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Raindrop Rally 2013

Raindrop Rally is a leisurely paced touring TSD event with fine driving roads, minimum traffic and wonderful scenery. The rally is geared toward the novice entrant with no traps and mileages for every instruction but precise timekeeping will still be required to score well. This year's event is under 100 miles on all paved roads.

Date: Sunday, April 21, 2013.

Start Location: Dirtfish Rally School (7001 396th Drive SE Snoqualmie, WA). Directions from exit 27. Directions from exit 25 (goes by the Starbucks).

Finish Location: Bruno's Restaurant, Eatonville, WA. (

Rallymaster: Ed Rachner

Rallymaster Wrap-up

This year's event was a slightly over 100 mile scenic tour of King and Pierce counties. The start was in Snoqualmie at the DirtFish Rally School facility. Aside from being inside out of the rain for Registration, the entrants were able to tour the rally car museum or sit at the electronic race consoles and play stage rally driver.

The odometer check took the event south over Tiger Mountain and toward a long lunch break in Enumclaw. After the lunch break the rally was intended to allow a quick stop at Mud Mountain Dam Park; however the Park had not yet opened on the weekends. After coming down off Mud Mountain the route meandered further south with the last TSD section featuring 4 closed checkpoints in an 8 mile stretch along Ohop Lake before finishing at Bruno's Restaurant in Eatonville. The scenery would have been more spectacular except for the on and off rain for which the rally is so aptly named.

The event was well received by the entrants. Twenty one checkpoints in just under 60 miles of TSD sections still managed to allow one unbreakable tie for third place in the unlimited class. All the novice entrants finished and the competitors seemed to enjoy the rally and food at Bruno's. One entrant remarked that the food at the restaurant "sure beats pizza!"

The Rallymaster thanks the club members for their overwhelming support: Marvin Crippen for mentoring a person un-accustomed to the NW nuance of rally, Steve Richards taking on the onerous task of directing workers out to their checkpoints, Eric Horst for running Registration, Steven Mats Mats for doing sweep and scoring at the finish, and Jim Breazeale for the unique trophies.Many members came out for the club checkout of the rally as well as manning checkpoints during the event. My thanks to all of them for their support in putting on this year's Raindrop.

Overall Results

Car # Competitors Vehicle Class Total O/A Tie (overall) by Class Tie (by class)
3Pat Biggar & Jack HeppesSubaru WRX WagonUnlimited811
4Michael Daily & Steve PfauFord ExplorerUnlimited1022
2Curt Thompson & Lonna ThompsonHonda CRVUnlimited143T3T
7Kevin Poirier & Chris HaleMazda 3Unlimited143T3T
1Steven Roberts & Greg HightowerMazda RX-8Unlimited1655
10Sue Colisch & Bill ColischNissan Altima HybridEquipped4461
6Donald D Gibson & Mike WorkmanSubaru ForesterUnlimited7976
11Debbie Sjodin & Ardis DullFord EscapeSeat-Of-Pants8881
5Dave Sacry & Kathy SacryFord MustangEquipped11492
12William Reus & Sherry ReusPorsche 911Vintage125101
15Steve Crawford & Buddy PhillipsFord Mustang GT500Novice225111
8John Neumann & Scott BolinFord MustangVintage329122
16Mark Solberg & James SolbergMazda MX-5Novice457132
9Roger Greene & Quincy GreeneSubaru OutbackSeat-Of-Pants588142
19Marvin Weaver & Robert KobackChevrolet CamaroSeat-Of-Pants679153
17Michael Hammond & ?Audi TT RoadsterNovice746163
20Justin Kwong & Denver NilesSaab 900Vintage807173
14Kelda Senyohl & Robert Finley LaitmanToyota MatrixNovice873184
18Richard Ranhofer & Delores RanhoferPorsche CayenneNovice1465195

Detailed Results

Thanks to our Volunteers: