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2015 Cochrane Winter Rally
March 14-15, 2015 in Cochrane Alberta
Round 1 of the 2015 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 14-15 2015.

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


News and Updates on the Event Facebook page. Click Here

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 2015 Cochrane Winter Rally will kick off Round 1 of the Western Canadian Rally Championship.

Hardy Schmidtke / John Hall
1st Overall 2014 - 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 2014 - 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 2015 Cochrane Winter Rally is expecting a large and competitive field at this years event.

Krystian Ostrtowski / Chris Galecki
3rd Overall 2014 - Subaru WRX STI

The 2015 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

Driver / Co-Driver Car Class Seed  
1 Hardy Schmidtke / John Hall 2005 Mitsubishi Evi IX O4WD 1 Expert
2 Alex Kozlov / Ivan Burychka 1995 Subaru STI O4WD 1 Expert
3 Kenny Wahl / Aaron Neumann 2002 Subaru WRX O4WD 2 Expert
4 Boris Djordjevic / Chris Kremer 2008 Mitsubishi Evo P4WD 2 Expert
5 Josh Shewchuk / Keith Morison 2004 Subaru STi P4WD 2 Expert
6 Roger Sieber / Garrett Mealing 2004 Subaru WRX O4WD 3 Expert
7 Nicholas Spencer / John Kesslar 2005 SUBARU STI P4WD 3 Expert
8 Eric Grochowski / Leanne Junnila 1987 Toyota Corolla O2WD 2 Expert
9 Adam Vokes / Jeff Canavan 2002 Subaru WRX STi O4WD 4 Expert
10 Mathieu Perron / Robin Chapelsky 2002 Subaru Wrx P4WD 4 Expert
11 Stu Ford / Devon Beyer 2006 Subaru Impreza P4WD 5 Novice
12 Justin Bayliff / Christine Bayliff 2005 Mitsubishi EVOIX P4WD 5 Novice
13 Ryan Cuddy / Mitch Savard 2002 Subaru WRX P4WD 4 Novice
14 Matt Charlton / Martin Burnley 1998 Subaru RS P4WD 5 Novice
15 Peter Hunt / Chiara Boehlke 1990 Eagle Talon O4WD 5 Novice
16 Curtis Mullen / Trent LeBlanc 1995 toyota gt4 O4WD 5 Novice
17 Philip Lo/ Alex Zborowski 2002 Subaru WRX P4WD 4 Expert
18 Tanveer Deen / Micheal Szewczyk 2000 Ford Focus O2WD 4 Novice
19 Tony Penney / Cam Koole 1991 VW Golf O2WD 5 Expert
20 Jeff Tooth / Gene Romansky 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer P2WD 5 Expert
21 Jason Bailey / Nick Shytryn 2014 Scion FR-S P2WD 4 Expert
22 Kenneth Mullen / Peter Brook 1991 VW Golf P2WD 4 Novice
23 Jim Nicol / Jeremy Friesen 1993 Subaru Impreza O4WD 5 Novice
24 Voytek Stywryszko/ Krysian Ostrowski Withdrawn
25 Peter Nazarewycz / Darcy Peters 1996 Honda Civic O2WD 5 Novice
26 Steven Szybunka / Allan Szybunka Withdrawn
27 Mark Staples / Eric Richie 1987 Volkswagen Golf P2WD 5 Novice
28 Vilnis Dimpers / Martin Matas 1999 Subaru Impreza O4WD 6 Novice
29 Spence Compston / David Ma Withdrawn
30 Piotr Karabasz / Chris Galecki Withdrawn
31 Tibor Kertes / Shabir Haji Excluded* P4WD 4

*While this crew has been listed as excluded since February 25, they were not officially excluded until March 11, 2015, after a meeting with the steward.

8-O4WD / 6-O2WD / 10-P4WD / 4-P2WD / 1-GrD

2-Seed 1 / 4-Seed 2 / 2-Seed 3 / 7-Seed 4 / 12-Seed 5 / 2-Seed 6


Follow this link for the online results page


Spectator Areas


Sunday March 15th, 2015 Updated February 27, 2015

Forest Reserve Spectator Stages

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 40.2 km on HWY 40 - This is a beautiful twisty/windy road that will eventually change to gravel
  • 5.7 km further - Harold Creek Road Special Stage is on the RIGHT (Junction 579 & 940)
  • 5.4 km further - Entraance to 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 February 27,2015)

Access Closed Times

Waiporous 8:30 and 12:10

Harold Creek 9:50 and 1:25

Hunter valley 3:10

The ability to exit
spectator areas
between stages
is not guaranteed.

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.

Thursday March 12th, 2015
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.)

Contact: Brad Derzaph
Volunteer Registration Form (Updated Feb 10, 2015)
Location: Calgary Sports Car Club
  4215 80th Avenue NE
  Calgary, Alberta
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Coordinator/Clerk of Course    Matt Pullen

Deputy Clerk of Course/Safety  

Mail entries to:
Cochrane Rally
2220 25 Ave. NW
Calgary, AB T2M 2C1

Online Entry Form (Updated Feb 10, 2015)

Volunteer Coordinator Brad Derzaph
Timekeeper Kurt Schantz
Scrutineer/Sweep Mike Dyer
Scoring Paul Westwick
Communications Mark Lunn / CARA
Steward Josh Keatley

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 11, 2015 Early Registration Opens
March 7, 2015 Early Registration Closes
March 8, 2015 Seeded Draw, Coordinators Residence
March 12, 2015
1900 to 2000 Radio Operators Meeting, CSCC Clubhouse
2000 to 2100 Marshals Meeting, CSCC Clubhouse
Saturday, March 14, 2015
0800 to 0845 Reconnaissance Registration / Registration at Cochrane Image Auto Body Ltd.
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 18300 Mandatory Seed 5/6 Competitor's Meeting at Cochrane Image Auto Body Ltd.
Sunday, March 15, 2014
0810 Introduction of Officials @ Service Park
0845 Start of Rally from Service Park
Car 0 Starts Leg 1
1127 (approximate)
Service 1, Service Area
1454 (approximate) Service 2, Service Area
1657 (approximate) Car 0 Finish, End of Rally @ Service Park
1845 (approximate) Awards Banquet opens
Location - TBA

Forms & Regulations

Competitor Bulletin 1 March 13, 2330h
2015 Cochrane Rally Stage Schedule pdf
2015 Supplementary Regulations (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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