Ahead of its upcoming 15th anniversary season, Rally America is pleased to announce its 2019 National and Regional Championship schedules. The eight-race National Championship schedule kicks off on January 25-26 with the traditional season-opening Sno*Drift, based in Atlanta, Michigan, and will hit six different states over its full-year span. Many of the sport’s most iconic events return to the schedule, including May 16-18’s Southern Ohio Forest Rally, July 19-20’s Rally Colorado, August 3’s Summer Sno*Drift, and October 18-19’s Lake Superior Performance Rally.

In addition, three brand new events join the Rally America National Championship for the 2019 season. Stage rally returns to West Virginia on March 8-9 for the West Virginia Championship Rally, while the New Mexico Trail Rally joins the schedule on September 6-7 and Nevada Desert Rally concludes the championship on December 6-7. A Central Region-based volunteer group is already working with Rally America on route maps and logistics for the West Virginia event.

“The 2019 Rally America National Championship schedule is everything that a true American rally fan could ever want,” said Rally America CEO Bill Fogg. “Our 15th anniversary season will see a calendar that spreads across the entire country, with a number of promising new events joining some of the United States’ longest-established rounds. Any competitors who can conquer this schedule have truly earned the moniker of Rally America National Champion, and we can’t wait to see who will come out on top!”

In addition to its National Championship schedule, Rally America will expand its Regional Championships to award Regional points to competitors in many of the country’s most prominent events, each of which have been part of Rally America schedules before. Each Regional Championship will have a minimum of two mandatory events, and competitors who run each mandatory Regional event will be eligible for the East, Central, and West Regional Championships.

“This realignment of our Regional Championships is a crucial step toward helping grassroots competitors in the United States,” added Fogg. “Many racers have expressed their eagerness to run for a single, unified championship. By awarding Regional Championship points to all key events in our three segments of the country, we give teams the opportunity to run for titles that they would not otherwise be able to chase.

“We feel that this move will strengthen entries across the board in America, encouraging competitors to hit as many events as possible regardless of their Rally America National Championship status, and will only stand to benefit the sport. In addition, we are eager to work with other established events across the country toward including them in the Rally America schedule in the future.”

The Rally America National Championship and provisional Regional Championship schedules for the 2019 season are as follows:

2019 Rally America National Championship Schedule

  • January 25-26: Sno*Drift
  • March 8-9: West Virginia Championship Rally
  • May 16-18: Southern Ohio Forest Rally
  • July 19-20: Rally Colorado
  • August 3: Summer Sno*Drift (%)
  • September 6-7: New Mexico Trail Rally
  • October 18-19: Lake Superior Performance Rally
  • December 6-7: Nevada Desert Rally

2019 Rally America East Regional Championship Schedule

  • March 8-9: West Virginia Championship Rally (*)
  • May 16-18: Southern Ohio Forest Rally (*)
  • July 19-20: New England Forest Rally
  • September 13-14: Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally

2019 Rally America Central Regional Championship Schedule

  • January 25-26: Sno*Drift (**)
  • March 15-16: Rally in the 100 Acre Wood
  • August 3: Summer Sno*Drift (**)
  • August 23-24: Ojibwe Forests Rally
  • October 5: Show-Me Rally
  • October 18-19: Lake Superior Performance Rally (**)
  • December 7: Nemadji Winter Trail Rally

2019 Rally America West Regional Championship Schedule

  • April 27-28: Olympus Rally
  • May 31-June 2: Oregon Trail Rally
  • July 19-20: Rally Colorado (***)
  • September 6-7: New Mexico Trail Rally (***)
  • December 6-7: Nevada Desert Rally (***)

% Indicates half points toward the Rally America National Championship

* Indicates mandatory participation for East Regional Championship eligibility

** Indicates mandatory participation for Central Regional Championship eligibility

*** Indicates mandatory participation for West Regional Championship eligibility