September 13-14 - Thruport R5 Road Rallye starting in Richmond, VA
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    Exclamation Thruport R5 Royal Red Rex Road Rallye Invite!



    The URL: Thruport R5 Website
    The Playing Field: 500 Miles
    The Playing Piece: Your Vehicle
    The Price: $145 ! ! !(Price includes hotel and afterparty for driver & navigator)


    Crossroad Auto & Race Enthusiasts is proud to be the Official Sponsor of the R5 Road Rallye. The R5 will be a 500 Mile time-speed-distance rallye. Speeding is not required because it does not get you any closer to the "target time" established in advance by the Routemeister by pre-running the course in a variety of cars and conditions. The organizers strongly discourage speeding or other infractions (just like in the Gumball) but nobody can stop you (other than police.)


    For example, if there are 10 miles of twisty roads marked for 45mph in front of you, and the rally instruction says "You have 22 minutes and 30 seconds to get to the next check point 10.0 miles ahead" you can either obey the speed limit and still get there in plenty of time, or haul ass in the twisties and get to the checkpoint way early... it's up to each team, but speeding does not give any better chance of winning and a fast car does NOT necessarily mean a better chance to win the R5.

    As for navigator duties, here's all you need:

    1) accurate speedometer & odometer
    2) clipboard
    3) pen or pencil
    4) calculator
    5) stopwatch
    6) good eyesight

    The math is easy if you understand the concepts (60mph = 88 feet per second or 1/4 of a mile in 15 seconds, etc.) A lot of the route will be easy ("go 4.5 miles at the speed limit and turn west onto a 4-lane road") while some of it could be more challenging ("go 23760 feet in 360 seconds and turn west after the bent telephone pole"). Go to the site and check out some of the cars/bikes already registered!


    REGISTER NOW! SLOTS ARE FILLING UP VERY FAST NOW!

    Or call 804-931-2096 for more details
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    WOW! This looks like lots of fun. If someone wants to co-drive with me, I'd probably be up for it. My suspension would be finished and I'd have a nice fresh set of tires as well. Tarmac rallies rock, even if you aren't going all out.

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    Question

    May I request a sticky for this event? I will notify the Mod as soon as it fills up to unsticky and close it up...

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    Originally posted by S1L1C0N
    May I request a sticky for this event? I will notify the Mod as soon as it fills up to unsticky and close it up...
    You got it. Let me know when the event is full.
    -Jim

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    Originally posted by fengshui
    WOW! This looks like lots of fun. If someone wants to co-drive with me, I'd probably be up for it. My suspension would be finished and I'd have a nice fresh set of tires as well. Tarmac rallies rock, even if you aren't going all out.

    chris
    I'll navigate for you, Chris. It'll be nice to try a rally from the other seat for a change.

    -Jim

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    Chris has wussed out. If anyone needs an experienced navigator for this rally, I am available. I have an awesome rally clipboard too.

    -Jim

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    Originally posted by PlatinumWRX
    I have an awesome rally clipboard too.

    -Jim
    I have seen this first hand! Where did you get that software? I need to show it to my boss. He'd be all over that!
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    Originally posted by IMPREZvWRX
    I have seen this first hand! Where did you get that software? I need to show it to my boss. He'd be all over that!
    I was refering to my average speed calculating rally clipboard, but since you brought it up:
    The best mapping software money can buy.

    -Jim

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    I'll be attending the Subaru Shootout.

    -Jim

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    Not too much interest here. Oh well...thread unstuck.
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    thanks Bask, yea we had 2 WRX's representing tho, what an AMAZING event, one WRX got pulled over i believe up in skyline... If you doubted this event, wait until I post up the photos and you hear some of the after-hype. All slots were filled and needless to say, it was unforgettable...
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    Actually there were 5 WRXs. I finished ahead of the other 4 and 13th overall - what a blast!

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