2010 Victorian Rally Championship

Nathan Reeves and Scott Spedding took six wins, a second and an equal third to convincingly win the 2010 VRC in their Subarau Impreza WRX STi. Second placed Warren Lee and David Lethlean (Lancer RS e9) had two wins while third place Jesse Robison and Adam Wight (Subaru Impreza WRX) had one win.

To see what else happened during 2010 in Victorian rallying, go to the 2010 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, but we don’t have a copy. A significant change from previous years was the introduction of dual heat events with each heat scored separately.

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 30-25-21-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 for first to fifteenth.  With nine rounds, the worst two results were dropped. 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.

Events

There were 5 VRC events in 2010 but with the introduction of dual heats in all events, there were potentially 10 rounds. However the second day of Rally of Victoria was cancelled, leaving 9 rounds.

  1. East Gippsland Stages Heat 1  РResults in May Unicar
  2. East Gippsland Stages Heat 2
  3. Bega Valley Rally Heat 1 – Results in June Unicar
  4. Bega Valley Rally Heat 2
  5. George Derrick Memorial Rally Heat 1- Results in July Unicar
  6. George Derrick Memorial Rally Heat 2
  7. Akademos Rally Heat 1 – Results in Oct Unicar
  8. Akademos Rally Heat 2
  9. Rally Victoria Heat 1 – Results in Nov Unicar

Outright Pointscores

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2WD Pointscores

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Clubman Pointscores

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Novice Pointscores

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Class Awards

PRC under 1400cc: Kain Manning / Kylie Turner, Suzuki Swift GTi

PRC 1401-1600cc: Stephen Mackenzie, Hyundai Excel
Co-driver: Nikki Moore (with Tony Moore)

PRC 1601-2000cc: Ben Mackenzie, Datsun 1600
Co-driver: Kimberley O’Halloran (with Rob Davis)

PRC 2WD over 2000cc: Alan Friend / Robin Smalley, Nissan Silvia RS

PRC 4WD over 2000cc post 1990: Nathan Reeves / Scott Spedding, Subaru Impreza WRX STi.

PRC 4WD over 2000cc pre 1991: Ross Allan / Scott Allan, Subaru Legacy RS

Group N classes: not awarded

HRC: not awarded

CRC: Grant Walker / Craig Thomas, Ford Escort RS1800