Hardball Rally, LLC Announces July 18-22, 2017 As Official Ballpark-to-Ballpark Rally Dates
Finally, a Ballpark-to-Ballpark Rally for Drivers Who
Enjoy Sports as Much as Sports Cars!
Walla Walla, WA (November 28, 2017) – Get prepared for an epic rally across the wild and scenic beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Next July, a group of sixty rally teams will descend on the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort (near Coeur d’Alene, ID), to take part in the inaugural run of the Hardball Rally.
Open to all exotic, and pre-1990 sports, racing, and GT cars, the July 18-22, 2017 event has been specifically tailored for drivers and co-drivers that have as much interest in sports as they do in sports cars. Using their industry connections as Independent-League baseball executives, rally co-organizers Mark Sansom and Zachary Fraser have assembled a four-day, ballpark-to-ballpark journey that’s one part driving tour, one part adventure race, and one part VIP stadium experience. By day, teams will navigate 925 plus miles of scenic, Pacific Northwest back roads—stopping along the way to complete optional checkpoint challenges. By night, they’ll enjoy the best of Independent, Minor, and Major-League baseball, in VIP comfort, at stadiums in Walla Walla, WA, Hillsboro, OR, Tacoma, WA, and Seattle, WA.
When he’s not meeting with corporate partners for Pacific Baseball Ventures, Mark Sansom is busy with plans for the 2017 Hardball Rally. “We think we’ve put together an event that even the most seasoned driving veteran will enjoy—including a pass down the old highway that inspired the 1950’s rockabilly tune, Hot Rod Lincoln,” said Mark. After a full day of driving and adventure challenge, rally teams will stop to relax in VIP comfort at one of four stadiums, for dinner and a ballgame. All combined, the superb scenery, relaxed competition, comfortable hotels, gourmet meals, and classic baseball energy points to a rally experience that’s best described as ‘Extreme Driving Fun.’
As the President of Pacific Baseball Ventures, Zachary Fraser is the Hardball Rally’s business link to Minor and Major League Baseball. Through his industry connections, Zachary has arranged best-in-class hospitality functions at each of the ballparks the rally visits. “The Hardball Rally is going to be like a Norman Rockwell trip through the Major-League farm system,” said Zachary. “It will start in Walla Walla with a summer collegiate wood-bat game, at a classic 94-year-old stadium (where the players are up and coming, and the seats are still affordable behind home-plate), and end in Seattle with a Major-League contest between the Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees.” he said. “When the rally rolls into town, we’ll have access to the best hospitality accommodations in the house.”
The fee for this all-inclusive, four-day rally is $7,000 per team of two—which covers all meals, double occupancy lodging, secured parking, ballpark VIP hospitality, and other costs associated with the event. Space is limited to (60) vehicles—so early registration is recommended. Rally teams that put down a $500 deposit by January 15th, will be presented with a set of custom-engraved rally bats at the Mariners game on July 22nd. The early registration deadline is May 31, 2017. Due to the necessity of signing pre-event contracts, making service deposits, and otherwise committing funds well in advance of the event, only 50% of the registration fee is refundable up to the early registration deadline. Interested drivers and co-drivers can register online at hardballrally.com/register.
About Hardball Rally, LLC: Hardball Rally, LLC is headquartered in the picturesque town of Walla Walla, WA. Founded in 2015, Hardball Rally, LLC was formed for the specific purpose of building an event for driving enthusiasts that love sports as much as sports cars. Based on the bucket-list-culture of cross-country stadium chasers—who make it their life’s mission to visit every Major-League ballpark in the United States and Canada—the 2017 Hardball Rally introduces rally teams to the rarefied world of ballpark-to-ballpark stadium chasing.