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Tasmanian Kelly “Hooch” Hunt is a bit of a local legend down on the Apple Isle.

Here’s his profile:

Name: Kelly “Hooch” Hunt

Age: 34

How long have you been involved in rallying?
Over 5 years

What was your first event?
Me, Byron, Matt Woodhouse and the Sprent Pines!!

What was your first car?  
XP Falcon wagon... Rally around the forests on Saturday, fix on Sunday and off to work on Monday.

What is your current car?
Lancer Hatch / Plymouth Fire Arrow

Driver or Navigator? Driver

How did you get started in rallying?
I was encouraged into the sport by my mates.

What are you best results so far?
A couple of state titles in P2 and P3 in an under-rated vehicle. However, taking time out of Leroy Marshall in his wild Datto 200B, in his own back yard, over 17 kays will do me just fine!!!

What is your favourite rally?
Hellyer Rally Tasmania.

What’s the biggest crash you’ve had?
Loosing Jason White’s Nissan Vanette on the roundabout at the Hobart airport. It was wet and I was trying to hold off a late model Commodore. Things went large in a real hurry and to this day I have no idea how I went down the embankment, sideways and backwards, and did not roll.

What are your aims in rallying?
Fossicking and competing for the long run

Who are your sponsors?
DC Shoes
Abela Auto electrics
All about Autos
Joinery Products
City Bike Centre
Forth Bridge Hotel
Pivot Pegz

Who do you admire most in Australian rallying?
Jason White. He is a rare talent, a rare human and a great mate.


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