2015 Victorian Rally Championship

The 2015 Focus on Furniture Victorian Rally Championship was closely fought between Darren Windus / Jamie Sargeant (Lancer Evo X) and Warren Lee / David Lethlean (Lancer Evo 9). After 12 rounds, Windus emerged champion driver by a mere 3 points. Jamie Sargeant missed the East Gippsland Stages, allowing David Lethlean to win the co-drivers championship.

NOTE: Why did Lee/Lethlean not enter the final round given that they were leading the championship?

2WD Champions: Brian Semmens / Dan Parry, Nissan 200SX RV S12

Clubman Award: Stephen Eccles / Carrie Kereru, Hyundai Excel

Novice Award: Anthony Alexander / Susan Wasson, Hyundai Excel

To see what else happened during 2015 in Victorian rallying, go to the 2015 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 the same as the previous year.

The VRC was made up exclusively of Special Stage events with competitive distances between 50 and 200 km.

Eligible vehicles were PRC, Group N, Group N(P), S2000, Historic Rally Cars and Classic Rally Cars. Club Rally Cars, FIA S1600, ARC G2 and Group R5 were not eligible for VRC points, except CLB class 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, essentially pre and post 1998, pre excluding any vehicles with fully active differentials, post including S2000) , Group N under 1400cc, Group N 1401-1600cc, Group N 1601-2000cc, Group N over 2000cc, Historic Rally Cars, Classic Rally Cars and Club 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.  Crew registration was automatic for the first half of the season, but crews members could elect not to register for VRC points. With twelve heats, the worst two results were dropped. All awards required competitors to compete in at least 50% of the events.


There were 6 VRC events in 2015. For the first time in many years the Bega Valley Rally was not included in the VRC. Each event had two heats, hence 12 heats. Click on each event for more details and event results.

  1. Eildon Stages (NCCA)
  2. Marysville Stages (FFCC)
  3. East Gippsland Stages (MUCC)
  4. George Derrick Pyrenees Rush (CCRMIT)
  5. Akademos Rally (MUCC)
  6. Begonia Rally (BLCC)


Class Awards

PRC under 1400cc: not awarded

PRC 1401-1600cc: Andrew Murdoch / Jamie Allan, Hyundai Excel

PRC 1601-2000cc: Rob Davis / Kim O’Halloran, Nissan Sunny GTi

PRC 2WD over 2000cc: Brian Semmens / Dan Parry, Nissan 200SX RV S12

PRC 4WD over 2000cc post 1998: Darren Windus (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X)
Co-driver: David Lethlean (with Warren Lee)

PRC 4WD over 2000cc pre 1998: Tod Reed / Will Murphy, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 3

Group N classes: not awarded

HRC: not awarded

Club Rally Cars: not awarded

Classic Rally Cars: Grant Walker / Steph Richards, Ford Escort RS1800