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Brinkman takes out Coffs Coast Rallysprint as Quinn watches on

Glen Brinkman slides his Lancer Evo to victory in the Coffs Coast Rallysprint. Photos: Bruce Thomas

Glen Brinkman drove fast and consistently, winning the Coffs Coast Rallysprint by 11 seconds in his Mitsubishi Lancer Evo.

He and co-driver Harvey Smith finished ahead of (near!) veteran Wayne Hoy in a Subaru, who was then nine seconds ahead of his son Clayton (Lancer Evo).

Fourth spot went to Steve Arthur in his first outing in the ex-Nathan Quinn Lancer Evo IX, a creditable drive.

Real life partners, Bruce McDougall and Kellie Pearce, were sixth and first two-wheel drive in their diminutive Daihatsu Charade, punching well above its weight.

Wayne Hoy

Wayne Hoy, Subaru WRX.

Local Australian Rally Champion, Nathan Quinn, donated $500 to help the first three placegetters make it home after a big day in the forest.

The event included three traverses of the stage in the morning, followed by three in the opposite direction in the afternoon.

Held in Newry State Forest near Urunga, the roads were dry and dusty with a good firm surface underneath. The humidity and mozzies were a killer!

There were 14 entrants and only one DNF, Mick Ellis in his well performing Commodore, which said ‘hello’ to a stump on the side of the road. No injuries thankfully.

  • Report: Bruce Thomas
Clayton Hoy, Lancer Evo.

Clayton Hoy, Lancer Evo.

Steve Arthur, Lancer Evo.

Steve Arthur, Lancer Evo.


Elfyn Evans is looking for more consistency in the second half of the WRC season

Making up for his misfortune here last year, Belgian driver Thierry Neuville won the two-day Renties Ypres Rally at the wheel of a Hyundai i20 R5.

Brendan Reeves and Rhianon Gelsomino have had a tough introduction to rallying in New Zealand’s South Island.


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