Go Big or Go Home, Rally 66 2010 – May 2010
Benefactor: The Stefanie Spielman Foundation for Breast Cancer Research, Columbus Ohio

Registration opens for Rally 66. This was no ordinary road rally though. This was our first rally, and the first rally of its kind. Route 66 runs from heart of Downtown Chicago all the way to the Santa Monica Pier in Southern California. We initially thought about running the entire route but, we decided that the time and distance that it would require would be to much in our first year. The solution… two starting lines! We basically organized two road rallies with one common destination, The Big Texan, in Amarillo Texas. We set up the routes, check points and hotels for both versions of the rally. We had 30 teams running out of Chicago and 25 teams heading out of Los Angeles. After three days of road rallying we met for the first time in Texas. This was a first in the history of road rallies in America!

Sponsors of the Event were:

  • CJ’s Pony Parts
  • Hagerty Insurance
  • CarDomain.com
  • Zenith Motorsports
  • Summit Racing

Rallying for a Cause

For our initial run, through the heartland of America, we chose The Stefanie Spielman fund for breast cancer research at the Ohio State University. We decided on this charity because 100 percent of the proceeds goes directly to research, and just prior to Thanksgiving 2009 Stefanie Spielman passed away after a long struggle with cancer. Overall we donated all of our proceeds and our sponsors combined to donate over $7,000.00 to the charity.

Please visit the Stefanie Spielman Foundation and learn more about this outstanding organization

Rally Award Winners-

Spirit of the Rally: Team Tuna
Long Distance Award: Team Mini
Hard Luck Award: Team Breakdown

Route 66 2010 (EAST)
Day 1 winner – Slo-pala Kevin & Brad
Day 2 winner – Jeff Hutt
Day 3 winner – Team Benz Doc & Andy

Overall – Team Benz Doc & Andy

Route 66 2010 (West)
Day 1 winner – Team Breakdown Casar & Haley
Day 2 winner – Team SRT Daniel Conen
Day 3 winner – Team TNT Theresa & Stephenie

Overall – Team TNT Theresa & Stephanie

With the lessons learned from our first run we decided to keep it on the central east coast, and up the teams to 80.

Rally Appalachia 2011 – July 2011
Benefactor: The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.

This time with one rally under our belt we knew exactly what to expect, some of the best people on the planet participating in one common goal, to have fun and help raise money for charity. For Rally Appalachia our benefactor was The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, we raised over $14,000.00. The proceeds went directly to giving wounded war vets world class 5 star medical care in a state of the art medical facilities.

It all kicked off in Winchester VA, with some tricky checkpoints along Skyline Drive and a trip around Shenandoah Speedway. Our destination for day 1 was Natural Bridge VA. The second day took us drag racing down Blue Ridge and a epic view from atop of the Chimney Rock. Day 3 was a little less intense, with about 10 laps around Darlington to our final Beachfront resort in Historic Downtown Charleston South Carolina.   Our very first field of 80 teams was sold out in a record 52 days from opening registration.

Sponsors of Rally Appalachia were:

  • CJ Pony Parts – Prime Sponsor with a sizable donation
  • Hagerty Auto Insurance
  • PoolSupplyWorld.com
  • Penn Tech Deployments
  • Klutch22.com
  • CNC Engine Dynamics
  • CarDomain.com

Rally Awards Winners

Rally Award Winners-

Spirit of the Rally: Ray Burke & Brian Achey (Team Incognito)
Long Distance Award: JohnnyB (Team Handsome)
Hard Luck Award: Nick and Shelby Loth (Team Nightmare)
Best Costume Award: Troy Krich (Team Cream)

Day 1 Winners: 1. Team CJ Pony Parts 2. Team .38 Caliber 3. Team EFF Yeah
Day 2 Winners: 1. Team Mercedes 2. Team Barnett Motorsports 3. Team Z51 & Team ITG (TIE)
Day 3 Winners: 1. Team Green 2. Team CCGTO Yellow 3. Team Swiper

Rally Dixie 2012 – June 2012
Benefactor: Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis

Rally Dixie was a challenging drive through the heart of the deep south where a RNA record 83 cars participated in the three day 1500 mile journey. The rally kicked off in the city center of Noblesville Indiana, and we proceeded to rally to the Indy Speedrome and then through the back roads of Brown County witnessing the oldest covered bridges in the country not to mention some world class roads. Day one concluded at the Smokey Bones establishment in Bowling Green Kentucky. The top finishers for the day was hometown favorites Kyle and Michaela Watson in thier 2008 BMW 335 twin turbo BMW.

