UBCSCC TSD rally series!

edited December 2013 in Other Motorsports
so you think you're a rally driver, eh? only thing holding you out of the wrc is you don't know who to phone... oh... and the multi million dollar car(s).

like all forms of motorsport there is an entry level rally event... and this winter ubcscc is pleased to be offering a tsd rally series!

what is a tsd rally? wikipedia says:
"TSD rallying (Time Speed Distance), is a form of motor sport usually conducted on public roads but sometimes including off-road and track sections. The object of these rallies is to maintain precise times and precise average speeds on various segments of a predefined route. Each team usually consists of an amateur driver and navigator. Teams usually start at fixed intervals creating a field that is spread along the route."

slow+ugly definition:
1) you will be given an instruction book by us.
2) you set a clock/stopwatch to our clock.
3) using your cars speedometer and odometer along with the clock you will follow the instructions given to you.
4) you will drive a predetermined route at specific speeds for certain distances as the instructions say.
5) along the way there will be checkpoints (we're not going to tell you locations) where we will check your time. you will be scored based on how early or late you are.

these events are a ton of fun! they test your driving skill, your ability to follow instruction, your ability to give instructions, and so much more... all inside the guidelines of the bc motor vehicle act! you will never do anything illegal on public roads. that's bad and you will be penalized.

details on events coming soon!
piston broke

Comments

  • edited November -1
    what do i do?
    we will announce the date, place and time. show up ready to have fun! bring your friends to help navigate. for a nominal fee ($10-15) you will be given a car number, route book, swag, etc... there may be a pre-reg on karello. we'll let you know.

    what is this route book going to say?
    i'm not gonna tell you exactly because that will ruin the surprise and fun. the instructions will be like the ones below. it makes little sense now, but once you're out at the rally it will be clear.

    650754304_QDaPt-L.jpg

    what do i need?
    1) a car! anything that can be driven on the road under normal conditions is cool. there is no rule against suv, mini van, school bus, semi... bring what you have!
    2) stopwatch with clock that can be set to ours. more accurate is better. i've seen people use wrist watches, but they don't often win!
    3) paper and pen. you're going to be making notes probably.

    what do i get?
    prizes, swag, hugs, love, etc will be event specific and a surprise. you may win a new car. you may win a candy bar.
    piston broke
  • edited November -1
    Cant wait to get this rolling. Should be a lot of fun and a nice test of my math skills.
    Alexander Wright
    Ex-UBCSCC President
    98 Honda Civic (SMF)/ 03 Honda S2000 (SSM)
  • edited November -1
    ahh, this brings me back to the good old days before i bought my car, and i would run these TSD in my moms minivan. almost won too.

    Maybe just 1 more thing to add. These are almost always done on public roads, and are not a race (ie. fastest there wins) The rules of the road must be obayed. The predetermined average speed that you are aiming for is AT OR BELOW THE LEGAL SPEED LIMIT.

    anyways, i cant wait!
    Norman Hayton -
    2014 Mustang GT in F Street
    1999 BMW 323i for Rallycross
    2011 FSP Canadian National Champion
    2017 FS Canadian National Champion
  • wonwon
    edited November -1
    Ah, the memories of driving through West van hills slipping and sliding over wet leaves while wiping the windshield with towels in a car with no A/C and a leaky roof...

    Definitely fun! People say what you drive doesn't matter at autox, well we know that's not exactly true. THIS is where it really doesn't matter what you drive. Norm's mom's minivan is certainly much better suited for a TSD rally than my old 911 for example.

    Also, start thinking about who your codriver/navigator is going to be. It's as competitive as any other motoring events but it's also a great social event, both in-car and during pre/post race, well, shenanigans.
    Won, ex-Exec
    83 911SC Targa
    05 R52S
    19 Mercedes A180d
  • edited November -1
    Sweet idea!
  • edited November -1
    Fran, Stephen, Jay. This will help you guys prep for the Targa with some extra practice navigating.
    Uncle Larry
    Team Ecurie Snoopy 1966-2013
    "r5,in 100 Crest jump flat flat flat out"
  • edited November -1
    My Bro and i will be down for this, could be a massive sibling dispute in the car tho lol

    Car: 07 Mustang GT
    Driver: Gab Aujla
    Navigator: Sukh Aujla
    Team Name: A&W
  • edited November -1
    Sukh_A wrote:
    My Bro and i will be down for this, could be a massive sibling dispute in the car tho lol

    Car: 07 Mustang GT
    Driver: Gab Aujla
    Navigator: Sukh Aujla
    Team Name: A&W
    The pre-reg link on karelo is open! Karelo!
    RCubed Photo
  • edited November -1
    What is a TSD? Well, doesn't really matter... because TOP GEAR did it!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDVIM-NMF54
    Mark Uhlmann, UBCSCC Ex-Pres
    BM #51: 2004 Stohr WF1
    STX #67: 2011 BMW 128i (sold 2019)
    DSP #67: 1997 BMW 328is (sold 2012)
  • edited November -1
    lol... that chick is NOT look like she wanted to be there.
    Aaron Witzke
    2010.2011 Exec Team Member
    90 Mazda Miata

