July 26, 2013
Absolutely! I have been involved with Alaska's motorsports since 1973, and have taken in dirt track racing, autocross, road rally, ice racing by Renault R10, rallycross, and road racing.
Looking for a place to get the word out about good, wholesome fun with fellow motorsport enthusiasts, my friend Otto who has the Alaska Singles group suggested MeetUp.
My first Road Rally was forty years ago when I was at Dimond High School and I was hooked! The sport has taken me across Alaska on the Mayday Mayday Road Rally, which raised $125,488.13 for Hospice of Anchorage and shorter events from Anchorage to the Matanuska Valley. I've rallied in New England, Wisconsin, Oregon, Minnesota, of course Alaska! Teams are madeup of families, buddies, the girls, father-daughter, father-son, and teams who meet-up at the event and head out on adventure. Vehicles range from sports cars, suv's 'n trucks, minivans, and the family sedan! Challenged by a rally? Oh yeah! Sometimes by the Rallymaster and sometimes by my teams interpretation of the Road Rules, ha! Yet the adventure, camaraderie of the sport, and challenge of the "game" keep me coming back. Heck, the current "team to beat" are a team of buddies who are still in High School!! We run the age range, with our oldest competitor being 73 years old.
Usually involved behind the scenes, yet I have had the good fortune to a Mustang CobraR, a dancing little Triumph TR6, a Datsun 510, and once I even had my 1961 Triumph on an autocross course (also known as a Solo), as it is not wheel-to-wheel competition!
Ha! Dukes of Hazzard? At Alaska's first sanctioned RallyCross I drove Jeff's Explorer - hoot! Absolute hoot! One of Alaska's hotshoe driver's in autocross said, "Forget autocross, let's just do this!" – it was that much fun! Like autocross, in that there is no wheel-to-wheel competition, these events are on snow, grass, dirt, ice, or gravel!
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