Dear Fans and Competitors,


Thanks for coming out to the 2017 New England Forest Rally. We are so excited to bring you the 27th running of this great stage rally. This year brings lots of change organizationally. This is my first year as the new chairman of NEFR and we have a new sanctioning body, the American Rally Association. I want to thank the past chairman, Tim O’Neil and the entire ARA organization for all the support they have provided us during the transition.

As part of the ARA National Championship Series, we will have some of the world’s top teams competing right here in New England alongside teams from right in our own backyard.

Putting NEFR on each year is a huge undertaking and I want to thank our landowners (Seven Islands Land Co, Wagner Forest Management, the towns of Peru & Woodstock, and the Maine Department of Conservation), local businesses, sponsors, and especially the volunteers who make the rally possible. Without all of you, none of this could happen. Thanks also to our host venues, Sunday River Resort and JML Trucking. And, of course, to all the competitors, crews, families, and fans for helping make the New England Forest Rally one of the best races in the US.

The two goals of NEFR are to put on a great rally and to help grow the sport as a whole. Want to help? Be respectful of our landowners, patronize our sponsors and local businesses and mention NEFR wherever you stop. Be smart, be safe, share us on social media, and most of all – have fun!




Chris Regan

Chairman, New England Forest Rally