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2007 Mudlark Rally - August 25, 2007

2007 Mudlark Rally

The weather co-operated with the rain holding off until after the BBQ. The roads were in excellent shape and with the exception of a stubborn bull blocking a cattleguard on stage 3 the animals were fairly docile.

A big thanks to our Volunteers:

Bic Hoang (The "Other Guy" Checkpointer)
Keith Morison (Scoring/Checkpointing/Steward)
Marcel Chichak (The Tech Guy)

See you all next year!

P.S. Don't forget that the Loop Rally is on September 22-23!

Results:

No.
Driver Navigator Vehicle Class Score
1.
Dave Sharp
Marcel Chichak 1996 Dodge Neon Calc 141
2.
Philip Lo
Edward Jao 2000 Subaru TS Novice 159
3.
Richard Childs
Helen Welter 1976 BMW 2002 Calc 167
4.
Jim Gemmell
Brad Gemmell 1991 Subaru Legacy Novice 276
5.
Bob Friesen
Heather Friesen 1969 Alfa Berlina Novice 356 (+ beyond)

Detailed Results:



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This year's event is back in the running (yay!) and is once again situated in the flowing foothills of Southern Alberta. Competitors will experience a full day of exploration and discovery on carefully selected pavement, gravel, and dirt roads with the odd 'goat trail' thrown in for good luck. (This should help keep Hill/Hill on their toes or out of the single digits :)

The rally will start before noon in Claresholm, break once for gas/food in the afternoon and then finish with a BBQ at an undisclosed campground in the evening. Trophies will be awarded for overall finishing position, by class (Paper/Calculator/Unlimited) and best novice.

Teams wishing to brush up on their navigational (and mathematical) skills or for anyone unfamiliar with the concept of Time Speed Distance navigation, a primer/novice course can be arranged. This is not a mandatory course for new competitors but it is highly recommended. Please contact Kurt Schantz if you wish to attend.

The 2007 Mudlark Rally is the second TSD event of the year hosted by the Calgary Sports Car Club, and is the third fourth event in the Rally West Navigational Championship.

The rally runs on straight-forward instructions. In addition to the route instructions, maps will be provided for recovery purposes. The rally will be about 500km long, entirely within the province of Alberta. An odometer check section of about 20km will be provided. Roads will be about 30% clear pavement, 70% gravel and all instructions will be provided in KM units.

Bulletins

Wednesday August 22, 2007 - Almost there!



It looks like another hot event, let's hope the rain expected in the next couple of days is enough to remove the fire ban in time for the BBQ. I'd like to thank Subaru of Calgary for donating some Subaru swag. If any competitors are considering entering late you MUST confirm your entry by phone!

Registration, Tech Inspection and the Start will be the empty lot next to the Dairy Queen in Claresholm. Teams able to navigate successfully will end up at the Nanton Campground.

Good luck and see you at the event!

Friday August 17, 2007 - One more weekend!

There is only 1 week remaining until rally day and with the weather set to clear up during the week conditions should be perfect! The final route check will occur in the next couple of days and the official start/finish locations will be posted early next week. (All competitors who have registered or have emailed me will be contacted via phone/email with the finalised locations).

Volunteers are still needed - Checkpointing is a simple and easy way to introduce yourself to TSD rallying. Please email kurt@rubberchicken.net if you are available to help out at the event.

Tuesday July 03, 2007 - Prerun Pictures

An initial route check has taken place and the roads are looking absolutely fabulous. Current conditions will see plenty of heat, sun and scenery including the occasional mobile beef chicane sandwiched between texas gates! (note: freshly graded roads are a delight and every single gate was super smooth)

View the rest of the pictures here (or scroll to the bottom!).



Fees and Costs

$60 for entries received before midnight on Friday August 17, 2007
$70 for late entries
* Members of any CARS affiliated club are eligible for a $5 discount. (2 members = $10)

Maximum entries accepted: 25

Officials of the Event

Route Master    Kurt Schantz (kurt@rubberchicken.net) or 403 891-5550
Grill Master Smokey the Bear
Registrar Kurt Schantz (see above)
Tech Inspector Marcel Chichak
Steward Keith Morison (keith@morison.ca)
Scoring Keith Morison (see above)
Sweep None

Schedule

Friday August 17, 2007
Midnight Close of early entries. Preliminary start order assigned.

Thursday August 23, 2007
1900 - 2000 primer/novice TSD course (CANCELLED)
Saturday August 25, 2007
Start Location Empty Lot next to the Dairy Queen
Claresholm, Alberta
(approx. 45 minutes south of Calgary on Highway #2)

0900 - 1030 Registration and Tech inspection (early birds encouraged)
1030 Driverís meeting and introduction of Officials
1100 Start of Rally (first car out)
1430 approx End of Leg 1 (rest, food and gas stop)
1800 approx End of Rally (first car finishes)

Finish Location BBQ at Nanton Campground

Forms & Regulations

Entry Form (2007TSDEntryForm.pdf - download) pdf
Supplemental Regulations (Mudlark_2007_Sup_Regs.pdf - download) pdf
Area Map (not available yet) pdf

These documents use the Adobe Acrobat format which requires the Free Acrobat Reader

Prerun Photos (July 3rd 2007)