Calgary Winter Rally


March 6, 1999

Round 1 in the Western Canada Pro Rally Championship

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Final Results

Brooks Team Wins Annual Winter Rally

Gord and Kathy Olsen from Brooks, AB drove their Volkswagen Golf GTI to victory in this weekends Calgary Winter Rally, 1st event in the Rally West Pro Rally Championship series. Second were Dave Sharp and Dwight Heck in a Mazda RX-7 followed closely by Maciej Ogrocki/Michael Nicols in a Honda Civic. The top Calgary team was Dave Palmer and Wade Anderson who finished fourth in their Ford Capri.

Pro Rally or Stage Rallying is a motorsport event where teams race against the clock over closed forestry access roads. The team with the fastest total time over the day is declared the winner.

Rally teams from Alberta contested over 100 km of snow covered and icy roads in the Bow Crow Forest area northwest of Cochrane. In places the snow was 8-10 inches deep on the road making the route treacherous and catching many teams off guard sending them into the snowbanks. The local Calgary team of Tomasz Karzynski and Zbignlew Szewczyk, while leading the event, went off the road crashing their Toyota Celica Alltrac heavily into the trees. No one was injured.

Next event in the Western Canadian Rally series is the Bighorn Rally in Hinton, May 22-23 followed by the Rocky Mountain Rally in Calgary on May 28-29. Both these events are also part of the Subaru Canadian Rally Championship.

Final Standings
Pos. Driver.Co-driver Car Class Time
1. Gord Olsen/Kathy Olsen VW Golf Grp 2 1:07:00
2. Dave Sharp/Dwight Heck Mazda RX-7 Grp 2 1:08:20
3. Maciej Ogrocki/Michael Nicols Honda Civic Grp 2 1:08:38
4. Dave Palmer/Wade Anderson Ford Capri Grp 5 1:14:43
5. Miles McEwing/Jeff Fehr VW Rabbit P1750 1:20:11
6. Janusz Komorowski/ Peter Hill Mazda 323 GTX GT 1:58:17
Tomasz Karzynski/Zbignlew Szewczyk Celica AWD GT OFF ROAD

Historical Results



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