The upcoming Rally Victoria, the final Round of the Australian and Victorian Rally Championship, will see the best drivers in Australia contesting 15 gruelling stages in the forests of Noojee and Powelltown, with competition culminating each day with a special spectator stage at Lardner Park on November 12 and 13.

Reigning Australian Champions,  Simon and Sue Evans, having secured their third national title, have the pressure off, but Simon doesn’t plan to take it easy.  He’d rather up the pace to show just how quick he can push the Tankformers Subaru WRX between the trees.  Coming from Pakenham, the Evans crew will be in familiar terrain for the first time in three years as the Championship finally returns to Victoria.

The Evans duo have proved that a fine balance of teamwork, speed, and sensible actions bring success in rallying.  Simon and Sue’s Australian Championship titles come in three different makes of cars, which demonstrates that apart from highly skilled driving, a good team and car preparation are keys to success at the top.

Planning to push his elder brother right to the end is Eli Evans in the spectacular and destinctive Honda Civic RS.  

Eli is sitting third outright in the championship, and a good result could see him finishing  second and first two-wheel drive for the year.  His Honda demands a different driving style to the usual all-wheel-drive turbocharged cars in rallying. The front-wheel drive, normally aspirated engine screams its way through the rev-range and commands patience in applying power to give the best traction out of corners.

Other Australian Rally Championship teams, like local the Raymond brothers, Glen and Matt, are keen to exibit their speed over some of the fancied interstate crews and finish on a high in what has been a year of mixed results for them.

Apart from the Australian Championship competition, the fastest crews from around Victoria will be fighting it out for the state championship on Saturday, November 13.  

Rally Victoria will also decide who will be crowned the state champions for 2010 at the post event dinner celebration at the Lardner Park Exhibition Centre.

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