Rookie competitors are gearing up for big weekend at the first round of the 2010 Race Brakes Sydney Rookie Series this Saturday 10th April as part of the Specialised Brake & Clutch Jenolan Rallysprint which is also Round 1 of the AMSAG Pipe King Southern Cross Rally Series.

Following on from the success of the 2009 Series, the 2010 Series is looking well supported again with a number of Drivers and Navigators registering their interests early.

A few crews to keep an eye out for in the first event will be Darren & Scott McGuire in their immaculately presented Datsun 1600, Tim & John Joass in their mighty little Holden Gemini and John Bermingham in the giant killing Datsun Sunny.

“These three crews are the favourite for outright rookie positions in this event” says Series Co-Coordinator Jamie Neale. “But as we saw last year, it’s not outright speed that will get you the win, it’s consistency. The outright winner of last years Rookie Series, Anthony Campbell, had some issues at some of the events, however when the car was running well he managed to set some pretty fast stage times to help him gain more points overall then some of his more fancied rivals. That is the key, to finish first, first you must finish!”

The Rookie Series crews will tackle the 3 stages, each being run three times making a total distance of nearly 70Km’s competitive. They will be trying to score maximum points based on the Rookie Series Point Score structure.

“The Point Score structure not only rewards crews for their overall result but also fastest stage time for Rookie Series registered entries. An added incentive is the 10 bonus points for completing the event without a “maximum time” penalty for either not starting or failing to finish a stage.” Added Jamie Neale.

Thanks to the generous sponsorship from Race Brakes Sydney, the top three crews based on their finishing position in the Outright Event Classification will also receive prize money:-

•    1st Place Rookie Driver/Co Driver     $250
•    2nd Place Rookie Driver/Co Driver    $150
•    3rd Place Rookie Driver/Co Driver     $75

If you are interested in registering for the 2010 Race Brakes Sydney Rookie Series, Please go to the AMSAG website and view the Rookie Series Regulations, and then get your entry in before the first round. Entries will be accepted on the day of the event, but if you are not intending on running at this round you will need to submit your Series Registration by either email or fax.

Competitors interested in finding out more about AMSAG can also find information via the AMSAG Website

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