Cochrane Winter Rally

2021 Cochrane Winter Rally

Welcome to Cochrane Winter Rally, Event 1 of 5 in the Western Canadian Rally Championship.

Between increasing COVID-19 numbers and not reaching an agreement with Alberta Health for an exemption in time to adequately organize the event, the organisers feel the responsible choice is to cancel.

Our discussions with Alberta Health are continuing and we are optimistic that we will be able to run Rocky in late May.

This year's event is PENDING Alberta Health Approval. We will keep this page updated based on guidance received by Alberta Health. The event is not yet guaranteed. Please plan accordingly.

Cochrane Winter Rally is based out of Cochrane, Alberta and Hosted by the Calgary Sports Car Club.

Covid has presented many new challenges to the rally community. If you have previously attended the Cochrane Winter Rally, expect to see changes in the operation of our event this year.

We require competitors to comply with mitigation measures regardless of personal beliefs. Measures put in place will be guided by Alberta Health, and any facilities hosting us.

We look forward to bringing a fun and safe event for everyone.

The Organising Team

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


Nate Sikora / Kristy Donaldson
2nd Overall 2020 - 2000 Subaru Impreza RS

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 / David Ma
1st Overall 2020 - 1995 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 2021 Cochrane Winter Rally is expecting a large and competitive field at this year's event.


Roger Sieber / Garrett Mealing
3rd Overall 2020 - 2007 Subaru STI

The 2021 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:

Start Order

The Start Order has not been released yet.

2021 Cochrane Winter Rally Entry List

Classes: 9 O4WD | 7 O2WD | 4 P4WD | 2 P2WD

No Car Driver Co-Driver Class
1 1 Nicholas Spencer David Ma O4WD E
2 2 Jason Bailey Shayne Peterson O2WD E
3 3 Rob Behan Rob Jackett P4WD N
4 4 John Munroe Bill Dubreuil P2WD E
5 5 David Barg Matt Lunde P4WD N
6 6 Wim van der Poel Bryan Lord O2WD E
7 7 Nick Wood Lauren Fry O2WD E
8 8 Graham Bruce Martin Burnley O4WD E
9 9 Krystian Ostrowski Chris Galecki O4WD E
10 10 Clint Cook Pete Chadwick P4WD E
11 11 Boris Djordjevic TBD O4WD E
12 12 Zebe Szewczyk Michael Szewczyk O4WD E
13 13 Kevin Robertson Martin Headland P4WD N
14 14 Steve Wadley Amanda Ann O2WD E
15 15 Jeremy Livingston Jamie Willetts O2WD N
16 16 Trevor Evenson Robin Chapelsky P2WD N
17 17 Ken Stanick Chris Kremer O4WD E
18 18 Nate Sikora Kristy Donaldson O4WD E
19 19 Hardy Schmidtke Tbd O4WD E
20 20 Tanveer Deen TBD O4WD E
21 21 Cezary Kuczaj TBD O2WD N
22 22 Matt Bobyn Dan Bobyn O2WD E


Detailed Results will be available here

Spectator Info

There will be no spectating due to Covid-19 restrictions.

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. 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 practices 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.

Registration Form:

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Amanda Ann (403)608-0924
Clerk of Course
Chris Braun
Debbie Dyer
Online Entry Form

Keith Morison
Mike Dyer
Paul Westwick
Calgary Amateur Radio Association
Coordinator – Garry Spicer & Dana Harding
Net Control – Stephane Raimbault, Ian Wilmusen
Service Park
Jason Shaver

Venue Locations

Service & Start
Service Park – Burnt Timber Day Use Lot
51.492857, -115.067632


March 10, 2021
Early Registration Opens
March 28, 2021
Early Registration Closes
April 6, 2021
Seeded Draw, Coordinators Residence
April 7, 2021
Novice Meeting via Zoom
Driver’s meeting via Zoom
Introduction of Officials via notice or survey
April 8, 2021
Radio Operators (19:00 to 20:00) and Marshals Meeting (20:15 to 21:15) online via Zoom
Sat April 10, 2021
0900 to 1100
Registration at TBA
Technical Inspection at TBA
1200 to 1800
Reconnaissance, Forest Reserve Stages
Sun April 11, 2021
Service Park opens
Start of Rally from Service Park
1100 (approx.)
Service 1 - Service Area
1454 (approx.)
Service 2 - Service Area
1835 (approx.)
Car 0 Finish, End of Rally @ Service Park
2035 (approx.)
Posting of provisional scores on virtual notice board
2105 (approx.)
Trophy Announcement – Trophies will be distributed at a later time.

2021 Cochrane Winter Rally - Virtual Notice Board

Notices and Bulletins

Rules and Regulations

Supp Regs, 2021 Cochrane Winter Rally