Done and Dusted for 2019: Make Smoking History Experts Cup results

The Make Smoking History Experts Cup, the final round of the CAMS Zestino Tyres Western Australian Rally Championship (WARC), is done and dusted for 2019 after a fight for the final podium places. There were 38 competitors at the start line and 33 that crossed the finish line after racing the clock over six stages, a total of 110 competitive kilometres in the plantations around Wellington Dam south of Collie. In hot and sunny conditions, the Read more…

TEAM RELEASE: Perfect WA Season for O’Dowd & Feaver

John O’Dowd and Toni Feaver have capped off a perfect WA Rally Championship, winning the Make Smoking History Expects Cup on the weekend, their fifth round win from as many events. It was a dominant result for O’Dowd, winning all six special stages of the one day event held near Collie, WA. It was a happy John O’Dowd at the end of Saturday’s final stage. “It was a great way to end the state series. We Read more…

Large field set for podium fight in last State Rally round in Collie

The podium for the Make Smoking History Expects Cup, the final round of the CAMS Zestino Tyres Western Australian Rally Championship (WARC), is set to be hotly contested with second and third in the championship still undecided. In the biggest field of the year besides the Make Smoking History Forest Rally, 38 competitors will line up at the start line in Collie, racing the clock over six stages, a total of 110 competitive kilometres in Read more…

Experts Cup Spectator Guide & Entry List

With the 2019 Make Smoking History Experts Cup coming up fast (Saturday, 26th October) the Entry List and Spectator Guide give you all the information you need to make the most of the event in Collie. With a fantastic entry list of 38 cars, there will be action aplenty across the CAMS Zestino WA Rally Championship, CAMS Zestino WA 2WD Rally Championship, the Clubman Masters and Clubman Cup series. The cars and service crews will Read more…

TEAM RELEASE: O’Dowd Scores Points in the Adelaide Hills

John O’Dowd has taken another good haul of ARC points at the Adelaide Hills Rally last weekend.  While the Truck Wholesale WA Skoda R5 ran faultlessly during the two day event, a change in pace notes proved to be a challenge for the West Australian. “I decided it was time to change to a 1-10 corner grading system for the notes. I’ve always used a 1-6 system, but I think we’ll see a gain from Read more…

Podium fight set for finale and rookies impress across classes at Darling 200

The Darling 200, round five of the CAMS Zestino Tyres Western Australian Rally Championship (WARC), is known to be a car breaker with some rough and challenging tree-lined stages. In sunny spring conditions, 26 competitors lined up at the start line in Jarrahdale and 22 crossed the finish line completing all six stages, a total of 115 competitive kilometres in the blind rally. In a blind rally, competitors are issued with a road book in the morning Read more…

Experts Cup – Entry Open now

Entries are now open for the final round of the Zestino Tyres CAMS WA Rally Championship to be held on the fantastic roads around Wellington Dam near Collie on the 26th October 2019 Full event information can be found at http://rallywa.com/event/expertscup/ Supplementary Regulations Entry Form Extra Info form

TEAM RELEASE: O’Dowd Claims Best-Ever ARC Result

West Australian John O’Dowd has claimed his best-ever result in the Australian Rally Championship, taking fourth outright at last weekend’s Pedders Eureka Rush Rally. Run over tricky forest roads to the north-west of Ballarat, the Victorian round of the national series proved to be a tough test for competitors. O’Dowd and co-driver Toni Feaver used their years of experience to complete the event in fourth outright, the result pushing them up the ARC points table. Read more…

TEAM RELEASE: Experience Pays Off for O’Dowd at Targa West

Using all of his experience gained from 13 previous starts, John O’Dowd has piloted his Skoda R5 rally car to sixth place outright at Targa West.  Competing against a field of high-performance and purpose-built tarmac rally cars, O’Dowd and co-driver Toni Feaver used all of their years of experience to bring the little Skoda home in sixth place.  “To be honest, I didn’t think we had a chance of a top-10!”, O’Dowd commented after the Read more…