Idaho Rally revs up for 11th year
BOISE COUNTY, Idaho (KBOI) —
This weekend, the quiet, serene roads of Boise County will be taken over by rally cars for the Idaho Rally International.
On June 10-11, the course will cover 135 miles and roll into, or near, Horseshoe Bend, Placerville and Idaho City.
“Roads like these are why we rally,” said Rob Blout, clerk of the course.
Around 55 racers from the West and Northwest will buckle up and put their pedal to the metal.
"No one has gotten out of their car and said it wasn't any fun," Blout said.
Of course there are risks involved.
"I hit a tree going 120 miles per hour," said Dan Rockrohr, who won his division last year. "Everyone asks me if I've thought about quitting. I didn't because I love it."
Spectators can check out the race at two spots.
One is the Placerville Service Park. To get there from Highway 21 turn left on Montgomery St. in Idaho City. Go 0.4 miles and then turn left onto Centerville Road. After 11.7 miles turn right onto Placerville Road. Placerville Road turns slightly left and becomes Main street.
The other viewing area is at Grimes Spectator Point. To get there from Highway 21 turn left on Montgomery St. in Idaho City. Go 0.4 miles and then turn left onto Centerville Road. After 7.4 miles turn right onto Grimes Pass Rd. It’s 2.5 miles to a barricade, park on the right and follow the instructions to the spectator area.