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This year's West Australian state rally championship is going right down to the wire. With four rounds already contested, the final rally is going to decide who will take the coveted crown for 2007. The Light Car Club of WA is now putting its final touches on the 2007 Safari Rally, Round 5 of the WA State Rally Championship and Clubman Rally Series.

Based at the outer metro town of Chidlow, all of the rally's special stages will be in the Mundaring area.  The 2007 Safari Rally will be a treat for all involved. For competitors, the Safari will be an opportunity to compete on roads in the area which for the best part of 10 years, have been the realm of Rally Australia competitors only.

For Perth crews and officials, the close proximity to the city will make for less travelling and easier logistics.

Spectators have not been forgotten either. The event will be a great opportunity to watch the latest 4WD turbocharged cars and more classic cars such as Ford Escorts and Datsuns, sliding around on the ball bearing gravel of the Mundaring roads. With two spectator points on the Special Stages in the bush, plus the opportunity to spectate at rally service, to be held on the Chidlow Oval, there will be plenty to see on the day. Spectating is free, but spectators are asked not to bring pets. Animals and motorsport do not mix.

The first car is due to start at Chidlow at approximately 9 am on Sunday 21st October and the last car is due to finish at around 6:30pm, depending on entry numbers. State competitors will battle the clock over eight special stages, totalling 160km competitive, whilst Clubman competitors will run the lesser distance of 80km competitive on four special stages.

Rally HQ and the service area will be based at the Chidlow oval, Old Northam Rd, Chidlow. Spectator instructions will be available on the day from Rally HQ.
More information can be found on the LCC website www.lightcarclub.com.au

As the event is based in a popular recreation area, the need for officials is great.
With the onset of the warmer weather and the closer proximity to Perth, it would also make a great day for families to be out on the event, too. This is your chance to have a VIP spectator point in the bush or be involved in the thick of the rally action. The officials co-ordinator for the Safari is Hannah Drury. Hannah can be contacted on 9444 3188 or hannahd@cams.com.au.

As with all rallies in the State & Clubman Championship this year, live results will be posted by Championship/Series supporter Duetime. Visit www.duetime.com.au for up to date, live (and free SMS) results, seedings and championship points.

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