Small ARC field for Lightforce Rally SA
- 25th August 2016, 1:09am
The next round of the Australian Rally Championship, the Lightforce Rally SA, will have a star-studded field, despite having received just 13 ARC registered entrants, the lowest of the four rounds so far this year.
One of the most popular events on the championship calendar, the event has a field of just 33 cars. This follows on from 18 entries in Western Australia, 27 in Canberra, and 20 in Queensland.
The ARC field is headed by Simon Evans and his Subaru Impreza WRX, followed by ACT winner Brendan Reeves (Subaru), championship leader Harry Bates (Toyota), and Mark Pedder (Peugeot).
The Subarus of Molly Taylor and Brad Markovic are seeded fifth and sixth.
The event will see the ARC debut of young gun Arron Windus, who will drive a Subaru Impreza WRX with the experienced John Allen in the co-driver’s seat, while Tasmania’s Eddie Maguire will return to gravel in a Lancer Evo 9.
Maguire is a regular winner in tarmac rallies, but his car has been converted to gravel spec for the SA round.
Mal Keough’s Audi Quattro S1 replica will be the crowd favourite, while businessman Tony Quinn will make an appearance in his BMW M3.
James Rodda is the leading South Australian Rally Championship competitor in his Lancer Evo 9, and will also compete in the ARC field.
Seventeen cars make up the SARC field, including Matt Selley in an Escort, Neil Geehan’s Impreza, and a host of Datsun Stanzas, Geminis, Corollas, and even a Mercedes Benz 280S in the hands of Bruce Field.
Lightforce Rally SA will be held from September 7 to 9. CLICK HERE to view the Lightforce Rally SA entry list.
- Peter Whitten
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