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May 6-7 - Lanark Highlands Forest Rally AND rally sprint

Postby morrow » 2016.01.23 09:51:15 AM

Rallyists, this is the thread you've been waiting for! I've been getting enquiries from competitors in the U.S. and Quebec, so thought it was time to set this up.

The Lanark Highlands Forest Rally will take place on May 7 (May 6 optional).

Date: May 6 and 7, 2016. You can do the event in one day, or come register and do an additional Recce on Friday.

Rally HQ: The MERA Schoolhouse

Location: McDonald's Corners, about 20 minutes NW of Perth, Ontario

Rally roads: Lavant Mill Road and Umpherson's Mill Road

Plus . . . short transits!

And don't forget . . . BBQ brought to you by the Lanark Highlands Youth Centre, and we will be collecting donations for the Lanark Highlands Food Pantry. Non-perishable food items and cash donations are most welcome.

We depend on the generosity of the community to bring you our wonderful event. Please help us by supporting these worthy charities!!

Rallyists, we are very excited to bring you two great roads once again! Post here if you have questions or comments.

Check out http://www.lhfr.ca/ for some great photos and info on previous years' events.

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Re: May 6-7, 2016 - Lanark Highlands Forest Rally

Postby morrow » 2016.02.22 11:47:58 AM

I need to write an update, but if you're not familiar with the LHFR and want to see some drone footage of a competitor on stage, check it out at http://lhfr.ca/.

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Re: May 6-7, 2016 - Lanark Highlands Forest Rally

Postby morrow » 2016.03.06 04:46:25 PM

Two months, everyone!

The MCO's Lanark Highlands Forest Rally will be held on May 6 and 7. Come out on May 6 to register and do Recce, or come early Saturday morning and make it a one-day event. The choice is yours.

Competitors, it's time to circle the date on your calendar and iron out the bugs in your car.

Volunteers, can you think about what jobs you'd like to do? It'll be all hands on deck for the first regional rally of the spring/summer season in Ontario. The newly graduated Hams from the RSO school will have an opportunity to use their new licences. We'd love to welcome you to our event!*

We get some great competition going, with teams coming from as far away as Charlevoix, and the northern U.S. States, plus lots of local Quebec and Ontario teams. It makes for a fun, competitive event that you won't want to miss!

Not long now!! :chug:

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Re: May 6-7, 2016 - Lanark Highlands Forest Rally

Postby morrow » 2016.03.24 03:30:38 PM

LHFR update.
    Mike Koch gave the Lanark Highlands Township council a presentation on our event this week.
      We have a public meeting scheduled for the MERA Schoolhouse at McDonald's Corners on April 2, from 9 a.m. - 12 noon. We do this every year so the community can speak to us in person and ask any questions they may have.
        Work day is scheduled for April 9. Info on when and where to meet up, etc., TBA.
          We will be running the LHFR on Lavant Mill and Umpherson's Mill roads again this year.

          *NEW* We will be running a Rally Sprint on Umpherson's Mill Road!

          Returning sponsors Whiticar Auto Body and Randy Lentz Automotive, both of Perth, are enthusiastic about supporting the LHFR again this year. Stay tuned for updates on other sponsors.

          Thank you, Jerry Dowell of Whiticar and Randy Lentz of RLA!

          It's only six weeks from tomorrow, folks! :mrgreen:

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          Re: May 6-7, 2016 - Lanark Highlands Forest Rally

          Postby morrow » 2016.03.30 09:12:26 PM

          Edit: We had a potential new sponsor who is interested in rallying. He's a terrific supporter of MCO events and a spirited competitor. Unfortunately, he was unable to make it happen year. We thank him for his efforts on our behalf! And hope he'll be able to spectate and enjoy some of the action.

          Thank you, Ralf!

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          Re: May 6-7, 2016 - Lanark Highlands Forest Rally

          Postby morrow » 2016.03.31 02:19:04 PM

          Another sponsor is back from last year. We thank Ryan Helmsley, owner of RYNO Motors in Almonte!

          Ryan has also generously posted a video about our WDS a couple of years back and had a link to it from his own website. A great guy!

          :chug:

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          Re: May 6-7, 2016 - Lanark Highlands Forest Rally

          Postby morrow » 2016.04.05 10:38:17 AM

          Very happy -- all of our 2015 sponsors are back, plus one new one!

          RallySport Ontario's series sponsor is CDNRally.com, bringing us all those wonderful competitor photos! :chug:

          Stage sponsors are Whiticar Auto Body and Randy Lentz Automotive (both of Perth)

          We also thank sponsors:
          RYNO Motors (Almonte)

          Hunt Club Volkswagen

          JP Walsh of Re/Max Real Estate

          Thank you all! We could not hold our event without you! :chug:

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          May 6-7 -- Lanark Highlands Forest Rally AND rally sprint!

