Time, Speed and Distance (TSD) Rally

A Time, Speed and Distance (TSD) Rally is a competitive event at Porsche Parade. A TSD Rally starts with a set of instructions specifying a route to travel and the speed at which to travel. The Rally is done in teams of two, with a driver and a navigator. The goal of the Rally is the drive the route at the correct speed and arrive at each checkpoint on time. If you drive too fast and arrive at a checkpoint early, points are deducted. Similarly, if you drive too slowly and arrive at a checkpoint late, points are deducted. A TSD Rally is generally 100 miles and takes approximately three hours.

Time is the key in a TSD Rally. A digital clock, such as a kitchen timer that reads to the second, will be very helpful!

Each year at Porsche Parade, we offer a Rally School on Monday afternoon. The Rally School is taught by past Parade TSD Rally Champions. You will learn about the rally, what to bring, what to expect, tips for staying on time, what to do at a checkpoint, and how to fill out your score sheet. The Rally School will also cover the event rules, terminology, and sample route instructions.

Do not be afraid to try a TSD Rally – we will teach you everything you need to know!

TSD Rally Eligibility: Only registered Parade Entrants are eligible for the TSD Rally. Registered Junior Participation Program (JPP) members, ages 16-17, may not drive in the TSD Rally, but may navigate with either of their sponsoring PCA members driving. Registered College Age Family Program (CAFP) members, ages 18-25, may either drive or navigate in the TSD Rally. Parade Guests are not allowed to compete in this event. The status of entrants for the TSD Rally will be verified.

There are six classes for the TSD Rally. Each classes is determined by the equipment allowed to assist drivers and navigators.

Class R01: Equipped – Unlimited: Participants may use any piece of equipment to assist them in winning the rally.

Class R02: Tech Equipment: In this class, participants may use rally apps on cell smart phones, tablets, or notebooks. Rally computers (devices connected to a wheel hub) are not allowed. Participants may use factory built-in computers that can read out average speed, as well as navigational or GPS systems in this class. Participants may also use maps, prepared rally tables, mechanical slide rules, and non-programmable, single memory calculators, stopwatches, pencil and paper, clipboard, and the original speedometer, odometer, and trip odometer.

Class R03: Navigational: In this class, participants may also use maps, prepared rally tables, mechanical slide rules, and non-programmable, single memory calculators, and navigational or GPS systems. Participants may use factory built-in computers that can read out average speed, stopwatches, pencil and paper, clipboard, and the original speedometer, odometer, and trip odometer.

Class R04: Unequipped Navigational: In this class, Participants may also use navigational or GPS systems, as well as factory built-in computers that can read out average speed. Participants may use stopwatches, pencil and paper, clipboard, and the original speedometer, odometer, and trip odometer.

Class R05: Unequipped Plus: In this class, may also use factory built-in computers that can read out average speed. However, navigational or GPS systems are not allowed. Participants may also use stopwatches, pencil and paper, clipboard, and the original speedometer, odometer, and trip odometer.

Class R06: Unequipped: In this rally class, participants rely on their own skills to win. Participants may only use stopwatches, pencil and paper, clipboard, and the original speedometer, odometer, and trip odometer in its original location in the automobile..

2018 Parade Competition Rules (pending 2019 update)

The following references for use with the TSD Rally: (2018 References pending 2019 update)

  • General Instructions - Final - click here
  • Rally Section of the PCRs - click here
  • PCR Appendix VII - Time, Speed and Distance Rally Glossary; Defines Left, Right, etc. - click here
  • Rally School presentation (pdf format) - click here
  • Rally School presentation (Powerpoint format) - click here