Local community right behind Rally Coffs
- 4th June 2012, 9:08am
The Coffs Harbour and District Sporting Car Club is gearing up for its major involvement in the penultimate round of the Bosch Australian Rally Championship in both competitive and organising roles.
President of the Coffs Harbour and District Sporting Car Club, Scott Bedford, a Coffs Harbour businessman, is extremely enthusiastic about the Snake Racing Rally Coffs and feels the event's benefits will linger for years to come.
"There is a lot of history with the Australian Rally Championship and the Coffs Harbour region and to be able to continue that is really exciting," said Scott Bedford.
"Snake Racing Rally Coffs creates a really vital role for the club within the community and I believe this is one of the best events on the calendar. We've got some sensational roads which are close to town and from our unique harbour.
"These are the same roads that drew such strong praise from the World Rally Championship competitors when they were here last year and I am sure they will again when they return in 2013.
"The rally is great for the community and we hope to cement is as a regular event for a long time to come."
The local car club has had considerable growth in recent times, including notable recruitment of younger members. Scott Bedford says by focussing on grass roots motorsport again, a keen interest has developed from members and sees a strong future for the local club and its involvement with the Bosch ARC.
"The clerk of course for Snake Racing Rally Coffs, Adrian Dudok, has been working with the club in training members into key roles so we will have a group of key members who will be able to delegate roles to other members,
"A large portion of our members have volunteered for ARC events in the past as well as Rally Australia last year and we have been able to pool our experienced members with new, keen members for this year's event," added Mr Bedford.
Coffs Harbour's local sporting car club isn't the only club getting involved in this year's Snake Racing Rally Coffs. Scott Bedford has already had interest from car clubs on the Mid North Coast, the Hastings region, Armidale as well as from Sydney and Brisbane.
CEO of the Bosch Australian Rally Championship, Scott Pedder, is a firm believer that the event's success hinges on the support of local car clubs and volunteers.
"It's extremely encouraging to see the Coffs Harbour and District Sporting Car Club so enthusiastic and supportive of the Snake Racing Rally Coffs already," Scott Pedder said.
"Even though the event is run by the Bosch Australian Rally Championship, the true heroes of the event are the volunteers who give up their time so that it runs smoothly and the local car clubs who are so passionate about motorsport and cars."
Snake Racing Rally Coffs takes place October 13-14 on some of Australia's and the world's most highly regarded rally rounds. Snake Racing is an Australian 4x4 aftermarket suspension and accessories and proudly supports the Bosch Australian Rally Championship in 2012 with the naming rights sponsorship of fifth round of the six round championship as well as the Snake Racing The Talk onwww.rally.com.au.
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