Tarmac: Rally Tasmania newsletter 2009-01-21

Quality field gathering for Rally Tasmania Rally Tasmania, one of the classic events on the Australian tarmac rallying calendar, has now attracted a field of over 45 cars and entries remain open for a further two days, closing at 5pm this...

Quality field gathering for Rally Tasmania

Rally Tasmania, one of the classic events on the Australian tarmac rallying calendar, has now attracted a field of over 45 cars and entries remain open for a further two days, closing at 5pm this Friday, January 23.

Event manager, Scott Spedding, is delighted that the event has attracted a quality field.

"In the Classic car division and in the modern segment we have very strong fields," Spedding said.

"Times are tough, and we've seen a number of events cancelled already this year, but once again we are seeing drivers attracted to the great roads of Tasmania and the compactness of our course."

Recent Classic Adelaide winner Kevin Weeks is out to add to his trophy collection for the year in his 1974 Porsche 911, but will face a big challenge from Brett Kay, driving a 1981 Mazda RX 7, and Roger Patterson in 1974 Porsche RS.

The modern cars will see Tony Longhurst, driving a Subaru, and local Burnie driver, Jamie Vandenberg, in a Mitsubishi, resuming the battle that saw them tie the Tasmanian Tarmac Challenge last October. But seven-time Bathurst winner, Jim Richards, thrives on the Tasmanian roads, and he will challenge the four-wheel drive cars in his Porsche GT2, particularly if it is dry.

Entry forms are available at www.rallytasmania.com.au or by calling or by calling the rally office on (03) 6432 3988.

-credit: rallytasmania.com.au

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