2024 Alcan Regulations
Draft 2, 11/15/2023
ENTRY & FEES
- Entry fee is $3800 for
one auto & two drivers. When confirmed you'll
receive a Square invoice for $300 deposit payable by credit
card, ACH, or check payable
to Alcan Rally.
- The additional fee for a
third driver is $1000 double occupancy. Young
passengers are $100 if rooming with parents.
- Entry will close January
14, 2024 unless field is declared full earlier.
- We'll send Square
invoices for $3500 balance in December 2023. Payment in
full is required by January 6, 2024 and any unpaid
team will be dropped January 15. As rooms are guaranteed
or prepaid a 10% penalty will be retained for cancellations
after January 21, and no refund can be made once a team has
left the start line.
- A total of 40 vehicles
are expected. The organizers reserve the right to refuse any
entry without providing reasons, and assign vehicle numbers as
they see fit.
- Lodging 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.
- Teams must attend
February 20 driver orientation, and sign 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
- Drivers may be changed or
added during the event if documented with event organizers.
Trading drivers among vehicles is allowed on transit sections,
but trades on a TSD must be approved. (This is common
for press, but not if it offered scoring advantage.)
- Except in an emergency, no passengers are allowed
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 placed in touring class or not allowed
- 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 are allowed, but
only Unlimited class may use one on TSDs. SOP
vehicles may use Android or iOS phones & tablets to
display allowed Richta and basic GPS apps.
- Words like "Race" or
"Racing" are discouraged on team wear or vehicle decals.
These may be allowed on manufacturer provided goods &
products or teams with documented history, please ask in
advance if you're not sure.
- 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 (see
RADIO & COMMUNICATIONS).
- A ZOLEO,
tracking device is required in each vehicle.
- A maximum of four
additional forward facing lights are allowed, and forward facing roof mounted lights are prohibited
- Studded 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. Per Canadian law, tires MUST
have a "3
peak" winter rating.
- A tow strap, 5BC minimum fire extinguisher
and highway flares or DOT triangles are required.
- No fuel cans are allowed inside a vehicle,
and additional fuel tanks must be an OEM or otherwise
certified installation. Secured fuel carriers are allowed
in a truck bed, or secured to 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).
- 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 as possible.
CLASSES (Must declare by February 21)
1 Unlimited - Passenger cars.
Unlimited navigational equipment.
SOP - Passenger cars. SOP equipment..
Unlimited - Trucks and sport utility/activity
vehicles. Unlimited equipment.
SOP - Trucks and sport utility/activity vehicles.
2WD - Two wheel drive vehicles,
- 1991 & older autos, Historic equipment. .
* SOP is defined as OEM
odometer plus slide rule, Stevens wheel & calculator.
Rally tables are allowed but computers and Curta calculators
* 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.
Arctic Award: To
entrants completing 100% of the route, including 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 or four entries, including at least 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 February 21.
SERVICE & VEHICLE
No service crews are
allowed during the event. Prearranged 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 at any point within. Practice is not
allowed and vehicles entering a TSD before set opening time
may be penalized.
CONTROLS & TIMING
TSD CONTROL: May
be visible or hidden, and located anywhere within a TSD except
near STOP signs. Do not stop at TSD controls as the exact
passing time of each vehicle will be recorded. Controls 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 are designated in the route
book. Cars may enter at any time while the control is
open, and organizers may extend closing time as
needed. Some Passage Controls will be noted as "Extreme",
which are optional but have a small penalty or reward
defined in the route book.
Time Control): A passage control at
overnight halts. Location, time and other info will
appear in the route book. Attendance is important as
this 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
1 point per second early or late, maximum penalty is 60 per
control or 300 per TSD. 200 points
for entering a TSD before it's open, or driving in the reverse
direction of rally traffic. Controls will be timed in tenths of a
second, with 0.1 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 is 5 points for each of 2
scored runs, calculated by comparing first the best run for
each vehicle, then all "second best" runs.
OTHER CONTROLS: 100 points for missing a Passage
points for missing an "Extreme" control unless otherwise
(fuel, extraction, or towing): 10 penalty points or $10 to crew assisting.
offense 60 points, second offense 600.
Alcan will use Richta
GPS Checkpoints. To be
scored you must load Richta's Competitor app on an Android
or IOS phone or tablet. For setup and use please see https://www.alcan5000.com/pdf/AlcanRichtaSetup.pdf
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. Each team will have their worst TSD control score
subtracted at the end of days #1 # 2 while learning format, but
must adopt Richta Time Decs to address future delays.
FORCE MAJEURE & FORCE
* Once official cars
enter 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.
* To eliminate pressure for illegal
behavior, 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.
QUERIES & PROTESTS
The organizers will
attempt to deal promptly and fairly with any query received.
These must be presented in writing the evening of such incident
and will be answered by morning restart unless a meeting is
arranged to investigate details.
- An emergency VHF radio
operating on 151.625 Mhz ("Red dot" frequency) is required of
- Radios are available for
rent ($50) or purchase ($120) from the organizers, please
- CB radios will not
substitute for VHF, 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 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 300 miles, but a range of 350 is
encouraged. Fuel is the final responsibility of the
entrant, and any failure of advance arrangements is considered
- The rally was measured
with an Alfa odometer from the front axle of an AWD vehicle.
- Any situation not covered
by these regulations will be ruled on at the discretion of the
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