This year Raindrop departed from the usual Monte Carlo style TSD tour of previous years. The 2008 Raindrop was a hybrid event, combining the familiar instruction format of the Monte Carlo tour (TSD section / Transit section) with the route following challenges of the Friday Nighter or trap rally. This was perhaps a more difficult event than past Raindrop Rallies, yet the novices did okay. This was a great opportunity to test your chops on a more “trappy” event. The rally ran approximately 110 miles and 3-1/2 hours in length. Trophies were awarded in Unlimited, Equipped, SOP and Novice classes.
Yes, there were traps, however, only the first checkpoint in each TSD section will be manned. All remaining checkpoints in that section were of the Do-It-Yourself variety reducing the urgency to make up lost time caused by careful route following. Traps were designed to be self-correcting. Mileages were given only sparingly and (when shown in parentheses) are were to be considered as reference only due to the possibility of you having been on an off-course loop. The written instruction will always prevail.
Date: Sunday, April 27, 2008.
Start Location: South Everett at the Furniture Factory Outlet, 9900 19th Ave SE.
Finish Location: Alfy's Pizza, Smokey Point.
Rallymaster: Steve Richards
From The Rallymaster:
Thank you all for participating and special thanks to the workers: from RASC; Eric Horst, Marvin Crippen, Dan Comden, Ron Sorem, Mark Nolte, and our good friends from the Chuckanut club; Ken and Sue Lingbloom and Steve Perret and Kathryn Hansen.
Steve Richards, RM
|Car #||Competitors||Class||Total||O/A||by Class|
|*: An error in class was discovered just after scores were finalized, as a result both Car #17 and Car #13 were given third place trophies.|
|7||Marinus Damm & Renee Damm||UNL||62||1||1|
|8||Don Gibson & Mike Workman||UNL||214||2||2|
|1||April Smith & Kevin Poirier||UNL||312||3||3|
|2||Pat Biggar & Jack Heppes||UNL||330||4||4|
|12||Samuel Robinson & Pam Robinson||SOP||691||7||1|
|5||Dave Sacry & Kathy Sacry||SOP||752||8||2|
|10||Joel McLaughlin & Chris Ringhofer||SOP||919||10||3|
|16||Lonna Thompson & Curt Thompson||SOP||957||11||4|
|9||Dan Morley & Kay Morley||SOP||1168||14||5|
|4||Harold Dittman & Susan Everett||SOP||1200||16||6|
|14||Dana Swanson & Michelle Swanson||NOV||544||6||1|
|11||Benjamin Thompson & Eric Hobbs||NOV||769||9||2|
|17||Yenel Yildirim & Mehmet Saydag||NOV||1072||12||3*|
|13||Pam Rorvig & Mike Rorvig||NOV||1087||13||4*|
|15||Tyson James Bichler & Nate Cary||NOV||1171||15||5|
|3||Mike Daily & Tom Palidar||EQU||415||5||1|
Take a look at the Raindrop Rally Synopsis, in PDF format, which describes the route and traps.