|Itís Rally time!|
|June 04, 2015 Jerry Purvis|
Photo by Ken Kurtz/Spectrum Photo - A young family enjoys the sunshine as they tour the parked rally cars at Cozadís Corner in Gering. The rally cars roll this week, culminating in a Gering Merchants lunch served to drivers, navigators and the public behind the Gering High Schoolís Memorial Stadium.
The 27th annual Sugar Valley Rally rolls into the area this weekend as classic car drivers from across the country test their precision timing skills in a rally that will take them down Highway 26 and into eastern Wyoming to some of the history sites around the Panhandle.
After a Friday morning rally school, participants are off on a practice rally throughout parts of eastern Wyoming. The public is invited to see the cars at the rest stop that afternoon in Torrington.
A Friday evening Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours from 4:20 Ė 6:30 p.m. will be at Five Rocks Amphitheater south of Gering. Drivers will display their cars to the public.
Saturday the drivers start out from Fremont Motors at 7 a.m. and head east down Highway 26. Their first rest stop will be at about 9:20 a.m. in Oshkosh. Lunch break is in Sidney, with an afternobreak in Kimball.
Drivers should make it back to Fremont Motors in Scottsbluff at about 4:10 p.m.
Sunday takes drivers on a short rally heading west again. After a Sunday morning breakfast at the Knight of Columbus Hall on 1st Ave. in Scottsbluff, drivers are off at 7:30 a.m.
Drivers should start arriving at Cozadís Antique Ford Garage at 1836 7th St. in Gering around 11 a.m. The public is invited to watch the cars come in and take a tour of the garage.
The Gering Merchants Association is also hosting the Sugar Valley Rally Finish Line Lunch across the street from Cozadís. People can get a barbecue beef sandwich, coleslaw, chips, cookie and a drink all for $6.50.
During the day, a craft fair is also going on in Geringís Legion Park.