58 FEBRUARY 2018 scca.com
f the week that many teams took to travel to
and enjoy the 2017 United States RoadRally
Challenge in Alaska wasn’t enough to scratch
their RoadRally itch, a month later there was
another opportunity on the West Coast with
four more SCCA RoadRallies, held on
consecutive weekends. For the team of Bruce
Gezon and Bob Morseberg, it was an
On Oct. 14-15, the committee composed
of rallymaster and chairman Richard
Wetzel, pre-checkers Andy and Judy
Stocker, and J Toney doing double duty as
safety steward and pre-checker, presented
Carrera de Sierra and Golden West National
Course Rallies. The headquarters for
those events was in Rocklin, Calif., 30
minutes from downtown Sacramento.
Chuck Larouere, who finished third in
Class E with Carl Staab, thought they were
both busy events with many things to look
for based on the instructions and signs to
watch for and observe on the roads. The
roads themselves were “unbelievable,”
according to Larouere, “with mountains
and mountain lakes” as part of the great
scenery. The California wildfires were visible
in just one spot, and teams did share the
headquarters hotel with some firefighters.
The generals looked easy enough.
MRD’s were fixed for the events. Larouere
thought the Note Instructions were used
like the more typical lettered instructions.
The winners in each class were the same
for both the Saturday and Sunday events.
The first overall and first in Class E was won
by Gezon and Morseberg with 325 points
Saturday and 576 on Sunday. Class L was
taken by Jeanne English and Karl Broberg
with 1,186/1,028 points; and Class S winners
HOW THE WIN WAS WEST
For a few teams, the chase for the 2017 RoadRally championship stayed west,
heading to California after the USRRC | WORDS Rick Beattie
A great way to thaw out from the 2017
USRRC in Alaska, several competitors
hit the West Coast for a series of
late-season RoadRallies that took
them from the beaches (TOP) to the
Santa Monica Mountains (ABOVE).