2006 RACEtech Steel Victorian Rally Championship

Justin Dowell and Matt Lee convincingly won the 2006 RACEtech VRC with three wins and two seconds across the six rounds. Other rounds winners were Craig Morris / Carrie Morris (Lancer RS e3), Eli Evans / Matt McAdam (Subaru WRX STi) and Glen Raymond / Matt Raymond (Subaru Liberty RS).

To see what else happened during 2006 in Victorian rallying, go to the 2006 year page.

To see other years of the Victorian Rally Championship, got to the VRC page.

Series Regulations

These were specified in the VRC Standing Regulations which were substantially identical to the previous year except for the addition of Classic Rally Cars and variations to the Clubman, Novice and class awards.

The VRC was made up exclusively of Special Stage events with competitive distances between 50 and 230 km.

Eligible vehicles were PRC, Group N, Historic Rally Cars and Classic Rally Cars (not eligible for VRC points).

Awards were made for outright champions, 2WD, Clubman and Novice. There were also car class awards as follows: PRC up to 1400cc, PRC 1401-1600cc, PRC 1601-2000cc, PRC 2WD over 2000cc, PRC 4WD over 2000cc (split into two classes, pre and post 1991) , Group N under 1400cc, Group N 1401-1600cc, Group N 1601-2000cc, Group N over 2000cc, Historic Rally Cars and Classic Rally Cars.

All awards were allocated 20-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1 for first to  tenth.  With six rounds, the best five results counted for the outright and 2WD awards. Clubman, Novice and class awards were based on three rounds with all results to count (Bega and Rally of Melbourne were not counted). Series Registration was introduced back in 1994 and only registered competitors were eligible for points. However, bona fide Victorian competitors were automatically recognised as registered! All awards required competitors to complete in at least 50% of the events.


There were 5 VRC events in 2006 with Rally of Melbourne being two separate rounds. The Begonia Rally was calendared as the final round but was cancelled. Clubman, Novice and class awards were based on only the first three rounds.

  1. David Nutter Ford Used Cars Rally (CCRMIT)
  2. Cerberus Stages (CerbCC)
  3. Akademos Rally (MUCC)
  4. Bega Valley Motors Rally (NSW)
  5. Rally of Melbourne (also ARC)
  6. Heat 2 of Rally of Melbourne


Class Awards

PRC under 1400cc: Brad Sanders / Melinda Sanders, Suzuki Swift GTi

PRC 1401-1600cc: Brenton Kaitler / David Gallacher, Mitsubishi Mirage Cyborg RS

PRC 1601-2000cc: Nathan Reeves / Scott Spedding, Datsun 1600

PRC 2WD over 2000cc: Gavin Edwards, Datsun 240Z
Co-driver: David Leoncini (with Brian Semmens)

PRC 4WD over 2000cc post 1990: Wayne Stewart, Subaru Impreza WRX
Co-driver equal: Matt Lee (with Justin Dowell), Matt McAdam (with Eli Evans)

PRC 4WD over 2000cc pre 1991: Jesse Robison / Samantha Robison, Subaru Liberty RS

Group N under 1400cc: not awarded

Group N 1401-1600cc: Tom Kaitler / Loretta Kaitler, Hyundai Excel

Group N: 1601-2000cc: not awarded

Group N over 2000cc: Chris Howard / Peter Aird, Subaru Impreza WRX

HRC: not awarded

CRC: not awarded