- Press Releases
- Event Schedule (note that only the schedule in the Supp Regs is official)
- Stage Schedule (note that only the schedule in the Supp Regs is official)
- WCRE Interview with organizer Anders Green -Part A (You may need to download then play.)
Get a Press Pass
A rally is a complicated event. For the Sandblast Rally, we are orchestrating fifty cars moving over 560 square miles with a precision of under one minute. What this means for you as a member of the press is that if you just show up the day of the event and ask "How do I get to Turn 1?" you are likely to be disappointed with the quality of coverage you can supply. Therefore we ask that you contact the rally organizer at least a week in advance so that you can plan what you're going to cover, and we can plan to make accomodations for you.
If your schedule prohibits any advance contact, then you will find that the highest quality coverage you can get will be by using the publicy available spectator information, as it contains excellent directions and schedules, and this access will not require a Press Pass.
What you get
The Press Packet consists of:
- Non-forgeable, customized with your name, Press Pass
- Detailed stage maps
- Detailed stage schedule
- Entry list
Press access includes:
- Public - Spectator Areas
- Public - Service Areas
- Public - Parc Expose
- Extra - Scoring / Operations Center
- Extra - Near (not inside) the Start and Finish controls, within defined press areas
- Extra - Outside the tape at Spectator Areas (in pre-defined press areas)
- Extra - Several pre-defined Press-only areas on course (generally you will be locked in here for the duration of the stage)
At all Extra locations, use of "NASA RallySport Press" aprons is required.
Press are not allowed:
- Inside any time control, start control, or finish control
- To hike into the stage from the start or from the finish
- To access locations on stage that are not defined as "press areas" or "spectator areas".
In order to qualify for a Press Pass, you must be a legitimate member of the press. At least one week before the rally, send:
- The press pass application form
- Letter of Assignment
- Business card (home-printed cards will not be held in high regard)
- Photocopy of driver's license