Pacific Forest Rally: Zedrils
The Zedrils are on the stages at pacific forest as I type this. I know this because I’m tracking them like a seasoned-stalker. They are using APRS which uses amateur radios to report positioning to a Java applet.
Once you click there, you’ll want to go into the “preferences” section and set the timezone. There will be dead spots, but, the Zedril’s location will be updated whenever there is a significant change in speed or direction and are within 100km of a repeater/tower.
The Zedrils have typically only given this information to family and friends, but they agreed to share it with us so we could track their progress through-out the weekend and share it with the rally community.
the rally community is like family anyway, so, please post the tracking on terrafirmaclothing.com, I’m sure a lot of people will find it cool
We’d have to agree. I’m sure teams use APRS to monitor their drivers, but as far as I know, there isn’t a team that made it public. That’s just awesome.
In regards to the conditions, the Zedrils had the following to say:
“As for PFR (Pacific Forest Rally), the weather is going to be nasty and we’ve taken every single tire we own…Nokian ice tires, A034 snow tires, soft gravels, hard gravels, etc.”
The Zedrils said they are planning to push hard right from the start (as long as traction is there) and gain a lead right away, similar to what they did at Defi. However, for this event, they said they have no choice but to push.
Zedril Rally Sport basically has the Group2 title wrapped-up; however, it’s the 2wd national championship that is up for grabs. It gets a little confusing here, so bare with us. The Zedril’s DNF at Rocky really hurt their title chase because only 2 events from the East and 2 events from thehowever, it’s the 2wd national championship that is up for grabs West count towards the 2wd championship and seeing they DNF’d Rocky (and only earned 1-point at the event), PFR will be the only real western point scoring event for Zedril Rally Sport. In a nutshell, Jan & Jody HAVE to finish 1st or 2nd in 2wd and Eric/Leanne have to finish behind them. Assuming we’re correct on our math, if Zedrils finish 2nd and Eric/Leanne finish 3rd, there will be a tie in points; however, the Zedril’s will win based on the number of wins they have compiled…that is, unless Eric/Leanne decide to go to Tall Pines, which, they’ve already stated they will not be attending. Although they are the only other team that can grab the title away from the Zedrils, the competition will be intense with Zebe/Tomasz and their G5 monster, and also Gord Olsen who is a previous Group2 champion himself.