On Saturday 1st August, while many are huddling around their heaters, rally crews from across New South Wales and surroundings will face the starter’s flag for the annual Narooma Forest Rally, organised by the Brindabella Motor Sports Club on the far south coast of New South Wales.
Competitors will face 115 competitive kilometres of the fast and technically demanding roads in the State forests behind Narooma, as they compete for points in Round 2 of the 2015 Techworkz Development Rally Series, Round 4 of the 2015 Techworkz Automotive ACT Regional Rally Series, Round 3 of the NSW Pacenote Series and Round 2 of the 2015 Hyundai Rally Series.
The event will loop from the NATA Oval in Narooma, with the service point located at the start venue.
“The forests around Narooma have some of the best rally roads in Australia and competitors love competing down here. The roads are smooth, fast and flowing but there are plenty of traps if you aren’t on the ball,” said event director Michael Taylor.
As the event is only a few weeks before Australia’s round of the World Rally Championship, Coates Hire Rally Australia, the event has attracted entries from regular Australian Rally Championship competitor Simon Evans, in his Honda Jazz. Evans is 4 times Australian Rally Champion having driven for factory Toyota team and his blinding fast driving style will be a welcomed addition to Narooma Forest Rally. In addition to Evans, regular ARC competitors Adrian Coppin and Jack Monkhouse will make an appearance also.
“The event is only a few weeks before Rally Australia, so is a great opportunity to get some more miles in the car, particularly with the new pace noted format,” said Evans.
Thomas and Michael Barrett will be out to defend their 2014 win in their Total Traction Services Evo 6. “It’s great to see guys like Simon coming and supporting this event, but we are looking forward to getting back out on the great Narooma roads and having some fun,” said Thomas.
With some blistering times to be set on the stages, spectators should come down and have a look. The event starts and finishes from the NATA Oval, close to the finish venue and Rally HQ. After the event everyone is welcome to join the crews at the finish venue, Club Narooma from 6pm for a celebration and some tall tales about close calls with the scenery.
Simon Evans will be out competing at the Narooma Forest Rally on 1st August