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2003 Totem Rally
November 15/16, 2003
Round 6 of the 2003 Yokohama Tire BC Rally Championship
Hosted by the West Coast Rally Association
2002 Totem Story by William McRae
2003 Totem Story by Ron Sorem
  Photos by Jeff McMillen and Marvin Crippen    
The Totem Rally is a time-speed-distance (TSD) rally. It is the final round for two championship series: the “Yokohama BC Rally Championship” and the “Pacific Coast Challenge”. This rally follows the BC Rally Regulations, which are posted at http://www.rallybc.com/html/regional_regs.htm, and are available from the BC Rally Director, Paul Westwick ([email protected]) by calling (604) 682 3296. The rally runs on straightforward instructions. In addition to the route instructions, maps will be provided. The rally will be about 850km long, entirely within the province of BC, and will start with an odometer check section of about 15km. Roads will be about 30% clear pavement, 70% gravel, mud and snow (depending on weather conditions). Instructions are provided in both kilometers and miles, but the official measurements and calculations are based on the kilometer figures
Required equipment:
• 1 reflective warning triangle
• a basic first aid kit
• a fire extinguisher
• open cars require a roll bar.
Recommended equipment:
• map light
• driving lights
• warm clothing
• shovel
• tow rope
Winter Timing: Scoring is one point per second early or late, from a grace period that depends on your time at the immediately previous control, but is always at least one second each way. At the first control in a leg, the grace period is one second each way. At each subsequent control in the leg, the grace period is extended to 10 seconds closer to perfect time than your immediately previous time. In other words, you never need to make up more than 10 seconds between any two controls. If you are late x seconds at one control, the grace period at the next control will be from one second early to (x - 10) seconds late, or one second late, whichever is greater. If you are early x seconds at a control, the grace period at the next control will be from one second late to (x - 10) seconds early, or one second early, whichever is greater. In every case, the grace period depends only on the immediately previous control. As long as you are running close to perfect time, this is effectively a perfect time event. If you have a problem, however, and lose some time (e.g. stuck in a snow bank) you don't need to make up all of your time immediately, but you are encouraged to work your way gradually back towards perfect time.
Trophies will be awarded for overall position and according to the classes laid out for the BC region rally championship
Paper: No calculators, rally tables or accessory odometers
Calculator: Accessory odometers, non-programmable calculating devices that are not driven by a wheel.
Unlimited: Unlimited equipment
Novice: Neither team member having entered more than 3 TSD rallies prior to the start of the competition year and navigation equipment to conform to calculator class.
Historic: Vehicles manufactured prior to January 1, 1974 as per the date stated on the vehicle registration. Navigation equipment must conform to Calculator class.
Historic Equipped:
In addition to the BC championship classes, an award will be given for Historic Equipped: Vehicles manufactured prior to January 1, 1974 as per the date stated on the vehicle registration. Navigation equipment is unlimited. Historic Equipped entries will be scored in the BC championship as unlimited, as well as for the purpose of class awards in the Yokohama Contingency program. For the purpose of Pacific Coast Challenge (PCC) points, Unlimited and Historic Equipped are classed as Unlimited, Calculator, Novice and Historic are classed as Equipped, and Paper is classed as SOP.
The Yokohama Tires Contingency Award Program
To participate in this program, vehicles must carry the Yokohama windshield banner, which will be provided at registration, and completely cover or remove any decals of other tire companies.

• The overall event winner will receive a gift certificate for 4 Yokohama tires
• First in each of the remaining classes will receive a gift certificate for 2 Yokohama tires

Officials of the Event
Route Master/Organizer: Paul Westwick ([email protected]) ph: 604-682-3296
Co-organizer: Fred Wiedemann ([email protected]) ph: 604-533-9656
Registrar: Shelley Wiedemann ([email protected]) ph: 604-533-9656 fax: 604-533-9647
Steward: Dennis Wende
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