1981 Rich River Rally

The Rich River Rally, organised by the Car Club of RMIT, was held on May 23.

1981 VRC Round 4 – Rich River Rally – Portman Runnalls again!

Following the successful 1980 George Derrick Memorial Rally run in the Murray River forests out of Echuca, the CCRMIT undertook to repeat the concept under the name of the Rich River Rally. This was as a result of the George Derrick reverting to its “trial” heritage for 1981 as a round of the Victorian Trials Championship.

The event was directed by Simon Brown and comprised thirteen special stages.

Portman/Runnalls dominated again, winning by almost 5 minutes from Officer/Hobson.

Results and entry list

PlaceDriverNavigatorCarTimeGrade 2Clubman
1Geoff PortmanRoss RunnallsDatsun 200B2:10:31
2David OfficerKate HobsonGalant2:15:211
3Warwick SmithJaniene KilfoyleLancer2:16:21
4Peter GloverMark AustinEscort2:17:3121
5Simon BirrellDi CornishGalant2:17:513
6Bob WaterhousePaul PatersonDatsun 16002:19:05
7Chris JonesFrank GrantDatsun 180B SSS2:20:0042
8David JonesNoel RichardsLancer2:20:48
9Steve AshtonRo NixonDatsun 16002:20:495
10Steve BartalBruce KeysDatsun 16002:20:5763
11Bill BennetP. HigginsGalant2:21:204
12Chris WallLloyd MinifieDatsun 16002:21:35
13J. KennedyA. PattersonMazda RX22:21:375
14Gary GrealyBarry CollinsDatsun 16002:22:13
15David AdamsChris RandellGalant2:22:44
16Mike DunnPeter GodsonDatsun 16002:25:176

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