Supplemental General Instructions
For the 2023 Nor'wester Rally, these Supplemental General Instructions will serve to modify, amend, or clarify the Rainier Auto Sports General Instructions for Touring Rallies and where a conflict may exist, they take precedence over the General Instructions. "Supps" can, and will, be amended at any time up to the start of the rally. Any questions regarding the general instructions of Supplemental General Instructions should be directed the Rallymaster.
Classes are exactly as stated in the RASC General Instructions, Section D with the following amendments:
- Preprinted timetables and/or calculating tables will only be allowed in the Unlimited and Equipped classes.
- Basic GPS mapping (including street names &
current speed) is allowed in all classes.
- Advanced GPS applications such as Richta Rally
Computer and Rabbit Rally fall in Unlimited class.
- GPS TSD applications that require manual
distance & time calculation may fall in Equipped
class, please ask.
- Vintage class is amended to allow Equipped class
measuring & calculating devices, and is open to
vehicles 1992 and older (instead of 25 years or older).
- There will be no technical inspection prior to the event.
All entrants are responsible for ensuring that their vehicle
is licensed, insured, and meets all Washington state laws and
- "Comes quickly" arrows: In the route instructions,
arrows will be used vertically between instructions that are
less than 20 seconds apart. This is for your convenience.
- Signs in quotes within the route instructions
indicate the mileage was taken at the sign.
- Time Allowances: If unforeseen circumstances cause
delay you may submit a time allowance by pressing the TA+
button on the Richta app. The first press creates a
10-second time allowance, the second press 20-seconds, and
third press a 30-second time allowance. Each
additional press adds 1 minute to your time allowance
up to a maximum of 19 minutes 30 seconds. To
ensure you are not "on the same minute" as a fellow
competitor, any Time Allowance must be one of twelve (12) choices: 0:10, 0:20, 0:30, 1:30, 2:30,
3:30, 4:30, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, or 9:30, etc through 19:30.
A Time Allowance applies only to the TSD in which it was
created. For example, a Time Allowance submitted for
lateness in TSD #2 only applies to checkpoints from the point
it was created to the end of TSD #2, and will be automatically
reset at the time of day restart (CZT) for TSD #3. If
lost time was not made up before TSD #3 and you
start late, you must submit a new Time Allowance
Request for that section.
In the event two or more cars find themselves on the same
minute due to Time Allowance use, the car with the lower
number will have priority and the higher numbered car(s)
must choose a different Time Allowance amount.
Tied Scores: As TSD controls are timed to 0.1 seconds this is unlikely. In the event of tied scores for trophy positions, the following approaches will be used in the listed order to break ties: Total number of zeros (greatest number of zeros wins), the sum of squared checkpoint scores (smallest sum wins), then the least number to Time Allowances used. If the previous three approaches still do not resolve a tied score, then the earliest entry, as recorded on the RASC website will prevail
Speed changes associated with "SPEED LIMIT"
will be done at the official Speed Limit sign and NOT at the
Speed Limit Ahead (or Reduce Speed Ahead) sign, unless
specifically noted in a route instruction.
Correct sign for CAST
Incorrect sign for CAST
NOTE for Oregon: Most Speed Limit signs omit the word "LIMIT" and are shown as "SPEED XX"... treat these as the same as "SPEED LIMIT XX".
- Course Measurement: Measurement was performed in an
all-wheel drive vehicle, using the left front wheel and a
- Calculations: All measurements were taken in
thousandths of a mile then rounded to hundredths. All
routebook mileages and checkpoint timing calculations are
based on these hundredths. Time calculations are carried with
at least four decimal places but truncated to 0.1 seconds for
checkpoints and key times.
- CZT: Car Zero Time, the time car zero left the
instruction. As with other time calculations, this is
truncated to a whole second.
- Legal speeds are indicated in gray text in TRN sections and
are there for your reference. This does not imply that there
are timed sections or controls within a Transit.
- MTC: A Main Time Control will be set up at the end of
each day. You must check in at or before your calculated
arrival time (car zero plus your car number). We need to know
you arrived safely. Car Zero Time will be shown in the
routebook. Failure to check in at MTC will constitute a missed
control penalty (300 points). The MTC check in also involves updating Richta. We won't accept your MTC until you have uploaded scores.