Cochrane Winter Rally

2024 Cochrane Winter Rally

Welcome to Cochrane Winter Rally, Event 1 of 5 in the Western Canadian Rally Championship.

Cochrane Winter Rally is based out of Cochrane, Alberta and Hosted by the Calgary Sports Car Club.

You will notice a few changes for this year, all intended to make the event more fun and improve visibility for everyone, competitors, volunteers and spectators

We look forward to bringing a fun and safe event for everyone.

The Organising Team

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Starting in the picturesque town of Cochrane, the Cochrane Winter Rally will kick off Round 1 of the Western Canadian Rally Championship.


Tanveer Deen / Naila Deen
2nd Overall 2023 - Mitsubishin EVO 9

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.


Boris Djordjevic / John Hall
1st Overall 2023 - Mitsubishi EVO 10

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 Cochrane Winter Rally is expecting a large and competitive field at this year's event.


Eric Grochowski / Martin Headland
3rd Overall 2023 - Subaru WRX

The Western Canada Rally Championship consists of the Cochrane Winter Rally, The Rocky Mountain Rally, Pacific Forest Rally, Kananaskis Rally and the Big White Winter Rally.

For more information on the WCRC please visit: or

2024 Cochrane Winter Rally Provisonal Start Order

No Car Driver Co-Driver Class
1 1 Jason Bailey Jamie Willetts O4WD E
2 2 Michael Szewczyk David Ma O4WD E
3 3 Eric Grochowski Leanne Junnila O4WD E
4 4 Nicholas Spencer Betsy Nguyen O4WD E
5 5 Johnny Summers Martin Matas O4WD E
6 6 Runamuck Rally Lauren Fry O2WD E
7 6 Aran Cook Rob Jackett O2WD N
8 8 Dallas Williams Berkley Williams P4WD N

2024 Cochrane Winter Rally Entry List

Classes: 5 O4WD | 2 O2WD | 1 P4WD
Marques: 4 SUBARU | 1 VW | 1 FORD | 1 MITSUBISHI | 1 TOYOTA

No Car Driver Co-Driver Class
1 5 Johnny Summers Martin Matas O4WD E
2 2 Runamuck Rally Lauren Fry O2WD E
3 3 Eric Grochowski Leanne Junnila O4WD E
4 1 Jason Bailey Jamie Willetts O4WD E
5 4 Nicholas Spencer Betsy Nguyen O4WD E
6 2 Michael Szewczyk David Ma O4WD E
7 6 Aran Cook Rob Jackett O2WD N
8 8 Dallas Williams Berkley Williams P4WD N


Detailed Results will be available here

Follow the rally on the Rally Safe tracking app or website

Spectator Info

Spectators Welcome

Please see the Spectator Guide attached for time and directions for the spectator areas.
Always follow the marshals directions.

NOTE: Due to the higher than usual snow cover, parking is limited and may not be available in the stages. Be prepared to walk in from the start line areas - always before the course car 00 enters the stage.


Volunteer Information

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:

To help with competitor registration.
To help with technical inspection of rally cars.
To help with rally equipment for the event - signage, marking off stage areas, etc.
To operate time controls - timing cars at stage starts, stage finishes and into the service parks.
To secure the roads - ensuring that roads leading onto the stages are secure. The "best seats in the house to see the action"
To host sponsor and media representatives.
To help with spectator safety - marshals who ensure that spectators remain in the designated viewing locations and stay safe.
To monitor service parks for safe practices and to ensure that spectators are not too close to competitor cars during service.

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.

Registration Form:

Volunteer Registration Form Google Form

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Amanda Ann
Clerk of Course - TBD
Debbie Dyer
Online Entry Form

Volunteer Coordinator
Chris Ostiguy
Keith Morison
Mikie Dyer
Paul Westwick
Calgary Amateur Radio Association
Coordinator TBD
Net Control TBD
Service Park Coordinator

Venue Locations

Registration - Cochrane, Tech Inspection, Cochrane Image Auto Body
Service & Start
Service Park - Burnt Timber Day Use Lot
51.492857, -115.067632


January 27, 2024
Early Registration Opens
February 18, 2024
Early Registration Closes
February 27, 2024
Seeded Draw, Coordinators Residence
February 29, 2024
Volunteer and Radio Operators (19:00 to 20:30)
Online via Zoom
Sat March 2, 2024
0800 to 0945 Registration at Cochrane Image Auto Body
0900 to 0945 Technical Inspection at Cochrane Image Auto Body
0915 to 0930 Manditory Competitor Recce Meeting
1000 to 1100 Parc Expose on 1st St W, between 2nd & 3rd Ave, Downtown Cochrane
1200 to 1800 Reconnaissance, Forest Reserve Stages
Sun March 3, 2024
Service Park opens
Introduction of Official - Service Park
0815 Novice Drivers Meeting
Start of Rally from Service Park
1100 (approx.)
Service 1 - Service Area
1454 (approx.)
Service 2 - Service Area
1835 (approx.)
Car 0 Finish, End of Rally @ Service Park
Banquet at TBD
2105 (approx.)
Posting of provisional results
2205 (approx.)
Results posted as Final and Awards Presentation

We are also using the Sportity App for quick access to documents and bulletins.

Event CWR24

Please download the app or visit the page


2024 Cochrane Winter Rally - Virtual Notice Board

Notices and Bulletins

CWR Competitor Bulletin 5-1 (2024-03-02 23:34)

CWR Competitor Bulletin 4-1 (2024-03-02 20:49)

CWR Competitor Bulletin 3-1 (2024-03-02 16:42)

CWR Competitor Bulletin 2-1 (2024-03-02 10:17)

CWR Competitor Bulletin 1-1 (2024-02-25 15:27)

Rules and Regulations

2024 Cochrane Winter Rally Supplementary Regulations (2024-02-03 17:37)