Woolgoolga father and daughter combine to enter Coffs Coast Rally

Sam Hill and Makenzie Davidson-Hill get ready for the Supercheap Auto Coffs Coast Rally

SPORT can often be a family affair, with parents and children sharing special moments on the same sporting team.

And for Woolgoolga’s Sam Hill and Makenzie Davidson-Hill, it will be no exception as they combine their driving skills next week.

The father and daughter team have entered this year’s Supercheap Auto Coffs Coast Rally, to be held on 25-27 November in the Coffs Coast region.

Sam will be the main driver in just his second event, while his 15-year-old daughter Makenzie will be the co-driver in her first ever Rally, as part of their BP Woolgoolga Service Centre – MAX Cases Australia rally team.

Sam has had some great success as a co-driver in rally events from club to WRC level, along with marathon rally events like the Australasian Safari and Sunraysia Safari.

The Supercheap Auto Coffs Coast Rally is the final round of the RSEA Safety Motorsport Australia Rally Championship (ARC), as well as the finale of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC)

Sam said he was excited to be sharing such a special moment with his daughter.

“I am really excited to have my youngest daughter co-driving in this event with me, it has been so amazing teaching Makenzie all that I have learnt as a co-driver over my years of experience, and I’m sure she will do a sensational job,” he said.

“We will have some amazing memories and stories to tell over the dinner table for years to come.”

The Subaru driver said he had been looking forward to the event for a long time.

“It has been such a long time coming, I’m sure my family and friends are sick of hearing me go on about driving in the Coffs Coast Rally in our backyard,” he said.

“Our team has done a fantastic job building our Subaru, we have had the chance to test it recently, and I am confident that we have a great package to complete the rally.”

It will be a special week for Makenzie as she celebrates her sixteenth birthday.

“I am so excited to be a part of the rally with my dad, it has been a great experience so far, to learn all the attributes of being a co-driver, and I quickly realised that I need to do everything apart from driving the car,” she said.

“The rally week is also my sixteeth birthday, so while most girls my age are on TikTok or Snapchat, I’ll be calling notes for my dad, and speed on some gravel roads in our backyard.

“Everyone has been very supportive, and I’d personally like to thank Molly (Taylor) for sending me a special care package with some rally gear and for her support.”


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