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2012 "Last Chance" Novice Rally

a couple of checkpointers (photo by Eric Grochowski)

The last of this year's CSCC Novice TSD Rallies is set for Saturday, December 15th.

While the event is geared towards beginners, due to the nature of the roads (mud/dirt/ice/snow?) some driving proficiency is required.

In addition to an insured, registered and maintained vechicle, you will require winter tires, first aid kit and 30cm warning triangle. (see our sponsor if you need equipment). A set of mudflaps are also recommended and since this event may run into darkness decent headlights would do no harm.

For teams wishing to learn the basic navigational and mathematical skills required for TSD rallying there will be a novice school before the event. Please RSVP the Organiser (via email) if you will be attending.

This is a great way to shake off the rust just in time for the Trail of the GNU on March 23rd 2013.

your typical TSD rally routebook based on tulip diagrams

The rally runs on straight-forward instructions. The rally will be about 250km long, entirely within the province of Alberta. An odometer check section of about 10km will be provided. Roads will be about 30% pavement, 70% gravel/ice/snow and all mileage will be provided in KM units. - Race and Rally Equipment
Event Sponsor

Sunday December 16, 2012 - 1:30pm

Congrats to David Ma and Jeremy Opalach on their first win. It was quite the gong show last night... navigation is always much more difficult in the dark.

The three Road Rally Handbook door prizes went to: Jeremy Opalach, Satvir Pabla and Edgar Nava.

As always a huge thanks to the volunteers: Matt Pullen, Adam Vokes, Wim van der Poel, John Munroe and Bryan Lord... these events wouldn't happen without your support.

There will be another novice rally in January or February please check here or the forums.

The first Championship event is the Trail of the GNU up in Rocky Mountain House on March 23rd 2013.

See you around! - Kurt

Final Results

Pos Car Driver Navigator Vehicle Total
1N11David MaJeremy Opalach2010 Subaru WRX281
2N10Marc PepinCory Nickerson2001 Subaru 2.5RS386
3N12Satvir PablaAjit Pabla2007 Toyota Tacoma V6526
4N15Dale MayellBen Donovan2002 Subaru Legacy789
5N14Chris DenshamWade Doucette2013 Subaru STI1035
6N4Greg TerleckiJustin Nadeau2002 Subaru WRX1196
7N3Sean VandenBrinkCurtis VandenBrink1997 Impreza Outback1301
8N2Wayne GilesRyan Gutsche2012 Mini Cooper S1444
9N9Joel SisonEdgar Nava2006 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon1551
10N16Victor YanLouis Lau2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo1705
11N17Eric EwertCole Arnoltz1994 Subaru WRX1864
13N8Maxim YakubovRicky Luu2010 Subaru WRX STI1870
13N13Brian CohoeCasey Cohoe1998 Subaru Impreza1927
14N6Greg HillJames Howell2005 Subaru WRX2101
15C1Steve SwensonTyler Swenson2007 Subaru WRX134
N5Phil LafranceSpencer Compston2005 Dodge RAM 2500DNS
N7Matt MundellHarmony Page1996 Subaru STIDNS
N18Pietro ScontrinoJacek Tomasewicz2012 Mitsubishi EvoDNS

Download the detailed results here: (2012_LastChance_Novice_Results.pdf)


Friday December 14, 2012 - 7:00am

The route check has been completed and a few photos are available (see below). Conditions look pretty interesting with a light layer of snow on top of the gravel with a few icy corners and minimal snow banks although we did found a few that made us giggle.

We also have a couple more Road Rally Handbooks up for grabs.

See you all tomorrow!

Monday November 19, 2012 - 9:30pm

As an added bonus we will be giving away a copy of the "Road Rally Handbook" by Clint Goss. This book is perfect for novices looking to nail down the basics or to explore more advanced strategies & equipment.

Sunday November 18, 2012 - 3:00pm

Registration is open and the Supplemental Regulations are available to download.

Fees and Costs

$35 for entries.

Members of the CSCC or RallyWest affiliated clubs are eligible for a $10 discount.
Maximum entries accepted: 25

Payment Options:

Cash/Cheque (pay at Registration)
Interac Email Money Tranfers (email Organiser)
Credit Card (Karelo Online -

Officials of the Event

Organiser / Scoring    Kurt Schantz ( or 403 891-5550
Tech / Sweep Matt Pullen
Checkpointers Adam Vokes
John Munroe
Wim van der Poel
Bryan Lord


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Rally HQ

Calgary Sports Car Club Clubhouse
4215 - 80th Avenue NE
T3J 4B9

14:00 - 15:00 Novice school @ CSCC Clubhouse
15:00 - 15:30 Registration and Tech inspection
15:30 Driver's meeting and introduction of Officials
16:00 Start of Rally (first car out)
19:30 approx End of Rally (first car finishes)

Finish Location Casa Mia Pizzaria
#310-800 Veterans Blvd NW
Airdrie, AB

Forms & Regulations

Entry Form (TSD_Entry_Form.pdf) pdf
Supplemental Regulations (2012_Last_Chance_Novice_Sups.pdf) pdf

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

Prerun Photos