Day two kicked off from the National Corvette Museum and we headed to the Clarksville Drags and on through Nashville and into the Goodyear plant in Gadsden Alabama. Day three was the final day and brought us to the ever impressive Talladega SuperSpeedway… The rally ended in Ft. Walton Beach Florida. The charity for this years rally was The Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis. We raised over $68,000 that was donated directly to ACP.   We would love to thank Robert McBurney and Karen Crumback for being so willing to help us along the way.

Sponsors for Rally Dixie

  • CJ Pony Parts – Prime Sponsor with a sizable donation
  • Rich Brannon Auto Parts
  • Hagerty Car Insurance
  • Penn Tech Deployments
  • Carlisle Events
  • Dermal Addiction Tattoos & Screen Printing

Rally Award Winners

Spirit of the Rally: Brian Shannon (Team Die Hard)
Long Distance Award: Team G60
Hard Luck Award: Team Fire Chicken
Best Costume Award: Troy Krich and Pals (Team Cream) Car- Police Cruiser Honorable Mention – Jeff & Gail Rushing (Team Raptor)

Day 1 winners: 1st – Team Bacon B8, 2nd – Team Angry Goat (Team Mojo finished 2nd but received a ticket, hence DQ’d), 3rd – name not mentioned in video
Day 2 winners: 1st Team Mega Force, 2nd – Team Eff Yeah!, 3rd – Team LS One / Topgun
Day 3 winners: 1st Team TDI, 2nd Team Hopps, 3rd – Matt Bercik, Dan Carpenter, Aaron Johnson, Jon Bowen (Team Most Impressive)
Note: Organizers were coined as ACP Champions for their efforts in raising $68,000.00

Rocky Mountain Rally 2012 – August 2012
Benefactor: Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis

Rally North America ventured into new territory by hosting two events in 2012.  This event was hosted by Rally North America but volunteers Mark Howard and Jeff Cawthorne organized the route and all the logistics of the rally.  Speaking of the route, I don’t think there is any where in the United States that can compare with the scenery of the Rocky Mountains.  The entire route was breathtaking.   Day 1 started out at Pikes Peak International Raceway. PPIR and consisted of a few key areas to visit, and one of those was the summit on Pikes Peak.  50 Rally teams made the trek to the top and back down to other checkpoints for Day 1.  Day Two consisted of a lot of the same scenery, and we ended in Grand Junction Colorado.  After a quick start things the teams made thier way to Day two destination in a small town in Utah.  From there we rallied through the high desert into Moab, and Arches National park, and our final destination was in Las Vegas.   Needless to say the old saying, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas..    During the Awards ceremony the CEO of ACP gave us a heart felt speech and really put a great cap on an already epic adventure.

All of the money raised for the event was donated to the Accelerated Cure Project for MS.

Sponsors of the Rally:

  • CJ Pony Parts – Prime Sponsor with a sizable donation
  • Brannon Auto Parts
  • Hagerty Car Insurance
  • Penn Tech Deployments
  • Carlisle Events
  • Dermal Addiction Tattoos & Screen Printing

Rally Award Winners-

Spirit of the rally – Team Blue Car #672
Honorable Mentions for the Spirit Award to Paul Gillespie & Marv!
Hard Luck – Team RSI Motorsports # 37
Best costume – Team PugZ #23
Long distance – Team Canada #43

Day 1: 1st – Team Damn the torpedoes #303 2nd – Team McCharger #949 3rd – Team Romp It #86
Day 2: 1st – Team Black SS #12 2nd – Team Left Lane Bredren #420 3rd – Team Stig #21
Day 3: 1st – Team Toy Car Racers #731 2nd – Team TnT #777 3rd – Team F-Body #11

Rally New England 2013 – July 2013
Benefactor: Camp Sunshine

This is also another Rally North America first on two fronts,  our first trip to Canada, and our first trip to our benefactor.  Rally New England started in the historic section of Ithaca, also known as the Ithaca Commons.   78 total teals roared from the Ithaca and made their way through the wooded up-state New York region before coming to our Day 1 destination in Rutland Vermont.  On Day 2 we rallied through the New England area on our way to Sabago lake, the home of Camp Sunshine.

We were welcomed by over 2 miles of signs that were created by the children that were staying there.  We also had an opportunity to meet the kids, tour the breath taking facilities and meet their director.  If you haven’t seen our Day 2 Rally New England video, I really recommend you watch it.  Needless to say, there was very few dry eyes, and it was one of the, if not the most rewarding day in Rally North America history.  Total amount raised for Camp Sunshine was $90,571.00

Day 3 took us north of the border, and we entered into Canada, for our final destination of Saint John New Brunswick.

