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Leigh Hynes has jumped from fourth to second on the WA Rally Championship (WARC) points table after winning the Trade Hire Donnelly Rally.
The event was contested over 150 kilometres of fast roads around the Donnelly Mill near Bridgetown on Saturday.
Busselton-based Hynes was fastest over the first six stages in his Subaru WRX but he said the event was ‘hard work’ for him and his team from the get go after they made the wrong tyre choice.SP_READ_MORE
WA’s Tom Wilde is set to make his presence felt when he heads to Adelaide for round three of the East Coast Bullbars Australian Rally Championship (ARC), the Scouts Rally SA on May 24 to 26.
The Renault Clio R3 driver is currently third on the ARC leader board with 106 points after notching up a fifth place in round one of the ARC (Canberra’s National Capital Rally) and a third place in round two (WA’s Quit Forest Rally).
Wilde said he was thrilled with his position and believed he and veteran co-driver Bill Hayes, competing together for the first time this year, made an ideal partnership.SP_READ_MORE
Trade Hire Donnelly Rally – Saturday May 18
Top WA rally driver Tom Wilde will compete in Saturday’s Trade Hire Donnelly Rally.
But he won’t be driving.
Instead, Wilde will be a co-driver for the first time ever after offering to sit alongside Nick Clements in the Clubman Cup field.SP_READ_MORE
Leigh Hynes will come out full throttle when round two of the WA Rally Championship (WARC), the Trade Hire Donnelly Rally, kicks off on Saturday.
Hynes won the event last year and said: “I love the high speed roads and there's plenty of room to throw the car around even off the road a little here and there.”
The rally will be contested over 150 kilometres of fast and narrow roads around the Donnelly Mill, not far from Bridgetown.
It’s an opportunity for Hynes to grab valuable championship points after a less than perfect start to the season. The Subaru WRX driver is sitting in equal fourth position with 2012 WARC Champion Alex Stone.SP_READ_MORE
Scott Pedder and Dale Moscatt (Renault Clio R3) have won Heat Two of the Quit Forest Rally, the second round of the East Coast Bullbars Australian Rally Championship (ARC), however, the result wasn’t enough to take the event victory with Eli Evans and Glen Weston (Honda Jazz) taking back-to-back titles in Western Australia.
Pedder/Moscatt and Evans/Weston traded stage wins throughout the day and with two stages to go were tied for the lead on equal time. Pedder was able to race away with the Heat victory with two impressive stages to finish the event, but a first in Heat One and second in Heat Two was enough for Evans to take his eighth consecutive ARC event win.
“It’s a nice little milestone, eight in a row, but it’s not something you really think about as a driver, you don’t really even think a rally ahead it’s just the next corner, next stage,” Evans said.
Scott Pedder and Dale Moscatt (Renault Clio R3) have charged to the top of the time sheets with three stages left to run at the 2013 Quit Forest Rally, the second round of the East Coast Bullbars Australian Rally Championship (ARC).
Pedder/Moscatt and Heat One victor Eli Evans/Glen Weston (Honda Jazz) have traded stage wins throughout the day and the battle is sure to go down to the final stage.
While Pedder is leading the day, Evans will need to slip further down the timesheets if Pedder, a former Quit Forest Rally Champion, is to take victory at the event as the results from both days count towards the outright winner.
Local favourites Tom Wilde/Bill Hayes (Renault Clio R3) and the brother and sister combination of Brendan Reeves/Rhianon Smyth have also been trading places for third across the morning. Some difficulty for Reeves/Smyth on SS16 gave Wilde/Hayes some breathing room and they now hold third by more than one minute.
Eli Evans and Glen Weston (Honda Jazz) have won Heat One of the Quit Forest Rally, the second round of the East Coast Bullbars Australian Rally Championship (ARC), today.
Evans and Weston, who are the reigning ARC and Quit Forest Rally champions, finished the Heat with a 44.7second advantage over nearest rivals and local favourites Tom Wilde and Bill Hayes (Renault Clio R3).
A punctured tyre on the second forest stage of the day all but ruined Scott Pedder and Dale Moscatt’s (Renault Clio R3) chances of taking the Heat victory but they clawed their way back up the time sheets with some blistering times in the middle of the day to finish third.
“We had a great day, we stayed out of trouble, just kept it neat and the Honda Jazz was spot on as usual, didn’t miss a beat,” Evans said.
Eli Evans and Glen Weston (Honda Jazz) have opened up a comfortable lead midway through Heat One of the Quit Forest Rally, the second round of the East Coast Bullbars Australian Rally Championship (ARC).
Evans and Weston, who are the reigning ARC and Quit Forest Rally champions, extended their overnight lead from the opening stage this morning and will go into SS7 Kinky 2 with a 32.8 second advantage over nearest rivals Tom Wilde and Bill Hayes (Renault Clio R3).
Sitting in third is former Quit Forest Rally winner Scott Pedder, who has returned to the ARC in 2013, and his co-driver Dale Moscatt (Renault Clio R3). Pedder had a rocky start to the forest stages this morning suffering a puncture on SS4 Ferndale and losing more than 1 minute to Evans/Weston.
