Valley Bash Spectator Info Featured
1)The day will start with documentation and scrutineering at Bridge Street Brewery in Baakens Valley. Drivers and navigators will complete the necessary paperwork before the cars will be inspected for compliance with safety and other regulations. You are welcome to view the cars and chat to the crew over a coffee or something to eat at the venue.
2)Parade Lap (First Car Due 10h15)
All the rally cars will do a parade lap on the Bridge Street Brewery stage in Baakens Valley. This will be an ideal time to see all the competing cars before the rally begins.
3)Stage 1 – Bridge Street Brewery 1 (First Car Due 10h42)
Cars will start in front of Rex Diff and Gearbox and complete a short spectator stage down Lower Valley Rd including a tight section though the old Valley Trucks premises. There will be great viewing from the Valley Bash Automotive Festival where you will be able to get close to the action while enjoying some food and drink. The festivities will continue in the Valley with a full program of entertainment and exhibitions while the rally returns late afternoon for a repeat of this stage
4)Stage2 – Algoa Steel (First Car Due 11h21)
Cars will proceed to Bridgemeade for the start of the 7 km Algoa Steel stage. This is a good combination of technical and fast flowing gravel sections that takes the cars past the service park at PEOTR on the opposite side of Mission Rd
5)Stage 3 – PEOTR 1 (First Car Due 11h41)
This 15km stage has some spectacular gravel sections around the PEOTR oval track. The stage starts on the quarry side and cars will approach the PEOTR service park at high speed before making a hairpin left turn next to the service park fence and disappearing through a combination of tight turns and fast tricky gravel roads only to return minutes later with a flying finish on the main access road
It is always spectacular to see the service crews at work. In addition to fixing any problem or damage to the rally cars, crews will do a series of checks, change tyres if necessary and add some fuel in the service park. All of this racing against the clock to avoid penalties
7)Stage 4 – Rex Diff and Gearbox Super Special (First Car Due 12h37)
Right next to the service park is the Rex Diff and Gearbox Super Special Stage. This will be one not to be missed with 2 cars going head to head! The bridge is always spectacular as one car flies over the top while the other speeds underneath
8)Stage 5 – PEOTR 2 (First Car Due 12h53)
This is a repeat of the PEOTR 1 stage around the PEOTR track next to Mission Rd
Another service at the Oval track to give teams the opportunity to fix any problems they might have before competitors and crews move towards Motherwell for the webhelper.co.za stage in Daniel Pienaar Rd
10)Stage 6 – webhelper.co.za 1 (First Car Due 14h17)
The webhelper stage is the longest of the day with a good combination of fast and tight, narrow sections to thoroughly test the competitors. The stage will start and finish next to the service park and the cars will be putting on a big show over the jump approaching the service area just before they cross the finish line
This service is between two runs through the webhelper.co.za stage and some crews will be working on their cars while others will still be in the stage making dust
12)Stage 7 – webhelper.co.za 2 (First Car Due 15h13)
The second run through the webhelper stage should be even faster as the crews are now familiar with the conditions. This will be the last chance to make up some time before we have a final service and a road section back to the festival in the Baakens Valley
A final opportunity for crews to ensure the cars will make it back to Valley Bash for a short spectator stage in the festival area
14)Stage 8 – Bridge Street Brewery 2 (16h44)
A final dash down Lower Valley Rd by the rally cars to determine the 2017 Valley Bash Champion before podium, prize giving and after party at Bridge Street Brewery
Entries for Round 1 of the 2017 Algoa Rally Club Championship (The Valley Bash) are now OPEN!
The event will comprise of special stages held on tar and dirt linked by road sections on private and public roads. The total distance will be ± 180kms of which ± 80 kms will consist of special stages.This will take place at Baakens Valley - PEOTR - Motherwell
R50kChallenge Club Championship Featured
After seven rounds of rally events held in Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and Jeffery’s Bay, including the Volkswagen National rally held over two days, and with the final event; Heinesport day and night rally held on the 25 and 26 November 2016, the winners of the 50K rally championship were Rikus Schmidt and Cherilee Pieterse, father and daughter driving a Volkswagen Polo 1600cc.