Rally America has released their schedule for the 2013 season. Of note are the return of two mid-west rallies to the schedule and the removal of the Olympus Rally. This increases the total number events from six to seven. The new season will kick off in just eight weeks time at the always exciting Sno*Drift Rally in northern Michigan.
Although the absence of the Olympus Rally from the Rally America series is a bit upsetting to Pacific Northwest rally fans such as myself, the event will still run. The Olympus Rally organizers released the following statement on their web site: “The Olympus Rally would like to thank Rally America for the past years of partnership. For 2013, Olympus has decided to go another direction and won’t be a part of their 2013 schedule. ” It appears the Olympus organizers couldn’t come to a scheduling agreement with Rally America when they chose to move the rally back to the spring when the fire danger is lower.
2013 Rally America National Championship Calendar
WILLISTON, VT (November 29, 2012) — Rally America President, Bill Fogg, is pleased to announce a seven-event Rally America National Championship schedule for the 2013 season that will once again begin with the Sno*Drift Rally in Atlanta and Lewiston, Michigan on January 25 – 26, 2013.
The 2013 Rally America National Championship will include five of last year’s events plus the revival of two extremely popular events. Rally America is proud to bring back the Ojibwe Forests Rally in Minnesota and the Lake Superior Performance Rally (LSPR) in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula – both of which spent the past three seasons as Rally America Central Region Championship events.
The 2013 Rally America National Championship calendar is as follows:
Round #1: Sno*Drift Rally, Atlanta, MI – January 25 – 26
Round #2: 100 Acre Wood, Salem, MO – February 22 – 23
Round #3: Oregon Trail Rally, Portland, OR – May 3 – 5
Round #4: Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally, Wellsboro, PA – May 31 – June 1
Round #5: New England Forest Rally, Newry, ME – July 26 – 27
Round #6: Ojibwe Forests Rally, Detroit Lakes, MN – August 23 – 24
Round #7: Lake Superior Performance Rally, Houghton, MI – October 18 – 19
About Rally America:
Based in Williston, VT, Rally America, Inc. sanctions the Rally America National Championship which consists of at least six national-level events located at a variety of venues across the country, from Portland, Oregon to Newry, Maine. Top competitors in the Rally America National Championship reach speeds of well over 100 mph driving highly modified street cars such as Mitsubishi Evolutions, Subaru WRX STI’s, Ford Fiestas and Scion XD’s on natural-terrain courses consisting of gravel, dirt, ice or snow. For more information regarding Rally America’s National Championship or the sport of performance rally, visit http://www.rally-america.com