Coates Rally of Queensland Report

The rally was very competitive and congratulations to the overall winners, Simon & Sue Evans (TRD Team), with a heat win and a second from heat two, Scott Pedder & Glen Weston (TMR Team) with a hard fought win for heat two resulting in overall third place and in third place Neal Bates and Coral Taylor (TRD).

It was also great to see the effort of the Ford Pirtek Team in completing both heats as they move forward in the development of their Ford Focus

The course for 2006 included a number of stages in reverse which changed the complexity of the rally with a number of special stages consisting of some very difficult down hill sections requiring commitment to the safety notes.

The MSR team had a quite weekend with only one accident report and what is more impressive is the fact that there were no injuries and with 71 competitors was a great result.

The new event base at Twin Waters and promotional start and finish at Mooloolaba added to the prestige that this event continues to achieve.

To the Coates Rally of Queensland Organising Team and Officials well done on a great job.

Our next rally is the Subaru Safari to be conducted in the southern forests of Tasmania in July.

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