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At the start of the year Jack Monkhouse wasn’t even sure if he’d be competing in 2013, but after scraping the funds together to contest the opening two Rounds he finds himself in a strong fourth in the title race and well within striking distance of the points leaders.

Although he resides in Sydney these days, Adelaide is Jack’s home town and he’s confirmed, to the great pleasure of the local rally fans, that he’ll be a definite starter at next month’s Scouts Rally SA.

“Yep, SA is a certainty for me,” he said. “As my home rally it’s obviously pretty economical to enter and contest and I’ll be able to save a heap which could come in handy later in the year.”


Having secured third outright at the season opening National Capital Rally, Monkhouse was determined to get to Western Australia and build on his points tally despite his rear-wheel drive Nissan Silvia being at a disadvantage on the slippery roads.

“I knew we’d probably struggle in WA but I needed to keep my points up with the guys like Eli (Evans) and Scott (Pedder). I knew if I could do that it’d be a huge boost heading not only to my home rally but also the rally that best suits our car,” Jack said.

“If we can get another good result at Rally SA that will be a huge boost for the rest of the year, it’ll put us in a much better position to try to secure more sponsorship.”

“If we don’t have a good rally though that could change things for the rest of the year, it could mean we miss the next couple of Rounds in Queensland and Coffs Harbour and come out again at the end of the year in Melbourne.”

“It’s too early to tell, I obviously want to do the whole year, but if we don’t get a good result in Adelaide it could change things,” continued Jack.

With the majority of the leading drivers listing Monkhouse as the Championship dark horse the ever-sideways driver will be hoping that everything goes his way to South Australia propelling him forwards into the second half of the year.
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