USRC: Rally New York news 2008-02-15

RALLY NEW YORK SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH NEVERSINK AND OPENS ENTRY FOR RALLY NEW YORK USA Neversink, New York (February 15, 2008) Rally New York organization signed an agreement with the Town of Neversink in Sullivan County New York, which makes ...

RALLY NEW YORK SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH NEVERSINK AND OPENS ENTRY FOR RALLY NEW YORK USA

Neversink, New York (February 15, 2008) Rally New York organization signed an agreement with the Town of Neversink in Sullivan County New York, which makes available new special stages within the Town of Neversink, and opened the entry for Rally New York USA to be held on April 4 -- 5, 2008. The entries for Rally New York USA have already started coming in (www.RallyNewYork.com).

This development comes on the heels of the three-year contract Rally New York organization signed with the Town of Wawarsing for the roads in the Wawarsing/Ellenville area of Ulster County, New York with a new special stage in the area of the historic Mt. Cathalia hillclimb and with the Town of Thompson in Sullivan County, New York that covers the spectacular special stage at the Concord Resort in Monticello.

In a related development, Ellenville Regional Hospital received a donation from Rally New York in appreciation of the community support for Rally New York events.

Rally New York USA on April 4 -- 5 is the first round of the United States Rally Championship (www.usrallychampionship.com). It is an all-tarmac event. Tarmac rallies, which are popular elsewhere, are rather rare in the US. The United States Rally Championship Competitors have the opportunity to participate in two tarmac events in two successive months -- Rally New York USA in April and Rally Tennessee in May -- with the same tarmac equipment. These two rallies are the only all-tarmac events in the Nation. Competitors from the western part of the Unites States may be able to make one trip to the East to participate in both events. Rally New York would store their vehicles for the second event.

Rally New York organization also presents the International Rally New York on October 31 -- November 1, 2008. It is a gravel event that is the final round of the United States Rally Championship. All Rally New York events are conducted according to the international rules with three-pass reconnaissance on Thursday and two days of racing on Friday and Saturday.

-credit: rny

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