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Rocky Mountain Rally 2015. Oct 31st-Nov 1st
« on: November 02, 2015, 10:33:19 AM »
Rocky Mountain Rally 2015. Oct 31st-Nov 1st

I'll be posting videos of the rally cars zones as I upload them to youtube. If anyone else has pictures or footage from the event, this is as good as any place to stick em. Fun fact, those two little nicks in my camera lens ought to be stationary relative to where I was pointing the phone; the way they bounce around shows just how much work the youtube auto stabilization feature is doing.

The manufacturer sponsored 2015 STI rally car. Insanely fast.



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Re: Rocky Mountain Rally 2015. Oct 31st-Nov 1st
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2015, 11:02:44 AM »
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Re: Rocky Mountain Rally 2015. Oct 31st-Nov 1st
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2015, 11:29:45 AM »
How were the stages? Any snow? Rain?
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Re: Rocky Mountain Rally 2015. Oct 31st-Nov 1st
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2015, 12:09:05 PM »
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Re: Rocky Mountain Rally 2015. Oct 31st-Nov 1st
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2015, 12:55:13 PM »
How were the stages? Any snow? Rain?

Yes.....to put it lightly.

We had to cancel the last three stages (out of 4) on Sunday due to poor access for ambulances up/into the stage. Too treacherous.
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Re: Rocky Mountain Rally 2015. Oct 31st-Nov 1st
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2015, 01:18:22 PM »
Yes.....to put it lightly.

We had to cancel the last three stages (out of 4) on Sunday due to poor access for ambulances up/into the stage. Too treacherous.

any major offs?
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Re: Rocky Mountain Rally 2015. Oct 31st-Nov 1st
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2015, 01:38:20 PM »
There were 7 cars who went off on that stage, out of like 20 running. It was worse than ice, and everyone was on gravel tires which do not grip snow or ice.

Thanks for volunteering as always Geoff, and Canuck as well! (Somehow I never knew your real name before)

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Re: Rocky Mountain Rally 2015. Oct 31st-Nov 1st
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2015, 02:21:19 PM »
There were 7 cars who went off on that stage, out of like 20 running. It was worse than ice, and everyone was on gravel tires which do not grip snow or ice.

Thanks for volunteering as always Geoff, and Canuck as well! (Somehow I never knew your real name before)

7 cars ouch, no injury offs correct? How was recovery for those 7?
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Re: Rocky Mountain Rally 2015. Oct 31st-Nov 1st
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2015, 02:43:43 PM »
As far as I know, there were no injuries reported all weekend, and it took 2+ hours to get cars off that stage
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Re: Rocky Mountain Rally 2015. Oct 31st-Nov 1st
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2015, 03:44:02 PM »
Thanks for sharing
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Re: Rocky Mountain Rally 2015. Oct 31st-Nov 1st
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2015, 03:59:41 PM »
How did fireball do over the weekend?
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Re: Rocky Mountain Rally 2015. Oct 31st-Nov 1st
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2015, 06:58:46 PM »
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Re: Rocky Mountain Rally 2015. Oct 31st-Nov 1st
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2015, 07:07:53 PM »
It was overheating in the morning, missed the first 3 stages. Philip Lo came up with the brilliant idea that it could be a blocked heater core, which turned out to be the case. Fixed it, ran leg 2 Saturday and then the 1 stage on sunday. set some top 10 times even though it's an underpowered slug. Fun weekend, we technically finished the rally, but I wish we could have participated earlier and seen a top 10 overall placement at the end.

I'm super stoked that we ran a time that was only 12 seconds slower than a race gas, anti-lag/launch control/electronic center diff control turbo car though :D
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Re: Rocky Mountain Rally 2015. Oct 31st-Nov 1st
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2015, 09:52:34 PM »
Here

I should clarify, I was not asking for official results, moreso a personal touch on how the car performed from a driving/mechanical perspective, not a results perspective.   All the same, Steves response covered my question.  Thx Geoff.

It was overheating in the morning, missed the first 3 stages. Philip Lo came up with the brilliant idea that it could be a blocked heater core, which turned out to be the case. Fixed it, ran leg 2 Saturday and then the 1 stage on sunday. set some top 10 times even though it's an underpowered slug. Fun weekend, we technically finished the rally, but I wish we could have participated earlier and seen a top 10 overall placement at the end.

I'm super stoked that we ran a time that was only 12 seconds slower than a race gas, anti-lag/launch control/electronic center diff control turbo car though :D

Phillip Lo is a great guy, if he ever sold his rally car id be all over that.  Glad he was able to help out and get you back on stage.  Sweet deal on the stage times, keep on that driver mod and maybe you will have the opportunity to upstage a modded turbo competitor down the road.
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Re: Rocky Mountain Rally 2015. Oct 31st-Nov 1st
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2015, 10:36:55 PM »
We ran some times faster than some turbo Subaru's at this event.

In before spamposting, here are my 3 stages from the event. I passed a Subaru on the 2nd video, and in the 3rd a different Subaru, my 2.2 is the little engine that could

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Re: Rocky Mountain Rally 2015. Oct 31st-Nov 1st
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2015, 10:09:46 AM »
We ran some times faster than some turbo Subaru's at this event.

http://www.rockymountainrally.com/results/2015/event2/stagedetail/l2s1s5.html

Your regional SS5 time is (IMO) definitely something to be proud of, that's a damn good time considering all the things you were dealing with  :) I really like your incar camera angles, I might have to use them in the future.

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Re: Rocky Mountain Rally 2015. Oct 31st-Nov 1st
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2015, 10:12:42 AM »
Yep those results were really rewarding, we didn't just participate after fixing the car, we came back with a vengeance! Faster than one evo, and slightly slower than another :) Even with the tough morning, I'm still 100% satisfied with how the weekend went.
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Re: Rocky Mountain Rally 2015. Oct 31st-Nov 1st
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2015, 10:13:33 AM »
Dog Leg run #1:



Dog Leg run #2:
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Re: Rocky Mountain Rally 2015. Oct 31st-Nov 1st
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2015, 10:06:08 AM »


Footage has surfaced of David Nickels crash at RMR.

Sadly, the exact same car as in this video from one week earlier, which you may have seen sweeping the internet pretty quickly right now.

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Re: Rocky Mountain Rally 2015. Oct 31st-Nov 1st
« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2015, 03:02:41 PM »
Such a strange place to go off, I know exactly where that was.. idk.
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Re: Rocky Mountain Rally 2015. Oct 31st-Nov 1st
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