The Heinesport Rally will take place in the Uitenhage Area of Port Elizabeth on the 25th and 26th November 2016 as the final event for the ARC – 50k Challenge 2016. The invitation is for any MSA licensed competitor to participate as an end of the year rally open to any rally competitors.
The purpose of the invitation is to give competitors prior notice of the event to prepare and plan for the rally of the year. MSA Regs will be sent out prior to the event and competitors that would like Algoa Rally Club to reserve an entry please complete the attached form below.
The rally will start with a recce on Friday afternoon at 14h00. The official documentation will be in the evening, with the first night stage at 20h00. Total stage kilometres for Friday night will be 57 kilometres that will end at 23h47.
The rally will continue on Saturday morning starting at 10h00 and finish at 15h20 consisting of day stages, a total of 59 Kilometres, with prize giving at Rangers Outdoor Game Farm at 17h00. All times are provisional and subject to alteration.
Limited accommodation will be available at Rangers Outdoor Ranch where dormitory rooms will be made available as well as camping facilities both at Spiders Web and Rangers, this will be on a first come basis.
Open to all drivers and navigators that hold a valid Motorsport South Africa licence, competitors not residing in South Africa (Namibia or neighbouring countries will also be considered).
There is no restriction on class or category of rally cars providing all MSA safety requirements are met for scrutineering.
Results will be included for the event as invitation and not included in the 50k championship.
Entry to the Heinesport Rally will be R 800.00 per vehicle that will include pace notes and flash drive with DVD. To make sure your entry is reserved, the amount of R 800.00 will need to be paid with proof of payment sent along with the completed form below to the club secretary ASAP. This payment deposit of R 800.00 will be retained and used as the full entry fee once the regs and permit are confirmed, should for any reason the event not take place the deposit will be refunded.
For competitors that reside out of the Eastern Cape a R 600.00 travelling allowance will be refunded at the prize giving provided at least one stage has been completed.
All visiting competitors will automatically be entered into a lucky draw to win 200lt of 98 Octane racing fuel valued at R 5000.00.
You can download the reservation form here
We look forward to your participation and assure you this will be the rally of the year.
Engen Penford Rally 2016 Results Featured
The Engen Penford rally, held in Uitenhage on Saturday 3 September, became a challenge in the rain causing some stages to be cancelled. The organisors of the event, Algoa Rally Club, had to make the decision to cancel the event or reorganise the sequence of stages. With the freshly graded stages of Spider Web and Jagtvlakte impassable, they had to cancelled for safety reasons. It was decided to continue using repeated stages at Daniel Pienaar School, predominantly tar, and Motherwell with a gravel finish surface.
The rally started on time and competitors adapted to the conditions and did not disappoint the spectators who braved the weather. The front runners and championship leaders Johan and Juane Viljoen driving a Volkswagen Polo, were continuously challenged by Rikus Schmidt and Sherilee Pieterse, all fathers and daughters driving similar vehicles, sharing stage wins and finishing 49 seconds apart after 65 Kilometres of special stages.
The next 50k Challenge will be the Fountains Mall Rally in Jeffery Bay on 29 October 2016 which is a popular rally amongst the competitors who compete for prizes that includes watches supplied by Gabriel Jewellers. The rally will return to Uitenhage on the 25 and 26 of November 2016 for the Heinsport 50k final round day and night rally where a Volkswagen Polo Rally car will be won by the one of the competitors.
Algoa Rally Club is looking for Marshalls who are interested in motors port to become officials who will be trained to assist with rallies. Interested parties may send contact details to the secretary
Article provided by Neville Bartle
Entries for Round 5 of the 2016 Algoa Rally Club R50kChallenge (The Engen Penford Rally) 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 ± 130kms of which ± 65 kms will consist of special stages.This will take place at Motherwell - Jachtvlakte - Spidersweb
My 1970’s Salzburg Rally Beetle replica
By Jakes Cronje
It all started in the early 1970’s, the same time I started life as well.
The sole Austrian Porsche distributor, Porsche Salzburg Austria, seemingly were a bunch of pretty fantastic cooks back in the '70s. Why? Because they were a Porsche distributor, and they wanted to rally.
And they did so, but they entered a Beetle.