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2007 Cochrane Winter Rally
March 17-18 in Cochrane Alberta
Round 1 of the 2007 Western Canada Rally Championship

Calgary Sports Car Club http://www.cscc.ab.ca

Historical Results

Rally Links

Rally BC
Special Stage

Cochrane Rally Sponsor

Competitor Photos

Photographs will be added to the photos page. If you want to submit your own pictures please email us the link.


General Results (Competitors format: Number, difference, gap, name, car, position/class)
Detailed Results (Number, name, position/class, stage time, roads penalties)
Stage Details (Diff., gaps, class pos, % and overall pos.)

Pos Driver/Co-Driver Car Class Total
1Neumann/Coates92 Honda CivicGr2E58:37
2Armstrong/Warrington91 VW Golf GTIGr2E58:53
3Grochowski/Junnila96 VW GolfGr2E1:00:51
4Jennings-Bates/Schantz93 Subaru ImprezaOpenE1:01:53
5Szewczyk/Karzynski04 Mitsubishi Lancer RalliartGr5E1:02:26
6Dascollas/Dascollas02 Toyota Celica GTSP3E1:02:51
7Sharp/Jairath91 Nissan NX2000P3E1:02:53
8Bruce/Curtis91 Eagle TalonP4N1:05:12
9Anderson/Dibblee98 Subaru ImprezaOpenN1:06:12
10Wright/McInroy88 Mazda RX7P3E1:06:17
11Walsh/Burnley98 Subaru LP4N1:06:59
12Geelen/Lee88 Subaru RXP4E1:07:08
13Olsen/PatolaSubaru Impreza RSOpenE1:08:26
14Stywryszko/Liniarski86 Toyota CorollaP2N1:08:33
15Berturelli/Black87 VW GolfP3N1:09:10
16Schofield/Schofield87 Toyota Corolla GTSGr2E1:11:21
17Peschl/Nurse83 Volvo 240 TurboGr5N1:11:34
18Mohamed/Matas96 Dodge NeonP3N1:13:15
19Breen/Keatley00 Ford FocusP3N1:14:42
20LePoudre/Hrappstead88 VW GolfGr2N1:22:06
21Chung/Monasch95 Subaru ImprezaOpenE1:22:47
22Maplethorpe/Duncan02 Subaru WRXOpenNTransmission
23Maydaniuk/Maydaniuk04 Subaru WRX STIOpenNOff Road
24Machnik/Machnik85 VW GTIGr2EEngine
--Carroll/Mah99 Subaru RSP4NWithdrew

2007 Cochrane Winter Rally

Starting in the picturesque town of Cochrane, the 2007 Cochrane Winter Rally will kick off Round 1 of the Western Canadian Rally Championship.

Aaron Neumann / Graham Coates
1st Overall 2006 - Honda Civic

The rally will be run in the forestry and oil roads in the familiar Fallen Timber forestry area. The timing of the rally – once again known as ‘The Winter Rally’ – provides road conditions that will be tricky and unpredictable. Gravel, snow, and lots of ice are virtually guaranteed.

Mark Jennings-Bates / Wynne Jenkins
2nd Overall 2006 - Eagle Talon

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 growth of interest in Rallying, the 2007 Cochrane Winter Rally is drawing a great level of interest and we are looking at increasing participation.

The competition looks fierce, with a number of old favorites returning to the field and a number of brand new competitors kicking off their careers.

Colin Armstrong / Ryan Warrington
3rd Overall 2006 - VW Golf

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

A BIG thanks to Easy Rider for stepping up and supplying prizes for both competitors and volunteers!

The Easy Rider

Spectator Areas

Sunday March 18th, 2007

Parc Expose and Official Start

8:30 AM

ALL of the competing cars will be on display in downtown Cochrane on the morning of the Rally. The cars will be parked on Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue. This is the block with the Home Quarter Restaurant & Pie Shoppe which will be open an hour earlier than usual to accomodate any spectators (or competitors). Please feel free to drop by to check out the cars and chat with the competitors before you head up to the Ranche Road spectator area.

Ranche Road Stages in Cochrane Arrive before 9:20 AM
From Cochrane head NORTH on Highway 22:
  • Take your first RIGHT onto Ranche Road
  • Park on the Street by the School
  • Walk down the closed road and follow the Marshals instructions for where to Safely watch
Download (cochrane_town_2007.pdf)

Download Map
Forest Reserve Stages Arrive before 12:30 PM
From Cochrane travel WEST on Highway 1A:
  • 13km from the Hwy 22 TURN RIGHT onto Highway 40 (940 or Forestry Trunk Road)
  • 45.5 km - Harold Creek Road Special Stage is on the RIGHT
  • 5.3 km further - Hunter Valley Road Special Stage on the LEFT
  • Turn LEFT onto Hunter Valley Road and follow the marshals instructions
  • 4.9 km into the stage is the spectator parking area on the RIGHT
Download (cochrane_rally_map_2007.pdf)
Download Map

