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Rainier Auto Sports Club

Updated 03/18/2018

No Alibi 2018

Supplemental General Instructions

For the 2018 No Alibi Rally, these Supplemental General Instructions will serve to modify, amend, or clarify the Rainier Auto Sports Touring General Instructions and where a conflict may exist, these take precedence over the General Instructions. The following can, and will, be amended at any time up to the start of the rally. Any questions regarding the General Instructions or Supplemental General Instructions must be directed to the Rallymaster.

  1. Classes are exactly as stated in the RASC General Instructions, Section D with, the following amendments:
  2. MTC: A Main Time Control will be set up at the end of each day. You must check in at or before your calculated arrival time (car zero plus your car number). We need to know you arrived safely. Car Zero Time will be shown in the routebook. Failure to check in at MTC will constitute a missed control penalty (300 points).
  3. There will be no technical inspection prior to this event. Proof of Insurance will be checked at registration per General Instructions B.3. Each vehicle will be provided car numbers that shall be attached to both sides of the vehicle.
  4. "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.
  5. Signs in quotes within the route instructions indicate the mileage was taken at the sign.
  6. Time Allowance Requests: A competitor may submit Time Allowance Requests to account for any and all delays encountered. A Time Allowance Request must be one of the following ten intervals (min:sec): 0:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, or 9:30. No other times will be granted except at the discretion of the rallymaster.
  7. 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 the earliest entry, as recorded on the RASC web site, will prevail. 
  8. All speed changes associated with "SPEED LIMIT" will be done at the official Speed Limit sign and NOT at the Speed Limit Ahead (or Reduce Speed Ahead) sign, unless specifically noted in a route instruction. (Likely appears only in Washington)
    Correct for CAST
    NOT for CAST
  9. Course Measurement: Measurement was performed in an all-wheel drive vehicle, using the left front wheel and a Timewise 797A.
  10. Calculations: All measurements were taken in 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.
  11. CZT: Car Zero Time, the time car zero left the instruction. As with other time calculations, this is truncated to a whole second. CZT may be provided in instructions to clarify rally time.
  12. Legal speeds are indicated in gray text in TRANSIT sections and are there for your reference. They are not to imply that there are timed sections or controls within a Transit.