The Fountains Mall Rally will return to Jefferys Bay on the 8 November 2014 as part of the Algoa Rally 50k challenge which is staged around the Eastern Cape. This, the penultimate round, will have tar stages around Fountains Mall parking area with new challenges, including gravel stages, and one to watch will be from Spekboom Lapa.
Spectators are welcome to visit Fountains Mall on the 8 November were the rally cars will arrive at 8.00 am for documentation and the first car expected to enter the Fountains Mall stage at 10 am. The ARC 50k challenge is expected to be tough and championship contenders will be pushing to the limit for the Gabriel Jewellers Tissot watches on offer for the first driver and navigator home.
Rally cars that fall out of the first few stages are allowed to repair and enter the second half under super rally rules and score half points. This also keeps the competitors in the rally instead of disappointment, should a car break down early in the rally.
The ARC 50k challenge is unique where competitors stand a chance to win prizes at the end of the year which consist of a new Volkswagen Polo rally car, partly assembled, and cash prizes for the runner-ups.
The organisers are expecting about 20 rally cars, including some from Natal, George and East London, who will challenge the local contingent with new rally cars consisting of Volkswagen Polos and upgraded Golfs, Datsuns, Nissan and Daewoo, in their respective classes of 2 Litres, 1600 & 1400cc, who all score the same points for class performance.
Article by Neville Bartle
Entries for Round 5 of the 2014 Algoa Rally Club R50kChallenge (The Fountains Mall Rally) are now OPEN!
Stages will include gravel around Jeffreys Bay, which has not been confirmed, as well as the Fountains Mall tar stages.
Rally Date: 8 November 2014
Place: Start - Fountains Mall Jeffreys Bay
Entry Fee: R600
DVD and Route Notes: R200
How to enter:
Read the supplementary regulations please! - You can download it in "downloads" under "Club Info"....or click here
Complete the entry in one of the following ways:
1) ONLINE - Click here (or go to "ONLINE ENTRY" under the "Club Info" - "Rallies" menu.
2) Download the entry form here and fax it as specified in the regs.
3) Download the entry form here and email it as specified in the regs.
Entries close: 17h00 on 27 October 2014
Late entries close: 17h00 on 29 October 2014
Late entry fees (additional R600) will apply as specified in the supplementary regs.
READ THE SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS PLEASE!
Spectator info and other public downloads will be attached if something has been received from the committee.
Results - Loerie Rally 2014 Featured
The fourth round of the 50k Challenge was held on Saturday 27 September 2014 starting at the Thornhill Hotel with documentation and scrutineering. The first rally car Etienne and Mauritz Malherbe, driver and navigator, driving a Datsun SSS was the first car to enter the Melon stage in Loerie. The stage though was won by Rikus Schmidt and Stephno Pieterse, sending a clear message that they are on a mission.
Entries for Round 4 of the 2014 Algoa Rally Club R50kChallenge (The Loerie Rally) are now OPEN!
Stages will include gravel around Loerie which has not been confirmed as well as the Van Stadens and Upper Loerie tar stages run in reverse to 2013.
Rally Date: 27 September 2014
Place: Start - Thornhill Hotel
Entry Fee: R600
DVD and Route Notes: R200
The "King of Longmore" 2014 Featured
Every year after the annual Volkswagen sponsored event which is run in one of the most challenging forests available to the Algoa Rally Club in the Eastern Cape, I take a look at the previous editions and compare stage times. From that I normally give the informal title of King of Longmore to the most deserving driver / navigator pair for that event.
The eight-round SA National Rally Championship reaches the halfway mark with the Volkswagen Rally in the Eastern Cape on July 11 and 12, and competitors and fans can expect a new look to the staging of this popular and challenging event.