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…

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…