Wise and Denton Counties, passing through Slidell, Bolivar, Krum and other out-of-the way places. All roads are paved. As you drive, you will be looking for signs and landmarks, some with surprising answers. It will take a sharp eye to see them all. There will be some course-following challenges in Krum and Denton, so be ready to navigate precisely and avoid the traps. Our Rally Master is John Poulos. Course following elements courtesy of Liz Witt.

A "Targa" is an automotive triathlon where teams of two drivers will compete in three events (Time Trials, Road Rally, and Autocross) in the same car over 2 days. Class winners will be based on cumulative points for the vehicle, and there will be classes for all experience levels. Additional details on the Targa can be found at https://www.texasscca.org/rally/.

You can enter this rally either as a standalone event (rally only) or as part of the Targa. If you choose to just sign up for the rally, go to https://www.motorsportreg.com/events...adrally-406463 . If you decide to enter the Targa, there is a separate registration process and site (https://www.motorsportreg.com/events...a-texas-353188), and you will automatically be registered for the rally. There is no need to register in both places. You will be scored and ranked under both Rally and Targa rules and classifications.

Rally Day is Saturday, July 27. Registration opens at 1:30 pm at Eagles Canyon Raceway (ECR), 7629 FM51, Decatur, TX 76234, northeast of Decatur and near the town of Slidell. You will have time to view cars competing in the Time Trials event on the ECR track. A Drivers meeting will be held at 3:00 pm in the Clubhouse in the downstairs classroom. The finish will be at Rudy’s BBQ, 520 South Interstate 35 E, Denton, TX 76205, on the I-35 frontage road, west side. First car starts at 3:31 pm.

This is an SCCA GTA (Games, Tours, Adventures) rally. The course is about 40 miles on public roads at legal speeds. Any street-legal, four-wheel vehicle may enter. Three or more cars of the same make may form a Team to compete for highest average score. Each Team car must run its rally independently, with no collaboration with other cars during the rally. At least two people (a driver and a navigator) are required in each car; contact [email protected] if you have a minor child (<18) in the car, as a form will need to be signed.

The Rally Fee is $25.00 for SCCA Members and $30.00 for non-members. There is a $5.00 late fee if you are not preregistered at MotorSportreg.com. The Rally Committee reserves the right to limit entries. There is a different fee structure for Targa entrants.

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