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The Wishbone Alley Gazette

April, 2001

Rally News

*The Flapdoodle Express Rally on April Fools Day drew 9 entrants.† They all went away happy.

* Oregon Trail (April 7-8)- The first left coast visit of the National PRO-Rally series will probably start 55 cars (including the vast supporting cast of ClubRally cars).

*†† Raindrop (April 29th) The course has been settled-130 miles, a little over 4 hours. Finish in Lacey (near Hawk's Prairie).† We get to explore Yelm, then south past the Vail Logging Camp, See about all there is to see of Rainier, find a nice little TSD to get us to Bucoda and past the huge coal-powered Centralia Generating Plant (which puts out more electricity than most of our dams). I found all the roads that head north from there, and had to use most of them.† Then work our way through the oak forests of the various prairies to the finish. Five TSD sections averaging about 15 miles.

††††† Pete Shelton is taking care of trophies,† Gretchen Jones is handling Registration, Terry Simons has her laptop set up for scoring.†

††††† Ed Millman turned out some gorgeous flyers- of which I have too many undistributed. He's also going to get in touch with the MG car club. Eric Horst has set up a 21st Century Web site (with Steve Wiley's help), and got a good ad placed in the local BMW newsletter. -Mark Nolte

No Alibi (June 2-3)- I asked how it's coming along, the reply was, "its coming along".† Most of the schedule is settled. Once again, Spokane is filling up fast, make your room reservations.

From President Kirk:

Winter is over, now itís spring, the weather has been unusually dry. No measurable rainfall for months, not much snow in the mountains. Gas rates, electrical rates, water rates have risen. California is drowning in water and blacking out. Couldnít be from the over abundance of electricity being shipped to them from the northwest. The ground has rumbled, Mother Nature has shown her ugly side. Itís starting to rain once again and snow in the mountains.

The little people of the low lands are jumping for joy. But wait, donít get to excited, thereís still going to be a water shortage- so the powers-to-be are saying. The little people stop jumping for joy. The little people lives are fast and furious. They run red lights, they cross through the gore zones at on and off ramps and speed as fast as they can. The powers-to-be are getting mad.

The big B is moving it's headquarters and leaving the little people to toil. The powers-to-be are upset of this, but tough. The little people are once again jumping for joy

Itís time to lose yourself and go rallying. Yes itís that time of year. Itís time to tune up the car, put a coat of wax on and go rallying. Oh yes, let's not forget to dust the cobwebs out of the computer.

Raindrop is just around the corner. Mark Nolte is diligently putting the finishing touches on it. Kirk Simons and Roy Ward, with Paul Apple supporting from Wenatchee, are working on No Alibi. The Friday Nighters are going again. (What day you say, why the 2nd Friday of every month.)

I want to thank everyone involved in setting up the rallies. Rainier's and other clubs.† Itís quite the undertaking. It's getting late and I must close, well at least it's late for me. See you out at the rallies.†


*† Nolte sold the blue Subaru RS to John Nispel; got a white 4-door sedan, no sunroof. It's got a 122 cubic inch motor.

* www.rainierautosports.com. - Eric and Steve have been tweaking it, adding links and good historical pictures.


* Ed Millman got a '97 Taurus, wants to sell the '91 white Taurus wagon. 150K mi. $2000 (206)361-7389

RASC Calendar---------------------------

ē Call the NWRC Hotline (206) 256-9627 for latest info on Puget Sound TSD events.

  • 4/7-8 - Oregon Trail, Tillamook (PRORally)
  • 4/13 Ė Friday Niter by Torque Steerers, Bellevue, WA
  • 4/21-22 - Heart Of Darkness, (TSD) B.C.
  • 4/22† - Litter Clean-up (MP 99-101)
  • 4/29† Raindrop TSD by RASC
  • 5/4-5 - Rim of the World (PRORally)
  • 5/11 Ė Friday Niter by ORCA, Bellevue, WA
  • 5/19 (SCCA Natíl TSD)†† Beaver Cleaver (Course) Portland, OR†††
  • 5/20 (SCCA Natíl TSD)†† Barlow Trail, (Tour) Portland, OR
  • 5/19/20 - Big Horn stage (Alberta)
  • 5/26/27 - Rocky Mtn stage (Alberta)
  • /2-3† No Alibi† TSD by RASC
  • 6/9-10 - Shitepoke/Dryad Quest (ClubRally)
  • 6/16/17 - Mt. Trails stage, B.C.
  • 6/23 -(SCCA Natíl TSD) Cast In Stone,(Tour) Michigan
  • 6/24 - Litter Clean-up (MP 99-101)
  • 7/13 Ė Friday Niter by NWRC, Bellevue, WA
  • 8/4-5 - ORV Rally Sprints (ClubRally)
  • 8/10 Ė Friday Niter by ORCA, Bellevue, WA
  • 8/18, (SCCA Natíl TSD)Dawn†† To Dust, (Tour), Silverthorn, CO
  • 8/18, (SCCA Natíl TSD)†† TBA, (tour) Silverthorn, CO
  • 9/7-8 - Olympus Performance Rally weekend- 2Club rallys and Wild West National.
  • 9/14- Friday Niter by RASC
  • †9/15-16 Ė Pacific Forest stage, B.C.
  • 10/6 Ė Nite on Bald Mountain (TSD) by ORCA
  • 10/5-6 - Prescott Forest (PRORally)
  • 10/12 Ė Friday Niter by ORCA, Bellevue, WA
  • 10/27 Ė Ghoulís Gambol (TSD)
  • 10/28 -† Litter Clean-up (MP 99-101)
  • 11/ 3-4 Ė Totem TSD (B.C.)

Rainier Auto Sports Club will meet this coming Monday, April 9, 2001, at 7:30 PM at CoCo's in Bellevue,  (520 112th Ave., between the "NE 8" and "NE 4th" Exits of 405 on the west side of the Hwy.) We have a meeting room set aside in the back. Monthly meetings are the second Monday of each month. Past Members, visitors, and spectators are welcomed.

2001 Board Members:
President: Kirk Simons- 425-806-1741; Vice-President: Gretchen Jones (425) 823-8329 Secretary: Pete Shelton- 206-365-4173;  Treasurer: Ed Millman (206)361-7389
Members at Large: Terry Simons (425)806-1741, Eric Horst  (206)363-9752

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 Mark Nolte, ph. 425-226-3155. Contributions and paid/unpaid ad eagerly received at
2108 NE 12Th. St., Renton, WA 98056  or e-mail:
Rainier Auto Sports Club, P.O. Box 852, Kirkland, WA 98134



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