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2023 Thunderbird Rally
50th Thunderbird Rally -- February 4-5, 2023
Round 1 of the BC TSD Rally Championship
Round 1 of the Pacific Coast Challenge
Hosted by the West Coast Rally Association
Notes for Competitors

The finish time at the top of page 21 is incorrect - this should read 17:27:31.0


The Thunderbird is a winter driving adventure, round 1 of the 2023 BC TSD Rally Championship, and round 1 of the Pacific Coast Challenge. The rally follows the current BC TSD Rally Regulations, which are posted on http://www.rallybc.ca. The rally runs on straight-forward instructions. In addition to the route instructions, maps will be provided. The rally will be about 850km long, entirely within the province of BC, and will start with an odometer check section of about 15km. Roads will be about 40% clear pavement, 60% snow-covered pavement and gravel. Instructions are provided in both km and miles, but the official measurements and calculations are based on the km figures.

Officials of the Event
Route Master: Paul Westwick (paul@rallybc.com)(604) 617 4132
Registrar:Tony Latham (tony@rallybc.com)(604) 537 6760
Steward:Mark Dykstra   
Provisional Schedule - to be confirmed when regs are posted
Saturday January 28:
Close of early entries. Preliminary start order assigned. Those who pay after this date will be assigned at the back of the field.
Thursday February 2:
Novice training seminar on Zoom, at 7pm
If you wish to attend, please contact Paul (paul@rallybc.com) to confirm a spot.
Friday February 3:
7:00-9:00pm Registration & Technical inspection, at rally HQ in Merritt (Best Western Plus Hotel)
9:00pm Final start order posted, based on current paid entries. Any entries received after this time, or without payment yet confirmed, will start at the end of the field.
Saturday February 4:
7:30-9:30am Late Registration & Breakfast, rally HQ, Merritt (Best Western Plus Hotel)
7:30-9:30am Technical inspection, rally HQ, Merritt.
9:30am Novice drivers' meeting
10:00am Drivers' meeting
10:31am First car out
8:00pm End of day 1, Dinner & Scoring, Penticton
Sunday February 5:
8:00am No drivers' meeting for day 2, but if there any notes, they will be posted in the hotel lobby by this time.
8:31am First car out
3:30pm End of day 2, (restaurant TBA), Merritt, Dinner, Scoring & Awards presentation (start making up your stories)
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