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Mountain Trials Rally
October 18, 2003
Merritt, BC

Round 5 of the
Western Canadian Rally Championship
Organized by the
West Coast Rally Association
Detailed Results

2003 Mt Trials - Competitor Bulletin 1

Mountain Trials Rally
October 18, 2003 New Date
Merritt, BC, Canada
Part of the Western Canadian Rally Championship presented by Yokohama

Rallying returns to British Columbia in September at the Mountain Trials Rally, round five of the 2003 Western Canadian Rally Championship. This event is sanctioned by the Canadian Association of Rallysport (CARS), and is part of the Western Canadian Rally Championship. It also counts for SCCA NORPAC out-of-division points.

Hosted by the West Coast Rally Association (WCRA).

Follow this link for the complete regulations and an entry form: 2003_mountain_trials.html

Important notice re: forest fires
The fire danger at the time of publication is extreme, and recreational access to BC forest land has been restricted. So far, there have not been any major fires in the Merritt area, and there is every likelihood that the fire danger will subside in time for the event to proceed as scheduled. The organizers are monitoring the situation, and if there is a need to postpone due to fire danger, we will make a final announcement two weeks prior to the event. If the event must be postponed, any teams that are unable to make the new date will have their entries refunded in full.
Features & Benefits
The smoothest and best of the Merritt area roads, central in-town service, generous service breaks, time for service crews to spectate. Should be an all-around fun event!

- Convenient in-town Service Area
- Relaxed schedule including a 1 hour lunch break
- Compact route with smooth roads (no "Asteroid Field", we promise!)
- No dead-end stages
- 120 Km Special Stage Distance, 280 Km Total Distance

When & where
September 27, 2003
Merritt, BC
Schedule (subject to change)
Wednesday September 17
Deadline for submission of Early Entry
- increased entry fees apply after this date

Friday September 26
17:00-20:30 Registration (Best Western Nicola Inn)
17:30-20:00 Scrutineering (Best Western Nicola Inn)
21:00-21:30 Mandatory meeting for all seed 5 & 6 teams
21:30-22:00 Drivers' meeting and introduction of officials

Saturday September 27
8:00-8:30 Late Registration & Scrutineering, by appointment only
9:30 Start of First Leg (Railyard Mall)
14:00-15:00 Lunch Stop
18:00 End of Rally
19:00 Dinner and Awards (Day's Inn)

Accommodation Information
Best Western Nicola Inn
4025 Walters St. at Voght St. Merritt, BC
ph: 1-800-663-2830, ph: 250-378-4253
$65 + tax for single

Days Inn Merritt
3350 Voght Street, Merritt, BC V1K 1C7
ph: 1-800-665-7117 ph: 250-378-2292
rate TBA

Paul Westwick - (604) 617-4132 e-mail paul@rallybc.com
Ken Kwong - (604) 808-0536 e-mail ken@rallybc.com
2003 Western Canadian Rally Championship
Date Event Place
Mar 22-23 Cochrane 100 Years Rally Cochrane, AB
May 17-18 Bighorn Rally Edson, AB
May 23-24 Rocky Mountain Rally Calgary, AB
June 13-14 Pacific Forest Rally Merritt, BC
Sept 26-27 Mountain Trials Rally Merritt, BC
Nov 8-9 Kananaskis Rally Bragg Creek, AB
Additional Resources
Canadian Association of Rallysport http://www.carsrally.ca
West Coast Rally Association http://www.rallybc.com
Merritt Chamber of Commerce http://merritt-chamber.bc.ca/index2.html
2003 BC Rally Supporters
Specialty Subaru http://www.specialty.subarudealer.ca
Yokohama Tire (Canada) http://www.yokohamatire.ca
Western Driver http://www.westerndriver.com
Total Autosport http://www.totalautosport.com
Driver's Edge Autosport http://www.ompwins.com
Rocket Rally http://www.rocketrally.com
Wilkinsons Automobilia http://www.eautomobilia.com
Disclaimer: In the event of any discrepancies between this notice and the official Supplementary Regulations, the latter shall prevail.
Bill Westhead
Communications & Media Relations
2003 Mountain Trials Rally
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