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Updated 07/20/2021

Nor'wester Rally 2021

Cascade Passes Tour

September 25-26, 2021

Native totem art of haida beaver.

Nor'wester is a Time-Speed-Distance (TSD) rally conducted since 1967. Entrants receive instructions with specific, clear directions at speeds at or below legal limits, with specific times to start each section at one minute intervals. Nor'wester is a "closed control" format where cars do not stop at checkpoints. It's a pure touring rally with no tricks or traps, and equal penalty for passing a checkpoint (which may be hidden) early or late. Speeding is a sure way to lose as the goal is to pass at the correct second, and the car with least number of points wins. Precision timing is the main criteria, but Nor'wester also emphasizes remote areas and spectacular scenery.


Jim Breazeale


Ron Sorem


Contact Eric Horst for questions about your registration or to make any changes after you register.

Committee Chair:

Jerry Hines

Entry Fee:

$250 per pre-paid auto entry, $15 for extra route book.

Entry Fee:

$200 per pre-paid motorcycle entry, $15 for extra route book.


Unlimited, Equipped, Seat-Of-Pants, Novice and Vintage auto; Unlimited and SOP cycle

General Instructions:

Nor'Wester will use the Rainier Auto Sports Club Touring General Instructions (PDF format) available in Rally Reference along with Supplemental General Instructions specific to this event. Please be familiar with the definitions of your selected class. Supplemental Instructions may change at any time until provisional start order is posted.


Nor'wester plans to utilize Richta GPS Checkpoints. You must load the Competitor app on an Android or IOS phone or tablet to be scored. For info see or


Register Online

The Competition:

review the Entry List


Wyndham Baymont Inn, 12223 NE 116th St in Kirkland just east of I-405 at Exit 20A. Nor'wester rates till September 10 are $93.60+tax for 1 Queen bed or $102.60+tax for 2 Queen beds. Call 877-361-2496 for September 24 reservations, block confirmation #5136B248952485 for Norwester Rally. Organizers will offer late registration and a hosted reception from 6 to 9pm Friday evening.


Best Western Peppertree Inn, 820 Koala Ave in Omak WA. Nor'wester rate on or before August 13 is $119.99: use or call 509-422-2088. Complimentary breakfast should be available as state restrictions relax.

Saturday Night Social

: We will have a "no-host" dinner at a nearby restaurant (tba). This is a great opportunity to relax, recount the day, tell old lies or make up new ones. Don't miss it

Finish Location:

Hacienda Guadalajara at 13400 NE 175th St in Woodinville WA around 4pm (425)483-5656

Pacific Coast Challenge International Rally Series & Northwest Rally Council:

Nor'wester is a Pacific Coast Challenge International Rally Series and Northwest Rally Council (NWRC) event. Participation earns points in both series and we encourage you to compete!

Nor'wester Sponsor