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Rally returns to Coffs Coast

Michael and Helen Boaden with the Boaden Motorsport Lancer.
Michael and Helen Boaden with the Boaden Motorsport Lancer. Trevor Veale/The Coffs Coast Adv

ENGINES will rev and dust will fly as rallying returns to the Coffs Coast this October with the fifth stage of the Australian Rally Championship set to be held in the region.

The Snake Racing Coffs Coast Forrest Rally will see Australia's best drivers hit the dirt tracks for two days from October 13.

While ARC competition organisers are still finalising the track and stages, ARC CEO Scott Pedder was excited about returning to the Mid North Coast.

"The World Rally Championship event here last year was a great success and we are looking forward to bringing another great rallying event to the region," Pedder said.

"The Coffs Coast is the home of rallying in Australia and this event is a very important one on the ARC calendar.

"As the second last round of the constructor's championship it will be tightly contested and sure to feature some of the season's best racing."

Brother and sister team, as well as current ARC series leaders, Michael and Helen Boaden are also looking forward to the event with the Wauchope locals stating the Coffs Coast rally is the closest thing to racing in their own backyard.

"Over the years we have had our fair share of success racing in events on the Coffs Coast so hopefully that form continues in October," Micheal Boaden said.

"It will be great to be so close to home and maybe our knowledge of the Mid North Coast might give Helen and I a bit of an advantage."

"In terms of the championship it will be a round where points will be at a premium so anything to put you ahead of the pack can't be overlooked."

With a win in their last start at the International Rally of Queensland, the pair is doing everything to remain in top form for the Coffs event.

"Consistency is important and so far this season we have maintained a strong run of finishing in the top three," he said.

"There is still four months to go until the Coffs event so things could change between now and then but we are confident we'll still be in the hunt come October.

"It will be a great event and hopefully we will be able to cap it off with a win."

Topics:  australian rally championship



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