Boaden wins Kumho award at Quit Forest Rally
- 22nd April 2010, 8:29am
The siblings from Wauchope on the NSW mid North Coast piloted their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8 through the two-day rally to secure the Premier League category and 11th outright.
It was Boaden's first outing on the Kumho control tyres and as a competitor in the premier league category for privateer runners he had to run hard compound tyres as well as pump standard unleaded fuel.
According to John Mills, Kumho's motorsport coordinator, Boaden and Cheers won the first Future Champions Award for their driving efforts and their determination and effort in travelling across the continent to compete in the WA round of the ARC.
"The Kumho Future Champions Award is about more than just outright results, it is about the grit and determination that is required to get to the top in rallying and Michael and Helen along with their team displayed that in trumps across the weekend in WA," said John Mills.
A multiple NSW State Rally Champion Michael Boaden is having his first tilt at the Australian Rally Championship and received eight new tyres for the next round of the series on home turf at Coffs Harbour in mid May as his prize for winning the Future Champions Award.
The proprietor of Wauchope Motors made a massive effort to travel more than 8000 kilometres to contest round two of the Australian Championship
"After such a tough weekend I am absolutely rapt to take out the Kumho Future Champions Award and the eight tyres will certainly help our efforts in this year's campaign," said Michael Boaden.
"To get eight free tyres heading into our home round at Coffs next month is a big boost to our campaign to win the Premier League category," said Michael.
"The Kumho tyres performed faultlessly over the weekend, they are very predictable and took everything we threw at them," he added.
The Kumho Future Champions Award has been designed to help ARC Premier League drivers to step up to the elite level and give them the encouragement and incentive to continue in what is a demanding and expensive sport.
The award is given to the Premier League team, which has shown the most professionalism, performance and potential to become future Australian Rally
As control tyre supplier, Kumho is putting its backing into the Australian Rally Championship with a reduction in the cost of tyres, encouragement awards and a significant rights fees going to the sport, Kumho's commitment to rallying is by far the largest commercial backing for the sport this year.
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