Welcome to Cochrane Winter Rally, Event 1 of 5 in the Western Canadian Rally Championship.
Between increasing COVID-19 numbers and not reaching an agreement with Alberta Health for an exemption in time to adequately organize the event, the organisers feel the responsible choice is to cancel.
Our discussions with Alberta Health are continuing and we are optimistic that we will be able to run Rocky in late May.
This year's event is PENDING Alberta Health Approval. We will keep this page updated based on guidance received by Alberta Health. The event is not yet guaranteed. Please plan accordingly.
Cochrane Winter Rally is based out of Cochrane, Alberta and Hosted by the Calgary Sports Car Club.
Covid has presented many new challenges to the rally community. If you have previously attended the Cochrane Winter Rally, expect to see changes in the operation of our event this year.
We require competitors to comply with mitigation measures regardless of personal beliefs. Measures put in place will be guided by Alberta Health, and any facilities hosting us.
We look forward to bringing a fun and safe event for everyone.The Organising Team
Starting in the picturesque town of Cochrane, the Cochrane Winter Rally will kick off Round 1 of the Western Canadian Rally Championship.
Nate Sikora / Kristy Donaldson
2nd Overall 2020 - 2000 Subaru Impreza RS
The rally will be run in the forestry and oil roads in the familiar Fallen Timber forestry area. The timing of the rally provides road conditions that will be tricky and unpredictable. Gravel, snow, and lots of ice are virtually guaranteed.
Alex Kozlov / David Ma
1st Overall 2020 - 1995 Subaru Impreza STI
Reconnaissance or 'Recce', gives teams a chance to see the roads on the day before the event and make their own description of the stage. The ability to mark hazards and make a knowledgeable tire choice makes the event faster and safer for all participants.
With the level of interest in Rallying continuing to grow, the 2021 Cochrane Winter Rally is expecting a large and competitive field at this year's event.
Roger Sieber / Garrett Mealing
3rd Overall 2020 - 2007 Subaru STI
The 2021 Western Canada Rally Championship consists of the Cochrane Winter Rally, The Rocky Mountain Rally, Pacific Forest Rally, Kananaskis Rally and the Big White Rally.
For more information on the WCRC please visit: http://www.rallywest.com/events
The Start Order has not been released yet.
Classes: 9 O4WD | 7 O2WD | 4 P4WD | 2 P2WD
Marques: 8 SUBARU | 5 MITSUBISHI | 3 FORD | 1 DATSUN | 1 MISTUBSIHI | 1 HYUNDAI | 1 ACURA | 1 VW
|1||1||Nicholas Spencer||David Ma||2015 Subaru WRX||O4WD||E||Subaru Of Lethbridge|
|2||2||Jason Bailey||Shayne Peterson||2012 Ford Fiesta R2||O2WD||E||Way She Goes Boys|
|3||3||Rob Behan||Rob Jackett||2011 Subaru WRX STI||P4WD||N||1000turnsonce|
|4||4||John Munroe||Bill Dubreuil||2015 Ford Fiesta ST||P2WD||E||Rally Syndicate-Canary Racing|
|5||5||David Barg||Matt Lunde||2002 Subaru WRX||P4WD||N||Siege Weapon Rally|
|6||6||Wim van der Poel||Bryan Lord||2019 Ford Fiesta R2t19||O2WD||E||Cronus Rally - (Rally Syndicate)|
|7||7||Nick Wood||Lauren Fry||1971 Datsun 1200||O2WD||E||Kamloops Racing Rally|
|8||8||Graham Bruce||Martin Burnley||2003 Mitsubishi EVO||O4WD||E||Flashpoint Rally|
|9||9||Krystian Ostrowski||Chris Galecki||2007 Subaru STI||O4WD||E||PRM Rally|
|10||10||Clint Cook||Pete Chadwick||1999 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS||P4WD||E||Team Stilin|
|11||11||Boris Djordjevic||TBD||2011 Mistubsihi Evolution X||O4WD||E||Frontech Racing|
|12||12||Zebe Szewczyk||Michael Szewczyk||2008 Mitsubishi EVO X||O4WD||E||PolRallySport|
|13||13||Kevin Robertson||Martin Headland||2008 Mitsubishi EVO X||P4WD||N||Southside And Bow Mitsubishi|
|14||14||Steve Wadley||Amanda Ann||1998 Subaru 2.5 RS||O2WD||E||Atomic Racing|
|15||15||Jeremy Livingston||Jamie Willetts||2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe||O2WD||N||Seriously!?Racing|
|16||16||Trevor Evenson||Robin Chapelsky||1991 Acura Integra||P2WD||N||EDM Solutions Racing|
|17||17||Ken Stanick||Chris Kremer||2008 Subaru STI||O4WD||E||M2K Racing|
|18||18||Nate Sikora||Kristy Donaldson||2000 Subaru Impreza RS||O4WD||E||Landshark Rally|
|19||19||Hardy Schmidtke||Tbd||2005 Mitsubishi||O4WD||E||Hardyboy|
|20||20||Tanveer Deen||TBD||2006 Mitsubishi Evo9||O4WD||E||CRT Rally Team|
|22||22||Matt Bobyn||Dan Bobyn||1996 VW Golf GTI||O2WD||E||Hummel Rally|
There will be no spectating due to Covid-19 restrictions.
One of the best ways to get into rallying and learn how and what to do is to volunteer to help out at an event.
There are many positions available, most not requiring any special knowledge (we'll teach you anyway). From the registration table to timing controls and spectator control.
Volunteers are needed:
Some positions need specialist skills. People with qualifications as amateur radio operators, emergency medical technicians, and advanced first aid are critical for event safety and security.