Crashed delay Classic Adelaide
- 17th November 2006, 2:54pm
Newcastle driver Richard Woodward rolled his 1969 Monaro GTS about 500 metres from the end of the 7 km Coromandel Stage, severely damaging the classic Holden. Both he and co-driver David McCrow were shaken but reported to be OK.
The car was removed from the stage and transported back to the rally service park at Wayville Showgrounds were the crew is surveying the damage.
The crash delayed the stage for approximately 40 minutes, however only minutes after competition resumed the Porsche 944 S2 of Queenslander Russ Kempnich and Peter Burrey of NSW ploughed into the armco fencing approximately 2,7km into the Coromandel stage blocking the road and again bringing the stage to a halt.
The Porsche crew were taken to hospital for observation but are OK. Organisers neutralised the stage and transported all remaining crews to the next stage to get the rally back on schedule.
The cars of Rex Broadbent in a Porsche 911 and Jim Richards in a Porsche 944 continue to fight for the lead as they prepare to tackle stages on the return to Adelaide from Victor Harbour this afternoon.
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