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2015 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.

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 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

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 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

2016 “ALL STARS FOR AUTISM” RALLY REPORT!!!


The 11th Annual “ASA” rally  has to be one of the most closely contested events in VCRA history!!!  In the veteran “Dash For Cash” class there were twenty three (23) of the county’s top rally teams vying for the $5,000 plus purse, and, of course, bragging rights! The balance of the entries competed in either the Open-Run for Fun (7) OR the Greenhorn (8) classes. It was great to see the Greenhorn class with that many new teams entering the sport…and preparing for the Greatrace.


So let’s take a look at how this deal turned out..Stage 0 was a practice rally that was designed to give the rookie teams a look at what to expect…and give the veteran teams a little tune up, being this is the first event of the year. So, guess what..to no one’s surprise the team of Jason & Jason smoked everyone with a score of .976!! Yep, that’s right, three ACE’s and a One!! So the gauntlet had been thrown down, and all knew they had to be on their A game in order to slip by Team Jason.


Stage 1 began under chamber of commerce weather ( as did the entire event, thanks to the man above) as the racers headed to Clinton, Missouri for Champion Oil’s 60th anniversary celebration. Over 900 folks and a car show, with a roasted pig luncheon, greeted the racers on arrival. After lunch, it was rally time again back to the hotel. At the end of the day it was Team Fredette ( that is Jeff and Lida) showing their stuff with a 10.01 score…and so it began..who will it be??


Stage 2 was a trip south to see the tourist destination city of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Quit a course as it included a couple of “One Way” bridges, swooping hills and curves as well as some awesome scenery in the heart of the Ozarks. End of day and it was Reeder & Stone, in a 1916 Hudson ( Reeder is almost as old as the car) posting a score of 10.20.  Looks like the competition is heating up!!


And, as always at a VCRA event, the evening “Reception” (complete with adult beverages and snacks) gave opportunity for all to discuss the expected final results!! Of course, they were all wrong!!  Now it came down to this, the worst two legs of Stage One and Two were discarded…you have to keep the score of Stage Three for the total Championship score. Who would it be?


At the conclusion of Stage Three all racers attended the “Awards Luncheon” to learn who it would be!! After a great lunch, and the famous “Pledge of Allegiance” directed by poster boy Justyce Gardner,  the winners were announced..and a popular win it was..the top team, with a total score of 34.40 was Team Croker in a 1936 Packard Coupe ( one of the “old car” teams ) Bill and Carolyn Croker could not believe it!! Shows all that if you keep at it, you will succeed! Interesting enough, the top four winners were less than one second apart…Harper & Blair were just nudged out with a 34.83…Brittingham & McKone followed closely with a 35.20..Reeder & Stone chased them with a 35.40 and Jason & Jason were right there with a 40.74.  In the Open/Run For Fun class it was the beautiful 1930 Hudson of Plaster & Plaster ( they also won their first ACE’s this time) with a score of 1m23.74   and the Greenhorn class was the 1941 Ford pick up of Frankenberger & Read with a 2m05. Check the complete scores elsewhere on this site.






















The “ACE” award went to Team Epple as they “Old Car’d” other teams with same amount of ace’s. ( Give the old car guys kudos for that one, too)


A huge thank’s to the Guy Mace family for hosting the “Welcome Luncheon” at his soon to be public museum.  And a special thanks to David Lowe of Champion Brands for the special anniversary luncheon in Clinton, Missouri.

And, of course, a very special thanks to the VCRA volunteers and sponsors who make it all happen…now it’s on to the Sugar Valley Rally ( details at www.sugarvalleyrally.com)  and then, yep, it’s almost time..the Greatrace!! Thank you all for coming…and for your support.


VCRA SELECTS “RACE FOR AUTISM” CHARITY RECIPIENTS.. The following schools have been chosen to receive donations from the 2015 VCRA ANNUAL “Race For Autism” fund. As always, this could not even be possible without the continued contributions of our great sponsors and the overwhelming support of our VCRA and Greatrace participants and supporters that allow us to continually reach our charity goals!! You have made it possible to make life a whole lot better for thousands of kids affected with autism..and for that, we thank you!!

The schools chosen this year are as follows..more details to follow as the official presentations are made by our VCRA representatives.