          Postby morrow » 2016.04.05 10:42:46 AM

          Everyone, please note the following.

          We are offering competitors the Lanark Highlands Forest Rally on May 7 (May 6 is optional for additional Recce and early registration).

          *New this year* We've added a rally sprint. This will run on Umpherson's Mill Road, after the performance cars have finished the stage. There will be five passes.

          Organizer of LHFR: Mike Koch
          Organizer of Lanark rally sprint: Darryl Malone

          The Supplementary Regulations will be up soon and registration will open for competitors and workers. Check out http://www.lhfr.ca tomorrow. We're working hard on the final details today.

          Cheers!
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          Re: May 6-7 - Lanark Highlands Forest Rally AND rally sprint

          Postby mattman_4444 » 2016.04.06 11:16:11 AM

          Is the main difference for eligibility with Rally vs. Sprint the expiration of seats an belts? It seems most of the other stuff is the same.

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          Re: May 6-7 - Lanark Highlands Forest Rally AND rally sprint

          Postby morrow » 2016.04.06 08:42:14 PM

          mattman_4444 wrote:Is the main difference for eligibility with Rally vs. Sprint the expiration of seats an belts? It seems most of the other stuff is the same.

          Thank you,
          Matt, yes on the seats and belts, but check out the current rules on the CARS website. I'm looking at the 2014 CARS rulebook and Rally Sprint is under 28.2 at the back of the book.

          Darryl Malone is our resident tech expert and could describe any differences in cage builds, etc. I'll see if I can get him to comment here. Has your car been teched yet? Are you looking at entering the Lanark rally sprint?

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          Re: May 6-7 - Lanark Highlands Forest Rally AND rally sprint

          Postby razzmyth » 2016.04.06 11:28:43 PM

          That's correct, main difference is the expiry on seats and belts.
          Also some lesser cage requirements.
          Drivers do not need first aid.
          Stage performance is lower than performance rally.

          Hope to see a few more Sprint cars.
          So far it's only Matt Waters and me.

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          Re: May 6-7 - Lanark Highlands Forest Rally AND rally sprint

          Postby bimmer777 » 2016.04.08 08:56:31 AM

          Hello - first post here and trying to get more information for the Rally.

          We are planning to bring up two rally cars from the US to participate in the rally. Unfortunately, I havent been able to find the supps or where to register. Looking for detailed schedule so we can plan it out. Can someone please point me in the right direction? Thanks!

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          Re: May 6-7 - Lanark Highlands Forest Rally AND rally sprint

          Postby morrow » 2016.04.08 11:05:10 AM

          bimmer777 wrote:Hello - first post here and trying to get more information for the Rally.

          We are planning to bring up two rally cars from the US to participate in the rally. Unfortunately, I havent been able to find the supps or where to register. Looking for detailed schedule so we can plan it out. Can someone please point me in the right direction? Thanks!
          Hello, Bimmer777, and welcome!

          We would love to welcome you to the Lanark Highlands Forest Rally! We have several U.S. teams who come here to compete and have got good reviews from them.

          We had hoped the LHFR Supp Regs would be up by now, but there has been a delay. When they're ready, you can find them at www.lhfr.ca. I've sent some updated text for the website but haven't checked today to see if it's up.

          If you'd like to email me, I can help. (I'm on the organizing committee). Please get in touch with me at:
          rosettarally <at> gmail <dot> com.

          Thanks for your inquiry, and we're sorry for the delay.

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          Re: May 6-7 - Lanark Highlands Forest Rally AND rally sprint

          Postby morrow » 2016.04.08 05:18:19 PM

          Hi rallyists,

          Jim has sent Klim a reply and we can try to answer any other questions that people may have. Post here or send a message to Jim and I at rosettarally <at> gmail <dot> com.

          The Supplementary Regulations have now been posted on http://www.lhfr.ca and the website is in the process of being updated. Workers are welcome to sign up as that part is live. Not sure whether competitors can enter just yet.

          Thank you all for your patience!

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          Re: May 6-7 - Lanark Highlands Forest Rally AND rally sprint

          Postby morrow » 2016.04.10 10:32:01 AM

          The http://www.lhfr.ca website is accepting competitor registrations, but the payment part is delayed for about a week. So please, go ahead and enter your team whenever you want. You will be notified by email when the payment function is . . . well, functioning.

          Be sure to check us out by going to the MCO Facebook page and then to our LHFR event page. If you're planning on coming, please let us know. Your information helps us to plan.

