2016 Alcan Winter
ENTRY & FEES
The entry fee is $3000 for one vehicle &
two drivers. Make checks payable to Alcan Rally or Rainier Auto Sports
Club, Inc. (Mastercard, VISA, and AX are also accepted).
The additional fee for a third driver is $800.
Entry will close December
22, 2015 or when the field is declared full.
All fees are due in
full by December 20, 2015, but are refundable (less $200 deposit) through
January 16, 2016. After January 16 a $600 room cancellation penalty
will be retained, and no refunds can be made once a vehicle has left the
A total of 30 entries
are expected. The organizers reserve the right to refuse any entry
without providing a reason, and assign vehicle numbers as they see fit.
Lodging on route has been arranged in advance.
Entry fees include nine nights prepaid accommodation for two people, double
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 February 24 driver
orientation and sign event liability releases before participation is allowed.
Entrants must present valid driver's licenses,
vehicle registration, and proof of vehicle liability insurance. NOTE:
Canadian law requires proof of insurance be carried at all times.
Entrants will also need a passport for border crossings.
Drivers may be changed
or added during the event, if prearranged & documented with event officials.
Trading drivers among vehicles is allowed on transit sections, but any
trade on a TSD must be approved in advance (this is common for press, but
not if it might offer scoring advantage).
Except in an emergency,
no passengers are allowed in a rally vehicle
unless they have registered with organizers.
SCRUTINEERING & VEHICLE ELIGIBILITY
All vehicles shall be road legal and licensed
in strict compliance with their own state or country's
Vehicles must be equipped
with OEM seat belts for all as a minimum.
A VHF 2-way radio is
required (see RADIOS & COMMUNICATIONS below).
A roll bar is required
in soft top vehicles.
A tow strap, 5BC minimum
fire extinguisher, and highway flares or DOT triangles are required, plus
tire chains for 2 wheel drive vehicles.
A maximum of four forward
facing lights may be added, and
all lights must dip to low and/or
fog beam with a single switch. Forward-facing door or roof mounted lights
may not be used.
Studded tires are allowed,
but only with standard road-legal studs in OEM moulded holes. Tire modification
(except microsiping) is prohibited, and teams are limited to the use of
tires except to replace a failure. Tires must be winter ("3
No fuel cans are allowed
inside the vehicle, and any additional fuel tank must be an OEM type installation.
Secured fuel cans are allowed in a truck bed,or the rear bumper,
hitch, or roof of any vehicle.
Each vehicle must carry
emergency water & food, plus a sleeping bag or heavy clothing for each
are discouraged, and any increase from OEM tire width and suspension height
is strongly discouraged. Note:
tires are better in winter!
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, citations, reckless
driving, and acts that endanger the general public or discredit the event).
Any participant cited
for reckless driving will either be moved to Touring class or not allowed
to drive for the remainder of the event.
Laptops may be
carried by all, but only unlimited vehicles may use these or similar devices
in TSD sections.
Words like "Race" and
"Racing" may NOT appear in team names, team wear or custom vehicle decals.
These are only allowed on manufacturer provided goods for related products.
(ie: official "Fox Racing" gear or decals would be fine, "Fox Racing Team"
would not. Please ask in advance if you're not sure).
A "buddy system" is required.
This means entrants must declare driving partners ("Buddy groups" of 2
or 3 vehicles) before the event start, and keep track of each other throughout
each day. Note: A buddy doesn't have to stay behind for non-emergency
problems, just notify an event official as soon as possible.
At least one SPOT or
DeLorme GPS tracking device is required in each "buddy group". Each
device will be registered with organizers, and appear on a web based
1 - Passenger cars, using unlimited navigational equipment and computers.
1E - Passenger cars, meeting "Equipped" standards: Navigational
equipment and computers are free with these exceptions: 1)
devices have no real-time distance input, and there is no connection between
odometer and computing device. 2) Computing devices
may not be connected to GPS during TSD's. 3) Purpose-built
"A box" rally computers are not permitted, even with distance input
Class 2 - Trucks and
sport utility type vehicles, using unlimited navigational equipment and
2E - Trucks and sport utility type vehicles meeting "Equipped" standards
(see I E).
SOP - Any type vehicle, limited to SOP equipment. SOP
is defined as original equipment odometers in the stock location, plus
a slide rule, Stevens wheel, and/or basic electronic calculator. GPS
is also allowed, but laptop computers and Curta calculators are NOT.
A laptop may be carried if not accessible during TSD sections.
