Well after a few years of stop start rally events it seems like this year is going to be full on with plenty to be excited about.
The Club Championship is back with a selection of events to choose from. The HRA Calendar is on the website and you must be very hard to please if there isn’t an event you simply have to be involved with.
With 10 events nominated your best 6 scores will count towards the Chmpionship.
This year’s Championship has been expanded with the introduction of a class for 4wd vehicles. Yep those early Mazda, Nissan, Subaru and Mitsubishi cars are now eligible for their own class so if you have an older version hiding in your shed you can drag it out for another run in the R25 4wd class for PRC cars older than 25 years.
This includes forced induction models as well as normally aspirated (think Mazda 323 Familia, Nissan Pulsar GTi-R, Subaru Liberty/Legacy and even early WRX and Mitsubishi Galant VR-4).
With permission from Ro Nixon, the winner of this class will be presented with the Steve Ashton Memorial Trophy as he was one of the early competitors in 4wd cars.
This year’s calendar also sees the return of the Touring Championship with 5 events proposed so all you navigators can dust off the map boards (or grab a new HRA one from Rob Cranston) and dig out those trusty compasses and map lights to find your way around the bush.
With so many events on this year, the club will need plenty of assistance so look out for calls for help or officials.
Let’s get back into the sport we love.
Please remember the calendar is subject to change, so regular checking will keep you informed.