United States Road Rally Challenge
- Date: Sep 15, 2017
- Times: All Day
- Location: Anchorage to the Kenai Peninsula
The United States Road Rally Challenge, sanctioned by the Sports Car Club of America, will begin on Friday, September 15 and travel from the Anchorage Hillside to Girdwood, the Hope Highway, and lodge in Seward. Saturday will see the teams traveling to Homer, before the events’ end on Sunday, September 17 in Kasilof.
Teams of a driver and navigator, head out in one-minute intervals with their route instructions. Using the sports' main road rules, they come across checkpoints where they earn their score for arriving early or late. Road Rally is not a road race; speeds are at or below posted speeds and teams are disqualified for the day should they receive a moving violation.
Fifty years ago there was a Road Rally for the 100th anniversary of the Alaska purchase from Russia. This USRRC celebrates that 1967 Road Rally, raises awareness of the International Motor Racing Research Center SCCA Rally archives, and celebrates Alaska's Sesquicentennial. Teams are from Florida, Tennessee, Virgina, Michigan, California, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Alaska - including Wasilla, Kenai, Anchorage, Kasilof and Fairbanks. The event is laid out for both Cheechako Class (novice) to Sourdough Class (experienced), so no prior experience in the sport is needed.
See more of Alaska on the highways and byways taken by the United States Road Rally Challenge.