TDF Spectator Guide
The Ridge Motorsports park
Location for Service
and Parc Expose
$5 per car for parking
The Tour de Forest Rally is back for the second year. This time TDF is running as a regional rally!
We will have a couple of opportunities for spectators to meet the competitors, see their cars, and see them race. Below are maps and the full schedule so you know when and where to be.
To make sure everyone is safe we ask that all spectators follow our rules.
Please Obey All Marshals' Instructions
Marshals can be identified by their reflective safety vests. These volunteers are here to keep you safe in the designated spectating locations.
Please Respect Our Landowners
They have graciously allowed us to use their property so that we may continue racing on the best rally roads in North America.
We are the guests of Green Diamond Resource Company and they ask us to follow a few simple rules:
PLEASE STAY IN DESIGNATED SPECTATOR AREAS
PLEASE KEEP THE FOREST CLEAN
A message from our Land owner….
Welcome, competitors and spectators, to Green Diamond Resource Company’s private working forest lands in Washington State. Green Diamond harvests patches of forestland each year to provide wood products to a worldwide marketplace. At the same time, these working forests protect clean water and soils, sequester carbon while producing clean air, provide habitat for fish and wildlife and, of course, give us open space for recreation. Enjoy.
Enjoy the Rally Experience
Northwest rally fans are some of the hardiest spectators in North America. They brave the elements to witness the challenges that the competitors face as they battle each other and the clock over the most demanding stages the American Rally Association National Championship can offer. The chance to witness the extraordinary talents of the drivers inevitably leads to an assault on the senses: the noise of the engines, the smell of race fuel, the glow of the brakes, and the flying of gravel. For many, this is what attracts them to rally.
Find your spot in the designated spectator location, take lots of video and pictures, bring the noise ie… cowbells, horns, whistles and your voices!
Let the drivers know that they have entered the spectator area!
Saturday, November 9, 2019
We welcome you to Shelton, WA and The Ridge Motorsports Park for Parc Expose. Parc Expose will begin at Noon. Don't forget to catch the racers at the spectator area both in the afternoon and in the evening. Come early to the spectator area to find your spot. Bring a flashlight for the night stage.
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm - Parc Expose - The Ridge Motorsports park
1:30 pm - First car out from Parc Expose
3:30 pm - To The Woods Stage, First car out at 3:45 pm
4:24 pm - Service at The Ridge Motorsports Park
7:45 pm - To The Woods Stage night stage, First car out at 8:00 pm
8:45 pm - Finish at The Ridge Motorsports Park
From The Ridge Motorsports Park
Head east on Eells Hill Rd Ave
Turn left on to WA-102 E
Turn right on to US-101 S
Take the exit toward US 101 N/WA-8 W/Shelton/Aberdeen
Turn left at T.
Turn left to merge onto US-101 N toward WA-6 W/Shelton/Aberdeen
Turn right at the signs for Spectator. 9.2 miles
Spectator Survival Guide
We want you to be prepared as you attend the event so here are a few things to keep in mind.
Plan ahead, there will be some walking/hiking from where you park your car.
Be ready for the weather, November in Washington in the Black Hills can bring rain, snow, and cold.
You will be in the forest potentially climbing over mounds and through sticker bushes
Bringing your kids is an awesome idea, know that strollers don't go through the forest very well. :(
If you come to the night stage, there is no lighting, bring a flashlight.
Always be aware of your surroundings, again you are in the forest, there are animals that live there.
Please bring your own food and drink
Port-a-potties will be supplied at the Spectator location
Did we mention you will be in the forest.