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CARS Announcements 2022-07 and -08

The CARS head office has published two recent announcements.

Announcement 2022-07 pertaining to the National Series Manager position (recently vacated by the retirement of long-time incumbent Terry Epp) can be found here:

https://carsrally.ca/cars-announcements/announcement-2022-07-national-series-manager-position/

There is a “big shoes” caveat on this one but we know we have members with the skills and knowledge to be successful in the role.

Announcement 2022-08 providing information regarding end-of-season scoring for the Canadian Rally Championship following the cancellation of the Pacific Forest Rally can be found here:

https://carsrally.ca/cars-announcements/announcement-2022-08-crc-season-ending/

These links point to the CARS website; links to the announcements can also be found on our Documentation page under the Stage Rally section.

New Scotland Road Rally cancelled!

Due to effects from Hurricane Fiona (road washouts, electricity outages, emergency crew mobility and capacity, etc.) we regret to inform everyone the New Scotland Road Rally, originally scheduled for October 8 has been cancelled.

Our apologies for any inconvenience. We look forward to better things in 2023!

Trout Lake Rally Sprint results available!

The 2022 Trout Lake Rally Sprints are in the books. After a day of wet competition in the hills to the south of Bridgetown, Nova Scotia the results are now available here.

Our thanks to all of the volunteers for perservering through a wet and cool day in the woods to ensure this event was a success. Kudos and gratitude as well to the volunteers and coordinators at the West Dalhousie Community Hall for the homecooked food and hospitality.

We look forward to seeing you again in 2023!

2022 Pacific Forest Rally cancelled

The organizers of the 2022 Pacific Forest Rally in British Columbia have announced the cancellation of the event for this year.

Trout Lake Seeding announced

The seed list for the Trout Lake Rally Sprints is:

  1. Jon C./ Tim D. (Subaru)
  2. Cal V./Meg G. (Subaru)
  3. Blu V./Heidi F. (Subaru)
  4. Ian P./Gordon S. (Subaru)
  5. James W./Daphne S. (VW Golf)

September 9 – Trout Lake Bulletins 2022-03 and -04 issued.

Please see our Stage Rally and/or Documentation page for more info.

September 4 – Trout Lake Bulletins 2022-01 and 2022-02 issued

Please visit our Documentation page under the Stage Rally heading for these two bulletins related to changes in the safety plan and Supplementary Regulations for the Trout Lake Rally Sprints on Sept. 18.

September 1 – Trout Lake Update

After careful consideration of volunteer availability, the BAC Performance Rally Committee (PRC) has decided to run two rallysprints on Sunday, Sept. 18 instead of the original Sept. 17/18 timeframe. Recce will take place on Sept. 17 with “day 1” stages run on Sunday morning and “day 2” stages run in the afternoon. The welcoming West Dalhousie Community Hall will be HQ for both days.

Send us an email if you need any further information/clarification of the Trout Lake Rallysprint schedule. Volunteers are always needed; drop us a line if you can help out!

August 31 – Executive position available

We are looking for a volunteer to fill the Secretary position on the club executive. The initial term would be until the club AGM/elections in November 2023. A full list of duties and directions will be provided by our retiring secretary and of course you’ll have the full support of the club and the executive.

Drop us a line at info(at)bluenoseautosport.ca if you’re interested!

August 27 – Trails of Kings Tarmac Rally Results

Novice Class

  1. Jim T./Lauren T. (Porsche Cayenne)

Experienced Class

  1. Mitchell P./Greg P. (Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet)
  2. Fraser M./Libby P. (Subaru Forester)
  3. Debbie M./James P. (Mazda Miata)

August 23 – Trout Lake Rally Sprints Documentation

The Supplementary Regulations and Safety Plans for Day 1 and Day 2 of the Trout Lake Rally Sprints are now on our Documentation page. Scroll down to the Stage Rally section to find them.

