Four times Classic Adelaide winner, Rex Broadbent, is poised for victory with the Porsche pilot extending his lead to just under 50 seconds on day four of the five day tarmac rally.

“A lot could still happen, we have to be perfect because if we aren’t there are guys like Jim (Richards) and Nick (Streckeisen) ready to pounce,” said rally leader, Rex Broadbent.

“We have been in this position before and both Rex and I realise what can happen if you are not on your game on the final day,” said Michael Goedheer, co-driver to Rex Broadbent. 

Ready to pounce on any Broadbent mistake is South Australian Nick Streckeisen in his Porsche 944 Turbo Cup now placed second ahead of seven time Bathurst 1000 winner Jim Richards, also in a 944 Turbo Cup who is six seconds adrift of Streckeisen in third.

Streckeisen, who has been placed in the top five throughout most of the rally, has taken a quick grasp of second place with consistent performances and some impressive times on today’s special stages.

“We are really stoked with that result, to be in that position after four days is fantastic, we just have to stay out of trouble tomorrow and push for a good result,” said second placed Nick Streckeisen.

“Guys like Jim (Richards) and Bill (Pye) are right on our tale and they will be pushing hard for a better results tomorrow, we just have to be consistent like we have been for the whole rally,” added Streckeisen.

Bread baker Bill Pye has been forced to pick up the crumbs dropping two spots today to be placed fourth in his Porsche 911 RS, only five seconds behind Jim Richards.

Yet another Porsche of South Australian Kevin Weeks has grabbed back lost time from day one to be placed fifth heading into the last day of special stages. 

The final day off the 2006 Classic Adelaide will see the competition winding its way back through the Adelaide Hills with special stages in Montacute, Echunga, Strathalbyn and lunch at McLaren Vale.

The finish of the rally will be in the centre of Adelaide in Hutt Street with the victor’s celebration and a chance for spectators to see their favourite machines one last time.

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