2012 Sno*Drift Spectator Information
General Spectating Information
Free Spectator Guides will be printed just prior to the rally. Included
in the Guide are the
spectator schedules, maps, and other helpful information.
The Guides will be available in the Atlanta Senior Center - 11780 M-33, Atlanta, MI 49709, in local businesses thru out Atlanta, MI, and in businesses in the surrounding area. You can view and print an online copy here.
Schedules and maps will be also be posted on the Sno*Drift website in January 2012.
There are NO fees or tickets required to watch most stages in the rally. There is a fee to watch the Super Special Stage, however. The fee includes a
free bus ride from either Atlanta High School or the Ace Hardware in Lewiston. If you chose to drive to the Super Special, there is an additional fee for parking. See detailed Super Special info below.
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2012 Spectator Schedule
Note on the schedule that the roads on the rally route will be closed ~ 45 minutes prior to the beginning of the stage. Plan on arriving to the spectator points early to ensure access and get a good parking spot.
Spectator Area Directions and Maps
2012 Spectator Guide
Have fun but keep the following in mind. Please use the marked areas only for spectating and ALWAYS follow the instructions of the organizers and marshals in the area. Marshals and other officials will have vests, name tags, and other documentation with them. This is for your safety and the safety of others around you. The entire rally can be stopped if any situation is deemed unsafe by a marshal or an official (and this has happened in the past). Remember to dress for the weather and be courteous - leave a spectating spot cleaner than when you arrived. The stage is "hot" - an active stage from the time you see the 0 car until you see the sweep vehicles come through the stage - flashing yellow lights and the last will have a flashing green light. End of lecture....enjoy the rally!
FYI for Spectators -
|Super Special Stage Information|
Area: F Super Special 1 and 2 Starting @ 2PM,
January 28, 2012
Save Money-Take the bus!!
NO Parking On Buttles Rd -- The Sheriff will be ticketing violators.
Traffic on Buttles Rd will be One Way heading South only.
Parking is very limited at the Super Special Site. If the lot is full you will be waved by and must continue South at least 1 mile.
TheSno*Drift Super Special will take place January 28, 2012 at Lewiston Sand & Gravel. The first running will be at 2:04 PM and the 2nd running will begin at 3:22 PM. There will be a $5.00 entry fee for all spectators (children under 12 are free). The entry fee includes free bus transportation from either Lewiston or Atlanta. The best viewing is a few steps from the bus drop off point. There will be a warming tent and food concession stand available for spectators.
Atlanta buses will start running beginning at 12:00 noon, and will run continuously from the Atlanta High School which is South of Atlanta on County Rd. 489, East of County Rd 487. Parking will be available in the lot directly across the street from the high school. You can board the buses here for the trip to the Super Special.
Lewiston buses will run continuously starting about 12:30 PM from the Ace Hardware parking lot on the Northwest corner of County Roads 612 & 491.
The bus is $5.00 per person and includes the admission fee along with a FREE round trip bus ride.
Buses leave from the Atlanta School and the Lewiston Ace Hardware, starting around Noon, and run continuously from noon until the last passenger is returned to their starting location.
If you choose to park on The Super Special Grounds, you must enter Buttles Rd. from M32. Use the following routes:
–From Atlanta, take M32 West, about 11 mi. Turn Left onto Buttles Rd.
–From Lewiston Head North on Co. Rd. 491 about 5.8 mi. Turn Left on M32 for about 1.8 Mi. Turn Left onto Buttles Rd.)
Map available in the Spectator Guide.
Please review safe spectating information at the Rally-America website!
To have really good opportunities for viewing, consider volunteering!
|2012 S*D Ham Radio Information|
The following Ham Radio Frequency will be utilized by the Organizing Committee for Voice Communications during the 2012 Sno*Drift Rally. Both of these are found on the 2 meter band.
146.76 MHz will be the Primary Repeater for Stages 1 thru 12 on Friday and Stages 23 & 24 on Saturday.
147.12 MHz will be the Primary Repeater for Stages 13 thru 22 on Saturday.
Ham Radio operators involved with the 2012 event will be receiving detailed information soon.
This year, Sno*Drift will also incorporate Ham Radio APRS (automatic packet reporting system) operations as an adjunct to voice communications to assist officials at net control to keep a situational awareness of the event. In addition to workers with APRS mobiles units, APRS Trackers will be installed in selected Safety Vehicles and we will utilize information from competitors that have APRS Radios. The vehicle locations will be able to be monitored as they circulate thru the rally course on mapping screens. Any interested parties that wish to monitor the APRS traffic and do not have APRS equipment should be able to do so by either various APRS smartphone applications ( if they are a licensed ham) or on their phone's web browser or portable computer with 3G capabilities. To monitor via the web, just go to http://aprs.fi and center on Atlanta, MI. Additional APRS information and demonstration of viewing capabilities will be available at competitor and worker registration. More information about ham radio can be found at www.arrl.org and APRS at http://aprs.org.
|...the Baby Basket. The Sno*Drift Rally Organizers are trying to help this local charity in Atlanta, Michigan. The Baby Basket supports poor and needy families in the surrounding communities. They are in need of new or good clean used clothing for children and babies. They also need any non-perishable foods. When you come up to the rally, please bring something for them. Drop off your contributions at the A Win Sands Motel on North M-33 in Atlanta or call Sue Weaver at . Thank you.|
If you have questions about any of the above, contact the rallymaster or email@example.com.