ECRC-CREC winners at the Ledwidge Lookoff Rally

ECRC-CREC winners at the Ledwidge Lookoff Rally

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018


 Jonathan Conrad and Tim Dine Take Victory in Nova Scotia

August 13, 2018.- The Ledwidge Lookoff Rally, fifth of eight rounds in the 2018 Eastern Canadian Rally Championship (ECRC), presented by Halifax’s Steele Subaru and held in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, saw Jonathan Conrad and co-driver Tim Dine take home the victory in their Subaru WRX STI.

This was the first win for Conrad, after a nice battle with Max Méconse and Daphne Sleigh, who led for the first half of the event.  Also in a Subaru WRX STI and entered in the Production 4 wheel drive class, Méconse/Sleigh finished only 39 seconds behind their rivals.  Dust was a factor on the competitive stages in the second half of the rally, causing visibility issues for all but the first car on the road.

The podium was completed by Stan Hartling, of Turks and Caicos, co-driven by Andy Proudfoot, of Newfoundland, also in a Production 4WD Subaru, as well as Nova Scotians Cal Vandaalen/Meg Grandmaison, who challenged for third place throughout the rally.  Ian Pearce/Gordon Sleigh (Subaru Production 4WD Class) rounded out the Top 5.

In two wheel drive class, victory went to Michael Romaniuk and Martin Maunder in a Volkswagen Golf GTI, who were competing at their very first rally and finished in sixth overall, ahead of the only team entered in Open 4 wheel drive, Sam Hartling/Mal Swann (Subaru WRX STI).

In addition to being able to follow along with the teams in the service area and at the headquarters at the Walton Fire Department, fans in attendance at the only ECRC event held in the Maritimes were treated to a special “spectator zone” in Dartmouth on Saturday, thanks to Conrad Bros. Ltd. Four competitive stages were held in a confined private area before the competitors contested the remainder of the rally on Ledwidge Lumber Company gravel roads on Sunday.

The next outing for the ECRC will the place in Quebec for the traditional Rallye Défi, based in Montpellier in the Outaouais region of Quebec.  This event spans three days on September 6th, 7th, and 8th (with the ERCR portion being held on the Saturday)

The Eastern Canada Rally Championship (ECRC) consists of eight events, dispersed between Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritime provinces.  For more information, please visit the website :

  2018 ECRC Calendar

Date Event City (Province) / Club 2018 Winners
February 3 Rallye Perce-Neige

Maniwaki (Québec)

Club Rallye Perce-Neige

Overall : André Leblanc & René Leblanc

2WD : Mathieu Leblanc & Éric Dubé

May 5 Lanark Highlands Forest Rally

McDonalds Corners (Ontario)

Motor Sport Club of Ottawa

Overall :  J.S.Besner & M.A.Lamontagne

2WD :  P.Benoît & J.Desgroseillers

June 30 &

July 1

Rallye Baie-des-Chaleurs

New-Richmond (Québec)

Club Rallye Auto  Baie-des-Chaleurs

Overall :  J.S.Besner & Yvan Joyal

2WD : Mathieu Leblanc & Éric Dubé

July 14 Black Bear Rally

Gilmour (Ontario)

Maple Leaf Rally Club

Overall : Sébastien Clark & Yanick Marin

2WD : Patrick Cyr &  Daniel Cyr

August 11 – 12 Ledwidge Lookoff Rally

Dartmouth (Nova Scotia)

Bluenose Autosport Club

Overall :  Jonathan Conrad & Tim Dine

2WD : Michael Romaniuk & Martin Maunder

September 7-8 Rallye Défi

Montpellier (Québec)

Club Autos Sport Défi

October 19-20 Rallye Charlevoix

Clermont (Québec)

Club Rallye de Charlevoix

November 24 Tall Pines Rally

Bancroft (Ontario)

Maple Leaf Rally Club

Photo credit to be given to : © Photo Paul Delaney



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