Jayke Skeffington and Mark Partoni totally dominated last weekend's Orange Rally, defeating Australian Rally Champion Nathan Quinn in the process. Driving a Subaru Impreza WRX, Skeffington won all by one of the event's nine stage, taking victory by a commanding margin of three minutes and 43 seconds. The event was round five of the popular AMSAG Southern Cross Rally Series, with 46 cars reaching the finish. Second placed Nathan Quinn, with co-driver Alex Eadie, won the final stage after a fine drive in his Mazda RX2, making the long drive from Coffs Harbour to Orange worthwhile.

Nathan Quinn got more miles under his belt with second place in his Mazda RX2. Photo: D&S Photography

Bathurst's Ron and Jo Moore took third place in a Lancer Evo VI, ahead of the Evo IX of Chris and Kate Jaques, while the top five was rounded out by Paul Taylor and Brett Kuhner in a Subaru WRX. AMSAG events seem to becoming increasingly popular in New South Wales, and this event was no exception. According to series organisers, 25% of the field at Orange were combinations fromthe same family (husband and wife, brothers, father and son/daughter etc). It's an impressive statistic that once again shows that rallying is a sport that crosses generation gaps. See the full Orange Rally results at the Chrissport website HERE.

Peter Leicht slides his pretty Nissan 240RS in wet and slippery Orange Rally conditions. Photo: Gravel Pics

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