Arron Windus has put in another dominant performance to win round six of the Victorian Rally Championship in his Subaru Impreza WRX.
Windus and co-driver, Daniel Brick, won all 10 closed-road special stages of the Western Victorian Crane Trucks Valley Stages, based around the wine region of Yarra Glen.
The pair headed into the event with a 30 point advantage in the state championship, and the win puts 23-year old Windus within just four points of his first title.
Brick, on the other hand, has already secured the win with one round still remaining. It's his first championship win.
Against a star-studded field that included multiple Australian Rally Championship event winner Brendan Reeves, Windus was in a class of his own and was able to control his pace for the majority of the rally.
"It was the perfect day that started well and finished as we'd hoped," Windus said.
"The Yarra Valley stages are some of my favourites, and it was great to push hard, get the win and consolidate our lead in the championship.
"It's awesome that Dan has already won the co-drivers' title, but I'll need to ensure I get the required four points in the next round to wrap up the championship myself."
Windus and Brick surge to victory in the Valley Stages. Photo: Wishart Media
While Arron sprayed the champagne, it was another miserable rally for his father, Darren.
Second on the first stage, Darren and co-driver, Joe Brick, were sidelined from the rally with a broken driveshaft on the second stage.
"I don't know what I've done, but we can't take a trick at the moment," Darren explained.
"We even changed cars for this rally to try and find some reliability, but not even that helped."
Seventy-one cars started the Valley Stages, a rally sponsored by the Windus' family business, Western Victorian Crane Trucks.
The Victorian Rally Championship concludes with the Akademos Rally on October 20th, held around Alexandra in the state's north east.
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