V-Sport Stages rescheduled to June long weekend
- 29th April 2014, 10:05am
The postponed opening round of the Techworkz Development Rally Series, the V-Sport Stages has been rescheduled to run on Saturday 7th June as part of a festival of rallying in Batemans Bay.
The V-Sport stages were originally scheduled for 5th April but a downpour in the week leading up to the event forced organisers to postpone the rally.
Following consultation with competitors the decision was made to run the V-Sport Stage as a separate rally on the same weekend as Rally of the Bay.
DRS teams will have their own doorplates, car numbers and results as well as a separate presentation on Saturday night. Organisers will then have the option of competing in Sunday's All-comers section of Rally of the Bay for an extra $215.
According to Rally NSW chairman Col Fletcher, running the event on the same weekend as the Rally of the Bay was the best solution for rescheduling the VSport rally.
"After discussion with DRS competitors we chose to run the two events in the Batemans Bay region concurrently because of a lack of available weekends in the coming months as well as being more efficient from a personnel, logistics and financial point of view," explained Col Fletcher.
"Rally of the Bay and the V-Sport Stages being run on the same weekend strengthens the concept of creating a South Coast rally sport festival and will provide an incredible spectacle for the community with an array of different rally cars in town for the weekend."
With the Rally of the Bay over the Queen's Birthday long weekend, the event also provides a great chance for competitors to make a family weekend of it with plenty of time for competitors to travel home on the holiday Monday.
"Teams are able to make their way to Batemans Bay on Friday night ahead of Saturday's competitive stages and be able to head home at their own pace on Monday," said Col.
It's estimated the 2013 event injected more than half a million dollars into the local economy. With 2014's Rally of the Bay held over two days there will be an increase in spending on hotel room nights, hospitality and retail outlets, with all set to benefit with an expected economic injection of close to a million dollars for the weekend.
"We have ongoing support from the Eurobodalla Shire Council and as one of the major events on the local calendar we are proud to be a significant economic contributor to the region," said Col.
"The Rally of the Bay and V-Sport Stages event in 2014 will be a really exciting weekend in Batemans Bay for competitors, fans and the region," he added.
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