The 2017 event is a CRS Co-efficient 3; includes SxS championship.
Info listed below is for information only; Supplemental Regulations contain official information and policy.
Changes To This Page:
07/18/2017: Supp Regs v.1 Posted.
06/03/2017: Preliminary Info Added for 2017. Additional info to be posted soon.
Scroll down for Entry Form.
CURRENT COMPETITOR DOCUMENTS
Supplemental Regulations 2016 v.4.1 (08/16/16) (there is no v.4.0) Stage Schedule 2016 (08/16/2016) Recce Schedule 2016 — See page 16 of Supp Regs Supplemental Regulations 2016 v.3.0 (07/23/16) see p.32 for SxS UTV Addendum Supplemental Regulations 2016 v.2.0 (07/16/16) (includes SxS UTV Addendum) SxS UTV Addendum v.1.0 (07/16/16) Supplemental Regulations 2016 v.1.1 (07/07/2016)
12 Stages – CRS Coefficient 3 – PRC Single Round Event
The Gorman Ridge Rally is considered one of the toughest, meanest events in the Western U.S. To win here, you have to do more than just drive fast, you have to survive.
The route is all dirt road surfaces, which are generally smooth and hard packed with occasional rough or sandy spots. There are always a fair number of washouts and waterbars.
Often tight and technical, the event’s 12 stages derive their CRS coefficient 3 status from CRS’ seat time regulations, rather than mileage. Perfect for SxS competitors, it would not be surprising to see SxS competitors trading times with the fastest rally cars.
EVENT HEADQUARTERS / HOST HOTEL
Holiday Inn Express, Frazier Park
612 Wainright Court, Lebec, CA 93243 (click for map)
Located off I-5, 60 minutes north of L.A., just 2 miles north of Gorman (exit Frazier Park Rd).
See Lodging Information for group rate or alternative lodging options. Note that the discounted rally group rate expires on
August 5, 2016. (Being negotiated for 2017).
TENTATIVE EVENT SCHEDULE
Wednesday, August 16
Posting of Provisional Starting Order based on speed factors
Friday, August 18
10:00 – 11:00 AM – Optional Reconnaissance Registration – Meeting Room, Holiday Inn Express
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Optional Reconnaissance
5:30 – 8:00 PM – Registration – Holiday Inn Express Lounge
6:00 – 9:00 PM – Tech Inspection – Lot across from Holiday Inn Express
8:00 – 9:00 PM – Mandatory Novice Briefing – Holiday Inn Express Lounge
Saturday, August 19
Late Registration* by appointment only with a $25 fee – Meeting Room, Holiday Inn Express
Late Tech.* by appointment only with a $25 fee – Holiday Inn Express
9:00 – 10:00 AM – Parc Exposé – Hungry Valley SVRA Service Area
9:30 AM – Driver’s Meeting – Honey Valley Group Camp
10:30 AM – First Car starts rally – Hungry Valley SVRA
Afternoon – Mid-Rally BBQ – Honey Valley Group Campground, Hungry Valley SVRA
8:54 PM – First Car finishes rally and Post-Rally Party – Holiday Inn Express
10:30 PM – Awards – Lounge, Holiday Inn Express
Enter and pay your entry fee using the online entry system (below). An online transaction fee will be added to your entry fee if using Stripe. The refund policy is defined in the Supplemental Regulations.
Entry Fee includes entry to the rally, (1) set of bound, organizer-supplied Stage Notes (see below), and (2) tickets for the mid-rally BBQ.
Again for 2017 (but now as part of a CRS championship class structure), the Gorman Ridge Rally welcomes SxS UTVs to join the fun. These vehicles will compete on the same roads with the rally cars, but (due to state licensing laws) may follow a modified transit route between certain stages.
PayPal will no longer be accepted for entry payment.
|ENTRY TYPE||DUE DATE||CAR/
|ACCEPTABLE PAYMENT METHOD|
|Early Entry Fee||Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 11:59 PM||X||X||X|
|Regular Entry Fee||Sunday, August 6, 2017, 11:59 PM||$800||$450
|Late Entry Fee||Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 11:59 PM||$900||$500
|At-Event Fee||Friday, August 18, 2017, 8:00 PM||$900||$500
||NOT ACCEPTED||X||NOT ACCEPTED|
Sorry, the event is not accepting RallyMoto (motorcycle) entries.
CRS memberships can be obtained at the event. CRS membership is required to obtain points for the CRS Championship.
NASA MEMBERSHIPS AND LICENSES
NASA Membership and NASA RallySport License is required for each competitor (Driver and co-driver).
NOTE THAT YOU ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A MEDICAL FORM ON-FILE TO BE ALLOWED TO COMPETE. BUDGET AT LEAST A WEEK FOR PROCESSING.
PRACTICE OR PRE-RUNNING
Any competitor found practicing on the roads used for the rally in Hungry Valley SVRA within 45 days prior to the event shall be disqualified. Park Rangers will be on the lookout.
Reconnaissance is optional. Reconnaissance registration will take place from 10:00 to 11:00 AM in the meeting room of the Holiday Inn Express. Reconnaissance will take place between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM on Friday, August 18. Stages must be previewed according to the schedule published in the Supplemental Regulations. Recce shall be in an open manner not to exceed two passes.
Official stage notes shall be provided at no additional cost. Created by the Gibeaults, these notes are in the same style and manner as those utilized by most other rallies in the CRS.
Competitors are also free to write their own notes, if so desired. Please note that you are allowed to use notes that you prepared from an earlier event OR any notes provided to you by a third party. The organizers assume no liability for the accuracy of any stage notes.
In addition to scheduled service breaks, competitors are allowed to service their vehicles any time the course route passes by the centralized designated Service Area. Gorman is unique in this respect as the layout of the course may offer numerous opportunities for additional service.