The inaugural Lightforce Rally SA – Rally of the Heartland has been run and won and was a huge success.
The competition was fierce but friendly, and the podium was a just reward for both categories. Simon Evans and Ben Searcy showing the way by winning from pro snapper Stuart Bowes and Mark Nelson, who came out of retirement in their new Mercedes 450 SLC. Stuart has professionally shot rally cars for over 20 years and now its his turn behind the wheel. And he is good!
Rally of the Heartland Clerk of Course, Ivar Stanellis was happy with the event and the support shown by crews. he hopes more classic crews will get the ling distance rally bug for 2018. The rally was also a round of the SA Rally Championship.
The results are here:- www.rallyresults.com.au/roth/2017
Events cannot happen without volunteer officials, and the event extends thanks to the nearly 200 people who worked tirelessly to help execute the event. The Stage Management Teams and their various groups of officials did a great job and the rally appreciates you and your efforts.
Equally, the managements of the Wind Farms, and the landowners and residents, the town of Burra, and the local Council all contribute to enable things to happen. Thank you one and all – we know that we are privileged to rally in the district, and hope we contributed to the region positively.
PICS: Stuart Murphy, Ryan Schembri