Eli Evans wins as Monkhouse crashes in Rally SA
- 29th July 2012, 4:50pm
The final day of Scouts Rally SA had a sting in its tail with leading contender Jack Monkhouse seeing his challenge on the works Honda and Mazda teams in the Two Wheel Drive Championship come to an end on a particularly slippery piece of forestry track.
The South Australian driver ran wide and hit a tree, putting an end to his challenge.
With Monkhouse out of the rally, the front running was left to Eli Evans in the works Honda Jazz G2, who powered his way to the lead in the two wheel drive category to come home ahead of the all new Mazda of his brother, and four times champion, Simon Evans.
Evans' Honda team mate, Mark Pedder, brought the other Jazz home in third place in the two wheel drives, with a fast and consistent drive.
NSW driver, Michael Boaden, has raced clear in the Australian Four Wheel Drive Rally Championship with a dominant all-the-way win in his Mitsubishi Evo 9.
Boaden showed a clean pair of heels to WA young gun, Nick Box, in a similar Evo 9, while Queenslander, Steve Shepheard, brought his newer Evo 10 machine home in third place after a tough weekend in the slippery forests.
The Championship now moves on to round five at Coffs Harbour in NSW on October 12 and 13.
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