The Waste Management Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally®, in the forests outside of Wellsboro, Pa., is coming the weekend of Sept. 13 & 14. The 43rd running of this event--the oldest, continuously-running motorsports event in the state--is part of the American Rally Association (ARA) National Championship.
Event headquarters are at the Waste Management Complex in Antrim, Pa.
According to the event website, a Parc Expose and parade start on Thursday evening around The Green in downtown Wellsboro are new to the event. Friday morning, the competitors gather at headquarters and take on a full day of rally action, with a short 3-mile stage at Waste Management before circling back to the forest. Rally cars finish the first day after dark with the last stage back at Waste Management.
Saturday includes an additional 33-stage race before they’re back to headquarters for the final stage, podium, and champagne spray.
The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry provide about 130 miles of roads in the Susquehannock, Tioga and Tiadaghton State Forests for the special stages.
The title sponsor, Waste Management, provides use of its land for the rally headquarters and Service complex, and several rally stages. Local sponsors are businesses and organizations.
Visit the event webstie for a list of spectator points for viewing the competition, along with interactive instructions using Google Maps for ease of those using mobile devices.
Rally vehicles and teams will be available during the Parc Exposé around The Green on Thursday evening and Saturday morning for photos and autographs.
DCNR alcohol advisory
On Friday, Sept. 13 and Saturday, Sept. 14 , 2019, designated areas of the Tioga and Susquehannock State Forests will be closed to all alcohol, spirits, and malt beverages due to the 2019 STPR Rally.
These areas will be posted with signage prohibiting such beverages. The public should keep this in mind when visiting the Tioga and Susquehannock State Forests.
For more information contact the Tioga State Forest District Office in Wellsboro Monday – Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at (570) 724-2868.