Supplementary Regulations are now available for the 2016 BAC Bluenose Navigational Rally! You can find them on the Facebook Event. Navigational rally, also called TSD (Time/Speed/Distance) is an accuracy based rally event for a driver/co-driver team in any street legal vehicle. Cars follow the provided directions precisely, aiming to arrive at hidden checkpoints at the appropriate time without being early or late! Its a challenge for everyone with no experience required! Come on out and have fun!
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Mar 24 2016
Tons of photos are now available from Sunday’s season ender event at the Conrad Brother’s Quarry!
Harold Merklinger has just posted his gallery on the Bluenose Autosport Club site, see the gallery by clicking here. Photographers Ed Dawson and Colin Caroll have also been posting dozens of great pictures to the RallyEast Facebook Group! We thank all the excellent photographers who come out to shoot the fun! All of the pictures are always appreciated!
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Mar 21 2016
We hope everyone had a lot of fun getting a taste of stage rally yesterday and at the classroom session Saturday night. I hear it went super well and there was a wealth of experience available to you.
If you want to do some further reading on the subject of co-driving I have a couple of suggestions for you…
First is A Guide to Rally Co-Driving in North America by Mark Williams. Mark is a legendary Canadian co-driver who you can now literally say has written the book on co-driving. Some of you may have met Mark here last August at the Lookoff Rally as he visited our humble event with his EZ Trak car tracking and safety system. He really knows his stuff and this book covers off all the topics you were shown Saturday in detail plus a bunch more. You can find more information and buy a copy at http://www.rallycodriver.com/
Another option is from another super experienced co-driver, Dave Shindle who has written up ‘Modern North American Performance Rally Co-Driving’. This downloadable book covers a lot of the same topics as Mark’s but I find the two compliment each other well. They describe and illustrate some things differently so when you’re scratching your head based on one book the other’s desciription will usually fill in the blanks. You can find more information about Dave’s book on the Special Stage Forum post here.
And you can contact him to order at DCRallyDave@yahoo.com.
With either one or both of these books you should have everything you need to jump in the right seat and start learning your craft!
Rally Rally Rally!
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Mar 21 2016
Another season of RallyCross is on the books with an epic final event at the Conrad Brother’s quarry in Dartmouth, NS. Over 50 participants attended Saturday night’s Co-Drivers seminar and 43 driver/co-driver teams made the start Sunday morning on the awesome gravel quarry surfaces! While only stage times were scored, eight stages linked by timed transits gave teams a taste of rally operations and providing valuable rally experience to try out the lessons learned Saturday night.
Also new to BAC RallyCross, results were entered live on the RallyScoring.com site! Full stage by stage results and details can be found on their site by clicking here. Full season standings and more event photos will be available soon!
While this is the end of the 2015-2016 RallyCross season its far from the end of rally for the year! We have a full calendar of TSD and Stage Rally events throughout the summer for everyone to compete and volunteer at! Stay tuned for details and hope to see everyone for the 2016-2017 RallyCross season this fall! Rally Rally Rally!
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Mar 05 2016
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Mar 03 2016
Two more events to go in the Bluenose Autosport Club 2015-2016 RallyCross Challenge! This Sunday will be the final visit to Scotia Speed World. With warm weather and interesting forecast for Saturday be sure to check the BAC Website and the Event Facebook Page for details on Saturday!
But wait, you say, isn’t there one more event at Scotia Speed World on March 20th? The final event of the BAC Season has been changed to a special event at the Conrad Brothers quarry in Dartmouth, NS. Conrad Brothers is a great supporter of Rally and has hosted the Spectator stages of the Ledwidge Lookoff Rally several times. This will be an amazing event and shouldn’t be missed! Three RallyCross stages will be held on a stage and transit format, in other words like a full stage rally event! Co-drivers are also required! Since many will be new to Co-Driving there will also be a co-drivers intro school on Saturday night! For full details see the event’s Facebook page! Don’t miss this one!
In other news I had some RallyEast pens done up as giveaways, track me down at an event to write in rally style or get your free (+$1 shipping) RE pen in the mail in the Store while you pick up some decals!
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Feb 20 2016
Please note that tomorrow’s RallyCross event at Scotia Speed World has been CANCELLED. This week has been too warm and wet and we know from the past if we run the event when the lot is too soft we’ll ruin the surface for the rest of the season. Stay tuned for details about the next scheduled RallyCross event on March 6th!
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