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07/09/11 | by matt [mail] | Categories: Articles

The fourth round of the EXEDY Victorian Rally Championship will be starting at 9:00 am in Perkins St. ALEXANDRA on OCTOBER 16th 2011 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 tenth 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 140 km of forest stages, with several Australian Championship cars having a run as well. Warren Lee and Steve Kenway are engaged in a close battle for the title, with Steve having the slight upper hand at the moment, so both crews will be looking for a strong performance. Also returning will be local Ski Hire proprietor Derek Reynolds in his Mitsubishi Lancer, fresh from a Run in the Premier League section of the Australian Championship.

Competitors will begin to return to the Alexandra Racecourse from about 3:30 pm on the Sunday afternoon. 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. On Sunday from 11:10 am, cars can on Blue Range Road, at the junction with Gravel Pit Road. In the afternoon, they will be back at 2:45 pm. Spectator guides will be available on the morning of Sunday October 16th, in Perkins St Alexandra, adjacent to the Shire Offices, and also from the Oval at Thornton.

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 Rubicon Road, Snobs Creek Road, South of Snobs Creek Falls, Browns Road/No 5 Track, Snobs Link Road and the Eildon/Warburton Road North from Dudley Saddle, and Federation rd, East of Coy Road.


Peter Otzen
Melbourne University Car Club

2002/45 Haig St.
0418 330 709
9682 0657


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