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ONTO Fall National GTA Rally

ONTO Fall National GTA Rally

SCCA - Texas Region - RoadRally

Saturday, October 23, 2021
McKinney TX & Collin County roads, McKinney, TX

Registration closed October 22, 2021 6:00 PM at 2021-10-22T16:00:00-0700 Registration ends October 22, 2021 6:00 PM at 2021-10-22T16:00:00-0700 Registration opens August 13, 2021 10:00 AM at 2021-08-13T08:00:00-0700 Registration runs from August 13, 2021 10:00 AM to October 22, 2021 6:00 PM


Join us this Fall to help us celebrate 70 years of the Texas Region SCCA with a fun-packed weekend of National-level RoadRallying on some of the best rally roads in North Texas. The Texas Trifecta includes three events: ONTO Fall National Course Rally and ONTO Fall National GTA Rally on Saturday, and Aftershock National Tour Rally on Sunday. Liz Witt is Rallymaster and John Poulos is Chairman for all three events.

Here’s what Rich Beattie wrote about the 2019 ONTO Fall National GTA Rally.  “The General Instructions described many things like numbered route instruction, main road determinants, and course following rules that made it more of an untimed National Course Rally…   Winner Bruce Gezon described it as really hard, but nevertheless the best Course Rally he had run that year.”  Jerry White described the traps as “just plain fun.”  If you email me at lizwitt@yahoo.com, I’ll send you Generals, RI’s and detailed descriptions of the traps and loops.

ONTO Fall National GTA Rally: a 125+-mile GTA rally through the countryside on the beautiful, paved roads of Collin County, Texas.  And with a grand tour of the town of Farmersville, home of Audie Murphy.  You are scored based on your ability to correctly answer questions about things that you see along the rally route. Designed for the experienced rallyist, it will have variable Main Road rule priorities and both numbered and lettered Route Instructions.  Additionally, some of the numbered instructions will have a choice of actions.  There will be course-following tests, designed to see how well you can follow the rules.  All are carefully looped so you do not get lost if you err.  We will ask you questions about signs and landmarks that you see to determine if you have done the “traps” correctly.  Speeds will be moderate.  It is not a contest of speed or racing. 

We conducted a brief Rally School via Zoom on October 10th, and can make available an optional test rally that you can run to practice some of the course following concepts before rally day. For those who couldn’t join the live session, we posted a YouTube video of the session [ Part 1:  https://youtu.be/c5KPnLbPs50 Part 2: https://youtu.be/jBAlwa732ZU ]. While this school was geared to novice or less experienced rallyists, everyone is welcome to review the school materials. NOTE: The Rally School and any slide decks and other materials related to it may contain information that differs from or contradicts information contained in the ONTO Fall National GTA Rally General Instructions. In all cases the G.I.s take precedence.

Pre-registration on MSReg.com required. You can enter either the Course or the GTA event on Saturday.  If you’re also running the Sunday Tour event, you must register for each separately.

In light of the current COVID-19 situation, every attempt will be made to minimize the risks of exposure to the virus. New processes and procedures have been developed and will be put into place to support this objective. Ultimately, it is your responsibility to assess the risk to you and to make the decision on whether or not to participate.

Headquarters Hotels:  side-by-side properties

  • SpringHill Suites Dallas McKinney/Allen, 2660 S Central Expy, McKinney, TX 75070 (469-678-5047) – registration/check-in at this property

Book your group rate for SCCA Road Rally by October 4th. Includes a free hot breakfast buffet.

  • Home2 Suites by Hilton- McKinney, 2630 S Central Expy, McKinney, TX 75070 (4696785045

Home2Suite SCCA Rally Group Rate by October 4th. Includes a free hot breakfast buffet.

Tentative schedule:

Friday, October 22

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM                  Registration/Check-in at headquarters hotel.

Saturday, October 23:  ONTO Fall National GTA Rally

7:30 AM                                  Late registration/check-in by prior appointment

8:01 AM                                  Car #1 receives Route Instructions

8:31 AM                                  Car #1 starts rally at headquarters hotel

~ 4:00 PM                                Car #1 finishes rally.

  • Length: approx. 125+ miles (~7 ½ hours, including breaks)
  • Lunch stop at Farmersville: 45 minutes (options to be provided)
  • Finish: Rudy's Bar-B-Q, 1790 N. Central Expy, Allen, TX 75002; results to be announced and trophies awarded there.
  • Rally type: GTA (Game, Tour and Adventure).  A clipboard and pencil are all you need
  • Classes: Master (only class for those competing for National points), General, Novice (3 rally trophies or less), First Timer (no prior rally experience by driver nor navigator)
  • Route: paved roads in Collin County
  • Vehicles: Sports Cars, Family Cars, Classic Cars, Antiques, anything with 4 wheels that’s street legal is OK in this Rally. Note: speed is not a factor.
  • At least two people (a driver and a navigator) are required in each car; contact rally@texasscca.org if you have a minor child (<18) in the car, as a form will need to be signed
  • SCCA membership requirements: at least one SCCA Member required in each car, either regular/annual Member or Weekend Member; if not currently a Member, you will be able to become a Weekend Member during online pre-registration
  • Rally entry fee:
      • Regular SCCA Member competing for National points (Master Class): $60
      • Regular SCCA Member not competing for National points (G, N, 1T):  $35
      • Weekend Member: additional $10 (includes membership fee).
  • Rally Master: Liz Witt. Direct questions about rules or rally design to Liz at lizwitt@yahoo.com

Registrants will be emailed the rally rules at least 14 days before the event. All entrants must pre-register – no same-day registration allowed – and you are advised to pre-register as early as possible. To pre-register, page down and click on “Continue”. The Rally Committee reserves the right to limit entries.

Texas Region SCCA (www.texasscca.org) is affiliated with the Sports Car Club of America (www.scca.org). With nearly 65,000 members, and with Regions all over the US, the club offers car related activities in a broad range of automotive events.

This is the fifth event in the 2021 Texas Region SCCA Championship RoadRally Series.  This event is sanctioned as a National GTA Rally by SCCA, under Sanction Number 21-RRNG-20746; as such, it qualifies for the National SCCA RoadRally Championship. If you enter under any Class other than Master, you qualify for Regional points but not National points.

For more information on the RoadRally Series, visit www.texasscca.org/rally