Once again the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood welcomes back EXEDY USA as a branding sponsor of the 2018 event. “One of our most consistent and valuable sponsors has again agreed to step up and be an additional sponsor of this year’s event.” said Curt Faigle, Chairman of the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood. “EXEDY produces an exceptional product that probably half our field of 64 cars already use. Having EXEDY return as a sponsor reinforces their support of Performance Rally, and lends additional credibility their level of performance during the harsh rally conditions.”
Based in Belleville, Michigan, EXEDY is the undisputed world leader in sports and performance racing clutches. EXEDY Globalparts Corporation (USA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the EXEDY Corporation of Japan. EXEDY (Japan) was founded in 1923 and its clutch manufacturing business and prominent brand name Daikin Clutch are known throughout the world for supplying quality powertrain products. Their pursuit of perfection and the assurance of safety underlie their famed quality and reliability. Their advanced engineering and patented innovations have also made them the leading OEM manufacturer in the world for Clutches and other powertrain components. For more information on EXEDY Globalparts Corporation, please visit http://www.exedyusa.com/.
Sanctioned by Rally America, the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood with it’s record 64 entries will cover almost 140 racing miles that will test rally teams from all across the country (and several foreign countries) on a variety of gravel road surfaces. Set in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, this rally contains some of the most scenic and technical rally roads on the Rally America calendar. Each day will begin with a rally car show and opening ceremony. The public is invited to join in the festivities, see the cars up close, pose for photos, get autographs, and meet the teams at the start of each day and at the service areas at Steelville City Park and the Dent county Commons on Friday and in Downtown Salem, Huzzah Valley Resort in Steelville and Dent County Commons on Saturday. Teams will compete throughout each day, passing multiple spectator points, before returning to Salem Saturday night. There is no admission charge for any of these events.
Spectator Guides are available at various community locations and online at the rally website, http://www.100aw.org. The guide will include detailed maps and directions to each spectator location and a full event schedule.
Rally in the 100 Acre Wood offers many opportunities for spectators to interact with the drivers & crew, watch the cars drive the stages, and see the crew make repairs to their cars in the service area. All spectator locations are free of charge and no tickets are needed.
As always, parking is a problem on the forest’s narrow roads. Please do not double-park and block these roads. All cars must park on the same side of the road. We must keep one side of the road clear and open for traffic. This is used as an access route for emergency vehicles.
Please follow the marshal’s directions when parking your car and please respect the Spectator Control Marshals. They work very long hours to ensure your safety and viewing enjoyment.
Printed spectator maps will be available in the Salem & Steelville newspapers a few days before the rally. Or visit the Rally America information booth at the Parc Expose’ on Friday and Saturday to pick up your free copy of the spectator guide.
CLICK HERE FOR SPECTATOR GUIDE
Rally in the 100 Acre Wood could not be the event it is today with 60 entries and hundreds of volunteers without our loyal supporters:
This year we want to especially thank our friends at Gorilla Off Road Company who have consistently found ways to support our workers.
Our good friends at Grellner Sales have again jumped at the chance to supply our awards/volunteer dinner with rallyists’ favorite beverage…beer!
And welcome aboard Echo Bluff State Park….whether this weekend or some other time you owe it to yourself to spend a day at Echo Bluff.
And ready in the background is are the medical professionals at Salem Memorial District Hospital….watching over all of us. Thank you so much.
Competitor bulletin #1 has been posted to the supplementary regulations page. This covers registration for the testing day which will take place on Wednesday, March 14th 2018.
We decided to try something new this year. You can now order your 100 Acre Wood event merchandise ahead of time! We have created a new website at merchandise.100aw.org
There are 5 shirts to pick from:
- Gildan 100% Cotton T-Shirt
Sizes: Small – 3XL (Standard Fit)
- Bella+Canvas TriBlend T-Shirt
Colors: Aqua Blue, Mint Green, Sunset Orange.
Sizes: Small – 2XL (Modern Fit)
- Bella+Canvas TriBlend Baseball Shirt
Sizes: Small – 2XL (Modern Fit)
Remember the 90’s? They’re back– in graphic t-shirt form! We created the 2018 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood t-shirt to keep you looking fine. This fly design has a fun pop art style rally car graphic with a six color screen print on the front and features NEON colors. Show off your wild side.
You won’t want to take off this T-Shirt, featuring a uniquely soft fabrication. This will quickly become our best-selling shirt of all time. Get it fast before they sell out.
Note: All presale orders will ship on March 11th
Official 2018 Supplementary Regulations are now posted on the 100aw.org website for competitors to download. The Rally in the 100 Acre Wood route will be approximately 450 miles in length with approximately 139 miles of competitive stages. Both days are coefficient 3 rallies. A Parc Exposé will be held as part of the starting ceremonies for each day’s competition, starting Friday in Steelville at their city park and Saturday in downtown Salem. There will be two service locations during the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood, the first on Friday at the Dent County Commons in Salem and the second on Saturday at the Huzzah Valley Resort east of Steelville. We hope all competitors are excited about this year’s event and look forward to welcoming everyone to Missouri.
Competitor registration for the 2018 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood is now up and running on Rally America’s website. Entry fee and other payments can be made on the 100aw.org website by online credit card payment processing or by check.
VOLUNTEER registration is now open. Please register at http://www.rallymasterpro.com/workers/?group=6
Each year, we rely on around 300 volunteers to make this event possible. Those workers perform as course marshals, start/finish workers, spectator marshals, communications (ham radio) operators, medical professionals and sweep/recovery people. Please consider volunteering and getting a front row seat to the racing action!
If you can’t work both days, please considering working at least one. We actually usually need more help on Saturday than Friday. When you register, it will automatically check both days, just review that and make sure it reflects what day(s) you can help.