Magical Ironbark Tour

After a successful running of this event for the first time in 2016 and again in 2017 we are back again with a similar format – but this time we are based out of Goornong. This move allows us to look at new areas for Touring and Speed events.

It is an old fashioned TRE ( Now called a “Road Rally” ) comprising some Speed events and Tests along with day and night time Touring.

The Speed events and Tests will take place on a mix of Private Property and DELWP Roads. The Touring sections have been surveyed in a family road car so we expect that
HRA members will be able to join in the event in road cars, but Speed events will require helmets for Driver / Navigators.

The night time Touring and a Speed Test will take place after dinner refreshments at the Rally Headquarters which will be at the Goornong Public Hall

Event Summary

  • Saturday 21st July, leave Goornong late morning
  • 2 Closed Stages.
  • Return to Goornong for Refuel
  • Touring Event Bendigo area
  • Speed Test Bagshot
  • Return Goornong for light refreshments
  • Speed Test Bagshot
  • Touring Event in previously unused areas.

The beauty of the new Road Rally Regulations is that we can combine Touring with a decent length of Speed Tests.

This idea for this Event and possibly Events in the future will work if competing Crews stick to Touring speeds while obeying traffic regulations on the Touring sections and do not treat the traversing of the roads as the usual race against the clock.

The experienced navigators will tell you that if you go too quickly in these Forests you will miss many turns and information.

If there are any questions re the Event, please contact Amy Cranston (0414 560 688)