DARS Contest Info

 Local Contests and Connections

New Contest Year: Planning Finished, Let's Launch!


                                                                updated 2016-Jan-10 8:30pm

Busy Contest year, upcoming:

After much gnashing of the teeth, banging of heads into walls and an ultra-low turnout poll, Stuart Powley, John Dyer and Buzz McDermott have proposed the following contests for the 2016 season:

Dallas Winter Intergalactic (DWI)

Primary date is January 23rd, 2016. Backup is January 30th, 2016.

MEGAlaunch 2016

Primary date is March 12, 2016. Backup is March 19, 2016.


Primary dates, May 28 & 29, 2016. Backup is June 11 & 12, 2016.

We hope you can make it to one (or all) of 'em.
The contest committee looks forward to somebody new whipping up on them, again.

All the different event rules can be found in the the sporting code, (aka."Pink-Book") from
the NAR contest page

You can register for upcoming events at the Texas Competition Consortium
For contests in the NAR Southwest Region:

Directly for DARS contests:

The DARS Fall Classic is BACK! Check out the links at the bottom of the 2017 page to see more than a decade of history of the Fall Classic!

The DARS tries to hold sanctioned and fun contest multiple times each year.
We try to include some events that will flown at the NAR Annual National Contest Meet, so that serious competitors can get some practice, to perfect their techniques in those events
But we like to fly just-for-fun events too.
So if you're interested in rocketry, contact us and we'll be happy to introduce you to the hobby.
Or check out our calendar and stop by the next event.

Above is an action shot of a sport-scale SR-71 model rocket flying at a DARS launch near McGregor Texas.
Sport-Scale is one of many contest types run under the NAR 'Pinkbook' event rules.