Car club road rallies coming to county

The Great Race brought classic automobiles from all over the world to Franklin in late June.

But car lovers have another opportunity to revel in the speed, power and precision, this time as drivers.

The Indianapolis region of the Sports Car Club of America will host a series of road rallies in Johnson County this weekend. Drivers will be tested on their directional skills, following a precise set of instructions along the backroads of the county.

On Saturday, the Hoosier Crossroads National rally will pit the Sports Car Club of America’s most advanced drivers against each other in competition.

A divisional rally will be conducted Sunday, meant for all skill levels. The 90-mile event will require participants to follow route instructions and use their own perception to arrive at a series of checkpoints along the way.

Both days, the rallies will start at the Holiday Inn Express, 1180 Wilson Drive, Greenwood. Registration for the Hoosier Crossroads National will be from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Saturday, with route instructions handed out at 9:30. The rally starts at 10 a.m., and will finish about 7 p.m. at the German American Klub of Indianapolis, 8602 S. Meridian St.

Registration for the divisional rally lasts from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Sunday. A mandatory safety meeting is set for 9:45 a.m., and the race starts at 10. The finish line will be at South of Chicago Pizza, 2550 S. State Road 135, Greenwood. Cost to enter is $30 for those who are not members of the club.

For more information about the event, go to indyscca.org, or call Chuck Hanson at 317-431-5228.

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Ryan Trares is a reporter for the Daily Journal. He can be reached at rtrares@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2727.