Sponsors of the Rally:

  • CJ Pony Parts – Prime Sponsor with a sizable donation
  • Rich Brannon Auto Parts
  • Hagerty Car Insurance
  • Penn Tech Deployments
  • Carlisle Events
  • Dermal Addiction Tattoos & Screen Printing
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Rally Award Winners-

Spirit of the Rally – Ernie Clements (Team Red Beard) Car-GTO
HONORABLE MENTION: Aaron Johnson (Team Solo)
Best Costume – Troy Krich, Frank Figgs (Team Cream) Car-Jeep
HONORABLE MENTION: Gail & Jeff Rushing (Team .38 Caliber)
Hard-Luck – Michaela & Kyle Watson (Team RV There yet?!) Car-BMW
Longest Trip – Aaron Johnson (Team Solo) Car-2013 Fender Beetle

Day 1 winners: 1st Team Rental 2nd Angry Underdogs[12] 3rd Team CJ Pony Parts
Day Two winners – 1st Team Bio 2nd Team Swiper 3rd Team .38 Caliber
Day Three winners – 1st Team LB Racing 2nd Team Chaser 3rd Team Tallahassee

Ohio Valley 700 – October 2013
Benefactor: Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio

Rally North America began hosting smaller regional Rallies around the Ohio valley area, starting in or near Dayton Ohio.  This was a new format as well, as an out-and-back type route and teams rallied over a weekend.   Day Zero was a welcoming party at The Greene community located within Beavercreek Ohio.  The drivers meeting was held in the courtyard of The Greene and open forum to the local community.  Day one started at the Greene and 35 teams rallied south through southern Ohio and into Northern Kentucky, and eventually west into Southern Indiana.  The group stayed overnight at French Lick Indiana.  Day 2 was a similar route that visited Ft Knox, Louisville Slugger Museum and ended back at the Greene in Beavercreek.  The total amount raised for EFWO was $18,000.00

The whole purpose of the Ohio Valley 700 was to pay tribute to Cody Converse, who died at the young age of 17, after suffering a condition known as SUDEP, or Sudden Death in Epilepsy.  Cody was very close to the organizers of Rally North America and often volunteered his time helping in any way he could.  One of his dreams was to be able to attend a Rally North America Event, and had planned on riding along on the New England Rally but he passed Jan 20th, 2013.

Sponsors of the Rally:

  • Source 1 Automotive
  • Bar Louie – Beavercreek
  • Quaker Steak and Lube – Beavercreek
  • Fuel Moonshine
  • Stimpygato

Rally Awards Winners-

Spirit of the Rally – Team Source 1 Automotive.
Best costume – Team Clownin
Hard Luck Award – Team ScootScoot
Longest Distance – Team PugZ

Day 1 Winners: 1.Team Angry Goat 66 2.Team TDI 78 3.Team Topless/Dermal Addiction 331
Day 2 Winners: 1.Team Carwash 1310 2.Team Danger 3.Team 427


Route 50 Rally 2014 – 5th Year Anniversary – July 2014
Benefactor: Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis

Rally North America changed up its normal 3 day rally format to celebrate its 5th Anniversary, which meant we rallied for 5 days on Route 50.  Starting line was staged in Martinsburg WV, and 83 teams roared on their way to the destination city of Athens Ohio.  Day two took us from Athens to Bedford Indiana.  Day three was from Bedford Indiana to  Jefferson City Missouri.  Day four was from Jefferson City to Dodge City Kansas.  The last leg was from Dodge City to Pueblo Colorado.    This epic 5 day journey had race venues on 4 or the 5 days, from paced laps to drag racing to balls to the wall unpaced road racing in Pueblo Colorado.

Another Rally North America first, teams collectively raised over $110,000 for the Accelerated Cure Project.

Sponsors of the Rally:

 Rally Award winners-

Spirit of the Rally: Team Raptor Jeff and Gail Rushing
Hard Luck: Team Blue Car Mike and Caleb Pedrick
Best Dressed Car: Team Champaign Mike Karwath & Dan Kinzie
Long Distance Award: Team Rental Jon King and Nick Hilton
Best Costume: Team GF1 – Barack OBubba Jason Marlow

Day 1 Winners: 1st. Team Angry Goat 2nd Team Champaign 3rd. Team Tots
Day 2 Winners: 1st. Team World Shakers 2nd. Team CJ Pony Parts 3rd. Team FYC and Team N.W.L.B
Day 3 Winners: 1st. Team Danger Zone 2nd. Team Geff the Chef 3rd. Team LeadCo
Day 4 Winners: 1st. Inglorious Bastards 2nd. Team Rental 3rd. Team Mob Theory
Day 5 Winners: 1st. Team Blue Steel 2nd. Team CCGTO Silver 3rd. Team PugZ

Note: Rally Organizers were awarded the Presidents Award from the Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis, the highest Honor bestowed upon a volunteer. Rally North America was named one of the 10 ten best automotive events in the United States for 2014 by Road and Track Magazine

Ohio Valley 700
October 2014
Benefactor: Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio

The Second annual Ohio Valley 700 benefiting the Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio was held on October 11 through the 13th and primarily consisted of a route that snaked through the back roads of southern Ohio on through central West Virginia. 51 participants raised a total of $26,685. The funds will be used be the Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio to support the awarness for SUDEP and other Epilepsy programs they operate.

