Lake Superior Performance Rally

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Lake Superior Performance Rally, the Oldest, Toughest and
Meanest Rally on the Rally Circuit Returns to Houghton, Michigan October 13-15, 2011

The Lake Superior Region Car Club would like to announce the 17th running of the Lake Superior Performance Rally (LSPR) based in Houghton, Michigan again this year.  The LSPR is known as the Oldest, Toughest and Meanest Off-Road event in the country and is sanctioned by Rally Car/Rally-America in Golden Valley, MN.

The Lake Superior Performance Rally (LSPR) will be the 2011 Year End Rally-America Regional Championship, Third Round of the Max Attack Rally Series Final and the First Round of the 2012 Central Region Rally Championship with entries from around the United States.

Dates for this year’s event is October 13-15, 2011 with Competitor and Worker Registration starting on Thursday October 13th. Fans and Spectators are invited to get up-close and personal with the Cars and Drivers on Friday October 14th during the Parc Expose at the LSPR Headquarters (Country Inn & Suites) from 1:00pm to 2:15pm prior to the official start of the Auto Value Ottawa Rally, the first leg of this two day racing event. Racing officially starts Friday at approximately 2:15pm with the first car out from the Country Inn & Suites on Razorback Drive just off M-26 behind WalMart in Houghton, MI.

This year’s LSPR Rally route starts Friday October 14th with the Auto Value Ottawa Rally at the Country Inn & Suites and travels to the Moyle Gravel Pit off Green Acres Road for the first stage before heading south to the US Forest Service Roads in and near Kenton, Michigan before heading back to Houghton in the early hours of Saturday to the LSPR Headquarters (Country Inn & Suites) for the official finish. Saturday October 15th all the action moves to Baraga County for the Lac Vieux Desert Rally. New to the Baraga County area will be the Parc Expose in Downtown L’Anse, Michigan near the Marina in the public parking area from 9:30am to 10:30am prior to the official start of the Lac Vieux Desert Rally, the second and final leg of this two day racing event. Once again Rally fans and spectators can get up close and personal with the cars, drivers, co-drivers and teams to learn more about Off-Road Pro Rally. The Lac Vieux Desert Rally racing will officially start at approximately 10:30am on Saturday with the first car out from the Downtown L’Anse Marina and head into the back roads of the Baraga County area for another challenging day of racing. Fans and Spectators will get a second up close peak at the cars and the teams as they come in for service at the L’Anse High School parking lot, spectators are asked to please park outside of the school grounds.

Visit the LSPR web site at for complete race information and spectator sites.

Want to get truly up close and personal with Rally Racing? You can by volunteering to work this year’s LSPR. Volunteer Workers are needed to Marshal nearby roads, help time the cars, monitor spectator locations, offer amateur radio services and emergency medical assistance.  If you want to be up close to all the action, go to the LSPR web site  and click on the workers section to sign- up.
Volunteer Workers are then asked to stop by LSPR Headquarters at the Country Inn & Suites to officially sign-in and get their work assignments: Thursday October 13th, from 5:00pm to 10:00pm, or Friday October 14th, from 9:00am to 11:00am.

*Rally Notes:

  • The LSPR is expected to bring more than 800 additional people into the area for Thursday through Sunday—an economic boon of approximately one million dollars.
  • Press Credentials & Operations:  Event Press/Video and Photo credentials will be available at registration on Thursday evening and Friday morning only during worker registration.  Access to press-only photo/video areas will require a hard card press pass and special identification vest.  Credentials are available only to members of the working press.  Identification and/or work assignment required.  Due to the large scale of this event, press operations will be primarily at the service areas on Friday evening and Saturday.

*For more info please contact Dallas Bond at : or

Please feel free to contact with any questions and Thank you in advance  for your coverage of this world-renowned Upper Peninsula event.

Dallas Bond
2011 LSPR Press/Media Liaison

Dallas Bond

LSPR Press/Media Liaison
(906) 337-3417  Home
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