For the benefit of those who were not able to attend, here are notes from Joel Wald’s Competition report at the October HRA meeting, held on Wednesday 10 October.
Classic Outback Trial
An extraordinary event (and personally the most difficult event in which I have ever completed). Seven days of sand, surf and sun (minus the surf although I believe it is raining in Alice now).
It would not be unreasonable to suggest that every crew had issues with some being more debilitating than others. I won’t go into detail now as many have penned stories for the forthcoming magazine.
Thanks to Philip Bernadou and his minions for a memorable event.
Grand Autocross Tour
Thank you to Graham Wallis for running yet another fabulous event, The Grand Autocross Tour which commenced with two runs at the Kyneton Autocross Track, followed by two runs at Bagshot then Wedderburn before settling in to Swan Hill for the night.
The following morning saw many enjoy a sumptuous McDonalds breakfast before touring to the Swan Hill Autocross circuit we were provided with three runs including a closed road stage and side-by-side action.
Now off to Deniliquin before heading to the final days entertainment at Mooroopna where we enjoyed a tight and technical loop followed by John Rawsons Stanza BBQ and he still managed to win the event.
There is overwhelming support for Graham to run a similar event again in the near future.
Daryl Tunbridge Trial cancelled
The Daryl Tunbridge Trial set down for the 27 October has been cancelled due to a DWELP glitch.
The George Derrick – VRC#7 / VCRS#6 (24 & 25 Nov) is on tenterhooks, with DWELP withdrawing approval at this time. New roads are currently under review so stay tuned.
South West Stages
South West Stages to be run on 27 April 2019 (ANZAC weekend) out of Heywood. Contact Nathan Lowe for further details.
The HRA Rallysprint that was in the calendar in November, will not be running as the Director found he was unable to do the event at that time.
There is a final event for the Standard Car Challenge – an autocross will be held at Avalon on 18 November.
Banner image: Joel Wald and Kim Begelhole on day 7 of the Classic Outback Trial. Pic by Craig O’Brien, classicoutbacktrial.com.au