Maine Forest Rally
Event Information

Bethel - Rumford, Maine
July 28-30, 2005

The 2005 Maine Forest Rally will be a Friday/Saturday event counting toward the Rally America National Championship. There will be a Coefficient 2 Eastern Regional Rally on Friday and a Coefficient 3 Eastern Regional Rally on Saturday.

The MFR will consist of 9 special stages, ranging in length from 1/2 to 13 miles, with a total stage length of 90 miles. Friday's rally will consist of 4 stages - 28 miles; Saturday's rally will have 5 stages - 61 miles. Most stages will be run twice, with some repeated in various configurations. The last stage Friday evening may be run in darkness for some competitors. All stages are on gravel roads owned by DILLON LOGGING, SEVEN ISLANDS LAND CO. and LANDVEST. The roads range from medium fast two lane to narrower and twistier 1-1/2 lane.

Friday's pre-rally activities will be at the Mexico Rec. Area, including a Parc Expose. The rally will start with the Rec. Area Spectator Stage and then proceed directly to stage 2 and then into Oquossoc for service. Stage 3 will be a reverse running of stage 2. A short service break will be provided at the Rec. Area on the way to the final stage - the challenging Concord Pond stage. Upon completion of Concord Pond, crews will be free for the evening - no overnight parc ferme. We are currently planning on a "pizza party" at the Phoenix House, past Sunday River.

The Saturday morning restart will be from the Sunday River Brewery; the route will take competitors via a quick service in Errol, NH to Magalloway. A dead-end stage will be run to Middle Dam; after the return, competitors will proceed to Errol for a one hour service. From here an interesting transit will take competitors to the two new stages - Dillon-Success and Marigrande. A second running of Dillon-Success will be followed by a transit to Sunday River for the finish. A buffet and awards will round out the evening.

Lodging Information:

Bethel Chamber of Commerce:Tel:
Rumford Chamber of Commerce:Tel:
Sunday River Resort - Headquarters:Tel:
Bethel Inn & Golf Resort:Tel:
Bethel Outdoor Adventure & Campground:Tel:


Prize money will depend upon securing sponsorship; starting/tow money will be available as usual. Trophies will be awarded separately to class winners as well as Regional Rally winners. A Rally Car Plate will be included for ALL entries.

The entry fee for the National is $800. The entry fee for the C2 Regional Rally is $300. The entry fee for the C3 Regional Rally is $500. To compete in all three events, add $100 to the National fee. If the entry is not received by July 15, 2005, a late fee of $100 will be charged. Canadian funds for the entry fee will be accepted at par from legitimate Canadian competitors. Requests for scratches/refunds must be received in writing (fax 802-263-9540) by the Registrar no later than July 22, 2005. Requests after that date could be subject to only a partial refund.

All entries, both National and Regional, must complete Registration and Tech at the prescribed times. If you are only entered in the National and you DNF on Friday night, you will be allowed to start on Saturday, by reporting to Registration and paying any appropriate fees. Friday night's DNF's must be checked by Tech before starting on Saturday.

The buffet/awards dinner will be at Sunday River in a ballroom that will accommodate 450 people. The buffet will be served first with only ticket holders being allowed in the room. When the buffet is finished, the doors will open for the awards ceremony. Scoring and the bar will NOT be located in the ballroom.

NO tickets are included with the entry; all tickets must be reserved in advance. Please indicate on your entry form the number of tickets desired. Buffet tickets must be ordered and guaranteed before the event; however there may be a limited number of tickets available, first come, first served, at the event for $40. Changes in your ticket order may be made in writing or by fax (802-263-9540) up to July 18, 2005.

Make checks payable to: Motorsports Consultants and mail to: Maine Forest Rally, PO Box 267, Perkinsville, VT 05151.

Supplemental Regulations before the event will only be available at our web site; if competitors do not have access to the Internet, a 'hardcopy' may be requested from the Registrar.

A map of the general layout of the Bethel and Rumford areas will be available on the web to aid competitors and crew as to locations for events.

SUNOCO RACE FUEL will be available at the start; fill out and submit the race fuel pre-order form.

STAGE NOTES will be available for sale from Rally America. All notes must be reserved in advance by contacting Rally America directly.

We understand that most competitors come to a rally, not only to race, but to enjoy the competition and the involvement in one of the most exciting of all motorsports. To this end, we have structured the course, event locations, time schedule, parties, etc., in a user-friendly manner.

Thursday, July 28:3 - 5 PMShakedown Stage - TentativeTBA
7 - 10 PMRegistrationSunday River
5 - 10 PMScrutineeringBethel Fire Dept.
5 - 10 PMReception ActivitiesBethel Inn
Friday, July 29:7 - 11 AMRegistrationSunday River
7 - NoonScrutineeringBethel Fire Dept.
7 - 11 AMWorker/HAM RegistrationSunday River
11 AM - NoonWorker/HAM MeetingTBA
1 PMParc ExposeMexico Rec. Area
2:30 PMStart Maine Forest RallyMexico Rec. Area
8:30 PMApprox. FinishPhoenix House
9 PMParty/C2 AwardsPhoenix House
Saturday, July 30:7 - 8 AMRegistration/ScrutineeringSunday River
9 AMRestart RallySunday River Brewery
1 PMApprox. Lunch BreakErrol
6 PMApprox. FinishSunday River
7:30 PMCocktailsSunday River
8 PMBuffetSunday River
9 PMProvisional Results PostedSunday River
10 PMAwardsSunday River

RallymasterJohn Buffum802-655-5768
Chief ScrutineerDon Taylor603-542-8549
Worker CoordinatorTed
HAM CoordinatorGene Giddings


Entry Form
Service Crew Registration Form
Race Fuel Order Form
Maine Index