Final Feb 6,
changes in red
ENTRY & FEES
- The entry fee is $3200 for one
vehicle & two drivers. Please make checks payable to Alcan
Rally or RASC Inc, or request a Square invoice you can pay by
Mastercard, VISA, or AX.
- The additional fee for a third
driver is $800 (double occupancy).
will close December 20, 2019 or when the field is declared
- All fees
are due in full by December 15, 2019, but are refundable
(less $300 deposit) through January 20, 2020. After
that date a $600 penalty will be retained, and no refunds
are possible once a vehicle has left the start line.
- A total
of 40 entries are expected. The organizers reserve
the right to refuse any entry without explanation, and assign
vehicle numbers as they see fit.
- Lodging on route has been
arranged in advance. Entry fees include ten nights
prepaid accommodation for two people, double occupancy.
- The rally is open to the
general public. Minimum age is 21 unless accompanied by a
parent or guardian.
- Entrants must attend the
February 25 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 also
need a passport for border crossings.
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
SCRUTINEERING & VEHICLE
- All vehicles shall be road
legal and licensed in strict compliance with their state or country's regulations.
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 to meet highway regulations.
- A maximum
of four forward facing lights may be added, and all
lights must dip to low or fog beam with a single
switch. Forward-facing door or roof mounted lights may not
tires are allowed, but only with standard road-legal studs
in OEM moulded holes. Custom tire modification is
prohibited, and teams are limited to the use of six
tires except to replace a failure. Tires must
be winter ("3
fuel cans are allowed inside the vehicle, and any
additional fuel tank must be an OEM type installation. Note:
Secured fuel cans are allowed in a truck bed, or
the rear bumper, hitch, or roof of any vehicle.
vehicle must carry emergency water & food, plus sleeping
bag or heavy clothing for each occupant.
modifications are discouraged, and any increase from OEM
tire width and suspension height is strongly discouraged.
are better in winter!
- 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, citations, reckless driving, and
acts that endanger the public or discredit the event).
participant cited for reckless driving may not drive for the
remainder of the event.
may be carried by all, but not all classes may use them in
- GPS is
allowed in all vehicles at all times, and organizers may
provide waypoints for guidance. As mileage is so important to
staying on course the "Richta Rally Odometer" app
is also allowed in all classes.
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 is fine, "Fox
Racing Team" is likely not. Please ask in advance if
you're not sure).
- A "buddy system" is
required. This means entrants must
declare driving partners (groups of 2 or 3 vehicles) before
the event start, and keep track of each other throughout
each day. Buddies do not have to stay behind for
non-emergency problems, just notify an event official soon
SPOT or InReach GPS tracking device is
required in all vehicles. Each will be registered with
organizers and appear on our web
last location of each vehicle. Android & iOS based GPS tracking
does not substitute because data is sent only if
phone service exists.
CLASSES & EQUIPMENT
- Passenger cars with Unlimited navigational
equipment, computers, and GPS
apps such as Richta Rally Computer.
- Passenger cars meeting "Equipped" standards:
Equipment is free with these exceptions: 1) Computing
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. 4) GPS apps are limited
to Richta "Rally Calculator" https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Richta.Calculator
and "Rally Odometer".
2U - Trucks and
sport utility vehicles with Unlimited navigational
equipment, computers, and GPS apps.
- Trucks and sport utility vehicles meeting "Equipped"
standards (see 1E).
SOP - Any vehicle, limited to SOP
equipment. SOP is defined as original equipment
odometers in the stock location, plus slide rule, Stevens wheel,
and/or basic electronic calculator. GPS is also allowed, but
laptop computers and Curta calculators are NOT.
2WD - Two wheel drive vehicles, unlimited navigational
equipment, computers and GPS.
- 1986 and older vehicle models, limited to SOP &
historic 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.
Historic 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. Due to
long vintage history, Halda Speedpilots and Curta calculators
are allowed. Proposed vehicles are subject to organizer review.
- Will not be scored but must adhere to assigned route &
schedule. Also eligible for "Arctic Award".
Award: To each team who complete 100% of the route under
their own power and enter all scored controls.
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.
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 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 25.
SERVICE & VEHICLE REPAIRS
Absolutely no service crews or
exclusive prearranged 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 & interval
throughout: 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
- Most instructions are
supplemented by an official mileage, which will take
precedence. If a sign or reference is missing, use the
- 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
- 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
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.
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 before time designated in
One-car-at a-time "solo" sections on a closed course. A DOT or
Snell approved helmet must be worn and no passengers are
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 last car is due.
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 in
the route book as "Extreme" - these are optional but
have a small penalty or reward defined in advance.
(Main Time Control): Passage control used at
overnight halts, location & time will appear in route
book. Attendance is important as MTC's purpose is to
account for all teams, disseminate new information, and
address questions or concerns.
RACE: Locations and time will be designated in
the route book, and cars will be started at the direction of
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
CONTROLS: 1 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). Some
controls may be timed in tenths of a second, with .1
point penalty for each tenth early or late.
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.
CONTROLS: 200 points for
missing a scored passage control or MTC. 10 points for missing
an "Extreme" control unless otherwise specified.
fuel, extraction, or towing): 10 points. Any team which has needed
excessive assistance may be excluded from extreme controls.
(including illegal service): First offense 60 points, second offense
moves vehicle to Touring Class or DNF status.
NO FAULT SCORING
No scoring queries will be considered
unless there is an obvious control 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
FORCE MAJEURE & FORCE
* 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 competing vehicles are able to reach
it on time.
* In order to eliminate 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 competing vehicles are able to arrive on time
at a subsequent control due to such delay that control will not be
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 next morning
restart unless a meeting must be arranged to investigate details.
- A VHF business band
radio that transmits on 151.625 MHz is required in all
vehicles for safety. A hand-held unit is acceptable if
connected to vehicle power and roof-mounted antenna. RASC has an FCC license for 151.625 but
Canada is no longer reciprocal, so 151.625 is strictly for
emergency use there and must not conflict with
- VHF radios are available for
rent or purchase through the organizers with advance notice.
- Licensed Hams are encouraged to
bring their equipment, and all Alcan staff vehicles include
Hams. (CB radios do not
substitute for VHF, and officials only monitor VHF.)
radio transmission is allowed during a TSD except in an
emergency. (Monitoring 151.625 is encouraged at
- Maximum expected distance
between fuel halts is 250 miles, but a range of 350+ 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
Alfa Pro odometer from the right front
axle of a 4x4 Dodge Ram 2500.
- Any situation not covered by
these regulations will be ruled on at the discretion of the