The 2019 edition of the BAC Blusenose TSD Rally will be held May 19th with registration opening at 11am at the Windsor Curling Club, 174 Gray Street in Windsor, NS. The route will consist of 174.91 km of roads, 27.6 km of which will be gravel. This event is suitable for teams of all experience levels and a novice school will be held at 12:30 for anyone new or interested in learning the ropes!
Grab a car and a friend with a pencil and come on out and give it a try!
Details and discussion can be found on the ARMS Forum here.
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Jan 25 2019
Unfortunately due to the unexpected warm weather the RallyCross scheduled for this Sunday at Atlantic Motorsport Park has been CANCELLED. The lot just won’t hold up to the abuse unless its well frozen. See everyone at the next event on February 10th!
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Nov 28 2018
Seems like most of my updates lately are about my lack of updates, remember that there’s a very active RallyEast social community on Facebook where we talk rally and current rally events both local and international. Head on over and have a look if you’re not part of the group already!
In the meantime the Rally East events calendar has been updated with the dates for the 2018-2019 Bluenose Autosport Club‘s RallyCross series which got underway this past Sunday. All events are currently scheduled to take place in the Conrad Bros’ Quarry in Dartmouth this year but we hope to explore new lots or use the Atlantic Motorsport Park Back 40 as much possible this season. RallyCross is the cheapest form of high performance driving you can do! Find a cheap (but safe!) car, throw on the cheapest tires you can find and come get sideways!
The calendar has also been updated with the provisional dates for the 2019 BAC Rally series which will take place over 3 Performance Rally events.
- June 15th: Rally Sprint
- August 10-11th: Ledwidge Lookoff Rally
- October 5-6th: Trout Lake Rally
The 2019 BAC Rally Championship will be bigger and better this year with new roads and bigger events. Whether you’re looking to volunteer, spectate or compete there’s a place for all rally fans! Check it out!
Rally rally rally!
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Sep 18 2018
Join the Bluenose AutoSport Club on Saturday, October 13th as they host the 2018 Trout Lake Rally Car & Truck Show and community BBQ at the West Dalhousie Community Hall (657 Morse Rd, Bridgetown, Nova Scotia B0S 1C0). All proceeds of the BBQ go to support the West Dalhousie Community Hall.
Meet local performance rally teams and check out their fully equipped rally cars. ALSO, check out the Backcountry 4X4 club as they show off some of their rigs used to sweep the rally course. This family-friendly event is suitable for all ages. Come on out, support your local community, and meet some local talent.
Here is the schedule of events:
11:00 am: Competitor Registration
12:00 pm: Rally Car & Truck Show and Community BBQ
02:30 pm: Ceremonial start
Competitors: supplementary rules will be posted shortly, please refer to these for competitor-specific information.
Questions? Please contact the organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep an eye on the Facebook Event for up to date details!
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Jul 22 2018
Are you ready for rally action? The 2018 Ledwidge Lookoff Rally takes place this August 11th and 12th! Come by Conrad Brother’s Quarry in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia on August 11th to meet all the rally teams and view the first stages of the rally from a prime elevated viewing location where you can see almost the entire competition from one location! For details check out the Ledwidge Lookoff Website and the Spectator Stages Facebook Event! See you there!
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Jan 31 2018
Canadian Rally Championship
The first event of the 2018 Canadian Rally Championship calendar kicks off this weekend on the snowy and icy roads of Maniwaki, Quebec for the 53rd running of the Rallye Perce-Neige Maniwaki! Local competitors Maxime Méconse and Cindy McCarron are on their way to La Belle Province with their newly wrapped Subaru WRX to challenge Max’s home roads. Other Rally East regulars Chris Greenhouse and Vincent Trudel will also be present among the 34 total entries at the time of this posting. Good luck, all!
