Johnny Appleseed Rally

October 19, 2019 @ 11:30 am – 8:30 pm
Firehouse Grill (Starting location)
162 Main St
Zoar, OH 44697
Greg Lester
(330) 256-6531

The Johnny Appleseed name is a legacy from a National rally hosted by Neohio Region, SCCA in the 1960’s. The approximately 150 mile route will wind through the hills of Ohio’s Tuscarawas, Carroll and Harrison counties. Fall foliage should be near peak coloration. Competitors can expect an absolutely straightforward, gimmick-free time-speed-distance (TSD) road rally. The emphasis will be on precise timing at well-placed controls. The rally counts toward the SCCA Great Lakes Division Rally Championship as well as the SCCA National Touring Rally Championship (Divisional Rally).

A columnar “tulip” route instruction format will be used. Redundant, clarifying instructions will be included anywhere that there is any question of route-following ambiguity. Ample transit mileage will
be included to allow competitors to traverse sensitive areas without disturbing residents, and enjoy the route.

Rally Start Location

The rally will start at the public parking area adjacent to the Firehouse Grill (formerly the Zoar Tavern), 162 Main Street, Zoar, Ohio 44697 (Latitude: N40˚36.683’, Longitude: W081˚25.402’).

Tentative Schedule

Saturday, October 12, 2019:

18:00 – “Early” entry cutoff

Saturday, October 19, 2019:

11:30 – 12:30 – Registration.
11:45 – Mini rally school (experienced competitors welcome).
13:01 – Car #1 starts rally
19:30 (approx) – Car #1 finishes
20:30 (approx) – Awards

Competition Classes

E – Equipment unrestricted.
L – Either: a) Odometer unrestricted, and calculating device restricted only in that it may not be integrated with the odometer and clock, or b) GPS-derived odometer, and any calculating device (including integrated smartphone TSD timekeeping “apps”).
S – Unmodified stock odometer only. Calculating device restricted only in that it may not be integrated with the odometer and clock.
Novice – Class S entry in which neither team member has entered more than 5 TSD rallies previously (simultaneously entered in Class S for championship purposes).

Entry Fees

Please make checks payable to: NEOHIO Region, SCCA
SCCA members (both driver & navigator): $40/car before early entry cutoff, $45/car thereafter.
Others: $45/car before early entry cutoff, $50/car thereafter. This entry fee includes the nationally mandated SCCA weekend membership (which entitles the purchaser to a discounted annual membership for a limited time following the event).
Rally-X Discount: Teams comprised of a participant(s) in Neohio’s October 6, 2019 Rally Cross may deduct $10.00 from above entry fees.

Entry criteria/required equipment

Entry is open to two-person teams. Each competitor must sign a SCCA liability waiver at registration. Note that the SCCA requires signatures of both parents on minor waivers. Please
contact the organizers in advance to obtain minor waiver forms. Each driver must possess a valid automobile operator’s license, and be prepared to produce proof of a valid automobile liability insurance policy meeting coverage minimums listed below.

Teams are urged to carry at least one reflective warning triangle or 30 minutes worth of road flares. Teams are urged to enter early so that car descriptions can be included on the control logs, and the organizers can prepare a sufficient quantity of printed materials for the entire field.

The field will be limited to the first 30 paid entries, or the number of entries received by the early entry cutoff, whichever is greater.


Mail entries, along with check payable to NEOHIO Region, SCCA, to:

Johnny Appleseed Rally
90 Devon Lane #201
Akron, OH 44313


Volunteers are needed to help with pre-checks, registration, controls, scoring, etc. Your assistance is invaluable! Each experienced team may be asked to staff one or more “work/run” controls during this rally.


Other Upcoming Rally Activity:

October 5, 2019 – Clare Color Tour, Clare MI. Detroit Region, SCCA (GLD Championship)
October 6, 2019 – Rally-X, Geauga County Fairgrounds, Burton Ohio. Neohio Region SCCA
November 3, 2019 – Lake Erie Covered Bridges Rally, Ashtabula, OH. Misery Bay Region, SCCA (GLD Championship)
November 23, 2019 – Pavement Ends, South Lyon, MI. Detroit Region, SCCA (GLD Championship)