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11th ANNUAL “ALL STARS FOR AUTISM” May 5th -
2016 Great Race
June 18th -
San Rafael, CA to Moline, IL
For further information please visit www.greatrace.com
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-
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
2016 Sugar Valley Rally
June 3rd -
For further information please visit www.sugarvalleyrally.com
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-
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 -
Founded in 2000, this 501C3 non-
Paths To Independence in Bartlesville, OK -
F.A.C.T. in Virginia Beach, VA -
Founded nine years ago, this 501-
Highland Park Central, Topeka, KS -
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!!!
HEMMIMNGS MOTOR NEWS SIGNS ON AS TITLE SPONSOR FOR 2016..VCRA announces that, for the 10th consecutive year, Hemmings Motor News has agreed to the title sponsor position for the VCRA 2016 rally season. We are indeed grateful and honored that Jim Menneto, president and publisher at Hemmings, took a huge risk in 2007 on an unknown entity known as VCRA, and came on board as the title sponsor for the first ever HEMMINGS CHALLENGE Vintage Car Rally in Branson, Missouri. From that point on, Jim has continually supported us in our quest to present world class rallies across the country, which, as it turns out, gave VCRA the credibility among rally teams across the country that has allowed us to grow, and reach our charity goals year after year! Our sincere thanks to Jim and his team!!
SUMMER WINDS RESORTS ON BOARD AS ASSOCIATE SPONSOR…For over twenty-
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