About ARA

The Organization
A member-driven organization dedicated to the sport of Stage Rally, the American Rally Association provides a transparent, inclusive, and growing sanctioning body to competitors throughout America. A 501 (c)(3) non-profit and wholly owned subsidiary of the United States Auto Club (USAC), ARA is led by seasoned Stage Rally professionals who work hand in hand with an experienced Board of Directors to deliver a framework for safety, competition, promotion, and education for all aspects of the sport. The common goal of our members, volunteers, and organization is a thriving Stage Rally program in America.
Founded in 2016 as a non-profit enterprise by leading stage rally organizers and enthusiasts in the United States, ARA has run a full national series of rally events since 2017. Our series sanctions many of the country's premier stage rally events - Oregon Trail Rally, Susquehannock Trail Rally , Olympus Rally, New England Forest Rally, Ojibwe Forest Rally, Idaho Rally, and Tour de Forest Rally. The ARA National Series also sees participation by the country's leading rally teams, such as Subaru Rally Team USA.
The Sport
Real Cars. Real Roads. Stage Rally is a point-to-point race against the clock. Drivers and Co-Drivers work together in production-based vehicles to compete on closed public roads, called Special Stages. Day or night, teams tackle dirt, snow, gravel, or tarmac roads and obstacles like water crossings and huge jumps at incredible speeds. Seasoned Professionals compete alongside Weekend Warriors and press on, regardless of the challenge, to finish the event with the lowest time possible.

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