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Pacific Forest Rally
June 13 and 14, 2003
Merritt, BC, Canada[/b]
Round 5 of the Canadian Rally Championship presented by Yokohama

REMINDER: End of early registration / Fin de pré-inscription
Wednesday June 4 / Mercredi le 4 juin


Miscellaneous / Divers
Entry List - there are now 28 paid entries in hand with more expected to arrive in the next few days. This is the most entries at any event in BC since the early 1980's! A healthy spread of competitors from BC, Alberta, Washington and Oregon will face stiff competition from a few of the best eastern Canadian teams who have elected to make the journey westward. http://www.pacificforestrally.com/archives/2003/2003EntryList.htm

NEWS FLASH: Attention SCCA Competitors
PFR counts for full divisional points in the NWR-SCCA Championship; run to SCCA rules and restrictor size. See the SCCA Northwest Region Online rally news http://www.nwr-scca.org/rally/news.html

Organizers have reached an agreement with Globalstar Canada to showcase their satellite telecommunications technology at the Pacific Forest Rally. Competitors and fans can look forward to up-to-the-minute scoring and news thanks to this partnership. http://www.globalstar.ca/

Thanks to CJNL Radio Merritt, regular live radio updates will also occur throughout the day during the Pacific Forest Rally.

Entertain VIPs and take in the beauty of the Nicola Valley from the air via helicopter. Valley Helicopters will be on hand to offer short tours throughout the day on Saturday, June 14th. http://www.valleyhelicopters.ca/

Need a co-driver? Looking for a ride? Check the PFR website or send details of your situation to (dennis @ rallybc.com)

Accommodation Information / L'information de Logement
Some of the hotels have filled up, so we have added a new alternate. Please note that all hotels are approximately within one kilometer of eachother, making for easy access to rally H.Q. and the start location.


Best Western Nicola Inn
4025 Walters St. at Voght St. Merritt, BC
ph: 1-800-663-2830, ph: 250-378-4253 (contact Sue)
$65 + tax for single

Ramada Inn/Coquihalla Motor Inn
3571 Voght St. Merritt, BC V1K 1C5
Ph: 1-800-353-3571 ph: 250-378-3567 (Contact Anoop)
$80 + tax for double (2 Queen bed)
$70 + tax for single (1 Queen bed)

Days Inn Merritt
3350 Voght Street, Merritt, BC V1K 1C7
ph: 1-800-665-7117 ph: 250-378-2292
$45.00 + tax

Sportsman's Motel
3463 Voght St. Merritt, BC V1K 1C7
ph: (250) 378-2207
Fax: (250) 378-2426
$39.00 + tax for Single

Schedule (subject to change) / Horaire (sujet au changement)
Wednesday June 4 / Mercredi le 4 Juin
End of early registration / Fin de pré-inscription

Wednesday June 11 / Mercredi le 11 Juin
14:00-15:00 NEW: Press Conference (Shark Club - Vancouver)
Conférence de presse

19:00-22:00 NEW: Flat Out Over Crest!!!! Party
(Shark Club - Vancouver)

Friday June 13 / Vendredi le 13 Juin
13:00-15:00 Registration / Inscription
14:30-16:00 Shakedown Stage / Spéciale de pratique
17:00-19:00 Scrutineering / Inspection Technique (Merritt Arena)
17:00-19:00 Parc Exposé (Merritt Arena)
19:00-19:30 Mandatory meeting for all seed 5 & 6 teams
Caucus obligatoire pour toutes équipages de priorité 5 & 6
19:30-20:00 Drivers' meeting and introduction of officials
Caucus et présentation des officiels
20:00 Ceremonial Start / Départ Protocolaire
20:45 Parc Fermé (Merritt Arena)
21:00 Reception & Welcoming Party / Le Grand Party

Saturday June 14 / Samedi le 14 Juin
8:45-9:00 Service (Railyard Mall)
9:00 Start of Rally / Départ du Rallye
20:00 End of Rally / Fin du Rallye
20:30 Dinner and Awards / Banquet et remise des prix

Complete Supplementary Regulations can be found here

Organizers / Coordonnateurs
Paul Westwick
(604) 617-4132 e-mail/courriel (paul @ rallybc.com)

Ken Kwong
(604) 808-0536 e-mail/courriel (ken @ rallybc.com)

Additional Resources
Canadian Association of Rallysport http://www.rallycars.ca
West Coast Rally Association http://www.rallybc.com
Merritt/Nicola Valley Tourism http://www.nicolavalley.ca/welcome.htm
Merritt Chamber of Commerce http://merritt-chamber.bc.ca

2003 BC Rally Supporters
Subaru Canada http://www.subaru.ca
Yokohama Tire (Canada) http://www.yokohamatire.ca
Western Driver http://www.westerndriver.com
Total Autosport http://www.totalautosport.com
Driver's Edge Autosport http://www.ompwins.com
Rocket Rally http://www.rocketrally.com
Wilkinsons Automobilia http://www.eautomobilia.com

Bill Westhead
Communications & Media Relations
Communication & Publicité
2003 Pacific Forest Rally
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