4WD Junior Challenge goes to Berry/Long
- 18th October 2012, 9:27am
After a mechanical issue caused Dane and his brother Nathan Berry (in the co-drivers seat) to crash out in the 2011 RAJC final, the team returned to Coffs Harbour this year. With a new car, new team members and one goal in mind, to win.
With two days of competition in the forest north of Coffs Harbour, Berry/Long battled for glory on the rough and fast Saturday stages and the long technical stages of Sunday with the SA teams of Rodda /Gleeson and Day/Glenney.
While the weather also chose to add it’s fair share of challenges with heavy rain on Sunday bringing the teams almost to walking pace as visibility was massively reduced, testing the crews confidence in their notes on the 30km Shipmans stage and how much they wanted the win. The Berry/Long pair showed their determination pushing through the rain to gain almost a 90 second lead over their competitors on that stage alone.
With a near faultless rally Berry and Long took a clear win by the end of Sundays special stages, taking the title as 2012 Australian 4WD Junior Champions. The pair now prepare for Rally Victoria in November where they will test themselves in the top class of the Bosch Australian Rally Championship.
Congratulations also go to Adam Casmiri and Sam Hill for winning the 2WD class of the 2012 RAJC.
Berry Brothers Motorsport would like to thank Mick Ryan and Rallyschool for providing an outstanding series for young teams to enter the Bosch Australian Rally Championship and show the great talent that the next generation has to offer.
Berry Brothers Motorsport would also like to thank their team partners, Brakes Direct, Baratec – Suspension by RS&SP, Form a Sign, Yarra Valley 4WD, Extreme Marquees and Castrol.
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