Performance rallying is the exciting and demanding motorsport. With its high percentage of stage miles and a course featuring some of the most challenging roads in the world, STPR® is one of the America’s best-known rally events. STPR® regularly draws the top rally teams from the United States, Canada and abroad who enjoy putting their skills to the extreme test of performance rally. Competitors from the worldwide professional rally community are also found at this premier event.
The Waste Management Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally® is based out of scenic and historic Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. It is Round 4 of the 2017 American Rally Association (ARA) National Championship and Round 5 of the North American Rally Cup (NARC).
STPR® 2017 marks the 41st running of this event, the oldest, continuously-running motorsports event in the state. The event will be headquartered at the Tioga County Fairgrounds.
Its support events, the Finger Lakes Rally (coefficient 2 event) and the Sherwood Forest Rally (coefficient 3 event) are part of the ARA Regional Championship Series.
The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry provide about 63 miles of roads in the Susquehannock, Tioga and Tiadaghton State Forests for the special stages. Added to the forest roads is over nine miles of private road, some of which had to be resurrected for STPR®. Then there is the Super Special Stage at the Tioga County Fairgrounds on both Friday and Saturday evenings. For a small fee, you have the opportunity to sit in grandstands and watch to cars as the run all of the stage.
Title sponsor Waste Management provides use of its land for several rally stages on Friday. Local sponsors are businesses and organizations that support not only STPR, but any associated charity events and other activities.
Choice spectator points for viewing the competition are a special feature of STPR®. Information on the spectator points and routes to reach them will be published in the spectator guide, available at registration, the Green and the Chamber of Commerce. The cars are available for inspection at the Parc Exposé around The Green before the morning and evening segments of the rally.
Organized and promoted by Finger Lakes STPR® Motorsport, LLC, the rally is conducted in cooperation with the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry. Finger Lakes STPR® Motorsport is based in Rochester, New York.