The 2013 Quit Forest Rally, round two of the East Coast Bullbars Australian Rally Championship (ARC), has got off to a flying start tonight with 61 crews contesting the Busselton Toyota Super Special Stage.
Reigning ARC and Quit Forest Rally champions, Eli Evans and Glen Weston (Honda Jazz) are in the lead following the two tarmac runs and will head into the plantation forests around Nannup with 2.9 second lead over their nearest rivals.
“We’re feeling relaxed and just enjoying ourselves out there. There is still a long way to go so we’re just taking it a stage at a time,” Eli Evans said
Evans/Weston were first on stage and quickest out of the blocks in the opening 2.16 kilometre stage followed by local favourite Tom Wilde and his co-driver Bill Hayes (Renault), with Will Orders and Toni Feaver (Nissan Silvia S13) in third.
The Pedders Power Stage has been completed and the stage is set for what is shaping up to be one of the most hotly contested Quit Forest Rally’s in recent history.
Reigning East Coast Bullbars Australian Rally Championship (ARC) and Quit Forest Rally champions Eli Evans and Glen Weston (Honda Jazz) were fastest around the 2.16 kilometre stage that was held on tarmac along the Busselton Foreshore this morning, however, the top three crews were separated by less than 1second.
In second position, less than 0.1second behind Evans was Brendan Reeves and Rhiannon Smyth (Mazda 2) who have returned to the ARC this year following several years competing overseas.
Scott Pedder, who has also returned to the Championship in 2013, and his co-driver Dale Moscatt (Renault Clio R3) were third fastest, 0.58seconds off Evans.
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Bulletin#2 released 3rd April 2013 at 19:00
The revamped two-wheel drive focused East Coast Bullbars Australian Rally Championship (ARC) is bringing motorsport talent home to race.
After competing in Europe for the last two years, Victorian Brendan Reeves is back on home soil, contesting this year’s championship in a Mazda 2. This week he is heading to Western Australia to improve his best efforts at Quit Forest Rally, which runs in Nannup and Busselton from April 5 to 7.
“My last time (at the Quit Forest Rally) wasn’t so good – I crashed on the last stage, so I’m looking forward to getting back and changing my opinion of the rally!” Reeves said
Please visit the Official Online home of the Quit Forest Rally to review Bulletin #1 and Communique #1 both released at 20:00 Monday 1st April 2013.SP_READ_MORE
A strong field of 18 competitors will contest the Moto category of the Quit Forest Rally, which runs in Busselton and Nannup in Western Australia from April 5 to 7.
First introduced to the event in 2010 – for those looking to gain experience in navigation cross-country moto rally events in the lead up to the Australasian Safari – the category now has a national entry list in its own right.
The course used by the Motos, and now the Side by Sides, is about 70 per cent of the East Coast Bullbars Australian Rally Championship course with the remaining 30 per cent consisting of tight, twisty, more technical off-road cut offs.
The 2013 West Australian Rally Championship (WARC) will begin with a bang at the Quit Forest Rally, starting on the shores of Busselton and winding through the forests of Nannup from April 5 to 7.
Alongside the national rally series and a number of supporting categories, the WARC field of 25 competitors will see locals vying to win what is the biggest event in the state championship.
According to Quit Forest Rally Clerk of Course Ross Tapper, there’s plenty of motivation for local crews, despite the attention that may be focused on the national entrants.
A star-studded field of 82 competitors will be in Western Australia for the Quit Forest Rally, the second round of the East Coast Bullbars Australian Rally Championship (ARC) next month.
From April 5 to 7, see the ARC cars – as well as a handful of other exciting categories – rev through the forests of Nannup and race the electric Busselton Toyota Super Special Stage under lights around the Busselton Foreshore.
Last year’s two-wheel drive event winner Eli Evans already leads the 2013 ARC championship after a strong run at the first round, but there’s a line of capable contenders in the field who will take this opportunity for points with both hands.
Further endorsing the success of the WA Clubman format, the Quit Forest Rally Clubman category looks set to be a sensational competition. The 14 entries are a balance of ultra-competitive crews from 2012, crews returning to the gravel scene and the arrival of several crews new to the sport.
With the Trade Hire crew of Matt Snaddon/Blake Thompson moving to 4WD, the flying Escort of Carl and Tracey Rattenbury are top seeds for the Forest. Seeded right behind them is the Datsun 1600 of Steve Vass/Ash Burton. “After securing Jagmobile of Welshpool as our new sponsor, we have undertaken an exhaustive rebuild and repaint of the Datsun.
Quit Forest Rally now has a new online home of www.quitforestrally.com.au. Have you checked it out yet?
The new website was built by the team at Fresh Look and is hosted on the Fresh Cloud.
Competitors, Officials, Spectators and even groupies can find everything QFR (Quit Forest Rally) as the new site quitforestrally.com.au. Some things of the things you will be able to find is
- Supplementary Regulations;
- Bulletins & Communiques;
- Latest News from the field and the event;
- All the video action, with dedicated YouTube footage.;
- Forms and regulations; and
- Links to important site and other information.
Remember, you can also be kept up to date via Facebook. Just like us on Facebook and you will get out Facebook news feed. Also, thanks to the team at Quit, if you like Quit Forest Rally on Facebook you could with a iPad or a 40” LCD TV.. Its so simple to enter!
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