Southern Ohio Forest Rally Info
June 8-10, 2023
ARA National and East Regional
80% Gravel, 20% Tarmac
123 Competition miles, 257 Total miles
Chillicothe and Portsmouth, Ohio
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 19 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.