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Akademos 2010

30/09/10 | by admin [mail] | Categories: Event reports


The Fourth round of the 2010 Victorian Rally Championship will be starting at 9:00 am in Perkins St. ALEXANDRA on OCTOBER 17th 2010 when the AKADEMOS rally comes to the area.

Organised by the Melbourne University Car Club Inc, the Akademos Rally first ran in 1960, and was a continuous fixture on the Victorian Rally Calendar until 1993. This year sees the seventh local appearance of this famous rally.

The actual competition will take place in the Rubicon Forest area South of THORNTON, with forest roads in the area specially closed for the day. Cars will assemble in Perkins Street from 8:00 am prior to the start. The cream of rally competitors from around Victoria will be taking part over about 100 km of forest stages, with several Australian Championship cars having a run as well. Best placed is Nathan Reeves in his Subaru WRX. Nathan currently leads the 2010 Victorian Championship but is being challenged by Jesse Robison, also in a Subaru. Warren Lee is also keen to get on the podium in his Evo 8 Lancer, having won a round of the championship earlier in the year. Also returning will be local Marysville Ski Hire proprietor Derek Reynolds in his Mitsubishi Lancer (below). The paint is still wet on the Lancer after it swapped ends and landed in the trees at Round 2 at Eden in NSW earlier in the year.

The two wheel drive competition will be fierce with Alan Friend and Brian Semmens in a tight battle for the trophy all year. At the last round, hosted by RMIT Car Club, Alan and Brians respective Nissan 200SX's were separately by only 1 second after 80km of competitve stages.... you can't get much closer than that!

On Sunday from 10:45 am, cars can be seen on Royston River Road, at the Browns Road junction, or at 11:10 on Blue Range Road, at the junction with Gravel Pit Road.

In the afternoon, from 2:00 pm, and 2:25 pm respectively they return to both locations.

Servicing of the vehicles will be held at the Thornton Sports oval on the Sunday about midday, and cars can also be seen in competition in the forest.

Competitors will begin to return to the Alexandra Racecourse from about 3:30 pm on the Sunday afternoon.

Spectator guides will be available on the morning of Sunday October 17th, in Perkins St Alexandra, adjacent to the Shire Offices, and also from the Oval at Thornton, or, you can download one right now!

During the day, a number of forest roads will be closed to traffic to allow the rally to take place.  These include, Blue Range Road, Quartz Creek Road, Royston River Road ?south from Browns Road, Browns Road/No 5 Track, Snobs Link Road and the Eildon/Warburton Road North Snobs Link Road.

Get all the info you need, right here:

Peter Otzen

Melbourne University Car Club

2002/45 Haig St. SOUTHBANK 3006.

0418 330 709

9682 0657



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