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The GCTMC Inc. is again conducting the iconic Border Ranges Rally from the 8th to the 11th August but with big changes from last year.

It will encompass all the Championships and State Awards imbedded within the Queensland Rally Championship; and the Hankook Tyres QLD Unrestricted Rally Championship. It will also be the last round of the Webstor East Coast Classic Rally Challenge. The 2012 BRR saw the biggest field of BDA / BGD Ford Escorts ever entered in Australia and the organisers are looking to make this year’s event even more spectacular with an expected big entry of Classics in the sixty car field.

The schedule for 2013 will see the event conducted over four days and now based in the northern NSW township of Kyogle. Thursday 8th will be an optional Media Day and Friday 9th is reconnaissance. Friday night there will be a Super Special where the crews will go head to head around the Kyogle Showgrounds. Saturday 10th the rally will be based at the Woodenbong Showgrounds and compete on the stages similar to previous years but now with a tarmac spectator point right in the township of Urbenville. Early evening the famous Woodenbong township tarmac spectator point and double run up the hill completes Saturday’s activities. Sunday the rally will be based in Kyogle and run over stages from the 2009 WRC and pass twice through the famous Hillyards spectator point. The finish presentation party will follow in Kyogle early Sunday afternoon.
 
The premise is to conduct an event that is competitor, spectator and official’s friendly. Reconnaissance will offer a ‘shot-gun start’ so competitors can either begin in Woodenbong as they travel down from the north, or Kyogle if they are heading up from the south. Crews can trailer their car the short runs to and from Woodenbong to Kyogle during the event (no overnight parc fermes); so they can elect to stay in either Woodenbong or Kyogle.
 
All the stages are fast gravel shire roads (except for the tarmac spectator sections) run in loops passing through the Service Parks which are located in the Woodenbong and Kyogle Showgrounds; thus minimising transport distances. Total competitive distance is approximately 140km.

There is a full range of accommodation available in the region including camping at both the Kyogle and Woodenbong Showgrounds, and the Luveka 4WD Park near Urbenville.
 
The organisers need help in running this event so if you are not running please consider lending a hand. There are a multitude of jobs available including SOS points, driveway, road block and spectator marshals (all located on the course), control, regroup and service park officials; so please contact ‘JT’ the officials co-ordinator and offer your assistance: John Truskinger on 0407656044  jptruskinger@gmail.com

The GCTMC is a non-profit club and has been conducting rallies for over 35 years. It has a highly respected name in rally circles and is professional in its approach to motor sport.
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