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A Wilde Grip on 2WD
TOM WILDE and MADELIN KIRKHOUSE lead the driver and co-driver standings after three rounds of the Onslow Constructing Western Australian Rally Championship.
In second outright – just two points behind – are Michael Steele and Tracey Dewhurst in their Natrad Malaga Japline 2000 Subaru WRX STI. Tom and Madelin also have a firm grip on the 2WD championship in the Verandah Apartments 1993 Honda Civic. After last weekend’s MRF Tyres Boddington Rally they’re just ahead of Razvan Vlad and Daymon Nicoli’s MAXYRally.com.au 2004 Ford Fiesta.
Last minute entrants Dean Herridge and Jimmy Marquet took the outright win over 94 competitive kilometres around Boddington in near perfect conditions.
“The car ran perfectly and we didn’t need to change a thing in the 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI,” Dean said. Maximum Motorsport had prepared the car for Graham Iddles who was unable to compete due to a date clash.
“The car was available at the last minute,” Dean said. “I was fairly nervous going into this as I hadn’t done a gravel rally in four years. The last was a one-off event in Collie and, funny enough, it was Jimmy beside me then too. We’ve only done two events together!”
On the second step of the Boddington podium were Nick Box and Todd Payne in their Allstar Garage 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX (above).
Clubman Cup winners were MAXY Engineering’s Brock Nicoli and Daniel Adams (above) in their 1994 Hyundai Lantra. Less than two minutes behind was MAXYRally’s Chris Bowley and Stephen Wade in their 2007 Ford Fiesta ST, with True Blue Alarms’ Andrew Percival and Jim Pearce in their 1997 Honda Civic, third.
Round 4 of the 2017 Onslow Contracting Western Australian Rally Championship is the Quit Experts Cup around Collie, July 8.
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