BAW BAW UPDATE
No time for Targa? Just want to keep on rallying? Perhaps you are looking for an affordable new fix for the rally blues during the mid-year rally down time?
Well…. In less than two months, a brand new rally held in your own backyard will stake its place on the tarmac rally calendar.
The inaugural Mt Baw Baw Sprint is a multi-stage rally run across the weekend of April 30 and May 1, and promises some fantastic features no other can currently match.
The 16 stage rally runs over three different roads for nearly 200 competitive kilometres, yet the compact nature and design of the rally means the liaison between stages totals just 120km.
The rally will also be split into a field of two, with half the competitors tackling the summit road to the Baw Baw peak, while the rest compete on the surrounding mountain roads. Meeting up for lunch to tell tall tales, the groups will then swap.
What does it mean for you? It means more racing and less hurry-up-and-waiting! And all for the bargain entry price of just $1950.
Competitors will climb the winding 15.50km access road to the summit of Mt Baw Baw for eight runs over the course of the weekend. There are an additional eight sections of tarmac to run that surround the alpine summit.
The competition is open to both Modern and Classic cars, with a hero award for the fastest run up the Baw Baw road.
No rollcage? No problem. Enter the Touring category for just $350 and be a part of the action or whet your rally whistle without the expense of building and running a fully prepped rally vehicle.
The mountain is only 90 minutes drive from Melbourne, making it the Victorian capital’s most accessible ski mountain – with the steepest driveway.
The fantastic facilities and on-site accommodation at Mt Baw Baw will suit all tastes and budgets, and the Sprint Bar, open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, will ensure the rally is a real social event in itself.
Speaking of which – there are plenty of Targa tarmac comrades already signed up to the Sprint, which is scheduled three weeks after the Tasmanian rally. Mountain Motorsports can cater for returning competitors with storage for rally cars in Melbourne.
Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this brand new event on the tarmac rally calendar.
Complete and return the attached 2011 MT BAW BAW SPRINT EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM.
Contact Peter Washington (Event Director) on 0418 337 955 or Tim McNeilly (Event Secretary) on 0401 905 777 for more information.
To book your accommodation call 03 5165 1136.