1999 Victorian Rally Championship
These were specified in the VRC Standing Regulations, but we don’t have a copy. They are assumed to be similar to previous years, but a 2WD award was introduced and the 2WD/4WD distinction removed from the Group N classes. Apparently the smallest capacity class was also changed to under 1400cc.
The VRC was made up exclusively of Special Stage events.
Eligible vehicles were PRC, Group N and HRC.
Awards were made for outright champions, 2WD and Novice. There were also car class awards as follows: PRC 2WD up to 1400cc, PRC 2WD 1401-1600cc, PRC 2WD 1601-2000cc, PRC 2WD over 2000cc, PRC 4WD, Group N under 1400cc, Group N 1401-1600cc, Group N 1601-2000cc, Group N over 2000cc and Historic Rally Cars. It appears that Formula Commodore was dropped.
Outright, 2WD and Novice points were allocated 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1 for first to tenth. Class points were allocated 9-6-4-3-2-1. Series Registration was introduced in 1994 and only registered competitors were eligible for points. However, bona fide Victorian competitors were automatically recognised as registered! Class awards required competitors to complete in at least 50% of the events.
There were 6 VRC events this year, but 7 if the two halves of Rally of Melbourne are counted separately, but with half points for each heat.
- Rally in the Valley – Results in April Unicar
- Strzelecki Stages – Results in May Unicar
- Rally of Melbourne Heat 1 – Results, both ARC and VRC, in Aug Unicar
- Rally of Melbourne Heat 2
- Begonia Rally – Results in Sep Unicar
- North Eastern Rally – Results in Oct Unicar
- Djerriwarrah Rally – Results in Nov Unicar
Outright Drivers Pointscores
Outright Co-Drivers Pointscores
2WD Drivers Pointscores
2WD Co-Drivers Pointscores
Novice Drivers Pointscores
Novice Co-Drivers Pointscores
PRC 2WD under 1400cc: Derrick De Vries / David McAdam, Suzuki Swift GTi
PRC 2WD 1400-1600cc: Murray Roger / Ross Green, Toyota Sprinter
PRC 2WD 1600-2000cc: Brian Semmens / David Leoncini, Toyota Corolla TE37
PRC 2WD over 2000cc: Mark Miller, Ford Escort Mk II
Co-driver: Rachel Bruty (with Chris Lowe)
PRC 4WD: Scott Peddar / Paul Humm, Mitsubishi Lancer RSe
Group N under 1400cc: Kim Drummond / David Boyce, Suzuki Swift GTi
Group N 1401-1600cc: not awarded
Group N: 1601-2000cc: not awarded
Group N over 2000cc: David Adams / Jim Stewart, Subaru Impreza WRX RA
HRC: Alan How / Cindy How, BMW 200