Newry, Maine (June 18, 2018)
Organizers for the New England Forest Rally announced today an expanded partnership with Team O'Neil Rally School to reward grassroots regional competitors. The new Team O'Neil Regional Cash Purse will award a total of $6,000 to regional entries, with a single competitor capable of winning as much as $1,900.
The cash purse will support regional teams, who typically have fewer resources, at next month's New England Forest Rally, July 20-21. The purse will also encourage those in the heart of the rally field to perform at their highest levels. Performance-based awards will be available to those entered in the regional NA4wd, O2wd, and L2wd classes, while a Longest Haul prize will be given to the regional team with the furthest drive to the event.
The top three finishers of the first run through Friday's Concord Pond stage in the regional NA4wd, O2wd, and L2wd classes will receive cash prizes totaling $2,100. A further $3,000 in total awards will be giving to the top three finishers in each of the listed classes on Saturday's New Hampshire Regional Rally. Entrants must be regional only entries, National and Dual entries are not eligible for the Team O'Neil Regional Cash Purse.
Winners of the Team O'Neil Regional Cash Purse will be determined based on official scores, including all assessed penalties. Award payouts will take place during the podium ceremony on Saturday evening, July 21.
More information on the Team O'Neil Regional Cash Purse can be found here. Award totals for the purse are below:
Stage Wins on Concord Pond 1 for NA4WD, O2WD and L2WD ($2,100 in total):
A cash prize will be given out to three classes NA4WD, O2WD and L2WD for the top three stage times in each class of the “Concord Pond” stage (first running) on Friday, July 20, 2018.
1st Place: $400
2nd Place: $200
3rd Place: $100
New Hampshire Regional NA4WD, O2WD and L2WD Overall Results ($3,000 in total)
For the New Hampshire Regional Rally (Day 2 of NEFR, Saturday, July 21, 2018) the overall top 3 places of NA4WD, O2WD and L2WD will each receive:
1st Place: $600
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $100
Longest haul, Free Entry ($900)
The regional team (any class) that starts the rally the furthest away from Sunday River Resort (15 South Ridge Road Newry, ME 04261) will be returned their entry fee.
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