Forestburgh, New York (August 2, 2012) Rally New York, Ltd. has invoked Article 3.12 of the event Supplementary Regulations and cancelled Rally Delaware 2012 scheduled for August 24 – 25. This action has been taken because an insufficient number of entries has been received by August 1.
Rally Delaware was planned as a two-day tarmac rally with 104 miles of special stages and a total length of 320 miles. The rally was to be conducted according to the international regulations with full reconnaissance of the rally route and pace notes. All these features taken together make this rally unique in the United States.
Rally New York, Ltd. wants to thank the teams on the entry list as well as all sponsors and supporters. This includes but is not limited to Town of Walton, Walton Chamber of Commerce, Walton Fire Department and a number of local businesses. Volunteers and senior staff of the rally deserve special thanks for their dedicated efforts in preparing Rally Delaware, which was to be the 39th Rally New York event in eleven seasons. It is in the best interest of all these entities that we make this announcement today rather than on August 10 specified in Article 3.12 of the Supplementary Regulations.
Under the circumstances, Rally New York, Ltd. intends not to spend additional time and money in further planning and preparation of the gravel International Rally New York 2012 scheduled for October 20 – 21.
Consequently, the next event of the United States Rally Championship (USRC) is Gorman Ridge Rally in California on August 25, 2012. The final round of the 2012 United States Rally Championship will be Prescott Rally in Arizona on September 28 – 29.