The club’s first TSD was “From trees to seas”

On Sunday, October 8th Tim Crawford and his stepson Sean participated in a Time Speed Distance event sponsored by the rainier auto sports club in Skagit County starting in Monroe, WA and ending hours later in Oak Harbor, WA using only rally notes to get there on back roads with twists and turns that were set in a spectacular setting of trees turning fall colors to water views and high bridges. It was very exciting and challenging. A great time.

How a TSD is done, vehicle event numbers, tailgate, route rally notes book.
A # is issued by the organizers affix to your car along with the notes to the route and rules.
Rally start
Drivers and navigators gather to receive their books and numbers at the start area.
rally route notebook
A route notebook is issued to each navigator that looks like this. It will tell you at what DISTANCE you should arrive at each item or landmark along the route. it is up to your team to gauge at what TIME you should arrive at each item.
Rally start
There are enthusiasts of all kinds on these TSDs. any car you enjoy and is roadworthy is a good choice!
Landmark of the starting area
The starting area was in Monroe just off Highway 2.
waiting area between stages
This is a waiting area between stages of constant travel, in case you are behind and need to catch up because of a missed turn or other reasons
Rally route with speed limit sign
Many of the route notebook items were like this speed limit sign.
The rainbow bridge
We waited below this bridge before going up to cross it on the route.
2019 RAM 1500with #15 at rest area
This was our ride for the TSD here at a good 10 minute waiting area with a restroom.
The Deception Pass Bridge from below
Deception Pass bridge is a great viewpoint
View from Deception Pass
The viewpoint at Deception Pass