Re-live the action from 2007

Year in review


2007 Summary to come.

The Victorian Rally Championship was won by Justin Dowell and Matt Lee (Lancer Evo 6/9).

Australian Rally Championship

The Victorian round of the Australian Rally Championship was Rally of Melbourne. Simon and Sue Evans were dominant in their Toyota Corolla Sportivo, winning both heats and securing their second national title. This was the final year of Rally of Melbourne, with Victoria unable to mount and ARC round in the following two years until the emergence of Rally Victoria in 2010.

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Victorian Rally Championship

VRC events for 2007 were the Cerberus Stages, East Gippsland Stages, Bega Valley, Akademos, Rally of Melbourne (two heats) and the Derrick.

Outright Champions: Justin Dowell / Matt Lee, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6.5

2WD Champions: Brian Semmens / David Leoncini, Nissan 200SX RV S12

Clubman Award: Tim Stutchbury / Nathan Paparella, Holden Commodore

Novice Award: Tim Stutchbury / Nathan Paparella, Holden Commodore

For more details, including event results and points tables, go to the 2007 VRC page.

Victorian Club Rally Series

There were 5 VCRS events this year. The Begonia Rally was calendared as a round but was cancelled, while the Derrick was postponed from July to December.

  1. Spring 200 Trial – Results in April Unicar
  2. Strathbogie Stages – Results in May Unicar
  3. Nissan Nightmoves – Results in June Unicar
  4. Yackerboo Trial – Results in Oct Unicar
  5. George Derrick Memorial Rally – Results in Dec Unicar

HRA Rally Championship

This series was solely for members of the Historic Rally Association.

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The Rally Calendar for this year:

17 FebGeorge Woods Introductory Trial (postponed to 14 Apr)PCCVMulticlub Novice
25 FebMernda Map MuddleHRATouring Assembly
10 MarChallenge of ClubsNCCAMutliclub
11 MarGrand Prix RallyTA
17 MarPresidents PurcuitsMUCCClub TA
24 MarCerberus StagesCERBVRC-1
31 MarBroadford RallysprintHRAMulticlub
14 AprGeorge Woods Introductory TrialPCCVMulticlub Novice
15 AprSpooner’s RevengeHRATouring Assembly
21 AprSpring 200 TrialFFCCVCRS-1
1-4 MayBP Ultimate RallyHRAmulticlub TRE
5 MayEast Gippsland StagesMUCCVRC-2
12 MayRallye des PyreneesHRAMulticlub TRE
26 MayStrathbogie StagesNECCVCRS-2
10 JunBega Valley Motors RallyFR IncVRC-3
10 JunTip Toe thru the TulipsHRAClub TA
16 JunNight Stalker TrialHRAMulticlub TRE
23 JunNissan NightmovesNCCAVCRS-3
7 JulDaryl Tunbridge Memorial TrialBLCCMulticlub TA
14 JulBagshot RallysprintHRAClub
28 JulGeorge Derrick Memorial Trial (postponed to 8 Dec)CCRMITVRC / VCRS
18 AugRich River TrialHRAMulticlub TRE
25 AugWinter Classis RallyBLCCMulticlub TRE
1 SepIvan’s FollyPCCVMulticlub TRE
8 SepPorepunkah RallysprintNECCMulticlub
15 SepBlue Ribbon RallyHRAClub non SS
22 SepBegonia Rally (cancelled)BLCCVCRS
14 OctAkademos RallyMUCCVRC-4
21 OctTayell TAHRAClub TA
27 OctYackerboo TrialPACVCRS-4
10-11 NovRally of MelbourneVRSARC / VRC-5&6
24-25 NovAlpine RallyHRAClub SS
8 DecGeorge Derrick Memorial RallyCCRMITVRC-7 / VCRS-5