2002 Alcan 5000 Regulations
Final draft, 6-03-2002. Changes from draft #2 are in red.
ENTRY & FEES
The entry fee is $2500 for one passenger vehicle
& two drivers, or $2250 for one motorcycle and rider.. Make checks
payable to Rainier Auto Sports Club, Inc (Mastercard and VISA are also
The additional fee for a third vehicle driver is
$500. (Two-person motorcycle teams may be possible, contact the organizers
for cost and details).
Entry will open January 20, 2001 and close July 1,
2002 (or when the maximum number of entries are recieved).
Entry fees (less $250 deposit) are fully refundable
through July 1, 2002. After that date refunds will be 50% in cash and 50%
in the form of a credit towards a future Alcan event. No cash refunds
will be made once a vehicle has left the start line.
A maximum of 20 automobile and 20 motorcycle entries
will be accepted. The organizers reserve the right to refuse any entry
without providing a reason, and to assign vehicle numbers as they see fit.
Lodging on route has been arranged in advance.
The entry fee includes
9 nights accommodations (double occupancy),
receptions, and banquets. Alaska ferry transportation is NOT included:
all ferry reservations and payments are the responsibility of the teams
chosing this option (stateroom cost may be deducted from final entry fee
DOCUMENTATION & ELIGIBILITY
The rally is open to the general public. Minimum age is 21 unless accompanied
by a parent or guardian.
All entrants must sign an event liability release
before participation is allowed.
Entrants must present valid driver's licenses (with
valid motorcycle endorsement if applicable), vehicle registration, and
proof of vehicle liability insurance. NOTE: Canadian law requires
that proof of insurance be carried at all times!
Drivers may be changed or added during the event,
but this must be prearranged and documented with event organizers. Trading
drivers among vehicles is freely allowed on transit sections, but any such
trade on a TSD section must be approved in advance by the organizers.
(ie: This could be allowed for press purposes, but not allowed if it appeared
to give a scoring advantage.)
No passengers are allowed in a rally vehicle at any
point unless they have been registered.
SCRUTINEERING & VEHICLE ELIGIBILITY
All vehicles shall be road legal and licensed in strict compliance with
regulations of its state or country of registration.
A maximum of six forward facing lights are allowed
(four for cycles), and all lights must dip to low beam with a single switch.
A "business band" radio that receives & transmits
on 151.625 Mhz is required (see RADIO & COMMUNICATIONS).
A vehicle may be excluded from the rally at any point
due to unsafe condition or the actions of the occupants. This includes
violations of these rules, excessive citations, reckless driving, and acts
that endanger the general public or discredit the event.
Cars, Trucks, SUV's:
Vehicles must be equipped with OEM seat belts for all as a minimum.
A roll bar is required in soft top vehicles.
Roof mounted lights are prohibited
A tow strap, 5BC minimum fire extinguisher and highway flares or DOT triangles
No fuel cans are allowed inside the vehicle, and any additional fuel tank
must be an OEM or otherwise certified installation.
Fuel must be contained in a single OEM
or comparable quality tank.
Use of auxiliary gas cans or containers is prohibited.
Helmet use is required at all times. Helmets
must be DOT and/or SNELL approved.
Organizers will transport one 50# container of clothing
or gear for each cycle, plus up to 3 spare tires. A packing list
must be provided, as this may be required at customs. Please pack
securely in a weatherproof bag, not hard-sided case.
A "buddy system" is required for cycles. This
means that entrants must declare their riding partners (buddy groups of
2 or 3 riders) before the event start and such group must keep track of
each other throughout each riding day. (NOTE: This doesn't mean a
"buddy" has to stay behind with a dead cycle, but must pass this information
to an event official before leaving the scene).
Class I - Passenger cars. Unlimited navigational equipment
Class II - Trucks and sport/utility vehicles (SUV's).
Unlimited navigational equipment and computers.
Class III - Motorcycles 700 cc and under.
Unlimited navigational equipment and computers.
Class IV - Motorcycles over 700 cc.
Unlimited navigational equipment and computers.
Vintage - 1973 and older vehicles of any
type, limited to SOP navigational equipment. (Vintage equipment may be
accepted on petition to the organizers).
SOP - Any type vehicle, limited to SOP
equipment.This will be defined as original equipment odometers in the stock
location, plus the choice of a: 1] slide
rule, 2] Stevens wheel, or 3] calculator (laptop
computers and Curtas are specifically NOT allowed).
Touring Class - Will not be scored
but will adhere to the same basic route and schedule as other teams.
Also elgible for "Mackenzie Award" (see below).
Mackenzie Award: To each team completing
100% of the route under their own power and entering all scored controls
while control is open.
Ironman Award: To each motorcycle
entrant completing 100% of the route under their own power and entering
all scored controls while control is open.
Isuzu "Go Farther" Award: Perpetual
award sponsored by Isuzu. This goes to the non-motorcycle team who best
exemplifies the spirit of Isuzu's "Go Farther" slogan. It is also
intended to recognize the efforts of our many private entries who compete
successfully with factory teams.
Finisher: Teams will be considered
a 'finisher' if they and their vehicle meet 3 conditions: 1) Arrive
at Quesnel, Skagway, Yellowknife before the event departs; 2) Arrive
at Jasper before the awards banquet; 3) Cover at least 70% of the
route under their own power. (NOTE: Sweep vehicles will not
delay excessively to support a vehicle lagging behind and may declare a
team "DNF" at any time, particularly if it would be unsafe to follow without
SERVICE & VEHICLE REPAIRS
Absolutely no service crews are allowed at any time
or location after the start. Other pre-arranged help is allowed only
in Whitehorse and Yellowknife. With this in mind, other help by outside
parties is allowed.
