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Southern Ohio Forest Rally Info
Start date
July 18, 2020
End date
July 19, 2020
Racing surface
80% Gravel, 20% Tarmac
Rally length
85 Competition miles,  
127 Transit miles
Rally location
Chillicothe, Ohio
Driver Stats
  • Only seven drivers have taken overall victories at SOFR

  • John Buffum and Paul Choiniere have five apiec

Southern Ohio Forest Rally

The state of Ohio has hosted American national championship stage rally events on 18 separate occasions, beginning with the establishment of the SCCA Pro Rally Championship in 1973 and ending in 1996.


Many of the stages that made up previous Ohio events returned to action in 2017 as the Southern Ohio Forest Rally returned to national prominence. More of the historical roads were brought back in 2018 with the addition of Tar Hollow State Park. The SOFR crew and Ohio Forestry Department worked together to add Shawnee State Forest in 2019. That same year, with the collaboration of the City of Chillicothe, SOFR was able to bring back a teaser of the infamous City Park stage in downtown Chillicothe's Yoctangee Park.

In 2020, amid changes due to he COVID-19 Pandemic, SOFR will restart this years championship on July 18 with a one-day, night rally held over two of the stages in Shawnee State Forest. 


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