The Ford Raptor Forum has joined forces with Great Lakes Raptor Excursions in setting up a large scale Ford F-150 Raptor gathering in the heart of Eastern Pennsylvania’s “Coal Country.” This is going to be a 3 day event based out of Rausch Creek Off-Road Park in Tremont, PA. We have rented more than 1500 acres of the park which will be exclusive to the participants of this event. Participants will receive event t-shirts, swag packs (including sponsor items, stickers and/or brochures) and door placards. This event will not only be an opportunity to drive off-road but will also be one of the few events in the United States that will offer the participants to receive off-road driving instruction by professional racing drivers and the Rausch Creek ORP staff. The “Havoc in the Hills” event will be raising money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This event is going to take place September 26-29th, 2013.

Event Breakdown


453 Molleystown RdTremont PA 17981


Thursday (9/26/2013) presented by:


Event registration at hotel beginning at 7pm

Friday (9/27/2013) presented by

8am mandatory driver’s meeting with GLRE & RCORP staff.

After the driver’s meeting there will be a paced recon lap lead by GLRE support staff.

After pace lap trucks will stage and begin running the course.

Approximately 6pm we’ll break for dinner, support staff will begin changing the course for the night run.


Night Run

Approximately 8pm there will be paced recon lap lead by GLRE support staff.

After the pace lap trucks will stage and begin running the course until 11-11:30pm

Saturday (9/28/2013) presented by:

8am mandatory driver’s meeting with GLRE & RCORP staff.

After the driver’s meeting there will be a paced recon lap (the course is changing from Friday to Saturday) lead by GLRE support staff.

After pace lap trucks will stage and begin running the course.

Approximately 7pm the course will be shut down for the banquet & charity raffle.

Sunday (9/29/2013) presented by:

8am mandatory driver’s meeting with GLRE & RCORP staff.

It’s not a GLRE event without some proper trail running, Sunday will be a 6hr+ guided trail run… What you will see & where we’re going is a surprise!

One thing that most event to date have not have offered for participants is off-road driving instruction and for this event we have some special guests that are volunteering their time to come out and offer to share the expertise & knowledge when it comes to high speed off-roading and technical driving. The GLRE would like to welcome a couple of very special “honorary” support drivers for this event:

& photos courtesy of Heavy Metal Concepts



Primary Hotel:

Comfort Inn

433 Suedberg Road , Pine Grove, PA, US, 17963

Phone: (570) 345-8031Fax: (570) 345-2308

Reservation is under “FRF” or “Ford Raptor Forum”

Room rate: $65.00 a night

Overflow hotels:

Relax Inn

32 rooms

WiFi – HBO


Econo Lodge


51 Rooms Available


Hampton Inn

481 Suedberg Road

Pine Grove, PA 17963

(570) 345-4505

Mention you are wheeling at Rausch Creek for rate discount!


There is primitive (no services) camping available at the Rausch Creek ORP, we are charging $15.00 per person for the weekend for those interested in camping. The $15.00 is to help cover the cost of port-a-jons in the camping area.

for those looking for a more well equipped campground here are some more options:

Echo Valley Campground

Judy Finch

52 Camp Rd

Tremont, PA 17981

(570) 695-3659

Echo Valley Campground Home Page

Camp-A-While, Exit 112 of Interstate 81


Camp A While Campground

Twin Grove Park & Campground

1445 Suedberg Road

Pine Grove, PA 17963

(717) 865-4602

Twin Grove Park Campground Pine Grove, PA

Every truck must have these items at a minimum before participating:

1. Working 4wd

2. All maintenance up to date and no major issues

3. Decent tires: We’re not going to go around and checking everyone’s tires but if you have very little remaining tread do us a favor and get them replaced before the event.

4. Spare tire/tires secured and located in the bed of the truck. Contact WSI for mounting solutions

5. Helmet(s) – Mandatory for the closed course/high speed areas

6. Tow strap at least 20’ and rated to pull the truck and 2 D rings

8. Boots: You may have to get out into mud so have the appropriate footwear.

9. Outdoor clothing: This event is rain or shine so like above have the appropriate clothing for the weather conditions.

Recommended additional items:

1. You do not need a Co-pilot but it is recommended to help with communication traffic and navigating the trails. Plus it’s more fun with someone in the truck with you.

2. VHF/FRS radio

3. Navigation: Lowrance, Garmin, Android/Apple tablet with an offroad map app.

4. 5 gallons extra gas

5. A Come along

6. Floor jack and some wood blocks to help support it in soft surfaces

7. Auxiliary lighting. While it can’t be used on road it would be a great benefit on the ORV Routes, Forrest Service roads.

8. First Aid Kit

9. Tools

Havoc in Hills Rules:

. 100% Sober Driving.

· Alcohol consumption will not be tolerated on trails or any time you are driving. Remember the park is private property and they do not allow alcohol on premises.

· Illegal drug use will not be tolerated. Same as alcohol consumption

· Do not tailgate

· No littering, leave the park in better condition than you arrived

· Know the limitations of your driving abillity and your Raptor in the conditions.

· No whiners!

· Everyone in your vehicle must have a filled out GLRE & RCORP waiver. NO Exceptions! You will not be allowed to participate without everyone having a completed waiver.

Radio Frequencies

151.820 MHz Bandwidth 11.25 kHz

151.880 MHz Bandwidth 11.25 kHz

151.940 MHz Bandwidth 11.25 kHz

Please make sure that your radio is programmed for these frequencies.

Registration Costs:

$250.00 per truck (includes Driver + 1 CoDriver)

$50.00 per additional passenger

Camping is $15.00 per person for the weekend, this is to cover costs of the port-a-jons in the camping area.

Click Here to Register (the registration menu is at the end of the Havoc in the Hills information!)

Registration will close on 8/31/2013!!


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