    slow+ugly wrote:
    i forgot to add i cant drive worth a poop.
  • edited November -1
    I am still looking for a navigator or a driver guys! Count me in if you have any spot left
    Volkswagen 2000 Grand Touring Injected (GTI) 1.8T
    - AEM Silver Polished Cold Air Intake
    - Revo Stage 2 with Forge DT
    - 42 Draft Design Turbo Back Kit with Magnaflow Muffler.
  • edited November -1
    Is there going to be another for 2010?
    Uncle Larry
    Team Ecurie Snoopy 1966-2013
    "r5,in 100 Crest jump flat flat flat out"
  • edited November -1
    So Won and I and I'm guessing a few others are thinking about putting together one of these for the club. Is there still interest in a TSD rally?
    Uncle Larry
    Team Ecurie Snoopy 1966-2013
    "r5,in 100 Crest jump flat flat flat out"
  • edited November -1
    Yes yes yes yes :D
    Stephanie Lee
    01 Honda S2000 [STR]
    07 Honda Fit [STF]
    UBCSCC Director of Member Relations
    UBCSCC President
    Current: UBCSCC Advisor
  • edited November -1
    Yes yes!
  • edited November -1
    Emphatic YES
    James McLeod
    DS 97 Integra Type R
  • edited November -1
    Yes!
    If there will be at least two events I'll volunteer to work check points or recce for at least one, as long as I get to compete in the other(s)!
    85 Corolla gt-s HS
    95 Accord ST
    07 Altima STX, HS
  • edited November -1
    Won, looks like we'll have to recruit ourselves to setup or pace out an event layout.
    You up to it buddy?
    Uncle Larry
    Team Ecurie Snoopy 1966-2013
    "r5,in 100 Crest jump flat flat flat out"
  • wonwon
    edited November -1
    Let's do it.
    Won, ex-Exec
    83 911SC Targa
    05 R52S
    19 Mercedes A180d
  • edited November -1
    Reviving a dino thread!!

    Just wondering if anyone here is still participating in the TSD series? I am trying to join the upcoming Feb 2014 session but I can't find a registration form of any kind.
    (HS) 1994 Ford Escort LX
    (SMF) 1988 CRX (Sold)
    (SSM) 1991 Nissan Pulsar GTiR (Sold)
  • edited November -1
    there hasnt been a TSD host by UBCSCC in some time.
    there are TSD hosted by the west coast rally association (WCRA)
    Thunderbird is next in february. Signup wont be until january and will be at rallybc.com
    Norman Hayton -
    2014 Mustang GT in F Street
    1999 BMW 323i for Rallycross
    2011 FSP Canadian National Champion
    2017 FS Canadian National Champion
  • edited November -1
    Thank you!

    Yes I was aware UBCSCC hasn't hosted one in a while, but I saw a few drivers from here (like Larry) who participated in last month's TBird TSD. I'll watch for the regs in Jan.
    (HS) 1994 Ford Escort LX
    (SMF) 1988 CRX (Sold)
    (SSM) 1991 Nissan Pulsar GTiR (Sold)
  • edited November -1
    mikeY wrote:
    Thank you!

    Yes I was aware UBCSCC hasn't hosted one in a while, but I saw a few drivers from here (like Larry) who participated in last month's TBird TSD. I'll watch for the regs in Jan.

    Last year's Tbird was in Feb. Perhaps you meant Totem?
  • edited November -1
    Ah woops I was mistaken. I saw Larry's name In the 2013 tbird and Norman's entry in the big white event, which was the last event I looked at.
    (HS) 1994 Ford Escort LX
    (SMF) 1988 CRX (Sold)
    (SSM) 1991 Nissan Pulsar GTiR (Sold)
  • edited November -1
    anyways, we can still chat TSD.

    I recently bought some brand new Nokian Hakkapaliita 7 studded tires. I'm only going to use them for TSd and ice rally-x. I've got shitty snowtires for wearing down in the city. So, I'll be ready to rock for Thunderbird coming up in February.
    Norman Hayton -
    2014 Mustang GT in F Street
    1999 BMW 323i for Rallycross
    2011 FSP Canadian National Champion
    2017 FS Canadian National Champion
  • edited November -1
    I'm planning to run my beater stock escort in the Feb t-bird with an almost-new set of hankook I-pikes. Not the best combo ever, but it's my first try so nothing fancy yet.

    My escort is completely white, is it mandatory to deck it out with bright colors like ice racing events?
    (HS) 1994 Ford Escort LX
    (SMF) 1988 CRX (Sold)
    (SSM) 1991 Nissan Pulsar GTiR (Sold)
  • edited November -1
    mikeY wrote:
    I'm planning to run my beater stock escort in the Feb t-bird with an almost-new set of hankook I-pikes. Not the best combo ever, but it's my first try so nothing fancy yet.

    My escort is completely white, is it mandatory to deck it out with bright colors like ice racing events?

    You really really want a set of studded snow tires for running a TSD... My first rally driving on a set of unstudded Hankook I-pikes ended up with me off the road when I hit ice under the snow... Couple of earlier stages were pretty wild and close to going off when I patches of ice as well...
  • edited November -1
    studs are nice. but you'll be fine with near new tires.
    Only about half of the competitors have studded tires.
    just be aware that critical corners are usually very slippery. so just slow down before them.

    no decoration of the car needed. but T-bird has optional team prizes, so if you want to join a team, you do need to wear team stickers.
    Norman Hayton -
    2014 Mustang GT in F Street
    1999 BMW 323i for Rallycross
    2011 FSP Canadian National Champion
    2017 FS Canadian National Champion
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