The Make Smoking History Forest Rally is set to rev up from Thursday 19th to 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 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 1600s to more modern turbocharged Mitsubishi Evos, Subaru WRXs and even a number of International spec “R5” cars.

Catch the LIVE RESULTS online 

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 follows on from the successful revamp in 2021 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.

ARC & WARC Competitors will travel almost 462km in total which includes almost 182km of flat out competition on 17 closed road Special Stages. The Service Park will have its own Rally Café operating all weekend.


  • $1395 – Australian Rally Championship
  • $995 – WA Rally Championship
  • $995 – WA 2WD Rally Championship
  • $655 – Clubman Masters
  • $655 – 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 Dunlop Motorsport Australia WA Rally Championship
  • 2022 Dunlop 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.


Searcy sizzles to take his maiden win

After a three-year hiatus due to pandemic-closed Western Australian borders, interstate rally drivers were welcomed back for the Make Smoking History Forest Rally held on the weekend in Bunbury and Nannup (20-22 May 2022).