1989 Victorian Rally Championship
These were specified in the VRC Standing Regulation but we don’t have a copy.
The VRC was made up exclusively of Special Stage events.
Eligible vehicles were PRC and CRC.
Awards were made for outright champions, State Recognised (previously Grade 2, Grade 3 also assumed to be eligible), Clubman (Grades 3 and 4 only) and Novice. There were also car class awards as follows: Class A up to 1300cc, Class B 1201-1600cc, Class C 1601-2000cc, Class D over 2000cc, Class E: 4WD.
This was the first year when the VRC excluded Group G cars. Consequently there was no Production Rally Car category as such but points for outright champions were awarded to BOTH Production Rally Cars and Clubman Rally Cars. Additional points 4-3-2-1 were awarded to outright placegetters.
In each division/class points were allocated 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1 for first to tenth. With six events, competitors dropped their worst result.
The VRC recovered from the previous difficult year and comprised six events. The third round, the BP Visco Alpine, was also an ARC round but the VRC events was a subset of the ARC event.
Click on each event to see further details, including results.
- Bayswater Wrecker Stages – Results also in March Unicar
- Swinburne 200 (Mountain?) Rally – Results in April Unicar
- BP Visco Alpine Rally – Results in May Unicar
- Akademos Rally – Results also in May Unicar
- George Derrick Memorial Rally (incorporating the Blue Ribbon) – Results in Dec Unicar
- Wodonga North Eastern Rally – Results in Dec Unicar
Outright Drivers Pointscores
Outright Navigators Pointscores
State Recognised Pointscores
State Recognised Drivers Pointscores
State Recognised Navigators Pointscores
Clubman Drivers Pointscores
Clubman Navigators Pointscores
Novice Drivers Pointscores
Novice Navigators Pointscores
Class A Equal:
Ian Renouf / Tony Cooper, Escort Mk I
Benny Marson /Greg Maunder, Datsun 1200
Terry Godde / Lyn Fredericks, Datsun 1200
Class B: Brenden Edgerton / Graeme Holding, Mitsubishi Lancer
Class C: Greg Hoinville / Michael Cains, Escort Mk II
Class D: Neil Cuthbert/ Daryl Adams, Datsun 1600
Class E: Pat Barber / Jim Maude, Ford Laser TX3 4WD