2018 Alcan 5000 Regulations
Draft 3, 2/25/2016 (minor changes)
ENTRY & FEES
The entry fee is $3000 for one passenger vehicle
& two drivers, or $2000 for one motorcycle & rider. Make
checks payable to Rainier Auto Sports Club, Inc (Mastercard and VISA are
The additional fee for a third vehicle driver or
second cycle rider is $900. (Two-person motorcycle teams are possible
if organizers have room to transport one rider)..
Entry will close June 1, 2018 unless field is declared
Payment in full is required by June 1, 2018.
A $500 room fee will be retained for cancellations after that date, and
no refunds are made once a vehicle has left the start line.
A total of 50 entries are expected, with a close
balance of autos and cycles. The organizers reserve the right to refuse
any entry without providing reason, and to assign vehicle numbers as they
Lodging on route has been arranged in advance.
The entry fee includes 9 nights accommodations (double occupancy), plus
receptions and banquets.
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 20 driver orientation
and sign a liability release before participation is allowed.
Entrants must present valid driver's licenses (with
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 also need a
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. (This could be allowed for
press purposes, but not 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.
All lights must dip to low beam with a single switch.
or DeLorme GPS tracking
device is required in every vehicle.
A vehicle may be excluded from the rally at any point
due to unsafe condition or 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
placed in touring class or not allowed to drive for the remainder of the
GPS is allowed in all vehicles at all times,
and organizers will provide GPS waypoints to assist course following.
Laptops may be carried by all, but only unlimited
vehicles may use these or similar devices in TSD sections.
Words like "Race" or "Racing" should NOT appear in
team names, team wear or custom vehicle decals. These are only allowed
on manufacturer provided goods for related products, or established teams
with documented history. (ie: "Fox Racing" gear or decals would be
fine, "Fox Racing Team" would probably not. Please ask in advance
if you're not sure).
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.
A "business band" radio that receives & transmits
on 151.625 Mhz is required in autos (see RADIO &
A maximum of four additional forward facing lights
are allowed, and 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 a vehicle, and any additional fuel tank
must be an OEM or otherwise certified installation. Secured fuel carriers
in a truck bed,or attached to the rear bumper, hitch, or roof of any vehicle.
Fuel must be contained in OEM or comparable quality
main tanks, RotopaX fuel carriers,
or auxiliary cells from OEM or major aftermarket suppliers (please ask
in advance if there's a question). Home-built systems are not
allowed, and cells or carriers must be securely mounted to the vehicle
not stored in panniers or luggage.
Helmet use is required at all times. Helmets
must be DOT or SNELL approved (CE is acceptable for foreign entrants).
Organizers will transport 40# of clothing or gear
for each cycle, plus 2 spare tires. Gear may be in 1 or 2 containers,
clearly marked with the entrants name & number. A packing list
must be provided as this may be required at customs. Please pack
securely in a weatherproof bag, not hard-sided case. In general
clothing and overnight gear will be carried by advance crews and unloaded
nightly, tires & parts will be unloaded only on request.
A "buddy system" is required. This means entrants
must declare their riding partners (buddy groups of 2 to 4 riders) before
the event start, and such group must keep track of each other throughout
each riding day. (This doesn't mean "buddies" must stay behind with
a non-running cycle, but must pass information to an event official before
leaving the scene).
Alcan routes & support are intended for dual
sport cycles. No heavy road bikes are allowed, and sidecars
will be considered only on special request from past Alcan finishers.
These are offered, entrants should declare
one by August 20:
Class I - Passenger cars. Unlimited
Class I SOP - Passenger cars. SOP
Class II - Trucks and sport/utility, sports/activity
vehicles. Unlimited navigational equipment.
Class II SOP - Trucks and sport/utility,
sports/activity vehicles. SOP equipemt.
Class III - Motorcycles 700 cc and under.
Unlimited navigational equipment.
Class III SOP - Motorcycles 700 cc and
under. SOP equipment
Class IV - Motorcycles over 700 cc.
Unlimited navigational equipment.
Class IV SOP - Motorcycles over 700 cc.
Vintage - 1986 and older autos, limited
to SOP & Vintage equipment. Later models are allowed if same
body as 1986. This includes
E30 (1982-1991) BMW and C3 (1984-1991) Audi, but not B3 (1988+) Audi
or B4 (1989+) Subaru.
Adventure Touring - Will not be scored
but will adhere to the same basic route & schedule as other teams.
Support Touring (if offered) - Will not
enter TSD sections before last timed vehicle, and will follow route assigned.
Support touring vehicles must be associated with a motorcycle entry, and
may not enter the Mitten or North Canol roads. Support Touring
vehicles are primarily intended to support return trips from Anchorage,
and may not carry parts or tires for use during the event.
* SOP is defined as OEM odometer
plus a slide rule, Stevens wheel, and basic electronic calculator. Rally
tables are allowed, but computers (laptop, tablet, notebook, Android, iPhone,
etc), and Curta calculators are NOT.
* Vintage equipment includes SOP
items plus 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 history,
Halda Speedpilots and Curta calculators are allowed.
* Cycles are allowed to relocate OEM instruments
as needed, and add a "Speedo
Healer" device for error correction.
Arctic Award: To entrants completing
100% of the route, entering all extreme controls.
"Go Farther" Award: Perpetual award
sponsored by Isuzu, for teams best exemplifying the spirit of their "Go
Team Award: A Team is defined as
three to five entries, including at least one auto, one cycle, and
"rookie" vehicle (where no occupant has run or worked an Alcan).
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 8pm August 20.
SERVICE & VEHICLE REPAIRS
No service crews are allowed during the event.
Pre-arranged help is allowed only at facilities available to all.
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 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
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 noted controls at the correct time.
these "Regularity" 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. Practice is not
allowed and vehicles may not enter TSD sections before set opening times.
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.
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 will be noted as "Extreme" - these are optional but will
have a small penalty or reward defined in the route book.
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 CONTROLS:1 point per second
early or late, maximum penalty of 60 per control or 200 per TSD. 200 points
for entering a TSD before it's open, or driving in the reverse direction
of rally traffic, and 200 points if an associated Support Touring vehicle
enters an open TSD without permission.
Some controls may be timed in tenths of a second,
with .1 point penalty for each tenth of a second early or late.
200 penalty points for missing a Passage Control or MTC.
points for missing an "Extreme" control, unless otherwise specified..
ASSISTANCE (requiring fuel, extraction,
or towing): 10 penalty points, or a $10
fine payable to the crew assisting.
UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT (including illegal
First offense 200 penalty points,
second offense 600.
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, day #8, 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 considered 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 considered 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
An emergency VHF radio operating on 151.625 Mhz ("Red
dot" frequency) is required of all autos, and encouraged on cycles.
Radios are available for rent ($50) through the organizers,
please reserve in advance.
CB radios do not substitute for required VHF equipment.
most officials will monitor only VHF & Ham.
Licensed Hams are encouraged to bring their equipment,
and all official vehicles include Hams.
NO two-way radio transmission is allowed near any
TSD section except in an emergency. (Monitoring 151.625 is encouraged
at all times).
RASC has an FCC license for 151.625, but Canada is
not reciprocal. VHF is strictly for emergency use in Canada, and
must not conflict with local traffic.
Maximum planned distance between fuel is 140 miles,
but a range of 200 (cycles) or 300 (autos) 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 from
the front axle of an AWD vehicle.
Any situation not covered by these regulations will
be ruled on at the discretion of the organizing committee.
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