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2009 Mudlark Rally

Congratulations to Jason Mizzoni and Shane Ewert who managed to avoid all the navigational pitfalls to win their first event! 2nd overall went to novices Matt and Dan Bobyn running their new rally golf while Jamie and Cindy Alison snagged 3rd place with a solid run in the final leg (phew!).

A HUGE thanks to all the checkpointers: Keith, Eric, Kris, Bic (+Chris), Derrick and Shawn. They managed to run 35 checkpoints throughout the night and an honoray mention must go out to Eric Grochowski who was first on scene and provided first aid at an unrelated single-vehicle accident.

All in all it was a tough event run in the dust + darkness requiring far too many calculations. :)

The next TSD event is the Northern Loon on Sunday June 7th. The Loon is run by the Edmonton Rally Club and uses some of the oldest trails in Alberta. See for details.

Final Results

Pos Car Driver Navigator Vehicle Leg1 Leg2 Score
127CJason MizzoniShane Ewert2002 Subaru WRX115131246
2126NMatt BobynDan Bobyn1987 VW Golf271189460
322CJamie AlisonCynthia Alison1987 Audi 400040278480
421UPeter HillPenny Mellor2003 Subaru Impreza WRX495106601
5228NBill DubreuilJacqueline Dubreuil2001 Subaru Outback545101646
623URichard ChildsHelen Welter1975 BMW 2002512245757
7330NBrad DerzaphSean Nowek2001 Subaru Legacy645273918
825CIan BasfordLyall Champ1998 Ford Contour7044951199
9431NTim AddisonGraham Beauregard2005 Subaru Impreza8854721357
10539NBruce McCallumRon Salomonson2008 Subaru Impreza WRX9694031372
1124UBob FriesenHeather Friesen1971 Alfa Berlina7496721421
12629NJean-Pierre HoyeckMauricio Ghelfi1999 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS7417431484
13735NBrian BirchBill Bakelaar1995 VW Golf11728552027
14838NIan SedaKlaus Boll2003 Subaru16067322338
15936NJeff SchlichemeyerChris Black2008 Subaru Impreza WRX15119182429
161034NTom FitzgeraldElaine Nishihata1997 VW Golf GTI14901925LOST
171137NPeter KarabaszGreg Zborowski1995 VW Golf10762400EXHAUST
181233NJohn NowostawskiEric Bosak2007 Subaru Impreza18002400GRAVOL
191332NTyler SimpsonDave Simpson1995 VW Golf18002400DNS

Detailed results are available: 2009_Mudlark_Results.pdf

2009 Mudlark Rally

The 2009 Mudlark TSD Rally will run overnight from Calgary to Cochrane on Saturday, May 2.

believe it or not their calculator is older than their car!
Competitors will experience an evening of exploration and discovery on carefully selected pavement, gravel, and dirt roads with the odd 'goat trail' thrown in for good luck. While the event is geared towards novice teams, due to the nature of the roads (gravel and dirt) and the late start (sunset to sunrise) some driving proficiency is required.

The rally will start in Calgary, break twice for gas/food and then finish bright and early in Cochrane. Trophies will be awarded for overall finishing position and class wins (Paper/Calculator/Unlimited and Novice).

Teams wishing to brush up on their navigational (and mathematical) skills or for anyone unfamiliar with the concept of Time Speed Distance navigation, there is a novice course at the clubhouse on the Thursday before the event. This is not a mandatory course for new competitors but it is highly reccomended. Please let us know if you will be attending.

an innocent bale of hay... or is it a hidden checkpoint?

The 2009 Mudlark Rally is the third TSD event of the year hosted by the Calgary Sports Car Club, and is once again the third event in the Rally West TSD 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.


April 19 2009

Had a peek at the route this weekend and here is proof that the scenery really is pretty with the sun up!

More photos at the bottom!

Fees and Costs

$50 for entries received before midnight on Thursday April 30, 2009
$65 for late entries
Members of any CARS affiliated club are eligible for a $5 discount. (2 members = $10)

Maximum entries accepted: 25
Minimum entries accepted: 5

Officials of the Event

Organiser    Kurt Schantz (
Registrar Kurt Schantz (see above)
Tech Eric Grochowski
Steward Keith Morison (
Scoring Kurt?
Sweep None
Checkpointers Eric Grochowski
Kris Schofield


Thursday April 30, 2009
1900 to 2100 Novice TSD School
CSCC clubhouse
4215 - 80th Avenue NE
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T3J 4B9

Midnight Close of early entries. Preliminary start order assigned.

Saturday May 2, 2009
Start Location Caglary, Alberta
CSCC clubhouse
(see above)

1800 to 1900 Registration and Tech inspection (early birds encouraged)
1900 Driver's meeting and introduction of Officials
1930 Start of Rally (first car out)

Sunday May 3, 2009
0015 approx End of Leg 1 (rest, food and gas stop)
0630 approx End of Rally (first car finishes)

Finish Location TBD
Cochrane, Alberta

Forms & Regulations

Entry Form (Blank_Entry_Form.pdf) pdf
Supplemental Regulations (Mudlark_2009_Sup_Regs.pdf) pdf

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

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