Sno Drift Rally
The Sno*Drift Rally is a performance rally that features prepared 2 wheel and 4 wheel drive cars. These cars race on real roads in a time based competition. The Sno*Drift Rally features two days of racing on Montmorency County roads over snow and ice. It is the only planned snow event on the Rally America National Championship schedule attracting more than fifty domestic and international teams as well as legions of dedicated rally fans. Many teams consider Sno*Drift to be their favorite event due to the unique experience of running the icy, snow banked roads WITHOUT studded tires at high speeds. Top teams from across the United States are expected to attend the Sno*Drift Rally, including drivers from many other countries. This year Sno*Drift will feature about 20 stages that run a total distance of 130 miles.
Since 2005 the Sno*Drift Rally has traditionally been the kickoff to the Rally America National Championship and will continue that role for the 2014 season. Sno*Drift received Honorable Mention in 2008, and in 2005, 2011, and 2012 was named “Rally of the Year”, being declared the benchmark by which other Rally America National Championship events are judged.
This is the 48th anniversary of the Sno*Drift Rally. The first Sno*Drift Rally was in 1966. Sno*Drift was the first complete event ever held as a stage type or performance rally in 1973. After several dormant years, the current series was restarted as a national event in Montmorency County in 1997.
The Sno*Drift Rally is fully contained within Montmorency County, Michigan. The residents, business owners, city, township and county officials, sheriff’s department, road commission, Tri-Township EMS, Atlanta Senior Center and Atlanta Community Schools are extremely generous and warmly welcome the rally racers, their crews and the volunteer workers. The May family generously donated the use of the gravel pit property for the site of our Super Special stage. Without all of their cooperation we could not hold our event. Huron Distributors was a great benefit to the rally operation. We thank them for their hospitality. Sno*Drift gives back to the community by donating some of the proceeds from the event to Lewiston Community Sharing, Calvary Episcopal Food Bank, the Atlanta Helping Hands as well other local charities such as The Baby Basket. We hope our contribution will help some of the disadvantaged county residents. Without all of the local assistance, we would not be able to put on such a great event.