DSA Rally Team ready for Tassie opener
- 12th June 2009, 3:13pm
On Saturday June 13, Mark Butcher and the DSA Rally Team will be in Hobart for round 1 of the Tasmanian Rally Series. The Styx Valley Rally will see teams from all over Tassie and some Melbourne drivers coming together to see who is the quickest on the fast gravel roads West of Hobart.
The DSA Rally Team are excited about the opportunity to compete after a few months away from gravel rallying. New co-driver Jess Nicholson from Sydney has flown down specifically for the event and is slowly adjusting to the cooler weather.
Service Crew Manager James Heinrich has been working flat out for several weeks preparing the car for the season. A new turbo and engine should give the team a bit more get up and go and many other components have been rebuilt to minimise mechanical gremlins.
"The car feels great! We are very happy with the new engine and turbo and I really think we are now in a position to pick up some results. Without the help of James and Subaru Australia it would be difficult to even make the start line - so many thanks to all the supporters of the team who have assisted so far" said Butcher.
The Styx Valley Rally starts on the Esplanade in New Norfolk â€“ about 20 minutes from Hobart - on Saturday at 9.00am, so come on down and meet some of the teams and check out the cars.
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