2021 Oregon Trail Rally National Event Postpones Until November
Portland, Oregon. – The 25th running of Oregon Trail Rally is moving to November 5-7, 2021. Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the additional requirements and approvals cannot be obtained for the event’s original May date.
After months of discussions with local officials, organizers determined they would not be able to produce the high caliber national rally its competitors have come to expect. By November, local businesses are expected to be completely opened, spectating to be allowed, and enough volunteers and resources to put on the popular event.
“Changing dates is a very difficult decision and one we worked very hard not to do,” said Karen Jankowski, Oregon Trail Rally Event Chair. “Trying to balance giving everyone time to plan while finding a way to make May work, it soon became clear that a November date change is required for our national event. We still want to do something in May, and are working very hard behind the scenes with more announcements in the coming days.”
The move to November now makes the Oregon Trail Rally the final National Championship event on the 2021 American Rally Association, presented by DirtFish calendar. Event organizers will be continuing with the traditional format of Portland International Raceway on Friday, Goldendale stages Saturday, and Dufur area on Sunday.
“This will be our 25th running of the Oregon Trail Rally, and we really want to make it special,” said Jankowski. “We have many fun and exciting things planned, including a special entry fee for first time drivers.”