Despite mother nature throwing everything it could, Lightforce Rally SA was a resounding success, despite many difficulties in the lead up to the event.

Brad Markovic splashes through Sunday's stages on Lightfofce Rally SA. (Photo: Luke Whitten)Over two inches of rain fell in the Mount Crawford region throughout Thursday and Friday, causing headaches for Clerk of Course, Ivar Stanelis, and his experienced team.

However, rather than simply cancel stages, the organising team swiftly put in place a brand new itinerary, only losing 20km of distance in the process.

The cancelled stages were to an extent, replaced, and it was business as usual.

Four stages, Waterholes, QH, Gum Flat and the popular Buddys, were cancelled, but three longer shire road stages were all run a second time.

This provided value for competitors, spectators and media, who perhaps thought the event was in serious doubt early on Friday morning.

Along with the wet route being managed, the event itself provided an epic battle, and sometimes controversial, battle.

- Luke Whitten

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