What is Road Rally?
Two people (a driver and a navigator) in
ordinary cars make up a rally team.
At various points, unknown to the competitors, timing
controls (checkpoints) will be encountered. Since the rallymaster knows the
exact distance and speeds you should have traveled to reach the checkpoint, the
"perfect time" of arrival can be calculated. You are timed at the moment you
reach the control, and will receive penalty points for arriving either early OR
late. You are then given information about the last leg, as well as a time to
start the next leg, and a clean start to challenge the clock. This is a contest
of precision, not a race, and each leg is scored separately. If you are early or
late at one control, you cannot make up for it by being late or early at the
next. At the conclusion, scores for all legs are totaled, and the lowest score
wins (just like golf). Sound easy? Well, just as in golf, it takes practice to
get very good scores.
Come join the fun!!!!
Sunday afternoon - December
A short (60-80 mile) fun-gimmick rally using photo clues and simple route following tricks/traps. This event is not a Time Speed Distance rally but contestant's score are based on the total number of miles that they drive 'off-course'. The entry fee for this rally is a stuffed "Teddy Bear" which is donated to the United Stated Marine Corp Toy for Tots annual charity drive.
Rally friends of NNJR
The World Famous
Teddy Bear Rally
The Northern New Jersey Region (NNJR) of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) holds a number of road rally's per year. A favorite rally is the Teddy Bear Rally held the 1st Sunday of December for the last fourteen years. This is put on with help from the United States Marines and the Motorsport Club of North Jersey. The entry fee is a Teddy Bear and we always have a lot of fun. Come on out and join the fun of challenging yourself and your partner. This is a short fun, lightly trapped non-Time-Speed-Distance event about 60 miles longs. Scores are determined by the teams ability to stay on-course. 100 points penalty points are awarded for each mile over or under the official route. As in past years, the rally will award trophies generously. In addition to first, second in Expert, Intermediate and Novice Classes, there will be awards for Best First Timer, Best Saturn, Best Family, Best Husband & Wife, and Dead Last but Finished. For more information please contact Peter Schneider at 908-876-4597 or see the event flyer link listed above.
Check out the NESCCA Rally page for more information.
22 Glen Rd
Bound Brook NJ 08805-1230
Last updated: Thursday, February 3, 2011