Event: 2002 Sno*Drift ProRallyÂ® Type: Automobile Race Series: 2002 SCCA ProRallyÂ® Championship Location: Atlanta, Michigan Dates: Thursday - Saturday, January 24 - 26, 2002 The 2002 Sno*Drift ProRallyÂ®: ProRallyÂ® teams from all over ...
Event: 2002 Sno*Drift ProRally®
Type: Automobile Race
Series: 2002 SCCA ProRally® Championship
Location: Atlanta, Michigan
Dates: Thursday - Saturday, January 24 - 26, 2002
The 2002 Sno*Drift ProRally®: ProRally® teams from all over the country will converge on Montmorency County, Michigan, January 24th - 26th, to test their driving skills. The 2002 Sno*Drift ProRally® is a full-points round for both Drivers and Manufacturers in the SCCA ProRally® Championship.
The 2002 Sno*Drift ProRally® will cover approximately 111 special stage miles and an overall distance of 216 miles. This is flat-out racing, on unknown roads and in unpredictable winter conditions, over Montmorency County's most challenging twisty, slippery roads.
Competitors generally see the course for the first time as they race it. Racing takes place on "special stages," closed by local authorities for the event. "Transits" connect the "special stage" sections together and are driven at normal highway speeds, where teams are subject to all traffic laws.
Vehicles are production-based cars and trucks from manufacturers around the world. Competition is for the overall victory and wins within six classes that group vehicles with similar performance together.
Each vehicle carries a driver and a co-driver/navigator. The navigator advises the driver of any hazards ahead and keeps the team on course using a detailed route book and a sophisticated rally computer. Navigators hold a critical role, as the team is traveling at full race speed over challenging roads they have never before seen, in all types of weather, night and day.
History of Sno*Drift:
-Long running in the 70s and 80s as a National event near Grayling, Michigan
-1997 resurrected as a 60% National event in Montmorency County, Michigan
-1998 cancelled due to extremely muddy road conditions
-1999 ran as a 60% National event.
-2000 ran as a Full National event.
-2001 ran as a Full National event.
-2002 Full National event, expanded to two days, on Friday and Saturday, January 25th and 26th.
Spectator Areas: (information may be picked up at the Atlanta Seniors Center)
Spectator Area #1 Meaford/DeCheau Lake
To access Meaford/DeCheau Lake Spectator Area from Atlanta:
Head north on M-33 go about five miles to Rouse Road.
Turn Left onto Rouse Road (west), drive about seven-tenths of a mile to DeCheau Lake Road.
Turn left onto DeCheau Lake Road and follow it to the spectator area.
When parking, be sure to leave a lane for traffic.
Spectator Area #2 Avery Lake
Starting in Atlanta, from the intersection of M32/33 and Co Rd 487:
Head South on Co Rd 487, go about 5.5 miles to Avery Lake Road.
Turn Right onto Avery Lake Road.
The spectator area is approximately three miles ahead.
When parking, be careful not to block driveways, and be sure to leave a lane for traffic.
Spectator Area #3 Hungry 5
Spectator Area #1 is north and east of Downtown Atlanta.
From the intersection of M32/33 and Co Rd 487:
Head North on M-33 2 tenths of a mile.
Turn Right onto Pettinger Road (just south and east of Freddie's IGA).
Turn Left (after .17 miles) onto South Street.
At Stop turn Right onto Twin Lakes Road.
The spectator area is less than 1 mile ahead.
Please do not block driveways, and leave a lane for traffic to exit.
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE: Approximately 10 - 20 minutes before the first competitor is scheduled to start a stage, a course opening car (car 0) is sent through the course. This car moves quickly. Please listen to all Sno*Drift marshals at the spectator areas. They will announce the expected arrival of car 0 and competitors.