The 2011 Raindrop Rally will depart from Centrailia, Washington and will take you through the beautiful back roads of central Western Washington. The rally is a brisk touring-style event, approximately 175 miles in length and runs rain or shine. We have found enjoyable high-quality roads which provide higher average speeds than previous years. There are no intentional traps and novices are encouraged to attend. It should be a great opportunity to test your skills, entertaining the navigator while challenging the driver. All roads are paved with the exception of a few short sections (less than one mile) of exceptionally smooth gravel road. Raindrop 2011 will give you the opportunity to visit some unique and out of the way locations. You'll see many roads you've never seen before and leave you wanting to come back to this area for more.
Date: Sunday, April 17, 2011.
Rally Master: Robert Gobright, 206-818-2190.
Start Location: : Starbucks, 1161 Harrison Avenue Centralia, WA. Exit 82 from I-5, about an eighth of a mile west on Harrison Avenue. Registration will be in the parking lot in front of the Starbucks.
Finish Location: Papa Pete's Pizza, Castle Rock, Washington.
Raindrop 2011 was faced with several malfunctions during the scoring process. An inadvertently hidden checkpoint column in the scoring spreadsheet complicated the counting process. This resulted in the erroneous belief that the 10 point tie, was unbreakable by the de facto RASC standard (counting zeros, counting ones, etc). The coin toss was chosen as the solution.
Secondly, the printer failed, preventing a hard copy of the detailed results, which surely would have shown the control and the difference in most zeroes.
Rainier Auto Sports Club has labored over this for several days and feel the only just decision is to amend the final results. The parties involved in the tie have been contacted, apologies presented, and RASC expresses apologies to all entrants for the delay in Final Results.
Special apologies to April & Marcus, and Dan & Renee.
As a long-time rallyist pointed out, this is a "deposit in the bank of knowledge"—quite likely there will not be another rally presented without a defined tie-breaker procedure, beyond the RASC tradition of most zeroes, then ones, etc.
The Overall Results below have been amended to reflect accurate results.
|Car #||Competitors||Class||Total||O/A||Tie (overall)||by Class||Tie (by class)|
|* = tie broken by number of 0's, number of 1's, etc.|
|1||Dan Comden / Renee Damm||Unlimited||10||1*||T||1*||T|
|26||April Song / Marcus Song||Unlimited||10||2*||T||2*||T|
|2||Pat Biggar / Jack Heppes||Unlimited||15||3||3|
|8||Donald D. Gibson / Mike Workman||Unlimited||19||4||4|
|28||Curt Thompson / Sean Buckley||Unlimited||28||5||5|
|21||Sue Colisch / Bill Colisch||Equipped||70||6||1|
|3||Michael Daily / Tom Palidar||Unlimited||81||7||6|
|12||Monte Saager / Victoria Saager||Unlimited||96||8||7|
|37||Larry LeFebvre / Reid Trummel||Equipped||132||9||T||2*||T|
|31||Teresa Davenport / Yulia Smolyansky||Equipped||132||9||T||3*||T|
|14||Joel McLaughlin / Chris Ringhofer||Seat-Of-Pants||188||11||1|
|7||Scott Margerum / Jeff Delong||Seat-Of-Pants||190||12||2|
|6||Brandon Harer / Jason Webster||Seat-Of-Pants||235||13||T||3||T|
|32||Steve Greer / Kathy Greer||Seat-Of-Pants||235||13||T||3||T|
|10||Dave Sacry / Kathy Sacry||Equipped||235||13||T||4|
|13||John Powers / Chrissy Lewis||Novice||303||16||1|
|20||Larry Anson / Annette Anson||Seat-Of-Pants||434||17||5|
|35||Derek Mitchell / Mark Mitchell||Seat-Of-Pants||452||18||6|
|22||Richard Kasten / Jim Culp||Seat-Of-Pants||472||19||7|
|19||tom kreger / cynthia bushell||Unlimited||512||20||8|
|34||Thomas Lindmark / Michael Hammond||Novice||522||21||2|
|18||MARVIN WEAVER / ROBERT KOBACK||Novice||653||22||3|
|16||Vasco dePinna / Ben Miles||Seat-Of-Pants||676||23||8|
|23||Charles Johnson / Armondo R Galaviz||Novice||788||24||4|
|29||Sheldon Coles / Kim Dinesen||Equipped||844||25||5|
|5||Scott Bolin / John Neumann||Seat-Of-Pants||908||26||9|
|25||Matt Gelder / Randy Stiles||Novice||960||27||5|
|36||Jeremy Stewart / Holly Stewart||Seat-Of-Pants||971||28||10|
|11||Terry Nickels / Arlene Nickels||Seat-Of-Pants||1545||29||11|
|27||Ian Banbury / Kay Banbury||Novice||2099||30||6|