Wolf Moon Monte Road Rally – January 23

January 8, 2016

Flyer:  Wolf Moon Monte Road Rally – January 23

Wolf Moon Monte

Jan. 23, 2016

A Practice TSD RoadRally/Novice School/Social Evening

at Wild Country, Collinsville, Ill.

Register online at MotorsportReg.com.

Paper entry:  Wolf Moon Monte – January 23 Entry Form

About the Rally

Description: The Wolf Moon Monte is a nighttime Monte Carlo* style “practice/novice school/social event” road rally/tour of about 60 miles. We have designed the event with the new/occasional rallyist in mind. Expect paved roads, easy-to-follow tulip diagrams for route instructions, and checkpoint locations identified both by official mileages and official arrival times. Timing will be in minutes and seconds, with checkpoint arrival times calculated to whole minutes. (This part of the rally is designed to make life easy for the navigator.) For teams new to rallying, a rally school before the event will highlight how to run the event and answer any questions a team might have. After the rally, stick around to enjoy bench racing and country dancing at our start/finish location.

Start and finish: Wild Country, 17 Gateway Drive, Collinsville, IL 62234 (http://wildcountrynightclub.com).

Size of the field: We are limiting the field to just a dozen teams.

Registration: You may register at motorsportreg.com (preferred) or, after Jan. 6, by visiting www.stlscca.org and clicking on the link for the Wolf Moon Monte. There you will find an entry form that you may download, fill out, and submit to the event registrar. Entries are on a first-come, first-served basis and must be received no later than Jan. 22. See below for the mailing address of the registrar.

The registrar’s mailing address:

James H. Heine
St. Louis Region, SCCA
3955 Bowen Street
St. Louis, MO 63116-31215

Jan. 23 check-in and signing of waivers, etc.: 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at Wild Country, 17 Gateway Drive, Collinsville, Ill. If a minor wishes to participate in the event, a parent/guardian will have to sign/submit the appropriate SCCA minor waiver.

Rally school: 7:15 p.m.

Drivers meeting: 7:45 p.m.

First car departs the start: 8:01 p.m.

First car returns to Wild Country: Approximately 10 p.m.

What you need: A car (or van or SUV, etc.); a driver and a navigator; a clipboard, pencils, and paper; a simple calculator, a watch or clock that’s easily readable at night; a flashlight, penlight, or map light that will allow the navigator to read the route instructions. Cold-weather emergency gear for driver and navigator is recommended also.

What you don’t need: Auxiliary external rally lights. Your OEM headlights will do just fine. Cowboy boots for line dancing (although they help.)

Entry fee: $20.00 (cash or check, please). Also you may register at motorsportreg.com (preferred but not required).

Information: Jim Heine, rallymaster, 314.922.6120, editorialsolutions@sbcglobal.net.

Good things to know: Wild Country opens at 7 p.m. on Saturdays. There is free admission until 8 p.m. Wild Country’s Eat This Café is open Saturdays from 7:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. It offers everything from hamburgers, hotdogs, and pizza to rib-eye steak sandwiches and chicken parmesan. Event safety stewards: Ron Ferris and Tom vonHatten. They are the official precheck team also.

The weather and event cancellation: Should Mother Nature provide an absolutely terrible day for driving, we will cancel (postpone) the event no later than 12:30 p.m. CST Jan. 23.

Bottom line: Join us Jan. 23 for our first road rally of the year and our first nighttime road rally in perhaps 30 years (or more). Wow!

About the St. Louis Region, SCCA

The SCCA’s St. Louis Region, with nearly 800 members, offers Club Racing, Performance Driving Experience (PDX), RallyCross, RoadRally, Solo (autocross), and Street Survival School programs to educate and provide safe environments for individuals to enjoy their street-legal (daily driver) cars and purpose-built racecars. The region is home to more than 80 national champions in Club Racing, RallyCross, RoadRally, and Solo, and has been recognized three times by the Sports Car Club of America as the Region of the Year in its member category. In 2016, the region will host two Club Racing weekends, a national “Majors” Club Racing weekend, and multiple Solo and RallyCross regional events. To learn more about the St. Louis Region, visit www.stlscca.org or our St. Louis Region SCCA Facebook page.

About Wild Country

Established in 1996 to provide a premier venue for live music and dancing, Wild Country (http://wildcountrynightclub.com) is a country-themed nightclub located in the heart of Collinsville’s convention and entertainment district at the intersection of Illinois 157 and Interstates 55/70. It hosts the longest-running country dance show on television (almost 1,000 weekly episodes to date). The show can be seen every Sunday at 10 p.m. on KDNL-TV, Channel 30, St. Louis’ ABC affiliate. The show is taped on Wednesday nights, and many of country music’s most popular artists have made guest appearances.

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*About the Wolf Moon Monte’s name and format: The weekend of Jan. 23 is a full moon, in folklore, the “Wolf Moon,” hence the event’s name: Wolf Moon Monte. The weekend is also the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship date for the 84th running of the famed Monte Carlo Rally (first organized in 1911). Our St. Louis “Monte” is a modest tip of the hat to that historic event. Sadly, on our rally, we won’t have the Col de Turini or Sisteron–Throad or any of the Monte’s other classic stages, but we will have Possum Hill and Green Hedge roads, among others J. Finally, for information about the real Monte Carlo Rally, visit http://acm.mc/en/the-rally-guide-2-related-to-the-84th-rallye-automobile-monte-carlo-18-24-january-2016-is-now-online

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