This year's AGL Energy Rally of the Heartland is shaping up as one of the events of the year, with 2017 Australian Rally Champion, Nathan Quinn, heading the list of entries received so far.
Quinn, driving a Mazda RX2, will join other big names including Jack Monkhouse, Brett Middleton (Honda Civic), Mal Keough (Audi Quattro S1), Barry Lowe (Holden Commodore) and Stuart Bowes (Mercedes Benz 450 SLC) in the June 2 and 3 event.
An entry has been received for four-time Australian Rally Champion, Simon Evans, however, it appears unlikely that he will compete in the rally because of commitments at the Finke Desert Rally.
Defending South Australian Rally Champion, Aaron Bowering will compete, as will classic stalwart Darryn Snooks in his Datsun Stanza.
The rally will include the world's longest wind farm stage of approximately 40km, with over 400km of exciting, challenging and very technical stages.
Last year's second place getter, Stuart Bowes, will return in his beautiful Mercedes Benz.
"We have finalised a 400+ kilometre competitive event based in the Hallett / Burra / Mount Bryan area, with long special stages on mainly bulletproof roads - all with full special stage set-up and infrastructure," Clerk of Course, Ivar Stanelis, said.
As a 'blind' rally, pace notes are not allowed, and no local pre-event testing is being offered.
The longest stage of the rally will be around 100km in length, and held at night.
The rally is open to Historic Rally Cars, Production Rally Cars, Classic Rally Cars and Club Rally Cars.
Other event features include:
* RallySafe is mandatory, and included in the entry fee
* 2 minute gaps, 2 day entrants seeded as "classics", and SARC/Clubman following on the Saturday and Sunday
* Tyres are not mandated, unless required by SARC
* No parc fermé
* Regional scrutiny allowed/encouraged across the board
For further details on the AGL Energy Rally of the Heartland, head to the event Facebook page.
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