"Walkerville All Cars Club"
"Velo Seats Rally"
On Saturday 10th July 2004, the Annual Walkerville All Cars Club Inc. held Round 3 of the 2004 South Australian Rally Championship in the Robertstown area.
The Event was proudly sponsored by "Velo Seats" with stage sponsors as listed below"
|Autosport||Coopers Pale Ale Rally SA|
|Carburettor Sales and Service||Kent Town Auto Tune|
|Contact Communications||McIntyre Crash Repairs|
|MGA Insurance Brokers||Ampol Norwood|
|Povey Motors||Silverstone Tyres|
|Revolution Racegear||DAKAR Rack Systems|
|Revolution Racegear||Saratoga Software Distribution|
The event commenced at 12 noon, with 30 cars leaving Rally Headquarters at the Robertstown Oval for competition through a 12 competitive stage course, 8 during daylight and 4 at night, set out by the organisers for the Drivers and Navigators negotiate.
After the daylight session, the cars returned to the oval and were attended to by their Service Crew/s to check them for any faults and make any adjustments that may have been required.
Car 8 - Robert Whyatt's car prior to going out for the night stages
Car 9 - Tim Ramage's car waiting to go out on the night stages after it had been serviced
At 6pm they left for another 4 stages, which was run during the night.
There were some minor incidents throughout the event by the way of cars running off the track and being unable to continue and others which had some type of vehicle failure.
Provisional Results were posted at the end of the event for Drivers & Navigators to see how they went and in particular for the spectators, how their favourite driver was able to drive during the event.
Overall, according to the Organisers, the event ran smoothly and was very successful.
Final Results with be posted when they are available
extends lead in SA Rally Championship
Orders has won the 2004 VELO Seats Walky 500 Robertstown rally held on Saturday
with an aggressive but controlled drive in perfect weather conditions. The
Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 1 performed faultlessly throughout the demanding 102
competitive kilometres using an ex Tommi Makinen engine to full advantage to
take the win by one minute 31 seconds. 21-year old Orders takes a 45-point
championship lead over contender Roman Watkins who failed to finish after an off
road excursion resulted in suspension failure.
driving South Australians Declan Dwyer and second place getter Steve Winwood
took the charge right up to the Victorian winner however the Worlds End creek
was to claim its first victim as Dwyer split a Turbo Intercooler hose costing
him an unrecoverable four minutes. Dwyer was ecstatic to be matching times with
the highly rated interstate crew and was looking a chance for an upset win.
Third place went to local Mark Povey after a faultless run in his Subaru WRX Sti.
wheel drive honors and eighth outright went to Broken Hill’s Brett Baldwin
moving him to 5th outright in the SA Rally Championship. His aging
Datsun 240K absorbed the punishment delivered by the roads around Robertstown
delivering a slim 16 second lead over Mick Baldwin in an exciting father-son
the 28 starters, 20 finished the event with the most spectacular retirement
undoubtedly being that of Boyd Symonds who “end-over-ended” his Falcon over
a fence in the Inspiration Point area. “I’ve had worse in speedway”
commented the Broken Hill resident as First Aid medics attended to him.
event was considered a resounding success by all involved and a fitting
celebration of the Walkerville All Cars Club 50th anniversary. Crews
now look forward to the Coopers Pale Ale Rally SA to be held on 31st
July/1st August, round four of the SA Rally Championship and
Globalstar Australian Rally Championship.
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See you all next year!
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|Last modified: July 18, 2004|
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