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The Make Smoking History Forest Rally is set to rev up Busselton & Nannup over the 17th – 19th April 2020. 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

2020 Information Coming Soon!

 

Held over 3 days competitors will travel over 606km in total which includes almost 215km 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.

2019 ENTRY FEES

    • $1450 – Australian Rally Championship®
    • $1050 – CAMS Zestino Tyres WA Rally Championship
    • $1050 – CAMS Zestino Tyres WA 2WD Rally Championship
    • $595 – 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 (FINAL)

The 2019 Make Smoking History Forest Rally counts towards the following:

  • 2019 CAMS Australian Rally Championship®
  • 2019 CAMS Australian 2WD Rally Championship
  • 2019 CAMS Australian Rally Manufacturers’ Championship
  • 2019 CAMS ARC2 Qualifying Event
  • 2019 CAMS Zestino Tyres WA Rally Championship
  • 2019 CAMS Zestino Tyres WA 2WD Rally Championship
  • 2019 CAMS WA Clubman Masters Series
  • 2019 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 2019 Make Smoking History Forest Rally stages:

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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.

2019 OFFICIAL NOTICEBOARD

OTHER INFORMATION / EVENT FORMS