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…

Wet, muddy and slippery conditions challenge man and machine

Another rally and another clean sweep of stage wins for John O’Dowd and Toni Feaver at the Wheels on Yirrigan Kumho Tyre Stages held in Kirup yesterday (6 July 2019), the fourth round of the CAMS Zestino Tyres Western Australian Rally Championship (WARC). Thirty cars lined up to start Round Four in Kirup, approximately 50 kilometres south east of Bunbury, and 21 cars finished. Competitors raced the clock over six stages compromising of 132 competitive kilometres Read more…

Drivers need to get a grip chasing down O’Dowd

Competitors will be chasing Championship leader John O’Dowd in round four of the CAMS Zestino Tyres Western Australian Rally Championship (WARC), the Wheels on Yirrigan Kumho Tyre Stages held in Kirup tomorrow (6 July 2019). The picturesque area about 50 kilometres south-east of Bunbury will host 32 competitors vying for WARC points hoping to close the 127-point lead O’Dowd has in the Drivers’ Championship. Competitors will tackle six special stages totalling 132 competitive kilometres. Clerk Read more…

Supp Regs Released and Entries Open for 2019 Wheels on Yirrigan Kumho Tyre Kirup Stages

Entries are now open for the Round 4, the 2019 Wheels on Yirrigan Kumho Tyre Kirup Stages to be held in Kirup/Grimwade on Saturday 6th July. Click HERE for the online Entry Form Supplementary Regulations can be downloaded here. WARC competitors will have 3 stages repeated twice totalling over 130km competitive while Clubman Masters/Cup will travel over 80km competitive over 4 stages. Tony Floyd, Clerk of the COurse, inspected the roads last weekend and with Read more…

Hat trick for O’Dowd and a clean sweep of stage wins

It was a clean sweep of convincing stage wins at the third round of the CAMS Zestino Tyres Western Australian Rally Championship (WARC), the Better Value Tyres Safari Rally held in Boddington on Saturday (1st June) for John O’Dowd and co-driver Toni Feaver. (Main Picture) The lack of rain and unseasonally warm winter’s day created dusty conditions that created havoc for both man and machine. Of the 20 cars that started in the WARC and 2WD classes, Read more…

O’Dowd looking to increase lead at Boddington

Rally driver John O’Dowd will be aiming to increase his lead at the third round of the CAMS Zestino Tyres Western Australian Rally Championship (WARC), the Better Value Tyres Safari Rally held in Boddington on Saturday, 1st June 2019. Competitors will tackle five special stages, made up of two stages run three times and twice respectively totalling 91 competitive kilometres, and traverse a total distance of 229 kilometres around Boddington. John O’Dowd and co-driver Toni Feaver Read more…

Better Value Tyres Boddington Safari Rally now SATURDAY 1st JUNE 2019

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE NOW SATURDAY 1st JUNE 2019 On behalf of The Light Car club of WA I am pleased to announce that Better Value Tyres are our new sponsor for this years Boddington Safari Rally. As this years event will be very compact, due to loss of stages we are offering same day event, to be held on Saturday 1st June 2019. State competitors will conduct reconnaissance in the morning with the Read more…

Competitors rev engines ready for Round Two

Trade Hire Karri Rally Round two of the CAMS Zestino Tyres Western Australian Rally Championship (WARC), the Trade Hire Karri Rally, will be held in Nyamup, east of Manjimup on Saturday 11 May. The picturesque rally will take place on State Forest roads with 100 kilometres of competitive stages, 222 kilometres in total, compromising of three stages run twice. The longest stage in the Trade Hire Karri Rally is Mooralup at 25.5 kilometres and the Read more…

Get a grip with a new name: CAMS Zestino Tyres West Australian Rally Championship

The State rally championship has a new name thanks to the support of Beechboro businessman, Tim Harmer, Australia’s sole importer of Zestino Gravel 09R Tyres. Harmer, who is a director of Better Value Tyres in Landsdale, is the son of Hugh Harmer who previously held championship naming rights with their family business Onslow Contracting. Tim Harmer said it made better business sense to partner Zestino Tyres with the WARC. “Zestino Tyres have Japanese Dunlop engineering Read more…