2016 Carringtons Safari Rally deciding the state championship

Weather and format In stark contrast to 2015 when the weather was hot and dry, this year’s Carrington’s Safari Rally started out with rain and strong winds. Using similar roads to last year, the event comprised of three forest stages and a short spectator stage totalling 59km. The service park and HQ were based in…

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Mud & Muddier – 2016 Kirup Stages Rally

Kirup Stages rally 2016 In the last couple of years the Lewana Stages rally has been extremely wet and muddy. The conditions  presented a decent challenge for competitors, organisers and officials. For this year’s championship the Ascot Motor Club opted to change the date to September. In the process they also renamed the rally to…

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Ten types of Motorsport and what you need to compete

I want to go Racing, Help! The details below are general only. Individual organisers can impose extra conditions to those listed below. CAMS may also change entry requirements and standards. Supplementary regulations are issued for each event with entry forms and contain details of when, where, how much and any extra conditions. If in doubt,…

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Racing in the dark – Twilight Khanacross

In late August we ran the last of our khanacrosses for the year, this time a twilight event. Originally with a field of 20 drivers, two did not start. One driver had mechanical troubles and another had to bow out due to illness. Wet Racing & Mud The winter rains had limited the choices of…

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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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