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The Make Smoking History Forest Rally is set to rev up on Sunday, 13th September 2020.

The event starts on one of the old Rally Australia stages near Harvey before moving towards Collie to compete on arguably some of the best rally roads in WA around Wellington Dam.

The Service Park will be in the centre of Collie and SPECTATING is absolutely Free!!

There are ample opportunities for spectators to enjoy the action out in the forests as well as in the Collie Service Park where crews can be seen frantically maintaining their cars.

A Rally differs from other forms of motorsport in that the cars do not compete on a ‘circuit’ instead they compete on closed road sections that they have only driven over twice in order to make their ‘pace notes’, a short-hand system of symbols that enables the Co-Driver to describe to the Driver what hides around the next corner or over that blind crest.  In an event they may only see a particular corner 4 times…and given that the gravel conditions will be different each time, rather than the same lap after lap after lap, many argue that Rally drivers are the most skilled of all motorsport competitors.

There is a wide variety of cars competing including Classics like Ford Escorts and Datsun 1600’s to more modern turbocharged Mitsubishi Evos, Subaru WRXs and even a number of International spec “R5” cars.

Spectating is FREE!!

Yes, you get to spectate for FREE…whether at one of the special stages around Harvey or Wellington Dam or if you prefer just wandering around the Collie Service Park…it is all FREE.

Maps of the stages are available here.  There are many vantage points for Spectating, for further details see our Spectators info here.

The Make Smoking History Forest Rally is a SMOKE FREE EVENT.

Competitors

2020 sees a major change to the Forest Rally with Recce to be held on Saturday 12th September and followed by a full days competition on Sunday 13th September.

WA Rally Championship Competitors will travel almost 300km in total which includes almost 140km of flat out competition on 8 closed road Special Stages including a mammoth 31km stage around Wellington Dam.  The Service Park will be based in the centre of Collie in close proximity to the shops.

2020 ENTRY FEES

    • $850 – WA Rally Championship
    • $850 – WA 2WD Rally Championship
    • $560 – Clubman Masters
    • $560 – Clubman Cup
  • For further details of what is included in the Entry Fees click here and also refer to the Supp Regs

The 2020 Make Smoking History Forest Rally counts towards the following:

  • 2020 Motorsport Australia WA Rally Championship
  • 2020 Motorsport Australia WA 2WD Rally Championship
  • 2020 Motorsport Australia WA Clubman Masters Series
  • 2020 Motorsport Australia WA Clubman Cup Series

On the Official Noticeboard page is further information including the Supplementary Regulations.  We encourage any  prospective competitors to get in touch with us if you have any queries.

Entry is limited to only 100 cars, so don’t delay get your Entry Form completed online now.

News

Harry Bates victorious as Toyota claim 1-2 at Make Smoking History Forest Rally

Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia’s Harry Bates and John McCarthy. Image credit Tim Allott Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia’s Harry Bates and John McCarthy have won the Make Smoking History Forest Rally in Western Australia today. 11 years since his father, Neal Bates, stood on the Forest Rally podium the result was made even sweeter with the …

Harry Bates leads at halfway point of Heat One at Make Smoking History Forest Rally

Photo credit: Tim Allott Harry Bates is leading the field at the halfway point of Heat One at the Make Smoking History Forest Rally in Nannup, Western Australia today. After six stages Bates and his co-driver John McCarthy hold a 19.6 second lead over nearest rivals, Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia teammates Lewis Bates and his …

Official Noticeboard

All Bulletins and regulations will be added to this page as they are made available. Please check back to make sure you are up to date with all the latest information.

2020 OFFICIAL NOTICEBOARD

OTHER INFORMATION / EVENT FORMS