Rally West

A Gnu PSA

 

  

We went out on Sunday for our final route check of the this years Trail of the Gnu. The conditions are really good, some may describe them as challenging. We would like to say fun and entertaining.

With that being said, we cannot stress enough the importance of having proper tires. Doubly important for our 2wd competitors. We would go as far and say for the 2wds is to pack some chains.

The conditions at the Gnu are notorious for changing in the final week leading up to the event. What we saw on Sunday can and most likely will change for this Saturday. Will it change for the better? For worse? Either is possible. And most likely both will happen.

On all the gravel roads it was 100% snow coverage. Some areas were quite deep. We had snow coming up over the hood. Some areas just a little, but deceiving. With what was revealed upon walk was a skating rink. Uphill. Check out the photos below.

So in a way this could be post could be looked at as a Trail of the Gnu Public Service Announcement. Come prepared. It will make your day far more enjoyable.

See you Saturday!

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-run photos and other news

Hey everyone. We had a really productive day out and around the area of the Gnu yesterday. The conditions so far this year are ideal. I would have to say 90% snow coverage on the gravel roads. Over that 90% it varies from icy to grippy to a little bit deeper. Today, March 3, much of southern Alberta, including the areas of the Gnu, are under a winter storm warning with upwards of 20cms of new snow. Check out the photos below from yesterday's pre-run.

Entries, Entries, Entries. Time to get those entries in. Entry form and the Supp Regs ( where you will find the answers to all your rally related questions) can be found here.

 

 

Time To Enter The 2013 Gnu

The time to enter the 2013 Trail of the Gnu has come, so start sending your entries in ASAP (link below).

Good news !!!  

With the feedback we received from both the competitors and Boston Pizza, we decided to go with the same format as last year. All the info for that is in the Supp Regs (link below)

 
As in previous years we have again secured a block of rooms at the traditional Rally HQ for the Gnu.
Best Western, Rocky Mountain House  All the info for booking the rooms are available in the Supp Regs (link below)
 
 
We are looking forward to seeing all of you again, and we are in full swing in creating a fun and challenging event for all.   

Entry Form And Supps

Hi Everyone. The long awaited entry form and supps are now here for you. Take note some of the changes for this years Trail of the Gnu. Like the pizza and salad buffet at the Boston Pizza. The food should be ready for you as you arrive. So after your long day of Gnu chasing you don't have to think of what you would like to order, just eat and wait for the results to be posted. 

If you are booking a hotel room for the night, we have a block of rooms set aside. When calling the the Best Western ,  1-866-303-3100  Use the code GTRAIL 

Watch for some pre-run photos after this weekend, as we go and check on what the Gnu has in store for all of us. Looking forward to seeing you all again. 

Kris and Eric