2004 Alcan 5000 Regulations
Final, changes from draft are in red
ENTRY & FEES
The entry fee is $2800 for one passenger vehicle
& two drivers, or $2200 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 or
second cycle rider is $600. (Two-person motorcycle teams are possible
if organizers have room to transport one rider)..
Entry will close July 1, 2004 (or when the maximum
number of entries are recieved).
Entry fees (less $200 deposit) are fully refundable
through July 14, 2004. After that date a $500 penalty will be retained.
No refunds can 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, banquets, and inside passage ferry transportation.
DOCUMENTATION & ELIGIBILITY
The rally is open to the general public. Minimum age is 21 unless accompanied
by a parent or guardian.
Entrants must attend the August 17 driver orientation,
and sign a 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! Entrants should
also carry a passport or birth certificate for border crossings.
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 (except
in an emergency) 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,
and all lights must dip to low beam with a single switch. Forward-facing
roof mounted lights are prohibited.
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, multiple citations, and acts that endanger the
general public or discredit the event.
Any participant cited for reckless driving will either
be disqualified or not allowed to drive for
the remainder of 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.
Forward facing 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).
There will be 10 classes offered, teams must declare one by August
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 - 1984 and older vehicle models,
limited to SOP or vintage navigational equipment
Classes IG, IIG, IIIG, IVG - Vehicles
meeting class I - IV description, but limited to a GPS unit and SOP equipment.
SOP is defined as original equipment odometer in the stock location, plus
a slide rule, Stevens wheel, and/or electronic calculator. Laptop computers
and Curta calculators are NOT allowed (a laptop may be carried, just not
accessible during TSD sections).
Touring Class - Will not be scored
but will adhere to the same basic route and schedule as other teams.
Also elgible for "Chilkoot Award" (see below).
Chilkoot Award: To teams completing
100% of the route under their own power and entering all scored controls
while control is open.
Ironman Award: To motorcycle entrants
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. For the 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
Team Award: A Team is defined as
three or four entries, including at least one "rookie" vehicle (where
no occupant has run or worked an Alcan). Each entry on
a team will be given a "rank" equal to their place in class. The winning
team will be the one with the lowest average such "rank". Teams may
be declared up to 9pm August 17.
SERVICE & VEHICLE REPAIRS
Absolutely no service crews are allowed at any time
or location after the start. Other pre-arranged help is allowed only
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 time.
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.
these sections teams will use average speeds shown in the route book to
calculate their arrival times. A time and mileage will be given for the
start and finish of a DIY and controls may be located at any point within
the section. Practice is not allowed and vehicles may not enter
before the section is open.
CONTROLS & TIMING
TSD CONTROL: May be visible or
hidden, and located at any point within a TSD section. Do not stop at these
controls, as the exact passing time of each vehicle will be recorded. TSD
controls will open 5 minutes before the ideal passing time for car #1 and
close 5 minutes after the last car is due.
DIY CONTROL: Will be visible, and
located at any point within a DIY section. Do not stop, but at the appropriate
reference record your time (as HH:MM:SS) on the scorecard provided. DIY's
will open at the time designated in the route book and close 5 minutes
after the last car is due at the final control. The route book will
designate a scoring location just after the end of a DIY: you have 10 minutes
to turn in a completed scorecard to officials there, and no communication
with other teams is allowed during this time.
PASSAGE CONTROL: Control
location plus opening & closing times will be designated in the route
book, and cars may enter at any time while the control is open. The organizers
may extend control closing time at their discretion. Some Passage
Controls may be noted in the route book as "Extreme" - these are
considered optional but have a small penalty associated.
MTC (Main Time Control): A
passage control used at overnight halts. Location, time, and other
info will appear in the route book. Attendance is important as the
MTC's purpose is to account for all teams, disseminate new information,
and address questions or concerns.
TSD & DIY CONTROLS: 1
point per second early or late, maximum penalty of 60 per control or 200
per TSD or DIY. 200 points for entering a section before it's open, or
driving in the reverse direction of rally traffic in these sections.
200 penalty points for missing any scored control, except "Extreme"
controls which are 10 points.
ASSISTANCE (requiring fuel, extraction, or towing): 10
penalty points or a $10 fine (payable to the crew assisting).
UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT (including illegal service):
offense 50 penalty points, a second offense is cause for disqualification.
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 #4, 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 unless a meeting must be arranged to investigate
RADIOS & COMMUNICATIONS
A VHF 2-way radio operating on 151.625 Mhz ("Red
dot" frequency) is required of all vehicles. A hand-held unit is acceptable
VHF radios are available for rent ($50) or purchase
($100) through the organizers (please reserve in advance).
CB radios are encouraged but are not a substitute for required VHF equipment.
Officials will monitor VHF, not CB
Licensed Hams are encouraged to bring their equipment,
many officials vehicles will include Hams.
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 encouraged.
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 using
steel belted radial tires.
Any situation not covered by these regulations will
be ruled on at the discretion of the organizing committee.
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