          We're having lunches made for workers out on the stages, and Mike is planning a pig roast for the banquet. Everything will take place at the MERA Schoolhouse in McDonald's Corners. Those here for LHFR 2015 will remember that Service was right next door at the Township garage/work yard, so it's very convenient. Teching will take place there, too.

          If anyone has questions, please post here. I'm checking back as often as possible.

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          Re: May 6-7 - Lanark Highlands Forest Rally AND rally sprint

          Postby mattman_4444 » 2016.04.11 07:49:50 AM

          morrow wrote:
          mattman_4444 wrote:Has your car been teched yet? Are you looking at entering the Lanark rally sprint?
          Thank you kindly for the info! No, not in the past few years at least. It is a possibility, but unfortunately not likely at the moment.
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          Re: May 6-7 - Lanark Highlands Forest Rally AND rally sprint

          Postby morrow » 2016.04.19 02:30:20 PM

          One week left until the seeded draw!

          The LHFR seeded draw will take place on Tuesday, April 26. Meet us at 7 p.m. in the Tifosi Lounge of St. Anthony's Soccer Club just off Preston Street.

          Competitors, don't delay -- get your entries in soon and be part of the seeded draw!

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          Re: May 6-7 - Lanark Highlands Forest Rally AND rally sprint

          Postby morrow » 2016.04.23 12:51:01 PM

          The seeded draw is coming soon and entries have picked up. We now have 14 teams entered for the LHFR and 3 for the rally sprint.

          Two weeks from today, we'll be on rally roads. Can't wait!! :mrgreen:

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          Re: May 6-7 - Lanark Highlands Forest Rally AND rally sprint

          Postby morrow » 2016.04.25 02:44:31 PM

          Ontario teams, we have a good number of talented teams from Quebec for this year's LHFR. Don't miss this chance to test yourself against some of the best!!

          Get your entries in before the seeded draw tomorrow night at 7 p.m.

          See you soon!

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          Re: May 6-7 - Lanark Highlands Forest Rally AND rally sprint

          Postby morrow » 2016.04.25 08:35:48 PM

          Another rally legend has entered our event. We welcome driver Jean-Sebastien Besner and co-driver Yvan Joyal.

          Test yourself against these legends! Don't miss this chance. You *will* regret it!

          Check out the entry list at www.lhfr.ca under "Competitors." The start order will be available some time after the seeded draw. Stay tuned.

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          Re: May 6-7 - Lanark Highlands Forest Rally AND rally sprint

          Postby morrow » 2016.04.26 10:00:13 AM

          For more info, please check out the Motorsport Club of Ottawa Facebook page. From there, you can go to the LHFR page. And, we also have a more generic Rally Group page.

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          Re: May 6-7 - Lanark Highlands Forest Rally AND rally sprint

          Postby morrow » 2016.04.26 10:32:08 AM

          Just checked the entry list: good news! We have 18 entries for the LHFR. Find out who they are at www.lhfr.ca under "Competitors."

          I can't confirm the rally sprint number -- I believe it's 3 or 4 entries.

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          Re: May 6-7 - Lanark Highlands Forest Rally AND rally sprint

          Postby morrow » 2016.04.27 09:59:10 AM

          So we'll have 19 LHFR entries, as one more registration is under way today. The rally sprint has 4 or 5.

          Should be a totally fun day!! :mrgreen:

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          Re: May 6-7 - Lanark Highlands Forest Rally AND rally sprint

          Postby morrow » 2016.04.30 10:30:58 AM

          Update: With one last entry (I think) last night, we are up to 21 teams for the LHFR!

          The rally sprint entries are not posted, so can't confirm how many there are.

          Please note: These are separate events. The sprints will take place after the LHFR cars have gone through the Umpherson's Mill Road stage.

          Please come to the MERA Schoolhouse in McDonald's Corners to get a spectator guide and decide which spot to view from. Each stage road will have a spectator area that you can get in and out of during the day.

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          Re: May 6-7 - Lanark Highlands Forest Rally AND rally sprint

          Postby morrow » 2016.05.04 08:06:03 AM

          I've been busy speaking to sponsors lately, and have some good news.

          We have another stage sponsor! Ryno Motors of Almonte has come on board with a much-appreciated donation.

          We now have three stage sponsors:

          Whiticar Auto Body (Perth)
          Randy Lentz Automotive (Perth)
          RYNO Motors (Almonte)

          Randy Lentz will be at our event, as will various members of the Dowell clan. Jerry Dowell owns Whiticar and his brother and niece have been OPRC competitors. Jeffrey and Emily will be our Car 0. Ryan Helmsley (RYNO) will be with us in spirit.

          To Jerry, Randy and Ryan: :chug:

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