RallyVent 2016 – A weekend of camping & racing for Venturers

In early August we ran the second of our Venturer Motorsport events for the year. RallyVent attracted 40 drivers from nine different Venturer Units from Perth and the southwest. Some teams were returning whilst two new units entered, keen to get in on the fun. As everyone arrived and set up camp on Friday night…

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Slippery when wet! – July Khanacross

Despite the winter date, our Khanacross at the end of the July dawned as a clear Sunday morning. Similar to our June event, rain was forecast. Heavy weather had hit Perth on Saturday evening however we hadn’t received any. Training to be a clerk of course, Neil Trethowen took over the reins for our third…

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How Motorsport helps the environment

When we bought our venue in 2010, we were faced with a lot of issues to deal with. The 100 or so year old farm had been victim to much human activity, not all of it good. Before we bought the farm we knew the property had salt issues and roughly one third was not…

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How to become a Rally Driver Part 6 – Buying a used rally car

How do you go about finding a used rally car? You want a good one and not something that should be sent to the scrap heap. -To be fair, we have rescued a few lately! Don’t know what type of car to buy as your first? Click Here for Part 5. Rally cars have to…

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Experts Cup Rally 2016

On the first weekend in July we took the trek to the coal mining town of Collie, approx 200km southwest of Perth for the Experts Cup rally. The rally uses stages very close to the irrigation only Wellington Dam which is fed by the Collie River. Those same areas are also used by the Forestry…

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How to become a Rally Driver – Part 5. Choosing a rally car!

Front wheel drive rally car Toyota Corolla

If you’ve followed along in the first four episodes, you’ll have some idea about rallying. You may have sorted yourself a co-driver too. Now we’re at the pointy end of thinking about buying a car. Type of Car Many people who get into rally buy the car first and worry about the rest later. That approach…

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Big field for our June Khanacross!

A week after our trip south to the MRF Tyres Boddington Rally, we were back at our venue running a Khanacross. With the winter rain arriving, puddles lay here and there around our venue.  We tried to set tests using tracks that at least avoided some of the water. The forecast showed rain on the horizon,…

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The brand new MRF Tyres Boddington Rally 2016

On the June long weekend we tackled our third state championship rally in 45 days. Round three of the Onslow Contracting WA State Rally championship, the MRF Tyres Boddington Rally was a brand new event. Whilst the town was no stranger to rallying, previous events had always been run in the Bunnings tree plantation 25km…

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Action & Drama at the 2016 Karri Rally

The second rally in this year’s 2016 Onslow Contracting WA Rally Championship again took us south just three weeks after the Quit Forest Rally. A direct replacement for the Donnelly Rally, the Trade Hire Karri Rally was run out of Manjimup and to say the least, we had to work very hard to get all…

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Ventkhana 2016 – Epic Scout Motorsport!

The first two months of the WA State Rally championship are a little crazy for us. With three rallies to contest in 45 days, time is tight to turn everything around and there is little time to wind down from one event to the next. At the end of April, only four days after our…

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