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The Red and Green Nissan Sentra Rally off to a solid start

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Neels Vosloo and navigator Kevin D Futcher driving a Nissan Sentra Sti Rally car started the 2013 season with a solid 4th place in Round 1 of the Algoa Rally Club R50K Challenge which took place in Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage on Saturday the 23rd of Feb.

The rally started and finished at the Hunters Retreat Hotel in Cape Rd. with stages at Parsons Green, the PEOTR in Mission Rd. and Jagtvlaktes outside Uitenhage. 18 rally cars entered the first round of what promises to be a very well supported club championship in 2013 because of the R50 000-00 worth of prizes sponsored by local businesses.

Nissan Sentra RallyThe Nissan Sentra sounded magnificent in the streets in Port Elizabeth during stage 1 and 2 in Parsons Green in front of a solid crowd. During stage 2 a suspension radius arm broke on the left rear and the team was forced to borrow a welder from GMP Motorsport and a generator from Neville Bartle to try keep the car in the rally. JP van Zyl helped out as crew (a huge thank you JP!) and by taking a time penalty for late out of service they could start stage 3.

About halfway through the stage the same happened again and this time the fix was done with straps and wire. This same problem stayed for the rest of the rally with the team having to fix it at every service only for it to last about 5 corners! They kept going steadily and brought the Sentra home in 4th scoring some points in what could have been a very bad start to the season.

A big thank you to our team sponsors:

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