Why rally driving in Perth is so special

Rally Driving in Perth Perth is one of the most unique places in the world for Rally Driving. Most people probably imagine white sandy beaches and blue waters of the Indian Ocean when they think about this side of the country. It is not how rally drivers think about Western Australia though. We think of…

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The story behind the 2018 WA Rally Calendar – Shaken and Stirred

The 2018 WA rally championship Why we have six rounds and not seven The Experts Cup The story actually begins with the Experts Cup rally in Collie. For most of the last 20 years or more, the Experts has run during winter. Using stages around Wellington dam, the catchment area drains well. This means that…

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Rally WA – The whole picture of rallying in WA

Rally WA Rally WA is the group name given to many car rally events around Western Australia. Commonly it is a tag used for the WA State Rally Championship and Clubman Rally Series. These two competitions are all gravel and comprise of six or more rounds. Individual events are run by not for profit Perth…

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How to win a Rally Championship – what it really takes

What does it take to win a rally championship? Sure rally driving is a lot of fun and a lot of people do it for the pure enjoyment. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. Some however discover their competitive side and want to win. The answer starts with a question. “Do you want to win…

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2017 Darling 200 Rally – We won!

The event The Darling 200 rounded out the 2017 WA rally season. Based out of Jarrahdale we had six special stages and nearly 90km of competition to look forward to. Traditionally a 2WD only rally, 20 teams lined up for a warm and dusty event. Even by 9:00am the mercury was creeping up. The forecast…

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2017 Carringtons Safari Rally – Going hard and making History

The lead up On the Friday before this year’s Safari we wondered whether we’d have all of our team cars in the event. Brad and Roger had gone off the road and through the trees at Kirup four weeks earlier. The damage to the front of the WRX was considerable and the panel beater had…

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2017 MRF Tyres Boddington Rally

Round 3 WA Rally Championship On the June long weekend we headed to the mining town of Boddington for the MRF Tyres Boddington Rally. For round 3 of the championship, we took a five car team. There had been no rain on the lead up and even with the cool winter temps there was plenty…

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2017 Forest Rally – Thrills and Spills

In late April we took a team of six cars to seaside town of Busselton for round two of the WA Rally Championship. The Make Smoking History Forest Rally is the biggest event on the calendar, spanning nearly three days. It is a round of Australian Rally Championship which attracts some interstate teams as well.…

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2016 Darling 200 Rally – Causing an upset in the Clubman Cup!

The final rally of 2016 was the decider of the Clubman Cup series and an all two wheel drive affair.  Known for its slippery surface and narrow roads, the Darling 200 was based in Jarrahdale to the southeast of Perth. Last year the rally had seen temperatures of 39°, this year the weather dawned cool…

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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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