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Resolution of Protest initiated by Rahul Jairath and Mike Elhard at the Kananaskis Rally - Nov 8, 2008

Original Inquiry: Adam Vokes and Hardy Schmidtke inquired as to the classification of Rahul Jairath and Mike Elhard's car, a 1992 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo. Mike Elhard classified his car as P4. Adam and Hardy claimed that the car was not legal for P4, as there were not 100 units of the car in Canada, as per the CARS rule book.

Inquiry Resolution: Keith Morison accepted the Inquiry, and as there was no documentation accompanying the car, agreed that the car was not legal for P4, and changed the car's classification to Open.

Rahul Jairath and Mike Elhard protested the Inquiry decision, indicating that the car had run in P4 class weeks earlier at the Pacific Forest Rally and had not been Inquired by Adam and Hardy there. On that basis, Rahul and Mike felt their car was P4 legal and, given time, could prove the quantity in Canada.

Acting as Steward for the event, Dave Sharp decided that Rahul and Mike would have 1 week from the date of the rally to prove or disprove that there are 100 units in Canada. If 100 units could be shown to exist, then the car would be scored in the rally as a P4 class car. If not, it would be scored as an Open class car.

On Wednesday, Nov 13, 2008, Rahul informed the Steward that he had contact RIV, the Registrar of Imported Vehicles for Canada, and asked them to provide the number of units in Canada. They indicated that there are 36 1992 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo's in Canada currently.

Accordingly, the Protest is denied and the car is hereby classified for the rally as an Open Class car.

Dave Sharp
Steward, 2008 Kananaskis Rally
Nov 13, 2008


Pos Novice Car Driver/Co-Driver Vehicle Class Total
16Schmidtke/Vokes 02 Subaru WRXP40:06:16
21Jennings-Bates/Daly 93 Subaru ImprezaOpen0:06:22
317Bruce/Warrington Subaru ImprezaOpen0:06:29
44Schofield/Schofield 87 Toyota Corolla GTSGr20:06:32
55Maplethorpe/Hall 02 Subaru WRXOpen0:06:36
63Grochowski/Junnila 96 VW GolfGr20:06:39
78Kadlubowski/Ostrowski Subaru Impreza STiOpen0:06:54
8213Kertes/Deen 92 Toyota Celica GT4Open0:06:57
9314Elhard/JarathB Mitsubishi Lancer EvoOpen0:07:00
10410Peschl/Nurse 83 Volvo 240 TurboGr50:07:00
1159LePoudre/Monasch 88 VW GolfGr20:07:04
1211Wright/Wright 88 Mazda RX7P30:07:11
91 Nissan NX-2000P30:07:55
142Szewczyk/Karzynski 04 Mitsubishi Lancer RAGr5dnf
1512Garlick/Charland 88 Honda CRXP2dnf

Download the detailed results (2008_Kananaskis_Results.pdf)

2008 Kananaskis Rally

Sunday November 9th, 2008

Forest Demonstration Loop

The Official Spectator Stages on the Forest Demonstration Loop will run consecutively at the beginning of the 2008 Kananaskis Rally. Spectators should be in place by 0915 hours and should plan to remain in place until approximately 1130 hours. Rally cars will pass through four times. The 2008 schedule will allow rally spectators to view plenty of action without having to spend long periods outdoors waiting for rally cars.

Directions Arrive before 9:15 AM
From Calgary head West on Highway 1:
  • Exit RIGHT onto Highway 68 (Sibbald Creek Exit)
  • Follow Hwy 68 South for approx 17km to the Jumpingpound Demonstration Forest Loop Road.
  • Enter the stage at the 2nd access road on your LEFT.
  • Parking is approx 1km further in on the LEFT.
  • Follow the Marshals directions.
Download Spectator Guide (2008_Kananaskis_Spectator.pdf)

