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Rally Controls

Here's an overview of the Controls and signs commonly seen at a rally.

Stage Start

TIME CONTROL ZONE START
Yellow clock face sign
Competitors enter on proper minute.
TIME CONTROL / ARRIVAL TIME CONTROL ("TC" / "ATC")
Red clock face sign
Competitors check in and get "Arrival Time" and "Ideal Start Time" assigned by control workers.
+ 100ft / 25m from yellow clock face sign
START TIME CONTROL ("STC")
Red furled flag sign
Competitors check in and get "Actual Start Time" assigned by control workers. Cars start on assigned minute.
+ 200ft / 50m from yellow clock face sign
END CONTROL ZONE
Beige sign with cross bars
Cars may not service between yellow clock face sign and this sign.
+ 100ft / 25m from yellow clock face sign


Stage Finish

TIME CONTROL ZONE START
Yellow checkered flag sign
Approaching Flying Finish.
FLYING FINISH
Red checkered flag sign
Time recorded by control workers as cars pass.
+ 400ft / 100m from yellow checkered flag sign
FINISH TIME CONTROL ("FTC")
Red stop sign
Competitors check in and get "Finish Time" assigned by control workers.
+ 400-1200ft / 100-300m from red checkered flag sign
END CONTROL ZONE
Beige sign with cross bars
Cars may not service between yellow checkered flag sign and this sign.
+ 100ft / 25m from red stop sign


Service Area

SERVICE AREA START
Green wrench sign
Start of service area. Designated area to work on cars.
SERVICE AREA END
Black wrench sign with cross bars
End of service area.


Fueling Area

FUELING AREA START
Gas pump sign
Start of fueling area.
FUELING AREA END
Gas pump sign with cross bars
End of fueling area.


Other Signs

EMERGENCY MEDICAL ASSISTANCE LOCATION
Blue cross sign
EMT location. Manditory at stage start. Additional EMT's may be located along very long stages.
RADIO LOCATION
Blue jagged arrow sign
HAM radio operator location. Manditory at stage start and stage finish locations. Typically at stage blockage locations.