A full field of 50 Crews will attend the Lakes Hyundai Brisbane Sporting Car Club Test and Tune in Jimna on February 26th.
Entrants vary from seasoned QRC competitors, Queenslanders looking to enter the ARC and new competitors getting their first look at a gravel rally stage.
As well as first time competitors, this event will have a first time Clerk of Course in John Coleman. John in no stranger to the QLD Rally community and has previously held roles as Stage Commander and has done various Course Car duties.
When asked how this role compares John says “Let’s put it this way, I have a lot more respect for a Clerk of Course. It’s been a big learning curve but I have a great team helping. I really have to thank Tony Kabel, Barry Neuendorff, Judy Foster, Peter Whelan and Margaret Mackay for all their help”.
It’s a tough gig working full time running a business and planning an event as Clerk of Course. John has made multiple trips to Jimna for Course Checks with help and advice from Shaun Dragona.
The latest trip was due to advice from HQ Plantations advising the course would need to be changed. “This has been for the better as we now have 2 stages which are nearly the same distance. The roads are in good condition, only thing now is the Rally Gods smile on us” John says.
The Lakes Hyundai Brisbane Sporting Car Club Test and Tune offers competitors the chance to test upgrades, new partnerships, practice pace noting and get seat time for the upcoming Queensland Rally Championship.
The 2022 Queensland Rally Championship kicks off on March 26th with the Roo Systems Australia Rally of the South Burnett.