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Witches Rallye set for Nov. 2 in State College

by on October 17, 2019 9:03 AM

STATE COLLEGE — The 2019 Central Pennsylvania Region Sports Car Club of America’s Witches Rallye is set for Nov. 2 at Bobby Rahal Honda in State College. This scavenger hunt and road rally benefits the Jana Marie Foundation.

All the rules of the SCCA Road Rally program apply to this race.

Those attending must have a driver and navigator and passengers. Everyone must wear seatbelts, and those wearing costumes will receive extra points for their team. Teams are encouraged to arrive with a full tank of gas, a clipboard, a flashlight and pencils or pens.

Non-perishable canned goods will be collected for the Bellefonte Food Drive and monetary donations to the Jana Marie Foundation, both of which will earn extra points for participating teams.

Drivers must bring a valid driver’s license, automobile registration information and proof of insurance.

The race begins at Bobby Rahal Honda, 2796 W. College Avenue, and registration begins at 3:30 p.m. Costume judging is at 4:30 p.m. and a meeting of participants at 4:45 p.m. The first car will head out at 5 p.m.

The cost to register is $35 for the driver/navigator team and $10 for each passenger. Children 10 years and younger can attend for free.

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All drivers and passengers under 19 must have a SCCA minor release waver signed by both parents to take part. All vehicles in the rally must have a current inspection sticker affixed at all times and equipment must be in working order. All traffic laws must be obeyed.

GPS units, laptops, etc. shall not be used, including the ones built into the vehicles. The use of alcohol and/ or drugs is strictly prohibited, and any team found in violation will be disqualified and dismissed from the event.

Handheld spotlights are not allowed, but a flashlight is okay.

Teams must go through all checkpoints indicated in the route book and acquire a token as proof of stopping there. The route book will provide clear markings as to the locations of these checkpoints. Failure to stop and all of the checkpoints is grounds for disqualification as per the official SCCA Road Rally rules.

The questions in the route book account for the majority of the points on which the Rallye is scored. Points can be deducted for incorrect answers, finishing before or after the time allotted or unsportsmanlike conduct.

Each team will receive a “panic envelope” at the start of the rally. If a team gets lost and no longer wants to be scored for points, it may open the envelope, which contains the location of the dinner and awards hall and will have a cell number for the event organizer. At the end of the event, teams must turn in their unopened “panic envelope” to receive points for the contest.

The Witches Rallye is sponsored by Milroy Auto and Truck Salvage. Contact the business at (717) 667-2191.

The Jana Marie Foundation exists to empower young people by using dialogue and creative expression to spark conversations, build connections and promote mental well-being among young people and their communities.

The Sports Car Club of America is an American automobile club and sanctioning body supporting road racing, rallying and autocross in the United States. It has operated programs, both amateur and professional, since 1944.


Connie Cousins covers Centre County for the Gazette.
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