Keogh scores ?three-wheel? win

COFFS Harbour rally car driver Mal Keogh finds himself second on the Championship Points Tally after another strong performance in the State Rally series, this time at Bega.

Keogh and his co-driver Troy Gordon came fifth at Bega, and trail the leader of the series by only one point.

What's even more remarkable about Keogh's driving effort in Bega is that he did it driving virtually on three wheels.

Prior to the Bega round, Keogh destroyed the gearbox at Kempsey.

The crew replaced the part in the GK Denney Tyres car for Bega, but were running short of time so the team left the diff open.

Unfortunately this made the car loose and unpredictable in its handling as it brought the four-wheel drive vehicle back to three.

After the fourth stage in Bega, Keogh and Gordon found themselves sitting in 15th position. By the end of the round, they improved that position to fifth to collect more championship points.

"Considering we'd never been there before, it's still a pretty good result," Keogh explained.

"And it's good to pick up some points."

The next round is being held at Taree and Keogh believes that this gives him a distinct advantage.

"It will be good to be back on my turf."

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