Info listed below is for information only; Supplemental Regulations contain official information and policy.
Changes To This Page:
08/16/2016: Supp Regs v.4.1 uploaded
07/23/2016: Supp Regs v.3.0 uploaded; SxS Entry Fees Reduced & Extended; SxS Sportsman Class Added
07/16/2016: Supp Regs v.2.0 uploaded; SxS UTV Addendum v.1.0 (SxS Rules) uploaded.
07/06/2016: Supp Regs v.1.0 uploaded. UTV information to follow soon.
06/30/2016: Updated with preliminary information for 2016 event.
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
- Sample Time Card v.1.0
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) Schedule 2015 (For Reference) (08/13/2015)
16 Stages – CRS Coefficient 2/2 – PRC Single Round Event
SxS Pro – 16 Stages; SxS Sportsman – 12 Stages
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 16 stages derive their dual CRS coefficient 2 status from CRS’ seat time regulations, rather than mileage.
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.
TENTATIVE EVENT SCHEDULE
Wednesday, August 17
Posting of Provisional Starting Order based on speed factors
Friday, August 19
10:00 – 11:00 AM – Optional Reconnaissance Registration – Meeting Room, Holiday Inn Express
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Optional Reconnaissance
6:00 – 9:00 PM – Registration – Holiday Inn Express Lounge
7:00 – 9:00 PM – Tech Inspection – Lot across from Holiday Inn Express
9:00 – 10:00 PM – Mandatory Novice Briefing – Holiday Inn Express Lounge
Saturday, August 20
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
9:30 – 10:30 AM – Parc Exposé – Hungry Valley SVRA Service Area
10:00 AM – Driver’s Meeting – Honey Valley Group Camp
11:00 AM – First Car starts rally – Hungry Valley SVRA
Afternoon – Mid-Rally BBQ – Honey Valley Group Campground, Hungry Valley SVRA
9:23 PM – First Car finishes rally and Post-Rally Party – Holiday Inn Express
10:45 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 PayPal. 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.
New for 2016, the Gorman Ridge Rally welcomes UTVs to join the fun. These vehicles will compete on the same roads with the rally cars, but (due to state licensing laws), will follow a modified transit route between the stages.
|ENTRY TYPE||DUE DATE||CAR/
|ACCEPTABLE PAYMENT METHOD|
|Early Entry Fee||Saturday, July 23, 2016, 11:59 PM||$700||$300
|Regular Entry Fee||Saturday, August 6, 2016, 11:59 PM||$800||$300
|Late Entry Fee||Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 11:59 PM||$900||$350
|At-Event Fee||Friday, August 19, 2016, 9:00 PM||$900||$350
||$250||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 ($45) and NASA RallySport License ($65) 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.
PRACTICE OR PRE-RUNNING
Any competitor found practicing on the roads used for the rally in Hungry Valley SVRA within 30 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 21. 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.