Press Release

Contact: Paul Westwick
Tel:, (604) 682-3296
Ken Kwong
Tel: (604) 808-0536
Date: May 9, 2002


New Title Sponsor for 2002 BC Rally Championship

VANCOUVER, BC - The West Coast Rally Association (WCRA) is pleased to announce the offering of a contingency program from Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc. for all remaining regional rallies in 2002. Through their partnership in this program, WCRA and Yokohama hope to increase awareness of rallying in BC and to promote Yokohama's quality products.

Yokohama is well-known to motorists in British Columbia as a provider of high quality passenger car and light truck tires. For over 80 years, Yokohama has been a world leader in the development of outstanding tire designs and technology that give drivers better control on the road.

"We are very happy to partner with Yokohama in bringing their support of rallying to competitors in British Columbia," said WCRA president Ken Kwong. "They have a demonstrated interest in promoting all levels of the sport and with their help we plan on delivering exciting rally events for both competitors and spectators alike."

The 2002 Yokohama BC Rally Series contingency awards program is designed to reward successful rally competitors with prizes of these coveted tires. There are built-in incentives for competitors to attend multiple events and to try for the top spots in the finishing order. In the end, of course, it will be the challenge of rallying that settles who gets to drive home with new tires! Complete details are available on the WCRA website at


For information on this program, contact Ken Kwong, President WCRA at
(604) 808-0536
For information on Yokohama Tires, go to
For information on Rallying in BC, go to

Eligible entries:
- Members of WCRA who carry suitable Yokohama Tires decal(s)
- All decals will be provided by event organizers or can be obtained by
calling Ken Kwong at (604) 808-0536

Eligible events (see list below):
- BC Regional Performance Rally Championship events presented by WCRA
- BC Regional TSD Rally Championship events presented by WCRA
- BC Rally-Cross events presented by WCRA

Eligible classes:
- Performance Rally : Open, Group2, P4/N4, P3/N3, P2/N2 and P1/N1 as
defined in the CARS General Competition Rules and Regulations.
- TSD Rally: Unlimited, Calculator, Paper, Historic or Novice as defined
in the BC Region TSD Rules.
- Rallycross: Open, Group2, Production GT and Production as defined in
BC Rallycross event Supplementary Regulations.

Awards - Per event:
1st Overall 2 Yokohama tires
1st in Class $150.00 Rebate Certificate towards Yokohama tires
Random Draw $100.00 Rebate Certificate towards Yokohama tires
Period: - 2002 Season
Registration: - administered by the organizer of each event
Claims: - contact Bill Westhead, WCRA (604) 258-2758

2002 Yokohama BC Rally Series

BC Regional Performance Rally Championship

Pacific Forest Rally: June 7th-8th, Merritt
Mountain Trials Rally: October 5th, Cache Creek

BC Regional TSD Rally Championship
Heart of Darkness Rally: April 13th-14th, Hope/Merritt
Gold Digger Rally: July 20th-21st, Whistler/Pemberton
Totem Rally: November 16th-17th, Merritt/Kelowna

WCRA Rallycross Series - Merritt Rally Challenge (MRC)
MRC #1: April 27th
MRC #2: June 9th
MRC #3: August 10th
MRC #4: October 6th
MRC #5: December 7th

Yokohama Tires - Now you've got control®

Bill Westhead
West Coast Rally Association

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