|10-06-2004, 11:04 AM||#1|
Joined: Dec 2001
Location: Katy, TX
Ugly rally news..
It was only a matter of time.
SCCA To Discontinue ProRally, ClubRally Programs in 2005
SCCA Staff Writers
TOPEKA, Kan. (Oct. 5, 2004) "Sports Car Club of America's Board of Directors voted Monday to discontinue the sanction of its current stage-based rally format, including the ProRally and ClubRally Championships, beginning January 1, 2005 due to increasing risk exposure.
"This was a difficult and unfortunate decision to make," SCCA Board of Directors Chairman Gary Pitts said. "However, from an insurance standpoint, the stage rally format has gotten to the point where it puts the entire Club, its activities and entities under an undue risk."
"We have many SCCA members whose interests lie in rally," SCCA President and CEO Steve Johnson said. "It is my intent to allow these members the opportunity to rally in the future and continue to access the sport. I am confident we can accomplish this task."
"We are in negotiations to transition SCCA?s elements of the stage-based rally activity to Rally America, a longtime partner and participant in the sport of rally."
Unaffected by the decision are SCCA?s RallyCross and RoadRally programs.
SCCA began its special stage-format ProRally Championship in 1973. Since then, the ProRally Championship Presented by Hot Wheels has been regarded as the top domestic rally series. The 2004 Championship has one round remaining, Lake Superior ProRally (LSPR), which will run as scheduled Oct. 22 in Houghton, Mich.
|10-06-2004, 12:03 PM||#2|
Joined: Apr 2002
Location: North Salt Lake, UT
I wonder if this could open the door for FIA regulations to be set as the standard, instead of the SCCA ones - it would surely open up the US rallying scene.
Then again, with WRC possibly going to change to a S2000 set-up (from 2006?), there's lots of stuff happening at the moment.
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|10-06-2004, 02:37 PM||#3|
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Beaumont, texas
I know back in the 70 when I went to the rally school I got some Euro sanction with my lic.
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