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Start Order

No. Driver / Co-Driver Car Class Profile
1.Mark Jennings-Bates, BC
Jennifer Daly, BC
93 Subaru ImprezaOpen1Prescribed Burn Rally
2.Zbigniew Szewczyk, AB
Tomasz Karzynski, AB
04 Mitsubishi Lancer RAGr51Platinum Mitsubishi
3.Eric Grochowski, AB
Leanne Junnila, AB
96 VW GolfGr21Kamunen Racing
4.Kris Schofield, AB
Jaclyn Schofield, AB
87 Toyota Corolla GTSGr22Ista Rally
5.Bryan Maplethorpe, AB
John Hall, AB
02 Subaru WRXOpen3BME Racing
6.Hardy Schmidtke, AB
Adam Vokes, AB
02 Subaru WRXP43Hardyboy Racing
7.Graham Bruce, AB
Ryan Warrington, AB
Subaru ImprezaOpen4Flashpoint Racing
8.Piotr Kadlubowski, AB
Krystian Ostrowski, AB
Subaru Impreza STiOpen4
9.Chad LePoudre, SK
Christa Monasch, AB
88 VW GolfGr2N4Gopher Rally
10.Houston Peschl, AB
Brad Nurse, AB
83 Volvo 240 TurboGr54Avalon Racing
11.Neil Wright, AB
Lorna Wright, AB
88 Mazda RX7P34Four Peaks Racing
12.Philip Garlick, AB
Travis Charland, AB
88 Honda CRXP24Contrail Rally Racing
13.Tibor Kertes, AB
Azam Deen
92 Toyota Celica GT4OpenN5Tiszamotorsport
14.Mike Elhard, AB
Rahul Jarath, AB
Mitsubishi Lancer EvoP4N5
15.Philip Lo, AB
Jonny Summers, AB
91 Nissan NX-2000P3N6

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.

Marshal Training & Registration

Saturday November 8th, 2008
Time: 1900 to 2030
Contact: Kurt Schantz
Location: Travel Lodge
5 West Side Drive
Cochrane, Alberta
T4C 1M1

If you are unable to attend the main Saturday training session there will be another short but informative session at the CSCC clubhouse on Friday night.

Please contact us if you wish to attend or if you have any further questions about how to volunteer for the event.

Organizing Committee

Coordinator Keith Morison
Steward Dave Sharp
Clerk of the Course     Shawn Bishop
Chief Scorer Marcel Chichak
Chief Scrutineer Mike Dyer
Chief Marshal Kurt Schantz
Communications Calgary Amateur Radio Association
Net Control Fred VanDriel / Roger Heward
Registrar Colin Armstrong

Mail entries to:
Colin Armstrong
35 Prestwick Parade SE
Calgary, AB, T2S 4S6

Online Registration:
Sign up

Venue Locations

Rally Headquarters & Registration     Travelodge Cochrane
5 West Side Drive
Cochrane, AB T4C 1M1
Phone: 1-403-932-5588
Fax: 1-403-932-9541
Technical Inspection TBA
Spectator Stages Jumpingpound Demonstration Forest Loop
South Loop (South of Hwy 68)
Rally Start and Final MTC Jumpingpound Demonstration Forest Loop
Interpretive Centre (North of Hwy 68)
Service Park Jumpingpound Demonstration Forest Loop
Interpretive Centre (North of Hwy 68)
Rally Awards Presentation Frank Wills Hall
405 1st Street East, Cochrane


October 1, 2008 Early Registration Opens
October 31, 2008 Early Registration Closes
November 4, 2008 Seeded Draw, Coordinators Residence
November 7, 2008 Radio Operators Meeting (FRIDAY)
1900 hours to 2030 hours
Calgary Sports Car Club
4215 – 80th Avenue NE, Calgary
Saturday November 8, 2008   
08:00 – 09:30 hours Recce and Rally Registration at Travel Lodge
10:00 – 15:00 hours Reconnaissance
16:00 – 17:30 hours Late Registration at Travel Lodge (by appointment only)
16:00 – 17:30 hours Technical Inspection (times will be assigned at registration)
18:00 – 18:45 hours Novice Drivers Meeting at Travel Lodge.
19:00 – 20:30 hours Marshalls meeting at Travel Lodge
Sunday, November 9, 2008
09:15 – 09:35 hours Introduction of Officials and Drivers meeting
Jumpingpound Demonstration Forest Service Area
09:45 hours Car 0 Starts Leg I from the Jumpingpound Service Area
11:55 hours (approx) End of Leg 1, Jumpingpound Demonstration Forest Service Area
12:35 hours (approx) Start of Leg 2
17:20 hours (approx) End of Leg 2. End of Rally
18:45 hours (approx) Volunteer Recognition - Awards Presentation Dinner

Pre Run Photos - Friday November 7th 2008

View the prerun photos

Curious about road conditions? View the photos here!

Forms & Regulations

Entry Form (BlankEntryForm.pdf) pdf
Supplemental Regulations (2008_Kananaskis_Supps.pdf) pdf
Spectator Guide (2008_Kananaskis_Spectator.pdf) pdf

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