August 14 – Bluenose Rally Results

  1. Cathy P./Libby P. (Honda Civic) – 1 penalty point
  2. Mitchell P./Greg P. (Subaru Forester) – 2 penalty points
  3. Barb C./Kevin S. (Mitsubishi Outlander) – 3 points

All crews were Experienced Class competitors. Thanks to our crews and our many volunteer CP marshals!

July 4 –

Our first summer rallycross of 2022 is in the books! Beautiful weather, great competition – it was a fitting kick-off to the season.

You can view the results here!

June 25 –

Our Navigational Rally schedule is now complete!

While dates can still change for any number of reasons, we’re happy to provide the following dates for NAVEX rallies this year:

  • August 14 – Bluenose Rally
  • August 27 – Trails of Kings Tarmac Rally
  • October 8 – New Scotland Road Rally
  • October 22 – Eastern Shore NAVEX

More information, as it becomes available, can be found on our Navigational Rally page.

June 15

We’ve had our first performance/stage rally of the season, and it was a complete success.

Five teams arrived at the start of the Ledwidge Lookoff Rally Sprint at the Noel Legion for a day of intense but friendly competition in the woods south of Tennycape. Unfortunately, Cal and Meg had to retire with transmission problems after the morning loop. After the dust settled after the final stages, the results were:

  1. Conrad/Dine (Subaru Impreza)
  2. Vandaalen/Fennel (Subaru Impreza) +32 seconds
  3. Pearce/Sleigh (Subaru Impreza) +1.09
  4. de Stecher/Deveau (Subaru Impreza) +3.19

We’re looking forward to the Trout Lake Rally on September 17/18. We hope you can join us in West Dalhousie and we’re always looking for volunteers!

April 20 –

BAC is moving to Speedwaiver for all events!

If you have attended a BAC event, you will know that when you arrive you are required to sign a waiver. This is a requirement of our insurance provider. They are now requiring that we replace signing a paper waiver with registering on Speedwaiver.

What does this mean to you? You will need access to the internet and a mobile phone.

  1. Start by scanning the QR code below or by pointing you browser to https://bluenoseasc.speedwaiver.com and click on the text in the white rectangle.
  2. Complete the form by entering your first and last name and mobile phone number.
  3. Click ‘Send waiver links’.
  4. You will receive a text message (SMS) with a link. Click on the link and follow the instructions.
  5. You will guided through the process of taking a picture of yourself and signing the waiver.
  6. When completed, you can download a copy of the signed waiver and/or take a screenshot of the photo and signature portion of the signed waiver. You should also save the URL so that you can access your signed waiver any time later.
  7. At the BAC event, show the signature and photo portion of the waiver to receive a wristband and join the event.

The system has been set up so that the waiver valid for all BAC events in the next 12 months. You only need this once in that period.

If you have any problems, let us know. We plan to be set up to help people complete this process at events but things will run smoother if everyone can do it ahead of time.

March 30Here is the Announcement from CARS regarding the use of Speedwaiver. We had some lively discussion at our monthly meeting last evening regarding this development, and how the BAC will administer it going forward. There were a number of good suggestions. There is still some research to do and questions to ask, but we have a very knowledgeable member leading the charge and we’ll have a solid procedural direction very shortly.

Head over to speedwaiver.com for a how-to video and more information. Again – the more we know, the easier it will be for everyone.

March 23 – You may have noticed some chatter around the ARMS clubs about our insurance provider (Stoneridge) moving away from paper waivers to an electronic, administered-through-your-smartphone solution. Needless to say, there has been lots of discussion on this subject over the past week or so and while it may be inconvenient in a number of aspects, we all agree it’s a done-deal and we need to adhere to the policy in order to keep our insurance intact.

There will be much more to follow on this subject but for now: we have enlisted one of our members to administer this program and there will be much more information coming down the pipe before our first event, which is the Lost in Lunenburg Rally on April 23. Stay tuned to this website for more news.

Meanwhile, check out speedwaiver.com for information on how the whole thing is supposed to work. The more knowledgeable we all are about this system, the easier it will be for all of us going forward.