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Rally Commission

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What is the Rally Commission?

The Rally Commission, as appointed by the International Soap Box Derby Inc., is the body responsible for overseeing the Rally Program. Responsibilities of the Rally Commission include writing, reviewing, interpreting and enforcing Rally Program Rules. C-1.01, ISBD Rule book


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 Fall 2018

Current Discussion Topics

  • Communication and transparency 
  • Brainstorming ideas to ensure competitive Rally Racing beyond 180-point guarantee. 
  • Point system 
  • Challenge Races - reviewing for 2019 and beyond. 
    • Penalty after the finish line
    • Line judge procedure
    • Communication process between all areas of the track
    • Reviewing processes for accuracy and efficiency
  • Continuing Education/Certification Program
  • Improving Race Week's Rally Meeting. 


Chair:       Alan Howe
2nd Chair: Gene Blackwell
Secretary: Lisa Carpenter
Members:  Jamey Allen
                Bo Donovan 
                Bill Graham 
                Brian Graham
                Marco Juarez
                Buzz Pankoff
                Anne Taylor

Join the Rally Commission

Each year the Rally Commission accepts applications for new members. Applicants should be knowledgeable and passionate about Rally racing. The Commission meets once a month via telephone, and during Race Week. All members are intimately involved Race Week with the Challenge Races, Parents Race, Topside Show and various other Race Week responsibilites. 

Applications will be available beginning April 1st, 2019. All applications must be submitted by May 31, 2019. The online application will require applicant information, a resume and three references. The Rally Commission interviews applicants during Race Week in July. 

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