Vehicles will be started at 1 minute intervals in numerical order. As the
event uses a "perfect time" format they will be due in this sequence and
interval throughought: The route instructions include the perfect time
for "car #0" at the start and finish of every section. Each vehicle is
in turn due at this time plus the number of minutes given by their assigned
All instructions are supplemented by an official mileage, which will take
precedence. If a sign or reference is missing, use the mileage.
In the absence of a route instruction, the obvious main road should be
followed. Redundant instructions may be used to clarify the main road.
All roads used are public, through roads unless otherwise specifically
indicated in the route book.
There are no course following traps on this rally!
DEFINITION OF SECTIONS
TRANSIT: A time and mileage will be given only for the
start and finish of a Transit. These are touring sections, and competitors
may proceed at their own pace as long as they enter controls at the correct
TSD: In these sections teams must maintain average speeds
shown in the route book. A time and mileage will be given for the start
and finish of a TSD and controls may be located at any point within the
section. Practice is not allowed and vehicles may not enter TSD
sections before controls are open.
CONTROLS & TIMING
OPEN CONTROL: Will be visible, and located at the finish
of Transit sections. Vehicles must approach these during their correct
arrival minute, unless allowed by the control crew to declare their requested
arrival time. An Open Control at an overnight halt will be called an MTC
(Main Time Control).
TSD CONTROL: May be visible or hidden, and may be located
at any point within a TSD section. Vehicles should not stop at these controls,
as their exact passing time will be recorded. TSD controls will open 5
minutes before the ideal passing time for car #1 and close 5 minutes after
that of the last vehicle.
PASSAGE CONTROL: Control location plus opening & closing
times will be designated in the route book, and vehicles may enter at any
time while the control is open. The organizers may extend control closing
time at their discretion.
OPEN CONTROLS: 60
points per whole minute early or late, maximum penalty 200. (Example: if
you are due at 5:03, a "0" would be 5:03:00 through 5:03:59).
TSD CONTROLS: 1
point per second early or late, maximum penalty of 60 per control or 200
per TSD. 200 points for entering any TSD before controls are open.
ALL CONTROLS: Penalty
of 200 for missing any scored control (except as provided in "Optional
OPTIONAL TSD: The organizers may
define some TSD's as optional if substituted by another specified activity.
Teams opting out of these will receive a score for missed TSD's consisting
of "x" times their average scored control from the last 5 TSD's actually
run, where "x" is the total number of scored controls on the optional TSD.
(This will be calculated using an exact average, with the final result
rounded to the nearest second). NOTE: This primarily applies
to the 2002 "Ferry option", which will require missing two TSD sections.
Teams must declare which route (Alaska Ferry vs. Cassiar/Whitehorse drive)
before the event start and may
be assessed a penalty of 30 points for changing this selection based on
ASSISTANCE: For requiring
extraction or towing from event officials. First instance 10 penalty
points or a $10 fine, subsequent instances 50 points or $50. Additional
sanctions are possible for a team that has needed assistance multiple times...
UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT: First offense
50 penalty points, a second offense is cause for disqualification.
service will be treated as unsportsmanlike conduct.
NO FAULT SCORING
No scoring queries will be considered unless there
is an obvious control log error or they describe a situation common to
a number of vehicles. Instead each entry will have their worst TSD control
score subtracted at the end of day #1, day #3, day #6, and at the finish
(from scores accumulated during each successive period).
FORCE MAJEURE & FORCE HOMME
* Once the first official car has passed through
a section it is considered open and will be scored barring an accident
or safety problem. No control will be scored, however, if less than 20%
of the vehicles still competing are able to reach that control on time.
(Cycles will be treated as a separate group, and this rule applied for
* In order to eliminate any pressure for illegal
behavior, an additional allowance will be made for delay due to
official action such as construction or road closure. If less than 80%
of all vehicles still competing are able to arrive on time at a subsequent
control due to such delay that control will not be scored. (Cycles will
be treated as a separate group, and this rule applied for each group).
QUERIES & PROTESTS
The organizers will attempt to deal promptly and
fairly with any query received. These must be presented in writing to the
next MTC after the incident in question and will be answered in writing
before the next morning restart. Any appeal must be filed in writing
upon arrival at the next MTC for consideration by a claims committee. This
committe will consist of Jerry Hines, John Alkema, Pete Schneider, Eric
Horst, Steve Willey, and any others the organizers may select. The
organizers reserve the option of expediting this process by convening a
claims committe when a query is first received.
RADIOS & COMMUNICATIONS
A radio that will receive and transmit on 151.625
Mhz (also refered to as "Red dot" frequency) is required of all entries.
A hand-held unit is acceptable for cycles. (Radio Shack is an inexpensive
source for both mobile and hand-held units.)
RASC has an FCC business license for 151.625 MHz.
Event officials will monitor this and only this as an emergency frequency.
Licensed Hams are encouraged to bring their equipment,
officials vehicles will include a number of Hams.
151.625 MHz radios are available for rent ($50) or
purchase ($100) through the organizers. Please reserve in advance!
NO two-way radio transmission is allowed during any
TSD section except in an emergency. (Monitoring 151.625 is encouraged
at all times).
Maximum planned distance between fuel is 140 miles,
but a range of 200 miles for cycles and 300 for other vehicles is recommended.
Fuel is the final responsibility of the entrant, and failure of any advance
arrangements will be considered force majeure.
The rally was measured with an AlfaPro odometer from
the right front wheel
of a 2000 Isuzu Rodeo using steel belted radial tires.
Any situation not covered by these regulations will
be ruled on at the discretion of the organizing committee.
Final draft of 2002 regulations, 6-03-2002
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