The Rally

Race Day March 4, 2023

South Carolina welcomes you for the 2023 running of the Sandblast Rally. The roads are prepared to challenge your skill and vehicle to see who can arrive back in Cheraw in the best condition with the fastest time. I want to extend a special welcome to the new competitors with fast motorcycles and cars that will be joining us this year. I am looking forward to seeing all of you on these challenging and fun roads.

Sandblast Rally is a car and motorcycle race run primarily in the Sandhills State Forest and H. Cooper Black Recreation facility in Chesterfield Country, SC. All of the racing is against the clock to see which vehicle can complete the course in the lowest cumulative time.

If you are not competing, the best way to get close to the action is to volunteer. Head over to the volunteer page and get signed up. As a volunteer, you get closer to the racing than the spectators, and get free lunch and dinner.

If this is your first time to the rally or your first time ever finding out about the rally, glad you are here!

Andrew Frick
Rally Chairman


Running annually since 2001, Sandblast Rally has been a staple of stage rally competition in the Southeast for two decades. The unique road surface and stage character are one-of-a-kind this side of the Mississippi, and it continues to be a competitor favorite for its compact size and one day schedule. With the road surface constantly transitioning from wide and loose to narrow hard pack, it’s a true test of a racer’s skill and ability to overcome the elements! And with nearly 90 miles of competition in a single day, it’s the best bang-for-your-buck in performance rally!

Racer Documents

2022 Entry List

Register to Race



Performance rally doesn’t happen without an army of volunteers. Sandblast Rally relies on our seasoned team in key positions, and we encourage anyone interested in the sport to start by volunteering. Volunteers get closer to the action than spectators, and you get free swag, lunch, and dinner at the awards party! We highly recommend bringing a friend, so grab your best rally bud and come hang out with us at Sandblast Rally!

Volunteer Registration

Volunteer Schedule

Volunteer Training


Spectating is back for 2023!! Please be respectful of the volunteers and their desire to stay safe during this ongoing pandemic

Friday March 3th the rally cars and motorcycles will be in downtown Chesterfield, SC. From 5:30-7:30. Come out and see the vehicles fresh from a testing location and meet the competitors. Restaurants and bars in downtown will be open. Spectator guides and rally merchandise will be available for sale.

Race Day is March 4th. Spectator Guides and merchandise will be for sale at the festival field in Patrick, SC. Google Map Link Racing starts at 8:30 and should finish just before Sundown. Spectator locations are spread around the Sand Hills State Forest.

The Spectator Guide includes information for watching the rally, maps to all the spectator locations and some trivia about the competitors.

Proceeds on Saturday contribute to a fundraiser for the Town of Patrick Pinestraw Festival and a Fuel Reimbursement Fund for rally volunteers! Help us support those who generously donate their time to make this exciting rally happen every year!

If you just need a map of the locations see the link below

Spectator Map