New Super Special for Rally SA
- 2nd May 2007, 9:03am
According to reports in the Barossa Valley media, the Barossa Council has approved a stage around the Angaston Oval that, according to Clerk of Course Ivar Stanelis, will be a “spectator’s dream”.
The one kilometre stage will use the existing tarmac roads at the oval complex, with up to 70 cars expected to compete on the stage each night.
"The course has no equal in Australia and spectators will be treated to some spectacular rally driving over a three hour period each night," Stanelis said.
The 2007 Toyota Rally SA (August 9-12, round four of the Australian Rally Championship) will again run through the Adelaide Hills, Barossa and Mount Crawford areas, with the service park returning to Talunga Park, Mount Pleasant.
"We have a new road stage of 15 kilometres, made some modifications to the start and finish locations of some stages, and some stages have been reversed," Stanelis said.
John Angas, chairman of the Angas Recreation Park committee, said the rally will bring a temporary exemption of the oval's 15km/hr speed limit.
"This is an exciting innovation," Mr Angas said. "We have never thought of the park as a competitive motorsport venue. For just $2 per person donation at the gate, people will be guaranteed two nights of exhilarating rally driving, under lights, in the confined space of the park.
"We think it will be a success,” he said.
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