The Sno*Drift Rally is a performance rally that features prepared 2 wheel and 4 wheel drive cars. These cars race on real roads in a time based competition. The Sno*Drift Rally features two days of racing on Montmorency County roads over snow and ice. It is the only planned snow event on the Rally America National Championship schedule attracting more than fifty domestic and international teams as well as legions of dedicated rally fans. Many teams consider Sno*Drift to be their favorite event due to the unique experience of running the icy, snow banked roads WITHOUT studded tires at high speeds. Top teams from across the United States are expected to attend the Sno*Drift Rally, as well as teams from many other countries. This year Sno*Drift will feature 15 stages that run a total distance of 130 miles.
Since 2005 the Sno*Drift Rally has traditionally been the kickoff to the Rally America National Championship and will continue that role for the 2018 season. Sno*Drift received Honorable Mention in 2008, and in 2005, 2011, and 2012 was named “Rally of the Year”, being declared the benchmark by which other Rally America National Championship events are judged.
This is the 50th anniversary of the Sno*Drift Rally. The first Sno*Drift Rally was in 1966. The 1973 Sno*Drift was the first complete event ever held as a stage type or performance rally in the US. After several dormant years, the current series was restarted as a national event in Montmorency County in 1997.