The Town of Cochrane

Seeded Entry List

Driver /
Car Class Profile
Gord Olsen, AB
Kathy Olsen, AB
TBA Open E
Aaron Neumann, BC
Graham Coates, BC
92 Honda Civic Gr2 E Neumann Racing
Mark Jennings-Bates, BC
Kurt Schantz, AB
93 Subaru Impreza Open E Prescribed Burn Rally
Tom Machnik, AB
Amy Machnik, AB
85 VW GTI Gr2 E Tom and Amy
Zbigniew Szewczyk, AB
Tomasz Karzynski, AB
04 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Gr5 E PolRallySport Team
Jorge Dascollas, AB
Chris Dascollas, AB
02 Toyota Celica GTS P3 E Vertigo Racing Team
Eric Grochowski, AB
Leanne Junnila, AB
96 VW Golf Gr2 E Kamunen Racing
Colin Armstrong, AB
Ryan Warrington, AB
91 VW Golf GTI Gr2 E Bullit Racing
Kris Schofield, AB
Jaclyn Schofield, AB
87 Toyota Corolla GTS Gr2 E Ista Rally
Dave Sharp, AB
Rahul Jairath, AB
91 Nissan NX2000 P3 E Rexxrally Team
Martin Chung, BC
Christa Monasch, BC
95 Subaru Impreza Open E Team M45
Ken Maydaniuk, BC
Chris Maydaniuk, BC
04 Subaru WRX STI Open N Team Alliance
John Geelen, BC
Graham Lee, AB
88 Subaru RX P4 E Team Get Real Rally
Neil Wright, AB
Lorna McInroy, AB
88 Mazda RX7 P3 E Four Peaks Racing
R.J. Carroll, BC
Michelle Mah, BC
99 Subaru RS P4 N Team Phoenix
Shane Anderson, BC
Mike Dibblee, BC
98 Subaru Impreza Open N Team BYR
Voytek Stywryszko, AB
Kate Liniarski, AB
86 Toyota Corolla Gr5 N URSUS Rally Team
Houston Peschl, AB
Brad Nurse, AB
83 Volvo 240 Turbo Gr5 N Sea of Green
Chad LePoudre, SK
Heath Hrappstead, SK
88 VW Golf Gr2 N Gopher Rally
Chris Walsh, MT
Martin Burnley, AB
98 Subaru L P4 N
Irfan Mohamed, AB
Martin Matas, AB
96 Dodge Neon P3 N
Bryan Maplethorpe, AB
Dustin Duncan, AB
02 Subaru WRX Open N Bryan and Dustin
Graham Bruce, AB
Glenn Curtis, AB
91 Eagle Talon P4 N Graham & Glenn
Brian Berturelli, AB
Robert Black
87 VW Golf P3 N SBD Rally Team
John Breen, AB
Josh Keatley, AB
00 Ford Focus P3 N ASBO Racing

Volunteer Info

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. In other words, 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 practises 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.

Thursday March 15, 2007
2030 to 2130 Marshal Training & Registration
Contact: Dave McMechan
Location: Calgary Sports Car Club
  4215 80th Avenue NE
  Calgary, Alberta


Coordinator / Organizer    Josh Keatley
Clerk of the Course TBA
Steward Debbie Dyer
Chief Marhshal Dave McMechan
Chief Scorer Marcel Chichak
Communications Calgary Amateur Radio Club
Registrar Kurt Schantz

Mail entries to:
Cochrane Rally
c/o Kurt Schantz
609 Bearspaw Village Road
Calgary, Alberta T3L 2P1

Venue Locations

Headquarters Travelodge Cochrane
#5 West Side Drive
Cochrane T4C 1M1
Tel: (403) 932-5588
Fax: (403) 932-9541
Rally Registration Travelodge
Technical Inspection Highland Frame & Auto
Seed 5/6 Drivers Meeting Travelodge
Drivers Meeting Travelodge
Official Start Downtown Cochrane
Service Area TBA
Finish Frank Wills Memorial Hall
405 1st Street East

Tentative Schedule

February 16, 2007 Early Registration Opens
March 09, 2007 Early Registration Closes
March 10, 2007 Seeded Draw, Coordinators Residence
Thursday March 15, 2007
1900 to 2000 Radio Operators Meeting, CSCC
2030 to 2130 Marshals Meeting, CSCC
Saturday March 17, 2007
0800 to 0830 Reconnaissance Registration / Registration
0830 to 0900 Mandatory Reconnaissance Meeting
(for all competitors planning on doing recce)
0900 to 1030 Reconnaissance, Cochrane Stages
1000 to 1500 Reconnaissance, Forest Reserve Stages
1630 to 1830 Technical Inspection of Cars / Registration
1915 to 1945 Mandatory Seed 5/6 Drivers Meeting
1945 to 2015 Introduction of Officials and Drivers Meeting
Sunday March 18, 2007
0930 Start of Rally
1300 approx End of Leg 1, Service Area
1530 approx End of Leg 2, Service Area
1800 approx End of Leg 3, End of Rally


Notice to Comptitors - Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Official notice about registration, pacenote school, driver meeting, recce, and parking rules for service. It has been emailed to all registered competitors.

Download or read (Notice.pdf)

Pre-run Photos - Monday, March 12, 2007

Pictures of the stages taken during the pre-run on Sunday are available here.

Basics of Pace Noting

Keith Morison, 2006 Canadian P4 Champion, 4th overall and North American PGT champion Co-driver will be holding a pace noting class on the evening of March 16th from 8:00-10:00pm (approx). The class will help the novice driver and co-driver understand better how to approach recce and how to make effective and safe pace notes. The class is free for registered competitors and only $20 for the general public.

Please email keith@morison.ca if you are planning on attending

Hotel Reservations - Tuesday, March 06, 2007

There are 5 rooms left at the host hotel for the weekend. If you require a room for the weekend, please book before Friday, March 9. After that date, the rooms we've pre-booked will be released to the public.

The host hotel is the Cochrane Travelodge, (403) 932-5588
Just mention the "Cochrane Rally".

2007 CARS Licenses - Thursday, February 22, 2007

If you have not received your competition license from the CARS office before heading to the Cochrane Rally, you MUST bring a copy of ALL documents required for your license and re-apply at the event. If you are sending in your application NOW, do copy your medical forms in case you need them for your application at the event.

Forms & Regulations

Entry Form (download) pdf
Supplementary Regulations (download) pdf
Map of Cochrane (download) pdf

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