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2012 Cochrane Winter Rally
March 10th - 11th in Cochrane Alberta
Round 1 of the 2012 Western Canada Rally Championship


Welcome once again to Calgary Sports Car Clubs Performance Stage Rally. As in previous years the event is a qualifying round for all the major local Championships. So please don’t delay in sending your entry as there are only 30 entries available.

Cochrane Image Auto BodyFollowing the success of last year’s rally Cochrane Image Auto Body has again agreed to sponsor this year’s rally, which will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 10/11, 2012.

Registration and Tech will take place at our sponsors facilities located in Cochrane.

Entries will be processed strictly on a “First Come – First Served” basis. Only those entries, received by post, with the correct entry fee will be processed. Acknowledgements, with status of entry, will be sent out following confirmation of entry fee monies being received by Calgary Sports Car Club. So we would emphasize again the importance of getting your entry in sooner rather than later.

We look forward to seeing friends old and new.
The Organising Team

 


Starting in the picturesque town of Cochrane, the 2012 Cochrane Winter Rally will kick off Round 1 of the Western Canadian Rally Championship.


Max Riddle / Aaron Newmann
1st Overall 2011 - 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.


Onur Tezcan / Leanne Junnila
2nd Overall 2011 - Subaru Impreza WRX

 

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 2011 Cochrane Winter Rally is expecting a large and competitive field at this years event.


Graham Bruce / Forest Fyrberg
3rd Overall 2011 - Subaru Impreza WRX

The 2012 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: http://www.rallywest.com/events

Photos by Shawn Bishop!

Entry List (Updated Mar 8, 2012)

Start Order (pdf) To be posted on March 8, 2012

No.
Driver /
Co-Driver
Car Class Team
1. Hardy Schmidtke / John Hall Mitsubishi EVO 9 Open E  
2. John Munroe / Brad Derzaph '73 Toyota Corolla Grp D N  
3. Wim Van der Poel/ Brian Lord Mitsubishi EVO 8 Open N  
4. Noel McAvena / Niall Wilson Dodge Neon Grp 2 N    
5. Mike Koloff / Tracy Manspeaker Ford Focus Grp 2 N  
6. Andrew Avery / Jennifer Daly Honda Civic Grp 2 N  
7. Jeff Tooth / Nicki Beverley Mitsubishi Lancer P-Sport N  
8. Mark Lea-Wilson / Shane McAssey Eagle Talon PGT N    
9. Azam Deen / Shabir Haji Subaru Impreza STI PGT E    
10. Adam Vokes / Jeff Canavan Eagle Talon Open N    
11. Kevin Lee / Stanley Liu Toyota Corolla GTS Grp D E  
12. Krystian Ostrowski / Chris Galecki Mitsubishi Eclipse Grp 5 N  
13. Roger Sieber / Carolyn Greene Subaru Impreza WRX Open N  
14. Wayne Mayall / Chris Kremer VW Beetle Grp 5 N  
15. Matt Bobyn / Dan Bobyn VW Golf P-Sport N  
16. Josh Shewchuk / Peter Hunt Subaru Impreza Open N  
17 Eric Grochowski / Leanne Junnila Toyota Corolla GTS Grp 2 E  
18 Tibor Kertes / Spencer Armstrong Mitsubishi Lancer PGT E  
19. Kenny Wahl / James Drake Subaru Legacy PGT N  
20. Eric Pehota / Richard Doucet Subaru WRX Wagon PGT N  
21 Alex Kozlov / Matt Vincent Subaru Impreza STI Open N  
22 Boris Djordjevic / Forest Fyrberg Subaru Impreza WRX PGT N  
23 Johnny Summers / Thomas Chichak Subaru Impreza Open N  
24 Zebe Szewczyk / Michael Szewczyk Mitsubishi Lancer Grp 5 E  
           

Spectator Areas

 

Sunday March 11th, 2012

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) (Updated March 8,2012)
Download Spectator Guide