Check out this quick re-cap of the 2017 Canadian Rally Championship released by CARSTv
The Bluenose Autosport Club‘s 2017-2018 RallyCross Championship also continues this weekend, with 4 events down and 4 more to go! The new location at Conrad Bros Ltd’s Quarry has proven to be great for surface variety with soft loose gravel, frozen lakes, hard frozen high traction surfaces and icy snow, sometimes all on the same stage! Come on out to test your skills and your hardware! Check the Event Calendar for more info!
Check out this teaser video by Midnite Media who were on hand at Event #4 to shoot the action! Amazing work and we can’t wait to see more from these talented filmmakers.
After over a year of anticipation and cancellation due to road conditions the BAC Musquodobit Midwinter Navigational Rally! 13 teams ran the event through Enfield and the surrounding back roads of Nova Scotia and by all accounts it was a fun and challenging event. Full results will be available soon on the Bluenose Autosport Club‘s website. Check here and on the Events Calendar for future Navigational Rally events!
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Dec 31 2017
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Nov 02 2017
The 2017-2018 Bluenose Autosport Club’s RallyCross Championship starts in just a few weeks, are you ready?? This season will be a little different with some forced venue changes thrust upon us by our friends at Volkswagen and their… questionable engineering choices. Our regular lot at Scotia Speed World is going to be the home of dozens of Diesels resting sadly for the entire winter awaiting their fate. Thankfully we’ve received some generous support from long time Ledwidge Lookoff Rally sponsors Conrad Brothers Ltd, allowing us to use their Quarry in Dartmouth for the season. The full calendar of events is below. Please read the Supplemental Regulations for these events closely (Available Here) as this venue requires some changes from how we normally run events. Specifically, the major changes are that we unfortunately can’t allow general spectators due to the nature of the property. Secondly there will be noise restrictions in place due to the proximity of residential development nearby. Please ensure your RallyCross vehicle has some sort of functional muffler. Its going to be a great season with new cars, the return of the unofficial Spec Yaris/SpEcho Championship and some super fun surfaces in the Quarry!
2017-2018 BAC RallyCross Challenge Calendar
November 26, 2017 – Conrad’s Quarry
December 10, 2017 – Conrad’s Quarry
January 7, 2018 – Conrad’s Quarry
January 21, 2018 – Conrad’s Quarry
February 4, 2018 – Conrad’s Quarry
February 18, 2018 – Conrad’s Quarry
March 4, 2018 – Conrad’s Quarry
March 18, 2018 – Conrad’s Quarry
AMP RallyCross Work Party, November 4th
Those who have been RallyCrossing for a few years know that we’ve occasionally done some RallyCross events in the ‘Back 40’ at Atlantic Motorsport Park in Shubenacadie. This field can be very fun given the correct conditions but often can be quite rough if mistreated. A work party has been organized for Saturday, November 4th at 9am to work on the Back 40 in hopes of making it usable for at least some of the events in 2018 after the ground freezes and hopefully with some snow. All are welcome to help out, bring your gloves and whatever earth/rock moving tools you might have!
2017 Atlantic Region Motorsport Annual General Meeting, November 18-19th
The end of the calendar year also brings the ARMS Annual General Meeting, taking place on November 18-19th at the Hampton Inn located in the Truro Power Centre. The AGM is where the previous competition year gets reviewed, organizational matters discussed and regional rule changes and plans get made for 2018 as well as determining the overall event calendar for next year. Of special note for Rally East readers is the ARMS Rally Workshop which will take place on Saturday. Details about the AGM can be found on the ARMS Forum here.
2017 Trout Lake Rally
The final event of the BAC Rally Championship took place in October with a return to the rocky roads around Trout Lake in Middleton, Nova Scotia. Six teams challenged the newly extended 15km stages with which proved challenging and exciting for everyone. The team of Jonathan Conrad and Waybe Pitts emerged victorious with Maxime Méconse and Cindy McCarron close at their heels and Ian Pearce landing 3rd with Substitute Co-Driver Daphne Sleigh. Full results available here.
Its been a great Rally season and we look forward to a bigger, better and faster 2018! Rally Rally Rally!
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