RallyVent 2017 – Hectic Motorsport for Venturer Scouts

Nine teams, 50 drivers In early August, nine Venturer Units descended on our venue for Rallyvent 2017. The second of our biannual scout motorsport events for the year. With over 50 people in attendance, all the drivers and leaders were divided into nine teams for the weekend. They would take turns racing around a variety…

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Gravel Action Night Sprint –

Gravel Action Night Sprint – round 3 Up until the driver’s briefing at around 4pm Saturday, our gamble seemed to have paid off. Running an event in mid winter is always a risk with the weather. Whilst Perth and the southwest had received torrential rains, we’d had very little. Compact roads and no dust, perfect…

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How Rally helps the environment

The space, the scenery, the challenge One of the best things about rally driving is the spectacular scenery. No sterile race circuits with manicured lawns, sand traps and smooth featureless tarmac. In WA our best rally stages are set in the forest. The trees and shrubs add the extra dimension of skill and challenge. It’s…

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2017 MRF Tyres Boddington Rally

Round 3 WA Rally Championship On the June long weekend we headed to the mining town of Boddington for the MRF Tyres Boddington Rally. For round 3 of the championship, we took a five car team. There had been no rain on the lead up and even with the cool winter temps there was plenty…

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Ventkhana 2017

For the first Venturer Motorsport event this year we had 55 drivers at the starting line. Nine units formed 11 teams for Ventkhana 2017 in early May. Autumn turned on the charm during the weekend with warm days and clear skies. A sensational backdrop for the racing. Day 1 We started out on our flats…

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2017 Forest Rally – Thrills and Spills

In late April we took a team of six cars to seaside town of Busselton for round two of the WA Rally Championship. The Make Smoking History Forest Rally is the biggest event on the calendar, spanning nearly three days. It is a round of Australian Rally Championship which attracts some interstate teams as well.…

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Performance Race Gear – Gravel Action Sprint Round 1

Round 1 of our Gravel Action Sprint series ran toward the end of March. It had been a culmination of several months of work behind the scenes and physically on the ground. No longer the realm of full rally cars, new vehicle and competitor requirements opened up entries to a wider audience. Construction of a…

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How rallying helped a young driver to the pinnacle of Australian motor racing.

From Hyundai Excel to V8 Supercars Alex Rullo has been squarely in the limelight for the last couple of years and rightly so. At the ripe old age of just 16, he is the youngest ever driver to contest the Virgin Australia Supercar Championship.  This year he will be part of the revered Lucas Dumbrell…

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Fitting a Hydraulic handbrake to a Ford Fiesta rally car

R1 Spec Ford Fiesta Effectively the R1 spec Ford Fiesta is an entry level into the Word Rally Championship (WRC). The class was developed by Ford and M-Sport based on the production model car. Many of us are probably familiar with the Fiesta World Rally Car or Ken Block’s Gymkhana machines. Ford wanted to include a…

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What is a Rally Sprint? Get into rally without the extras.

Rally Sprint 101 In a nutshell, a rally sprint is a mini rally without the extras. A leaner, meaner, version that has been on the treadmill and shed a few kilos. Generally a rally sprint will be comprised of one or two stages of limited distance, say 4 – 6km. There are usually no time…

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