Ventkhana 2018 – Nine years of Venturer Motorsport

Ventkhana 9 Straight after the 2018 Forest Rally, we had Ventkhana Nine. Our biannual Motorsport event for Venturers (teenage scouts).  Over 40 drivers from nine different Venturer Units came together for a weekend of Motorsport and camping. Right weather, wrong time of year Autumn should have brought cooler weather and some rain. Instead it was…

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2018 Forest Rally – What a drama!

The tough event! By far, this would have to be the toughest rally we’ve ever done! The 2018 Make Smoking History Forest Rally was a tragedy for us. We started with five cars and by the end not one had got through unscathed. Round 2 of the WA Rally Championship, the Forest is the longest…

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2018 Karri Rally – The long trek for round 1

Brand new event The Karri Rally, the 2018 season opener was a far trek to begin the year. Based around the old mill town of Nyamup the event was a good 320km south of Perth. Again this year the rally and stages were brand new. Since 2015 the event has been in a state of…

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Zestino Tyre Rally Sprints – The Easy way to Rally

What are they? Zestino Tyre Rally Sprints share many common elements with full rallies. Competing vehicles have a driver and navigator, are a race against the clock and run on dirt roads. The major difference is that the events are simpler and cheaper making them easier to enter and compete. Stage The rally tracks we…

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Why rally driving in Perth is so special

Rally Driving in Perth Perth is one of the most unique places in the world for Rally Driving. Most people probably imagine white sandy beaches and blue waters of the Indian Ocean when they think about this side of the country. It is not how rally drivers think about Western Australia though. We think of…

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Rally Navigator – the most important part of any rally team

The role of the Rally Navigator A rally navigator or co-driver is probably the most important part of a rally team. Without the navigator, a driver simply wouldn’t be able to get around a rally. They have lots of tasks to do during an event and are often the difference between a win and a…

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The story behind the 2018 WA Rally Calendar – Shaken and Stirred

The 2018 WA rally championship Why we have six rounds and not seven The Experts Cup The story actually begins with the Experts Cup rally in Collie. For most of the last 20 years or more, the Experts has run during winter. Using stages around Wellington dam, the catchment area drains well. This means that…

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Rally WA – The whole picture of rallying in WA

Rally WA Rally WA is the group name given to many car rally events around Western Australia. Commonly it is a tag used for the WA State Rally Championship and Clubman Rally Series. These two competitions are all gravel and comprise of six or more rounds. Individual events are run by not for profit Perth…

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How to win a Rally Championship – what it really takes

What does it take to win a rally championship? Sure rally driving is a lot of fun and a lot of people do it for the pure enjoyment. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. Some however discover their competitive side and want to win. The answer starts with a question. “Do you want to win…

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Rally Action Driver Training – Look Back at 2017

As spring gave way to summer nature turned up the thermostat in a hurry. What were lush green crops during winter quickly turned a golden brown. It wasn’t long before large machines appeared in paddocks and quiet roads became busy with trucks scuttling to grain terminals. Harvest had begun. The farmers would soon know if…

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