Rally New York USA 2008
April 4-5, 2008
Ellenville - Wawarsing - Thompson
Monticello - Neversink, NY
Official Bulletins


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Official Bulletin #1 Contact: Ivan Orisek
Clerk of the Course
845-794-4096
Eurorally@aol.com

March 4, 2008 - Correct Location of Service Park H:

The correct location of Service Park H is at Nevele Grande in Ellenville and not in Narrowsburg. This rally is not visiting Narrowsburg or Narrowsburg area at all. The location of Service Park H has been corrected in the published Itinerary as of today.


Official Bulletin #2 Contact: Ivan Orisek
Clerk of the Course
845-794-4096
Eurorally@aol.com

March 31, 2008 - Shakedown Service:

Shakedown will take place on Lundy Road in Wawarsing during the period of time previously announced in the Supplementary Regulations. The surface of Shakedown is tarmac. Service for Shakedown is at Nevele Grande. No other service is authorized.

Availability of Pump Fuel:

Article 15.4 of Supplementary Regulations authorizes competitors wishing to use pump fuel to refuel their cars at gas stations identified in the Road Book that are located in the vicinity of the refueling zones. A Mobil gas station in the vicinity of the Service Park at Nevele Grande has been identified in the Road Book.

Article 14.1 of Supplementary Regulations - Change of Time Cards:

Time cards may be changed at any time control Regroup IN or any time control Service IN, at organizerís option.

Attendance at Ceremonial Start and Ceremonial Finish:

Attendance at Ceremonial Start and Ceremonial Finish, both located on Main Street in Napanoch, a hamlet within the Town of Wawarsing, by all drivers and all codrivers with their competition vehicles and their service crews is mandatory. Drivers and codrivers must wear their driving suits. Only competition vehicles are allowed into the start and finish area. Service crews must park in the public parking or on the street.

Number of Service Vehicles:

We ask competitors to bring only one service vehicle per team into official Service Parks. Only service vehicles with official service designation on the windshield will be allowed into the Official Service Parks. Additional service vehicles must be parked outside Service Parks.


Official Bulletin #3 Contact: Ivan Orisek
Clerk of the Course
845-794-4096
Eurorally@aol.com

March 31, 2008 - Appointment of Competitor Relations Officer:

Bernie Obry is the Competitor Relations Officer.

Bernie Obry
 

Competitors should direct all inquiries, timing inquiries and communications with the organizer to the Competitor Relations Officer.

The Competitor Relations Officer will be available at the following locations and times:

Thursday, April 3:Registration16:00 - 16:30
 New drivers briefing16:30 - 18:00
 Ceremonial Start18:15 - 20:00
 Parc Ferme20:15 - 21:00
 
Friday, April 4:Service A at Nevele8:00 - 9:00
 Regroup TC 2A Sgt. Eddie Ryan9:15 - 11:15
 Regroup TC 6A at Nevele11:30 - 12:15
 Service B at Nevele12:15 - 13:30
 SS7 Tempaloni Start13:45 - 16:45
 TC Regroup In/Service In at Concord17:15 - 19:15
 Service F at Nevele19:45 - 21:30
 
Saturday, April 5:Service G at Nevele7:30 - 8:30
 Regroup TC 17A Willowemoc9:30 - 11:15
 Service H & I at Nevele12:15 - 15:30
 TC 24 & Regroup TC 25A Blue Hill16:30 - 18:15
 Finish Area - Ceremonial Finish19:15 - 20:15
 
Sunday, April 6:Awards9:30 - 10:30


Official Bulletin #4 Contact: Ivan Orisek
Clerk of the Course
845-794-4096
Eurorally@aol.com

March 31, 2008 - Stewards:

Marcel Ciascai and Tim OíNeil agreed to serve as Event Stewards under the chairmanship of Tom Burgess, the Chief Steward of the United States Rally Championship. Both gentlemen have decades of experience in rallying and we welcome them to Rally New York USA.

Notice Regarding Article 6 of Supplementary Regulations - Tires:

Article 6 of Supplementary Regulations states: Tires must either meet the requirements of Appendix IV of the FIA Rally General Prescriptions or must be approved by DOT for highway use.

Competitors are advised to take notice of the following paragraphs of Appendix IV:

2.1 ...grooves at least 5.5 mm deep,...

4.1 Point 2.1 will be checked at the start of each rally and each time the competitor replaces a used tire with a new tire.

4.2 At all times during the event, the tread depth of the tires on the car must not be less than 1.6 mm over at least three quarters of the tread pattern.

4.3 The spare wheel may be reused if, and only if, the minimum depth is 1.6 mm, but must always remain on board.

Please take further notice that tires approved by DOT for highway use must maintain the same minimum tread depth of 1.6 mm at all times during the event.


Official Bulletin #5 Contact: Ivan Orisek
Clerk of the Course
845-794-4096
Eurorally@aol.com

March 31, 2008 - Sample FIA Time Cards to be Used on Rally New York Events:

(Road Section with Special Stage followed by Regrouping followed by Service)

Sample RNY Time Cards


Official Bulletin #6 Contact: Ivan Orisek
Clerk of the Course
845-794-4096
Eurorally@aol.com

March 31, 2008 - Local Visibility of Rally New York USA:

Twice a year, Rally New York events bring to the area some 400 competitors, service crews, marshals, radio operators and officials, and an undetermined number of visitors and spectators who all stay for an average of three days.

It has been mentioned to us that we maintain unnecessarily low visibility in Wawarsing and Ellenville. This is partially caused by the fact that the Rally takes place over an area of hundreds of square miles and we do not all congregate in one place.

We therefore request that you wear as much as practical your team clothing or clothing that identifies you as a member of a motorsport team when you go to town and when you visit local restaurants. In addithtion, we ask that you identify yourself as participants in Rally New York USA.

Over one hundred marshals, radio operators and officials have been issued official Rally New York USA T-shirts and bright colored caps with the Rally New York USA logo. We similarly ask marshals, radio operators and officials that they wear this clothing in town as much as practical.

The organizers would appreciate your cooperation in this matter.


Official Bulletin #7 Contact: Ivan Orisek
Clerk of the Course
845-794-4096
Eurorally@aol.com

April 1, 2008 - Retarders (Chicanes):

Penalties:
  1. No penalty for driving between barrels as indicated by curved arrows.
  2. Two (2) minute penalty for braking the yellow barricade tape and driving straight or the wrong way through the retarder.
  3. No penalty if breaking the yellow tape, then stopping and driving the correct way through the retarder. For this purpose, backing up a short distance on the stage is authorized.
  4. The same penalties apply even if the tape has been removed by a preceding car.

Retarders


Official Bulletin #8 Contact: Ivan Orisek
Clerk of the Course
845-794-4096
Eurorally@aol.com

April 1, 2008 - Hand Signals by Credentialed Marshals To Be Obeyed by Competitors on Special Stages:

Credentialed marshals in red or green safety vests will use the following hand signals to control competition traffic on special stages. Competitors must obey these signals without exception. Competitors are reminded that untrained spectators without safety vests may use similar signals particularly if a special stage is blocked and there are no marshals in the vicinity.

Stickmen


Official Bulletin #9 Contact: Ivan Orisek
Clerk of the Course
845-794-4096
Eurorally@aol.com

April 1, 2008 - Minor Correction in Road Book Heading, Pages 80 Through 82:

The special stage name in the heading on pages 80 through 82 should be Woodard 3 and not Davis Lake North 2 stated in the Road Book.


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