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Following the announcement of the radical changes to be implemented in the 2011 Australian Rally Championship by the new CEO, Scott Pedder, and the announcement of the Rallyschool.com.au Australian Junior Challenge (RAJC), Will Orders, together with co-driver Rian Calder, have decided to build on their results as a pairing in last year’s ARC –ACRA Classic Rally Series and launch an all out assault on the Challenge to prove that they deserve a place at the top level of the sport.

The RAJC forms part of a raft of changes in the “Unrestricted” 2011 ARC. Some of the changes include a new ARC car class which does away with turbo restrictors and provides freedom for exhaust manifolds; a change that will increase the sight and sound spectacle of the sport.

But most exciting to Will and Rian is the Rallyschool.com.au Junior Rally Challenge. The Challenge is open to drivers aged 28 years and under and caters for 2wd and 4wd cars.

With a substantial prize package, the 2wd category of the RAJC appeals most to Will, and this being the last year of him being eligible, he is keen to give it a real go.

Successful qualifiers in the Challenge will compete at the ARC in Coffs Harbour, also a round of the World Rally Championship, for the ultimate prize – an all expenses paid drive in a Rallyschool.com.au unrestricted ARC car in the outright section of Rally Victoria, the final round of 2011 ARC. Also included is a full day’s tuition with Simon and Sue Evans prior to the round.

With a new naming rights sponsor, but a car yet to be decided upon, the Summit Innovations Rally Team of Will Orders and Rian Calder is 100% positive they will be there for the first qualifying round of the RAJC: Western Australia’s Quit Forest Rally, April 15-17, 2011.

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