2013 Snowy Mountain Sprint - November 23rd - 24th

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2013 Snowy Mountain Sprint - November 23rd - 24th

Postby Catford on Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:36 pm

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ATRC ROUND 4
Snowy Mountain Sprint
November 23 - 24, 2013



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Re: 2013 Snowy Mountain Sprint - November 23rd - 24th

Postby Catford on Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:37 pm

www.australiantarmacrally.com wrote:The next instalment of The Australian Tarmac Rally Championship is fast approaching, with the final round in the four-strong AASA Australian Tarmac rally Championship, the Snowy River Sprint, set for the weekend of 23 – 24 November, 2013.

Competitors and touring class participants will enjoy a massive 320 kilometres of competitive closed road stages through the winding forest roads west of Lakes Entrance.

This event is truly one of the great tarmac rallies in Australia, with twenty stages on fantastic roads and minimal liaison distances in between them to save fuel and tyres - and prevent fatigue. The rally stage start is only 850 metres from the service park!

The short liaisons and tightly-packed field ensure a full day's racing each leg – and promises great value for money. The entry fee for Modern cars set at just $2,650, which works out at $8.99 per competitive kilometre – arguably the best value tarmac rally in the country.

Touring competitors who wish to sample these fantastic closed roads at a swift pace, but without the expense of a rollcaged race car, can drive the same 20 special stages as the competition field for just $600 per car. Share the cost and the wheel with a friend, or give the entry as a gift for someone you know!

The coastal holiday destination of Lakes Entrance also has a vast array of accommodation to suit any budget, and is situated just four hours from Melbourne and eight hours' drive from Sydney. The rally will be based out of the Central Hotel (321 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance), and a cocktail party will be held on the Saturday evening, and the following evening, the Snowy River winners presentation and 2013 Championship presentation is guaranteed to keep everyone revelling until the wee hours of Sunday night!
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Re: 2013 Snowy Mountain Sprint - November 23rd - 24th

Postby Catford on Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:08 pm

Australian Tarmac Rally Championship wrote:The final round of the 2013 Australian Tarmac Rally Championship, the Snowy River Sprint, has been run and won, with Nathan Reeves and Reubecca Sheldrick taking outright honours for the rally, and Samantha Stevens and Daniel Lemish securing the 2013 Championship title.

Crews and touring cars lined up on Saturday November 23 for two days and 320 competitive kilometres of closed road stages through the Snowy Mountains from Buchan to Orbost, inland from the coastal holiday destination of Lakes Entrance.

Reeves and Sheldrick, driving a Subaru WRX STI, fired out from the first stage, battling closely with Tim Hendy and Joanne Sibley in their R34 Nissan Skyline. Close behind and sometimes separated by mere thousandths of seconds was a trio of Mitsubishi Evos; Danny Traverso with Bernie Webb (Evo IX), Jeff and Catherine Denmeade (Evo VIII) and Stevens and Lemish (Evo VI), the latter sharing driving and codriving duties throughout the weekend....

Conditions were perfect for the morning’s fast flowing roads and tight switchbacks, but dark clouds loomed over the mountain range by the midday service. The flash storm forced the shortening of one stage as leaf litter and gravel was deposited across the downhill run, and hail left the finish line looking like a run on a ski slope.

All crews made it safely through the day, though mechanical dramas saw the Denmeades and Championship contenders Vladimir Berak and Michael Luff (Subaru WRX) fall down the order.

Day two dawned under grey skies, with the first 16km stage mainly dry but the 17km mountain pass again wet. The two major battles at the front continued, between Reeves and Hendy, and Traverso and Stevens/Lemish, with Berak and the Focus RS of Glyn Crimp and Frank Brookhouse close behind.

The rally finished with a fantastic finale; all stages joined together to create two 37km mammoth runs. The first saw the GT-R of Hendy and Sibley suffer a diff or gearbox/transfer issue, unfortunately forcing their retirement, while a Ford Capri left the road but its occupants emerged completely unscathed.

The final run sealed the placings: first to Reeves/Sheldrick, second to Traverso/Webb, and Stevens/Lemish in third.

The podium finish was enough to seal the Championship for the husband and wife team (2437 points) ahead of Berak/Luff (2156) and Reeves/Sheldrick in third (2056).
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Re: 2013 Snowy Mountain Sprint - November 23rd - 24th

Postby Catford on Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:38 am

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