2012 Cochrane Winter Rally Results

- After the Event

Pos Driver/Co-Driver Car Class Score
1 Hardy Schmidtke / John Hall Mitsubishi EVO 9 Open E 0:47:47.4
2 Johnny Summers / Thomas Chichak Subaru Impreza Open N 0:48:33.0
3 Alex Kozlov / Matt Vincent Subaru Impreza STI Open N 0:49:16.4
4 Eric Pehota / Richard Doucet Subaru WRX Wagon PGT N 0:49:25.1
5 Adam Vokes / Jeff Canavan Eagle Talon Open N 0:49:29.1
6 Wim Van der Poel/ Brian Lord Mitsubishi EVO 8 Open N 0:51:00.6
7 Roger Sieber / Carolyn Greene Subaru Impreza WRX Open N 0:51:37.0
8 Tibor Kertes / Spencer Armstrong Mitsubishi Lancer PGT E 0:51:42.5
9 Kenny Wahl / James Drake Subaru Legacy PGT N 0:52:28.2
10 Eric Grochowski / Leanne Junnila Toyota Corolla GTS Grp 2 E 0:53:10.2
11 Azam Deen / Shabir Haji Subaru Impreza STI PGT E 0:53:48.0
12 Josh Shewchuk / Peter Hunt Subaru Impreza Open N 0:55:02.2
13 Matt Bobyn / Dan Bobyn VW Golf P-Sport N 0:55:39.0
14 Andrew Avery / Jennifer Daly Honda Civic Grp 2 N 0:57:46.1
15 Jeff Tooth / Nicki Beverley Mitsubishi Lancer P-Sport N 0:58:27.3
16 Kevin Lee / Stanley Liu Toyota Corolla GTS Grp D E 1:03:12.3
17 Wayne Mayall / Chris Kremer VW Beetle Grp 5 N 1:06:01.1
18 Noel McAvena / Niall Wilson Dodge Neon Grp 2 N 1:08:49.1
19 Mike Koloff / Tracy Manspeaker Ford Focus Grp 2 N 1:09:39.1
DNF Mark Lea-Wilson / Shane McAssey Eagle Talon PGT N Mechanical
DNF Boris Djordjevic / Forest Fyrberg Subaru Impreza WRX PGT N Off Road
DNF Krystian Ostrowski / Chris Galecki Mitsubishi Eclipse Grp 5 N Broken Axle
DNF Zebe Szewczyk / Michael Szewczyk Mitsubishi Lancer Grp 5 E Transmission
DNF John Munroe / Brad Derzaph '73 Toyota Corolla Grp D N Rolled

Detailed results including stage times and penalties are availble here (2012_Cochrane_Results.pdf) or view the WCRC standings (here).

 

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.

Fri March 9th, 2012
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:
rally.volunteers@cscc.ab.ca
Location: Calgary Sports Car Club
  4215 80th Avenue NE
  Calgary, Alberta
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Contact

Coordinator / Organizer    John Blaber
rally@cscc.ab.ca
(403) 921-3846
Clerk of the Course John Blaber
Steward TBA
Chief Scorer Josh Keatley
Communications Calgary Amateur Radio Association
Net Control Fred Van Driel/Roger Heward
Registrar

Juanita Hiemstra
Juanita.Hiemstra@hotmail.com

Mail entries to:
Cochrane Rally
c/o Juanita Hiemstra,
23 Kodiak Springs Cove,
Cochrane, Alberta, T4C 0B6
(403) 981 8457.

Venue Locations

Headquarters
Rally Registration Technical Inspection
Cochrane Image Auto Body
66 Griffin Industrial Pt. E.
Cochrane, Alberta, T4C 2B8
T: (403) 932-3109
   
   
Seed 5/6 Drivers Meeting Cochrane Image Auto Body
   
Official Start Service Park
Service Area Forest Reserve Stages
Finish Frank Wills Memorial Hall
405 1st Street East
Cochrane
(403) 932-7805

Schedule

February 6, 2012 Early Registration Opens
February 29, 2012 Early Registration Closes
March 7, 2012 Seeded Draw, Coordinators Residence
   
March 9, 2012
1900 to 2000 Radio Operators Meeting, CSCC Clubhouse

2000 to 2200 Marshals Meeting, CSCC Clubhouse
   
Saturday, March 10, 2012
0800 to 0845 Reconnaissance Registration / Registration at Cochrane Image Auto Body Ltd.
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 Image Auto Body Ltd.
1800 to 1830 Mandatory Seed 5/6 Competitor's Meeting at
Cochrane Image Auto Body Ltd.
   
Sunday, March 10, 2012
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

Bulletins

Stage Timing Schedule is available: 2012 Stage Timing (Feb 29, 2012)
Competitor Bulletin #1 Mar 9, 2012
Competitor Bulletin #2 Mar 9, 2012
Competitor Bulletin #3 Mar 10, 2012

Forms & Regulations

Supplementary Regulations (2012_Supps.pdf) pdf
Entry Form (2012_Entry_form.pdf) Updated February 23, 2011 pdf
Tech Form (Self_Tech_form.pdf) pdf
   
   
   
   
Media Guide (Media_Guide.pdf) pdf

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