2022 Alcan Regulations
ENTRY & FEES
- Entry fee is $3300 for
one auto & two drivers, or $2000 for one motorcycle &
rider. Make checks payable to Alcan Rally or RASC Inc,
or we'll email a Square invoice payable by credit card..
- The additional fee for a
third driver is $1200 double occupancy. Young
passengers are $100 if rooming with parents.
- Entry will close June 1,
2022 unless field is declared full earlier. Auto entries
are currently full.
- Payment in full is
required by June 1, 2022, and any unpaid will be
dropped June 10. A $600 room fee will be retained for
cancellations after that date, and no refunds can be made once
a vehicle has left the start line since most rooms are
guaranteed or prepaid.
- A total of 50 to 60
entries are expected, with a close balance of autos and
cycles. The organizers reserve the right to refuse any entry
without providing a reason, and assign vehicle numbers as they
- Lodging on route has been
arranged in advance. The entry fee includes 10 nights
prepaid accommodations (double occupancy), plus receptions and
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 proof of insurance be carried at all times.
Entrants also require a passport for border
- Drivers may be changed or
added during the event if 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 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 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.
- 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 public or
discredit this event.
- Any participant cited for
reckless driving will either placed in touring class or no
longer allowed to drive.
- GPS mapping
(including street names & speed) is allowed in all
- As mileage is important to
staying on course a basic GPS
odometer application is allowed in all vehicles.
GPS applications such
Rally Computer and Rabbit
Rally are allowed in
Unlimited Class only.
- Laptops & tablets may
be carried by all, but only unlimited vehicles may use such
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
- A "business band" radio
that receives & transmits on 151.625 Mhz is required in
autos (see RADIO & COMMUNICATIONS).
- A SPOT or DeLorme GPS
tracking device is required in every auto.
- 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 are required.
- No fuel cans are allowed inside a vehicle,
and any additional fuel tank must be an OEM or otherwise
certified installation. Secured fuel carriers are allowed
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).
least one SPOT
GPS tracking device is required in every buddy group.
- 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
CLASSES (Must declare by August 22)
Class I - Passenger
cars. Unlimited navigational equipment.
Class I SOP -
Passenger cars. SOP equipment..
Class II -
Trucks and sport/utility, sports/activity vehicles.
Unlimited navigational equipment.
Class II SOP -
Trucks and sport/utility, sports/activity vehicles. SOP
Class III -
Motorcycles 700 cc and under. Unlimited navigational
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. SOP equipment.
Historic - 1990
and older autos, limited to SOP & Historic equipment.
Later models are allowed if same body as 1990. This includes E30 BMW (1982-1991), C3 Audi
(1984-1991), B3 Audi (1988+) and B4 Subaru (1989+). Historic classes are by
decade: H80 is 80's, H70 is
70's, H60 is 60's, and H50 is 50's (any class
with less than 3 vehicles will be grouped with next newer.)
* SOP is defined as OEM
odometer plus slide rule, Stevens wheel & calculator.
Rally tables are allowed but computers (laptop, iPad, etc),
and Curta calculators are NOT.
* Historic 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 odometers may
include a digital clock. As a tribute to history,
Halda Speedpilots & Curta calculators are allowed.
* Cycles are allowed to relocate
OEM instruments, and add a "Speedo
device for error correction.
Arctic Award: To
entrants completing 100% of the route, including all extreme
"Go Farther" Award:
Perpetual award sponsored by Isuzu, for teams best exemplifying
the spirit of their "Go Farther" slogan.
A Team is defined as three to five entries, including at least one
auto, one cycle, and one "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 22.
SERVICE & VEHICLE
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 throughout: 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
- 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 indicated in the route
- There are no course
following traps on this rally!
DEFINITION OF SECTIONS
A 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.
TSD: In 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
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 10
minutes after the last car is due.
Control location plus
opening & closing times will be designated in the route
book. Cars may enter at any time while the control is
open, and organizers may extend closing time at their
discretion. Some Passage Controls will be noted as "Extreme",
which are optional but 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.
Some controls may be
timed in tenths of a second, with 0.1
point penalty for each tenth early or late.
OTHER CONTROLS: 200 penalty points for missing a Passage
Control or MTC. 10 points for missing an "Extreme" control,
unless otherwise specified..
(fuel, extraction, or towing): 10 penalty points, or pay $10 to crews
CONDUCT (including illegal service): First offense 60 points, second offense 600.
Nor’wester plans to utilize Richta GPS Checkpoints.
To be scored you
must load the Richta Competitor
app on an Android or IOS phone or tablet . For info see http://drscca.org/rally/using-the-richta-competitor-app/
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
day 10 (from "new" scores only).
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 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
- An emergency VHF radio
operating on 151.625 Mhz ("Red dot" frequency) is required of
all autos, and encouraged for cycles.
- Radios are available for
rent ($50) or purchase ($100) through the organizers, please
reserve in advance.
- CB radios will not
substitute for required VHF radio, and officials monitor only
VHF & Ham.
- Licensed Hams are
encouraged to bring their equipment, all official vehicles
- NO radio transmission is
allowed near any TSD section except in an emergency.
(Monitoring 151.625 is encouraged at all times).
- RASC has an FCC business
license for 151.625, but Canada is not reciprocal. This
is strictly for emergency use in Canada and may not conflict
with local traffic.
- Maximum planned distance
between fuel is 150 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 is
considered force majeure.
- The rally was measured
with an AlfaPro odometer from the front axle of a 4WD vehicle.
- Any situation not covered
by these regulations will be ruled on at the discretion of the
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