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2014 Cochrane Winter Rally
March 8/9 2014 in Cochrane Alberta
Round 1 of the 2014 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 8/9 2014.

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


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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 2014 Cochrane Winter Rally will kick off Round 1 of the Western Canadian Rally Championship.

Hardy Schmidtke / John Hall
1st Overall 2013 - Mitsubishi 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.

Alex Kozlov / Martin Matas
2nd Overall 2013 - Subaru Impreza STI


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 2014 Cochrane Winter Rally is expecting a large and competitive field at this years event.

Krystian Ostrtowski / Chris Galecki
3rd Overall 2013 - Subaru WRX STI

The 2014 Western Canada Rally Championship consists of the Cochrane Winter Rally, The Rocky Mountain Rally, Pacific Forest Rally, Kananaskis Rally and the Big White Rally.

For more information on the WCRC please visit:

Photos by Shawn Bishop!

Start Order (March 5, 2014) 24 Entries

Driver /
Car Class  
1 Hardy Schmidtke / Chris Kremer Mitsubishi EVO 9 O4WD    
2 Wim Van der Poel/ Bryan Lord Mitsubishi EVO IX O4WD    
3 Alexandre Kozlov / Martin Matas Subaru WRX O4WD    
4 Josh Shewchuk / Keith Morison Subaru WRX P4WD    
5 Kenny Wahl / Aaron Neumann Subaru Legacy O4WD    
6 Krystian Ostrowski / Chris Galecki Subaru WRX STI O4WD    
7 Roger Sieber / Garrett Mealing Subaru WRX O4WD    
8 Mathieu Perron / Robin Chapelsky Subaru WRX O4WD    
9 Boris Djordivic / TBA Subaru WRX P4WD    
10 Nick Spencer / John Kesslar Subaru WRX P4WD    
11 Randy Schuler / Dave Ma Eagle Talon O4WD    
12 Phillip Lo / Peter Brook Subaru WRX P4WD    
13 Matt Bobyn / Dan Bobyn VW Golf O2WD    
14 John Munroe / Spencer Armstrong Toyota Corolla O2WD    
15 Mike Elhard / Brando Malo Mitsubishi EVO O4WD    
16 Peter Hunt / Chiara Boehlke Eagle Talon P4WD    
17 Peter Nazarewycz / Darcy Peters Honda Civic O2WD      
18 Tony Penney / Cam Koole VW Golf O2WD    
19 Stu Ford / Devon Beyer Subaru WRX O4WD    
20 Matt Pullen / Wayne Mayall Eagle Talon P4WD    
21 Ryan Cuddy / John McMahon Subaru WRX P4WD    
22 Tanveer Deen / Kevin Aartsen Ford Focus O2WD    
23 Mark Staples / Eric Richie VW Golf P2WD    
24 Jason Bailey / Rees Haynes Saab 96 O2WD    

Official Start List (pdf) Posted March 5, 2014


Follow this link for the online results page (pdf)


Spectator Areas


Sunday March 9th, 2014

Forest Reserve Spectator Stages

Viewing Times

Harold Creek 9:15 and 1:30

Hunter valley 12:15

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

Download Spectator Guide

Volunteer Information

Volunteer Registration Form

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 7th, 2014
1900 to 2000 Radio Operator Meeting - Training & Registration
2000 to 2100 Marshals Meeting - Training & Registration

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

Volunteer Registration Form
Location: Calgary Sports Car Club
  4215 80th Avenue NE
  Calgary, Alberta
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Coordinator/Clerk of Course    John Blaber
Deputy Clerk of Course/Safety Peter Hill

Juanita Hiemstra

Mail entries to:
Cochrane Rally
c/o Juanita Hiemstra,
189 Lochend Drive
Cochrane, Alberta T4C 2H2

Volunteer Coordinator Myron Wintonyk
Asst. Juanita Hiemstra
Timekeeper Kurt Schantz
Scrutineer/Sweep Mike Dyer
Scoring Josh Keatley
Communications CARA - Calgary Amateur Radio Association
Net Control – Fred and team.
Steward TBA

Venue Locations

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 Location TBA


February 8, 2014 Early Registration Opens
March 3, 2014 Early Registration Closes
March 5, 2014 Seeded Draw, Coordinators Residence
March 7, 2014
1900 to 2000 Radio Operators Meeting, CSCC Clubhouse
2000 to 2100 Marshals Meeting, CSCC Clubhouse
Saturday, March 8, 2014
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 Parc Expose and Technical Inspection. Cochrane Image Auto Body Ltd, Cochrane
The competitors’ vehicle must be present from the start of Parc Expose until released by the control marshal. The penalty for late arrival at Parc Expose will be $50.00 as per GCR clause 16.8 Parc Ferme/Parc Expose
1800 to 1830 Mandatory Seed 5/6 Competitor's Meeting at
Cochrane Image Auto Body Ltd.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
0810 Introduction of Officials @ Service Park
0845 Start of Rally from Service Park
Car 0 Starts Leg 1
1123 (approximate) Service 1, Service Area
1330 (approximate) Service 2, Service Area
1653 (approximate) Car 0 Finish, End of Rally @ Service Park
1830 (approximate) Awards Banquet opens
Location - TBA

Forms & Regulations

2014 Cochrane Rally Stage Schedule (pdf) pdf March 5, 2014
Supplementary Regulations ( 2014_Supplementary_Regulations ) pdf
Tech Form (Reg_Tech _Self_Declaration_Form_2008.pdf) pdf

These documents use the Adobe Acrobat format which requires the Free Acrobat Reader

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