Pedders return to the ARC at Ballarat
Pedders Suspension & Brakes has become the naming rights sponsor for Victoria’s round of the 2019 CAMS Australian Rally Championship, the Eureka Rush.
In making the announcement today, Pedders Managing Director, Mark Pedder, said:
“Rallying is in our DNA. Pedders has been intrinsically linked with rallying all over Australia for many decades, our staff and customers love it and we are very proud to take on the naming rights to the Pedders Eureka Rush.
“Ballarat is an important region for our business and we look forward to working closely with the event organisers to put on a fantastic show for all spectators, competitors and officials to enjoy.”
Event Clerk of Course, Andrew Roseman, expressed delight that a high-profile international brand such as Pedders had added their support behind the Ballarat-based championship event.
“Pedders have a long and distinguished association with rallying at the highest levels,” Roseman said.
“The Pedders brand is synonymous with success, so we couldn’t be happier to work with them at the Pedders Eureka Rush on August 24 and 25.”
The Pedders Eureka Rush will be the second round in this year’s championship to run under the new CAMS ARC ‘Sprint’ format, where the rally action on gravel all takes place on one day of intense competition.
Before heading to the forests, the Pedders Eureka Rush will announce itself to the city of Ballarat on Saturday night with a tarmac Super Special Stage will be run as the first two stages of the event.
As the sun sets on Saturday evening, the rally starts with the 2.8 km course around the new Ballarat West Industrial Estate.
Spectators will have the opportunity to see the rally crews twice on the course and the action promises to be breathtaking as all the top crews try to carve out a small lead ready to take into Sunday’s forest stages in the nearby Pyrenees ranges.
Pedders Suspension & Brakes join other event partners including the City of Ballarat, the Pyrenees Shire Council and Car Club RMIT in bringing the 2019 CAMS Australian Championship to Victoria.