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Australia’s newest one-make series hits the dirt this weekend at the Nicholas Stages Rally in Mathinna, located in Northern Tasmania.

A new one-make rally series in Tasmania will feature 12 Subaru Impreza RS'.The new series is an exciting new edition to the Tasmanian Rally Championship (TRC), bringing an affordable one-make class to the gravel scene.

The first round will feature 12 Subaru Impreza RS’ attracting new people to this form of motorsport, including former winner of the inaugural RS Challenge, Steve Glenney, who has also been involved in the development and planning of the formation of this series.  

Ninety per cent of the RS Challenge competitors have never competed in gravel rallying before.  

The series is backed by northern Tasmanian’s Subaru dealer, Buckby Subaru, who have built six of the cars from scratch and have come on board as naming right sponsor for the series.

Other sponsors that have come on board are Dunlop Motorsport Race Tyres and Motul Oils.

The regulations hark back to the glory days of Australian rallying when Subaru Australia backed the RS challenge. The rules enable safe, cost effective racing and hope to attract both new and existing people to the class.

A ready-to-race car can be purchased for under $20,000, with parts easily accessible and affordable.

For more information please contact Ben Newman on b.newman@neilbuckbymotors.com.au

Nicholas Stages Rally, April 1st
Hellyer Rally, May 20th
Mountain Stages Rally, July 7th & 8th
Southport, September 9th

Entrants four round one

Chris Benjamin / Graham McGrath
Benjamin Newman / Reubecca Sheldrick
Bill Fulton / Jase Milner
Beau Johnson / Aaron Saunders
Troy Johnson / Stephen Norris
Trevor Macleod / Steve Glenney
Crichton Lewis / Anthony Carr
Nathan Stokes / Nick Stokes
Timothy Kulhanek / Travis Dean
Nic Grave / Scott Spedding
Mike Pritchard / Bianca Pritchard
Sara Rogers / Elise Wilson

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