This year’s running of the Catoctin Monte rally will be held on Saturday, October 23rd. Again this year, we will have two options available for contestants: a day long National version and a half-day Regional rally. With both rallies, dinner for both contestants is included as part of the entry fee at the end of the rally (the Braddock Inn in Braddock Heights, MD).
The Catoctin Monte is a Monte Carlo style rally, which means contestants have the mileage and time they should arrive at each control throughout the day. In addition, mileages are given to every turn, which makes it an ideal event for beginners and experts alike!
The National Rally
The National rally has registration open at 8:00 AM at the Sleep Inn, 501 Silo Hill Parkway, Emmitsburg, MD 21727 (about 30 minutes north of Frederick off US 15). First car starts running the rally at 9:01 AM, and the overall event is just about 200 miles in length.
The Regional Rally
The Regional rally has registration at the lunch break for the day-long event, at the McDonalds at 854 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville, MD 21758 (Southwest of the roundabout intersection of Maryland 17 and 180, about 15 minutes southwest of Frederick off US 340). Registration opens around 12 noon and after a regional odometer check starting approximately at 1:00 PM, contestants will follow the same route as the National contestants.
All contestants will get to the Braddock Inn at approximately 5:00 PM, where scoring, awards and dinner will take place.
Historic Challenge Trophy
In addition, for those with historic cars, a challenge has been made by Steve McKelvie of Franklin, MA for a separate challenge trophy in both the full day and half day events. Teams that want to compete for this trophy must also abide by the following rules:
The car driven must be more than 25 years old (1985 or older).
No electronic digital displays anywhere within the car.
Mechanical odometers (Halda, Bellmog, stock non-electrical, etc) and electro-mechanical odometers (Brantz Retrotrip) are permitted.
All timepieces must be analog, including wristwatches. Battery powered clocks/watches are fine, but no digital display.
No electronic calculators of any kind, but rally slidewheels, rally tables, Alpena, and Curta calculators are permitted. Halda Speed Pilot machines are fine as well.
Adjustable analog electronic speedometers similar to the Great Race requirements are permitted but no electronic digital display during the rally after odometer calibration.
Please let the registration personnel know that you plan to run for the challenge trophy in addition to your regular SCCA class.
For More Information
There is an event flyer and registration form for both the National and Regional events located on the Washington, DC SCCA website (www.wdcr-scca.org). Click the RoadRally link on the left side of the page.
At the bottom of the page will be a link (Click Here!) for the rally. In addition, you can contact Steve Gaddy (email@example.com) or Chris Bean (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. We would like to know you plan on coming prior to October 21st so that we can plan on enough materials for all contestants,
DON’T WANT TO DRIVE BUT PARTICIPATE AS A VOLUNTEER WORKER?
In addition, for people who aren’t interested in running The Catoctin Monte, we could really use some additional workers for it. You don’t need any experience.
We give you the clock to time cars as they enter the control, instruction on how to use them, directions for where to go to shortcut the course, and dinner at the conclusion of the event. For a Monte Carlo event, you can work alone and the more workers we can get to come out, the higher percentage of the controls we can man.
Given that this is a part of the US RoadRally Challenge, we would like to get as many people out to work as possible. It is a really great way to see how strong National level rallyists perform at the highest level of their sport.
If you have questions or are willing to help us out on October 23rd (either part of the day or all day), please contact Chris Bean (email@example.com).
Click here to download the USRRC (US Road Rally Championship) Flyer and Entry Form.
Click here to download the Catoctin Monte Flyer and Entry form