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Rainier Auto Sports Club                                                                                                                          September 1999 

The Wishbone Alley Gazette

 RASC News

Minutes of the August Meeting - Reported by Mark Nolte, Secretary.
Nothing to report for August.

September Friday Niter
    Well its that time again and Rainier is putting on the September Friday Niter on Sept. 10.  The Rallymaster is Kirk Simons, with Mark Nolte, Mike Jones, Joel Wright, and Steve Richard's did the checkout.  Kirk only had a few changes, till we found out that one of the roads that he was going to use was going to be closed.  So Kirk and I went on the other night to check out another road or two.  Which we did and now the roads had to be re-measured.  Mark Nolte came to our rescue the very next day to help re-measure the roads. Now since all the re-measuring has been completed Kirk has the task of updating all the spreadsheets and sending everything to me for printing.  Kirk has done a very good job putting the rally together.   This rally is a tour of the Northend (Bothell, Woodinville area).

Hope to see everyone this Friday Night!

" No Alibi"
    "No Alibi" will be held on the weekend of Nov. 13-14. It will be a straight, brisk TSD event, with classes for Novice, SOP, Equipped, Unlimited, and Classic (cars built prior to 1979, odometer and non-programmable calculators only, Kurtas allowed, no unlimited computers). Entry fee will be $75.00, with a $10.00 discount for registering before November 5. The start will be at Ken's Truck Town Restaurant, off I-90 at exit 34, just east of North Bend, WA. Overnight will be at the Airway Heights Super 8, just west of Spokane. Finish will be Sunday in Wenatchee. Studded snow tires are allowed (legal on Nov. 1) in case there's snow. There will be lots of gravel.   Gretchen Jones has volunteered to be registrar for the west and Paul or Peggy Appel will be doing that duty for the eastern side of the state.

Updated / Correction:

    The overnight motel for No Alibi has hanged to the Best Western Pepper Tree Inn (800-799-3933)! Rooms will be $65.00 for two beds two people. I'm reserving a block of 25 rooms. Rallyists will be paying for their own rooms. The rooms have microwaves, refrigerators, and VCRs. The restaurants are closer as well. The Super 8 wanted $60.00 each, and they aren't as nice.

Roy S. Ward KA7RZL
16415 N.E. 106th PL
Redmond, WA 98052

Home: 425 869 3836
Work: 425 882 2206

Editor/Publisher Questions:

Question 1:

   At our last meeting we had a discussion on what would it take to get more people involved in joining Rainier Auto Sports Club; either by attending meetings, helping organize an event, or working.

   I do have some thoughts on this subject!  The Club and the sport has to sell it's self. This has to start with telling the Northwest what rally of all kinds is about.  (Promotion) A bunch of cars TSD and PRO come together at a local car dealer. The car dealer pays for the food. We then do everything we can do to get folks to stop in.  Once they are in we show them our cars and a few videos.  Educating them to the joys of the sport. Before hand we set up a fun run, and cookout for the next weekend. We then invite everyone to the next weekend events.

What would it take to get your involved?

   I care very much! I have some ideas there too; One thought I do have is this. Some informal role playing training. Some real hands on type stuff. Where we could play like we have a stage set up (though it is only in someone's back yard) And have folks working all the posts that take training.
   Then have others walking through as if they were the cars. The workers could then learn about all the paper work before they are in the middle of the ruckus. This would be a place where we could make mistakes and not worry about messing it all up. (Then we all go eat GRIN)

Question 2:

Do you like the new look of the WAG?

Yes I do...

Is their anything new and/or old that you would like to see added?

If it saves any money you don't have to send me mine in the mail. I get it online that is all I need.
 NWR Region News

Northwest Region Rally Committee Minutes Highlights
* Adopt-A-Highway - application has been presented to DOT.  They have not responded yet.
* Rally Cafe - good turnout.  We made a little over $1,100 profit for both weekends.    Clam chowder was a big success on Saturday of both weekends.   Both Saturdays were rainy and overall icky.
* Oregon Rally Cross - 62 entrants in the morning and 42 entrants in the afternoon.  A very well organized successful event.
* John Nispel has reserved the room at Tumwater Valley Bar & Grill for the entire 2000 year.  We will now be able to have all our meetings on the first Thursday following the first Monday of every month.  The possible exception would be in July because of the 4th of July holiday.
* Tentative 2000 Rally Schedule:
        Doo-Wops I & II  February 12 & 13
        Doo-Wops III & IV March 11 & 12
        Oregon Trail Rally April 15 & 16
                (possible 60% National)
        Wild West Rally  June 23 & 24
        ORV Rally Sprints July 29 & 30
        Oregon Rally (1 day) October 14
        Shitepoke/Dryad November 4 & 5 (tentative) or November 11 & 12
* Vote early/vote often! for Area Director: Gary VanHorn.  Ballots will be in this month's Sports Car magazine.
* Kevin Poirier - Oregon Region is putting together the Round Table in January 2000.  He asked for any suggestions, etc.   John Forespring talked about having a Gimmick Rally.
* There was discussion about finding other roads for our use.  There were several suggestions: National Forest roads, Indian Reservation roads.
* Frank Hamilton said he could loan us cones for any weekend we might need them.  We will ask Kevin Needham to talk to Butch at Tenino Speedway about having two Rally Crosses this fall.  The dates would be September 19 & October 17.

Nothing to report
 For Sale

Please forward any items for sale to Terry Simons, e-mail: tjs9820@gte.net. or call 425-806-1741

Information made available from Ben's Rally Page
 Coming Next Month

The Wishbone Alley Gazette is published for the members and friends of the Rainier Auto Sports Club. Subscription prices $10 per year. The NEW editor is Terry Simons, phone 425-806-1741. Contribution and paid / unpaid ad eagerly received at 4029 228th St Se Bothell, WA 98021 or e-mail to tjs9820@gte.net.

It's that time of year again. Starting in January membership is due.

    Membership dues are:
    • Single Membership $17.00
    • Family Membership $20.00
    • WAG Subscription $10.00
RAINIER AUTO SPORTS CLUB Will meet this coming Monday,  September 13, 1999 at 7:30 PM at CoCo's in Bellevue, (520 112th Ave., between "NE8" and "NE45th" Exits of 405 on the west side of the Hwy.) We have a meeting room set aside in the back. Monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of each month. Past Members, visitors and spectators are welcome.

1999 Board Members: President: Vince Plancich; Vice President: Kirk Simons; Secretary: Mark Nolte; Treasurer: Terry Simons; Historian: Mike Jones; Board Members at Large: Pete Shelton and Jerry Hines

The Wishbone Alley Gazette is published for the members and friends of Rainier Auto Sports Club. Subscription price is $10 per year. The editor is Terry Simons, phone 425-806-1741. Contributions and paid/unpaid ad eagerly received at 4029 228th St SE, Bothell, WA 98021


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