The Brakes Direct Border Ranges Rally has been won by Matt van Tuinen and Erin
Kelly driving a Subaru Impreza WRX Sti 4WD over Ian Menzies and Robert McGowan in a Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 6 4WD by only one second.
Third outright, in what has to be the drive of the rally, was John Spencer and young
son Lochlan in a Classic 2WD Nissan 240RS.
Timothy Wilkins and Denis Neagle won the Gary Motorsport Tyres NSW Rally
Championship section of the rally in their Nissan Silvia S15 2WD. Matt van Tuinen
won the Hankook Tyre Queensland Rally Championship component. Queensland
won the NSW verses Queensland Border Shield. The rally “Origin” fight for the flag
has begun. Bring on 2015 in the beautiful Border Ranges of Northern NSW.
Two competitive stages of the rally were lost on Sunday and the schedule severely
disrupted when a crew had to be air lifted from the scene for precautionary
measures because of “an off”. Both crew members, although sore and bruised, are
reported to be quite OK.
Rally Clerk of the Course Stephen Davies said, “We introduced a new locally
designed tracking system called Rallysafe for this event. When a car abruptly stops
because of an impact the system activates a signal that locates the crew. We had a
team of medics on the scene within minutes to assess the situation. Unfortunately
for the big crowd of spectators who attended there was a big delay, however, safety is our highest priority.”
Rally organisers the Gold Tweed Motorsporting Club Inc thanks the community for
the support and is looking forward to coming back in 2015.
Deputy Clerk of the Course
Gold Coast Tweed Motorsporting Club Inc.
PO Box 8582 Gold Coast Mail Centre QLD 9726
News Release No4
4 th August 20142
Photo: By Australian Motorsport Photography