The Wishbone Alley Gazette
Minutes of the December meeting -Reported by Mark Nolte, Secretary.
Meeting called to order by President Vince Plancich at 7:44PM.
November Meeting minutes approved.
Carting Challenge: Joel Wright, Pete Shelton, and Kirk Simons represented
RASC. Torque Steerers and Chuckanut Sports Car Club was the challengers. The results
placed TS#1,RASC second, and Chuckanut last.
The 2000 Club Officers were announced. Vince handed the meeting over to
Terry Simons at 7:53 PM. Venues for 2000 events were discussed. No sites for a rallycross
have been found. Solo is in search for a new site, since Boeing has sold their Kent
parking lot. Bremerton apparently has a full schedule. Arrangements have been made to sell
RASC T-shirts at the SCCA Workers Party in late January. The SCCA Rallygroup is still
consulting for venues for Club Rallys. Simpson has already outlined their plan.
State Department of Natural Resources has been contacted.
Terry read Noltešs notes from the Annual NWRC meeting. Friday Niteršs have been assigned
to the member clubs, and dates for other events have been selected. Dave Folker notified
the Board members that he might not be able to join them as a Board member. Mark Nolte
will contact him.
Terry said that she canšt do both the Gazette and be President. She asked for volunteers
to edit the WAG. No takers. Terry discussed transferring the Treasurer functions to Ed
Millman. Theyšll investigate changing banks.
Events for 2000:
RASC didnšt have a representative at the NWRC meeting, no dates were reserved. Raindrop
and No Alibi came up. Somebody will have to consult with Paul Appel about No Alibi.
Chuckanut could co-sponsor a rallycross with RASC. This came up at Carting
Challenge. There may be some venues up north.
Jerry reported about 30 entrants, with new ones coming in as others drop
out. He expects about 25 teams to participate. He has requests for two navigators, if
anybody is interested. He checked hauling prices. It would cost about $1200 to get cars
from Anchorage to the Midwest.
Vince asked if anyone was going to the SCCA Divisional meeting at Portland. It would cost
Pete, Jerry, and Ed Millman announced that they each have cars for sale.
Meeting adjourned at 8:31PM.
No Minutes from the January Meeting
Note from the President / Editor
Sorry about not sending out the January WAG, Kirk and I had to leave town suddenly due to
a death in the family. Now that we are back on track. I need to find someone to take
over the WAG, with my job, going to school and being president I dont have time. Can
some please HELP me out? Now that Im talking about the WAG, it seems that the WAG is
having some problems. It cost around $50.00 a month to send it out, that doesnt
include the time of gathering the information, typing it up, and stuffing the envelops. I
am working on cutting down the distribution listing. For those of you who get this a
courtesy, will probably find that you will not be receiving the WAG. If you want to become
a member and receive the WAG the cost is $17.00 a year for a single, $20.00 a year for a
Family, or to just receive the WAG it is $10.00 a year. What you receive as being member,
you receive a discount at all of the Friday Niter Events, some of the Touring Rally, and
you will receive the WAG. Im looking into adding some new items.
We finally set a date for the 2000 NO ALIBI Rally it is June 24 and 25. The following
people are working to set the Rally setup: Roy Ward, Kirk and Terry Simons, Paul Appel,
and Joel Wright
More on the ALCAN 5000 Winter Rally As you know, the Alcan 5000 Winter Rally will be
starting on Friday, February 11. We need checkpoint workers. We have two kinds of slots to
1. The "Sauk It To Me" TSD, the first TSD section of the rally, which of course
starts north of Darrington and runs up through Concrete and finishes east of Sedro Wooley.
We need folks to work this TSD. The checkpoint sheets then would be passed on to the
designated worker car as it comes through, then you'd be free to return home. The second
kind of worker we need is:
2. To work the first TSD, then continue north with the rally, passing the competitors, and
working the "Soda Creek" TSD out of Williams Lake, BC, then spending the night
in Quesnal, BC The next morning you would work
The Gold Pan Speedway Solo, then the first TSD section, then return to your homes or
wherever. The openings for these positions is limited, so if you want to do this, speak
Please let me know if you want to participate as a worker on the Alcan ASAP. Thanks!
Roy S. Ward KA7RZL
16415 N.E. 106th PL
Redmond, WA 98052
Home: 425 869 3836
Work: 425 882 2206
NWR Region News
Minutes from the December NWR Meeting:
Review of why the Shitepoke/Dryad Rally was canceled. Rally had been approved, then
Simpson adopted their Salmon Recovery plan that stated if it was raining on the day of the
event, and the event couldn't be held. Discussion followed on the possibility of future
problems with our rallies.
Potential new rally cross site. Frank Hamilton found a site right off of I-5 at exit 95.
Approximately 66 acres. Surface is a little bit of everything. Maybe see about getting one
of the non-profit groups to do the concessions.
Rally Workers Party - Navonne was to check on the availability of using SPSCC again. She
doesn't foresee any problems. She will call Fred to confirm.
Janell Mullins brought up that it is mandatory the members of the Executive Board attend
the Regional Banquet on January 22, 2000. She asked that the Rally Committee reimburse the
four members that are representing Rally for
the cost of the dinner. Rich Olmsted moved that we reimburse them. It was seconded, voted
on and passed.
