Sacramento Area Miata Owners Association

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This event is meant to be a social distancing fun drive over anything else...The concept is to drive over a designated route at a predetermined average speed...Because the route will be laid out over various roads with varying conditions and speed limits it will be a challenge to come to the closest set speed, which is the object of the event...The car which ends up with the speed closest to the predetermined speed wins the rally...You will win bragging rights...I am too cheap to furnish a trophy...

So here is the format...All pre registered (RSVPs) will have the opportunity to download the route and the predetermined speed the night before the rally...If you choose to just show up and participate, that's OK as well...You will be given the directions and the speed at registration...

Each car recieves a number starting with the day you RSVP for the event...First car to RSVP gets number 1 and will be first out off the starting line...The advantage is the first car doesn't have to deal with any cars that get in the way because they are lost or going too slow...

The stop watch starts with each car starting at 1 minute intervals, giving each car about a mile to navigate by themselves...All official rally times are determined by a hand held stop watch...

You drive the course at what speed you think is the correct average speed...There are some 65 MPH roads and there are some 45 MPH roads and you travel through a couple of small towns where the speed limit is 25...As you can see it may get a bit complicated...I have determined the distance and correct speed, which is a very comfortable pace at just below the speed limit for each section with one of my cars so if you google it there may be a slight difference...10 miles will be marked for reference...The finish line will be kept a secret...You will only be given the minimum distance...After the minimum distance the finish line could be anywhere I decide...

You may use your own stop watch...Your odometer...Your car's computer...A pencil and paper and a calculator...Any actual rally equipment is a no no...You will be shamed at the finish line picnic and disqualified for being too serious...

So there you have the format...Again if you register (RSVP) before the day of the rally you will be able to download all the instructions the night before and figure out the speed and minimum distance...

I will need a couple volunteers to help at the start and finish line for spotting car numbers...If you volunteer at the start you will be last car out and able to complete...If you volunteer for the finish you will be given a head start of 5 minutes or so to finish ahead of everyone and help spot cars at the finish...

Please RSVP by April 18...

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