“Monticello Monte” Road Rally
Date: Sunday December 2, 2012
Registration: 12 Noon
Subaru of Champaign County
1402 N Dunlap (Rte 45) Savoy IL 61874
Ends around 4:30 pm at El Toro,
112 S Charter, Monticello, IL, 61856
The 2012 “Monticello Monte” format will be a variation of the traditional Monte Carlo style rally. Checkpoint locations will not be disclosed in advance, but each route instruction will include written instruction, a tulip diagram, official mileage, and official time. Keeping on course and relatively close to on time should be easy and low scores should be plentiful! Passage controls will be used (i.e. no stopping at checkpoints) as well as automatic delay calculations. Expect more than the usual number of checkpoints. Simple and with no intentional traps, this event should be easily understood by a first-timer yet still entertaining for veterans. The Rally's General Instructions should be posted on the CCSCC website (www.ccsportscarclub.org
) the week before the rally; please study them before coming if you can. Spouses and guests who don't run the rally are also welcome to come to El Toro to join in the post-event festivities.
The entry fee will be $20.00 per team. So that the rallymaster will know about how many cars to expect you are encouraged to preregister on CCSCC's Online Registration System. Please try to arrive close to the time registration opens. This will give you time to do the paperwork including certifying that your driver's insurance meets the appropriate state's standards, that the driver has a valid license, that your rally vehicle is being used with the permission of the owner, is in safe operating condition, is on the road legally, and that all its operational items such as lights, turn signals, brakes, horn, tires, mirrors, seat belts, windshield wipers and windshield washer are in proper working order. It will also give you time to review the rally's general rules and to talk to other rally participants. This last is especially important if you've never run a rally before. Minors need a fully completed Parental Consent form.
Don't Have a Driver or Navigator?
If you don't have a partner to drive or navigate for you just come by yourself. At almost every rally there are folks who come alone then team up with someone else to run the event. If you are lucky you'll have a chance to team up with someone who has some rally experience. Sometimes that increases your chances of winning a trophy. If you're only slightly less lucky you'll get to run with someone who has no rally experience and have twice the fun as you discover what rallying is all about. At the very worst (which almost never happens) there will be no one to partner with and you will get the chance to work some of the checkpoints and see how everyone is doing as the event progresses.