Ojibwe Forests Rally (OFR) is scheduled for August 25th-26th! OFR is a performance stage rally that will be headquartered out of the Northern Lights Casino in Walker, MN this year. Here is the official site: http://ojibweforestsrally.com/ I'm planning on heading up Wednesday or Thursday to help with bannering. Post up here if you plan to head up this year. It would be fun to get a group together to caravan up together. No obligation to volunteer, we can split the groups once we get there. It's a bit early and there isn't a lot of official information available yet. I will keep this thread updated. Why am I starting this thread in April? Because it's never too early to start collecting half-assed hand raisers and ensure maximum disappointment at actual turnout... If you've never experienced a pro stage rally in person before, I can't recommend the experience highly enough! OFR is a national level event with the highest caliber drivers in the country pushing full tilt through some of the best gravel roads in the region. American Rally Association (ARA) is the sanctioning body this year. As an ARA event, you can expect to see Subaru Rally Team USA fielding David Higgins/Craig Drew, and Travis Pastrana/Christian Edstrom (assuming Chrissie doesn't return). The rally experience puts you up close and personal (literally) with the cars, drivers, co-drivers and techs. Spectator points are defined throughout the event at key points such as the redbull jump... but that's not the best seat in the house. Volunteering is where it's at! Just how close can you get as a volunteer? About this close (use chrome with hardware acceleration enabled): As a volunteer you may find yourself crawling over/around/in the cars themselves, stashed in the most technical areas of the course or working directly with the drivers and co-drivers on-stage right through their window. Here is a good thread that outlines some of the volunteer opportunities: https://mnsubaru.com/threads/rally-volunteering-the-best-seat-in-the-house.11679/ Also: https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/ojibweforestsrally Edit(s): - Received updated info about HQ being in Walker instead of Detroit Lakes this year.