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The Make Smoking History Forest Rally is set to rev up Busselton & Nannup over the 27th – 29th April 2018. The competitors will compete on closed gravel road special stages in the magnificent forests surrounding Nannup

The event is based in Busselton and commences on Friday night with the Trade hire Busselton Special Stage around Barnard Park.  Spectators will get to see the flat out action up close and personal.

Saturday morning the cars head up Nannup where the Service Park is located in the main street.  The service crews enjoy the hospitality of Nannup while the competitors are flying through the bush on the gravel roads in the forests surrounding Nannup.

There are ample opportunities for spectators to enjoy the action both out in the forests but also at the Nannup Oval Stage.

Saturday evening Barnard Park is again a hive of activity for the Trade Hire Busselton Special Stage.

Sunday sees a repeat of stages up inn Nannup before the ceremonial podium finish in the main street of Nannup.

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 Barnard Park in Busselton, the infamous Healthway stage near Nannup or you prefer just wandering around the Nannup 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

Held over 3 days competitors will travel over 680km in total which includes almost 211km of flat out competition on 19 closed road Special Stages including the Trade Hire Busselton Super Special Stage in Barnard Park, Busselton.   The event is based in Busselton with the Service Park in the main street of Nannup in close proximity to the gravel forest stages surrounding Nannup.

2018 ENTRY FEES

    • $1450 – Australian Rally Championship®
    • $1250 – Australian Rally Championship®
      (For Entrants not previously registered)
    • $1050 – CAMS Onslow Contracting WA Rally Championship
    • $1050 – CAMS Onslow Contracting WA 2WD Rally Championship
    • $594 – Clubman Masters
    • $495 – Clubman Cup

     

  • For further details of what is included in the Entry Fees click here and also refer to the Supp Regs

The 2018 Make Smoking History Forest Rally counts towards the following:

  • 2018 CAMS Australian Rally Championship®
  • 2018 CAMS Australian 2WD Rally Championship
  • 2018 CAMS Australian Rally Manufacturers’ Championship
  • 2018 CAMS ARC2 Qualifying Event
  • 2018 CAMS Onslow Contracting WA Rally Championship
  • 2018 CAMS Onslow Contracting WA 2WD Rally Championship
  • 2018 CAMS WA Clubman Masters Series
  • 2018 CAMS 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.

Overview Map of the Make Smoking History Forest Rally stages:

2018 Forest Rally OVERVIEW MAPS

News

Former champions, familiar faces and young guns to line up at Make Smoking History Forest Rally

In just over two weeks the Make Smoking History Forest Rally (Forest Rally) will roar to life, April 27 -29, and the strength of entries has organisers tipping it will be one of the most hotly contested events in recent years. A mix of former champions, familiar faces and young guns will take to the …

Get in quick to secure your entry to Make Smoking History Forest Rally

With only days before entries close Make Smoking History Forest Rally organisers are encouraging all crews to get their entries in by Thursday 5th April for the 2018 event, to be held from 27 – 29 April. The second round of the CAMS Australian Rally Championship (ARC) is held in the picturesque towns of Busselton …

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.

OFFICIAL NOTICEBOARD

 

OTHER INFORMATION / EVENT FORMS