Eureka Rally now just five weeks away
- 8th February 2017, 4:37am
The route for the upcoming Eureka Rally, the opening round of the Australian Rally Championship, will include 16 special stages with a total competitive distance of 223.82km.
To be based in the Victorian goldfields city of Ballarat, the two-day Eureka Rally will see four stages run twice each on Saturday.
The longest of these stages is the 23.43km Lerderderg test, in a total Heat 1 competitive distance of 127.04km. The 20.47km Paradise test will also keep crews on their toes.
On Sunday, a further eight stages will be run - four stages held twice - although the competitive distance is just 96.78km. The longest stage of the day is the 14.77km Ross Creek stage.
A shakedown and VIP ride day will be held on Friday, March 17.
The entry fee for Australian Rally Championship event is $1500, with Victorian Rally Championship competitors paying $900.
The 2017 Eureka Rally will count towards the following;
2017 Australian Rally Championship
2017 2WD Australian Rally Championship
2017 Australian Rally Manufacturers Championship
2017 Australian 2WD Classic Rally Challenge
2017 Australian 4WD Classic Rally Challenge
2017 Focus On Furniture and Bedding Victorian Rally Championship
2017 Focus On Furniture and Bedding 2WD Victorian Rally Championship
2017 Victorian Rally Championship Clubman Award
2017 Victorian Rally Championship Novice Award
2017 Victorian OurAuto Excel Rally Series
2017 Victorian Fiesta Rally Series
2017 Victorian Noted Series
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