Coffs Coast Rally decided

Ryan Williams/Brad Jones were the winners. Photo: Roy Meuronen Photography.

SOME of New South Wales and Queensland’s best rally drivers have tested their skills during last weekend’s Quality Accounting Coffs Coast Rally 2024.

The event was also Round 2 of the Queensland Rally Championship.

For the first time in fifteen years, the Coffs Harbour and District Sporting Car Club, with the help of a mountain of volunteers, the Brisbane Sporting Car Club and the Gold Coast Tweed Motorsporting Club, ran a full distance rally.

A spokesperson from the Coffs Harbour and District Sporting Car Club gave a recap of this year’s Coffs Coast Rally.

“Everyone knows that winners are grinners, but it seemed that everyone was grinning after the event, competitors and volunteers alike.

“With nine stages and a competitive distance of 120km over roads that covered the entire spectrum from tight twisty technical and sometimes rough to fast flowing and smooth, there was something there for every competitor.

“The winning team of driver Ryan Williams and navigator Bradley Jones in their immaculately prepared WRX STi had a day to remember.

“Mal Keogh and Pip Bennet in the old school Audi Quatro were fastest on stage one, but had a mechanical issue on Stage 2 and their day finished early.

“After that it was Ryan Williams/Bradley Jones trading fastest stage times with Josh Redhead/Raymond Windwood-
Smith in their Mitsubishi Evo 3.

“Ryan Williams/Bradley Jones pushed hardest on Stages 8 and 9 to run out winners of the event.

“It was their first win at state level.

“The club would like to thank the volunteers who turned up to help on the day, as without their efforts, the event would not have been possible.”


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