The Amateur 100 was held on April 22.
1978 VCS Round 3 – VADC Uniroyal Amateur 100
Ian and Trevor Boyd drove a well judged rally to take out the 1978 Amateur 100 Rally, the third round of the 1978 Victorian Clubman Championship.
Director Robert Frost centered the Rally around the township of Tooborac, with the central control at Jim Maude’s popular local general store. Spectators were well catered for, with an excellent set of instructions, with over a dozen spectator points which were all well mapped and easy to find.
Peter Hurley and David Geddes, the new owners of Bob Bowden’s Datsun 180B SSS, suffered a wheel bearing failure just before reaching the start.
The first stage of the night was a 41 km forest section which contained seven via points. Fastest to start the night were Warwick Freemantle and Adrian Spring in their Datsun 1600.
Then crews headed to a central control but the round one winners, Ellis / McKay didn’t make it any further after hitting a very solid stump.
The next challenge was a 51 km section around Costerfield which contained 13 via points in the 45 minutes allowed time.
The Division ended back at Tooborac with Fremantle / Spring down just 5 points, from Ian and Trevor Boyd and Holding / Cutler, all in Datsuns.
Casualties at the half way point included Lindsay Dale / John Wilkinson with a wiring loom issue and John Adams / Alex McCosh with no alternator charge. Graham Wallis / Dave Cochrane had rolled their Peugeot but with just minor damage.
Division two headed north, where the leaders stopped with a blown gearbox.
The Boyds continued their well judged drive, despite a puncture and came out well deserved winners. Holding / Cutler scored a fine second place in their Datsun 1200 after a steady run.