Rally of the Bay entries now open
- 29th April 2014, 10:07am
Supplementary regulations for the 2014 Rally of the Bay have been published and are now available on the RallyNSW website at www.rallynsw.com.au, as entries open for the rally, which will be the second round of the Gary's Motorsport Tyres NSW Rally Championship and the first round of this year's East Coast Classic Rally Challenge.
According to Rally of the Bay clerk of course and chairman of Rally NSW, Col Fletcher, the event hopes to attract a big field for its new June Long Weekend date (7-8th June) with strong interest from Classics, NSW Championship contenders and interstate competitors.
"We are offering interstate competitors the added incentive of a $150 fuel card to come and play in the fabulous South Coast forests on the Long Weekend, knowing they will have plenty of time to get to Batemans for the Saturday afternoon start and get home again on the holiday Monday following the rally finish on Sunday afternoon," said Col Fletcher.
The rally will be run over two days starting in the main street of Batemans Bay with a ceremonial start from 3:30pm on Saturday, with the first car flagged away at 4:30pm and finishing that night at 8:20pm.
Sunday starts at 8:00am and the first car is scheduled to finish at 4pm. The finish party starts at 7pm and the presentation around 9:30pm on Sunday night.
Batemans Bay is an easy eight hour drive up the Hume Freeway from Melbourne via Canberra and then down the hill to the coast or a little longer up the Princes Highway along the coast.
Competitive distance for the Rally of the Bay is 205km with four stages on Saturday and nine stages on Sunday, including six unique stages on the day .
It is a secret rally but the roads are superb, easy to read and real drivers roads that always put a smile on the dial.
"Every rally claims to have great roads, but the Rally of the Bay has built a reputation over the last few years for friendliness, fun and camaraderie and that will certainly be the cast this year as well," said Col Fletcher.
The weekend will also play host to the postponed V Sport Stages rally, a round of the new Techworkz Development Rally Series, which aims to bring on new young talent in a friendly and easy atmosphere. The V Sport Stages will be run as a separate event on day one over four special stages with its own presentation and finish on Saturday evening.
Organisers expect more than 60 cars will start the Rally of the Bay/VSport Stages and believe the double header will bring hundreds of people into Batemans for the weekend.
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