Western Australia’s premiere tarmac rally brings heart-pumping motorsport action back to the heart of the CBD, Perth Hills and surrounds from August 11 to 14.
The 12th running of Quit Targa West features 60+ rally teams, in a mixture of performance, classic and exotic vehicles, competing against the clock on some of the WA capital’s most iconic roads.
“This year’s QTW promises another hugely exciting and challenging event for all our participants,” event director Ross Tapper said.
“We’re delighted to welcome back a number of repeat competitors, and it also gives us great pleasure to welcome the ever-increasing number of first-time ‘rookies’.
“As in previous years our key goals are to provide a five-star event for competitors, where the spirit is centred on enjoying the thrill of the open road in a controlled, yet competitive environment.”
Before the tarmac action gets underway, spectators can meet and greet competitors and their amazing machines from 11am to 2pm in Forrest Place Thursday August 11 for the traditional Ceremonial Start celebration.
The following evening, from 6-9pm, competitors display their vehicles at the popular Northbridge Show and Shine.
This year the stages total 242 competitive kilometres – from Barbagallo Raceway, Malaga, Whiteman Park, Kalamunda and the infamous Zig Zag, the picturesque open country roads of Toodyay, Lower Chittering and Bullsbrook, and Langley Park for Sunday’s City of Perth Super Stage grand finale.
Spectating the rally action is free, and all 34 stages feature a number of locations you can access a prime position to witness the motorsport action.
“Our thanks to local governments and residents for their support and willingness to again share their beautiful locales with the event, allowing competitors to use some of the best stretches of tarmac this huge State has to offer,” Tapper said.
“We feel in a privileged position in being able to run this event for 12 years now, and its longevity can be mostly attributed to the support we receive from the greater community.”
For more information on entries, road closures, event program and spectator locations check out www.targawest.com.au – an event proudly sponsored by Healthway and the Quit message. Categories are:
Competition: CAMS compliant vehicles and crews.
Challenge: Showroom style or non-roll caged vehicles.
Modern: Vehicles manufactured 1986-2015.
Classic: Vehicles manufactured 1947-1985.
Rookie Rallye: Two-day event held within the main event for first-time Quit Targa West competitors.
by Adrian Chambers
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