Rally Committee meetings for 2000 will be always be on the 1st Thursday following the 1st
Monday of each month, except July. July's meeting will be held on Thursday, July 13.
Nominating Committee - John Nispel will get a hold of the committee members to see if they
have nominated anyone. This needs to be done soon.
Janell Mullins asked that names of people who are donating prizes for the Banquet be to
her by December 22.
Janell Mullins nominated John Nispel for Assistant R.E. for the year 2000. It was
seconded, voted on, and passed.
Kevin Poirier talked about Oregon's Rally Crosses. They are going to go to one event per
day vs. two separate events. Four runs per car. Two, maybe three events during the year.
They are expanding the car classes to six. These are proposed rule changes. The Oregon
group has a committee working on these.
Norpac convention will be in Reno, January 7-9. Held at Harrahs. Kevin Poirier talked
about the agenda for the event.
Ron Barker moved that the meeting be adjourned at 8:37 p.m. It was seconded, voted on and
Minutes from the January NWR Meeting:
John Forespring brought back brochures, etc from the rally in Laughlin, Nevada. He talked
about the rally.
There was discussion on getting our own web page. What should be included and it should be
linked to as many other pages as possible. Paul Taylor is going to check into a server to
use. Lee Chambers said he would help setting up the web page. John Nispel will also check
and see if he can find someone to help Lee.
Rally Worker's Party mailing - we did a lot of stamping, labeling, etc before the meeting
tonight. Navonne talked with Fred at SPSCC. She ordered 120 meals. She is still
negotiating the cost and what will be served. The Worker's Party will be held on Saturday,
January 29, 2000.
Old Holiday Inn in Renton is where the Regional Banquet will be held. It is being held on
Saturday, January 22, 2000.
Doo-Wop update - DNR has turned us down for the rally this year. There was much discussion
on what we can do to get the use of the roads. We are setting up a meeting with DNR in the
hopes that we can persuade them to change their minds.
Regional Board Meeting venue may be changed. If that's the case, the day of the month may
also be changed.
Ron Barker moved that the meeting be adjourned at 9:00 p.m. It was seconded, voted on and
Doo Wop I and II :
Unfortunately, I have to report that the February Doo Wops have been canceled. The
landowner, the Department of Natural Resources, has refused permission for the rally and
they waited until it was too late to do anything but cancel the event, although I'm not
sure what if any alternatives are available in western Washington. Since there are
different landowners involved, we think the March events will occur as scheduled.
If you are upgrading to an SA95 Helmet, please donate your old SA85 or SA90 helmet to the
Rally Cross Program.
Loaner helmets are made available at Rally Cross events to encourage newcomers to get
involved with motor sports.
Wont your please donate your helmets so that we can safely share our sport with
If you can help, please call Oregon Region Rally Director Kevin Poirier at (503) 556-0908.
NWRC Yearly Scheduling meeting - John Humphrey, President NWRC
I. The Calendar:
March 10 ORCA
April 14 Torque Steerers
May 12 ORCA
May 20 SCCA
June 9 ORCA
Miata Club Rally
July 14 Torque
Steerers Friday Niter
August 11 ORCA
August 12 SCCA(National) The Road Not
Taken - Oregon
September 8 NWRC
October 7 ORCA
on Bald Mountain Monte Carlo
October 13 RASC
November 4 Chuckanut
Armageddon Monte Carlo
II. Friday Night Rally Times:
Registration 6:45 pm
First Car Out 7:30 pm
III. Entry Fee Schedule
a) Friday Niter entry fee: $15.00 non-club members
5.00 Car Number Refundable Deposit (Magnetic Car Numbers)
IV. Rally Club Fee Schedule:
a) NWRC club fees: $20
b) Club Sanction Fee $80 (insurance $66, NWRC fee 14) However, this could change if there
is an increase in insurance
NWRC will maintain its current Liability limits of 500K. If an event is cancelled, the
sponsoring club needs to contact Kelly Smith no later than 48 hrs prior to the date of the
event to obtain a refund from the insurance company. Otherwise, your insurance premium is
a) Approved a budget of $230 dollars for advertising. (Mr. Palidar's plan).
VII. Treasurer's report:
Kelly Smith reported that NWRC has $1900. $1000 will be used to purchase a CD.
VIII. Magnetic Car Numbers:
NWRC will invest in magnetic car numbers. We will purchase materials to make
one size to support Friday Niters and a larger size to support Monte Carlo style rallies.
Dave Treen volunteered to manufacture these signs for the NWRC.
IX. NWRC Officers:
President: John Humphrey
Vice President: Bob Sjodin
Treasurer: Kelly Smith
Please send my your club schedules for the Northwest Rally Council web site. You can
reply to this email, or at anytime go to www.nwrally.com <http://www.nwrally.com>
schedule page and fill out the automated schedule for additions and modifications.
I'd like to have the schedule page correct by the end of the week if possible.
Any questions, please get in touch with me at Greg@nwrally.com
<mailto:Greg@nwrally.com> or Greg@teamhightower.com mailto:Greg@teamhightower.com
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