Quantcast
Opening round of the Canadian Rally Championship this weekend! - Beyond.ca - Car Forums
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Opening round of the Canadian Rally Championship this weekend!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Red Deer, Alberta
    My Ride
    1995 WRX STi
    Posts
    1,556
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Opening round of the Canadian Rally Championship this weekend!

    Now I'm sure everyone on Beyond can admit they don't mind a little rally action, and the Rallye Perce Neige Maniwaki is going to be as exciting as it gets. With the best of the best Canadian rally stars showing up (including legendary Frank Sprongl), the action will be quite intense. A small list of contenders for podium positions (watch the video even if you have to click it, it is simply awesome):

    Patrick Richard
    Frank Sprongl
    Antoine L'Estage
    Andrew Comrie Picard (ACP)
    Sylvain Erickson (the craziest mother F*&KER in Canadian rallying)


    I will be there with Hardyboy Racing, the team I was with last year that won both the novice national championship as well as the Western Canada overall championship. We'll be competing in our 2002 Subaru WRX that was just recently overhauled at Patrick Richard's shop (Rocket Rally ). We basically have the car in maxed out Production 4 spec, running 103 octane with lots of boost, as well as having some pretty fancy mechanical diffs all the way around.






    Last edited by HiTempguy1; 02-03-2009 at 09:07 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Red Deer, Alberta
    My Ride
    1995 WRX STi
    Posts
    1,556
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Coooool, the motorsports/sports section was split. I was going to inquire about who to send an e-mail to to look at doing this, but its now been done!

    I'll regularily be posting news about Western Canada rallying as well as the national scene in this section, along with links to press releases, photos, etc, anything I can dig up (if people are interested)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    2010 frontier pro-4x
    Posts
    553
    Rep Power
    9

    Default

    Too bad its in Quebec.....looks like the Rocky Mountain Rally is in Calgary May 29-30 though.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Red Deer, Alberta
    My Ride
    1995 WRX STi
    Posts
    1,556
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Originally posted by HuMz
    Too bad its in Quebec.....looks like the Rocky Mountain Rally is in Calgary May 29-30 though.
    What about the Cochrane Rally of the Ranchlands? Service is based out of Cochrane, so you can come and schmooze, chill, and just hang out and talk cars/rally on March 1st (first day, first Sunday of March)!

    Cochrane Rally

    The site should be updated within the next week or two, and there should be some KILLER spectacting spots. Or come out and volunteer (which is a great way to get even better spots to spectate from when doing simple jobs like watching chicanes or helping out at stage starts/finishes).

    One of the very helpful sponsers, Warren Currie (owner/operator of The Easy Rider skate/snowboard shop in Edmonton) always brings prizes like back packs, skate shoes, etc to be raffled off to the volunteers, which is just all the more reason to come on out.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Newyork
    Posts
    9
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Second place went to Sylvain and Philip Erickson of Gatineau, Que. Showing his traditional aggressive driving style, Erickson pulled into the lead in the afternoon.
    sig deleted by moderator, click here for info

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Red Deer, Alberta
    My Ride
    1995 WRX STi
    Posts
    1,556
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Originally posted by mikle51
    Second place went to Sylvain and Philip Erickson of Gatineau, Que. Showing his traditional aggressive driving style, Erickson pulled into the lead in the afternoon.
    Pat Richard popped a motor as well IIRC.

    Equally impressive about Sylvain was the fact that Philip's noggin' was damaged enough that he needed stitches in the top of his head after getting hit by the (hood/trunk?) of the car after somebody dropped it on him in service. He basically didn't read notes for the last couple of stages, crazy bastard!

    Sprongl dnf'd, caused a lot of not-very-nice stuff to go down at the end of the rally cancelling stage 15. I was NOT a happy camper. Nonetheless, it happens (new rules are being debated at the board of directors to prevent stuff like this from happening again).

    Andrew Comrie Picard (ACP) spun on a stage and got stuck, he lost over 10 minutes before we stopped to pull him out.

    And, we came 12th overall. Not as fast as we were hoping for, but we still won our class and it gave Hardy great confidence at Cochrane to have previously driven with the new diff setup

Similar Threads

  1. 2008 Canadian Rally Championship

    By HiTempguy1 in forum Motorsports
    Replies: 6
    Latest Threads: 02-24-2009, 01:30 PM
  2. Western Canadian Drift Championship Round 2

    By slidestar in forum Events and Meets
    Replies: 23
    Latest Threads: 08-16-2007, 09:17 AM
  3. Western Canadian Drift Championship Series Round 1 Edmonton

    By canadianskyline in forum Events and Meets
    Replies: 11
    Latest Threads: 06-29-2007, 12:00 AM
  4. You spin me round round baby round round

    By Foz in forum Misc. Gallery
    Replies: 4
    Latest Threads: 03-16-2006, 09:52 PM
  5. May 23/24 Canadian Rally Championship in Calgary

    By Cambo in forum Events and Meets
    Replies: 1
    Latest Threads: 04-20-2003, 06:40 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •