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WCRA website promoting Stage and TSD Rally Sport in British Columbia
2007 Thunderbird Rally
36th Thunderbird Rally -- February 17-18, 2007
Merritt - Vernon - Merritt
Round 1 of the 2007 BC TSD Rally Championship
Hosted by the West Coast Rally Association

Supp Regs (pdf)
Entry Form (pdf form)
2007 Thunderbird Results
Overall
Car #
Driver Navigator Vehicle Class Points
1
8
Satch Carlson (OR) Russ Kraushaar (WA) 1969 Saab Sonett II V4 Historic 13
2
16
Peter Ryce (BC) Timothy Ryce (BC) 1988 Mazda 323 GTX Unlimited 20
3
3
Lee Sorenson (CA) Rod Sorenson (CA) 1997 Subaru Impreza Unlimited 26
4
4
Gary Webb (AZ) John Kisela (WA) 1995 Subaru Legacy Unlimited 37
5
33
Esko Mannisto (WA) Pat Biggar (WA) 2003 Subaru WRX Wagon Unlimited 42
6
2
Glenn Wallace (WA) R.Dale Kraushaar (AZ) 2004 Subaru Baja Unlimited 45
7
6
Jeff McMillen (WA) Marvin Crippen (WA) 2002 Subaru WRX Unlimited 48
8
42
Josh Keatley (AB) Leanne Junnila (AB) 1998 Subaru Outback Calculator 51
9
7
Martin Chung (BC) Christa Monasch (BC) 1995 Subaru Impreza Calculator 52
10
15
Jason Webster (OR) Brandon Harer (OR) 2004 Subaru STi Unlimited 57
11
1
Peter Hill (AB) Geoff Hill (AB) 2003 Subaru WRX Unlimited 58
12
10
RJ Carroll (BC) Michelle Mah (BC) 2000 Subaru RS Unlimited 58
13
9
Paul Eklund (OR) Kala Rounds (OR) 2004 Subaru Forester XT Calculator 60
14
21
Dave Sharp (AB) Marcel Chichak (AB) 1997 Dodge Neon Calculator 64
15
17
Steve Richards (WA) Gary Reid (WA) 2002 Subaru Outback Calculator 65
16
11
Jim Whiteside (ON) Ren Carroll (BC) 2006 Subaru WRX Unlimited 67
17
22
Gil Stuart (BC) Brian Carriere (BC) 1967 Volvo 123GT Historic 76
18
39
Chris McCrimmon (BC) Steve Raimonda (BC) 1992 Honda Civic VX Calculator 91
19
31
Richard Childs (AB) Helen Welter (AB) 1974 BMW 2002 Historic 95
20
14
Steve Perret (WA) Kathryn Hansen (WA) 1986 Subaru GL-10 Paper 118
21
13
Greg Woodbridge (WA) Bill Joy (WA) 1994 Audi 90 Unlimited 183
22
43
James Alison (AB) Cindy Alison (AB) 1987 Audi Quattro 4000 Novice 255
23
30
Al Brown (BC) Howard Siemens (BC) 1987 VW Golf Diesel Paper 256
24
12
Dan Comden (WA) Hans Adomeit (WA) 1985 Saab 900 Unlimited 259
25
25
Stephen Ban (BC) Chris Peake (BC) 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon Calculator 331
26
18
Greg Hightower (WA) Steven Kang (WA) 1998 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS Unlimited 334
27
5
Eric Horst (WA) Stephen Willey (WA) 1989 BMW 325iX Unlimited 344
28
44
William McRae (WA) Dave Harms (WA) 1969 VW Beetle Historic 381
29
32
Tom Burgess (BC) Bill Fane (BC) 2006 Toyota RAV4 Calculator 386
30
26
Alan McColl (BC) Gary Bysouth (BC) 1986 Mazda RX7 Calculator 398
31
28
Jason Stokes (OR) Vanessa Stokes (OR) 2003 Subaru Impreza WRX Novice 438
32
46
Bob Chandler (WA) Mark Clemmens (WA) 1986 Saab 900 Calculator 444
33
20
Ken Maydaniuk (BC) James Watson (BC) 2004 Subaru STi Calculator 498
34
35
Gordon Ryall (BC) Jennifer Daly (BC) 1991 Subaru Legacy Calculator 536
35
34
John Taylor (BC) Matt Warburton (BC) 1988 Ford Merkur Scorpio Novice 538
36
27
Jason Mardon (BC) Nicki Beverley (BC) 1991 Subaru Legacy Turbo Calculator 555
37
48
Randall Sargent (AB) Alan Botting (AB) 1986 VW Novice 620
38
24
Jeff Bain (BC) Kevin Marcan (BC) 1996 Doge Neon Calculator 671
39
47
Peter Tilley (AB) Robin Tilley (AB) 1989 BMW 325is Unlimited 741
40
19
Marinus Damm (OR) Renee Damm (OR) 1998 Honda CR-V Calculator 744
41
37
Mike Palm (WA) Garth Hales (WA) 1974 VW Superbeetle Historic 779
42
36
Ron Janzen (SK) John Hurton (AB) 1971 BMW 2002 Historic 978
43
45
Rasmus Rydstrom (AB) Adam Vokes (AB) 1980 Corolla SR5 Novice 1043
44
29
Stu Ford (BC) Shelbi McLean (BC) 2001 Chrysler Neon Novice 1215
45
41
Colleen Phillips (BC) Byron Cody (BC) 1988 VW Golf Novice 1386
46
40
Aaron Wong (BC) Jason Ross (BC) 1979 Volvo 240 GL Calculator 1477
47
38
Alan Perry (WA) Emma Perry (WA) 1997 Audi A4 Paper DNF
48
23
Rob Anderson (BC) Lucille Anderson (BC) 2006 Subaru STi Novice DNF

The Thunderbird Rally is a winter driving adventure through snow and ice covered back roads in the British Columbia interior.  Following the Thunderbird route is simple, but staying out of the snow banks is not. This event is suitable for ordinary road cars.  There are classes for Historic cars, Novice teams and different levels of navigation equipment.  Enjoy friendly competition with teams from BC, Alaska, Alberta, Washington, Oregon and beyond.

Tim Ryce used his GPS to plot the Tbird route.

Red is day 1 and Blue is day 2.

Here's the plot data - Tbird_2007.kml

West Coast Rally Association ~ Presents
First Round of the BC Rally Championship
Second Round of the Rallywest Navigational Championship
Second Round of the NAVRRA Rally Series
The 36th Thunderbird Rally - since 1957
The Thunderbird Rally is a time-speed-distance (TSD) rally and a winter driving adventure. For 2007 it is the first or second round of three championship series: BC Rally Championship, Rallywest Navigational Championship, and the North American Vintage Rally & Race Association (NAVRRA) Rally Series.
This rally follows the current BC Rally Regulations, which are posted at http://www.rallybc.com/html/regional_rules.htm . The rally runs on straightforward instructions. In addition to the route instructions, maps will be provided. The rally will be about 800km long, entirely within the province of BC, and will start with an odometer check section of about 15km. Roads will be about 30% clear pavement, 70% snow-covered pavement and gravel. Instructions are provided in both kilometers and miles, but the official measurements and calculations are based on the kilometer figures
Officials of the Event
Rally Master: Paul Westwick ([email protected]) 604-682-3296
Co-organizers: Ryan Matthews ([email protected]) and Tony Latham ([email protected])
Registrar: Dennis Wende ([email protected])
Steward: Dennis Wende ([email protected])
Other Details:
For more information on the following, check out these links.
  BC Rally Championship
  Rallywest Navigational Championship
  North American Vintage Rally & Race Association Series
Rally Series A: Serie Grand Ronde / Grand Ronde Series
Rally Series B: Serie Cup de Cascade / Cascade Cup Series
Useful Links:
  West Coast Rally Association
  BC Highways Road Reports (click on "Southern Routes Hwy 1, 3, 5, 97C")
  Environment Canada Weather Reports (click on Kelowna or Merritt)
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