2017 NASA Rally Saguenay, Quebec, CA

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  1. Stagehand

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    June 17, 2017!

    Use your already-have-it NASA Rallysport membership and license


    125 competitive miles, camp at service in the Ferland et Boileaux forest, and get your gas on site.


    This will be my third year attending, I like this rally a lot.

    You don't need to speak French, although it doesn't hurt.

    In the morning there is a full recce, and because of the way the stages are oriented, there aren't any transits to speak of.

    Based on the current entries, youre likely to Podium :D


    Hit this button in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Go

    http://www.nasarallysport.com/main/event/2017/Rallye-Saguenay
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  2. sidewayz_control

    sidewayz_control Been here awhile

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    And lots of friendly volunteers and competitors, most are bilingual, theirs always someone to help with the language. Roads are awesome, WRC level as they were qualified and used for the Charlevoix international rallies.

    Some very nice competitors will even stop on the stage and lose time to pick-up lost timecards from the leading rider!

    Cheers

    Ivan
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  3. Banana12

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    Is this like Sandblast where I had to be there Friday in order to do tech and Novice Competitor Orientation?
    I'm about ready to sign up but I'm limited on time off right now.
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  4. sidewayz_control

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    In general all rallies require competitors to be present at least in late afternoon or evening on Friday for administrative checks, scrutineering etc. But that means you miss shakedown & recce (reconnaissance) although on a bike, since you have no co-driver to take notes, it's more to get a feel for the terrain and if you have good memory some of the potential dangers. Saturday is a full day of racing starting early in the morning. The supplemental regulations for Saguenay are not out yet but in general that's the standard format.

    The organizers however, can often accommodate late arrivals if they are formally advised prior. If you know other competitors going to the event maybe you can have them trailer the bike and get it to scrutineering so that lowers the burden after a late arrival to get the administrative stuff out of the way.

    Ivan
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  5. GoGoGavin41

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    I'd love to participate in a few of these northern rallies, but I'm not sure I can justify (or convince the wife) 44 hours of driving for one weekend :fpalm
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  6. Banana12

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    Thank you. I was looking at the Sanair supplemental regs and saw that it had scrutineering, shakedown, etc. the morning of the rallye so I was hoping for the same. I couldn't find contact info on the CXE site so I emailed Anders to see if he could point me in the right direction.

    EDIT: Just noticed the link to the facebook page on their website. I'll try contacting them that way.
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  7. Stagehand

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    Ivan- I recall doing recce on Saturday morning for this one. Racing started At 11 or something similarly civilized like that, since transit miles were obvatied.. Still have to tech and scrute on Friday though

    Gavin, I know how you feel-- Magnum O is a 20 hour drive, for me. I've inly made it once because of that. Even Sag is 10-12 hours, but that's the same pull as sandblast, from my house, so believe it or not I'm central
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  8. sidewayz_control

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    Jason, the new CXE championship under NASA are considered as national level events so they have more mileage now. 126 miles of stage versus 90 miles, there's no more time for recce on Saturday morning and after talking to Eric T there's no more turn-around either which means probably a bit more transit but less waiting around and risk of stage cancellation if something happens.

    Sanair is a bit of an oddball event and is more of a rallycross event than a true rally since it's entirely held on a closed circuit, motorsport complex. So doing scrutineering, tech and all the administrative checks on Saturday morning is possible but for normal rallies, not so much.

    For info contact Eric T, eric.t@oricom.ca but maybe wait until next week, he's probably real busy with Sanair rally this upcoming weekend

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    Thank you sidewayz. I've been so anxious because I want to make the early pricing cutoff tomorrow.
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    I just signed up. Needed a challenge to look forward to. And nice to return to this part of Quebec.
    I'll be on my Husky 701.
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    Paid! (with 8 hours left to go in early entry). On a 500exc this year instead of my old 690. Excited to be back in French Canada!
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    How'd it go boys?
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    It was a hoot as usual. :D

    First off, I got schooled by everybody. Oh well, lose some, lose some.

    With that out of the way, theres a lot to post, so look for CXE Challenge Extreme Elite on the book of Face..


    In terms of the bikes, Only Ryan Wheatley didn't actually finish, and that because of a damaged rim.


    No cars finished, interestingly. All DNF's. All mechanicals, also, no crashes.

    One crash on a SXS. co-driver medical'ed/

    One crash on the quads, broken arm. One quad finished. (father than me. Quebecers are F*&@#ING CRAZY)

    It was a great time, and the weather held out.

    Congrats to everybody who started, and and Merci aux Benevole├ęs!
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    Video STAT!! Super proud of you Jason! Just showed River the interview. He loved it!
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    thanks :D

    I didn't take any video! :-/.

    Kamrad and Wheatly got video, though, and I was mere seconds behind them, so the speeds are similar, we'll just have to wait for their edits :D


    these roads are Super fast, though.. WRC style fast. very few are very tight, and if you're brave you can hold it open right through them.
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  16. Banana12

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    It was great racing with you Jason! Those roads were much faster than I expected.

    I turned all my footage over to Kamrad to edit (I was using his cameras afterall). In the meantime I'll have to source a new rim before the next race. It holds air now but its not so round anymore.
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    Same here, Glad you guys made the effort to come all the way up. Brutal weekend! Very Impressive riding, both you and Steve. When I say I was mere seconds behind, it's like forever, at that speed.
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    It was a fantastic event, real pleasure to meet Ryan Sholtz, Ryan Wheatley and Steve Kamrad for the first and hopefully not the last time. And always lots of fun riding and hanging out with you Jason. Thanks guys for coming to Quebecistan and you can tell the others that even if you don't speak French it's still all good and fun, we're not as bad as they say, ...well at least most of us :lol3

    I'm super stoked that I survived this event, the big crash from 2 years ago was still on my mind and I know I was really lucky on that one so I kept repeating the words from my old friend John Buffum "In like a lamb, out like a lion" ... And now I have to replace brake pads and rotors :ricky

    Very impressive, super fast drive from Steve and Ryan on the big bikes, wow! :pynd I'm happy to know that there are people that actually have less respect than me for their motorcycles. :gun2
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  19. scholz

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    Great time lads! Awesome seeing everyone love the rally culture and little bit of Quebec culture I saw! Looking forward to doing this one again. The roads were awesome for this event... super fast and nice and long and the rally moved along very well throughout the day. Who's in for black river stages?
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