2WD - Two wheel drive vehicles, with unlimited navigational equipment
- 1986 and older vehicle models, limited to SOP & vintage navigational
equipment. Vintage equipment includes mechanical odometers like Halda Tripmaster
& Twinmaster, and "Class B" or "Pro" electronic tripmeters such as
Alfa Pro, Timewise 526B or 547B, Brantz Retrotrip 2; Brantz International
1 & 2 Classic; and Terratrip 1, 101+ and 202 with no calculating function
and no remote display. "Class A" rally computers are specifically
forbidden, but odos may include a digital clock. As a tribute to
their vintage history, Halda Speedpilots and Curta calculators are allowed.
Proposed vintage vehicles may be subject to organizer review.
- Will not compete or be scored, but must adhere to the same basic route
and schedule as other teams. Also eligible for the "Arctic Award"
To each team who complete 100% of the route under their own power and enter
all scored controls.
Isuzu "Go Farther"
Award: Perpetual trophy sponsored by Isuzu. Awarded to 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 teams.
A Team is defined as three or four entries, including at least one "rookie"
vehicle where no occupant has run or worked Alcan (past cycle entrants
may qualify as winter "rookies"). Each entry on a team will
be given a score factor, which is the ratio of their score to the winning
score in their class. The winning team will be the one with the lowest
average score factor. Teams must be declared by 8 pm February 24.
SERVICE & VEHICLE REPAIRS
Absolutely no service crews or exclusive pre-arranged
help is allowed during the event. With this exception, help by outside
parties is OK.
Vehicles will start at 1 minute intervals
in numerical order. As the event uses a "perfect time" format, cars 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 car is in turn due at this time plus the number of minutes given by
their car number.
Most 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
DEFINITION OF SECTIONS
time and mileage will be given for the start and finish of a Transit, and
controls will be located only as designated. These are touring sections,
and competitors may proceed at their own pace as long as they enter designated
controls at the correct time.
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 before time designated in route book.
One-car-at a-time "solo" sections on a closed course. A DOT
or Snell approved helmet must be worn and
no passengers are allowed.
CONTROLS & TIMING
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.
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
optional but have a small penalty or reward defined in advance.
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.
ICE RACE: Locations
and time will be clearly designated in the route book, and cars will be
started at the direction of event officials. Each team will be allowed
four timed runs (no more than two per driver), and the fastest two runs
per vehicle will be scored. Vehicles will be timed from a standing
start to flying finish, with at least a 1-minute interval between vehicles.
point per second early or late, maximum penalty of 60 per control or 200
per TSD. 200 points for entering a section before it's open, driving it
more than once, or driving in the reverse direction of rally traffic (except
very briefly to capture a missed turn or reference). One control
on each TSD may be timed in tenths of a second, with .1 point penalty
for each tenth of a second early or late.
ICE RACE: Each
vehicle will receive .1 point per tenth of a second slower than the fastest
in it's "category". (Used for Ice Race scoring only,
these categories are 2WD, 4WD
without studded tires, and 4WD with
studded tires. If there is only one entry in a category, for successfully
completing all runs they will receive an ice race score equal to the overall
ice race winner). Maximum penalty per venue is 5 points for each
of 2 scored runs, calculated by comparing first the best run for each vehicle,
then all "second best" runs.
200 points for missing a scored passage control or MTC. 10 points for missing
an "Extreme" control, unless otherwise specified.
ASSISTANCE (requiring fuel, extraction,
or towing): 10 points, or a $10
gratuity for the crew assisting. Any team which has needed excessive
assistance may be excluded from extreme controls.
UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT (including
50 points, a second offense will move vehicle to Touring Class.
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 #5, and at the finish (from
scores accumulated during each interval).
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 within 30
seconds of their ideal time.
* 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 the vehicles still competing are able to arrive within 30 seconds
of their ideal time at a subsequent control due to such delay that control
will not be scored.
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 details.
RADIOS & COMMUNICATIONS
A VHF business band 2-way radio operating
on 151.625 MHz is required in all vehicles for safety. A hand-held unit
is acceptable if connected to vehicle power and a roof-mounted antenna.
has an FCC license for 151.625, but Canada is no longer reciprocal.
VHF is strictly for emergency use in Canada, and must not conflict with
VHF radios are available for rent or purchase
through the organizers if arranged in advance.
CB radios are allowed, but will not substitute
for required VHF equipment. Officials will monitor VHF not CB
Licensed Hams are encouraged to bring their
equipment, and all Alcan staff vehicles include Hams.
NO two-way radio transmission
is allowed during any TSD except in an emergency. (Monitoring
151.625 is encouraged at all times).
Maximum expected distance between fuel halts
is 250 miles, but a range of 300+ miles is recommended for safety, insurance,
and peace of mind.
Fuel is the final responsibility of the entrant
and the failure of any advance arrangements will be considered force majeure.
The rally was measured with an AlfaPro odometer
from the left front axle of a 2001 Volvo
Any situation not covered by these regulations
will be ruled on at the discretion of the organizing committee.