Maverick Rally Rules

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Updated March 25, 2004

General Information

These rules govern the design and conduct of trap-free road rallies sponsored by Maverick Region PCA. The typical Rally will be less than 100 miles in length and require no more than 3 hours to complete. The route and instructions will be proofed by at least one experienced rallyist for compliance and accuracy.

Any variation to these rules and any additional required information will be distributed before the start of the rally. Details of mileage measurement will also be available before the start of the rally.

Entry

Each team will have a driver and a navigator. The driver must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid driver's license and proof of minimum legal insurance. An entry fee may be required.

Classification

Classification must be declared at registration before starting the rally. Teams may not change classification after the start of the rally. Entrants arriving at the start after the first Touring Class car has departed may compete only in the Touring Class.

Any navigational aid or equipment is allowed in any class, which consist of:

  • Touring Class
  • Timed Class

Passengers of any age may ride with entrants in the Touring Class, but passengers must be no older than 8 years in the Timed Class. Route instructions will be identical for both classes.

Cars in the Timed Class must have an assigned car number prominently displayed on the center front windshield on the outside of the car.

Time & Start

Official time is Coordinated Universal Time as broadcast on WWV. An official timepiece, synchronized to official time, will be present at the start of the rally. Start times will be assigned at 1-minute intervals with all cars in the Timed Class preceding the Touring Class by 15 minutes or more. Each team, regardless of classification, is responsible for starting at the assigned time.

Checkpoint Procedures (All Cars)

There will be one or more manned timing station(s) on the right side of the rally route at the end of each timed portion (leg) of the rally. The station will close 30 minutes after the perfect arrival time for the last car in the Timed Class.

Entrants must pass the checkpoint sign traveling approximately at the currently assigned average speed or the speed limit. Touring Class cars should continue without stopping.

The official time of arrival will be measured in minutes and seconds as the right front wheel passes the timing line, indicated by a checkpoint sign. Times will only be recorded for numbered cars (Timed Class), except that times will not be taken on cars passing the timing line from the wrong direction and cars must not execute a U-turn in sight of the manned timing station.

Timed Class cars will pull off the road and stop near the worker(s) who be well past the checkpoint sign. Remain in the order of arrival if possible. The navigator will roll down the window and wait for a worker to approach. The worker will collect any Delay Claims and hand out timing slips. Drivers should then check for traffic, pull back onto the road and travel safely to the starting point for the next leg or location of the post-rally scoring party.

Scoring & Finishing Position

Touring Class: Scores will be based solely on answers to fill-in-the-blank questions, which serve as evidence of having driven the route. One penalty point will be assigned for each incorrect or incomplete answer. Tie Breaker questions will be used to break ties.

Timed Class: One point will be assigned for each second of deviation, early or late, from perfect time of arrival. Any allowable delay that is claimed will be subtracted from the timing error. Answers to the fill-in-the-blank questions designed for the Touring Class will be used to break ties.

Finishing positions in each class will be ranked from the lowest score (first place) to the highest score (last place).

Protests

In the event of protest against an entrant or a fault in the rally, the rallymaster will appoint a committee of three experienced rallyists to settle the dispute before awards are made. Decisions of the committee are final.