1998 Alcan 5000 Regulations
ENTRY & FEES
The entry fee is $2350 for one vehicle & two drivers. Make checks payable
to Rainier Auto Sports Club, Inc (Mastercard, VISA and Discovery are also
The additional fee for a third driver is $450.
Entry will open May 15, 1997 and close August 22, 1998.
A maximum of 30 entries will be accepted. The organizers reserve the right
to refuse any entry without providing a reason, and to assign car numbers
as they see fit.
Lodging on route has been arranged in advance. The entry fee includes
9 nights accommodations (double occupancy), banquets, and Alaska ferry
transport with staterooms. The night of September 6 (Jasper) is included:
this may be deleted by deducting $50 per person from the fees above, or
extra rooms inlcuded at $100 per room.
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, vehicle registration, and
proof of vehicle liability insurance. Canadian law rrequires that proof
of insurance be carried at all times.
Drivers may be changed or added, but any such changes must be documented
with event organizers. 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
their state or provincial regulations.
Vehicles must be equipped with OEM seat belts for all as a minimum.
A roll bar is required in soft top vehicles.
A tow strap, 5BC minimum fire extinguisher and highway flares or DOT triangles
Roof mounted lights are prohibited, and a maximum of six forward facing
lights are allowed. All lights must dip to low beam with a single switch.
No fuel cans are allowed inside the vehicle, and any additional fuel tank
must be OEM or an SCCA, IMSA, or FIA legal installation.
A vehicle may be excluded from the rally at any point due to unsafe condition
or the actions of the occupants.
CLASSES & AWARDS
There will be four classes:
Class I - Passenger cars using unlimited navigational equipment
Class II - Trucks and sport/utility vehicles (SUV's), using
unlimited navigational equipment and computers.
Class III - Any type vehicle, limited to SOP equipment and original
Klondike Class (Touring/GPS) - Will not be scored in TSD sections
but will adhere to the same primary route and schedule as other teams.
This class will be scored on a "pass/fail" basis: teams who complete
all assigned criteria will receive the 1998 Alcan "Klondike Cup".
A video or Polaroid type camera will be needed to document arrival at specific
points designated in the route book (GPS may also be helpful but is not
SERVICE & VEHICLE REPAIRS
Absolutely no service crews or pre-arranged help are allowed at any location
except the start and finish. With this exception, help by outside parties
Cars will be started at 1 minute intervals in car number 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.
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 for the start
and finish of a Transit, and controls will be located only at the finish
or designated passage controls. These are touring sections, and competitors
may proceed at their own pace as long as they enter these controls at the
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 will be located at
the finish of Transit sections. Cars 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. Cars should 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 that of the last car.
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.
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
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.
ASSISTANCE: For requiring fuel, extraction, or towing
from event officials due to poor planning or driving skills. First
instance 10 penalty points or a $10 fine, subsequent instances 50 points
or $50. Further sanctiuons are also 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: Illegal service will be treated as unsportsmanlike
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 for the day
subtracted at the end of day 1, day 3, and at the finish.
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.
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 on 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. The organizers will also appoint a claims committee to hear
any protest of such decisions. Such appeal must be filed in writing
upon arrival at the next MTC that day.
RADIOS & COMMUNICATIONS
CB, Ham and business band radios are allowed but not required for summer
events. Licensed Hams are encouraged to bring their equipment.
RASC has an FCC business license for 151.625 MHz and event officials will
monitor this as an emergency frequency.
VHF business radios for 151.625 MHz will be available for rent ($50) or
purchase ($200 or less) through the organizers.
Two-way radios may not be used during any TSD section except in
Distance between fuel is rarely over 100 miles in summer, but a range of
300 miles is suggested for peace of mind. Fuel is the final responsibility
of the entrant, and failure of any advance arrangements will be considered
For those who wish to take the optional Arctic Circle trip on the Dempster
Highway, note that a range of 250 miles is necessary!
The rally was measured with an AlfaPro odometer from the right front wheel
of a 1996 Isuzu Rodeo using 235/70R16 steel belted radial tires.
Any situation not covered by these regulations will be ruled on at the
discretion of the organizing committee.
Draft of 1998 regulations, posted 7-5-98. These will
become final on 8-3-98, please check back here after that date for
any minor updates...
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