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2010 Cochrane Winter Rally
March 7th in Cochrane Alberta
Round 1 of the 2010 Western Canada Rally Championship

Starting in the picturesque town of Cochrane, the 2010 Cochrane Winter Rally will kick off Round 1 of the Western Canadian Rally Championship.

Hardy Schmidtke / Adam Vokes
1st Overall 2009 - 02 Subaru Impreza WRX

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.

Eric Grochowski / Leanne Junnila
2nd Overall 2009 - 96 Volkswagen Golf

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 2010 Cochrane Winter Rally is expecting a large and competitive field at this years event.

Onur Tezcan / Aaron Neumann
3rd Overall 2009 - 91 Subaru Legacy

The 2010 Western Canada Rally Championship consists of the Cochrane Winter Rally, The Rocky Mountain Rally, Mountain Trials Rally, Pacific Forest Rally, Kananaskis Rally and the Big White Rally.

For more information on the WCRC please visit:

2010 Cochrane Winter Rally Results

Pos Driver/Co-Driver Car Vehicle Class Score
1Hardy Schmidtke/John Hall1Subaru WRXPGTE1:04:36.4
2Tony Penny/Christa Monasch9VW GTIG2N1:16:06.6
3Mark Lea-Wilson/Matt Vincent8Eagle TalonPGTN1:16:22.4
4Taylor Nelson/Remington Edwards7Subaru WRXOpenN1:16:40.3
5Kevin Lee/Wayne Mayall6Toyota Corolla GTSGDN1:17:04.1
6Jeremy Foster/Chris Kremer10VW GTIPSportN1:20:23.7
7Tibor Kertes/Sebastien Fudalej5SubaruOpenN1:20:59.6
8Graham Bruce/Leanne Junnila3Subaru WRXOpenE1:21:57.9
9Onur Tezzcan/Aaron Neumann4Subaru LegacyPGTEDNF - Mechanical
10Mark Jennings-Bates/Colin Armstrong2Subaru STiOpenEDNF - Off Road
11Phillip Lo/Raymond Lau11Nissan NX2000G2NDNS

Detailed results are availble here (2010_Cochrane_Results.pdf) or view the WCRC standings (here).

Spectator Areas

Saturday March 6th, 2010

Car Display (aka Parc Expose)

All of the cars will be on display in Cochrane at the Canadian Tire. This is a good time to meet the drivers and get autographs. You'll also have the opportunity to get a good look at the inside of a Rally car.

3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Sunday March 7th, 2010

Forest Reserve Stages 9:15AM, 10:30AM, 1:30PM
To get to the Main Spectator Area from Cochrane, travel WEST on Highway 1A:
  • 13km from the Hwy 22 TURN RIGHT onto Highway 40 (940 or Forestry Trunk Road)
  • Travel 45.5 km on HWY 40 - This is a beautiful twisty/windy road that will eventually change to gravel
  • Harold Creek Road Special Stage is on the RIGHT (Junction 40 & 940)
  • 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 just before the Bridge
The Spectator Guide contains more information about finding each viewing area (Click Here)
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Entry List

Driver /
Car Class Team
1.Kevin Lee, AB
Wayne Mayall, AB
1985 Toyota Corolla GTSGroupDN GTS Racing
2.Graham Bruce, AB
Keith Morison, AB
2002 Subaru ImprezaOpenE Flashpoint Racing
3.Mark Jennings-Bates, BC
Colin Armstrong, AB
2004 Subaru Impreza STiOpenE Rally 4 Life
4.Taylor Neslon, AB
Remington Edwards, AB
2002 Subaru Impreza WRXOpenN6
5.Phillip Lo, AB
Raymond Lau, AB
1991 Nissan NX2000Group2N Candystand Racing
6.Hardy Schmidtke, AB
John Hall, AB
2002 Subaru Impreza WRXProdGTE Hardyboy Racing
7.Tibor Kertes, AB
Sebastian Fudalej, ON
1990 Toyota Celica GT4OpenN Delta Force Rally Team
8.Tony Penny, AB
Christa Monasch, AB
1991 VW Golf GTIGroup2N6
9.Mark Lea-Wilson, AB
Matt Vincent, AB
1993 Eagle TalonProdGTN6
10.Jeremy Foster, AB
Chris Kremer, AB
1991 VW GTIProdSportN6

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. 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.

Thur March 4th, 2010
2000 to 2200 Marshals Meeting - Training & Registration

(It is STRONGLY recommended that you attend the meeting to familiarize yourself with the computerized timing system.)

Contact: Kurt Schantz

Location: Calgary Sports Car Club
  4215 80th Avenue NE
  Calgary, Alberta
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Coordinator / Organizer    Josh Keatley
(403) 921-3846
Clerk of the Course Josh Keatley
Steward Shabir Haji
Chief Scorer TBA
Communications Calgary Amateur Radio Association
Net Control Fred Van Driel/Roger Heward
Registrar Kurt Schantz

Mail entries to:
Cochrane Rally
c/o Kurt Schantz
131 Bedford Place NE
Calgary, Alberta T3K2J9

Venue Locations

Headquarters Days Inn
#5 West Side Drive
Cochrane T4C 1M1
Tel: (403) 932-5588
Fax: (403) 932-9541
Rally Registration Days Inn
Parc Expose
& Technical Inspection
Cochrane Canadian Tire
Seed 5/6 Drivers Meeting Days Inn
Official Start Service Park
Service Area Forest Reserve Stages
Finish Frank Wills Memorial Hall
405 1st Street East


February 1, 2010 Early Registration Opens
February 19, 2010 Early Registration Closes
March 3, 2010 Seeded Draw, Coordinators Residence
March 4, 2010
1900 to 2000 Radio Operators Meeting, CSCC Clubhouse

2000 to 2200 Marshals Meeting, CSCC Clubhouse
Saturday, March 6, 2010
0800 to 0845 Reconnaissance Registration / Registration at Days Inn
0845 to 0900 Mandatory Reconnaissance Driver's Meeting
(for all competitors doing reconnaissance).
1000 to 1400 Reconnaissance, Forest Reserve Stages
1530 to 1730 Mandatory Parc Expose and Technical Inspection
Cochrane Canadian Tire
1800 to 1830 Mandatory Seed 5/6 Competitor's Meeting at Days Inn
Sunday, March 7, 2010
0915 Introduction of Officials
0945 Start of Rally from Service Park
Car 0 Starts Leg 1
1045 (approximate) Service 1, Service Area
1320 (approximate) Service 2, Service Area
1545 (approximate) Service 3, Service area
1740 (approximate) Car 0 Finish, End of Rally @ Service Park
1900 (approximate) Awards Banquet opens
Frank Wills Memorial Society Hall


CARS Competition Licenses for Cochrane - Friday, February 12, 2010

If You haven't sent in your Application for a CARS competition license yet, contact the Rallywest Region Rally Director, Keith Morison, directly before sending your application in to the CARS OFFICE!

Keith at Morison dot ca
Rallywest at CARSRally dot ca

Forms & Regulations

Supplementary Regulations (2010_Supps.pdf) pdf
Entry Form (2010_Entry_form.pdf) pdf
Tech Form (2010_Tech_form.pdf) pdf

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