Because you’re never too old!
- 18th October 2007, 2:26pm
Queensland’s traditional end-of season event at Gallangowan is all about having fun, with the remote location providing a wonderful rally venue with super-competitive roads, and the old forestry community giving itself over to a tent city and an influx of hundreds of people for the weekend.
2007 is no different, except for the fact that this year the Gallangowan event will not be a round of the Queensland State Championship.
Instead it is a ‘Club’ rally with results to count towards the City Subaru Clubman Rally Series, the Silverstone Competition Tyres Gemini Series and the new Silverstone Competition Tyres Pocket Rocket series.
John Spencer from Goodyear Sumner Park has again enthusiastically stepped up to support this event – the ‘2007 Goodyear Sumner Park Rally’.
The Clerk of Course and his support team are no strangers to Gallangowan, and promise an event to remember.
David Nash takes the helm, ably supported by Neil Michel and Sheridan Hetherman – and together they will bring something different to the forest for competitors, officials, service crews and spectators.
CAMS has agreed to allow an increase in the competitive distance from the usual 80km to 100 kilometres of competitive distance, with minimal liaison distance overall. In addition, and very importantly, Schedule R cars will be allowed to enter and run.
The course includes approximately 100 kilometres of top quality rally roads with one stage at a challenging 36 kilometres in length. Somehow the team has managed to identify roads that will be new to some competitors, not having been used in about 10 years.
Unbelievably, the event has less than five kilometres of liaison distance and with central service and much of the action centred on the famous (infamous?) Gallangowan oval, the day promises to be a fantastic end-of-year event. Camping, showers and catering will be available on site.
The invitation for Schedule R cars may also allow some regular PRC competitors to experiment with their vehicles for this one-off end-of-year bash, or perhaps remove a restrictor to see what a car could be like with a bucket of extra horsepower. Intending competitors should make their own enquiries about limitations and eligibility.
Supplementary Regulations will be available soon from the Brisbane Sporting Car Club. Details can be found at the club’s website.
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