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2017 “ALL STARS FOR AUTISM” RALLY…is rapidly taking shape. Scheduled for April 26-30, 2017 in Joplin, MO, our goal has always been to provide an event that is fun filled, challenging and competitive. As the first event of the race season, it has become the “must do” event for veteran and rookie teams alike, albeit for different reasons. Veteran teams are eager to hone their skills, test their cars, and prepare for the upcoming Greatrace, and, of course, to capture the bragging rights for superior performances, not to mention serious cash prize awards!!  Rookie, first time rally teams, are encouraged by Greatrace officials to attend to gain a working knowledge of “how to rally”, but most importantly, what to expect as they begin their venture in to the old car rally sport. Several rookie teams from past VCRA events went on to win their Greatrace class, and give full credit to their success to what they learned at the “All Stars” rally.


So, let’s do a little Q & A:

Q: How many classes does the “All Stars” rally have?

A: For this event there are three classes:

    *DFC (Dash For Cash). Open to any team that elects to run for cash awards

    *RFF (Run For Fun) Open to any team that does not opt for DFC

    *GH (Greenhorn) Open to first time rally teams only (special entry fee)

Q: Is there a limit on year model allowed? Why?

A: While we still use the car model year to determine the scoring age factor,

     any year model is allowed.

     Some teams elect to fly in and use a rental car in order to gain the “how to

     rally” experience. In some cases their Greatrace car is under construction,

     but they want to gain the experience.

Q: Are VCRA and Greatrace rules the same?

A:  VCRA does have some distinct differences under the “vehicle modifications

     allowed” section. Generally VCRA distinguishes “Age Factor Adjustments” for

     some “other than produced” modifications in order to preserve the “age

     factor” as outlined in the rules. Refer to the Rules & Regulations on the web

     site.

Q:  What does the entry fee include?

A:  *Special rate for race teams at the host hotel - racer is responsible for making

        own reservations

     *Reserved on site parking for race teams trailers / tow vehicles

     *Complimentary full breakfast each morning

     *Welcome luncheon / Awards luncheon (for rally team & support crew)

     *VCRA reception each evening (for rally team & support crew)

     *In depth, two hour rally school, (How to Rally)

     *After rally day “What Did I Do Wrong” discussion session

     *All logistic materials – course instructions, timing controls, sweep vehicle,

       scoring results, rankings, prizes, awards, third party insurance, car decals,

       special events (such as off site sponsored luncheons) & competition staff

Q: What is the estimated cash prize pool?

A: The cash pool is estimated to be well over $5,000

Q: How are cash prizes determined?

A: Format is overall cumulative winner(s) plus daily stage winner(s) plus Ace

    winner

Q: How many miles does the event cover?

A: Usually the two full days of competition cover about 250 miles each. The

     practice rally and the half day championship run each cover about 110 miles

     each, for a total event mileage of about 750+ miles.

Q: What are the vehicle insurance requirements?

A: Insurance recommended is 250/500/100, however, state of vehicle

     registration minimum is acceptable..you must provide proof of insurance

     to be able to compete.

Q: What format is used for this rally?

A: VCRA uses the cloverleaf format meaning each day begins and ends at the host

     hotel

Q: Where is event held?

A: The event is to be held in Joplin, MO at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites hotel

     Click on hotel info below

Q: How do I enter?

A: Click on “entry form” below (any questions contact rgard918@gmail.com)

Q: Will I have fun?

A: That’s one thing we will guarantee!!! Get your entry in now!



2017 ASA Entry Form     2017 ASA Hotel Information     2017 ASA Schedule of Events    2017 ASA Entry List



(correct entry form posted  12/12/2016 Please be sure to use correct form for entry)






2017 VCRA EVENT RULES & REGULATIONS ..are posted on this web site. This abbreviated format makes it possible to make this edition applicable to all VCRA and/or VCRA sanctioned events.  All specific event information such as schedules, rally format, class designations, scoring format, awards, prizes etc will be provided on entry forms and/or event supplements prior to the event. Click on Rule Book for more Information.

VCRA RALLY CLOCKS…Just received a small shipment from supplier of “Sawtooth” VCRA legal rally clocks. New price is $149.00 including shipping to anywhere in the USA. Won’t last long..may be last we get for a while!! To order simply e-mail rgard918@gmail.com  or call 918-801-2406 to order.

