The 2012 instalment of The Trail of the Gnu is now in the books. We are happy to announce all 20 cars that started the rally finished, though some finished quite differently than expected and or hoped. The detailed results can be seen here
Congrats to Taisto Heinonen and Leanne Junnila for taking the top spot with just 36 points. Great job by a great team.
Anyone who was there could tell you what a mixed bag of conditions there were. Dry gravel, mud, snow, crazy ice and some large water splashes thrown in for good measure, and that could be all in a 5km stretch. From what I heard from talking to people last night at the banquet / awards. It sounded like everyone have a great, yet challenging time. Some even creating their own extra entertainment on the nearly 500km route we created in the back country in and around Rocky Mountain House.
We would like to say thanks for all coming out to our TSD Rally this year. It is really encouraging to keep seeing the regulars trying again at the Gnu but just as exciting are all the new faces that show up every year. This event is round one of the RallyWest TSD championship and round two of the BC TSD Rally Championship, please go and support the other events put on by the CSCC, ERC and WCRA
Last but not least is our volunteers, they deserve a huge thank you from us and all the competitors. Without them you would have had scoring from maybe two checkpoints and still waiting for the scoring to be complete.
Carl Barrell and Adam Cless for those of you who were lucky enough to meet them with their tow rope and truck as the sweep vehicle, you may still be out there.
Kurt Schantz for adding up, subtracting, fixing up, tearing down reconstructing all of the scores to give a final result that makes sense.
Alex Schubel for being the steward of the event. Having someone there to make the final call on any issue was more valuable than we ever thought imaginable
To our Checkpointers who drove around finding the locations that were given to them in areas that were completly foreign to them, Dan Bobyn, Graham Bruce, Mark Ward, Shawn Bishop, Jaclyn Schofield along with Kurt, Carl and Adam doing double duties. With out these people there would have been a rally with no scoring.
See you all next year.
Kris & Eric