Townsville’s version of Mt Buller
- 9th February 2007, 9:37am
The Twin Cities Autosports Club (TCAC) is seeking expressions of interest from potential competitors for an exciting new tarmac rally concept to be run within sight of the city on May 5 and 6.
The event will be run up Mount Stuart, just south of Townsville, and over a course of 7.5km in length.
It will be a rally format for rally cars with both driver and co-driver, and will comprise mandatory reconnaissance on Saturday, before two legs of three stages each on Sunday.
The entire rally will comprise of six timed runs over the 7.5 kilometre stage. The route is a public road and following the completion of each stage, competitors will be convoyed back down the mountain in preparation for the next test.
Eligible vehicles will need to be road registered rally cars complying with Schedule R of the CAMS Manual, and possess a CAMS log book. Crews will need to comply with the regulations regarding full tarmac rally apparel.
This is the first event of this type in the area, although the club has often promoted a hillclimb series in the area which has proven largely popular and very successful. Given possible physical constraints, entries may be limited to 40 vehicles.
Townsville is a growing regional centre in northern Queensland, with a supportive council and a population which seems to enjoy its motorsport.
The TCAC has been responsible for organising and running Queensland Rally Championship events in recent years, and is well qualified to produce an innovative event such as this.
Enquiries should be directed to Ron White (Club President) on (07) 47717928 (wk) or 0438 710262.
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