Day 1 consisted of a starting line held on Monument street in downtown Dayton Ohio. Some of the highlight checkpoints were the floodwalls located in Portsmouth Ohio, Hillbilliy Hotdogs in Lesage WV. The Mothman Statue and Museum in Point Pleasant WV, and the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. The overall route for the first day was about 350 miles. The destination city for the first day was Buckhannon, West Virginia. Day 2 was a lot of the same type of roads, the Rally Teams departed from Jawbone Park in central Buckhannon and made their way to find the 8 checkpoints, which consisted of Waters state park, Old Stone house museum, and a run through Hocking Hills Ohio. The final destination was at the Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio.

Sponsors of the Rally:

Rally Award Winners:

Spirit of the Rally: Team CCGTO Silver Bart Rowley
Hard Luck – Team Still Chillin’ Robert Blanton
Best Dressed Car – Team Dermal Addiction (Minions) Greg and Kim Rada
Long Distance Award – Team PugZ Diana Inberg
Best Costume – Community Chest – Jeff & Gail Rushing and Mike and Rob Schlee
Honorable Mentions: Team Champagne Deciples Team Cream
Social Media Award – Team Champagne Deciples Mike Karwath – Dan Kinzie

Day 1 Winners: 1st. Team Luxury 2nd. Team Danger Zone 3rd. Team Autobahn Polezi
Day 2 Winners: 1st. Team Toasted 2nd. Team Goat Busters 3rd. Team Impr335ive

Smoky Mountain Rally
July 2015
Benefactor: Hope for the Warriors

In 2015 Rally North America invaded the city of Knoxville TN to start the Smoky Mountain Rally.  The benefactor for the rally was The Hope For the Warriors, a world class organization (4-star rated) that has the mission to help Veterans and their families in their time of need.  Rally North America participants raised a record $120,738.00.

The rally snaked through the Smoky Mountain Range, and we drove on some of the best roads on the planet.

Day 1 Knoxville TN – Hendersonville NC
Day 2 Hendersonville – Athens GA
Day 3 Athens GA – Savannah GA

Sponsors of the Rally:

  • CJ Pony Parts
  • www.Insure.it
  • The Lead Company
  • Fuel Moonshine
  • Carlisle Events
  • Fuel Moonshine
  • Brannon’s Auto Parts
  • SNSCroftgate

Rally Award Winners
Spirit of the Rally: Bill Tumas – Gordon Wagner
Hard Luck: Josh Hankins
Best Dressed Car: Dan Carpenter
Long Distance Award: Team Rental Jon King/Nicholas Hilton
Best Costume: Team Champagne – Mike Karwath – Dan Kinzie
Social Media Award: Dan Tyger

Day 1 Winners: 1st Team Danger Zone 2nd Team TAG 3rd Team Mountaineer
Day 2 Winners: 1st Team Challenger 2nd Team TurnIn Concepts 3rd Team Hopps
Day 3 Winners 1st Team CJ Pony Parts 2nd Team Tallahassee 3rd Team World Shakers
Note: Rally Organizers were recognized by Hope For the Warriors,

Ohio Valley 700
October 2015
Benefactor: Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio

The Third annual Ohio Valley 700 benefiting the Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio was held on October 9th through the 12th and primarily consisted of a route that followed the western coast of Michigan after going north across the Mackinaw Bridge. 51 participants raised a total of $23500. The funds will be used be the Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio to support the awareness for SUDEP and other Epilepsy programs they operate.

The Ohio Valley 700 is a time we also remember a member of our Rally North America family that passed away in 2013 from a massive seizure in his sleep.  Most of the Rally teams didn’t get to meet Cody Converse, but he helped with all the rallies up to 2013.  His support will never be forgotten.

Day 1 Mackinaw City MI – Muskegon MI
Day 2 Mackinaw City MI – Xenia OH – Kil-Kare Raceway

Sponsors of the Rally:

Rally Award Winners:

Spirit of the Rally: Chris Harper
Hard Luck – Brian Goodman
Best Dressed Car – Brad Verhey
Long Distance Award –Kevin Conkey
Best Costume – Team Al-Derpins

Day 1 Winners: 1st. Team Rental  2nd. Team DuHast 3rd. Team Genesis
Day 2 Winners: 1st. Team Dermal Addiction 2nd. Team Mad Ramper 3rd. Team HarperZ