The Star Hotel, 1998
Bright North Eastern Rally
The event was run as round 5 of
the Victorian Rally Championships. It was held in the Bright area in the
North East of Victoria about 4 hours drive from Melbourne. Saturday 24th
October 1998 was set as the day. We headed up to Bright on the Friday,
the weather was warm and balmy. After some wonderful local hospitality
we moved on to our accommodation in Harrietville. It rained overnight but
just enough to make it interesting. The weather on Saturday was hot and
sunny, around 30 Deg Cel.
The event was very well run by
the North Eastern Car Club, they kept it moving all day without delays.
As for our performance, well we started 28th, ended up 15th outright and
4th in our class. We missed 3rd by only 40 seconds. Mind you we were very
happy considering we were using tyres that had already done 5 events. (We
need a tyre sponsor).
Since this event we have replaced
our down draught carbies with correctly jetted side draughts. The improvement
is tremendous, so all bodes well for 1999, if we can get some tyres!
here to view North East Rally photos.