The Make Smoking History Forest Rally is set to rev up from Thursday 19th – Sunday 22nd May 2022.


There are ample opportunities for spectators to enjoy the action out in the forests as well as in the 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 at the Bunbury Speedway or Nannup or if 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.


2022 follow on from the successful revamp in 2021 with with Recce to be held on Thursday 19th May and Friday 20th May. Followed by the Super Special Stage around the Bunbury Speedway & Autocross Track, then two days of rallying based out of the Nannup Sports & Recreation Club.

WA Rally Championship Competitors will travel almost 430km in total which includes almost 191km of flat out competition on 17 closed road Special Stages. The Service Park will have its own Rally Café operating all weekend.


  • $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 2022 Make Smoking History Forest Rally counts towards the following:

  • 2022 RSEA Motorsport Australia Rally Championship
  • 2022 Motorsport Australia WA Rally Championship
  • 2022 Motorsport Australia WA 2WD Rally Championship
  • 2022 Motorsport Australia WA Clubman Masters Series
  • 2022 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.

Don’t delay get your Entry Form completed online now using the Motorsport Australia Event Entry System.


Forest Rally competitors relentless like the rain on WA Rally Championship’s second day

The second day started with promise for Make Smoking History Forest Rally competitors with quick times set on the first couple of stages, but the competitor’s focus changed to preservation when the heavens opened mid-morning.  Before the downpour, spectators turned out at the designated viewing points to watch the 45 teams expertly navigate their way …

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.

**links will be updated closer to the event**

  • Start Order – Sunday
  • Start Order – Saturday
  • Start Order – Bunbury Special Stage
  • Service Park Allocations – updated 20/5/21
  • Further Regs #1
  • Entry List 
  • Supplementary Regulations
  • Entry Form
  • Stage Overview Maps
  • Service Park Maps
  • Multi Occupancy Vehicle Declaration
  • Statement of Vehicle Compliance
  • Self Scrutiny Checklist
  • Motorsport Australia Disclaimer