Entry list for 2014 Rally Victoria released
- 2nd November 2014, 10:03pm
The full entry list for the final Round of the 2014 East Coast Bullbars Australian Rally Championship has been released, with the outright two-wheel drive rally cars present in full force, a total of fourteen drivers vying for victory.
Click here for the full entry list (PDF).
While all attention will be on the battle for the Australian Championship between Scott Pedder (Renault Clio) and Brendan Reeves (Mazda2), the return of Eli Evans (Honda Civic Type R) will add some extra spice to the clash.
Local driver Glen Raymond, making his first appearance for the year, lives in the township of Warragul that hosts that rally and will be determined to push the front running trio in his rear-wheel drive Mazda RX7.
The Citroen duo of Adrian Coppin and Tony Sullens will resume their battle for third in the Championship, Coppin currently holding the lead in the race by just 38 points.
Steve Mackenzie and Alan Roe both line up in their respective Ford’s. Mackenzie was boosted by the debut performance of his G2-spec Fiesta ST at Rally Australia, and will be looking forward to his home rally, while Roe missed the last Round to continue development of his Focus ST.
Mick Patton returns to uphold honours for VW, while Junior combatants Guy Tyler and Tom Ryan will go head to head.
Strong interest in the ECB 4WD National Rally Series between Subaru and Mitsubishi drivers, will be given a shake up with Mark Pedder making his first start for the year in a Volkswagen Polo Super 2000.
In the twelve competitor strong field the fight for the category title will be fought out between leading duo Richie Dalton and Henry Nott, both in Mitsubishi’s, while 2011 Australian Rally Champion Justin Dowel marks his return in his Evo X Lancer.
Five cars line up for the Classic Rally Challenge, led away by newly crowned Champion Neal Bates (Toyota Celica), with local gun Grant Walker (Ford Escort) and New South Welshman Jeff David (Porsche 911) chasing him down.
While a further five drivers will battle for the Side-by-Side Rally Challenge, with Cody Crocker on course to claim his third straight title for Polaris against the hard-charging Can-Am of Michael Guest.
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