 VCRA STAFF

 LOOKING FOR A SPEEDO? We here at VCRA try to locate and purchase all the used speedos we can to pass on to those that are entering the sport..however, it seems with the surge of Rookie teams each year, the demand has exceeded the supply. We will continue to try to find the used ones, and, in the meantime, our good friend Bill Croker has been successful in his program of finding, and making available, used Timewise speedos. If in need, also try Bill for a speedo at www.whcroker@gv.net .  He is the guy that initiated the “Rookie Mentor” program, so you can believe what he tells you!!

 Looking for a Rally Car???… Go and check out the classified section on our website to find your next Rally Car. Click here for classifieds

VCRA Sponsors

 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

2017 All Stars for Autism

April 26th - 30th , 2017

Joplin, Missouri


PROGRESS IS BEING MADE ON COURSE INSTRUCTIONS…and the rally will be in four states  (MO, KS, AR & OK)  in the four days of rally competition!  After the practice rally on Thursday, the Friday full day competition will take us to Humbolt, KS to visit the B&W Trailer Hitch Company.   Joe Works, president, has graciously offered to host a luncheon as well as a tour through the manufacturing plant.  Another interesting side benefit VCRA is always looking to offer. Our sincere thanks to Joe and crew for allowing us in! Saturday, another full day, tentatively takes us to the home town of Will Rogers, Claremore, OK. As details finalize we will let you know. The final, championship day, Sunday, is sure to be a barn burner….we got some real “stuff” planned for this one!!  Then it is the awards luncheon, pass out some cash and trophies, and say “Safe Trip Home”


2016 “RACE FOR AUTISM” CHARITY RECIPIENTS NAMED…the following organizations have been selected to receive donations from the VCRA charity annual funding program.  As photos of the presentations arrive, they will be posted on the web site.


F.A.C.T.  Virginia Beach,. VA Beach, VA                                          $7,465.00

FACT is a 501C3 non-profit organization that VCRA  has had a long time relationship with. This year’s donation will totally fund the new “Out & About” program for teens and young adults. This program allows 1 on 1 staffing for those kids on outings in the general public who do not fully understand signs of danger, have limited communication skills and may be prone to wander. I can attest that Justyce, our grandson, has benefitted greatly from similar projects that has increased his ability to function in the public forum. FACT focuses on children of veterans.

www.camp4autism.org


SHERWOOD CENTER   Kansas City, MO                                                $12,000.00

A 501C3 organization that has finally found new accommodations that will allow them to accept up to 25 -30 new students. VCRA will totally fund a new sensory classroom complete with equipment including sensory items, bubble panels, 10 I-Pads w/ earphones and study centers. The room will be named in honor of VCRA and called the Justyce Room.

www.sherwoodcenter.org






















SUNSHINE SCHOOL   Searcy, AR                                                            $10,140.00

This 501C3 non profit school continues to offer specialized education services to pre-school, K-12 and adult development. There is no cost for a student to attend this school. VCRA will purchase 10 computers, software, printers and sensory items necessary to address communication and sensory issues. This will greatly broaden the scope of educational programs available at the school.

www.thesunshineschool.weebly.com




















LARNED SCHOOL DISTRICT    Larned, KS                                                  $12,645.00

This public school serves a huge territory in western Kansas that has no support programs available for children affected with autism. VCRA is providing funding that will purchase all items such as fine motor /gross motor/auditory/ tactile/

visual and outdoor equipment to fully fund a complete sensory program for children with autism.

www.usd495.net


VCRA ANNOUNCES RULES CHANGES FOR 2017… so please review the updated “Rules & Regulations” on this web site. The changes (in red italics)  were made after consulting with several VCRA participants , the VCRA “rules committee”,  as well as conversations with Greatrace officials. We believe these changes will identify, and answer, many of the concerns of racers as the evolution of the sport continues. The bulk of the changes are in the “modifications allowed” section, and are relative to the adjustments to “Age Factor” in an effort to keep the “spirit of the age factor” intact, and improve the “safety factor” for the competitors.


Listed here is a bullet point review of some of the major changes:

#VCRA class designations

#Competitors insurance requirements

#Disc brake conversions allowed on any vehicle

#Radial or biased ply tires acceptable on any year model

#Age Factor adjustments for “equipment modifications” (see rules section IV)


These rules are effective as of January, 2017.  Note that rules state that “any modifications must be declared at mandatory vehicle inspection” for any VCRA event. Age Factor adjustments, if any, will be made at that time.


Revised Rules and Regulations

2017 Branson Collector Car Auction

April 21st - 22nd , 2017

Branson, Missouri

Click on Image to see the Official Hemmings Motor News 2017 ASA Rally AD