WCRA website promoting Stage and TSD Rally Sport in British Columbia
2001 Totem Rally
November 24-25 2001
Presented by West Coast Rally Association
Sponsored by:
Round 4 of the Nokian Tyres BC Rally Championship
Round 4 of the Pacific Coast Challenge
   

2001 Totem Detailed Results (19 Kb pdf)

Betty Third Photos - Page1, Page2, Page3, Page4

Links:

Rally Stories by Steve Richards, Ron Sorem, & Roy Lima

http://www.treetopsdevelopments.com/rally/rally_totem.htm

 

Entry Form (8Kb pdf)

Supp Regs & Entry Form in PDF format (32 Kb)

WCRA gratefully acknowledges the support of:
1235 Marine Drive, North Vancouver BC
Totem Rally Official Results, November 25, 2001

John Fouse and
Dennis Wende
win the Totem Rally!

MERRITT, BC – The final round of the BC Rally Championship, The Totem Rally, sponsored by Specialty Subaru and Nokian Tyres, was won by John Fouse, of Anchorage Alaska, and Dennis Wende, of Coquitlam BC, in a Subaru SVX.  This victory also secured for them the driver's and navigators championships.

Most of the two day, 1000 km route between Merritt and Kelowna was made up of icy forestry roads covered in fresh snow.  35 teams from BC, Alberta, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Utah and beyond, enjoyed challenging driving conditions and friendly competition.

The first sections, through Davis Lake, Otter Valley, Hembrie Mountain and Missezula Lake, were won by Satch Carlson, of Anchorage Alaska, and Russ Kraushaar, of Battle Ground, Washington, in the historic class 1969 Saab Sonett V4, using a period Zeron rally computer.  However, they had to throw one section to fix a bent throttle linkage, dropping them out of contention for the win.

By the time the crews reached Kelowna for the end of the first leg, Fouse and Wende had a slim 1 point lead over the Washington State team of Gary Reid and Steve Richards, in a brand new Subaru Impreza Outback Sport.  They were followed closely by the team of Bob Chandler and Marc Clemmens, in a 1970 Datsun 240Z.

The night-driving sections, north-east of Kelowna offered a further challenge, with most teams losing time to the leaders. By the time the crews returned to Kelowna for a welcome rest, the order of the top three was unchanged, however Chandler's Datsun had lost third gear and would retire from the event.  That moved the novice team of Sid Kendall and Mikael Heidrich up into third place.

The second day saw more fresh snow, and a marathon 91 km section around Trout Creek, deep enough in places to have snow spraying up over the bumpers of some of the cars.  Nothing could slow Fouse and Wende, though, and they came through to the finish with a solid lead over Richards and Reid, and Kendall and Heidrich, for an all-Subaru 1-2-3.

Many thanks go out to all of the volunteers who make the event possible, and to the event sponsors, Nokian Tyres, Specialty Subaru and Polaris Water, and to all of the teams who have continued to support this historic event year after year.

The first event in next year's BC Rally Championship is February 16-17, the 31st edition of the Thunderbird Rally.  For more information or photographs, please see www.rallybc.com or contact Paul Westwick [email protected] (604) 682-3296.

2001 Totem Rally - Final Results

Car #

Driver/Navigator

Vehicle

Class

Points

1

John Fouse/Dennis Wende

Subaru SVX

Unlimited

65

6

Steve Richards/Gary Reid

Subaru Outback Sport

Calculator

106

5

Sid Kendall/Mikael Heidrich

Subaru Impreza 2.5RS

Novice

195

31

Peter Parsonage/Owen Parsonage

Subaru Impreza 2.5

Novice

318

10

Josh Keatley/Catherine Isaac

Ford Focus

Calculator

320

4

Scott Trinder/Frederico Feuermann

Subaru Impreza 2.5RS

Unlimited

325

21

Gil Stuart/Arnie Lang

Volvo 123GT

Historic

386

20

Mike Welland/Gord Passmore

BMW 2002

Historic

510

23

Alan McColl/Gary Bysouth

BMW 325e

Calculator

570

18

Dan Fealk/Stuart Fealk

Subaru XT6

Paper

610

22

David Schoenmaker/Jack Garrett

Ford Focus

Paper

712

19

Alan Perry/Zachary Bourdeau

Mazda 323GTX

Novice

953

27

Dano Baker/Erik Silden

Volkswagen Rabbit

Novice

996

7

Satch Carlson/Russ Kraushaar

Saab Sonnet II V4

Historic

999

30

Jeff Vanderwall/Nicole Vanderwall

Plymouth Colt

Calculator

1182

16

Dave Ellis/Judd Gallagher

Toyota Corolla All Trac

Calclator

1185

13

Dave Stringfellow/Aaron Neumann

Honda Civic

Novice

1191

15

Thomas Woo/Siew Yee Au Yung

Suzuki Swift GT

Novice

1486

26

Dan McLean/Lynn Hooper

Pontiac Firefly

Novice

1554

34

Bud Stanley/Warwick Patterson

Toyota MR2

Paper

1852

8

R.J. Carroll/Ren Carroll

Subaru RX

Calculator

2263

28

Ryan Jansen/Matt Hoekstra

Honda Civic

Novice

2357

32

Chad Manley/Travis Streb

Toyota Celica GT

Novice

2544

12

Rebecca Rocks/Katy Wood

Saab Sonnet III

Unlimited

2967

9

Bob Chandler/Mark Clemmons

Datsun 240Z

Unlimited

3377

33

Trevor Pankew/Peter Strihavka

Saab 900

Novice

3543

14

Guy Recordon/David Recordon

Saab Sonnet II V4

Historic

4034

24

Travis Rea/Gary Rea

Mazda 323GTX

Unlimited

4403

17

Raymond Wong/Kent Kwan

Acura MDX

Novice

4434

3

Roy Lima/John Rapson

Subaru Legacy Turbo

Calculator

4977

11

Fred Ankeny/John C. Joyce

Saab 96

Historic

5039

29

Brian Palidar/Sarah Rees

Volkswagen Scirroco

Calculator

5398

25

Peter Koutsoumbos/Ashley Joyce

Datsun 510

Novice

6309

2

Ron Sorem/Josh Sorem

Subaru RX Coupe

Calculator

6320

35

Steve Hyndman/Robert Kerr

Subaru Impreza

Unlimited

6426

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