The Lionheart School in Alpharetta, GA - $25,000.00  www.thelionheartschool.com  


Founded in 2000, this 501C3 non- profit organization has made significant progress using best practices for working with children with autism. All programs continue to be integral parts of “Lionhearts For Life”, which involves the community in preparing students for post-school success and future employment placements. Also key in our selection was the fact that Georgia has a very large contingent of VCRA racers who have continually supported VCRA..those of you that follow this sport will recognize these folks..Chad & Jennie Caldwell and Beth Gentry & Jody Knowles of Newnan…Billy Cothern from Cumming..David Haverty out of Dunwoody..Todd Merrill, Alpharatta, Taylor Merrill, LaGrange and John Hausmann from Johns Creek…might have missed someone, but you get the point..if not for the generosity of folks like this, this would not be possible. So thanks to you all!










Paths To Independence in Bartlesville, OK - $9,000.00 www.pathstoindependence.org

 

A 501-C3 organization that was established to provide service to children with autism and their families. It is an accredited PK-12 private school structured to provide instruction in all areas including communication, social skills, recreation and, of great importance, independent living.










F.A.C.T. in Virginia Beach, VA - $6,500.00 www.camp4autism.org  


Founded nine years ago, this 501-C3 this program supports hundreds of kids with autism, especially children of military families. We see it as our responsibility to assist them with an ongoing support system as they continue their excellent work.










Highland Park Central, Topeka, KS - $1,000.00 www.highland-park-school.org


This is a pilot program for VCRA as it is a public school that is in dire need of sensory items to support the children there that are affected with autism. Sadly, the public schools system does not see fit to support their needs…so, we agreed to lend a helping hand.


CHAMPION OIL ON BOARD AS ASSOCIATE SPONSOR…VCRA is very pleased to announce that Champion Brands, LLC, producers of Champion Oil products, is on board for 2016 in the role of associate sponsor. This is Champion’s 60th anniversary, and we will be going to the plant in Clinton, Missouri on Friday, May 6th, to be a part of this momentous occasion. Hold on to your oil can..this will be big!!!

 SUMMER WINDS RESORTS ON BOARD AS ASSOCIATE SPONSOR…For over twenty-five years, the Summer Winds team has developed award-winning programs and luxury resorts that thousands of owners enjoy. With over 400 employees working across the country, Summer Winds Resort Services has become one of the fastest growing hotel and resort entities in the U.S.

2016 Coker Tire Challenge

September 15th - 18th ,2016

Chattanooga, TN

For further information please visit www.Cokertirechallenge.com

PIKE & HADSKEY WIN GREATRACE!!!!!


GR Pike & Bobby Hadskey, in their 1916 Hudson racer, held on to win the 2016 GREATRACE by a slim margin!!  Tied on the overall score with David Reeder & Sawyer Stone, also in a 1916 Hudson, the tie breaker first goes to the older car!! Whooops! They are both 1916…so for the first time in GR history, the winner was determined by the best score in the preliminary “trophy run” held prior to the official start. Pike & Hadskey had the better score by a mere one second! Congratulations to them, and to all those that competed in the 2016 GR. See all the details at www.greatrace.com

MARY STAHL WINS “FATE” CHARITY TOP PRIZE!!!


The VCRA / FATE fund raiser was a huge success and we want to thank all those that helped us in our quest to continue our fight against autism! Hundreds of entries were made online as well as in person at the various lunch stops and overnight stops along the race route. Our thanks go out to Pat & Pat Brothers who made it all happen! Just moments prior to the awards banquet, the random computer generated winner was selected. Then it was time to announce the winner Mary Stahl from Gross Point, MI.  Mary and Ted drive a 1967 Pontiac GTO in the Sportsman class called “ Spirit of Stahls”. And by most accounts, she really drives it!!!  When asked which of the three prize options she wanted, the Stahl’s elected to return the prize and asked that we use those funds to add to our charity goal…they are indeed very special folks!!!  Just another reflection of the caliber of people that we call the Great Race family..


So another Greatrace is done…and through the cooperation of the GR folks we will be able to make the lives of hundreds of kids with autism a little bit better!!  Our sincere thanks to Greatrace, Hemmings Motor News and Hagerty for supporting our charity efforts…and thank each and every one of you who donated to our cause!  See you all next year!!