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USRA to return??

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USRA to return??
October 27, 2014 11:13AM
So what's the hubbub bud?

Who knows what will be announced ?
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Re: USRA to return??
October 27, 2014 11:33AM
Utah Sportsman Racing Association?
Universities Space Research Association?
United States Racing Association?
United Slot Racers Association?
Unlimited Scale Racing Association?
United States Railroad Administration?
United States Racquetball Association?
Ultrasound for Regional Anesthesia?



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Re: USRA to return??
October 27, 2014 11:36AM
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/downanddirty/2014/10/27/female-mx-star-ami-houde-emme-hall-loorrs-finale-wrc-race-for-the-cure

Announcement happening right now on radio blog

US Rally Association
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Re: USRA to return??
October 27, 2014 11:36AM
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Utah Sportsman Racing Association?
Universities Space Research Association?
United States Racing Association?
United Slot Racers Association?
Unlimited Scale Racing Association?
United States Railroad Administration?
United States Racquetball Association?
Ultrasound for Regional Anesthesia?
Your last one sounds best. I think we need to put this idea to sleep.



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Re: USRA to return??
October 27, 2014 11:40AM
As expected lame announcement - nuthin...

http://usrallyassociation.com/
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Re: USRA to return??
October 27, 2014 11:57AM
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USRA is a partnership among event organizers, the USRA Board of Directors (BOD) and a nationally known sanctioning body sensitive to the needs of all rally events and competitors

who could it be? WHO COULD IT BE???!!!

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(shouldn't this be in the "next thing to save rally" thread?)



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Re: USRA to return??
October 27, 2014 12:09PM
This has to be the southwest rally people right? Car in the pic is from the mendocino rally.... so it's basically just fluff, nothing new and exciting is happening.
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Re: USRA to return??
October 27, 2014 12:27PM
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This has to be the southwest rally people right? Car in the pic is from the mendocino rally.... so it's basically just fluff, nothing new and exciting is happening.

Tom Nelson and Denise McMahon.



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Re: USRA to return??
October 27, 2014 01:08PM
Wow, kind of sounds like the verbiage used by RA back when it was founded and was an adjunct to the SCCA.

What is Rally America?

Rally America, Inc., is a privately held corporation, solely owned by President/CEO Doug Havir. Additional staff members are Beryl Ann Burton, Bruce Weinman, J.B. Niday and Johnny Parker, with assistance from Kristi Anderson and a host of other supportive individuals. Rally America, Inc. is not a subsidiary of or controlled by any other corporation or business entity including the SCCA.

What does Rally America do?

Rally America's primary objective is to assist individual event organizers, participating manufacturers, and the SCCA Performance Rally Department in managing event operations of the SCCA ProRallysm Championship. The staff brings together expertise in the areas of legal matters, finance, business management, accounting, marketing and promotion, graphic design and printing, event organization, computer technology, communications and ProRally competition as well as financial support. These resources will be applied where and when needed as operation of the series progresses. The desired result of Rally America's cooperative investment is a truly professional Championship, with consistent operations, timing and scoring, public relations and presentation across all events while preserving and strengthening the unique character of each.

Why did Rally America get picked for this role?

They didn't. They stepped forward and offered their services to the SCCA, the event organizers and the participating manufacturers, all of whom embraced the value of the offer and elected to move forward in working with the company. Control of the series has not been handed to Rally America. The organizers, manufacturers, the SCCA and Rally America have all agreed to work together leveraging each party's expertise to advance the series as a whole.

What does Rally America stand to gain?

Aside from the satisfaction of working closely with the premiere rally Championship in America, the company has earned the right to seek sponsorship funding in order to continue to provide valuable resources to all parties involved. Rally America does not receive any compensation from the SCCA, the event organizers, or the manufacturers.

What are some of the specific things that are going to change?

The enthusiasm amongst all of the involved parties is tremendous, and the list of ideas appears to be limited only by the amount of time available to describe them. Some of the higher priority items at this time in no particular order are:

Provide electronic timing equipment to each event

Provide a common scoring system to each event

Bring key personnel from each event to every event

Provide consistent guidelines for event operations

Encourage consistent guidelines for rules interpretation and enforcement

Provide a common Internet based competitor registration system



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Re: USRA to return??
October 27, 2014 01:16PM
So is this gonna be the Mendocino , Seed 9 , Desert Storm, and AZ Extreme sanctioning body ?

I'm very confused (about life in general) but specifically ..

I thought Denise was in good with Rally-America and she runs the south west rally championship which is all rallyamerica events, but is somehow separate from the rally-america one .

her series has a bunch of sponsors which = prizes. which is well, pretty damn cool. Team O'neal free rally school , some cash, and some coupons for specific vendors who sponsor the series.

and while i attend some rallies that are in her series, i don't peruse them all basically due to the roads / mileage / tow ...

Mendocino has Awesome roads. gotta run it.
Seed 9 ... very very very short mileage event ... but its right next to vegas
Desert Storm ... love one or two of the roads, hate one or two of them.. I actually like doing the roundy round track .. but you feel rather Un-welcomed by the fans ... lol
AZ Extreme ... ... No one wants to drive their rally car around a short course that bad.. well i guess 3-4 people do but most of us really would rather not.

Seed 9 needs to find / or add in 1 more road..


anywho i'm so damn confused as to what's the point?
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Re: USRA to return??
October 27, 2014 01:32PM
Bridges burnt a while ago. This too shall pass...
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Re: USRA to return??
October 27, 2014 06:16PM
Huh.



Self-righteous douche canoe
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Re: USRA to return??
October 27, 2014 11:54PM
Oh great, more bad rally mojo for southwest rally people. /facepalm.

I can't decide which poster is more appropriate for the headquarters. This one:



or this one:





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Re: USRA to return??
October 28, 2014 01:15AM
I think this one is more appropriate...



2WD...Less Traction More Action!



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Re: USRA to return??
October 28, 2014 09:50AM
I don't think the information about the new USRA could trickle out any slower. I gleaned this from facebook thread earlier today.

Denise McMahon: "BOD is all across the country and more press releases are coming."

So is she hinting at the USRA being more than just a SW USA sanctioning body?



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