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Updated 05/22/2015

No Alibi 2015

Supplemental General Instructions

No Alibi 2015 uses the Rainier Auto Sports Club Touring General Instructions. These supplemental general instructions will serve to modify, amend, or clarify the General Instructions and can and will be amended at any time up to the time the start order is published on the Rainier Auto Sports Club web site. Any questions regarding the general instructions or supplemental general instructions should be directed to the rallymaster.

  1. Classes are as stated in the RASC General Instructions, Section D with the following amendments:
    * There is no Vintage class.
    * Preprinted timetables and/or calculating tables will only be allowed in the Unlimited and Equipped classes.
  2. There will be no technical inspection prior to the event. All entrants are responsible for ensuring that the vehicle they are driving is licensed, insured and otherwise meets all Washington state laws and regulations.
  3. "Comes quickly" arrows: In the route instructions, arrows will be used vertically between instructions that are less than 20 seconds apart. This is for your convenience.
  4. Main Time Control (MTC): At least two MTCs will be used. Each day's final MTC will be at a location indicated in the route book. You should check in at or before your arrival time as stated in the route book (car zero time plus your car number in minutes). You need not 'declare' your time at the day's final MTC, you must simply check in. We want to know you arrived safely. A 100 point penalty will be assessed for failing to check in at each day's final MTC.  
  5. There may also be MTCs along the route not indicated in the route book.  You must turn in any Time Allowance Requests at the first MTC that occurs on the route or in the routebook in order for them to be considered.
  6. Time Allowance (TA) Requests:
    To encourage safe and legal driving in the face of unforeseen circumstances, each team may use up to six TA Requests total for the rally.

    TA Request forms are provided in the route book and must contain the following information: Car number, section, mileage and amount of time requested. A TA time amount must be one of the following choices (in minutes:seconds): 0:30,1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, or 9:30. Thirty-second increments help to ensure that you do not drive on the same even minute as a fellow competitor; see below in the event that more than one car is on the same half-minute. 
  7. Any TA request for a time other than those listed may or may not be granted, at the discretion of the rallymaster. There must be a compelling written reason, including similar TAs submitted by other cars, in order to have a TA greater than 9:30 accepted. TAs will be applied only to the TSD Section in which the TA Request was submitted. For example, a TA submitted for TSD Section #2 only applies to that section; it  will not be carried over into subsequent sections. Competitors are encouraged to make up lost time using slack time in subsequent Transit (TRN) sections.  If lost time cannot be made up before the next TSD section, and you start the TSD late, you must submit a new TA Request for that next TSD section. Remember that 9:30 is the maximum amount.
    In the event that two or more cars find themselves on the same minute due to use of a TA, the car with the lower number has priority for that minute - the higher numbered car(s) must choose a different TA amount.
    Incomplete or illegible requests will not be honored. TA Requests must be submitted at the next MTC you arrive at on that day.
  8. Tied Scores: In the event of tied scores for trophy positions, the following approaches will be used in the listed order to break ties: Total number of zeros (greatest number of zeros wins), the sum of squared checkpoint scores (smallest sum wins), and then least number of Time Allowances used. If the previous three approaches still do not resolve a tied score, then a coin flip, called by the lower car number, will prevail. 
  9. Measurement: Measurement was performed in a 1985 Saab 900, using a sensor on the left rear undriven wheel. Measuring device was a Timewise 798A rally computer. Michelin tires were set to 32 psi cold. 
  10. Speed Limit signs: All speed limit signs used as references are black and white rectangular signs, not the diamond shaped warning signs.
  11. Calculations: All measurements were taken at thousandths of a mile and then rounded to hundredths. All routebook mileages and checkpoint timing calculations are based on these hundredths. Time calculations are carried through each section with at least four decimal places but truncated to whole seconds for checkpoints and key times.