1998 Alcan 5000 Regulations


  1. 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 accepted).
  2. The additional fee for a third driver is $450.
  3. Entry will open May 15, 1997 and close August 22, 1998.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.


  1. All vehicles shall be road legal and licensed in strict compliance with their state or provincial regulations.
  2. Vehicles must be equipped with OEM seat belts for all as a minimum.
  3. A roll bar is required in soft top vehicles.
  4. A tow strap, 5BC minimum fire extinguisher and highway flares or DOT triangles are required.
  5. 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.
  6. No fuel cans are allowed inside the vehicle, and any additional fuel tank must be OEM or an SCCA, IMSA, or FIA legal installation.
  7. A vehicle may be excluded from the rally at any point due to unsafe condition or the actions of the occupants.


There will be four classes:


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 is allowed.


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.


  1. All instructions are supplemented by an official mileage, which will take precedence. If a sign or reference is missing, use the mileage.
  2. In the absence of a route instruction, the obvious main road should be followed. Redundant instructions may be used to clarify the main road.
  3. All roads used are public, through roads unless otherwise specifically indicated in the route book.
  4. There are no course following traps on this rally!





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.


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.


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.


  1. CB, Ham and business band radios are allowed but not required for summer events.  Licensed Hams are encouraged to bring their equipment.
  2. RASC has an FCC business license for 151.625 MHz and event officials will monitor this as an emergency frequency.
  3. VHF business radios for 151.625 MHz will be available for rent ($50) or purchase ($200 or less) through the organizers.
  4. Two-way radios may not be used during any TSD section except in an emergency.


  1. 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 force majeure.
  2. For those who wish to take the optional Arctic Circle trip on the Dempster Highway, note that a range of 250 miles is necessary!
  3. 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.
  4. 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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