Sirius Rally Team

Getting 'Sirius' about Rallying

Sirius Team Members Begin 2008 Hard at Work

alcanThe Alcan5000 is less than six weeks away, and the Sirius team has shifted its preparations into high gear. August has been pouring over maps, and practicing some winter driving during work trips near Stewart, BC. Gord has been working hard on the rex, checking everything over, replacing the light bar, and securing the new roof box. A suspension upgrade and final decisions regarding wheels and tires are next on the list.

The team will be meeting this weekend to make final class and route choices. All the wiring and electrical device modification will be done, and we are expecting the tracking unit this week. We’re also planning on putting in a big snow day at Whistler, as a ‘cold weather training’ exercise.

We have been keeping up to date on the conditions in the North. The highway just east of Stewart BC has already been closed once because of avalanche danger, and the average high temperature for the week in Tuktoyaktuk is -25 degrees C.

The first event of the 2008 season will be the WCRA IceX, taking place on January 20th. The icy track will be a good test of the car upgrades, and a great chance for the team to practice winter driving skills.

Thanks to the Coquitlam Rack Attack for our brand new Yakima Skybox!


January 8, 2008 - Posted by | 2008 Winter Alcan 5000

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