It is with great pride that the NDSCC Three Stooges Organising committee announces that they have gained approval from the Australian Auto-Sport Alliance (AASA) to run the event in August, The committee would like to thank Heather Wallace of the AASA for making the approval process simple, professional and above all friendly.

Why the Australian Auto-Sport Alliance?

The formation of the Australian Auto-Sport Alliance heralded a new approach to the participation in and management, staging and promotion of motor sport in Australia.

The Australian Auto-Sport Alliance has been structured to avoid large overheads and its approach is one of being “lean and mean”. It aims to be cost efficient for itself, all its membership categories, its suppliers of goods and services and Australian motor sport in general, while reducing the costs faced by those who participate in Australian motor sport at all levels.

Australian Auto-sport Alliance has arranged cost effective insurance, including public and product liability, professional indemnity and personal accident. These insurances are provided by Lloyds of London syndicate associates Marketform (Syndicate 2468) in the UK and QBE Mercantile Mutual in Australia.

The Event

The Event promises a varied course with forests near Esk, Hampton and Crows Nest being utilised. The final course has been chosen and depending on weather contingencies the competitive distance should be 140kms with a total of approximately 320km.

There are four different stages varying between 11km to 20km. Competitors can expect a few short rough sections, long sweeping smooth traditional roads, together with several crests not unlike the mineshaft of Canberra fame. There is also an old famous stage that should bring back fond memories to some of our more mature early ARC competitors.

A short video of one of the stages can be viewed here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdOwgRfufrA

At this stage the committee is deciding on several different start times, there will be at least one stage run at night and the event base will be in Esk township.

Rally headquarters will be based at the Grand Hotel in Esk ensuring that there will be plenty to do for helpers and spectators.

Remote Service

Two remotes services will be required (both at the same location) approximately 45km from Rally HQ, the area is served by grassy picnic areas, children’s playground, sheltered tables and two full service café’s. Scott Motorsportz will be supplying a qualified WRC/ARC level mechanic as well as fuel carriage for any competitors short of crew.

There are several official positions still available, these vary from roadblocks, to start and finish controls, so if you would like to help just drop us a line.

Entry Fee

Work is still being done on the costing, but the committee is working very hard to keep the entry fee to around the $225.00 mark. A day membership will be available to all non NDSCC members for $5.00.

Scrutineering

Mr. David Wood is the Chief Scrutineer, he and his team will be conducting scrutineering on Saturday morning the 14th of August. All of the scrutineering requirements for rally cars can be found here;

http://australianautosportalliance.com/aasa/

Licensing

AASA competition licenses are also exceptional value at $50.00 per year, details can be found at the AASA website.

Number of Entrants

A maximum limit of entries has been decided on and entries will be approved on a first in first serve basis, so make sure you watch this space for entry opening.

If you are interested in attending a good value fun event where the aim is to make you the competitor smile then just stay tuned.

ALL CARS and ALL DRIVERS from ALL CLUBS WELCOME

For further details contact Justin Sinclair at threestoogesrally@ndscc.asn.au

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