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2010 Mudlark Rally

The 2010 Mudlark TSD Rally is POSTPONED until Saturday, May 15th 2010

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 somewhat close to Calgary. 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 2010 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.

Final Results

Congratulations to Bill and Jacqueline Dubreuil on their inaugural win at this weekends Mudlark Rally. Second place went last years winners Jason Mizzoni and Shane Ewert while third place (and the first of the unlimited class cars) went to the veteran team of Richard Childs and Helen Welter.

I'd like to thank our volunteers who spent the night hiding in the bushes... Eric Grochowski, Brad Archer, Trevor Couglan and Kevin Jones. Thanks again guys these events wouldn't get off the ground without your support!

Scoring didn't get any faster but there's always next year... ;)

Keep your calendars open on June 6th for the Northern Loon TSD Rally held in the Edmonton/Athabasca area by the Edmonton Rally Club. Please see http://www.edmontonrallyclub.ca/loon/loon2010.html

Pos Novice Car Class Driver Navigator Vehicle L1 L2 L3 Score
13CBill DubreuilJacqueline Dubreuil01 Subaru Outback851224121
21CJason MizzoniShane Ewert02 Subaru WRX825117150
32URichard ChildsHelen Welter88 BMW 325IX130184152
44UBrian Birch,Bill Bakelaar00 VW Golf1173321171
5110NStephen DavidsonScott Laubenstein05 Subaru Outback2022337262
629ND'Arcy SmithHeather Campbell03 Ford Taurus13813675349
738NPeter BrookBen Coombs91 Subaru Justy189117116422
846NScott HetheringtonCam Koole10 Subaru STi22620033459
9511NDevin CorrigallDavy Ackerman98 VW Jetta36113392586
1065NJohn MunroeEvan Munroe03 Mazda Protege 517597341613
1177NGlyn HersomAndrea Witko95 Honda Civic385130176691
12NChad RothenburgerLiam Skett92 Acura Integra240018001800DNS
13NBruce WalkerChuck Pifko87 Audi 4000S240018001800DNS
14NRobin LindalaBogumila Gajewski02 Mazda Protege240018001800DNS

Detailed results are available here: 2010_Mudlark_Results.pdf or browse the RallyWest TSD Standings

Bulletins

Friday May 14, 13:30 - One more sleep + last minute Novice school.

Well the weather looks really nice and there is also the possibility of a little rain on Saturday to keep the dust down. Even without the 3 feet of snow the route should be really entertaining as there is still a 75m section of road with no road at all... :D

For those few novice teams left who haven't attended a primer course I will be at the club house by 5:00pm for a quick 30minute session on the basics of TSD rallying.

See you soon...





Friday April 30, 18:30 - Postponed for 2 weeks!!

Sorry everyone but we will need to delay the Mudlark for 2 weeks. We essentially lost all of the roads west of town and just couldn't find enough time to put together a "fun" route using what roads were still available on the east side.

I will be phoning all out of town competitors shortly as well as sending out an email bulletin to everyone involved.

Dissapointing... but we did come across a few more interesting roads today that we will be using in 2 weeks!





Friday April 30, 02:00 - Ruh Roh... Snow!

Conditions have changed a wee bit.... I decided to head out last night for a quick peek at the roads and it doesn't look good. In the 20 or so kms I managed to traverse I got stuck twice, found 3 sections that simply aren't passable yet and ended up with a mean exhaust leak.

Brad and I will be doing an extensive route check today to see what's passable and to try and salvage something. Please check the bulletins saturday morning for an update.



Monday April 26, 2010 - Rain + Rain + Rain = Mud?

Well with some rain forcast for the 28/29 and 30th it looks like we'll be playing around in the mud all night long... :) We've lined up some fantastic roads... lots of canyons, flowing foothills, forestry roads with nice camber/exposure and a goat trail (if its still passable friday... hehe).

Just a reminder that the Novice school is on Thursday from 7:00pm until 9:00pm at the CSCC clubhouse and the finish will once again be at the Smitty's Restaurant bright and early in Cochrane. Oh and we've managed to interface the electronic timing gear with the scoring spreadsheet so we should have scoring completed quicker than last year.

See you all Saturday!







Fees and Costs

$65 for entries received before midnight on Friday May 7, 2010
$75 for entries after May 7th
Members of any CARS affiliated club are eligible for a $5 discount. (2 members = $10)

Maximum entries accepted: 25

Officials of the Event

Organiser    Kurt Schantz (kurt(@)rubberchicken.net) or 403.891.5550
Registrar Kurt
Co-Organiser Still Needed!
Steward TBD
Tech Eric Grochowski
Scoring Kurt
Sweep Eric Grochowski
Checkpointers Eric Grochowski
Brad Archer
Trevor Coughlan
Kevin Jones

Schedule

Friday May 7 , 2010
Midnight Close of early entries.

Thursday May 13, 2010
Midnight Preliminary start order assigned.

Saturday May 15, 2010
Start Location Calgary, Alberta
CSCC clubhouse
(see above)

1800 to 1900 Registration and Tech inspection (early birds encouraged)
1900 Driver's meeting and introduction of Officials
1930 First car out
2330 approx End of Leg 1 - rest and gas stop

Sunday May 16, 2010
0330 approx End of Leg 2 - rest and gas stop
0730 approx End of Rally (first car finishes)

Finish Location Smitty's Restaurant, Cochrane, AB

Forms & Regulations

Entry Form (Blank_Entry_Form.pdf) pdf
Supplemental Regulations (Mudlark_2010_Sup_Regs.pdf) pdf

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