2018 Rally of the Bay

The Rally of the Bay was organised by the North Shore Sporting Car Club and was conducted on August 11th in the forests around Batemans Bay. It was a round of both the NSW Rally Championship and the Victorian Rally Championship. The event was pace noted with recce available for the three weeks prior to the event.

The overall winners were Richie Dalton and Dale Moscatt in a Skoda Fabia R5.

The VRC round was conducted as two heats and was won by Ivan Regester and Paul Humm in a Subaru Impreza. It was a narrow victory over Ben and Cathy Hayes in a similar car, just 3 seconds! And each of them took a heat win.

Ivan Regester and Paul Humm on the 2018 Rally of the Bay Photo: Wishart Media

Results and entry list

PlaceDriverCo-DriverCarTimeVRC Heat 1VRC Heat2
1Richie DaltonDale Moscatt҆koda Fabia R51:09:09
2Glenn BrinkmanHarvey SmithMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX1:11:55
3Justin HattonNathan LongMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX1:12:26
4Mick HardingJames ThorburnSubaru Impreza STi N121:13:12
5Chris HiggsDaymon NicoliMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX1:13:18
6Ben BarkerDamien LongBMW 320 iS1:13:42
7Gavin CrokerBard FitzgeraldMitsubishi Lancer Evo III1:13:47
8Thomas DermodyEoim MoynihanFord Escort RS18001:14:57
9Ivan RegesterPaul HummSubaru Impreza WRX1:16:3712
10Ben HayesCathy HayesSubaru Impreza STi N121:16:4021
11Jack MonkhouseKatie FletcherDatsun 180B SSS1:16:58
12Carl StewartMatt JamesDatsun 16001:17:23
13Clay BadenochCatriona KellyToyota Celica RA401:17:27
14Paul EcclesTom RuessmanSubaru Impreza WRX1:17:3343
15Brett MiddletonAndrew BenefieldHonda Civic1:18:04
16Grant WalkerSteph RichardsFord Escort RS18001:18:5155
17Stuart CollisonLance ArundelSubaru Impreza WRX1:19:04
18Brian SemmensDan ParryNissan 200SX1:19:2066
19Brian NewtonRyan PriceHonda Civic EG61:19:4777
20Robert InallLizzy FermHolden Commodore1:19:56
21Gary TeomansKam BakerDatsun 16001:20:13
22Phil ThomasKen RadnellFord Escort MkII1:20:4288
23Brad TillMitch GarradSubaru Impreza WRX1:21:2299
24Jon WaterhouseCarolyn WilsonSubaru Impreza WRX1:22:47
25Richard ThomasLeigh PierceNissan Silvia S131:22:48
26Josh BohmJames RookeHyundai Excel1:23:331310
27Brendan HoodRichard HoodHyundai Excel1:23:571211
28Andrew ChapmanNicole ChapmanToyota GT861:24:04
29Viv Dilkes-FrayneJason BrowneFord Fiesta1:24:27
30Ross StapletonPeter EllisNissan 200SX1:24:431112
31Peter EwingAnna RitsonVolvo 2401:24:47
32Denis StevensFrank BrookhouseHonda S20001:26:51
33David LawrenceDarren LawrenceDatsun 16001:26:521414
34David StilesHayden CribbHyundai Excel1:27:001513
35Ron McKinnonStephen McKinnonMitsubishi Lancer1:27:22
36Timoth WoodsAlison LawarikMitsubishi Galant VR41:28:25
37Kelly CaruanaAndrew CrowleyHolden Commodore1:29:05
38Barney HoganStuart BurgessFord Fiesta1:29:30
39Haowen ChuDennis NeagleFord Fiesta Mk71:32:03
40Don LakePhilip DobsonHyundai Excel1:33:491615
41Rose NorthVeronica StackHyundai Excel1:35:121716
42Tony MooreTroy HutchinsFord Focus ST1:45:34184
43Michael O’HaganMichale BensonFord Escort MkII1:54:52
DNFTimothy WilkinsJim GleesonMitsubishi Lancer Evo VII
DNFMick PattonBernie WebbMitsubishi Lancer Evo X
DNFAdrian CoppinTim BattenMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX
DNFIan MartinKylie TurnerSubaru Impreza WRX
DNFStephen EcclesAnnemaree DoughertySubaru Impreza WRX3
DNFBethany CullenMel McMinnMutubishi Lancer Evo 6.6
DNFColin FletcherScott FletcherHolden Gemino RS
DNFJames PriceNick SandilandsFord Escort MkII
DNFJason LennaneJasmine LockleyProton Satria10
DNFPatrick O’KeefePatrick SkeltonFord Escort MkII
DNFDavid MayTodd AlmondHolden Commodore VS
DNFScott AndersonMichael StratteHolden Commodore
DNFDean HubbertTim WatsonFord Laser


The event was conducted over nine special stages. Stages 1, 2 , 3 and 4 were repeated as stages 5, 6, 7 and 8 although SS6 was lengthened. SS9 was conducted at night. 

Itinerary and route plot

Other event documents