New this year: they have a web page (finally)!: http://www.winterchallengerally.com/
Of particular note are a couple of John Buffum's comments in the News section:
and:In the past I have made the event too difficult for an all-night winter rally! It would have been fine as a sunday afternoon rally of 100 miles, but at night everything is just so much more difficult. I've tried to keep that in mind as I laid out this year's event.
Good news, I think! It'll still be just as fun, and at the same time not as potentially frustrating. (It's still not a rally for novices, however.)We will divide the event into three sections: The first will be a typical TSD, however I guarantee that it will be easier to follow; that is not to say that it won't have some areas that require thinking, just that you won't get lost and wander (or speed) around. The second section will be a map exercise; however you'll be happy to know that I have updated the map from 1967 to 2005! The third section will be tulip diagrams with mileages to most instructions; it will be brisk thruout, with a couple of faster areas.(since there is only one event, I need to make the TSD section easier for non-rallyists and make the brisk section somewhat slower for non racers).
Now get out there and have fun!