ARA Adds Southern Ohio in 2020

October 4, 2019


Nine National Events Sets Stage for American Rally Association


SPEEDWAY, IND.~ After a rash of scheduling activity and late additions to the 2019 American Rally Association, presented by AMSOIL schedule, the 2020 national campaign has been set. The new year promises to challenge competitors and entertain rally fans across the United States.


The ARA, in collaboration with the event organizers, have secured a well-balanced, nine-race schedule that showcases some of the biggest and best stages in North America. Highlighting the 2020 championship chase will be the addition of the Southern Ohio Forest Rally on June 18-19. Southern Ohio replaces the Idaho Rally International, which now becomes an ARA Super Regional July 11-12. The only other significant change is a later date for the New England Forest Rally, moving two weeks to July 31-August 1.


“We are excited to have such a strong schedule for 2020 ready to go,” said ARA National Series Manager Doug Shepard. “We had a lot of moving parts, and the organizers really worked hard, and together, to accommodate and adjust to make it be beneficial to the growth of American Rally. We head into our fourth season with some great momentum.”


American Rally Association, presented by AMSOIL

2020 National Championship Schedule


Sno*Drift                                  January 24-25                   Atlanta, Mich.


100 Acre Wood                          March 20-21                      Salem/Potosi, Mo.


Olympus Rally                          April 25-26                        Shelton, Wash.


Oregon Trail Rally                    May 29-31                           Portland, Ore. 


Southern Ohio Forest Rally     June 19-20                         Chillicothe, Ohio


New England Forest Rally        July 31 – August 1            Bethel, Maine 


Ojibwe Forests Rally                August 28-29                    Detroit Lakes, Minn.


STPR                                         September 18-19              Wellsboro, Penn.


LSPR                                         October 17-19, 2020         Houghton, Mich.



Along with the nine national championship events, the ARA is sanctioning three Super Regionals, or larger one to two-day regionals that afford national points to competitors. The Idaho Rally will join 2019 Super Regional events Rally Colorado and Empire State Performance Rally on the 2020 schedule.


Several Regional rallies, (smaller, one-day events that service the East or West Coast Regional Championships), have been confirmed. The Missouri Ozark Rally is back for a second year, but moves from the first weekend in February to January 11. The Show Me Rally in October and Nemadji Trail Rally in December are set, with several other regional events being finalized.


About American Rally Association

As an organization, the American Rally Association is dedicated to embracing the passion and innovation of the diverse rally community through the promotion and growth of the premier rally experience in the United States. A 501 (c)(3) non-profit and wholly owned subsidiary of the United States Auto Club (USAC), ARA is led by seasoned professionals who work hand-in-hand with event organizers and competitors to become stewards of the sport of Stage Rally. To connect with ARA, go to or follow on Facebook, You Tube, Instagram or Twitter.


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